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

Wellington Country Park, Hampshire/Berkshire Border

Family Day Out, Nr Reading, Hampshire/ Berkshire Border

Set in 350 acres of beautiful parklands off the A33 between Basingstoke and Reading, on the Hampshire Berkshire border, Wellington Country Park offers a safe, open air, fun filled venue for all the family. There are adventure play areas, toddler’s area, sand pits, slides, miniature railway, nature trail maze, crazy golf and loads of play equipment, all to keep the kid’s busy.

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Cotswold Farm Park

Guiting Power, nr. Cheltenham

Situated within rolling green hills, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park offers a fabulous countryside experience and is very child friendly. Plenty of fun for all the family - pet the cute animals in the small breeds area, go on an interactive trail, play in the adventure playground, or work as a team to find the right way in the maze...

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Willows Farm Village

Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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!

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London Duck Tours

55 York Road, London

Its fun, it’s quirky and it’s different! A unique and exciting experience, London Duck Tours offer more than just a sightseeing tour; appealing to visitors of all ages! Nothing compares to the thrill of literally driving from the road straight into the Thames. The vehicles have been totally rebuilt to meet the stringent safety regulations set by the road and river authorities. Each vehicle seats 30 with a public address system and safety equipment...

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Yesterday’s World, Great Yarmouth

34 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Yesterday’s World – Bringing the Past to Life. Yesterday’s World offers visitors a unique insight into the past; cleverly created through a series of vividly recreated walk through displays, with the look, feel and taste of "how we lived then" at the turn of the century and beyond. Enjoy an audience with Queen Victoria, meet Henry Carpenter on the Village Green, reminisce down Memory Lane with the Victorian street scene and enjoy a whirl on the Victorian Carousel.

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Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoological Gardens, Antrim Road, Belfast

Home to more than a thousand animals and a hundred and fifty different species... come and visit Belfast Zoo and learn all about them! Animal residents include giraffes, elephants, spider monkeys, gibbons, kangaroos, lions and bears. There is also the Rainforest House and the newly refurbished Bird Park, as well as gardens with a rich variety of plants, and a stunning lake.

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The Cocoa Bean Chocolate Company

The CocoaBean Company, Ashland, Twynholm

The Cocoa Bean factory experience might just be my idea of heaven – kids get the chance to create their own hollow chocolate animal, decorate their own slab of chocolate and create a masterpiece with marshmallows. They are given a hair net and apron to wear (which they get to take home) and taken through by a team of helpers to have their hands washed and ready to go. What follows next is 45 minutes of chocolate sweetie heaven, for the kids at least; Mum’s, Dad’s, grannies, granddad’s and anyone else watch jealously from the glass fronted viewing area as vast vats of melted chocolate flow and the kids get stuck in …

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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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WWT London Wetland Centre

Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London

London Wetland Centre is a 105 acre wildlife haven with scenic walkways set amongst the lakes, pools and meadows that are home to birds, bats, water voles, grass snakes, amphibians, dragonflies and moths. Unwind in this oasis in the heart of the capital – or let your kids run free in their own Explore, Discovery and Pond Zone adventure areas.

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Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’

The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire

More than just a train ride! Experience History in Motion as you travel by Steam or Diesel Locomotive through ten miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside. Special Events during 2011 include: ‘Day out with Thomas’, War on the Line, Steam Galas, Santa Specials and much more!

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