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Need days out ideas or places to visit with the kids during your UK family holiday? Here you go…

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield

A visit to the National Coal Mining Museum for England is a unique family day out – whatever the weather! Situated in a rural setting it offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages.

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Drayton Manor Theme Park

Nr Tamworth, Staffordshire

Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around! With rides suitable for the tiniest to the biggest the park has some-thing for everyone. Set in 6,000 square metres of beautiful parkland, Thomas Land is a multi-million pound attraction promising fun and adventure for the young and young at heart. It boasts 12 wonderful themed rides, a spectacular indoor play area and a shop filled with fantastic Thomas & Friends merchandise.

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Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

A tropical butterfly paradise with hundreds of magnificent and colourful butterflies. An amazing sight for children to witness. And it's not only butterflies...you'll also get to see a variety of caterpillars, spiders and insects.

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Hamerton Zoological Park

Hamerton, Nr. Sawtry, Cambridgeshire.

Opened in 1990 the Park is home to many rare and endangered species, such as tigers, giant donkeys, lemurs, meerkats, and binturongs to mention a few. You can also feed the miniature sheep and goats. We also have a coffee shop and gift shop, a covered picnic area and play areas for children of all ages.

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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Discovery Road, Halifax

Eureka! is the leading children’s museum in the UK and gives children aged 0-11 a fun-packed day out. Everything at Eureka! has been designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them. They can see their own skeleton, catch a wave, save a polar bear, build a house and even get a job at the Post Office, all in a day’s play! In fact there’s so much to see and do that you’ll find yourself visiting again and again.

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Centre for Alternative Technology - Environmental Education Centre

The Centre for Alternative Technology is an environmental education charity the researches and promotes sustainable living. At CAT you can learn more about renewable energy, explore sustainable buildings, relax in our organic gardens and let the kids get creative.

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Whinlatter Forest & WildPlay

Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, nr Keswick

Whinlatter Forest is a great place for adventure activities and family fun!

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W5 Interactive Discovery Centre

W5 at Odyssey, 2 Queen's Quay, Belfast

Belfast's award winning science centre is split into different sections, including a special area called START for the under 8's, and another area especially designed for the under 5's! Children love getting the chance to be mechanics and customise a real Mini, or playing in the role play supermarket and cafe, or make a splash in the water area with ball canons. Lots of fun for all ages.

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Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Battersea Park, London

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo can be found in leafy Battersea Park, London. It is an exciting animal experience that combines a zoo,animal encounters, large play area and relaxing café. You’ll see cheeky monkeys, leaping lemurs, nosy meerkats and some of your farmyard favourites! A great place to visit for the young & old alike!

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