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

Rockingham Forest

Kettering and Peterborough

A lovely walk in the woods with a spot of bird-watching thrown in - an easy day out for all.

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Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm House, Newport Rd, Yarmouth

Tapnell Farm Park is the newest family attraction on the Isle of Wight! Inside this all-weather attraction you will meet the friendly animals, and get “hands-on” with Daily Activity sessions! Go wild on the many indoor and outdoor activities, which include a huge soft play zone, jumping pillow, pedal go-karts and lots more – with loads to keep kids and adults entertained. Located near to Yarmouth on the west of the Island, Tapnell Farm Park is surrounded by stunning 360 degree views over the Solent, Newtown Creek, Tennyson Down, and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival site!

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Harbour Park

Seafront, Littlehampton

Family fun situated right on the sandy beaches and adjacent to the Harbour & Marina in Littlehampton. Make a splash on the Log Flume and take a turn on the Caterpillar Rollercoaster. There are lots for young children, including Panning for Gold, Formula Car Circuit and Giant Slide. Enjoy traditional rides like the Waltzer, Dodgems and Adventure Golf. Inside attractions include the Kingdom of Fun, family arcades and the “all singing” chicken show!

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Midland Railway Centre

Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire

Ride on a heritage train and learn about how the railways used to be in the olden days.

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Polka Theatre

240 The Broadway Wimbledon London

Polka Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which is dedicated to producing and presenting work for young audiences ages 0 - 13. Since the doors opened in 1979, this unique venue has been entertaining children with resonant, engaging and exciting theatre. Over 100,000 children a year come to Polka and are inspired, stimulated and engaged by theatre, often for the first time. Polka strives to stir the emotions, spark the imagination and, most of all, entertain. Its two theatre spaces, the Main Theatre and the Adventure Theatre are designed especially for children so that their first taste of theatre is welcoming and relevant.

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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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National Football Museum

National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

The National Football Museum, the biggest and best football museum in the world, is the perfect place for young children and families to discover our national game, and best of all it’s free!

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Dartmoor Zoo

Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon

Subject of the Benjamin Mee book, and upcoming AAA Hollywood movie 'We Bought A Zoo' starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson, Dartmoor Zoo has a fascinating story that will mean it is destined to become the most famous zoo in the world. Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique, family owned zoo with an amazing collection of animals and the widest variety of big cats in the south west of England.

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Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

A tropical butterfly paradise with hundreds of magnificent and colourful butterflies. An amazing sight for children to witness. And it's not only'll also get to see a variety of caterpillars, spiders and insects.

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Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

Folly Farm, Begelly, Kilgetty

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo located near Tenby in Pembrokeshire is an award-winning day out for the whole family, whatever the weather.

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