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

Milestones Museum, Museum of Living History

Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke

Go back in time to see what streets, shops and cars were like in the olden days!

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Imperial War Museum North

The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester

Updated info regarding all that is on offer at The Imperial War Museum coming soon.

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Conkers: The Hands On Experience at the Heart of the National Forest

Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire

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.

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GreenWood Forest Park

Family Day Out in Gwynedd, GreenWood Forest Park

A visit to GreenWood Forest Park will give you and your family a day out like no other. Set in 17 acres of woodland there's eco-fun for all ages and an adventure at the end of every leafy trail! Take a ride on our eco-friendly Green Dragon Rollercoaster and zoom down our 70m sledge run – the longest in Wales. Embark on a Jungle Boat Adventure before bouncing along to the big, bouncy Giant Jumper. Explore the timber turrets of TreeTop Towers, conquer the Crocodile Maze, and take a ride on Moon Karts. For something a bit more therapeutic, take off your shoes and walk barefoot over leaves, pebbles, bark and sand at Wales’s first BareFoot Trail.

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Lyme Regis

10 minutes drive from Hogchester is Lyme Regis. As part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Lyme is a must for anyone interested in geology, history or stunning coastal scenery. Visit the Aquarium, Dinosaur Museum, the historic Cobb, go on a fossil hunt or stroll through the beautiful Langmoor Gardens. Wander the historic streets and visit the working watermill in the old town with it’s fabulous bakery, cheesemonger and gift shops. There's always something going on in the town including the Lifeboat week, the Regatta, the Carnival and the Fossil Festival. There are shows at The Marine Theatre, the smallest public theatre in Britain and children can enjoy Front Beach and Cobb Gate beach which are perfect for sandcastle building. The main beach is pebbly with plenty of rockpools for crabbing at low tide.

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Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

North Slob, Ardcavan Lane, Wexford

A short journey outside of Wexford town is this large wildfowl reserve, owned jointly by BirdWatch Ireland, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It is an area renowned for its birdlife - come and spot geese, ducks, waders, swans, herons and more!

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Holland Park Sandpit and Play Area

Holland Park, Kensington, London

The enormous sandpit at Holland Park is one of just many things this wonderful London park has to offer. Bring a picnic and a blanket and spend the day walking, playing and building sandcastles. There are also play areas within the park for older and younger children.

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Miniature Pony Centre

2019 should be fantastic here at the pony centre. We have 6 play areas and sensory room, our front paddock, donkey barn, heavy horses and pet’s paddock; and that’s not even everything! Dartmoor’s unicorn is glittering in his stable, White Lightning will be shining again this year and eagerly awaits you. Some strange sounds will be echoing across the centre as we welcome some new animals, Turkeys, Alpacas and American Mammoth Donkeys! We have up to 7 new Miniature Shetland foals arriving and potentially a fantastically cute donkey foal. Exciting event days in the form of unicorns and dragons, cowboys and pirates, My Little Pony themed days and fancy-dress days. If that isn’t enough, we have Roald Dahl week too!

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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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Markeaton Park

Markeaton Lane, Derby

Why not enjoy a fabulous day out at one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands - especially good when the weather's fine. Enjoy walking, picnicking, going in the paddling pool, browsing in the Craft Village, playing in the two adventure playgrounds and those are just the free activities...

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