Need days out ideas or places to visit with the kids during your UK family holiday? Here you go…
Highland Safaris - winner of the ‘Best Visitor experience’ in Scotland combines the Red Deer Centre with our award winning exhilarating land rover safaris, inspiring walking and biking activities, Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre and exciting cruises on loch Tay in our 11 metre Cabin Rib. To round it off relax and enjoy the Highland Safaris café and shop set in a unique and stunning location. A truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Highland Safaris an exceptional destination. Café and Shop A warm welcome is always guaranteed at Highland Safaris’ award winning Café. Set in a stunning location, our Café serves delicious breakfasts and lunches made from the highest quality, locally sourced produce. Cosy up to our peat burning stove and enjoy a slice of our famous home baking. Immerse yourself in an expertly made, ethically sourced Glen Lyon Coffee. Revive yourself with an exceptional meal served in a relaxed and friendly environment. For truly unique gift ideas and some real one-offs look no further than the Highland Safaris Shop. Discover our original and exciting range of outdoor gear, beautiful gifts, books, cards & toys- we have something for everyone! Red Deer Centre - from the shelter of The Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed and photograph these magnificent and iconic animals in the company of our knowledgeable Safari Rangers. Meet Ossian our Barn Owl in a hands on demonstration and have fun learning the secrets of this captivating bird of the night. Pan for Gold in our all-weather Gold Panning flume, Explore the Discovery Trail, get lost in Rua’s Maze, play in our Tractor Park and Play Park or take in the sights from our picturesque view point, you can easily spend a whole day at Highland Safaris! Land Rover Safaris - Award Winning Safaris perfected from 25 years of experience. With your kilted Safari Ranger, share our passion for Nature, Culture, History and breathtaking scenery between 2000 and 3000' Armed with cameras and binoculars, climb aboard your Land Rover or Pinzgauer and journey to the high tops through a land sculptured by the elements and steeped in history, culture, nature, and breath-taking views with no shortage of photo opportunities. You may even be lucky enough to see the Majestic Red Deer, the Famous Grouse, the elusive Mountain Hare or the soaring Golden Eagle as you travel through forests, mountains and moors on private hill tracks. Loch Tay Safaris - Experience this unique boat trip, bringing the heritage and history of Loch Tay to life! Our modern custom-built boat is comfortable, fast, and dry & gets in close to the inaccessible parts of the loch to explore the wildlife & nature. Live commentary from our passionate and knowledgeable crew will take you on a journey through the local history, heritage and folklore. An Inspirational journey suitable for all ages.
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.
Yesterday’s World – Bringing the Past to Life... An amazing journey through history with life-size street scenes and shop displays! Our award-winning museum attraction recaptures our amazing past, and is considered to be one of the best social history collections in the UK. It's a Great Value Day Out the whole family will enjoy!
Situated in the Hertfordshire countryside, Willows Farm Village is enormous fun for the family. With plenty of animals to meet, and numerous activities to take part in like tractor rides, trampolining and soft play. Willows also have a packed events schedule involving puppet shows and falconry displays - children love it here!
Kingswood have been taking school kids on outdoor activity and learning experiences for over 35 years and we are now excited to announce the launch of Kingswood Family Adventures at Dukehouse Wood.
Timber – the International Forest Festival 6/7/8 July 2018, in the heart of the National Forest Feanedock, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6DQ Book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/timber-tickets-39331493556 Timber is an extraordinary, family friendly festival where music, art, theatre, storytelling, science and play will weave together into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of the National Forest, one of Britain’s boldest environmental projects. Taking place over three days from 6-8 July 2018, it will be the only international forest festival in the UK. Experience the transformative impact of forests with artists, musicians, storytellers, theatrical performers and scientists from across the world. Explore what woodlands can mean to us and how we can re-imagine our relationship with our environment. Play and create in an arboreal wonderland, where the tonic of wildness rules supreme. Created by the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus, award-winning producers of the Just So Festival.
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.
Grizedale Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, is in the heart of the Lake District and has lots to offer. There are over 60 sculptures to discover throughout the forest - find them on the many way marked walking and bikings trails. The forest has several safe off-road family biking routes as well as the North Face trail, for single track mountain biking. There's a children's adventure playground and the Tracks Trail, a children's activity trail to help you identify different animal tracks in the woods. Other facilities include a Visitor Centre with a forest shop, a Go Ape high wire course, Grizedale Mountain Bikes shop and the Cafe in the Forest for home cooked food.
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