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

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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Scottish Seabird Centre

The Harbour, North Berwick

Keep your flock happy in every weather at the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre. A world leader in remote wildlife viewing, visitors can get up close and personal with amazing wildlife in the five star Discovery Centre with interactive live cameras on the Firth of Forth islands, including the world-famous Bass Rock and Isle of May National Nature Reserve. Discover more in the Wildlife Theatre, Migration Flyway, Environment Zone and Scope Deck, and then relax in the Seabird Café and gift shop. Open every day, there’s different wildlife every season, including puffins, gannets and seals!

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Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster

As featured on BBC Animal Park and widely regarded as one of the best loved days out in the UK, Longleat has a wealth of exciting attractions and events to tantalise your palate! The Passport Ticket offers entry into all of the Longleat attractions… from safari park to stately home and railway to safari boats, Longleat offers a real “wow” every step of your journey! Get close to the animals in the Safari Park… see how you measure up to a giraffe, watch out for the zebras crossing, wander amongst the wallabies in Wallaby Wood and be enthralled by the majestic lions, tigers, rhino and more!

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Longdown Activity Farm

Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Nr Southampton. Hampshire

Farmyard fun for the whole family. Join in with a daily schedule of hands-on activities such as bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, baby animal encounter and pig feeding. Lots of friendly farm animals to meet, and plenty of indoor and outdoor play equipment too!

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Blue Lagoon Waterpark

The Blue Lagoon, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Visit the Blue lagoon and experience some of the wildest indoor waves in the UK, relax in the lazy river, zoom down the flumes, dodge the water cannons, or maybe just take it easy in the spa pool, all in an amazing, upturned coracle where it’s summer all year round.

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RAF Musuem

Grahame Park Way London

Enjoy the spectacle of getting to see first hand the enormous world-class collection of aircraft. With aviation memorabilia and lots of fun interactive activities for children, the RAF Museum has plenty to offer families. Just thirty minutes from central London and with free admission for all.

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Conwy RSPB wildlife reserve

Llandudno Junction, Conwy

A warm welcome awaits at the RSPB's Conwy reserve. A great setting for a family day out allowing the children to get close to wildlife, through pushchair-friendly nature trails, viewpoints and bird hides. Relax and enjoy the scenery.

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East Links Family Park

Dunbar, East Lothian

East Links Family Park is a 20 acre small farm with lots of different farm animals and also an enormous range of play activities. There's something to suit everyone - soft play, a bouncy castle, go-karting and trampolines and toy tractors! Children of all ages are in their absolute element here.

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Tree Top Adventure

Tree Top Lodge, Llanwrst Road, Betws Y Coed, Conwy

Tree Top Adventure is situated on the outskirts of Betws Y Coed, Snowdonia and is home to the UK's premier high ropes course and the adrenaline overload that is the "Powerfan Plummet". You may also choose activities including Canyoning, Climbing, Rafting & Orienteering. Open 7 days a week on site facilities include the Log Cabin Visitor Centre, CAFFI COED Bar & Cafe , Toilets & Shower Facilities, Touch Screen Tourist Information Point, Car Park & Bike Racks, as well as Disabled Access to the main building facilities.

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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive

The National Space Centre is the UK’s largest visitor attraction devoted to space. Journey through the six hands-on galleries and sit back in awe in the UK's largest planetarium, as we take you on a voyage of discovery in the 360° fulldome experience. Whatever the weather, enjoy a day of breathtaking discovery and interactive fun for all the family.

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