Need days out ideas or places to visit with the kids during your UK family holiday? Here you go…
Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open air site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Take a ride around the Museum on the narrow gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, road steam engines, radio and TV exhibition, stationary engines and more. The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the woodturners, wheelwrights and blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and numerous picnic areas.
Situated at Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, this fascinating museum is home to Ireland's largest period dolls house. You can see miniature dolls house furniture crafted by hand, and toys from the 18th and 19th Century. Tara's Palace gives children get the chance to see how children in the olden days used to play - they may be surprised!
Fancy an adventurous day out with the kids? Kingswood Family Adventures are all about having fun, taking on new challenges, getting active and exploring the great outdoors – together! Our day adventures are designed for families seeking fun in the outdoors. The exciting activities on offer will entertain your young ones, challenge your teens and inspire the adults! Check out our fun and friendly activity centre overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee Hills. Activities on offer include Abseiling or climbing, Archery, Obstacle Challenge and Zipwire and lunch is included!
Situated in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, Fishers Farm Park is a perfect day out for young families and grandparents alike. There is loads to do indoors and out, whilst inside the barns there are a fascinating variety of animals to see and enjoy, especially the newborn lambs, piglets, goats, rabbits and more.
Go Ape is a tree top adventure based in the heart of Haldon Forest, nr Exeter. We take one lush, green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; blend with a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires; finished off with a liberal dose of people in search of their inner Tarzan. The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun. We hope to see you swinging through the trees soon!
Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe, award winning Drusillas Park offers an opportunity to get nose to nose with nature with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and otters to penguins and meerkats. But animals are only half the fun – Go Wild! Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure are paradise for anyone who needs to let off steam and Thomas the Tank Engine offers a train service 362 days a year! Don’t miss close encounters in Lemurland or the brand new walk-through parrot aviary – Lory Landing. It’s no wonder Drusillas have been voted South East England’s number one attraction and the best day out in East Sussex.
Conkers is a great day out for the whole family whatever the weather. Interactive, hands-on indoor activities allow for learning experiences about the British woodland, including a simulated tree top walk. Outdoors there is so much to explore, with 120 acres of wonderful trees, woodland trails, boardwalks, a lake, a challenging assault course and a fun train to go on. A fabulous day out.
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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