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

Miniature Pony Centre

2019 should be fantastic here at the pony centre. We have 6 play areas and sensory room, our front paddock, donkey barn, heavy horses and pet’s paddock; and that’s not even everything! Dartmoor’s unicorn is glittering in his stable, White Lightning will be shining again this year and eagerly awaits you. Some strange sounds will be echoing across the centre as we welcome some new animals, Turkeys, Alpacas and American Mammoth Donkeys! We have up to 7 new Miniature Shetland foals arriving and potentially a fantastically cute donkey foal. Exciting event days in the form of unicorns and dragons, cowboys and pirates, My Little Pony themed days and fancy-dress days. If that isn’t enough, we have Roald Dahl week too!

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Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens

Johnstown Castle Estate Co. Wexford

Visit the agricultural museum to see fascinating farming artefacts from a bygone era, and then wander around the castle gardens. A total of fifty acres of ornamental grounds, woodland and two lakes - a wonderful view for your family picnic!

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Ventnor Botanical Gardens

Undercliff Dr, Ventnor

Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous 'Undercliff.' This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. With an average rainfall of 28 inches its climate is more akin to the Mediterranean. This enables a wide variety of plants considered too tender for much of mainland Britain to be grown. The Garden is unrivalled for its collections of subtropical plants grown unprotected out of doors.

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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 butterflies...you'll also get to see a variety of caterpillars, spiders and insects.

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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancs

WWT Martin Mere is where wilderness and family-friendliness combine. In winter, many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight. But there is plenty to see and do at Martin Mere all year round, with more than 100 types of rare and endangered water-birds, a family of beavers and enchanting otters in residence, an imaginative playground for young adventurers and an inspirational eco-garden.

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Beaulieu

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Beaulieu, one of the South of England’s top day visitor attractions, is set in the heart of the New Forest. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, and World of Top Gear – all for one great value ticket! Visitors can also enjoy unlimited rides on the replica Veteran Bus and take in sweeping views of the park on the mile-long Monorail.

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Tamar Otter Park

North Petherwin, Launceston

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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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Chatsworth

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Chatsworth house, garden, farmyard & adventure playground, gift shops and restaurants are open every day until 23 December 2010. 2010 is a landmark year for Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with more of the house open to visitors than ever before. The 1000 acre park, the farm shop and its restaurant are open all year round.

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Ulster Museum

Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Ulster Museum provides a fascinating insight into history, art and natural sciences, with a big collection of ancient relics from around the world.

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