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

Wylands International Angling Centre

Wylands International Angling Centre, Wyland Farm, Powdermill Lane, Near Battle, East Sussex.

Superbly situated right in the heart of 1066 Country, Wylands is widely regarded as one of the UK’s best angling centres. We’re situated just two miles from the historic market town of Battle – made famous for the Battle of Hastings fought in 1066. Wylands has 10 fantastic fishing lakes for the pleasure, specialist, match or angler, great facilities, plus friendly, expert advice. We even have a specialist lake just for juniors, and another for beginners.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London

What a fabulous day out this Summer - the Horniman's sixteen acres of gardens have just re-opened following a huge redevelopment. So not only can you visit the museum and all its fascinating exhibits, including an aquarium, but now you can also spend time in the gardens which are such a treat. There's a world food garden, a renovated bandstand, an animal enclosure and wonderful sound gardens where families can come and play all the instruments. There are a wide range of free theatre and music concerts taking place over the summer, making the Horniman a great choice to visit if you're in London.

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Exmoor Zoo

South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple

Welcome to Exmoor Zoo a special place that enables you to get up close and personal! Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue, especially for the kids. The zoo is always changing so no repeat visit is ever the same -- guaranteed!

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Paddle and Picnic at Pentle Bay, Tresco

Tresco

This is such a beautiful bay on the island of Tresco. Go for a walk and find Pentle Bay for some relaxation time. Bring a picnic and unwind. The glistening turquoise water and sandy beach make it a haven for families.

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Snibston Discovery Museum and Country Park

Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire

Snibston is home to an interactive museum, historic colliery railway and outside play areas with equipment for children of all ages. The play areas provide great learning opportunities, with a water area, a science area, a sand area, and an area especially for the under 5's. The grounds of Snibston form a small country park in which there is a nature reserve, an important ecological site for wildlife.

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Cotswold Country Park & Beach

Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, Cirencester

The Cotswold Country Park is the ideal venue for any fun filled family day out. Offering everything from lakeside walks to pedal boating and family BBQs and being home to the UK's largest inland beach and a great little cafe and gift shop. This really is the place to be for a good old fashioned family day out!

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Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Glenridding Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ celebrate over 150 years sailing on England’s most beautiful lake. Referred to as the ‘Dark Lake’ in Arthurian legend, set sail with us on a voyage of discovery through the valley that holds the secrets of many amazing achievements. It is no wonder that for centuries this landscape has influenced famous poets and writers such as William Wordsworth.

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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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The Deep

Hull

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world and is home to a whopping 3,500 fish including Europe’s only pair of green sawfish, spectacular sharks and rays. Located in Hull, East Yorkshire, The Deep is just a 5 minute walk from Hull Marina and is close to the City Centre and the Museums Quarter, offering a fun-filled family day out.

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Whitstable and Canterbury Cycle Hire

Whitstable Cycle Hire - The Captain's House, 56 Harbour Street, Whitstable. Canterbury Cycle Hire - The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury. Herne Bay Cycle Hire - Le Petit Poisson, Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay.

Whitstable and Canterbury Cycle Hire offer high quality cycle rental with, reassuringly, a brand new fleet of adult bikes each season. There are cycle stations in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay, and with multiple drop-off and collection points you can adapt your journey to suit your needs. Just an hour or so from London, go and sample the seafood restaurants, boutiques and boutique hotels that have made this corner of the Kent Coast so famous.

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