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Camp Severn - Kids Festival - 29th April - 2nd May

A fun filled, four day, kids festival in the heart of Shropshire!

Love camping? Love adventure? Love family time? Love making memories? Well Camp Severn is for you! This is the camping adventure with a twist A four day, May bank holiday adventure in the heart of Shropshire! We all know that happy kids equals happy parents. Camp Severn is a fun packed kids festival in the day then a more relaxed traditional camping holiday in the evening. We have all the things you love from a traditional camping holiday including camp fire stories, plenty of outside space, fresh country air, walks, riverside location, all amenities and it's just a 10 min walk from Shrewsbury Town centre. Caravans, campervans, motorhomes and RV's are welcome! EHU’s & hard standing available. There's no restrictions on space, you can bring the dog & you can park on your pitch so, what's not to love?! Oh, and The Berwick Club and bar will be open for the adults! Camp Severn is all this and so much more. All the following attractions are confirmed and included in your ticket price:

  • Monster trucks show
  • Monster trucks rides
  • Vander superheroes wheel show
  • Alice in wonderland stage show
  • Mad Hatters tea party
  • Panic Family Circus
  • Canoeing
  • Face-painting
  • Donkey Rides
  • Animal Man
  • lozzie & sozzie craft & drama workshops
  • Fun Science Shropshire
  • Fun Fair & inflatables
  • Medieval village & knight school
  • All static activities
  • Camp fire stories, disco!
  • So so much & too much to list!

Everything is included in your four day ticket price and it's not to be missed.

To book, visit: www.campsevernkidsfestival.co.uk
Email: [email protected]

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Climbing centre in bristol

The Climbing Academy

Come & Try a Taster Session!

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing done on low level walls above crash mats. Come down and try out one of our Taster sessions or book onto an Induction TCA is a purpose built bouldering facility in the heart of the city. If you’re already a climber then just come down and fill out a registration form and you can climb whenever we’re open. If you’ve never tried it before then for ADULTS why not come down and do our Induction session. It only costs £20 and includes free lifetime membership (normally £10), shoe hire and a goodie bag at the end!

For KIDS (aged 8-16), we run Boulder Club. This is a selection of courses, starting with a Taster session and up through Level’s 1-5 right up to Squad who compete at national level. We provide kids with a logbook to record achievements, and certificates as they progress through the levels.

It’s a great environment to learn to climb whilst having fun with friends. For more information please see our website. Please be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment, as spaces do fill up quick.

We also run private sessions for SCHOOL groups and FAMILY INDUCTIONS, please visit the website for more information.

BRISTOL:
Tel: 0117 907 2956
 

GLASGOW:
Tel: 0141 429 6331
 

Tel:

0117 907 2956

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West London

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Queens ice and bowl located in Bayswater, London W2 Queens is the ultimate entertainment centre. 50,000 sqft of activities including Ice skating with state of the art sound and light, 12 lanes of Ten Pin Bowling, Private Karaoke rooms, Fully licensed bar, Specialty foods, home made Italian ice cream parlour, video and novelty games.

Whether you want to learn to ice skate, try your hand at a game of ten pin bowling, enjoy a drink in the bar or sample some of our freshly prepared food the choice is yours. If you are looking for something less active then amuse yourself with our wide selection of video games and amusements.

You can now savour the delights of freshly made Italian ice cream with sumptuous Belgium waffles, freshly baked pastries, paninis and croissant. We serve a variety of food as well as our extremely popular freshly made pizzas, garlic bread, hot n spicy chicken wings and much much more!

Queens is the ONLY venue to offer everything under one roof, enabling you to ten pin bowl, sing your heart out and ice skate whatever the weather

Address: 17 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 4QP

Tel:

020 7229 0172

Fax:

020 7229 5207

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Warwickshire

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Boat hire for families

The Boathouse has been hiring out small boats and running passenger vessels on the Avon for over 100 years. The Avon is a real delight; explore over 3 miles of peaceful river and historical sites. Enjoy a quiet picnic under the willows or simply laze on the river and have fun. We supply:

Small Boat Hire

  • Rowing Boats
  • Outboard Motor Boats
  • Pleasure Punts and Canoes

River Cruises

  • Private Charter of Passenger Boats
  • Hire of our exclusive Venetian Gondola
  • Special packages with top local restaurants and pubs for small or large groups

Perfect for days out with children in Stratford-upon-Avon. There is no better way to experience the river’s tranquil waters than with Avon Boating:

Address: The Boathouse, Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS

Tel:

(01789) 267073

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North Yorkshire

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A visit to JORVIK is the perfect way to discover Viking-Age York, one of the most fascinating periods of the city's dramatic history.

Discover what life was really like over 1000 years ago in AD 975 and get face-to-face with the Vikings on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the place they once called home.

Meet our Viking residents, see over 800 items uncovered here, and journey through a reconstruction of actual Viking-Age streets – complete with sounds and smells!

Address: Coppergate, York Y01 9WT

Tel:

(01904) 615505

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Isle of Wight

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Kids days out in Isle of Wight

Appuldurcombe House & Isle of Wight Falconry Centre

Ideally situated on the South side of the Island, just 2 miles in from the coast, we have wonderful child friendly cottages at both Ventnor & Shanklin.

The partially restored shell of the House and the grounds are the home of the Owl & Falconry centre, with exciting flying displays daily featuring many different owls & birds of prey from around the world. You can learn to fly a bird on our residential or non-residential courses “Become a Junior Falconer”

Set around the 300 acre Estate are seven self-catering cottages. Most are ‘listed’, some with private gardens. Each cottage is completely different & family friendly.

Family friendly holidays and kids days out in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Address: Wroxall, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3EW

Tel:

(01983) 840188

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East London

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Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Farm is one of the largest inner City Farms anywhere in Europe. We pride ourselves on our wonderful collection of British rare breeds and currently have over 200 animals and fowl on our farm! A fantastic day out for the whole family.

Throughout Mudchute Farm's landscape and buildings you will be able to view our British rare breed animals, horses and ponies everywhere. The larger animals graze in the outer enclosures and fields, while the smaller and perhaps more cuddly, are kept just next to the main courtyard in 'Pets Corner'.

Address: Mudchute Park & Farm, Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3HP
Web: www.mudchute.org

Tel:

020 7515 5901

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Hampshire

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Hayling Seaside Railway

Address: Sea Front Road Hayling Island Hampshire PO11 9AG

Tel:

(02392) 327427

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Hampshire

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Winchester Cathedral

Visit the famous 900 year old Cathedral and see many of the places where the Benedictine monks once lived and worked.

See the tombs of Jane Austen and Izaac Walton, visit The Close where you will see the Deanery and houses dating back from the 17th century. Guided tours are available.

Web: www.win.diocese.org.uk

Address: 1The Close, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS

Tel:

(01962) 857 200

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West Sussex

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The Grange Leisure Centre

Address: Bepton Road, Midhurst GU29 9HD

Tel:

(01730) 816841

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Somerset

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Riverside Leisure Club

Address: Station Road, Little Stoke, Bristol, BS34 6HW

Tel:

(01454) 888666

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Bedfordshire

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Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre

Address: Old Warden Park Biggleswade Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Tel:

(01767) 627527

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Pembrokeshire

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Welsh theme park

Oakwood Theme Park is situated in Pembrokeshire in Wales and offers thrilling rides and attractions for the whole family.

Choose from exciting rides for thrill seekers and more sedate rides for younger children.

They also have a variety of catering options throughout the park.

Oakwood After Dark is available throughout August. The park remains open until 10pm and all rides are illuminated creating a very different experience!

Address: Canaston Bridge, Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 8DE

Tel:

01834 815170

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Oxfordshire

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Didcot Railway Centre

Web: www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

Address: Didcot Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ

Tel:

(01235) 817200

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Kent

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Spend a full day out at the castle which dates from Roman times to WWII. Relive, using the latest technology, the castle under siege visit the maze of tunnels created to defend the castle in the middle ages and explore one of the wars best kept secrets, the tunnels used for wartime personnel and plenty more!
Facilities: gift shop, cafe/restaurant, toilets, land train.

Address: Harold's Road, Dover CT16 1HU

Tel:

(01304) 211067

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The Original London Walks

We're by far the oldest established walking tour firm in London and with over 35 years in the business we're confident we've got it right. In practice that means an astonishing variety of routes, utter reliability, and - most important of all - superb guides. To go on a walk, meet your guide and fellow walkers on the pavement immediately outside the designated Underground station at the time stated. The walks last about two hours and take place rain or shine. Each walk ends at or near a London Underground station.

Tel:

(020) 7624 3978

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Kent and East Sussex Railway/Bodiam Castle

Embark on a journey to another time, another world. A Victorian steam engine will take you along Britain's first light railway through miles of magnificent scenery. Arrive at Bodium Castle, the kind of castle that has everything a fairy tale castle should have.

Web: www.kesr.org.uk

Tel:

(01580) 765155

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Trampoline parks

Trampolining is a hugely popular activity, and there’s a reason for that. Trampolining is a brilliant way to get your heart pounding and your eyes gleaming. Whether you’re a toddler, a teen, or a teen-at-heart, having a bounce can help you get fit in a way that’s fun and feels great.

Our indoor trampoline parks in Birmingham and High Wycombe boast the very best in bouncing equipment, from assault courses to high performance arenas, from large trampolining areas to dodgeball courts. Rush also offers our infamous Rush Wipeout and Gladiator Battle Beam – you might say adrenaline (and adventure) is in our blood! For our jumpers aged 4 and under we have designated Toddler sessions where they can get the run of the park without the interruption of older children.

You can soar to the ceiling knowing that we have your safety covered. Although trampolining is an extreme sport, our specially made equipment and well-trained staff help you feel the rush without having to worry for yourself or those around you.

For parents that need to work while the little ones play, we have a top notch cafe with excellent coffee and fresh, healthy food for eat in or takeaway.

If you’re looking for a stress-free venue for a kids party, after-school fun for all ages, or an unusual corporate team-building event, we have something for you. We offer a range of adult fitness classes and children’s activities at both of our parks, perfect for any level of confidence. We like to say ‘we have something for everyone!’.

Family friendly trampoline park in:
RUSH HIGH WYCOMBE: Lexmark House, Coronation Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe HP12 3TA
RUSH BIRMINGHAM: Unit 6 Avery Dell, Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham B30 3DZ

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Manchester

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People's History Museum

The People's History Museum is the only national museum dedicated to the lives of ordinary people. Reconstructions, documents, objects and a world renowned collection of banners all housed in a former Edwardian pumping station, in the heart of Manchester.

A unique and fascinating insight into the past.

Web: www.phm.org.uk

Address: Spinningfields, Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 3ER

Tel:

(0161) 839 6061

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Isle of Man

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Curraghs Wildlife Park

Great days out for families on the Isle of Man

Address: Ballaugh, Isle of Man IM7 5EA
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.gov.im/wildlife

Address: Ballaugh, Ramsey IM7 5EA

Tel:

01624 897323

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Hertfordshire

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Scotts Grotto

Web: www.scotts-grotto.org

Address: Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9JQ

Tel:

(01920) 464131

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Cambridgeshire

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Kids days out in Cambridgeshire

Linton Zoo

At Linton Zoo emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family day out. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.

Set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens with plenty of picnic areas and a children's play area. There is also a coffee shop and gift shop (restricted winter opening hours).

Web: www.lintonzoo.co.uk

Address: Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB1 6NT

Tel:

(01223) 891308

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Suffolk

Days out for families

The East Anglian Game & Country Fair family event will be taking place on April 27th & 28th 2019 at the Euston Estate near Thetford, just off the A11.

  • Exciting Main Arena Events
  • Dog Events
  • Equestrian Events
  • Children’s Attractions
  • Cookery Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Live Music

SAVE 25% off a Day Admission Tickets - Book tickets in advance either online or call 01263 735 828.

Tel:

01263 735 828

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North London

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Lords Cricket Ground Tour and MCC Museum

Visit one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world for a fascinating insight into the cricket ground and historical artefacts.

St Johns Wood.

Web: www.lords.org

Address: Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood NW8 8QN

Tel:

(020) 7432 1033

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Surrey

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Tolworth Recreation Centre

Address: Fullers Way N., North Tolworth, Surbiton, KT6 7LQ

Tel:

020 8391 0684

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Devon

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Riviera International Centre

Address: Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5LZ

Tel:

(01803) 299992

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Cornwall

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National Seal Sanctuary

The National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in Cornwall. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Fur Seals, Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions, Goats, Ponies and Otters.

Web: www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

Address: Gweek, near Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UG

Tel:

(01326) 221361

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Greater London

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Museum Of Rugby

Visit this famous venue to experience behind the scenes guided tours, see the players tunnel and changing rooms. Enjoy the history with touchscreens, video clips and films.

Address: Rugby Rd, Twickenham TW1 1DZ

Tel:

(020) 8892 8877

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Dorset

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The Tank Museum houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting vehicles from unique WW1 tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army - Challenger.

Address: Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

Tel:

(01929) 405096

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South London

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The Horniman Museum & Gardens

Address: 100 London Rd, London SE23 3PQ

Tel:

(020) 8699 1872

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Bedfordshire

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Stockwood Discovery Centre features extensive and diverse collections that tell the stories of real people, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate.

Address: Stockwood Park Golf Club, London Rd, Luton LU1 4LX

Tel:

01582 548600

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Surrey

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Tomlinscote Sports Centre

Address: Tomlinscote Way, Frimley, Camberley, GU16 5PY

Tel:

(01276) 670316

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Derbyshire

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Kids days out

CONKERS

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours - whatever the weather. Five miles from Junction 11 off the M42.

Indoors there are four discovery zones designed for children and adults of all ages, which also includes the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play area, a simulated Tree Top Walk with a moving bridge and journey through the skies to the caves beyond. Visit the Fairy Labyrinth and experience Adventure Activity Days.

Keep the kids engaged at Conkers!

KIds days out in Swadlincote in South Derbyshire

Web: www.visitconkers.com

Tel:

01283 216633

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Somerset

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Roman Baths & Pump Room

The first stop for any visitor to Bath is the Roman Baths surrounding the hot spring at the heart of the City. The Great Roman Temple and bathing complex built almost 2000 years ago is one of the country\'s finest ancient monuments, still flowing with natural hot water.

Web: www.romanbaths.co.uk

Address: Stall Street , Bath BA1 1LZ

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East Lothian

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The Scottish Seabird Centre

Scotland is world famous for its rich seabird life with its 10,000 kms of coastline being home to a vast variety of fascinating wildlife.

At the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, you can control remote cameras, sited on the Bass Rock and Fidra to explore the fascinating world of these amazing creatures, without disturbing them. Zoom, pan and rotate the interactive cameras to obtain the best views of the birds on their nesting sites.

Web: www.seabird.org

Tel:

(01620) 890202

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Bristol

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Patchway Sports Centre

Address: Patchway High School, Hempton Lane, Almondsbury, BS32 4AJ

Tel:

(01454) 865 890

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Central London

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Downing Street London

Visit their web site for the latest news items and the opportunity to e-mail your questions to the Prime Minister.

Web: www.number10.gov.uk

Address: 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA

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Essex

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Adventure Island - The UK's Number 1 Free Admission Fun Park

Kids days out in Southend-on-Sea

Web: www.adventureisland.co.uk

Address: Sunken Gardens, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE

Tel:

(01702) 443400

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Staffordshire

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Family days out in Staffordshire

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. The Arboretum is a unique haven of peace, contemplation and hope for the future. It consists of 150 acres of wooded parkland within the National Forest in Staffordshire where visitors can both enjoy and learn about the trees and their surroundings, and reflect upon their special symbolism.

The Arboretum has a lot to offer both young and old. Come for a day out to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, the trees, the memorials, the history, the sense of national pride.

Web: www.thenma.org.uk

Address: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

Tel:

01283 792333

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South London

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Visit the hallowed turf on centre court, view the magnificent trophies, watch film footage from the 1920's to the present day.

Web: www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/museum_and_tours/index.html

Address: Church Rd, London SW19 5AE

Tel:

(020) 8946 6131

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Suffolk

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Rede Hall Farm Park

Children are able to have a \"hands on\" experience with the animals. Come and feed and touch the animals, bring a picnic and have a fantastic family day out.

  • Picnic area
  • Cafeteria and Gift Shop
  • Free Cart and Pony Rides
  • Farm Walks
  • A Working Blacksmith/Farrier Shop (operates on special occasions only)
  • Come and see old farm machinery being restored
  • Poultry, Game Fowl & Turkeys etc given free range in the farmyard

Address: Rede, Bury St. Edmunds IP29 4UG

Tel:

(01284) 850695

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Park Lodge Farm Centre

Address: Harvil Road, Harefield, Uxbridge UB9 6JP

Tel:

(01895) 824425

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Manchester

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Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum was opened to the public in 1885. The museum houses about six million items from around the world. Galleries include butterflies and carvings from India; birds and bark-cloth from the Pacific; live frogs and ancient pottery from America; fossils and native art from Australia; mammals and ancient Egyptian craftsmanship from Africa; plants, coins and minerals from Europe; art from past civilisations of the Mediterranean; and beetles, armour and archery from Asia.

Family activities and events organised throughout the year including school holidays.

Web: www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

Address: University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Tel:

(0161) 275 2634

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North London

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RAF Museum

Journey through the history of flying. Want to be a pilot? Want to fly a plane? How do planes fly? The answer to this and many other questions can be found in our new interactive gallery, full of fascinating experiences for you to try for yourself. Open seven days a week 10am-6pm.


Address: Grahame Parkway, London NW9 5LL

Tel:

(020) 8205 2266

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Devon

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Torridge Pool

Address: Churchill Way, Northam, Bideford, EX39 1SU

Tel:

(01237) 471 794

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Lancashire

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The Corgi Heritage Centre

The Corgi Heritage Centre features a complete history of the Corgi company from its early days as Mettoy, set up just before World War II, to the introduction of the Corgi name in the mid 1950's, right up to the present day. The Centre begins with a walk-through history with illustrations and examples of vintage Corgi models - "The Ones with Windows" - guaranteed to start you reminiscing!

Address: 53 York Street, Heywood, Rochdale, Lancashire OL10 4NR

Tel:

(01706) 365812

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Surrey

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Oakwood Sports Centre

Address: Balcombe Road, Horley, RH6 9AB

Tel:

(01293) 822238

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Cornwall

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Amazing Cornish Maize Maze

The Amazing Cornish Maize Maze offers family fun and kids days out at Smeaton Farm near Saltash in Cornwall - a giant themed corn maze with puzzles and quizzes.

Web: www.amazingcornishmaizemaze.co.uk

Address: Smeaton Farm Pillaton Saltash Cornwall PL12 6RZ

Tel:

(01579) 351833

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Cambridgeshire

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Parkside Swimming Pool

Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY

Tel:

(01223) 446 100

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North London

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Harrow School Old Speech Room Gallery

This well known school houses a collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman artefacts. Regular temporary exhibitions include paintings, books and natural history.

Address: 5 High Street Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3HP

Tel:

(020) 8872 8205

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Dorset

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Oceanarium Bournemouth

The Oceanarium contains marine life from both oceans and rivers all in naturally-themed habitats. Attractions include a 350,000 litre ocean tank recreating Australia’s barrier reef. A fantastic day out for the whole family.

Visit onto their great website where you will find all the information about the oceanarium plus many interesting marine facts, competitions and stories.

Web: www.oceanarium.co.uk

Address: Pier Approach, West Beach. Bournemouth BH2 5AA

Tel:

(01202) 311 993

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Shropshire

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Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Events that happened in this valley changed our world. Two centuries ago it was filled with sounds and smells of early industry. This is where the Industrial Revolution began. Today it is a deeply wooded, tranquil and beautiful valley and home to museums and monuments of great historic importance.

Web: www.ironbridge.org.uk

Address: The Wharfage, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7AW

Tel:

(01952) 435 900

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Cornwall

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The Cornish Cyder Farm

Take a trip through the ancient process of cyder making. See the press house and bottlery where you will see traditional farm house cyders and Cornish Country fruit wines still being made.

Address: Penhallow Truro Cornwall TR4 9LW

Tel:

(01872) 573356

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Bristol

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Bristol Zoo Aquarium

Shimmering spots, stripes and spines are always on show in the colourful Aquarium. Here you'll discover over 70 different species of fish, from a wide variety of tropical and temperate, freshwater and marine habitats including the clown fish and the giant gourami.

Web: www.bristolzoo.org.uk

Address: Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton BS8 3HA

Tel:

0117 974 7399

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North Yorkshire

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The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

This is a great place for a family visit. It is of interest to children and all age groups. Recently voted the best childrens' attraction in Yorkshire.

Address: The Tupgill Park Estate, Coverdale, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4TJ

Tel:

(01969) 640638

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North London

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Somers Town Community Sports Centre

Address: 134 Chalton St, London NW1 1RX

Tel:

020 7419 4365

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North Yorkshire

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Kids days out in North Yorkshire

Birds of Prey Centre

The Birds of Prey Centre provides the public with the opportunity to enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry with over 80 birds and 34 species.

Eagles, Falcons, Hawks and Owls will swoop and dive around you as you sit in a beautiful English garden. Our skilled handlers will explain why the birds hunt and fly as they do, where they come from in the wild and how they are trained. Following each breathtaking display you too may hold our Birds of Prey for The Ultimate Hands on Experience.

We also offer falconry courses or hawk walks ideal for a special Birthday or Christmas present, Let us arrange it all for you!

Web: www.falconrycentre.co.uk

Address: Sion Hill Hall, Kirby, Wiske, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 4EU

Tel:

(01845) 587522

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Berkshire

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Rivermead Leisure Complex

Address: Richfield Avenue, Caversham, Reading, RG1 8EQ

Tel:

(0118) 901 5000

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West Sussex

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Family days out

All year round family fun

Tulleys Farm in the heart of the stunning West Sussex countryside offers over 25 attractions and 4 miles of paths and fun!

Attractions include The Puzzle Park with many activities and adventure play and the Giant Maize Maze

We also offer family events throughout the year including Shocktober Fest, Pumpkin Patch and Spooktober Fest at Halloween, The Tulleys Family Christmas Experience, Christmas Shop and Natural Christmas Trees, The Big Hatch Easter Experience and The Giant Maize Maze and Puzzle Park throughout the summer.

In addition we have the famous Tulleys Tea Room serving a range of delicious hot and cold food, cakes and drinks.

Address: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE

Tel:

01342 718472

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Somerset

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Parish Wharf Leisure Centre

Address: Harbour Road, Portishead, BS20 7DD

Tel:

(01275) 848 494

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East London

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Newham City Farm

Address: Stansfeld Road, Beckton E6 5LT

Tel:

(020) 7474 4960

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Warwickshire

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Hatton Country World

Where else could you start the day patting a piglet and end it panning for gold?

Hatton Country World Farm Park is a fun-packed paradise for children and adults, with a unique mix of animals, advenutre and all-out activity!

Web: www.hattonworld.com

Address: Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA

Tel:

(01926) 843411

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Address: Berrynarbor Ilfracombe Devon EX34 9SL

Tel:

(01271) 867 474

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East Sussex

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Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey was founded in 1070 and is an important symbol of the Norman Conquest. The monastery was built on the very spot where Harold fell, fatally wounded by an arrow through the eye, a stone marks the site of his death.

The domestic buildings of the Abbey survive, and the restored 14th Century Gatehouse contains an Exhibition telling the history of the battle and the Abbey down to the present day.

Kids days out in Battle in East Sussex

Address: Battle, East Sussex TN33 OAD

Tel:

(01424) 773792

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Edinburgh

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Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth offers a totally new concept in visitor entertainment. It will take you on a fascinating, ever-changing journey around planet Earth. You will travel back through time to witness the Big Bang. You will experience earthquakes, ice ages and tropical rainstorms. You'll travel to the depths of the oceans and fly high above towering glaciers and mountains. You will see, hear, feel and smell the planet as it was millions of years ago and how it might be in the future.

Web: www.dynamicearth.co.uk

Address: 112-116 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Tel:

(0131) 550 7800

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East London

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Hackney City Farm

Address: 1a Goldsmiths Row London E2 8QA

Tel:

(020) 7729 6381

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Address: Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH

Tel:

(01223) 330906

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Bedfordshire

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

An experience for adventurers big and small. Pack your kit bag, put your boots on and see if you’re big enough to find the BIG 5 at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!

Pick up your essential full colour travel guide at the start of the trail which takes you around the five 'action stops' on your quest to meet and learn all about this majestic quintet. (lions, giraffes, elephants, bears and rhinos).

Fax: 01582 872649

Address: Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF

Tel:

(01582) 872171

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For over a quarter of a century, the name Turk has been synonymous with fun afloat on the Thames. With our large, modern, versatile fleet and unrivalled experience we are able to provide a personal and flexible service to accommodate your needs and budget. We remain the first choice for any kind, or size, of party.

From April to mid-September we operate a scheduled, fully licensed passenger boat service between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court, enabling enjoyment of the historic landmarks and places of interest in this area.

Please contact (020) 8977 1567 for further information.

Address: Town End Pier, 68 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HN

Tel:

(020) 8546 2434

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Warwickshire

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Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo opened in 1963 on a site in Leicestershire. Initially a comparatively modest collection, it has grown into one of the major British zoos, attracting over 450,000 visitors a year. It is famous for its collection of primates.

Web: www.twycrosszoo.com

Address: Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Tel:

(01827) 880250/880440

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Hertfordshire

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Cromer Windmill

Cromer Windmill, the last surviving windmill in Hertfordshire, is open to visitors with guides in attendance, from National Mills Weekend (the second weekend in May) until Heritage Weekend, which is the second weekend in September.

Address: Cromer, Hertfordshire SG2 7QE

Tel:

01763 271305

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Kids days out in Staffordshire

Alton Towers

One of the biggest theme parks in Europe. Lots to do for the whole family. Thrill rides galore including Nemisis, Black Hole and Energizer. Shows throughout the day. Lots for younger kids. In addition to the theme park visit the gardens and woodland walks. Picnic areas available and lots more!

Kids days out in Alton, Staffordshire

Web: www.altontowers.com

Address: Staffordshire ST10 4DB

Tel:

(01538) 703344

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Hampshire

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Fun House Indoor Soft Play Centre

Address: Whitney Road RG24 8NS

Tel:

(01256) 471066

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Kids days out in Cornwall

The Seal Sanctuary now has three Seal Rescue Centres to visit. Apart from all being busy rescue centres each centre also offers the chance to see many different types of seal and other animals.

The National Seal Sanctuary in Helford Estuary is situated near the village of Gweek in Cornwall. The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary is set on the shores of Loch Creran, near Oban. At the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk you can also see Sharks, Otters, Penguins, Rays and Seahorses.

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Somerset

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Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park covers over 42 acres offering gentle walks, fishing lakes and beautiful birds. Toddlers and juniors will love the traditional style play area and the more adventurous older children and adults have fun on the trim trail which runs parellel to the footpath around the lake.

Kids days out in Burnham on Sea, Somerset

Address: Marine Drive, Burnham on Sea, Somerset TA9 3YY

Tel:

0845 408 2540

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Surrey

Guildford Attractions

Places to visit in and around Guildford, the historic county town of Surrey. Please log onto their website for full details of attractions, parks and accomodation within the area.

Web: www.guildford.gov.uk

Address: Guildford Tourist Information Centre

Tel:

(01483) 444333

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Northumberland

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Kids days out in Northumberland

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle, known as the 'Windsor of the North', is a foreboding medieval castle, recently used for the Harry Potter films, with stunning State Rooms that contain fine furniture and paintings by Canaletto, Van Dyck and Titian. The Castle offers beauty and history also the gardens, the country walks in wonderful scenery, restaurant, shop and museums.

Please log onto the website at www.alnwickcastle.com or phone the number above for details of forthcoming events.

Kids days out in Alnwick Northumberland

Address: Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ

Tel:

(01665) 510777

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Powys

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King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthur's Labyrinth is an underground visitor attraction in Mid Wales with a unique presentation that has captured the public imagination. The tour of the Labyrinth includes a walk of a quarter of a mile through the caverns and the temperature underground is cool. Warm clothes and sensible footwear are advised.

Address: Corris, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9RF

Tel:

(01654) 761584

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Address: Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1PP

Tel:

(01531) 822144

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North London

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

This outstanding Hindu temple offers an impressive sight. Made of Indian carved stone and marble, visitors are asked to respect the religious dress code and etiquette.

Address: 105-119 Brentfield Road, Neasden, Brent NW10 8LD

Tel:

(020) 8965 2651

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Hertfordshire

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Bishop's Stortford Museum

Address: Rhodes Arts Complex, South Road, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG

Tel:

(01279) 722557

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Norfolk

Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve

Visit Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve, owned by the National Trust, the major attraction in the Norfolk Broads. The picturesque harbour is used for recreational sailing and you can take daily trips to the Nature Reserve you can see a colony of common and grey seals and many varieties of birds.

Seal Trips and Ferries to Blakeney Point
Bishops' Boats Seal Trips Tel. 01263 740753
Temples Seal Trips Tel. 01263 740791
Beans Boat Trips Tel. 01263 740505

Address: North Norfolk Coast, East Anglia

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Hertfordshire

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Hatfield House, Park & Gardens

Web: www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Address: Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ

Tel:

(01707) 287010

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Shropshire

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Days out for kids in Oswestry

THE Countryside Experience

Situated near Oswestry in Shropshire is Park Hall; one of the region’s most exciting all weather family visitor attractions:

  • Daily Animal Activities
  • Indoor Play Barn
  • Outdoor Adventure Playground
  • Go Karts & Driving School
  • The Victorian School & Museum
  • Iron Age Roundhouse
  • Welsh Guards Museum Collection
  • Seasonal events throughout the year
  • Exciting and fun birthday parties

Address: Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4AS

Tel:

01691 671123

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Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of sealife attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Great day out for kids.

Blue Reef Aquariums are situated in Southsea (Portsmouth), Tynemouth on Newcastle's coast, Tyne and Wear, Newquay in Cornwall and Hastings on the East Sussex coast.

Web: www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk

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Ferry Farm Country Park & Restaurant

Ferry Farm offers something for everyone:

Farmyard: Here you will find various breeds of sheep, cattle, goats, ponies and donkeys in the paddocks. PONY RIDES at weekends and school holidays only. An assortment of animal foods is available from the entrance desk.

Indoor Barn: Our large wooden barn has new born animals. You can touch and see piglets, baby goats, guinea pigs, rabbits and calves, and when in season, mainly spring and early summer, bottle feeding of the lambs is available.

Adventure Playground & Indoor Activity Centre: Hours of entertainment!

Tractors: There is a safe surface area, fenced off for children to sit on and ride tractors.

Restaurant: Finish off a great family day out with a visit to our restaurant.

HAVING A PARTY FOR YOUR CHILD: Ferry Farm is a wonderful place for a memorable party for your child.

Web: www.ferryfarm.co.uk

Address: Boat Lane, Hoveringham NG14 7JP

Tel:

0115 966 4512

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Dorset

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Max Gate

Novelist and poet Thomas Hardy designed and lived in this house from 1885 until his death in 1928. Here he wrote Tess of the d\'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and The Mayor of Casterbridge, as welll as much of his poetry.

Address: Alington Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2AB

Tel:

01297 489 481

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Central London

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Madame Tussaud's

Madame Tussaud's has attracted and amazed people the world over, after all, where else can you mingle with movie stars, be counted amongst world leaders or line up along side your sporting heroes?

Web: www.madametussauds.com/London


Address: Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR

Tel:

0871 894 3000

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Cambridgeshire

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Railworld

Web: www.railworld.net

Address: Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 9NR

Tel:

(01733) 344240

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Somerset

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St James Street Pool

Address: St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JH

Tel:

(01823) 350 100

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Angus

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Glamis Castle

The home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, the childhood home of HM The Queen Mother, and the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.

The Lyon family began to build the Castle you see today in about 1400. The Castle rooms contain a rich variety of furnishings, tapestries and works of art. Our experienced guides ensure that our visitors gain a full understanding and appreciation of the Castle's history, legends and anecdotes.

Web: www.glamis-castle.co.uk

Address: Angus, Scotland DD8 1RJ

Tel:

(01307) 840393

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West Sussex

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Mill Road Leisure Sports

Address: Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PA

Tel:

(01903) 884615

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South London

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Wimbledon Park

Address: Park Road, London SW19 2JE

Tel:

020 8545 3667

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East London

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William Morris Gallery

Web: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/william-morris

Address: Lloyd Park Lodge, Forest Road, London E17 4PP

Tel:

(020) 8496 4390

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Hampshire

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Marwell Zoological Park

Over one thousand wild animals including red pandas, zebras and many endangered species in 100 acres of beautiful parkland. Make friends with the domesticated breeds.There's an adventure playground, railway, free road train and other amusements. Easily accessible from the M3 and M27. Please phone or log onto our website for directions and nearest railway station.

Web: www.marwell.org.uk

Address: Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH

Tel:

(01962) 777900

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The Flambards Experience

Flambards – Take a stroll through the award winning Victorian Village, a compelling life-size re-creation of a lamp-lit village of bustling streets, shops and alleyways. Or move forward to the Second World War in Britain in the Blitz, an undercover authentic life-size re-creation of a World War II blitzed street. Then enjoy the Wildlife experience animal show or just let the children play in the Cool and Tots Zone undercover play areas.

With all this as well as award winning gardens, a wide choice of picnic areas, catering and gift shops, every visitor can be confident of a superb full day out.

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.flambards.co.uk

Address: Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA

Tel:

(01326) 573404

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Hertfordshire

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North Herts Leisure Centre

Address: Baldock Road SG6 2ER

Tel:

(01462) 679311

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Cornwall

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World of Model Railways

Web: www.model-railway.co.uk

Address: Meaow Street Mevagissey Cornwall PL26 6UL

Tel:

(01726) 842457

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West London

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National Gallery

Web: www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Tel:

(020) 7839 3321

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Central London

Covent Garden

Visit this enchanting place full of history. Wonderful daily market and street entertainers. Surrounded by museums, lots of pavement cafes and restaurants giving a continental feel. Just soak up the atmosphere and enjoy.

Category: Days out with Kids

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Tourist Attractions

Visit this useful website for information on family friendly places of interest, parks and museums.

Web: www.visitisleofman.com

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North London

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The Jewish Museum


Address: Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street NW1 7NB

Tel:

(020) 7284 7384

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Gloucestershire

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The Birthplace of Vaccination

Dr Jenner's House Museum was the home of Edward Jenner, the pioneer of the smallpox vaccination and the father of the science of Immunology.

Jenner's famous research on smallpox and his development of the first vaccine to protect against the horrific disease led to smallpox being the first and only human disease to ever have been eradicated in1980. This interesting museum and garden make a wonderful day out for the whole family.

Address: The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9BN

Tel:

01453 810631

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East Sussex

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Underwater World

Address: Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings Old Town TN34 3DW

Tel:

(01424) 718776

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North Yorkshire

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The longest show cave in Britain, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The 80-minute guided tour of White Scar Cave covers one mile, and includes one of the largest caverns in the country. Over 330 feet long, with its roof soaring in places to 100 feet, this is one of the largest caverns in Britain. It contains literally thousands of delicate stalactites, which hang from the roof in great clusters.

Address: Ingleton LA6 3AW

Tel:

(01524) 241244

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Pepsi Trocadero

Themed restaurants, shops, high tech attractions, best spot for techno-teens. Sun-Thur 10am-midnight. Fri-Sat 10am-1am.


Address: 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0TR

Tel:

(020) 7439 1719

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Oxfordshire

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Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

Web: www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com

Address: 5 Hithercroft Road Wallingford Oxfordshire OX10 9GQ

Tel:

(01491) 835067

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As well as the impressive Tudor Jacobean mansion, Temple Newsam offers formal gardens and one of the largest parks in Europe. The 1,000 acre estate of gardens and woodland is stocked with rhododendrons, roses and azaleas, the grounds also offer numerous nature trails.

Home Farm, located in the Estate is home to the largest approved Rare Breeds Centre in the country. The Farm itself is a large working farm yard in which traditional animal rearing techniques are employed and where a fine collection of harvesting machines can be found.

Address: Temple Newsam Road, off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE

Tel:

(0113) 264 7321

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Creative fun for all ages

Studio Locations:
1a Mortlake Terrace, Richmond, Surrey KW9 3D Tel: 020 8332 6661
6 Argyle Road, West Ealing, London W13 8AB Tel: 020 8810 4422

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Kids days out in South Yorkshire

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Eureka! The National Children's Museum is a magical place where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play.

Eureka! is the leading children's museum in the UK and gives children aged 0-11 a fun-packed day out. Everything at Eureka! has been designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them.

They can see their own skeleton, catch a wave, save a polar bear, build a house and even get a job at the Post Office, all in a day's play! In fact there's so much to see and do that you'll find yourself visiting again and again.

Web: www.eureka.org.uk

Address: Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE

Tel:

(01422) 330069

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Hurst Castle & Ferries

The only landing ferry to Hurst Castle leaves from Keyhaven Quay on the hour. Single fares are avaliable for those walking the shingle beach from Milford-on-Sea.

Hurst has military history from Tudor times to World War 11 and was the prison of Charles 1. Marvel at the 38 ton guns and magnificent Solvent views.

 

Address: 28 Park Rd., Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0QU

Tel:

(01590) 642500/642344

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Chevin Forest Park

Web: www.chevinforest.co.uk

Chevin Forest Park covers almost 700 acres of moorland and woodland overlooking Otley on a steep, north facing escarpment ridge.

Facilities for picnics, walking, rock climbing and bridleways for horse riding and cycling.

Tel:

0113 395 7400

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South London

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Seven Islands Leisure Centre

Address: 100 Lower Road, Surrey Quays SE16 2UG

Tel:

(020) 7237 3296

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Surrey

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Orleans House Gallery

Stroll in the woodland gardens before visiting the house named after its most famous resident Louis Phillippe, Duc d,Orleans.

Regular art activities take place for 5-12 year olds in school holidays. Sunday Fundays are aimed at our younger club members 3-5 year olds.

Address: Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ

Tel:

(020) 8831 6000

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Thackray Museum

The Museum was the inspiration of Paul Thackray, grandson of Charles F Thackray, founder of the medical company bearing his name in Leeds in 1902.

The displays, which opened in March 1997, explain the ways in which people’s lives have changed over the last 150 years as a result of improvements in public health, medicine and healthcare. The museum collection has over 35,000 objects which, in particular, include a vast range of surgical instruments dating from the late 19th century to the present day. The collection also includes a unique collection of English pharmacy ceramics. The library has over 8,000 books, including the largest collection of medical trade literature in the world.

Web: www.thackraymuseum.org

Address: Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Tel:

(0113) 244 4343

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Willows Farm Village

Acres of Family Fun For Everyone At Willows Farm Village!

Situated in Hertfordshire just a short distance from London, Willows Farm Village is a unique attraction set in 50 acres of beautiful countryside. As well as lots of hands-on animal experiences there's an exciting programme of special demonstrations everyday with extra weekend and holiday children’s activities, so there's always something new to see.

Children's Parties at Willows Farm Village are fantastic fun, and include admission to the Farm Village, with a unique mix of animals, adventure and all-out activity!

Web: www.willowsfarmvillage.com

Address: Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1BB

Tel:

(01727) 822444

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Norfolk

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Oasis Sports & Leisure Centre

Address: Pound Ln, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 0UB

Tel:

(01603) 462 462

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Hampshire

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Ringwood Town and Country Experience

Web: www.rtce.co.uk

Address: Salisbury Road, Blashford, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3PA

Tel:

(01425) 472746

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Awarded Visitor Attraction of the Year (over 100,000 visitors) in the East Midlands Tourism Excellence in England Awards 2005 The White Post Farm Centre is a great day out for all of the family!

We have over 3000 animals, shows and exhibitions are organised throughout the school holidays with special events for Christmas and Halloween. Other activities include an Outdoor Play Area an Indoor Play Barn with indoor soft play area, perfect for under 8's!

We also organise fantastic birthday parties that include holding animals as well as a birthday meal in the Lunch Barn.

Address: Farnsfield, Newark NG22 8HL

Tel:

(01623) 882977

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Cheshire

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Blue Planet Aquarium

Britain's largest aquarium attraction, two floors of interactive displays. Caribbean Reef tank, 71 metre under water walkway, featuring Europe's largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks with over 2000 fish. Visit the world's deadliest frogs.

Web: www.blueplanetaquarium.com

Address: Longlooms Road, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF

Tel:

(0151) 3578800

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North London

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Roundwood Club

Address: Harlesden, London NW10 3ZP

Tel:

(020) 8965 3475

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North London

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Quasar

Address: 13, Junction Rd, London N19 5QT

Tel:

(020) 7281 5001

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Buckinghamshire

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Odds Farm Park

www.oddsfarm.co.uk

Family days out in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Address: Wooburn Common, High Wycombe HP10 0LX

Tel:

(01628) 520188

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Paradise Wildlife Park

We are a friendly family run leisure park which offers day long interest, excitement and enjoyment for all the family.

At Paradise Wildlife Park you can touch and feed our paddock animals which include Zebras and Camels! There is a great range of other animals to see including Meerkats, Lions, Red Pandas, Tigers, Spiders, Snakes and lots more.

We offer a range of different experiences beyond a family day out, that can create life long memories including feeding the big cats, and hands-on encounters with Meercats or Wolves. Ideal unique gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries, or just as a special treat for that special someone!

Web: www.pwpark.com

Address: White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 7QA

Tel:

(01992) 470 490

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Berkshire

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Magnet Leisure Centre

Address: Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, SL6 8AW

Tel:

(01628) 639 955

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West Sussex

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Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

Opening times: Tues-Sat 10am - 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday.

Address: Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Tel:

(01903) 221140

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Kids days out in Birmingham

Birmingham’s best beach is situated at the National SEA LIFE Centre.

The centre is a nationally renowned tropical paradise boasting a kaleidoscope of colour a rare underwater treat in the heart of such a vibrant evolving city. The adventure is an exploration through coral caves, lagoons, pools and ocean depths where visitors can marvel at sharks, stingrays, playful otters, magical seahorses and giant crabs. Walk on water with green sea turtles, sharks and shoals of tropical reef fish swimming alongside, above you and even beneath your feet. The enormous one million litre ocean tunnel is a unique experience for all ages.

The centre offers a full programme of feeding demonstrations and talks. Visitors have the opportunity to get involved with the Save our Seas Programme (SOS). Sign petitions, watch research at work and find out what you can do to protect these amazing creatures from the brink of extinction.

Fax: 0121 633 4787
Email: [email protected]

Address: The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HL

Tel:

(0121) 643 6777

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INTECH Science Centre

INTECH family science centre, Winchester is an under cover, all-weather visitor attraction and education centre. There are 100 hands-on interactive science and technology exhibits, ideal for the child aged 5-12. Check out our monthly science shows, holiday activities and birthday party package on our website.

Café, outdoor picnic area, free ample parking, disabled access Situated on the A31, three miles east of the M3 (Jcts. 9 or 10) and close to the A272.

Web: www.intech-uk.com

Address: Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester SO21 1HX

Tel:

(01962) 863791

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Children's Indoor Adventure Playgrounds

Centres at:

Audlett Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3NJ
Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JF
Blackburn Road, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 5BQ
Cavendish Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8AX.
448 Perth Ave, Slough Trading Estate, Slough, Berkshire SL1 4TS

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Tate Britain

Kids days out in London

Web:www.tate.org.uk

Address: Millbank London SW1P 4RG

Tel:

020 7887 8888

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South London

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Natural History Museum

Visit the website for details of the latest exhibitions.

Web: www.nhm.ac.uk

Address: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD

Tel:

(020) 7942 5000

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See a collection of different breeds of draft horses together with a number of breeds of ponies some of which have foals that are also on display. We also have a display of horse-drawn machinery wagons and other implements some in working order forming a fascinating collection from the pre-war horse era.

Daily activities are organised as well as special events throughout the year.

Address: West Runton Stables, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH

Tel:

(01263) 837339

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Museum of St Albans

Web: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/Sites/Museum-of-St-Albans

Address: Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RR

Tel:

(01727) 819340

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Northern Ireland

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The Argory

The Argory is a superb National Trust house dating from the 1820's, which has remained substantially unchanged from the turn of the century.

The house is situated in 315 acres of woodland overlooking the river Blackwater. The house contains some fascinating furniture including a superb 1824 cabinet organ.

Address: Moy, Dungannon, BT71 6NA

Tel:

+44 (028) 8778 4753

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Somerset

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Scotch Horn Leisure Centre

Address: Brockway, Nailsea, BS48 1BZ

Tel:

(01275) 856 965

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Tyne & Wear

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The Lightfoot Sports Centre

Address: Wharrier Street, Newcastle, NE6 3BR

Tel:

(0191) 265 5597

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A truly memorable wildlife experience for all the family. A former chalk quarry, near Tring in Buckinghamshire, this reserve has been transformed into a thriving centre for wildlife and supports more than 1,000 species. It boasts panoramic views of the surrounding farmland and Chiltern hills and has become a haven for many migrating birds.

Visitor facilities: visitor centre with displays on geology, wildlife gardening, bee-keeping, the Arable Weed Project and farming, farming museum, numerous bird hides by the lakeside and high on the hillsides, live animals including chickens, guinea pigs and our two Highland cattle. Surfaced car park. Open 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays). No dogs please.

Address: Tring HP23 5QG

Tel:

(01442) 826774

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London Aquarium

See the fascinating and mysterious creatures from the globe's magnificent oceans, seas and rivers. Come face to face with piranhas from the tropics, poisonous lion fish from the Indian Ocean, find 2 meter long sharks or stroke a friendly ray in the beach pool.

Web:
www.londonaquarium.co.uk

Address: County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7PB

Tel:

(020) 7967 8000

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Bedfordshire

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Woburn Safari Park

Web: www.woburnsafari.co.uk

Address: Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QN

Tel:

(01525) 290407

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Somerset

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Cheddar Caves & Gorge

A major tourist attraction for over 200 years, visit the Cathedral-like Caves and Britain's biggest Gorge. Lots top see including Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton.

Web: www.cheddarcaves.co.uk

Address: Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF

Tel:

(01934) 742343

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East Sussex

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Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

One of the south coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this Napoleonic fortress, named one of the top ten military museums in the UK.

Built to defend the south coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a unique monument to that time and now houses the largest military collection of its kind in the south of England, along with a vibrant events programme.

Entry to the parade ground and battlements is FREE, with admission charged only inside the fortress and military exhibition. Plus get a free return visit with each ticket! A great day out for kids!

Address: Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7AQ
Web: www.visiteastbourne.com/things-to-do/redoubt-fortress.aspx

Tel:

01323 410300

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Hampshire

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Jane Austen's House

Visit Jane Austen's House, situated in the village of Chawton in Hampshire, where she wrote and revised her famous novels including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion.

The pretty garden contains many varieties of plants and herbs common in the late 18th century. In the Old Bakehouse you will be able to see Jane's donkey carriage that she used when she was ill and too weak to travel far on foot.

Web: www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

Address: Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SD

Tel:

(01420) 83262

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Quasar

Lots of fun for boys and girls aged 7+, even adults can join in! They will organise a 2½ hour party to include food, drinks and party bag.

Address: 20, Queensway, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 4SA

Tel:

(020) 8804 9996

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Warwickshire

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Kids days out in North Warwickshire

Broomey Croft Childrens Farm

This award winning farm attraction is a fun family day out and has been laid out and organised to especially suite families with younger children.

There are plenty of opportunities to see and feed the friendly farm animals as close quarters.

For those tractor mad children we have free tractor and trailer rides daily during the weekends and school holidays.

There is a delightful tea shop on site, which serves hot, and cold snacks and has a good children’s menu.

The farm is kept spotlessly clean and a high priority is put on the well being of the animals and the enjoyment of the visitors.

Web: www.broomeycroftfarm.co.uk

Address: Bodymoor Heath Lane, Bodymoor, Near Tamworth, North Warwickshire B76 0EE

Tel:

(01827) 873844

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Cornwall

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Antony House

Antony House features some exceptional furnishings. A splendid collection of portraits including examples of works by Reynolds and a painting of Charles I at his trial. There are 25 acres of landscaped gardens adjacent to the house, and some 50 acres of natural woodland to explore. The house and gardens were donated to the National Trust in 1961.

Kids days out in Torpoint in Cornwall

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/antony/

Address: Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2QA

Tel:

(01752) 812191

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Central London

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

OPENED in 1996, this working reconstruction of the Globe Theatre was founded by Sam Wannamaker.
Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames adjacent to Bankside Powerstation.
The open air theatre runs from spring to autumn. The museum is open daily 10:00-17:00. Admission £5.

Web: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Address: Bankside, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT

Tel:

020 7902 1400

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Oxfordshire

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Farmer Gow's ~ Activity Farm

Fabulous Family Day Out and Birthday Parties in Oxfordshire

Open daily (1 Jan - 23 Dec) 10am - 5pm

  • Meet the Animals ~ daily at 11am and at 2pm, bottle feeding, chick handling, egg collecting, goat walking ...
  • Trailer Rides ~ seasonal (April-October)
  • Bale Climbs ~ indoor and outdoor
  • Pedal Tractors ~ indoor and outdoor
  • Play Areas including Under 5s area
  • Cafe area, with wood burning stove
  • Farm shop ~ gifts, toys, meat, eggs, firewood
  • Picnic areas ~ indoor and outdoor

Birthday Parties ~

  • Available all year
  • 2.5 hours, morning or afternoon
  • Includes ~ Meet the Animals, Trailer Ride or Treasure Hunt, use of all the farm facilties
  • From £6 per child

Address: Longcot Road, Fernham, nr Faringdon SN7 7PR

Tel:

(01793) 780 555

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Devon

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Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village is a miniature village and railway in Babbacombe.

Kids days out in Torquay, Devon.

Web: www.babbacombemodelvillage.co.uk

Address: Hampton Avenue Babbacombe Torquay Devon TQ1 3LA

Tel:

(01803) 315315

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Northumberland

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Chillingham Castle

Web: www.chillingham-castle.com

Address: Chillingham, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 5NJ

Tel:

(01668) 215359

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Hertfordshire

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Cathedral & Abbey Church Of St Albans

Tel:

(01727) 860780

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Kent

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Tiny Town

Tiny Town' represents a new concept in Children's soft play areas with state of the art 3G astro-turf football pitches, changing room and bespoke party log cabins.

The 20,000 sq ft 'Town' is made up of a number of soft play zones which are both educational and entertaining. It is the mission of Tiny Town to offer a great value destination for children and parents alike.

It's the place where children come to play, learn and dream about the future.

Location : Unit 2, Sheldon Way, Larkfield, Aylesford ME20 6SE

Address: Unit 2, Sheldon Way, Larkfield, Aylesford ME20 6SE

Tel:

01622 882 218

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Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

Take an exciting journey through a tropical rainforest, experience the life and learn about the creatures. See exotic butterflies and tropical birds flying free, handle snakes and spiders, see poisonous frogs and scorpions, leaf cutter ants and much much more.

Web: www.edinburgh-butterfly-world.co.uk

Address: Dobbies Garden World, Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1AZ

Tel:

(0131) 663 4932

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Multiple Areas

Historic Irish Castles

Information on many interesting castles throughout Ireland including Blarney Castle.

Web:
www.majestic-castles-in-ireland.com

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Edinburgh

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Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded in the 17th century on an area the size of a tennis court. It now extends to 31 hectares and incorporates Specialist Gardens at three very different locations in Scotland and is one of the world's finest botanic gardens.

Please visit the website for full details.

Web: www.rbge.org.uk

Tel:

(0131) 552 7171

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Birmingham

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Northfield Pool & Fitness Centre

Address: Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2PD

Tel:

(0121) 464 1058

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Central London

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Cabinet War Rooms

A labyrinth of 21 underground rooms, preserved as they were in the 1940s, from where Churchill and his War Cabinet planned the military campaigns of World War II.

Web: www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms

Address: Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ

Tel:

(020) 7930 6961

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Buckinghamshire

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Web: www.bucksrailcentre.org

Address: Quainton Road Station Quainton Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 4BY

Tel:

(01296) 655720

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East London

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Brooks Farm

Address: Skeltons Lane Park ,Leyton E10 5BS

Tel:

(020) 8539 4278

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West Sussex

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Littlehampton Swimming & Sports Centre

Address: Sea Road, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16 2NA

Tel:

(01903) 725451

Category: Days out with Kids

Address: A3124 Great Torrington Devon EX38 8PH

Tel:

(01805) 624067

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Isle of Anglesey

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Museum of Childhood Memories

A visit to the Museum of Childhood Memories is a uniquely memorable experience. The collection is of absorbing interest to adults and children alike. From an historical angle, it illustrates visually the habits and interests that brought pleasure to families over the past 150 years.

Web: www.aboutbritain.com/museumofchildhoodmemories.htm

Address: 1 Castle Street, Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey LL58 8AP

Tel:

(01248) 712498

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Dorset

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Hardy's Cottage

The small, thatched cottage where poet and novelist Thomas Hardy was born in 1840. It was built by his great-grandfather and is little altered since.

Address: Higher Bockhampton near Dorchester DT2 8QJ

Tel:

(01305) 262366

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Hertfordshire

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Stevenage Museum

Address: St George's Way, Stevenage SG1 1XX

Tel:

(01438) 218881

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South London

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Springhealth Leisure Club

Address: Pools on the Park, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF

Tel:

020 8940 0561

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Address: Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 3TT

Tel:

(0)23 9285 7520

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West Sussex

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Fishers Farm Park

Web: www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk/

Address: Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green RH14 0EG

Tel:

(01403) 700063

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Essex

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Kids days out in Essex

Acres of Magical Fun for everyone!

This fabulous Farm Attraction is situated in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex.

Meet all your farmyard friends, Tractor & Trailer Rides, Indoor and Outdoor Play, Animal Interactions, Pesky Pet Show, Birds of Prey, Pet Barn, Milking Demonstrations and much more

Address: Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5WP

Tel:

(01245) 321552

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Kids days out in Nottinghamshire

The Tales of Robin Hood

The Tales of Robin Hood, Nottingham's most popular tourist attraction, invites you to step back in time to the days when England's best loved outlaw waged war against his arch enemy, The Sheriff of Nottingham. Enter a world of mystery and merriment, where legend and adventure lives on.

The whole family will enjoy a real adventure riding through Medieval Nottingham in unique adventure cars. Smell its smells as you flee from the evil sheriff, see the expertly captured scenes from the original tales of Robin Hood and hear the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the Middle Ages.

As night falls, our Grand Hall comes alive with Medieval Banquets and Murder Mystery evenings. We also organise great ‘Little Outlaw's’ Birthday Parties that include a trip around the attraction, invitations and party food. Special events are also held throughout the year.

Address: 30-38 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6GF

Tel:

(0115) 948 3284

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Greater London

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Boston Manor House

Set in a public park this Jacobean manor house built in 1623 has beautiful English renaissance plaster ceilings in the state rooms on the first floor. The ground floor rooms are decorated in the style of the early 19th century.

Web: www.fobm.org.uk/House

Address: Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9JX

Tel:

(020) 8560 5441

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Cornwall

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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Address: St.Newlyn East Newquay Cornwall TR8 5LX

Tel:

(01872) 510317

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Surrey

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Birdworld

A World of Birds and So Much More!

Birdworld is the largest bird park in the UK. Set in beautiful gardens, a great day out for the whole family.

Found within the grounds you can also visit the Underwater World where you can marvel at the colourful tropical fish, jungle swamps, sea reefs and other wonders of marine life from around the world.

A must for all the children is the Jenny Wren Farm where you can feed and pet all their animals. Log on for full details.

Address: Holt Pound, Farnham GU10 4LD

Tel:

01420 22992

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Buckinghamshire

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Cowper Memorial Museum

The Cowper and Newton Museum is an independent museum run as a charitable trust,. It is housed in Orchard Side, the home of the eighteenth century poet, letter-writer and classical scholar William Cowper. Events are organised throughout the year.

Web: www.cowperandnewtonmuseum.org

Address: Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

Tel:

(01234) 711516

Category: Days out with Kids

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo was first performed in 1950 as the Army in Scotland's contribution to the Edinburgh International Festival.

Today, with its unique blend of music, ceremony, entertainment, and theatre set against the amazing backdrop of Edinburgh castle, it is without question one of the world's greatest shows.

Web: www.edinburgh-tattoo.co.uk

Tel:

(0131) 225 1188

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East London

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Family days out in London

V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, close to the Central line tube station, is home of the national collection of childhood-related objects, spanning the 1600s to the present day. FREE ENTRY. Open 10.00-17.45 daily (last admission 17.30)

The collection includes dolls, dolls' houses, puppets and teddy bears, games, childcare, clothing, furniture and art and photography. In addition, the Museum runs a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions and displays, a wide variety of activities, events and workshops for families on weekends and during the school holidays.

The Museum aims to encourage everyone to explore the themes of childhood past and present, and to develop an appreciation of creative design through our inspirational collections and varied public programme.

Address: Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Tel:

+44 (0)20 8983 5200

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Bowling for kids in Berkshire

Strikes Bowl Multiplex is the complete family entertainment centre where fun and excitement is guaranteed for all the family. Combining traditional 10 pin bowling, where we offer specially equipped lanes for the younger bowlers, along with the innovative Cosmic Bowl and "Planet Zoom", the indoor adventure play area for children.

Category: Days out with Kids

North Yorkshire

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Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Web: www.sealifeeurope.com/scarborough

Address: Scalby Mills, Scarborough YO12 6RP

Tel:

(01723) 376125

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Hampshire

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Monkey Maze

Creche facilities for 2yrs-8yrs. Parent supervision for 0-10 years. Ball pond with slide, climbing frames, colouring and bricks. Drinks available.

Address: Unit 40/44, The Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet Road GU51 3LA

Tel:

(01252) 816041

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North London

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The Play Station

Address: 2a Brabant Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XB

Tel:

(020) 8889 0001

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Devon

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Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Web: www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk

Address: Queen's Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF

Tel:

(01803) 555872

Category: Days out with Kids

Hampshire

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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Web: www.rnsubmus.co.uk

Address: Haslar Jetty Rd, Gosport PO12 2AS

Tel:

(023) 9251 0354

Category: Days out with Kids

Birmingham

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Moseley Road Swimming Pool


Facilities: Baby Changing Facilities, Leisure Centre, Spectator Seating, Swimming Pool
Services: Birthday Parties, First Strokes - toddlers' swimming lessons, Junior Coaching, Parent and Toddler Swimming, Splash Sessions for children, Children's swimming lessons in Birmingham.

Address: Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9BX

Tel:

0121 464 0150

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Somerset

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Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park

Web: www.exmoorfalconry.co.uk

Address: West Lynch Farm Allerford Nr.Porlock Somerset TA24 8HJ

Tel:

(01643) 862816

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West Sussex

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Amberley Working Museum

Amberley Working Museum covers 36 acres of former chalk pits nestling under the South Downs. It has over thirty different buildings, hundreds of exhibits meticulously restored by our volunteers, a variety of working craftspeople, an enchanting nature and woodland trail, a railway station, bus depot and printing works, a dozen or so picnic areas, a children's playground, cafe and gift shop .... and more besides.

Kids days out in Arundel, West Sussex

Special events are run throughout the year.

Address: Amberley, nr Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9LT

Tel:

(01798) 831831

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Nottinghamshire

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The Theme Park uniquely designed for the under 10's.

Address: Rampton, nr Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0HX

Tel:

(01777) 248274

Category: Days out with Kids

Hertfordshire

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Hertford Castle

Web: www.hertford.net

Tel:

(01992) 584322

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East London

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Mile End Climbing Centre

Why not try Indoor Rock Climbing. We are open to the public and offer Junior Climbing Club for ages 8-16. Birthday parties and holiday schemes available.

Address: Haverfield Road (formerly Cordova Rd.) Bow, London E3 5BE

Tel:

(020) 8980 0289

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Oxfordshire

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Museum of Oxford

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum dedicated to the history of the city and the University, making it the essential starting point for a visit to Oxford. There is an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions and family events, with regular family activities in the galleries and workshops for children.

Web: www.museumofoxford.org.uk

Address: St Aldate's, 40 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1DZ

Tel:

(01865) 252761

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Denbighshire

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Pen Y Bryn Farm Park

Come along and enjoy the fun at North Wales's premier farm park. The park is set in the wonderful scenery of North Wales, enjoying marvellous views. It has free parking, picnic areas, cafe selling drinks, snacks and light lunches, kid's play areas, toilets and washing facilities, disabled access, nature trails, and lots of animals, including 'Solo' the Llama!

Web: www.pybfarmpark.co.uk

Address: Betws Gwerfil Goch, Corwen, Denbighshire LL21 8PB

Tel:

(01490) 420244

Category: Days out with Kids

Buckinghamshire

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Hellfire Caves

Web: www.hellfirecaves.co.uk

Address: West Wycombe Hill Road West Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP14 3AJ

Tel:

(01494) 533 739

Category: Days out with Kids

Cambridgeshire

St Ivo Leisure Centre

Address: Westwood Road, St Ives PE27 6WU

Tel:

(01480) 388 500

Category: Days out with Kids

Cornwall

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Brocklands Adventure Park

Address: Brocklands Adventure Park Kilkhampton near Bude Cornwall EX23 9QW

Tel:

(01288) 321 920

Category: Days out with Kids

Birmingham

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Kids days out in Birmingham

Ten themed galleries of interactive, informative exhibits make up Thinktank, Birmingham’s museum of science and discovery. It’s a truly modern museum where visitors can investigate everything from locomotives and aircraft to intestines and taste buds! This exciting, award winning science centre offers ten galleries of historical artefacts, modern interactives and futuristic facts.

Combining science and entertainment in spectacular fashion there's something at Thinktank for everyone.


Address: Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG

Tel:

(0121) 202 2222

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Cornwall

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Lands End Visitors Centre

Web: www.landsend-landmark.co.uk

Address: Sennen Penzance Cornwall TR19 7AA

Tel:

0870 458 0099

Category: Days out with Kids

Address: Alresford Nr Winchester Hampshire SO24 9JG

Tel:

(01962) 733810

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Warwickshire

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Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle offers you a thousand years of history, a fabulous day out for the whole family.

Visit the dungeons where a prisoners fate was to be forgotten forever! The Armoury contains over 1000 pieces from all over Europe. The castle boasts beautiful staterooms and a chapel full of exquisite furnishings dating back to the 17th century. Walk through the magnificent gardens landscaped by Capability Brown. Events organised throughout the year include jousting, knights fighting and lots more.

Open every day except Christmas day.

Facilities: Restaurants, picnic area, open air barbecue, gift shops, disabled access.

Web: www.warwick-castle.com

Address: Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4QU

Tel:

(01926) 406600

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Hertfordshire

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Redbournbury Mill

Last used for milling in the 1950's, the mill is at the end of a massive rebuilding and restoration project, which took over ten years to complete. It is now established as a museum and as the only working mill on the River Ver.

Address: Redbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans AL3 6RS

Tel:

(01582) 792874

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South London

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Science Museum

Paradise for kids of all ages. Special birthday parties which are an all night extravaganza with a scientific twist! Enjoy an evening of fantastic activities rounded off by camping in the museum overnight. Watch stunning science films at our IMAX 3D Cinema.

Web: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Address: Exhibition Rd, South Kensington SW7 2DD

Tel:

(0870) 870 4868

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Kent

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The Home of Charles Darwin

Address: Luxted Road, Downe, Kent BR6 7JT

Tel:

(01689) 859119

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Warwickshire

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Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden

Discover a past, rich with the famous names and events of history. Wander through rooms used lavishly to entertain Queen Elizabeth I and hear of extravagant water pageants and the siege of 1266.

Good annual programme of events.


Address: Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE

Tel:

(01926) 852078

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West Sussex

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Kids days out in West Sussex

The timber-framed hall house sits on the edge of Ashdown Forrest in the picturesque Wealden village of West Hoathly. Built in the fifteenth century for the Priory of St. Pancras in Lewes, the property was later seized by Henry VIII. Central chimneys and a fine Horsham stone roof were added later when it became a substantial yeoman farmer’s house.

Now, containing seventeenth and eighteenth century country furniture, ironwork, textiles and domestic objects displayed in furnished rooms, it stands in a traditional cottage garden. The garden includes herbaceous perennials, shrubs, wild flowers and over one hundred and seventy herbs.


Address: North Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PP

Tel:

(01342) 810479

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North London

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London Canal Museum

Journey through history of London's canals.

Web:
www.canalmuseum.org.uk

Address: 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT

Tel:

(020) 7713 0836

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South Yorkshire

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Middleston Railway

Having been established by an Act of Parliament in 1758, the Middleton Railway, Leeds, can claim to be the oldest Railway in the world. It also played host to the first commercially successful, revenue earning, steam locomotives which entered service there in 1812.

The railway currently operates passenger services over approximately 1 mile of track between its headquarters at Moor Road, Hunslet, Leeds and Park Halt, which is on the outskirts of Middleton Park.

Address: The Station, Moor Road, Leeds LS10 2JQ

Tel:

(0113) 271 0320

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Cornwall

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Newquay Zoo

Web: www.newquayzoo.org.uk

Address: Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ

Tel:

(01637) 873342

Category: Days out with Kids

South Yorkshire

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MAGNA

MAGNA is the UK’s first Science Adventure Centre. Situated within the former Templeborough Steelworks, the centre offers an exciting exploration of earth air, fire and water - a chance for visitors to create their own adventure through spectacular hands-on interactive challenges.

There are four Adventure Zones where visitors can unearth the mysteries of our world in a playful and stimulating environment. Visitors get the chance to take part in a number of thrilling activities, including dodging lightning, operating real JCB’s, firing a water cannon at live targets and experiencing a fire tornado up close!

Web: www.magnatrust.org.uk

Address: Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 1DX

Tel:

(01709) 720002

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North Yorkshire

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Skipton Castle

Skipton is one if the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.

With over 900 years of history the whole family can enjoy a wonderful day out.

Web: www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

Address: North Yorkshire, BD23 1AQ

Tel:

(01756) 792442

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Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswold Hills, Sudeley Castle is steeped in history. The Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, following her marriage to Sir Thomas Seymour, and Lady Jane Grey. Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I all visited Sudeley. King Charles I stayed here and his nephew, Prince Rupert, established his headquarters at the Castle, during the Civil War.

Surrounding the Castle are the magnificent Gardens which won the HHA Christies Garden of the Year award in 1996. Special events organised throughout the year.

Address: Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5JD

Tel:

(01242) 602308

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Built in 1700, it was a home and workplace for Samuel Johnson from 1748-1759and it was here that he compiled the first comprehensive English Dictionary.

Restored to its original condition it features a collection of period furniture, prints and portraits.

Web: www.drjohnsonshouse.org

Address: 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE

Tel:

(020) 7353 3745

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West Sussex

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Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway

Kids days out in Haywards Heath in West Sussex

Web: www.beechhurst-railway.org.uk

Address: Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4BX

Tel:

(01444) 459903

Category: Days out with Kids

Devon

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World of Country Life

Web: www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk

Address: Sandy Bay Exmouth Devon EX8 5BU

Tel:

(01395) 274533

Category: Days out with Kids

Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Zoo

Admire the most beautiful and dangerous of creatures including: Royal and White Bengal Tigers, Chinese Tigers, Siberian Tigers, Leopards, Jaguar and Black Panther PLUS many exotic species including Lemurs, Monkeys, Reptiles, Birds, Insects and Giant Spiders.

Web: www.isleofwightzoo.com

Address: Yaverland's Seafront, Near Sandown, Isle of Wight, UK PO36 8QB

Tel:

(01983) 403883/405562

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Bedfordshire

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Bedford Museums

Kids days out in Bedford

Web: www.bedford.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/museums_and_galleries.aspx

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Worcestershire

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Kids days out in Worcestershire

West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park situated in Worcestershire is an all day attraction with impressive facilities.

See White Lions and Tigers, Giraffe, Elephants, Indian & African Rhino, African Wild Dogs, Cheetah and white Wallabies in the four mile self drive safari that combines with Discovery Trail - showcasing a Sea Lion Show; Twilight Cave, Seaquarium, Mark O’Shea’s Reptile World, Creepy Crawlies, walk-through Lemur Exhibit and friendly animal encounters as well as an Amusement Area with over 25 family orientated rides.

Web: www.wmsp.co.uk

Address: Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF

Tel:

01299 402114

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Dorset

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Days out with Kids in Dorset

Possibly the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture; Highcliffe Castle is situated on the cliff top overlooking Christchurch Bay in Dorset.

Once home to Mr Selfridge, Highcliffe Castle is a fabulous day out for the whole family, the castle offers regular exhibitions and seasonal events as well as The Real Mr Selfridge Experience

Visit the extensive grounds and take a stroll down the Zig-Zag path to the beach.

Highcliffe Castle is open daily from 1st Feb to 23rd Dec

Address: Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 4LE

Tel:

01425 278807

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Berkshire

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Pope's Meadow

Address: St Marks Road Binfield Bracknell Berkshire RG42 4BB

Tel:

(01344) 354441

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North London

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Islington Ecology Centre

Address: 191 Drayton Park London N5 1PH

Tel:

(020) 7527 4374

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Carmarthenshire

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Kidwell Tinplate Works

Kidwelly Tinplate Works was established in 1737 and operated with varying success until its closure in 1941. Rescued by the Kidwelly Heritage Centre and Tinplate Museum Trust in 1982, the old works now interprets not only the tinplate industry, but also coal mining and brick manufacture in the area. On display are the machinery and tools used in these former key industries of Carmarthenshire.

Address: Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire SA17 4LW

Tel:

(01554) 891078

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Dorset

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The Keep Military Museum

The museum chronicles the military life of the following regiments: The Devonshire Regiment, The Dorset Regiment, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, The Dorset Yeomanry, The Queen\'s Own Dorset Yeomanry, The Dorset Militia, The Royal Devon Yeomanry and 94 Field Regiment RA. The museum includes a tea shop and gift shop and has wheelchair access to all floors.

Web: www.keepmilitarymuseum.org

Address: Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN

Tel:

(01305) 26406

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Surrey

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Roker's Little Angels Playworld

Lots of fun to be found at Rokers Indoor Adventure Playground!

Challenge the bumpy "Four Lane Rainbow Slide" or take a ride on the "Ariel Glide". There's plenty to do. Obstacles galore as you move from floor to floor.
 

  • Exciting playframe - designed for 2-11 year olds
  • Separate Under 4's area
  • Great seating & Restaurant facilities
  • Party Package: from £6.95 a child

Address: Fairlands Farm, Aldershot Road, Guildford GU3 3PB

Tel:

(01483) 236667

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UKClimbing.com

UKClimbing.com offers a comprehensive list of local climbing centres throughout the UK.

Web: www.ukclimbing.com/databases/listings/clubs.html

Category: Days out with Kids

Address: Trenhayle Farm Hayle Cornwall TR27 6HQ

Tel:

(01736) 755631

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Buckinghamshire

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Gulliver's Land

Web: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Address: Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK15 ODT

Tel:

(01925) 444888

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Essex

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Loughton Sports Centre

Address: Rectory Lane IG10 3RU

Tel:

(020) 8508 4662

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Bedfordshire

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Oasis Beach Pool

Address: Cardington Road Bedford Bedfordshire MK42 OBZ

Tel:

(01234) 272100

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Warwickshire

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Mary Arden's House

Mary Arden's House has something for everyone; beautiful Tudor Farmhouse, Countryside Museum, Victorian Glebe Farm, falconary displays, working blacksmith's forge, prize winning livestock and much more.

Address: Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN

Tel:

(01789) 293 455

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Derbyshire

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Treak Cliff Cavern is the only place where Blue John Stone occurs naturally. Take a guided tour into the caves that have been mined since the 1750's. Experience the wonder of Witch's cave, Dream cave, limestone cave formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. Facilities include a coffee shop and gift shop.

Address: Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WP

Tel:

(01433) 620571

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Central London

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Circular Cruises, Westminster

Kids days out in Central London. Westminster Pier, The Old Pump House, London

Tel:

(020) 7936 2033

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Broughty Castle & Museum

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the Tay. Built in 1496, it has faced many sieges and battles. These have left their scars - marks made by cannon shot are still visible.

Broughty Castle Museum houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by.

There is always something to see and do, with a changing programme of events, activities and displays.

Address: Castle Approach, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2TF

Tel:

(01382) 436916

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North London

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Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre

Medieval museum centred around a tithe barn. There is parkland, gardens and a children's playground with live music on Sunday lunchtime.

Harrow & Wealdstone.

Address: Headstone Manor Pinner View, Harrow HA2 6PX

Tel:

(020) 8861 2626

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West Midlands

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Black Country Living Museum

A friendly welcome awaits you at one of Britain's best open air museums. Discover a fascinating and different world where an old-fashioned village has been recreated by the canal as a living tribute to the skills and enterprise of the people of the Black Country, once the Industrial Heart of Britain.

You can wander around shops and houses, ride on a tramcar or fairground swingboat or just soak up the atmosphere. The exhibits reflect the industrial heritage of the area, an ironworks with rolling mill, a coal mine with colliery engine and a Newcomen Engine (a replica of the world's first steam engine), all in action on specific dates.

Address: Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ

Tel:

(0121) 557 9643

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Surrey

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Rainbow leisure Centre

Address: East Street, Epsom, KT17 1BN

Tel:

(01372) 749606

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Edinburgh

The museums, galleries and monuments owned and managed by the City of Edinburgh Council.

The site includes introductory information on each of the 11 venues, their permanent collections and other museum services also an updated guide to temporary exhibitions currently staged in our venues.

Tel:

(0131) 200 2000

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Central London

London Embankment

Walk along the Thames taking in the historical views of the Houses of Parliament and many famous bridges and monuments. Take a trip on one of the many boats which offer lots of different destinations.

See this link for details: www.london-footprints.co.uk/wkembankmentroute.htm

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Devon

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Becky Falls Woodland Park

Kids days out in Dartmoor in Devon.

Web: www.beckyfalls.com

Address: Manaton Newton Abbot Devon TQ13 9UG

Tel:

(01647) 221259

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Imperial War Museum

Visit the award-winning Imperial War Museums which tell the story of twentieth century conflict, see historical displays on the two world wars and the conflicts since 1945.

For details of the War Museums in Duxford, Manchester and London visit the website.

Web: www.iwm.org.uk

Tel:

020 7416 5000

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Cornwall

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The Playzone

 

 

Address: Carbis Bay, Laity Lane, St. Ives TR26 3HW

Tel:

(01736) 799499

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Cornwall

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Eden Project

A destination like no other - A journey that never ends.

An unforgettable experience in an epic location, Eden will be a gateway into the fascinating world of plants and people and a vibrant reminder of how we need each other for our mutual survival.

Log on for full details and how to get there.

Web: www.edenproject.com

Address: Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Tel:

(01726) 811911

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Nottinghamshire

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Newstead Abbey

Formerly a medieval priory, Newstead is a beautiful historic house set in magnificent gardens and parkland extending over 300 acres.

Newstead is best known as the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron. Visit Byron's own apartments, including important manuscripts and letters. Take a guided tour through the haunted Abbey's dark passages. Beautiful gardens including the Japanese garden, Spanish Garden and Rose Wood.

Facilities include restaurant, tea rooms, gift shop and children's play area

Address: Newstead Abbey Park, Nottinghamshire NG15 8GE

Tel:

(01623) 455900

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North London

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Bruce Castle Museum

Set in 20 acres of parkland, Bruce Castle is now Haringey's local history museum. Highlights include the postal history collection, Victorian clothes and local art.

Open: Wed-Sun 1pm-5pm. Entrance free.

Address: Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU

Tel:

(020) 8808 8772

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Osterley Park & House

Spectacular mansion surrounded by gardens, park and farmland.

Address: Jersey Rd, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4RB

Tel:

020 8232 5050

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Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Wax Works

Set in three-quarters of an acre, in the historic 'Ye Kynge's Towne' of Brading, our attraction comprises five elements:
  • The Rectory Mansion - where you can 'rub' shoulders with famous and infamous characters from the past.
  • The Chamber of Horrors - enter if you dare!
  • World of Nature - featuring animal exhibits from around the World.
    Professor Copperthwaite - an extraordinary exhibition of oddities.
  • Candle Carving - watch this fascinating art (Easter to September)
  • Web: www.iwwaxworks.co.uk

Address: 46 High Street, Brading, Isle of Wight PO36 0DQ

Tel:

(0870) 458 4477

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National Museums of Scotland

The Museum of Scotland presents for the first time the history of Scotland - its land, its people and their achievements - through the rich national collections. The stunning series of galleries take you from Scotland's geological beginnings through time to the twentieth century.

Web:
www.nms.ac.uk

Tel:

(0131) 225 7534

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Berkshire

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Salters Steamers

Address: 1 Thames Side Windsor Berkshire SL4 1QN

Tel:

(01753) 865832

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Devon

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Northbrook Swimming Pool

Address: Beacon Lane, Exeter, EX4 8LZ

Tel:

(01392) 667 020

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Address: Marine Parade, Weston-Super-Mare BS23 1BE

Tel:

(01934) 641603

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Family days out in East Sussex

The beautiful buildings at Michelham Priory have evolved over 800 years. The collections of furniture and artefacts on display trace the property’s religious origins through its life as a working farm and its development as a country house in the 1920s. Seven acres of superb gardens are entered through a 14th-century gatehouse. Explore the fully restored medieval watermill, Physic Herb Garden, a working forge, rope museum and the Elizabethan Great Barn, now used for weddings and functions.

See our website for events including the Antiques Fair, Medieval Weekend and popular Country and Game Fair.

Address: Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham BN27 3QS

Tel:

(01323) 844224

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Northern Ireland

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Ice rink in Northern Ireland

Welcome to the the home of Northern Ireland's ONLY olympic size Ice Rink, biggest Ten Pin Bowling Alley and best indoor adventure playworld Indiana Land.

Address: 111 Old Dundonald Road BT16 1XT

Tel:

+44 (0)28 9080 9100

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Address: Tiburstow Hill Road, Godstone RH9 8LX

Tel:

(01883) 742546

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Family day out in North Yorkshire

SO MUCH TO DISCOVER, EVEN MORE TO ENJOY

Flamingo Land in Malton is a family resort and theme park with rollercoasters, rides for all ages and conservation zoo projects.

Enjoy our sensational extreme rides and our great choice of family and kids rides throughout the park

As well as our fabulous theme park you Flamingo Land is the UK’s most visited Zoo with over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds.

For a great family day out in North Yorkshire see our website.

Address: Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX

Tel:

0871 9118000

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East Sussex

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How We Lived Then

Address: 20 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4NS

Tel:

(01323) 737143

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Northern Ireland

Devenish Island

This site contains the substantial remains of Lough Erne\'s most important island monastery. St Molaise founded it in the 6th century on an historic pilgrim route to Croagh Patrick. It later became an Augustine Priory of St Mary. The remains include a Romanesque church and a 12th century round tower, crosses and the Priory Church. Visitors can climb the islands most striking feature, the perfect round tower, which is 30 metres tall.

Address: County Fermanagh

Tel:

+44 (0) 28 686 21588

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Cheshire

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Stockley Farm

Fun for all the Family. Take the tractor and trailor ride from our car park at Arley Estate. Stroke, cuddle or help feed the animals. Watch the cows being milked, bounce in the straw, browse in the gift shop, enjoy refreshments in our café, have fun in the Let’s Make corner or relax with a picnic on the adventure playground. Pony rides. Nature trail. Suitable for disabled people. Birthday parties catered for.

Address: Arley, Northwich CW9 6LZ

Tel:

(01565) 777323

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Essex

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House On The Hill

(ADJACENT TO MOUNTFITCHET CASTLE) Three attractions for the price of one. Visit the toy museum which has over 50,000 toys making it the largest toy museum in the world. See the vintage amusement and slot machine zone encounter where you can play the machines of yesteryear. Also see memorabilia of your favourite stars at the legends of rock and roll, film, TV & theatre experience. Open daily 10am-4pm. Situated 2 miles from junction 8 of the M11.

Address: Bayley Walls, 10 Grove Hill, Stansted, Mountfitchet CM24 8SP

Tel:

(01279) 813 567

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Berkshire

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California Country Park

Address: Off Nine Mile Ride Finchampstead Berkshire RG40 4HT

Tel:

(07966) 929 517

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Central London

Houses Of Parliament

Visit this world famous landmark and take in the hundreds of years of its colourful history. After a catastrophic fire in 1834 destroyed most of the ancient buildings, the present magnificent building was built using designs by Charles Barry who was assisted by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

You can see parliament at work from visitors' galleries in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Tours of the building are only available by prior arrangement by contacting your local MP. If you should want to attend question time in the strangers gallery at the House of Commons please either contact your MP to ensure entrance or queue at St. Stephens entrance.

Web: www.parliament.uk

Tel:

(020) 7219 4272

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Berkshire

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Beale Park

Spend a fantastic day out in Beale Park with its' two large splash pools, farm animals, bird aviary, ponies, large adventure playground, pets' corner and more. Something for everyone!

Kids days out in Reading in Berkshire

Web: www.bealepark.co.uk

Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NH

Tel:

0844 826 1761

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Greater Manchester

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Kids days out in Manchester

Portland Basin Museum

A lively modern museum in an historic canal-side setting. Experience the sights and sounds of a 1920s Tameside street. Discover what life was like down the mines and on the farm. Explore local crafts and industries and have fun with our interactives. With a shop, free car park, full accessibility and Café on the Wharf, it’s a great day out with something for all ages. And what’s more, it’s FREE!

FREE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES! Every school holiday, including Bank Holidays.

Web: www.tameside.gov.uk

Address: 1 Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL7 0QA

Tel:

(0161) 343 2878

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East Sussex

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Hastings Old Town Hall Museum

Trace the story of Hastings fishermen, learn about the impact of the Napoleonic Wars, see relics that have been excavated in Hastings and a life-sized figure of a Norman soldier in chain-mail.

Log on for full details on this fascinating museum .

Web: www.hmag.org.uk

Address: High Street, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EW

Tel:

(01424) 781166

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Bedfordshire

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Kids days out in Milton Keynes

Bletchley Park

Travelling under the guise of 'Captain Ridley's Shooting Party', a small team of scholars-turned-codebreakers arrived at Bletchley Park in the summer of 1939.

Their mission: to crack the Nazi Enigma cypher. The odds against them were a staggering 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1. Their success in breaking this seemingly 'unbreakable' code was one of the greatest intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.

By March 1946 they were all gone, removing every scrap of evidence of their codebreaking exploits as they left. Their efforts in breaking those 'unbreakable' codes in the utmost secrecy caused Winston Churchill to coin the phrase "the geese that laid the golden eggs and never cackled". It would be decades before Bletchley Park would start to reveal its secrets.

By 1991, the Park was deserted, its buildings facing demolition. The Bletchley Park Trust was formed with the aim of preserving the site for posterity. So began a long and arduous campaign. The Trust fought off hostile bids from property speculators and waded through a mountain of Government red tape to clinch a deal that saved Bletchley Park for the nation.


Web: www.bletchleypark.org.uk

Address: The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB

Tel:

(01908) 640404

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Address: 263 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HN

Tel:

(01865) 553 554

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Somerset

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HorseWorld

Visit the HorseWorld visitor centre, located near Bristol. At our visitors centre, you can meet many of the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys and enjoy a whole host of other attractions in the beautiful listed Mendip stone farm buildings.

Web: www.horseworld.org.uk

Address: Staunton Manor Farm, Staunton Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0QJ

Tel:

(01275) 540173

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HMS Belfast

Explore Europe's only surviving big gun armoured war ship from WWII. Seven days a week. Treat your child to a wonderful birthday party aboard ship. Call for futher details. 10am-6pm summer. 10am-5pm November until the end of Feb.

Web: www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast

Address: Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH

Tel:

(020) 7940 6300

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Devon

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The Aquarium experience comprises a total of 50 live exhibits including 3 massive tanks. Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs. In addition our technological zone, Explorocean focuses on ocean exploration and sustainability through innovative, interactive exhibits.

Address: Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF

Tel:

(01752) 600 301

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West London

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Barbican Centre

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and education events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Excellent for kids days out in Central London

Address: Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tel:

020 7638 8891

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Gloucestershire

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Perrygrove Railway

Web: www.perrygrove.co.uk

Address: B4228 Coleford to Lydney road Coleford Gloucestershire GL16 8QB

Tel:

(01594) 834991

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Hertfordshire

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Mill Green Museum & Mill

Address: Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield AL9 5PD

Tel:

(01707) 271362

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Norfolk

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Kids days out in Norfolk

BeWILDerwood is an award winning wild and imaginative outdoor adventure park. With magical treehouses and hints of intriguing characters, BeWILDerwood brings a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads.

BeWILDerwood is home to enchanting creatures such as Boggles, Twiggles, the Thornyclod Spider and vegetarian Crocklebogs! The setting for the book, “A Boggle at BeWILDerwood”, by local children’s author Tom Blofeld, gives children the chance to follow in the footsteps of the lead character Swampy, a 2ft Marsh Boggle with a taste for adventure. High in the trees there are miniature Twiggle villages and low in the marshes Boggle village life will captivate your imagination.

Attractions include the Broken Bridge where you have to walk over invisible glass 7 metres above the ground, the Wobbly Wires, a daring zip wire slide and the Slippery Slopes, not for the faint hearted.

No matter how young (or old!) you are, if you’re brave enough you can clamber, crawl, climb, slide and swing your way around our mystical world, creating your own adventure. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting time for the whole family.

Fantabulous events run throughout the season and we do great birthday parties!

Tel:

01603 783 900

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Isle of Wight

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Kids historical place of interest in isle of wight

Osborne House

Visit Queen Victoria's beloved family home and gardens where she spent most of her time after Prince Albert died and where she died in 1901.

View the Royal Apartments and nursery and her private study and bedroom.

Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/osborne/

Address: East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6JY

Tel:

(01983) 200 022

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Northern Ireland

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Botanic Gardens

With nearly 6,000 square metres of galleries and large collections of art, history and natural sciences, it's all here to be discovered. The variety and richness of the collections is outstanding, with a constantly changing programme of temporary exhibitions, lectures and talks, films, workshops and family activities, backed up by a supporting cast of publications, educational resources and a superb team of professionals.

Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 5AB

Tel:

+44 (028) 9038 3000

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North London

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Sobell Leisure Centre & Ice Rink

Address: Hornsey Road, London, N7 7NY

Tel:

020 7609 2166

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North London

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New Bridge Park Centre

Address: Harrow Road, London NW10 0RG

Tel:

(020) 8963 1313

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Cornwall

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Kids days out in Cornwall

Trethorne Leisure Farm

Come rain or shine families are guaranteed a great time at Trethorne Leisure Farm. We have 45,000 sq ft of undercover entertainment.

  • Excellent Indoor Assault Course
  • Gladiator Duel
  • Feed the Animals
  • Family Fun on our Giant Astra Slide
  • Free Fall Slide
  • Miniature Ponies
  • Crazy Golf
  • Roller Racers

And much more!

Address: Kennards House, Launceston PL15 8QE

Tel:

(01566) 86324

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Devon

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Discovery Island

Web: www.atlanticvillage.co.uk

Address: Clovelly Road off Atlantic Highway West of Bideford Devon EX39 3QU

Tel:

(01237) 422 544

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Dorset

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Meet some of the watery world's craziest creatures, from prehistoric horseshoe crabs and sharp-shooting mantis shrimp, to the amazing puffer fish - which can expand to over twice its size when threatened! Whether it's odd, incredible or downright deadly Weymouth Sea Life Park lifts the lid on some of the marine world's strangest secrets.

Address: Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX

Tel:

+44 (0)1305 788 255

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Surrey

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Bocketts Farm Park

Set in beautiful countryside at the edge of the north downs. A working family farm, outdoor paddocks and large covered area with many friendly animals. Displays of agricultural bygones, craft demonstrations, trialer and pony rides, picnic and play areas.

Facilities: play area, tea room, disabled, toilets and pinic area.

Address: Young Street, Fetcham KT22 9BS

Tel:

(01372) 363764

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Bedfordshire

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Ascott House and Gardens

Kids days out in Leighton Buzzard

Web: www.ascottestate.co.uk/

Address: Wing Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire LU7 0PS

Tel:

(01296) 688242

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Conwy

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Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres of land situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

Web: www.bodnantgarden.co.uk

Address: Tal-y-Cafn, Nr Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL28 5RE

Tel:

(01492) 650460

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Derbyshire

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Kids days out in Chester

Chester Zoo

Every visit to Chester Zoo is a unique and exciting experience! The UK’s number one Zoo, close to the historic city of Chester, is set in 125 acres of award-winning gardens. In this spectacular setting are over 21,000 animals – more than 500 species of rare, exotic and endangered wildlife. There’s so much to do and see, with lots of great activities for all the family. With more than one million visitors every year, the Zoo is an all-year round favourite attraction for kids of all ages!

There are lots of places for picnics, inside and outdoors, including the Arara Picnic Lodge. And if the sun is shining you can enjoy your lunch in the award winning gardens throughout the Zoo.

Web: www.chesterzoo.org

Address: Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1EU

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Essex

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Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Web: www.molehall.co.uk

Address: Widdington Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3SS

Tel:

(01799) 540400

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Family days out in Warwickshire

Kate Boats

Kate Boats is a family run canal business established for over 18 years. Our hire fleet offers narrow boat cruising holidays on the Grand Union Canal, from bases at Warwick and Stockton.

Whether you're looking for a family holiday with a difference or just want to unwind and take life at a more tranquil pace, each boat in our narrow boat fleet provides a level of comfort and convenience that is normally associated with privately owned craft.

Kate Boats we will give you the personal care and attention that you require to ensure you enjoy your holiday to the full whether you have previously enjoyed a holiday on the waterways or are a 'land lubber' looking to experience life afloat for the first time.

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.kateboats.co.uk

Address: The Boatyard Nelson Lane, Warwick CV34 5JB

Tel:

(01926) 492968

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Warwickshire

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Kids days out in Warwickshire

Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum is full of inspiration, thrills and fun, with something to keep everyone in the family happy.

The Museum displays over 150 years of fascinating and unique history, but its not just a place for the past - you can design your own car, feel what its like to break the sound barrier at 763 mph and even travel into the future. With a world-renowned collection and dynamic displays the Museum is one of the major attractions in the region and a must-see for visitors of all ages. What's more its open every day and admission is free for everybody.

Open all year round (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Museum Open: 10am - 5pm - (last admission to the Museum is 4:30pm)

Web: www.transport-museum.com

Address: Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1PN

Tel:

(024) 7683 2425

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Oxfordshire

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The Pottery Place

Address: 48 High Street Witney Oxfordshire OX28 6HQ

Tel:

(01993) 704234

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South London

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The Old Royal Naval College

Web: www.oldroyalnavalcollege.org

Address: 2, Cutty Sark Gardens Greenwich SE10 9LW

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Norfolk

Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service

Information on places of interest in Norfolk including castles, museums and archaeology. Please log on for full details.

Web: www.norfolk.gov.uk/leisure/museums/museums.htm

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Perivale Athletics Track

Address: Stockdove Way, off Argyle Road, Perivale, Middlesex UB6 8TJ

Tel:

(020) 8575 5776

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Norfolk

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Sutton Windmill and Broads Museum

A Museum of social life, not too far back in the past, grown from the Nunn family's private collection. The Museum Buildings and Engine Houses contain a huge display of Woodworking, Plumbing, Cooper's, Tin and Blacksmith's tools; over 100 different Animal Traps and Taxidermy items; a Wartime Secton with leaflets, cards and recipes; Book Binding area; Horse Harness and much much more.

Sutton Mill is Britain’s tallest windmill. Built over 200 years ago, you can see the complete milling machinery, four sets of millstones, sack hoist and nine floors.

Address: Sutton, Norwich NR12 9RZ

Tel:

(01692) 581195

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Hertfordshire

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Mosquito Aircraft Museum

Web: www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Tel:

(01727) 826400

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Cornwall

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Phoenix Leisure Centre

Address: Coronation Park, Launceston,Cornwall PL15 9DQ

Tel:

(01566) 772 551

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Gwynedd

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Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain is First Hydro\'s Visitors Centre in Llanberis, close to the shores of Llyn Padarn and set against a magnificent backdrop of towering mountains and breathtaking scenery. Here, visitors of all ages can discover the amazing powers of hydro-electricity in an exciting, interactive and educational environment.

Web: www.fhc.co.uk/electric_mountain.htm

Address: Llanberis, Gwynedd. LL55 4UR

Tel:

(01286) 870636

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Oxfordshire

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Thame Leisure Centre

Address: Oxford Road, Thame, OX9 2BB

Tel:

(01844) 215 607

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Hampshire

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Jungle Jungle

Address: 3a West Way, Walworth Ind Est, Andover SP10 5AS

Tel:

01264 336360

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Wiltshire

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Longleat

Web: www.longleat.co.uk

Address: The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW

Tel:

(01985) 844400

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Essex

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Audley End House

Orginally built by the first Earl of Suffolk between 1603-1616 this country mansion remains one of the most significant Jacobean houses in England. Successive owners have left their stylistic imprint, both inside this wonderful house and in the surrounding parkland.

The gardens are ‘Capability’ Brown’s most successful pastoral landscapes and remain substantially as they were when first created. Later features include a restored Parterre garden, a rose garden and fountains, and the restored 19th century walled kitchen garden now in use as a working organic kitchen garden. Attractions thoroughout the year include open-air concerts, craft and garden shows and landscaped garden walks.

Kids days out in Walden in Essex

Address: Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF

Tel:

(01799) 522399

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West Yorkshire

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Leeds City Art Gallery

There is something for everyone at Leeds City Art Gallery. You will find traditional prints, watercolours, paintings and sculptures as well as contemporary works made with plastic grapes and twintubs.

Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery/

Address: The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA

Tel:

(0113) 247 8248

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Gwynedd

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Talyllyn Railway is an historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. A great day out for the whole family.

Address: Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9EY

Tel:

(01654) 710472

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Devon

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Riverside Leisure Centre

Address: Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1AF

Tel:

(01392) 221 771

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Northern Ireland

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Downhill Castle & Mussenden Temple Estate

With fabulous views over Ireland’s north coast the Estate includes ruins of the castle, a mausoleum, beautiful gardens and the renowned Mussenden Temple perched on the cliff edge.

Address: North Derry Office, Hezlet Farm, 107 Sea Road, Castlerock BT51 4TW

Tel:

+44 (0)28 7084 8728

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Royal Navy - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

A fantastic place for the whole family.

Ships to explore include HMS Victory, Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. There are various museums and interactive places to visit. Fun for everyone!

Web: www.flagship.org.uk

Address: Porter's Lodge, College Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ

Tel:

(023) 9286 1512

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Suffolk

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The National Stud

A day at The National Stud offers the chance to see behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious stud farms in the country.

What you can see on your visit depends on the season, but the tour takes in the superb stallion unit, along with the stallions in residence, nursery yards and mares and foals in their paddocks. Each tour lasts for approximately 75 minutes - visitors are advised to arrive 10 minutes before the tour is due to start.

Tours of the Stud take place daily from the 1st March to the end of September and on race days in October and November. Both individual and organised parties can be arranged. Facilities include a Gift and Coffee Shop.

Come to The National Stud and enjoy a great day out for all the family.

Tour Hotline: (01638) 666789
Email: [email protected]

Web: www.nationalstud.co.uk

Address: Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 0XE

Tel:

(01638) 663464

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Merseyside

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Acorn Venture Urban Farm

The Acorn Venture Farm is an educational and leisure facility offering families a great day out in Kirkby Merseyside

As well as a wide range of farm animals including sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, horses, poultry, rabbits and guinea pigs we also offer activities throughout the year including horse riding and seasonal events.

Our facilities include the farm shop, a café, toilets and hand washing. Outside we have two play areas and a woodland walk. We also have a room available for birthday parties and can offer supported daytime activities for people with disabilities.

We are open 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week.

Web: www.acornfarm.co.uk
Reg. Charity No.516925

Children's animal parties in Kirkby

Address: Depot Road, Kirkby, Merseyside L33 3AR

Tel:

(0151) 548 1524

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Leicestershire

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Kids days out in Leicestershire

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle occupies a commanding position with breathtaking views across the Vale of Belvoir. The present Castle is the fourth to have stood on the site since Norman times. From the elegance of the Elizabeth Saloon and the majesty of the State Dining Room to the delights of the Regents Gallery and the military splendour of the Guard Room, Belvoir possesses one of the most stunning interiors of the period.

The magical woodland gardens, set in a natural amphitheatre with fresh water springs, are carefully planned to ensure plants bloom all year round.

Kids days out in Grantham

Address: Belvoir, nr Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1PD

Tel:

(01476) 870262

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Devon

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Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Web: www.dinosaur-park.com

Address: Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0NG

Tel:

(01271) 882486

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Scottish Highlands

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The Active Heart of the Cairngorms

Award winning Craggan Outdoors, is based on beautiful Speyside in the Cairngorms National Park. We offer one of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands, either as day visitors for activities or holiday packages

We pride ourselves on offering easy access to a wide range of fun and challenging activities, including archery, art & creativity, clay pigeon shooting, climbing (indoor wall and outside rock crags), gorge walking, high ropes, kayaking, mini-quads, mountain biking, paintball, pony trekking, raft building, River Spey canoe trips, team problem-solving and white water rafting.

Tel:

01479 873283

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London Eye

The world's largest observation wheel towers 135 meters above the banks of the Thames allowing bird's eye views over London. On a clear day, you can see all of London's towers and spires and beyond the city 25 miles in each direction.

Web:
www.londoneye.com

Address: Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, SE1 SE1 7PB

Tel:

(0870) 5000600

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Oxfordshire

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Cherwell Boat House

Web: www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk

Address: Bardwell Road Oxford Oxfordshire OX2 6SR

Tel:

(01865) 515978

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West Midlands

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Sparkhill Pool & Fitness Centre

Address: Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4EA

Tel:

(0121) 464 0813

Category: Days out with Kids

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Days out for kids

Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses. Amaze yourself as you take each of the challenges head on, from speedy zips, mid air jumps, suspended gravity defying climbing walls, and much more. The outdoors has never been this much fun. No experience or skill is required, just a sense of adventure. Everyone is welcome, we only ask that under 14’s need an adult on site*.

  • Great for 6-60yrs and up!
  • No experience or skill needed
  • A brilliant family day out
  • Best value courses in the UK
  • Friendly and experienced staff always just a shout away!

Kids days out in Milton Keynes, Manchester, Merseyside, Sheffield, Kirklington, Prescot, North Yorkshire & Staffordshire

Contact: [email protected]
Booking number: 0845 652 1736 (£2 charge applies for phone bookings)
Price: Range from £15 to £25 (see website for further details)

*Height, weight and medical restrictions apply. Please visit www.aerialextreme.co.uk for further information or bookings

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Greater London

A Holiday Club which provides children (aged 3-12 years) with a choice from an exciting range of holiday club activities

We are privileged to have use of the excellent facilities at St Pauls CofE Primary School, Kingston Hill. We offer over 40 different activities throughout the year (including Mission Impossible, Sports Action, Lego Creations, Harry Potter Experience, Football, and more!)

Fun Fest Kingston upon Thames offers children an unbeatable choice so they can decide how to spend their holidays. If you are looking for a holiday club or summer camp or childcare during any of the school holidays, then look no further. 8am to 6am, Monday to Friday - £35.00 / day, AM or PM Session for £20.

Email: [email protected]

Tel:

07359 380777

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Cheshire

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Roller Grove

Address: Unit 1A Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4RA

Tel:

(0161) 483 1898

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South London

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Royal Observatory Visitor Centre

Opened in 1981, the RO Visitor Centre aims to introduce the general public and visiting groups to the fascinating world of modern astronomy and space research.

The Visitor Centre is housed in the original 1894 Observatory building and contains several exhibit areas, 2 large telescopes and a gift shop.

Web: www.rog.nmm.ac.uk

Address: Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich SE10 8XJ

Tel:

(0131) 668 8405

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Surrey

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The Kingfisher leisure Centre

Address: Fairfield Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2PJ

Tel:

020 8546 1042

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Gloucestershire

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Bourton Model Railway

Web: www.bourtonmodelrailway.co.uk

Address: Box Bush High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN

Tel:

(01451) 820686

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Cornwall

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Chez Play Zone

Address: The Old Telephone Exchange, Calenick Street ,Truro TR1 2JQ

Tel:

(01872) 858171

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Central London

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Family days out in London

British Museum

The Museum is free to all visitors. It is open daily 10.00–17.30, and late on Fridays. There is always something free for families to do together, see the link below for the latest events.

Web: www.britishmuseum.org

Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Tel:

(020) 7323 8181

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Monkey World

Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 150 primates. Monkey World works in conjunction with foreign governments from all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia. At the park visitors can see more than 15 different species.

Web: www.monkeyworld.co.uk

Address: Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HH

Tel:

(01929) 462537

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The Fun Factory

Address: Five Oaks Primary & Nursery School, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 8TQ

Tel:

(01707) 273912

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Northern Ireland

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Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoo offers a wonderful family day out. Animals on show include Asia Elephants, African wild dogs, bears, giraffes, camels, zebra, great apes, smaller primates, lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards and an impressive collection of birds from all over the world. An unusual aspect of the zoo is the free-ranging animals that include lemurs and tamarinds allowed to roam around the zoo offering visitors a delightful experience.

Kids days out in Belfast

Address: Antrim Road, BT36 7PN

Tel:

(028) 90776277

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Birmingham

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Stechford Cascades

Address: Station Road, Stechford, Birmingham B33 8QN

Tel:

(0121)464 5596

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West Sussex

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Holmbush Farm World

Web: www.holmbushfarm.co.uk

Address: Crawley Road, Faygate, Nr. Horsham RH12 4SE

Tel:

(01293) 851110

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National Coal Mining Museum

Come rain or shine there\'s lots to see and do! Your tour starts when you collect your helmet and lamp. Then ride the cage 450 feet underground, exploring a hidden world with local miner as your guide.A chance to see what mining life was really like. See mining conditions from the early days to the present day.

This is a real coal mine so warm clothes and sensible shoes are recommended. Children under 5 are not permitted underground but are admitted free to the surface.

Please phone for full details and opening times.

Address: Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH

Tel:

(01924) 848806

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Aberdeenshire

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Macduff Marine Aquarium

Discover the fascinating underwater world of the North Sea at Macduff Marine Aquarium! Meet hundreds of different sea creatures, including rays, octopuses, wolf fish and conger eels! Perfect for a great family day out.
 

Address: 11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL

Tel:

(01261) 833369

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Northern Ireland

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The Ulster History Park

The award-winning open-air museum of human settlement in Ireland.

Address: Cullion, Lislap, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT79 7SU

Tel:

+44 (0)28 8164 8188

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East Sussex

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Pooh Corner

All the 'Enchanted Places' including the famous 'Poohsticks bridge' are found in the Parish of Hartfield. When AA Milne wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh stories back in the 1920s his son, the young Christopher Robin, visited the shop every week with his Nanny. This little shop built three centuries ago has the largest selection of 'Pooh-phernalia to be found anywhere in the world.

Web: www.poohcorner.co.uk

Address: High Street, Hartfield, East Sussex TN7 4AE

Tel:

(01892) 770456

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Kids days out in East Sussex

Lewes Castle is one of the oldest castles in England, built soon after the Norman Conquest. The views over the town of Lewes, the River Ouse and the surrounding Downs are worth the climb up the Keep.

Barbican House Museum, opposite the Castle, tells the story of Sussex from the Stone Age through the medieval period. Displays include flint tools, pottery, weapons, jewelry and other archaeological discoveries. It also houses a model of Lewes during the Victorian period.

Special family sessions on archaeological and historical themes are held all year. Other events include a Medieval Day and open-air theatre performances.

Address: 169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE

Tel:

(01273) 486290

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Worcestershire

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All Things Wild

Go Wild at All Things Wild!!!

All Things Wild nature centre provides a fun, interactive and educational kids day out in Evesham offering a fantastic range of animals and activities.

Address: The Domestic Fowl Trust, Station Road, Nr Evesham WR11 7QZ

Tel:

01386 833083

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South London

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Family days out in London

Cutty Sark

On the afternoon of Monday, 22nd November 1869, a beautiful little clipper ship of 963 tons gross was launched at Dumbarton on the Scottish Clyde. On that day, she was given a name that was to become renowned throughout the seafaring world, and destined to win a place in the hearts of British seamen ~ second only to Nelson's own immortal 'HMS Victory' ~ and that was Cutty Sark.

She was towed to a mooring off Greenwich in 1951. Eventually, the Cutty Sark Society was formed by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and the ship was gifted to the society. In December 1954 she was moved into a specially constructed dry dock at Greenwich.

Since her official opening in 1957 by HM The Queen, the Cutty Sark has been visited by over 14 million people from all over the world.

Web: www.cuttysark.org.uk

Address: King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9HT

Tel:

(020) 8858 3445

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Devon

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Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary

Web: www.ottersandbutterflies.co.uk

Address: Buckfast Steam & Leisure Park Buckfastleigh Devon TQ11 0DZ

Tel:

(01364) 642916

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Oxfordshire

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Kids days out in Oxfordshire

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Take a break on animal adventure at the Cotswold Wildlife Park! Encounter Anteaters, peer at Giraffes, roar at the Lions or waddle like a Penguin, in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands.

Take a ride on the railway around the Park or climb into the tree house in the adventure playground. You’re never too old to visit, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s the beautiful planting, or over 250 different species of animals, insects and birds. It’s wheelchair and pushchair friendly!

Take a picnic and watch the Rhinos and Zebras while you eat or enjoy lunch in the Oak Tree Restaurant.

Take shelter inside our Reptile House (if you dare) and peak at the snakes and crocodiles or hide away in the dark Bat House. Creep into the Tropical house and see if you can spot the sleepy Sloths or leap about with the Lemurs in their walk-through enclosure so much to do…!

Web: www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

Address: Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP

Tel:

(01993) 823006

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indoor family activity centre

AMAZING NEW LEISURE EXPERIENCE

Cloud 9 is an incredibly fun and active indoor inflatable world for ALL AGES (adults & children above 1 metre tall), where gladiator, ninja warrior & total wipeout experiences collide.

Open weekends and school holiday weekdays from 10am-4pm.

Book online at www.cloud9leisure.com/book-now

Email: [email protected]

Tel:

0203 87 37 999

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Located on the southern tip of the Isle of Wight the Botanic Garden has exotic plants, trees, flowers and shrubs from around the world displayed in a series of temperate and sub-tropical gardens.

Address: Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL

Tel:

(01983) 855397

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Norfolk

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Splash Leisure & Fitness Centre

Address: Weybourne Road, Sheringham, NR26 8HF

Tel:

(01263) 825 675

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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides a great way to travel around London. It is the only sightseeing tour to offer you total choice and flexibility. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our tour routes at over 90 different stops with a commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages. Our Kids' Club provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds.

Web: www.theoriginaltour.com

Tel:

(020) 8877 1722

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Hampshire

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St Barbe Museum

St. Barbe Museum has been established to tell the special story of the coastal strip between the New Forest and The Solent, with its fascinating past and present.

The area has seen a thriving salt industry, smugglers landing their illegal cargoes on the coast, and has a long tradition of innovative boat building. The museum's aim is to capture the unique flavour of life in the district and to bring first class art exhibitions into the town.

Web: www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Address: New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH

Tel:

(01590) 676969

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Shaw's Corner

Shaw's Corner was the primary residence of the renowned Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw; now a historic National Trust property open to the public.

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shaws-corner/

Address: Ayot St Lawrence, near Welwyn AL6 9BX

Tel:

01438 820307

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Family days out in North london

Alexandra Palace, the iconic north London destination venue is bursting with culture and heritage that no other destination in London can offer. The Peoples Palace boasts a 7acre building surrounded by 196acres of beautiful park land while offering some of the best panoramic views of London. Ally Pally is a great place to visit all year round… Keep up to date with what’s on here http://www.alexandrapalace.com/whats-on/

You’ll never be short of things to do here with your family as there is something for everyone:

Ice Rink and Ice Café
The ice rink provides a unique blend of Victorian splendour, opulent history and modern technology to create the backdrop for up to 1250 skaters and spectators. With an extensive programme of public skating, figure skating, ice dance, ice hockey and Skate UK courses, the ice rink has something for everyone. For more information including opening times go to: http://www.alexandrapalace.com/ice-rink/

Bar and Kitchen
Great for family lunches and dinners, there is both indoor and outdoor seating available with a panoramic view of London. Hot and cold meals, as well as snacks are available all day. The Bar & Kitchen opens daily from 11am.

Golf course
Have a game while enjoying one of the best panoramic views of London’s skyline, the 10 hole Pitch & Putt course and putting green in the park is open daily throughout the summer.

Boating lake and café
The Boating Lake and Cafe overlooks the park and is open all year round to enjoy fishing, pedalling across or sitting around at the Lakeside café.

Little dinosaurs
All year round adventure soft play centre with café serving refreshments for its patrons. A great escape for kids and their parents all in a beautiful partly wooded setting. Open every day and perfect for parties!

The Park/Garden centre
The site offers a diverse mix of landscapes including woodlands, formal gardens, playing fields, meadows and conservation areas. Birds, bats, foxes and invertebrates have all made their home in the trees, plants and wild flora making it ideal for a great family day out.

Skating Park
A great place to maximize and sharpen your skateboarding skills or just watch others perfect their grinds and ollies. There is enough to keep you busy including ramps, 2 fun boxes and 2 grinds… and what’s more – it’s FREE

So… discover your Ally Pally for the ultimate kids day out in North London

Address: Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22 7AY

Tel:

(020) 8365 2121

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Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

One of the biggest Sea Life Centres in the country, the Great Yarmouth centre is home to a spectacular tropical shark display, one resident of which is Britain's biggest shark 'Nobby' the Nurse Shark. The same fantastic display with its walkthrough underwater tunnel, also features the wreckage of a World War Two aircraft. There are countless more delights here to absorb and fascinate, including over 50 native species ranging from shrimps and starfish to sharks, stingrays, conger eels and lots more. There are plenty of reminders too, of Great Yarmouth's rich fishing heritage which saw this resort grow steadily from a narrow sandbank to become one of the east coast's leading holiday destinations.

Web: www.greateryarmouth.co.uk

Address: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3AH

Tel:

(01493) 330631

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Dunster Castle

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstercastle

Address: Nr Minehead Somerset TA24 6SL

Tel:

(01643) 821 314

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Playzone

Address: Unit 4A Oak Park Industrial Estate North Harbour Road, Cosham PO6 3TJ

Tel:

(023) 92 37 99 99

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The Dock Museum takes you on a historical tour of Barrow and the developments that have occurred in the town since the 19th century. Before its progression to shipbuilding, the town was the biggest iron and steel producer in the world.The museum charts the changing face of the town with an audio-visual presentation in addition to the many exhibits.

Address: North Road , Barrow in Furness , Cumbria LA13 0TJ

Tel:

(01229) 870871

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Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle is an extravagant example of early 19th century neo-Norman architecture. Among its fascinating features are a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria and a spectacular Grand Staircase. The castle boasts one of the best art collections in Wales, paintings include Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto.

rhyn’s 45 acres of grounds include parkland, wooded walks and a Victorian walled garden with many exotic trees and shrubs. The gardens offer stunning views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. The stable block, houses two railway museums, doll museum, two exhibition galleries and shop.

Address: Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN

Tel:

(01248) 353084

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Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton Zoo park is great for a kids day out. There's more than just seeing our collection of animals including Play Areas, Picnic areas and Gardens, Gift Shop, Coffe Shop and out Stroll-a-Safari allows you to get up close to our domestic animals and you can even feed some of them.

Address: Hamerton Zoo Park, Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RE
Web: www.hamertonzoopark.com

Tel:

01832 293362

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Bedfordshire

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RSPB Nature Reserve

Address: The Lodge Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 2DL

Tel:

(01767) 680541

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North London

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Mornington Sports Centre

Address: 142-150 Arlington Rd NW1 7HP

Tel:

(020) 7267 3600

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The Playhouse (London) Children's Indoor Centre Ltd

Address: The Old Gymnasium Highbury Grove School London N5 2EG

Tel:

020 7704 9424

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Hertfordshire

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Knebworth House, Park and Gardens

Web: www.knebworthhouse.com

Address: Knebworth Hertfordshire SG3 6PY

Tel:

(01438) 812 661

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Hampshire

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Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre

Address: 2 Stewart Road Daneshill Industrial Estate Basingstoke RG24 8NF

Tel:

(01256) 346173

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Kent

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Malory Sports Centre

Address: Launcelot Road BR1 5EB

Tel:

(020) 8697 2773

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Tropical World

Normally open all year round excluding Christmas Day, Tropical World is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens. Each year over 1,000,000 visitors discover exciting new worlds, alien landscapes and exotic plant life - all in the heart of Leeds.

From continually changing plant displays in the Coronation House to a tropical insect collection. Don't miss out on the new Australasia House or a visit to the gift shop and Canal Gardens tea room. Finally, when you step out of Tropical World back into this world take the opportunity to enjoy a stroll in the 700 acre Roundhay Park with its lakeside walks, display gardens and sports facilities.

Address: Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER

Tel:

(0113) 266 1850

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Kent

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Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest

www.groombridge.co.uk

Address: Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG

Tel:

(01892) 861 444

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Family day out in Dundee

A Great Day Out for the whole family ...

A trip to the award winning Discovery Point is an adventure in its own right as audiovisual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew transport you to Antarctica.

Climb aboard Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It's a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken.

  • Hands on interactives
  • Audio visual show
  • Gift Shop and Cafe
  • Guided Tours available
  • Open all year, all weather attraction

Address: Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee DD1 4XA

Tel:

01382 309060

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Painshill is a great day out in Cobham, Surrey for the whole family. The beautiful 18th century landscape garden comprises a 158 acre wonderland that has something for everyone. Visit the crystal Grotto, the Gothic Temple, Ruined Abbey, Turkish Tent and Gothic Tower. You can spend a whole day at Painshill or visit for a walk around the Serpentine Lake. Bring a picnic or visit Hamilton’s Tea Room.

Painshill also offers summer holiday activity camps. Kids can have a wild time with den building, woodland craft, campfires, treasure hunts and outdoor fun.

Visit the website to see a list of upcoming exciting events including adult workshops, children’s activities and family fun days

Address: Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1JE

Tel:

01932 868 113

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The model village now consists of two of the Isle of Wight's prettiest villages - Shanklin Old Village and Godshill. The models are made from coloured cement, many with thatched roofs. Everywhere there are hundreds of miniature trees and shrubs, all chosen for their willingness to respond to our 'coarse Bonsai' treatment.

Address: High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3HH

Tel:

(01983) 840270

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Dorset

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Wimborne Model Town & Gardens

Visit this exact replica of the town centre as it was in the 1950’s. You will be impressed with the sheer attention to detail. Even the many shop windows display the goods and services which were available to the good folk of the town all those years ago, providing a most fascinating insight into the life and times of the period.

Discover the many streets and shops fronts as you find yourself being gripped by the timeless quality of the models. It is hard to imagine the skills and dedication of the model makers who toiled away at their task over half a century ago.

Web: www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Address: King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1DY

Tel:

(01202) 881924

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Devon

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South Dartmoor Leisure Centre

Address: Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SL

Tel:

(01752) 896 999

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Buckinghamshire

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Bekonscot Model Village

Bekonscot Model Village is an entire miniature kingdom stuck firmly in an idyllic 1930s timewarp, it is the world's oldest model village.

There are six little villages in a 1½ acre miniature landscape of farms and fields, castles and churches, woods, lakes and rolling hills. Walking around, you’ll tower over the tiny population enjoying the fun of the fair, beaches, zoo and tramway, or lazily watching the cricket on the village green. Each village is linked by one of Britain's largest public outdoor model railways.

Kids day out in Beaconsfield

Address: Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 2PL

Tel:

(01494) 672919

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Cornwall

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Polkyth Leisure Centre

Address: Carlyon Road, St Austell, PL25 4DB

Tel:

(01726) 223 344

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West Sussex

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Kids days out in West Sussex

Chichester District Museum

Children and families are welcome at Chichester District Museum!

We have displays on local geology, archaeology and history, and each gallery has a variety of hands-on activities for children. Please see our leaflet or website for details of special exhibitions, events and activities.

Web: www.chichester.gov.uk/museum

Address: 29 Little London, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1PB

Tel:

(01243) 784683

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Cheshire

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SK8 Madness

Address: Brook St, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7NH

Tel:

(01606) 42345

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County Durham

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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has stood on this spot as a place of prayer and pilgrimage for over 900 years. It contains the remains of Cuthbert, the saintly seventh-century bishop of Lindisfarne; it also holds the tomb of Bede, the chronicler of Cuthbert's life and the first English historian. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in England and part of a World Heritage Site.

Web: www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Tel:

(0191) 386 4266

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East Sussex

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Kids day out in East Sussex

Drusillas

Enjoy a great family day out at Drusillas in East Sussex.

Our child friendly environment focusses on involvement with lots of hands-on activities and interactive displays. It’s the perfect day out for families with children!

See a great range of exotic animals, brilliant play areas, the interactive maze and the soft indoor-play jungle, Amazon Adventure.

Other attractions include taking a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, Annie and Clarabel and seeing the Hello Kitty Secret Garden which includes themed fairground rides.

With all this and plenty more children's activities your kids will be happy and entertained throughout the day!

Address: Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS

Tel:

01323 874100

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East Sussex

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The Llama Park

Kids days out in Forest Row in East Sussex

Web: www.llamapark.co.uk/

Address: Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JN

Tel:

01825 713698

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Somerset

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Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill are situated at Wookey Hole in the beautiful Somerset Mendip Hills, in South West England.

Web: www.wookey.co.uk

Address: Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB

Tel:

(01749) 672243

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Somerset

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TROPIQUARIA

Web: www.tropiquaria.co.uk

Address: WASHFORD CROSS, WATCHET TA23 OQB

Tel:

01984 640688

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Devon

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Living Coasts

Web: www.livingcoasts.org.uk

Address: Torquay Harbourside Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Tel:

(01803) 202470

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Lancashire

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Blackpool Sea Life Centre

Welcome to Blackpool Sea Life Centre, one of the most fascinating, exciting and educational underwater adventures.

Explore a magical world with over 50 displays of the finest marine and freshwater creatures including sharks, rays, seahorses and pirahnas.

Web: www.sealifeeurope.com

Address: Golden Mile Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA

Tel:

+44 (0)1253 622 445

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Family days out in Hampshire

The Home of Peppa Pig World!

Paultons Park is a theme park situated in the New Forest, Hampshire featuring rides and attractions including Peppa Pig World and a water park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema, birds and animals, beautiful landscapes and gardens and much more!

Visit Paulton Park for a great family day out in Hampshire

Address: Ower, Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire SO51 6AL

Tel:

(023) 8081 4442

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Eilean Donan Castle

Visit the website of this magical castle for full details.

Web: www.eileandonancastle.com

Address: Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh, , Scotland IV40 8DX

Tel:

(01599) 555202

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Hampshire

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Milestones - Living History Museum

Web: www.milestones-museum.com

Address: Leisure Park, Churchill Way, West Basingstoke RG21 6YR

Tel:

(01256) 477766

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North London

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The Haringey Club

Address: 50 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End N8 7EE

Tel:

(020) 8348 2124

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Multiple Areas

Kids days out in Cambridgeshire

Where excitement strikes every time

With centres all over the UK, a fun time of bowling with friends and family is waiting for you. Our centres all offer a wide range of facilities and dining options to make your experience a great one for the whole family.

If you'd like to throw a fantastic party this year, head for Megabowl & Tenpin. We've got a terrific party package that is available for groups of six adults or more and for children aged 5 years and over, our Birthday Party packages are great fun!

Check our website regularly for our latest news as well as to join our online club so you can be the first to hear about our exclusive offers, events and promotions.

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North Yorkshire

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National Railway Museum

We are home to a wide range of railway icons and literally millions of artifacts, from Mallard - the world's fastest steam locomotive - to a lock of Robert Stephenson's hair.

Our vast collection, including 103 locomotives and 177 other items of rolling stock, tells the railway tale from Rocket to Eurostar. Permanent displays include “Palaces on Wheels”. Royal saloons dating back from the pre-Victorian era. Log onto our website for full details of what we offer and how to get there.

24hr Information Line: (01904) 686286

Web: www.nrm.org.uk

Address: Leeman Rd, York, North Yorkshire YO26 4XJ

Tel:

( 0844) 815 3139

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Southern Ireland

Dublin Zoo

The zoo offers a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Web: www.dublinzoo.ie

Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland

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Gwynedd

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The Sygun Copper Mine is an award winning family attraction situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. There are winding tunnels and large, colourful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations and copper ore veins that contain traces of gold, silver and other precious metals. Our self-guided audiovisual tours allow you to explore the old workings on foot, in complete safety.

Tel:

(01766) 890595

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Hertfordshire

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Wimpole Home Farm

Web: www.wimpole.org

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston SG8 0BW

Tel:

(01223) 206000

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This great little award-winning Museum is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families, and is situated in the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years.

Step through the chocolate doors to explore the Museum’s three fun and fact packed interactive galleries. Boy gallery focuses on Roald Dahl’s school days; Solo gallery features his original Writing Hut and the Story centre offers fantabulous creative displays and activities to fire imaginations.

There are always free craft activities on offer, and an exciting range of workshops, events, and free storytelling sessions take place in the school holidays and at weekends.

The Museum café serves a family-friendly range of home made food, and the shop is a treasure trove of books, toys and gifts. See here for Gift Shop

The Museum is open Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm. We are normally closed on Mondays but call us on the above number for occasional Monday openings, Easter and Christmas opening times.

Address: 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL

Tel:

01494 892192

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Bedfordshire

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Old Warden Shuttleworth Collection

Over 35 historic aeroplanes maintained in full flying condition Progress of aviation from 1909 Bleriot XI to 1941 Spitfire.

Address: Old Warden Aerodrome , Biggleswade SG18 9EP

Tel:

(01767) 627288

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South Wales

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Dylan Thomas Centre

The Dylan Thomas Centre is now the main focal point for a celebration of Dylan Marlais Thomas. Refurbished in 1995 to host the British Year of Literature, this splendid building has a permanent exhibition on Dylan and his life, as well as an excellent restaurant. The Centre is also home to the Ty Llen literature programme that puts on many literary events throughout the year.

Web: www.swansea.gov.uk/DylanThomas

Address: Somerset Place, Swansea , West Glamorgan SA1 1RR

Tel:

(01792) 463980

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Kent

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The Weald Sports Centre

We offer something for the whole family…

Our registered crèche (weekdays 9.30am-1.30pm) offers you the chance to enjoy our superb health & fitness facilities, knowing that your little ones are safe and happy.

Our Camp Energy holiday playscheme is here every school holiday… the perfect solution for your busy life ~ plus action-packed days for your child(ren). Full and half-day sessions available – ages 5-13yrs.

For great value & great fun book a Party Animals party soon…range of activities to suit the kids, and a range of prices to suit your wallet !!

Contact us today to find out more !

Email: [email protected]

Address: Angley Road, Cranbrook TN17 2PN

Tel:

(01580) 710720

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Isle of Wight

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Amazon World Zoo Park

At Amazon World Zoo Park you can explore the Amazon Jungle with free flying birds, wander along the Amazon River and meet the Rainforest Animals. Then, if you dare, pass through to Insect World and on to Agriculture & Desert Land where Armadillos, Fennec Foxes, Porcupines and much more survive this desert environment.

Kids days out in Isle of Wight

Web: www.amazonworld.co.uk

Address: Watery Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight PO36 OLX

Tel:

(01983) 868560

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West Yorkshire

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Henry Moore Collections and Exhibitions maintains the Foundation's holdings of Moore's work. This consists of a major selection of sculpture, drawings and graphics, many of which were given by Moore in 1977.

Address: 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH

Tel:

(0113) 234 3158

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Suffolk

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Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns in Suffolk provides a delightful place to visit to watch, study or simply enjoy the company of Owls and other birds of prey.

There are over 60 raptors at the Centre, all housed in spacious aviaries and flying free in narrated flying displays or demonstrations. You will also find at the Raptor Trust Hospital, an information centre about Owls, picnic areas and plenty of activities for children, plus the famous Owl Barn Gift Shop at Stonham.

The Sanctuary opens daily from 10.30am to late afternoon, 7 days a week. Flying demonstrations and talks take place up throughout the day from March to October.

Web: www.the-owl-barn.com/bbop/info.html

Address: Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT

Tel:

(01449) 711425

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Mid Lothian

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Scottish Mining Museum

Since the Scottish Mining Museum was established in 1984 it has provided a great day out for all the family. The museum is based at one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery in Europe, the Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, just nine miles from Edinburgh.

Web: www.scottishminingmuseum.com

Address: Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Dalkeith EH22 4QN

Tel:

(0131) 663 7519

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Cambridgeshire

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Sawtry Leisure Centre

Address: Fen Lane, Sawtry, Huntingdon, PE28 5TH

Tel:

(01487) 832 161

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East London

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Geffrye Museum

Walk through time at one of London's most friendly and enjoyable museums.

Opened in 1914 the Geffrye Museum is set in elegant Grade 1 listed, 18th Century almshouses with delightful gardens. It is the only museum in the United Kingdom to show a specialist collection of English furniture and decorative arts in a chronological series of period rooms, from the 17th century with oak furniture and panelling, past the refined splendour of the Georgian period and the high style of the Victorians, to 20th-century modernity, seen in a 1930's flat, a mid century room in 'contemporary' style plus a late 20th Century living space in a converted warehouse.

The museum and gardens are brought to life through an imaginative programme of seminars, workshops, drama and music, which range throughout the year. Special exhibitions are mounted throughout the year, exploring a wide variety of themes relating to the period room displays.

Web: www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Address: Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

Tel:

(020) 7739 9893

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Weald & Down Open Air Museum is set in 50 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside. It is a very special place to wander amongst a fascinating collection of nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake.

Daily activities include:

  • Tudor kitchen in action
  • Working water mill
  • Heavy horses at work
  • Working forge
  • Demonstrations by local craftsmen
  • Hands on activities

Address: Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU

Tel:

(01243) 811363

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West Yorkshire

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Armley Mills

Armley Mills, once the world’s largest woollen mill, is now an award-winning industrial museum. Exhibits dating from the 18th and 19th centuries show the history of textiles, clothing and engine and locomotive manufacture in the area.

The museum also illustrates the history of cinema projections, including the first moving pictures taken in Leeds, as well as 1920s silent movies. During the regular 'working weekends' several exhibits are operated including water wheels, a steam engine and the great spinning `mules'.

Kids days out in Leeds

Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/armleymills/

Address: Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF

Tel:

(0113) 263 7861

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North London

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Abney Park Cemetery

This Victorian cemetery which was originally an arboretum is now a nature reserve with a distinctly gothic feel. The visitors centre provides information on its local history and the famous people buried here. Great place for kids days out in North London.

Address: South Lodge, Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street N16 0LH

Tel:

(020) 7275 7557

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Northern Ireland

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Mount Stewart Gardens

Home to the influential Londonderry family, this impressive eighteenth century mansion houses works of art collected from around the world and is complemented with one of the greatest gardens in the British Isle.

Address: Newtownards, BT22 2AD

Tel:

+44 (028) 4278 8387/8487

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Derbyshire

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The National Tramway Museum

You'll love it! - from a pink knuckle ride to a lazy day, we've got what it takes to make a Great Day Out whatever your age. Relax with us, explore technology, experience the past, ride through history on Vintage Trams from all over the world.

Web: www.tramway.co.uk

Address: Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5DP

Tel:

(01773) 852565

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Conwy

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Conwy Butterfly Jungle

See many of the worlds most beautiful tropical butterflies in free flight around you set in 2000 sq ft of jungle garden. Experience full rainforest surround sound. Souvenir shop, refreshments, picnic area on site. Toilets and parking nearby.

Web: www.conwy-butterfly.co.uk

Address: Bodlondeb Park, Conwy LL32 8DU

Tel:

(01492) 593149

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Oxfordshire

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Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Web: www.cprra.co.uk

Address: Station Road Chinnor Oxfordshire OX39 4ER

Tel:

(01844) 353535

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Derbyshire

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Chatsworth House

A wonderful day out for the whole family! Chatsworth House is set in a 1000 acre park landscaped by Capability Brown in the heart of the Peak District.

Visit the magnificent house with one of the finest art collections in Britain and 5 miles of gardens as well as the Farmyard where children can get up close to a variety of animals. Children can play in the woodland Adventure Playground or paddle in the Cascade. See the tallest gravity-fed fountain in the world and lots more!

Web: www.chatsworth.org

Address: Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Tel:

(01246) 582204

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Kent

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Chislehurst Caves

It's cool in the caves! and they're open all year! Open seven days a week during school holidays. Wednesday-Sunday the rest of the year. Guided tours hourly from 10am-4pm.

Chislehurst Mainline station
Web:  www.chislehurst-caves.co.uk

Address: Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5NB

Tel:

(020) 8467 3264

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East Sussex

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Hastings Museum

Built in 1920 the museum offers an insight into local history. The art gallery holds a permanent exhibition of fine art and china.

Web: www.hastings.uk.net/attractions/museums/hastingsmuseum.html

Address: Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex. TN34 1ET

Tel:

(01424) 781155

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Hertfordshire

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Much Hadham Forge Museum

Web: www.hadhammuseum.org

Address: The Forge, Much Hadham SG10 6BS

Tel:

(01279) 843301

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Cornwall

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Royal Cornwall Museum

Find out the history of Cornwall from Stone Age to the present day at the Royal Cornwall Museum. The museum boasts collections of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, also a range of temporary exhibitions.

Web: www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Address: The River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ

Tel:

(01872) 272205

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South Yorkshire

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Sheffield Galleries

Log on for details on museums and galleries in Sheffield.

Web: www.sheffieldgalleries.org.uk

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Norfolk

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Norfolk Wildlife Centre

We have Wild Animals from Around the World, a Pets Pavilion and a Model Farm. Two Children's Play Areas and Tea-room Gardens in a 30 acre Landscaped Country Park where you can see Wallabies, European Lynx, Barbary Apes, Otters, Iguanas, Snakes, Tortoises and birds of all sizes and colours and many more Wild Animals. We have many enclosures that you can walk through and get that little closer to the animals, enabling you to feel at one with nature.

Open Every Day 1st April to 31st October 10.00am - 5.30pm. 1st November to the 31st March 10.30am - 4.30pm. Weekends and School Holidays.

The Norfolk Wildlife Centre is the Perfect Day Out for all the Family!

Web: www.norfolkwildlife.co.uk

Address: Fakenham Road, Great Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5QS

Tel:

(01603) 872274

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Carmarthenshire

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Museum of Speed

Opened in 1996, the museum interprets the Pendine area, focusing on the use of the sands at Pendine for land speed attempts and racing. The main exhibit for the summer season is \'Babs\', the motor car used by Parry Thomas on his fatal attempt at the record in 1927. Other record breaking and fast vehicles can be seen at other times.

Address: Pendine, Carmarthenshire SA33 4NY

Tel:

(01994) 453488

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Buckinghamshire

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Spy Games

Spy HQ based in Milton Keynes

Experience the world of high espionage and secret agents with one of our fun and exciting organised camps for boys and girls aged 10-16.

Secret agent training includes learning how to operate hidden cameras, bugging devices and radio equipment, taking part in adrenaline pumping shoot-outs using our completely harmless laser tag guns, code breaking, dodging laser alarms and safe cracking.

All our instructors are experienced ex-surveillance specialists and have been fully vetted so you can be sure your child will have a fun and exciting day in a safe environment.

Web: www.spy-games.com

Tel:

0845 1303 007

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Cambridgeshire

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Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton's 15 acres of parkland provide a safe home for a fascinating array of beautiful creatures from around the world. The park specialises in rare, endangered and unusual animals.

Lots of hands-on activities and play areas for children. Log on for full details.

Web: www.hamertonzoopark.com

Address: Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambs PE28 5RE

Tel:

(01832) 293362

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Killarney Springs

Web: www.killarneysprings.com

Address: Killarney Springs Killarney Morewenston Nr Bude Cornwall EX23 9JF

Tel:

(01288) 331 475

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Hampshire

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Longdown Activity Farm

Bottle feed our lambs and calves, hold a chick, brush our miniature ponies and get really close to the other animals. Fun for the whole family!

Web: www.longdownfarm.co.uk

Address: Longdown, Ashurst, nr Southampton SO40 4HU

Tel:

(023) 8029 2837

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Devon

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Paignton Zoo

Web: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Address: Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU

Tel:

(01803) 697500

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The Museum of everyday life in Roman Britain.

Address: St Michael's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4SW

Tel:

(01727) 751810

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The remains of the Roman Palace at Fishbourne were discovered in 1960. See Britain’s largest collection of in-situ Roman floor mosaics and everyday Roman objects displayed in the museum gallery. The adjoining Collections Discovery Centre displays more artefacts from Fishbourne and Chichester district. Join a behind the scenes tour for an opportunity to handle some of these.

An audio-visual presentation explains the site and its history and outside, the garden has been replanted to its original plan.

Events throughout the year include Gladiator re-enactment in September and Roman army activities for the family in October.

Adult £6.80, Concessions £5.80, Child £3.60 & Family (2+2) £17.40

Email: [email protected]

Address: Salthill Rd, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 3QR

Tel:

(01243) 785859

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Buckinghamshire

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Bernwood Butterfly Trail

Kids days out Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire

Address: Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury HP22 5NF

Tel:

(01296) 625825

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Hertfordshire

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Natural History Museum at Tring

Web: www.nhm.ac.uk/tring

Address: Akeman Street Tring Hertfordshire HP23 6AP

Tel:

020 7942 6171

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Hampshire

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Exbury Gardens

Exbury Gardens, the home of the de Rothschild family, is one of the most famous woodland gardens in the world. Rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas abound in this lovely English garden.

Web: www.exbury.co.uk

Address: Exbury, Nr. Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ

Tel:

(023) 8089 1203

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Kids days out in London

COME CLIMBING WITH GECKOS (for kids aged 9 to grown-ups) at The Castle, London’s premier indoor climbing centre. Be excited, challenged & rewarded! Improve your balance, coordination, fitness & strength. Build your self-confidence and overcome your fears! All this and have fun at the same time! Fully qualified, experienced instructors.

CLIMBING PARTIES! Fun and exciting parties for children aged 9 and upwards. £180.00 for up to 6 children, £300.00 for up to 12, fully inclusive of kit, entry into The Castle, and instruction. Maximum ratio of six children to one instructor at all times.

FAMILY FUN! New ‘have a go’ sessions for anyone ages 5 and above’

THREE DAY HOLIDAY CLIMBING COURSES! Three-day beginners and intermediate climbing courses during the school holidays aged 9 and upwards.

INDIVUDUAL TUITION! Begin, learn & improve! Intensive tuition for small groups of up to three students. All levels welcome.

CLIMBING CLUB! Weekly club for beginners, intermediates and advanced climbers.

OUTDOOR TRIPS! Trips for kids of all abilities to outdoor climbing venues:

Address: The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, London N4 2HA

Tel:

07776 176007

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West Midlands

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Smethwick Swimming Pool Centre

Address: Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, B67 5QT

Tel:

(0121) 429 1421

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Birmingham

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Learn how Cadbury make some of their most famous brands, see the Cadbury Land Show which takes you on a fantastic journey into a magical chocolate land, dip your Cadbury chocolate the traditional way, jump into a Beanmobile and enjoy an enchanting ride through chocolate wonderland, lots of free samples and much more!

Address: Bournville, Birmingham B30 2LD

Tel:

(0121) 451 4180

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Dorset

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Corfe Castle

One of Britain's most dramatic ruins, this 1000 year old castle dominates the skyline of the Isle of Purbeck. Visit the family interactive visitor centre, superb gift shop and beautifully situated tea rooms. Exciting living history events, children\'s activities and guided walks organised regularly.

Address: Wareham, Dorset BH20 5EZ

Tel:

(01929) 481294

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Kids days out in Leicestershire

Rockingham Castle

Built on the orders of William the Conqueror, the castle spans many years of exciting history including visits by medieval kings, the Tudors and civil unrest. It is still home to the Saunders Watson family. Surrounded by Gardens and the Great Park a visit to Rockingham Castle is a great day out for the whole family.

Web:
www.rockinghamcastle.com

Address: Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH

Tel:

(01536) 770240

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Address: 320 Camp Road, St. Albans AL1 5PE

Tel:

(01727) 815557/869693

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Berkeley Castle

Scene of the brutal murder of Edward II in 1327 and besieged by Cromwell's troops in 1645, the castle is steeped in history.

The state apartments contain magnificent collections of furniture, tapestries and rare paintings by both English and Dutch masters. In the Great Hall the barons of the west country met in 1215 before going to Runnymede to force King John to put his seal to Magna Carta.

Home to the Berkeley family since it was built the castle is surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens and sweeping lawns.

Kids days out in Gloucester

Address: off A38 btw Bristol/Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL13 9BQ

Tel:

(01453) 810332

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Central London

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Seymour Leisure Centre

Address: Seymour Place, London W1H 5TJ

Tel:

020 7723 8019

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East Sussex

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Discover Hastings

Smugglers Adventure, Blue Reef Aquarium and Hastings Castle. Three great attractions ... One great day out

Web: www.smugglersadventure.co.uk

Tel:

(01424) 422964

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South London

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National Army Museum

Please contact the museum for information on their themed special weekend events. Each weekend addresses different aspects or era of the British Army past and present. Activities for children include art workshops and story telling.

Address: Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT

Tel:

(020) 7730 0717

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Hertfordshire

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De Havilland Heritage Museum

Web: www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Address: St Albans AL2 1BU

Tel:

(01727) 822051

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Oxfordshire

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Children's indoor activities

Kidlington & Gosford Sports Centre

At KGSC we provide a fun, safe environment for children of all ages, with a wide range of sport and leisure activities available throughout the year.

  • Ofsted registered creche.
  • Holiday Activity Programmes.
  • 25m Swimming Pool.
  • Birthday Parties.
  • Swimming Courses.
  • Dance, Mini-Football and Squash courses.
  • & Much More.

Address: Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2NU

Tel:

(01865) 376368

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North Yorkshire

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Tom Leonard Mining Museum

The Museum today offers visitors an opportunity to experience the underground world of a real ironstone mine and to explore the skills, customs and life of the Cleveland miner. It was these miners that helped make Cleveland the most important Ironstone mining district in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

Web: www.ironstonemuseum.co.uk

Address: Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland TS13 4AP

Tel:

(01287) 642877

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Hertfordshire

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The Hawksmoor Centre

Address: Potters Lane, Borehamwood WD6 5NX

Tel:

(020) 8387 5600

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Gloucestershire

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Bristol Aero Collection

Web: www.bristolaero.com

Address: Hangar E2 Kemble Airfield Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 6BA

Tel:

(01285) 771204

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Berkshire

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Family entertainment

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts based in Maidenhead, Berkshire is a family friendly arts centre offering a wide range of activities and entertainment for adults and children of all ages.

In the school holidays we have family shows, arts and crafts, storytelling and children’s movies – there is something on every day.

During the summer, we bring in over 12 tonnes of sand and create The Maidenhead Beach – somewhere for children to play for free while parents can enjoy something to eat and drink at the beach side café.

Our Christmas shows are based on children’s story books and are perfect for younger children. Previous shows have included The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, How to Catch a Star and Kipper’s Snowy Day. In 2015, we are delighted to welcome back Percy the Park Keeper in One Snowy Night, based on the hit books by Nick Butterworth.

Our annual Community Lantern Parade takes place in December and brings together families to create willow lanterns then parade them through Maidenhead Town Centre, accompanied by musicians and dancers.

Throughout the year, we host groups, classes and workshops for pre-school children, children and young people. All activities are led by DBS checked arts professionals.

Our range of activities for pre-school children includes weekly Blossom Ballet classes, Teddy Bears Music Club and Little Wrigglers dance classes.

Our exciting choice of after school classes for older children includes Bollywood Dance, Kathak Dance, Contemporary Dance, Youth Theatre, Digi Den, After School Arts Club and Arts Awards.

To see everything going on at Norden Farm, go to our website or find us on Twitter and Facebook: @nordenfarm and www.facebook.com/nordenfarmcentreforthearts

Address: Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Tel:

01628 788997

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Kent

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Pavillion Leisure Centre

Address: Kentish Way, Bromley BR1 3EF

Tel:

(020) 8313 9911

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Northern Ireland

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Exploris

Exploris is one of Europe's finest public aquaria where you will see the wonders of the Irish Sea, from 2 metre long conger eels to ponderous octopus.

Web: www.exploris.org.uk

Address: The Ropewalk, Castle Street, Portaferry, Co. Down BT22 1NZ

Tel:

(028) 4272 8062

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South Gloucestershire

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Thornbury Leisure Centre

Address: Alveston Hill, Thornbury, BS35 3JB

Tel:

(01454) 865 776

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Somerset

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Oldown Country Park

Oldown Country Park is set in beautiful countryside just north of Bristol. Oldown offers a farm activity centre, woodland walks, adventure playgrounds, a steam train and much, much more.

Web: www.oldown.co.uk

Address: Old Down House, Tockington BS32 4PG

Tel:

(01454) 413605

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Norfolk

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Kids days out in Norfolk

North Norfolk Railway

The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.

Events are organised throughout the year. Please log onto the website for full details.

Web: www.nnrailway.co.uk

Address: The Station, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RA

Tel:

(01263) 820800

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South London

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Kids days out in London

Enjoy the Beefeater tours to family trails. From April-December marvel at the Millennium Exhibition, highlights include 'The Doomsday Book' displayed for the first time ever. Special events in the school holidays when you can try armour on for size and win a prize after finishing a family fun trail. Don't miss the Crown Jewels see the legendary ravens and explore the 20 towers to discover why the Tower IS London.

Facilities: picnic, café/restaurant, baby facilities.

Address: 202-203 Grange Road, London SE1 3AA

Tel:

0844 482 7777

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Gloucestershire

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farm activity for families

Cotswold Farm Park

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is the home of Rare Breeds Conservation. We are open every day until the 22nd December. We have something for everyone, whatever the weather.

Fun activitirs for all ages including the Touch Barn where children and adults can meet and make friends with the farms smaller residents. Visit Adam’s Kitchen for a relaxing cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake.

Location: Guiting Power, nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5UG

Web: www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/

Tel:

+44 (0)1451 850 307

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Isle of Wight

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The Needles Park

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, there\'s breathtaking scenery, a spectacular chairlift past amazing coloured sand cliffs, rides for the children, shops to browse through and places to eat in (or out).

Web: www.theneedles.co.uk

Address: Alum Bay, Isle of Wight PO39 0JD

Tel:

(0870) 458 0022

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Gloucestershire

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Holst Birthplace Museum

Visit Cheltenham's Regency terrace house where Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets was born in 1874. The story of the man and his music is told alongside a fascinating display of personal belongings including his piano.

The museum is also a fine period house showing the upstairs downstairs way of life in times past, including a working Victorian kitchen and laundry, elegant Regency drawing room and charming Edwardian nursery.

Web: www.holstmuseum.org.uk

Address: 4 Clarence Road, Pittville, Cheltenham GL52 2AY

Tel:

(01242) 524846

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Multiple Areas

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The Cathedral was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley. The first stone was laid in 1895 and the building was completed eight years later. Log onto the website for full history details.

The front entrance to the Cathedral is off the Piazza. Access is from Victoria Street, Ashley Place, or Ambrosden Avenue. The entrance to Clergy House is on Francis Street.Great for kids days out in Central London.

Service Times: (020) 7798 9097

Tel:

(020) 7798 9055

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South London

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Eltham Palace & Gardens

Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Address: Court Yard, Eltham, Greenwich SE9 5QE

Tel:

(020) 8294 8548

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North London

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Queen Elizabeth Centre

Address: Meadway, Barnet, London EN5 5RR

Tel:

(020) 8441 2933

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North London

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Freightliners City Farm

Working farm, special under 5 activities twice a week, Tue - Sun 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm, no entrance charge.

Web: www.freghtlinersfarm.org.uk

Address: Sheringham Road N7 8PF

Tel:

(020) 7609 0467

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Fife

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Deep Sea World

Web: www.deepseaworld.com

Address: Battery Quarry, North Queensferry KY11 1JR

Tel:

(01383) 411 880

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Surrey

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Kids days out in Surrey

Chessington World Of Adventures

Fun for the whole family! Explore all six different lands including Beanoland where the world famous comic comes to life. If you're thirsty for thrills try Samurai, Rameses Revenge, the Vampire ride or Rattlesnake. Toy Town is dedicated to young adventurers and the animal areas are a quiet sanctuary where you can join in with feeding time.

Picnic areas available as well as on-site restaurants and snack bars.

Web: www.chessington.com

Tel:

(0870) 444 7777

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Berkshire

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Windsor Castle

Built over 900 years ago for William the Conqueror, the castle contains a wealth of history and beautiful treasures. Admission includes the State Apartments, Queen Mary's Dolls House, St George's Chapel, The Albert Memorial Chapel, The Precincts and The Gallery.

Web: www.windsor.gov.uk

Address: Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ

Tel:

020 7766 7304

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Hertfordshire

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Berkhamsted Castle

Kids days out in Berkhamsted

Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/berkhamsted-castle/

Tel:

(01604) 730320

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Devon

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Milky Way Adventure Park

Web: www.themilkyway.co.uk

Address: Clovelly Bideford Devon EX39 5RY

Tel:

(01237) 431 255

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Northern Ireland

For centuries countless visitors have marvelled at the majesty and mystery of the Giants Causeway. At the heart of one of Europe's most magnificent coastlines its unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. The rugged symmetry of the columns never fails to intrigue and inspire our visitors. To stroll on the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time.

Address: Nr Portballintrae, Northern Ireland

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Birmingham

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The Castle Pool and Adventure Play Centre

Opening Hours: Mon 9am-7pm, Tues/Thu 7.30am-9pm, Wed 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-9.30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 8am-6pm
Facilities: Adventure Play, Baby Changing Facilities, Leisure Centre, Soft Play Area, Swimming Pool, Vending Machines
Services: 50+ Aquatone, 50+ Swimming, Adult-Only Swimming, Aquatone, Birthday Parties, Children's Parties, Junior Coaching, Junior Strokes - children's swimming instruction, Lane Swimming - adult, Lane Swimming - junior, Parent and Toddler Swimming, Pre-school Activities, Rookie Life Saving, Splash Sessions for children, Swimming - general, Toddler Group, Under 5s

Address: Farnborough Road, Castle Vale B35 7ED

Tel:

0121 464 4644

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Carmarthenshire

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Carmarthenshire County Museum

The County Museum presents many aspects of Carmarthenshire\'s rich and varied past. Displays include local archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, portraits, landscape paintings, Welsh furniture, costume, a Victorian schoolroom, life on the farm and the homefront in WWII.

Address: Abergwili, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 2JG

Tel:

(01267) 231691

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Glasgow

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The Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland

Web: www.glasgowzoo.co.uk

Address: Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7RZ

Tel:

(0141) 7711185

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Norfolk

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St James Swimming & Fitness Centre

Address: Blackfriars St, King's Lynn, PE30 1NN

Tel:

(01553) 764 888

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Address: Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5QZ

Tel:

(01245) 425394

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East Sussex

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Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Web: www.emsr.co.uk

Address: Lottbridge Drove Eastbourne East Sussex BN23 6NS

Tel:

(01323) 520229

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East Sussex

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Family days out in East sussex

Anne of Cleves House

The oldest part of this lovely timber-framed house was built in the fifteenth century. Later it was given to Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, in her divorce settlement.

Parts are in period furnishings. Galleries tell the story of Lewes from fifteenth century to modern times, the role of local resident Tom Paine, the Lewes Bonfire traditions and the important Wealden iron industry. There are also displays of everyday domestic objects and children’s toys.

The enclosed garden gives a feeling of stepping back into an earlier age and will be the venue for a delightful Tudor Fair in October.

Kids days out in Lewes in East Sussex

Address: 52 Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1JA

Tel:

(01273) 474610

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Warwickshire

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Ragdoll

The Ragdoll Shop is the home of Tots TV, Teletubbies, Rosie and Jim and Brum. You can watch your favourite Ragdoll programmes on a replica of the Ragdoll boat and see yourself in the Tots TV secret house. Operate the control panel and play on the slide in the Teletubbies play area or have a ride on Brum or the Noo-noo. Call for more information.

Address: 11 Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP

Tel:

(01789) 404100

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West London

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The Grant Museum Of Zoology & Comparative Anatony

Address: 21 University St, London WC1E 6DE

Tel:

(020) 3108 2052.

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Buckinghamshire

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Old Gaol Museum

One of the first purpose-built county gaols in England, it now tells the story of Buckingham. The ancient cells with their double doors still remain. The Museum and the Tourist Information Centre are open Monday - Saturday 10am- 4pm all year round.

Web: www.mkheritage.co.uk/ogb

Address: Market Hill,Buckingham MK 18 1JX

Tel:

(01280) 823020

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Wiltshire

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Museum of the Great Western Railway

Web: www.steam-museum.org.uk

Address: Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2TA

Tel:

(01793) 466646

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Surrey

Museums in Surrey

There are over thirty museums in Surrey, so there's lots to choose from! Below is listed a few examples, log onto the website for full information on each museum including opening times and contact details

Bourne Hall Museum: Local History
Brooklands: Motor Sport & Aviation
Chertsey: Runnymead and Chertsey Abbey
Dorking & District: Local History
East Surrey: Exhibitions on local life
Elmbridge: Local history from pre-historic on.
Reigate Priory: Local history
Leatherhead: Local history
Haselmere Educational Museum: A mini British Museum!
Surrey Heath: Children's museum of local history

Web: www.surreymuseums.org.uk/

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East London

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Newham Leisure Centre

Address: 281 Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow, London E13 8SD

Tel:

(020) 7511 4477

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Cumbria

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Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere featuring freshwater and marine life and an underwater otter tunnel and stingrays.

Kids days out in the Lake District in Cumbria

Web: www.lakesaquarium.co.uk/

Address: Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AS

Tel:

015395 30153

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Hampshire

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Finkley Down Farm Park

There is so much to see and do! Touch, feel, play, it's fun all day. Daily activities, feed the animals, have a picnic, groom a pony, lots undercover so the weather won't spoil your day!

Open mid-March to the end of October 10am-6pm.

 

Address: Andover, Hampshire SP11 6NF

Tel:

(01264) 352195

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Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway passes through five and a half miles of unspoiled Island countryside, recapturing the days of the branch line railway. Traditional rail travel brought to life again from a bygone age.

Web: www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

Address: The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight PO33 4DS

Tel:

(01983) 882204

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Address: The Railway Station Minehead Somerset TA24 5BG

Tel:

(01643) 704996

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Address: Royal Parade Eastbourne East Sussex BN22 7AA

Tel:

(01323) 411077

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Surrey

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Guildford Discovery Science Centre

A wonderful place for children to find out about science

Hands-on science - your hands are on the exhibits. The Guildford Discovery entertains and stimulates a better understanding of science.

The Guildford Discovery runs a series of special events throughout the year. Why not have a birthday party with a difference? Phone us for full details or log onto our website below.

Address: Thr Old Chaple, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

Tel:

(01483) 537080

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East Sussex

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Paradise Park

Web: www.paradisepark.co.uk

Address: Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 0DH

Tel:

(01273) 512123

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Cornwall

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Newquay Waterworld

Address: Trenance Leisure Park Newquay Cornwall TR7 2LZ

Tel:

(01637) 853829

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Gloucestershire

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Kids days out

The UK's fastest growing aerial adventure centre

Head 4 Heights is the UK's fastest growing Aerial Adventure Centre.

We are open to the public and for all group bookings, including Corporate, School, Youth Group, Stag, Hen and Birthday Programmes.

You get the chance to tackle an exhilarating range of climbing, jumping and swinging activities, all in complete safety.

Tel:

01285 770007

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Hampshire

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Gosport Ice Rink

Web: www.planet-ice.co.uk

Address: Holbrook Recreational Centre, Fareham Road, Off Forest Way Gosport PO13 0ZX

Tel:

(02392) 511217

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Essex

Colchester Museums

Log on for full information on the museums found in Colchester including the Colchester Castle museum with it's 2000 years of history dating back to Roman times.

Web: www.colchestermuseums.org.uk

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Essex

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Rollerworld

Web: www.rollerworld.co.uk

Address: Eastgates Colchester CO1 2TJ

Tel:

(01206) 868868

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West Sussex

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Earnley Butterflies & Gardens

Web: www.earnleybutterfliesandgardens.co.uk

Address: 133 Almondington Lane, Earnley, Chichester P020 7JR

Tel:

(01243) 512637

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Perth & Kinross

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Kids days out in Perthshire

Active Kids Adventure Park in Perthshire offers a great day out for the whole family

  • Adventure Park with exciting attractions for children of all ages
  • Indoor soft play area suitable for children under 7 years
  • Coffee shop with homemade food and delicious home baking
  • Fun packed birthday parties

Open 7 days a week from 10:00-17:00 (Mon-Fri) and 11:00-17:00 (Sun).

Address: Burnside Farm, Stanley, Perthshire PH1 4QB

Tel:

01738 827286

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Monmouthshire

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Canal holidays in Wales

BEACON PARK HOLIDAYS

Explore the wonders of the beautiful Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal with Beacon Park Holidays. We offer a range if options for relaxing family holidays and days out on the canal.

Quality narrowboat hire holidays: We offer a choice of 13 luxury boats, the widest range on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Full day, half day or hourly boat hire: Experience a lock, cross the river Usk 25ft up on the Brynich Aqueduct, pass 5 lift bridges and have lunch in Talybont or Pencelli in one of the canal side pubs or take a picnic.

Wharfinger's Cottage: Child friendly cottage holiday in Wales situated on our private wharf just outside Abergavenny. Set in a stunning location amongst 30 acres of broadleaf woodland on the side of the Blorenge mountain. Sleeps 6 people and is available all year round for short breaks or longer holidays.

Family friendly holidays and kids days out in Monmouthshire

Web: www.beaconparkcottages.co.uk

Tel:

01873 858277

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Somerset

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British Empire and Commonwealth Museum

Web: www.empiremuseum.co.uk

Address: Station Approach, Temple Meads, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6QH

Tel:

0117 925 4980

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Address: Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HW

Tel:

(020) 83671898

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North London

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The Hornsey Club

Address: Tivoli Road, London N8 8RE

Tel:

(020) 8348 7859

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Address: The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire GL54 5DT

Tel:

(01242) 621405

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Essex

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Family days out in Essex

Hedingham Castle

Enjoy a fantastic family day out at Hedingham Castle, a Norman Castle with one of the finest Keeps in England. Visit the beautiful gardens ideal for a summer picnic. Take a walk through the extensive woodland and around the lake.

Visit the website to see full details and dates for special events throughout the year including jousting, archery and re-enactment battles.

Web: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

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