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West Midland Safari Park

Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire

Track down animals from all corners of the globe in the all-weather, four-mile self-drive safari, including the UK’s largest pride of rare White Lions, along with Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, White Tigers, Giraffe and more. Plus Discovery Trail; fantastic live shows, attractions, family rides (charged extra), picnic area, shops and restaurants.

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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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Tamar Otter Park

North Petherwin, Launceston

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Catalyst Science Discovery Centre Contact

Mersey Road, Widnes

Discover an interactive world of science and technology. Ride in the scenic glass lift to the rooftop Observatory or visit Scientrific and Birth of an Industry galleries, home to over 50 hands-on exhibits. During the holidays get to grips with science in the Catalytic Discovery Lab or take an unforgettable journey of discovery in our Alchemy Theatre!

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Westonbirt - The National Arboretum

near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Westonbirt is home to a whopping 16,000 trees spanning 2500 species. The trees are from across the world including Japan, Chile and North America, and they make Westonbirt a wonderful destination for walks and picnics. There are trails and activities, guided walks and events throughout the summer. It is buggy friendly, there are facilities for babies and children, and there's a playground, a cafe, a restaurant and picnic area. Lovely.

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Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens

Johnstown Castle Estate Co. Wexford

Visit the agricultural museum to see fascinating farming artefacts from a bygone era, and then wander around the castle gardens. A total of fifty acres of ornamental grounds, woodland and two lakes - a wonderful view for your family picnic!

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Skern Lodge - Activities for all the Family

Appledore, Bideford, Devon

Get wet - climb high - stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre on the North Devon coast will provide a fun-filled day to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter. Summer camps, holidays stays, full or half day bookings and birthday parties available.

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Our Dynamic Earth

Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh

Go on a journey through our planet's past, present and future at the interactive, hands-on, multi-sensory Our Dynamic Earth. The journey is really brought to life for children with brilliant visuals, dramatic sound effects and a 4D and 3D experience. See the dinosaurs and the rainforest, and learn about population growth, concepts of time and climate change. Nestled right in the centre of Edinburgh, complete with car parking and cafe, this is a lovely option for a day out.

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Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool

Sandcastle Waterpark, South Beach, Blackpool

Once my daughter conquered her fear of the Sidewinder we couldn't get her off it! A great time was had by all.

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Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Come and see all about your favourite wild animals at Dublin Zoo! Taking up twenty eight hectares in the heart of Dublin, the zoo is easy to get to and makes for an exciting day out. Children get the chance to learn and see lots. Dublin Zoo is a registered charity and your visit will help contribute to its important conservation work.

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