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

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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Celtic Quest Coasteering

Days Out with the Kids, Abereiddy Bay, Pembrokeshire

Celtic Quest offer Coasteering adventures in Pembrokeshire. Explore the coastline from a unique perspective while rock hopping, adventure swimming, cliff jumping and more. Your expert Guide will tailor the adventure to suit all, even non-swimmers. Minimum age 8 years. Go on, jump in!

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

Visit the extraordinary historic ships of Britain's past and go on a boat tour of the harbour to see some important modern day vessels. The Royal Navy is based here in Portsmouth. A day of awe and wonder for children who love looking at and going on boats.

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Powerscourt Waterfall

Powerscourt Waterfall, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry

Powerscourt Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Ireland at 121m (398ft.)The waterfall is set at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, 5km from Powerscourt House And Gardens. The waterfall is a favourite area for family picnics and visitors are also welcome to enjoy a BBQ. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained and a playground for younger children.

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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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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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Drusillas Park

Family Day Out, East Sussex - Drusillas Park

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.

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Go Ape! Alice Holt

Family Day Out near Farnham, Bucks Horn Oak, Surrey

Go Ape is a tree top adventure based in the heart of Alice Holt Forest, nr Farnham. 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!

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Belmont Children’s Farm

Belmont Farm, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London

Belmont Children's Farm houses more than thirty animal varieties. These include traditional farm livestock such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats and pigs, along with the more unusual alpacas, wallabies, reindeer and not forgetting our Shetland pony! Here at Belmont we work hard to provide fun and education for all the family. Come and see the animals and at specific times throughout the day experience walking, petting and caring for them- without even getting your feet muddy! There is also the opportunity to hop on our Tractor-Trailer ride to view more of our animals and take in the breathtaking surroundings of the Belmont Valley. Please join us on facebook or twitter for daily updates, search: 'Belmont Children's Farm'

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Broadland Cycle Hire

@ Bewilderwood, Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk

Explore the quiet lanes around the Norfolk Broads on two wheels and enjoy some healthy exercise with all the family. Cycle hire for all the family. Adult cycles, children's cycles, trailers, tag-alongs and bay seats. Gentle cycling around the quiet country lanes of the Broads. Wheeeeely Good Fun!

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