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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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Enchanted House

Family Day Out: 2-18 Britannia Row, Islington, London

The Enchanted House is entirely designed to pamper and replenish parents while children play. You'll find parents lounging around on chaise longue and sofas whilst their children are offered the most stunning activities designed to develop your child’s creativity and imagination. Parents can also purchase a massage or manicure and children can visit the wonders of the Enchanted Kingdom. There is a fabulous live musical show at the end of your visit for all the family.

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Crabbing on Poole Quay

Fisherman's Dock, Poole

An easy, inexpensive fun-filled time! The thing to do when you're sand-castled out and the sea has just a tad too much of a nip.

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Thornton Hall Country Park

Thornton in Craven, nr. Skipton, North Yorkshire

Come and visit this award winning, family run Farm Park situated on the border of Pendle and the Yorkshire Dales. Animal Encounters, beautiful countryside, indoor play barn and much more. Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in the 4x4 Farm Safari, relax in the tearoom whilst the little ones burn off their energy in the fun-filled Wizzick Play Bar.

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Chatsworth House

Peak District

Visit Chatsworth House, one of England's best known stately homes with its' very own maze, farm and children's adventure area. Plenty of places for lunch in the courtyard, ample parking, great shop and a good day out for all the family.

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Rainham Marshes, RSPB wildlife reserve

nr Purfleet, Essex

A lovely place to visit for children to observe nature, to go on lovely walks, and to look out for wading birds, ducks, birds of prey and rare birds at different times of the year as well as water voles and dragonflies. There's also an adventure playground, a toddler's playground and a cafe.

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Lakeland Climbing Centre

Unit 27, Lake District Business Park, Kendal, Cumbria.

The Lakeland Climbing Centre is the UK’s latest aerial adventure centre incorporating Kendal Wall with the tallest indoor climbing wall in the country, CrazyClimb and Skyline Indoor Aerial Adventure, Europe’s first indoor Via Ferrata. There's lots of fun to be had for kids with boundless energy and a sense of adventure.

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Titanic Belfast

Titanic Quarter, Queen's Island, Belfast

Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre.

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Abbey Garden, Isles of Scilly

Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Located on the beautiful island of Tresco, the Abbey Garden offers free admission for children with a paying adult. This tropical garden is home to species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa.

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Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre

Family Day Out in Windermere, Lake District

Brockhhole is always my families first port of call when visiting the Lakes. Great for the kids with extra activities laid on in the school holidays.

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