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Perfect kids days out, children's rainy day activities, fun days for kids, historical attractions, animal attractions, parks, zoos, museums, gardens and places of interest for the whole family.

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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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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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Isle of Wight

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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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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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Gloucestershire

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Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. Explore a mile of meandering pathways, with its fantastic tree and rock formations, through this 14 acre ancient woodland.

Web: www.puzzlewood.net

Address: Perrygrove Lane, Coleford GL16 8QB

Tel:

(01594) 833187

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Address: Harbour Road Seaton Devon EX12 2NQ

Tel:

01297 20375

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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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Surrey

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Kids days out in Surrey

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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Gloucestershire

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Dean Forest Railway

Web: www.deanforestrailway.co.uk

Address: Norchard Forest Road Lydney Gloucestershire GL15 4ET

Tel:

(01594) 845840

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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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Hertfordshire

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Hertford Castle

Web: www.hertford.net

Tel:

(01992) 584322

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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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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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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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Berkshire

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The Living Rainforest

Address: Hampstead Norreys Newbury Berkshire RG18 0TN

Tel:

(01635) 202444

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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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North London

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Kentish Town City Farm

Make friends with farm animals. All ages. Tue - Sun 9.30am-5.30pm. No entrance charge.

Web: www.aapi.co.uk/cityfarm/home.htm

Address: 1 Cressfield Close, off Grafton Road, NW5 4BN

Tel:

(020) 7916 5421

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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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Wiltshire

Wiltshire Attractions

Visit Salisbury and South Wiltshire where you will find a huge variety of attractions to see including Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument of unique importance. Log onto the website below for full details.

Visit the Rockbourne Roman Villa where you will see the largest known Roman villa in the area, set in the idyllic countryside and accompanied by a modern musuem. Also Wilton House and Wilton Carpet Museum, Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park, Farmer Giles Farmstead and lots lots more!

For walking and cycling enthusiasts please call (01980) 623255 for loads of info on routes, services and accomodation.

Web: www.visitsalisbury.com

Tel:

(01722) 334956

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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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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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Aberdeenshire

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Kids days out  in  Aberdeenshire

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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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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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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Powys

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Powis Castle

Built by the Medieval Princes of Upper Powys and the ancestral home of the Herbert family since 1587. The castle itself houses the Clive Museum (Clive of India) and also contains a wealth of fine furniture and paintings.

Address: Welshpool, Powys SY21 8RF

Tel:

(01938) 554338

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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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Address: Trenhayle Farm Hayle Cornwall TR27 6HQ

Tel:

(01736) 755631

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Northern Ireland

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Dunluce Family Entertainment Centre

The Dunluce Centre is a large family entertainment complex situated in the heart of Portrush. The centre features unique attractions designed to provide thrills and enjoyment for all the family.

Address: 10 Sandhill Drive, Portrush, Co Antrim BT56 8BF

Tel:

+44 (0)28 7082 4444.

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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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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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Somerset

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St James Street Pool

Address: St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JH

Tel:

(01823) 350 100

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Cornwall

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Geevor Tin Mine

Web: www.geevor.com

Address: Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7EW

Tel:

(01736) 788662

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Berkshire

Royal Palaces

Buckingham Palace is open from 6th August. Visit one of the worlds most famous buildings, residence of our Royal family. Admire the State rooms, ballrooms and the splendour of its garden. See the important collection of paintings housed at the palace. Changing of the guards takes place most days at 11.30am, phone to confirm: Tel: (020) 7930 4832

For additional information on this and other royal residences including Windsor Castle, Holyrood House, Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House please visit the website.

Web: www.royalresidences.com

Tel:

(020) 7930 4832

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Oxfordshire

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Oxford River Cruises

Web: www.oxfordrivercruises.com

Address: 34 West Street, Osney Island, Oxford OX2 0BQ

Tel:

(08452) 269396

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Surrey

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Monks Hill Sports Centre

Address: Farnborough Avenue, South Croydon, CR2 8HD

Tel:

020 8651 0984

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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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Gloucestershire

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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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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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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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Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge Museum of Technology

Web: www.museumoftechnology.com

Address: The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD

Tel:

(01223) 368650

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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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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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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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Edinburgh

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

Where else in the world can you . . .

... walk on red hot coals?
... dig to uncover a life-size dinosaur skeleton?
... take part in a scientific ghost-hunting experiment?
... have a conversation with science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke?
... get your hands on (and sit in the cabs of) a stunning assortment of big machines?
... make a 3D photo-realistic virtual image of yourself then use it in a computer game?

Web: www.sciencefestival.co.uk

Address: Roxburgh's Court, off 323 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW

Tel:

(0131) 530 2001

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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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Berkshire

Boat Hire in Maidenhead

Family boat hire on the River Thames at Maidenhead

Embark on a serene aquatic adventure with The Little Green Boat Company in Maidenhead, nestled on the enchanting Ray Mill Island. Cruise in style with our self-drive electric boats or enjoy a classic rowing experience, both accommodating up to 8 people for a delightful group outing.

Our boats are available for hourly rentals, offering you the flexibility to tailor your experience. Booking online not only ensures a seamless reservation process but also rewards you with an exclusive 10% discount. Whether you're seeking a tranquil solo escape or a memorable group activity, our fleet is at your service.

Revel in the beauty of Maidenhead's waters, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Ray Mill Island. Reserve your Little Green Boat online and set sail for a day of relaxation and exploration.

Email: [email protected]

Boat hire covering Maidenhead, Taplow, Bray, Holyport, Windsor, White Waltham and Burnham

Tel:

01628 321260

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Address: Berrynarbor Ilfracombe Devon EX34 9SL

Tel:

(01271) 867 474

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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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Conwy

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We have an indoor walk-through Wonderland Rabbit Hole with life-sized animated displays of some of the most colourful and well known scenes from the Alice story - an enchanting experience for all ages. Visitors are provided with a personal stereo and professionally recorded narration with sound effects.

Address: 3 & 4 Trinity Square, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 2PY

Tel:

(01492) 860082

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Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep is the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, A two hand railed bridge caged bridge was installed by the National Trust during Easter of 2000.

The area is exceptional in is natural beauty, to the left as you come down the steep hill is Larrybane headland which once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top dating to 800AD, underneath large caves once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms. Facilities include a tea room.

Address: Ballintoy, North Antrim

Tel:

+44 (0)28 2073 1159/1582

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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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Wrexham

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Farmworld

A working dairy farm set in beautiful countryside with adventure park, rabbit cuddle corner and lots more. Enjoy the tractor tour, pony ride, bouncy castle, and during the main season the SPECIAL children\'s shows. On the farm see Brutus the bull, and the dairy herd; visit the animal paddocks and see the PIGS, DEER and LLAMA. Feed the ducks and the flight of doves.

Web: www.farmworld.co.uk

Address: Erddig, Wrexham LL13 0YP

Tel:

(01978) 840697

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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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Norfolk

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Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns is a collection of restored 18th century barns set in 10 acres of Norfolk countryside. Within the barns can be seen craftsmen working at different crafts ranging from paintings to cider pressing, woodturning to stained glass and lots more.

The Junior Farm offers the perfect place for children to enjoy a hands-on experience with farm animals. You can also enjoy the Williamson's Traditional Fair where you can step back in time and bring your favourite childhood memories to life.

Web: www.wroxham-barns.co.uk

Address: Tunstead Road, Hoveton NR12 8QU

Tel:

(01603) 783762

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Isle of Anglesey

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Henblas Park

From Falconry to Sheepdog Shows, Adventureland and Shearing Shows ... you are never bored at Henblas!

Situated in the heart of Anglesey commanding superb views of Snowdonia, this family run establishment provides entertainment for the whole family - whatever the weather! Birthday parties organised, please ask for full details.

Web: www.parc-henblas-park.co.uk

Address: Bodorgan, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. LL62 5DL

Tel:

(01407) 840440

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Cambridgeshire

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Ramsey Leisure Centre

Address: Abbey Road, Ramsey, PE26 1DP

Tel:

(01487) 710 275

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Hertfordshire

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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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Cumbria

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Family days out in Cumbria

Windermere Steamboats & Museum

For a great day out for the whole family visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere.

Windermere Steamboats & Museum offers:

  • A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats
  • Steam Launch Trips
  • Shop and Refreshments
  • "Swallows and Amazons" Exhibition
  • "Model Boats: You Too Can Do It!" Exhibition
There are many events held throughout the year including Steamboat, Model Boat, and Classic Motor Boat Rallies all held annually. Up to date information on other special events can be found on our website or from the Museum's Office.

Web: www.steamboat.co.uk

Address: Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1BN

Tel:

(0153) 944 5565

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Kent

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Bromley Museum & Priory Gardens

Address: The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington BR6 0HH

Tel:

(01689) 873826

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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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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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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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Lake District

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Levens Hall

Leven Hall offers the finest Elizabethan rooms including the dining room with its embossed Cordova leather wall-coverings, and many elegant bedrooms. Throughout the house there are beautiful paintings, family memorabilia (connections with both the 1st Duke of Wellington and Nelson) and the earliest English Patchwork (1708).

The Topiary Gardens at Levens are world-famous in their own right, and are a must for any visitor to the English Lake District.

Web: www.levenshall.co.uk

Address: Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

Tel:

(01539) 560321

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

Tel:

(01865) 553 554

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Essex

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Castle Park and Gardens

Address: Castle Park High Street Colchester Essex CO1 1DN

Tel:

(01206) 282962

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Devon

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Morwellham Quay

Established in 1970, this preserved village and historic port, in a beautiful riverside setting, depicts the life and work of a busy C19th industrial community. Costumed staff give talks and demonstrations in restored cottages, workshops and on the quayside. Visitors can try on Victorian costumes and children can make (and take away!) a length of rope or experience child labour on the Ore Dressing Floor. The wooden ketch 'Garlandstone' and the riverside tramway into a real copper mine are highlights.

Web: www.morwellham-quay.co.uk

Address: Morwellham, Tavistock PL19 8JL

Tel:

(01822) 832 766

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East London

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Eastbury Manor House

Address: Eastbury Square, Barking, London IG11 9SN

Tel:

020 8724 1002

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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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Northern Ireland

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Castle Coole

Castle Coole is the family home of the Earls of Belmore. Designed by James Wyatt, this magnificent neo-classical house was completed in 1798. Set in a 700 acre estate with parkland and extensive woods.

The interior of the house was created by some of the leading craftsmen of the late 18th century with chimney pieces carved by Westmacott, plasterwork created by Rose, scagliola columns and pilasters created by Bartoli. Other attractions include the magnificent state rooms with their sumptuous Regency furnishings and the State Bedroom said to have been prepared for a visit by George IV in 1821.

Address: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT74 6JY

Tel:

+44 (0)1365 322690

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West Yorkshire

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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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The National Cycle Network is 5000 miles of safe, signed, attractive cycle routes, open and mapped in June 2000. It is made up of traffic-free sections and traffic-calmed road and minor roads, running right through urban centres and reaching all parts of the UK.

Sustrans is the charity co-ordinating the project and will continue to work with local authorities to expand the Network to a target of 10,000 miles by 2005.

For more information on the National Cycle Network and Sustrans and a copy of their free catalogue of maps, information sheets and technical publications please call the number above or visit their website.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel:

(0117) 929 0888

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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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Bedfordshire

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Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre

Address: Mentmore Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2AF

Tel:

(01525) 375765

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Merseyside

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Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. The route through Knowsley Safari Park consists of a 5-mile (8 km) long route drive and the main attractions are lions, cheetahs, monkeys, giraffes, zebra, elephants, various antelopes camels, buffalo and white rhino as well as a group of tigers.

Knowsley Safari Park has become one of Merseyside's premier leisure attractions, winning several awards for tourism and its animal husbandry.

Web: www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/

Address: Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AN

Tel:

(0151) 430 9009

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Carmarthenshire

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Aberglasney Gardens

Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Aberglasney, the gardens make a greta kids day out in Carmarthenshire

The gardens cover approximately 10 acres, including two woodlands.

Web: www.aberglasney.org

Address: Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH

Tel:

(01558) 668998

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

Tel:

(01245) 425394

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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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Kent

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Brandshatch

Web: www.brandshatch.co.uk

Address: Longfield DA3 8NG

Tel:

(01474) 872331

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Leisure centre in Kent

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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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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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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Isle of Wight

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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary was established in 1987 to provide a safe, permanent home for any donkey in distress or otherwise in need of care and attention.

Public support for the charity\'s work has enabled the sanctuary to help over 200 donkeys gain a better quality of life and provide a peaceful environment for them to enjoy the rest of their days.

Registered Charity No. 1001061

Web: www.donksanc.demon.co.uk

Address: Lower Winstone Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3AA

Tel:

(01983) 852693

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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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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: 65 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

Tel:

(020) 7703 6120

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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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Bedfordshire

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Oasis Beach Pool

Address: Cardington Road Bedford Bedfordshire MK42 OBZ

Tel:

(01234) 272100

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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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Cambridgeshire

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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Web: www.sedgwickmuseum.org

Address: Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ

Tel:

(01223) 333456

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Berkshire

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English Rural Life (The Museum of)

Rural history including agricultural hand tools, farm wagons, horse drawn ploughs,dairying equipment, livestock accessories, land drainage material and country crafts.

Address: The University of Reading , Whiteknights, PO Box 229, Reading RG6 6AG

Tel:

(0118) 931 8660

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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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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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Hampshire

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The Pyramids Centre

Address: Clarence Esplanade, Southsea PO5 3ST

Tel:

(023) 9279 9977

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Ceredigion

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Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

This unique farm park is stunningly located on a scenic headland, overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island, just 200 yards offshore.

It is home to thousands of seabirds and a flock of wild Soay sheep, originally from the Isle of Soay near Skye. The area is also home to Atlantic grey seals and the only resident population of bottle-nosed Dolphins in England and Wales.

Web: www.cardiganisland.co.uk

Address: Gwbert, Cardigan, Ceredigion, West Wales SA43 1PR

Tel:

(01239) 612196

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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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Cornwall

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Newquay Waterworld

Address: Trenance Leisure Park Newquay Cornwall TR7 2LZ

Tel:

(01637) 853829

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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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Gwynedd

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Portmeirion Village

The village of Portmeirion stands on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay on the coast of Snowdonia. It is surrounded by acres of sub-tropical woodlands and miles of sandy beaches.

Portmeirion was built from 1925 to 1976 by visionary Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who wanted to prove that development need not mean defilement. All the cottages in the village are let as rooms and suites as part of the Hotel Portmeirion or as self-catering cottages sleeping up to 8 people. The village has several cafes and eight different shops.

Many know Portmeirion as the location for Patrick McGoohan's classic "The Prisoner" television series. It is also known for the Portmeirion Pottery, designed by Clough's daughter Susan Williams-Ellis. A new contemporary styled brasserie opened at Castell Deudraeth in 2001.

Portmeirion is signposted from the A487 at Minffordd midway between Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog.

Web: www.portmeirion-village.com

Tel:

(01766) 770000

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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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West Yorkshire

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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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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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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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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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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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Pirates Playhouse

Large soft play area for hours of fun. 

Address: Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, London N7 N7 7NY

Tel:

(020) 7609 2166

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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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Bedfordshire

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Leighton Buzzard Railway

The Leighton buzzard railway is one of the few narrow-gauge light railways to survive in England. Built in 1919 to transport sand, the line has carried a steam-hauled passenger train service since 1968 and now houses one of the largest collections of narrow-gauge locomotives in the UK.

Web: www.buzzrail.co.uk

Address: Page`s Park Station, Billington Road (A4146), Leighton Buzzard LU7 8TN

Tel:

(01525) 373888

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Tyne & Wear

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Kids days out in Tyne & Wear

Life Science Centre

Uncover the secrets of life at Life Science Centre, the North's premier science centre, which takes visitors on an exciting hands-on journey through the life sciences.

Web: www.lifesciencecentre.org.uk

Address: Times Square, Scotswood Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4EP

Tel:

(0191) 243 8223

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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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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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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

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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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North London

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Southgate Leisure Centre

Lots of fun for all children in the activity centre. Treat your child to a children's activity party. Activities include team games, football, uni hockey, party games, bouncy castle and lots more. Available Saturdays and Sundays. Telephone for further details.

 

Address: Winchmore Hill Road, London N14 6AD

Tel:

(020) 8882 7963

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North Yorkshire

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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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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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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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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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Historic Irish Castles

Information on many interesting castles throughout Ireland including Blarney Castle.

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

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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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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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Kent

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Christmas Tree Farm

Address: Cudham Road, Downe Village BR6 7LF

Tel:

(01689) 861603

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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 Dungeons bring medieval horrors and gruesome waxwork displays of witchcraft, torture and plague to life. The Dungeons can now be found in London, York, Edinburgh and Hamburg. April-Sept: Seven days a week 10am-5.30pm. Oct-March: seven days a week 10am-4.30pm.

Facilities: café/restaurant, baby/disabled facilities.

Tel:

(020) 7403 7221

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Hertfordshire

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Mosquito Aircraft Museum

Web: www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Tel:

(01727) 826400

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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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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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Wiltshire

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Rabbit World and Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park

This attractive farm park is set in beautiful Wiltshire countryside with views to Salisbury Cathedral some 10 miles away. First opened in 1987 it has quickly become a major attraction and also home to a wide variety of endangered farm animals.

Web: www.rabbitworld.co.uk

Address: Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury SP4 0EW

Tel:

(01980) 629438

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Address: Enterprise House, Bird Hall Lane, Stockport SK3 0XS

Tel:

(0161) 474 5762

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West London

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BBC Television Centre Tours

On a tour of London\'s BBC Television Centre, you will see behind the scenes of the most famous Television Centre in the world. You may experience areas such as the News Centre, Weather Centre, dressing rooms and studios, but due to the operational nature of the building, guarantees cannot be made. However this does mean we can plan your exact itinerary around what is happening on the day so no two tours are ever the same.

Please note that visitors must be 10 years and over and tours must be pre-booked. Television Centre is a large complex and tours involve a lot of walking.

Kids days out in West London

Booking Line: 0870 603 0304

Web: www.bbc.co.uk/tours

Address: Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ

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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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Berkshire

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Basildon Park

Visit the park with a fabulous mansion within its grounds containing historically important paintings and furniture. Quiz sheets available for children. Enjoy the nature trails and surrounding parkland. Please phone for full details. Picnic and Restaurant facilities.

Address: Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR

Tel:

(01189) 843040

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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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South London

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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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Central London

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Views of the barrier, slide shows and exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat-Sun 10.30am-5.30pm.

Facilities: parking, play area, picnic, cafe/restaurant, baby/disabled.

Tel:

(020) 8305 4188

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Gloucestershire

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Forest Model Village

Web: www.forest-model-village.co.uk

Address: Old Park Lydney Park Estate, Aylburton GL15 6BU

Tel:

(01594) 845244

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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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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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Cheshire

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Tatton Park

Everything you love to do ...

Bring your family down to the farm at Tatton Park this summer for the fabulous Little Baa event.

Kim Lewis is an author and illustrator of charming children’s books all about rural life and we have some original artwork and transcripts from her books, including Floss, Emma's Lamb, Just Like Floss and Shepherd's Boy. Children will love following the Little Baa trail round the farm, dressing up as a shepherd, and looking for Floss's mischievous puppies hiding in the maize maze.

Kim visits the farm on 2nd August to sign copies of her books. Other farm activities include regular talks on our livestock and the opportunity to meet our newly hatched out chicks and ducklings. Additionally, the farm is hosting the Fun Dog Show on 10th August and the English Country Weekend on the August bank holiday weekend.

Also at Tatton, children will have great fun in the gardens with the maze and trail to follow, there is also a family trail in the mansion and of course the adventure playground to let off any excess energy. Pick up a Nature Trail leaflet while you are here and enjoy an ice-cream from the Tuck Shop while you explore. There are also car shows, outdoor theatre and Viking Sunday to entertain families this summer: check out the website for full details.

Great family days out at: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN
Web: www.tattonpark.org.uk

Tel:

01625 374400

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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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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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Somerset

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Court Farm Country Park

Web: www.courtfarmcountrypark.co.uk

Address: Wolvershill Road Banwell Weston-Super-Mare Somerset BS29 6DL

Tel:

(01934) 822 383

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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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Devon

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Monsters Mansion

Childrens Indoor Soft Play and Party Centre in Tiverton Mid Devon full of Activities and things to do.

Address: Elmore AFC, Heathcoat Way EX16 4DB

Tel:

(01884) 255692

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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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Gwynedd

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Inigo Jones Slateworks

Inigo Jones was established in 1861. Today the company prefabricates architectural monumental and craft items from natural welsh slate. Owing to popular demand the slate works are open to the public for a self-guided tour that includes an introductory video, taped commentary on a walkman as well as an historical letter cutting and calligraphy exhibition.

Web:
www.inigojones.co.uk

Address: Tudor Slate Works, Y Groeslon, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 7UE

Tel:

(01286) 830242

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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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Cumbria

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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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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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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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Hampshire

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Washford Cross, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0QB

Tel:

(01984) 640688

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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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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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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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Hampshire

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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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Leicestershire

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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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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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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centres

Web: www.wwt.org.uk

Tel:

(01453) 890900

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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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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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Norfolk

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Trampoline park in Norwich

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Fun for the whole family at Gravity in Norwich! The premier indoor trampoline park offering a wide range of activities for all ages.

  • Open Jump - allows use of trampolines, dodgeball court, battle beams, airbag, basketball and more
  • Gravity Rocks - more than just climbing walls! Each themed wall is aimed at different levels of fitness and ability
  • Parties - unique ‘build your own’ party packages
  • Parent & Toddler special events

Address: Riverside Entertainment, Wherry Rd, Norwich NR1 1WT

Tel:

0330 159 5815

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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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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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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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Norfolk

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Oasis Leisure Centre

Address: Central Promenade, Seagate Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5BD

Tel:

(01485) 534 227

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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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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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Isle of Wight

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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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Somerset

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Riverside Leisure Club

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

Tel:

(01454) 888666

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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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Norfolk

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Oasis Sports & Leisure Centre

Address: Pound Ln, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 0UB

Tel:

(01603) 462 462

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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.

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Nottinghamshire

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Kids days out in Nottinghamshire

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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South London

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Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tel:

020 7887 8888

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East Sussex

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Family days out in East Sussex

The Observatory Science Centre

Is one of the country’s leading Hands-on Science Centres with over a 100 exhibits. Visitors of all ages can have fun as they explore and make their own discoveries.

As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour the unique atmosphere of a site where astronomers studied the heavens from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Explore science on a grand scale at Herstmonceux’s exciting Discovery Park, our outdoor science playground.

Set amid beautiful East Sussex countryside, the green domes provide an exciting environment with plenty of picnic space and wheelchair access. A special event programme operates year round.


Web: www.the-observatory.org

Address: Hertsmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN

Tel:

(01323) 832731

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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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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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Greater London

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The Musical Museum

Wonderful nostalgic look at automatic musical Instruments. Makes a great day out for kids in Brentford.    

 

Address: 399 High St, Brentford TW8 0DU

Tel:

(020) 8560 8108

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Somerset

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Animal Farm Adventure Park

Visit this adventure park and fun farm that is bursting with entertainment. Kids can pet goats, donkeys and llamas and have fun in the Playbarn's slides and ball pools.

Kids days out in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset

Web: www.animal-farm.co.uk

Address: Red Rd, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2RW

Tel:

(01278) 751628

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West Lothian

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Kids days out in West Lothian

Almond Valley Heritage Trust

A family-friendly museum on a peaceful riverside site, with woods and fields extending for almost a mile. The traditional farm buildings and working watermill are home to many friendly farm animals, including highland cattle, rare breed sheep, and Clydesdale horses. There's a daily programme of activities, including milking demonstrations and handling sessions that allow you to get up close and personal with the farm’s varied residents. The museum houses displays and interactive exhibits that illustrate local history and tell the story of Scotland's shale oil industry. There are indoor and outdoor play areas to keep the kids entertained, plus a simulated archaeological dig, trampolines, go karts, tractor and trailer rides, and a narrow gauge railway.

Kids days out in Livingston, West Lothian.

Admission charges £6.50 adults £5 children (age 3 - 15 years)
Open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January

Address: Millfield, Livingston Village, West Lothian EH54 7AR

Tel:

(01506) 414957

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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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Conwy

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Great Orme Mines

Explore tunnels dug out 4,000 years ago leading to the amazing Bronze Age cavern. Great Orme Mines are situated within the picturesque surroundings of the Great Orme Country Park. The mines are only one mile from the centre of Llandudno, Wales' premier seaside resort.

Web: www.greatorme.freeserve.co.uk/

Address: Great Orme , Llandudno , North Wales LL30 2XG

Tel:

(01492) 870447

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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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Hertfordshire

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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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Perivale Athletics Track

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

Tel:

(020) 8575 5776

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Gloucestershire

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MagicLand

Address: Meadow Road GL7 1YA

Tel:

(01285) 88557

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Tyne & Wear

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The Lightfoot Sports Centre

Address: Wharrier Street, Newcastle, NE6 3BR

Tel:

(0191) 265 5597

Category: Days out with Kids

Address: Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HW

Tel:

(020) 83671898

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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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Taggs Boatyard Ltd (Ditton Cruisers & Harts Cruisers)

Taggs Boatyard is a family run company offering a good selection of self drive cruisers for hourly, half day or full day hire. Relax and enjoy all the natural beauty that the River Thames has to offer, picnic on its banks, moor up and visit any spot that takes your fancy or stop for a bite to eat at one of the many riverside pubs and restaurants.

It couldn’t be easier, choose a boat and after an introduction to the simple controls just cruise away and enjoy the river at your leisure leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind.

Please contact us on the above number or log on for further details.

Web: www.taggsboatyard.co.uk

Address: 44 Summer Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey (Nr 'Ye Olde Swan') KT7 0QQ

Tel:

(020) 8398 2119

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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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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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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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Address: Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1PP

Tel:

(01531) 822144

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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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Dorset

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Compton Acres

Compton Acres is a 10 acre site with twelve individual gardens offering one of the most varied selections of gardens in one place anywhere in Europe.

Compton Acres\' model railway - opened in November 2002 - will be of interest to visitors of all ages. Sited in a separate and dedicated building 1,200ft.of track has been laid with 15 trains - both steam and modern - running through a variety of landscapes.

Address: Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7ES

Tel:

(01202) 700778

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Suffolk

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Kids days out in Suffolk

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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Kids days out in Derbyshire

With 18 Centres across the UK, Bowlplex, The Great Indoors, provides entertainment for all the family. There’s tenpin bowling, a late-licensed Stadium Sports Bar & Grill, Video World with all the latest arcade technology, the American Pool Pit, and much more.

Don’t let your little ones miss out on their special day. Our weekly Birthday Bash package is complete with unlimited games of bowling, a live entertainer and a visit from our own company mascot, Roley. This is no ordinary birthday party, this is a party charged with fun, laughter and energy, so join in the fun and let Bowlplex do the rest!

For bookings and further information on our packages or any excuse for a great day or night to remember, simply log on to our website where you will find full contact and address details of your local Centre.

So, can we interest you in The Great Indoors?

Kids bowling parties in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Camberley, Castleford, Cwmbran, Dudley, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nantgarw Oxford, Poole, Portsmouth and Tunbridge Wells

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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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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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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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Cumbria

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Lake District Coast Aquarium

They pride themselves in being one of the best places to see some of the varied marine life of the Irish Sea. Although they don’t keep any mammals like seals or otters, they have a huge variety of fish and invertebrates (starfish, lobsters, etc) in 45 carefully themed and informative displays. A great day out.

Web: www.lakedistrict-coastaquarium.co.uk

Address: South Quay, Maryport CA15 8AB

Tel:

(01900) 817760

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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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Warwickshire

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Teddy Bear Museum

Hundreds of wonderful teddy bears displayed in enchanting room settings in an Elizabethan building. Favourites like Sooty and Paddington plus rare early bears.

Address: 19 Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LF

Tel:

(01789) 293160

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Address: A3124 Great Torrington Devon EX38 8PH

Tel:

(01805) 624067

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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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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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East Sussex

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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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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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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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Somerset

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TROPIQUARIA

Web: www.tropiquaria.co.uk

Address: WASHFORD CROSS, WATCHET TA23 OQB

Tel:

01984 640688

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Berkshire

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Here at the Park you can meet the animals at the farm, go for a ride on the miniature railway, climb, swing or slide in the Adventure Playground. Try the Crazy Golf, Rowing Boats or Pedalos. Take the whole family with you on one of the Nature Trails.

Facilities: miniature railway, adventure playground, petting corner, free parking, picnic, camping, fishing, café/restaurant, baby/disabled, gift shop.

On the Hampshire/Berkshire borders between Reading and Basingstoke. Just off the A33 and easily accessible from the M4 (Junction 11) and M3 (Junction 5). Open daily March to November 10.00am to 5.30pm. Admission is £4.00 for adults, £2.00 for children (up to 15). Under 5's are free and there are concessions for Senior Citizens. Dogs are welcome.

Address: Riseley, Nr Reading RG7 1SP

Tel:

(0118) 9326444

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Bristol

Family days out in Bristol

The World's First Great Ocean Liner

Enjoy a packed day for the whole family. Immerse yourself amongst the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian voyage on board the SS Great Britain. Delve deeper into stories of innovation and global migration with our two museums and historic dockyard.

For Summer 2023 Kids Go Free!

Got a question? Check out our FAQ’s or get in touch Email: [email protected] Call: 0117 926 0680

Tel:

0117 926 0680

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Cornwall

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Address: Porthmeor Beach St Ives Cornwall TR26 1TG

Tel:

(01736) 796226

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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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Oxfordshire

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The Pottery Place

Address: 48 High Street Witney Oxfordshire OX28 6HQ

Tel:

(01993) 704234

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Berkshire

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Kids days out in Berkshire

Berkshires premier hands-on science centre!

An exciting hands-on, interactive science and nature exhibition with over 90 bright and fun filled exhibits. Suitable for all ages, including toddlers. Launch the hot air balloon, freeze your shadow on the wall or play the harp with no strings. Set in 1,000 hectares of Crown Estate woodland visitors can enjoy a fantastic children’s play area, nature walks and cycle trails. The parking is free too! A great day out whatever the weather.

 

Address: Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW

Tel:

(01344) 354400

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Central London

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Golden Hinde, The

This is a full sized reconstruction of the 16th Century warship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world between 1577-1580, Drake was a sea captain who became history's most successful privateer. Crew members are in period dress, there are five decks of exhibits and artefacts. Give your child a birthday party or special occasion they will never forget!

Address: St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, London SE1 9DE

Tel:

(020) 7403 0123

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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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Northumberland

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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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Cumbria

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Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle, home to the Pennington family for 800 years, is a genuine treasure trove of art and antiques. Its Great Hall, Octagonal Library and elegant Dining Room are all windows on a grand past. But Muncaster's wild history reveals a flipside to life in a stately home. The castle evolved from the Pele Tower, built to repel marauding Scots. Those who stay here say it is haunted by ghosts, including the legendary Tom Fool. Visit the Tapestry Room if you dare.

The wild setting of ancient woods and soaring mountains also provides opportunities to explore the designated paths and walks.

Web: www.muncaster.co.uk

Address: Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ

Tel:

(01229) 717 614

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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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East London

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Plashet Zoo

Admission is free, donations are welcome. Goats, Turkeys and a pony roam free. See all kinds of birds. Open every day from 10am-5pm except Mondays. Located in Plashet Park. which als offers tennis courts, a playground and picnic tables, making this an ideal place for a day out.

Address: Rutland Road (off Shrewsbury Road), Plashet Park, London E7 8AJ

Tel:

(020) 8503 5994

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Somerset

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

Tel:

(01934) 641603

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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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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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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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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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Cornwall

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Polkyth Leisure Centre

Address: Carlyon Road, St Austell, PL25 4DB

Tel:

(01726) 223 344

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Address: 239 Baker St, London NW1 6XE

Tel:

(020) 7935 8866

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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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Address: Chapter House, Montague Close, London SE1 9DA

Tel:

020 7367 6734

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Cambridgeshire

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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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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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West Sussex

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The striking chequerboard facade on Shoreham High Street fronts one of the oldest lay buildings in Sussex, dating originally from the twelfth century. Towards the rear is a new extension, hosting displays, educational workshops, holiday activities and talks.

Marlipins Museum, once a Customs House, now holds artefacts from the long history of the Shorehamh area and the maritime past plus a collection of local archaeological material from prehistoric to medieval times. Upstairs are displays on the local silent film industry and transport.



Address: 36 High St, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DA

Tel:

(01273) 462 994

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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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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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Isle of Wight

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Robin Hill

Robin Hill offers something for everyone including experiencing the thrill of 3 biggest rides on the island. Set in 88 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside the park offers activities and attractions for all ages.

Web: www.robin-hill.com

Address: Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 2NU

Tel:

(01983) 730052

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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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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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Lincolnshire

Find below information on a huge range of Children's sporting activities including tennis, archery, badminton, baseball, rugby, golf, rowing, football and lots more.

Belton Park Golf Club: Children's golf lessons, Londonthorpe Road, Grantham. 01476 567399
Lincoln Karate Academy: Children's martial arts club,447 Newark Road, Lincoln. 01522 531374
Lincolnshire Judo: Kids martial arts club,West Lindsey Leisure Centre, Gainsborough. 01427 616442
Bourne Leisure Centre: Queens Rd, Bourne. 01778 421435
Sleaford Leisure Centre: Boston Rd, East Banks, Sleaford. 01529 303081
The Station Sports & Leisure Centre: Station Road, Mablethorpe. 01507 472129
Castle Sports Complex: Albion St, Spalding, Lincolnshire. 01775 710496
Freestyle Fitness: Jessamine Cottage, Greyfleet ank, Saltfleet, Louth. 01507 338473
Horncastle Swimming Pool: Coronation Walk, Horncastle. 01507 522489
Plaza Family Entertainment Centre: Grand Parade, Skegness. 01754 763525
Jubilee Park Swimming Pool: Jubilee Park, Stixwould Rd, Woodhall Spa. 01526 353478
Louth Swimming Pool: Riverhead Rd, Louth. 01507 604738
Wragby Swimming Pool: Silver St, Wragby, Market Rasen. 01673 857776
Spalding Swimming Pool: Castle Sports Complex, Pinchbeck Rd, Spalding. 01775 725978
Skegness Indoor Swimming Pool: Grand Parade, Skegness. 01754 610675

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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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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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Hampshire

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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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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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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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Gwynedd

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Padarn Country Park

Padarn Country Park set amongst the dramatic scenery of Snowdonia is an ideal place to sample what the countryside can offer. A great day out with numerous attractions from fishing to the quarry hospital museum and much more.

Address: The Quarry Hospital Llanberis, Caernarfon , Gwynedd LL55 4TY

Tel:

(01286) 870892

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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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Staffordshire

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Blackbrook - The Zoological Park of the Moorlands

Set amid the Staffordshire Moorlands, Blackbrook Zoological Park has developed into a large and varied collection of some of the most rare and endangered species to be found in the world. Every visitor that comes to Blackbrook is surprised at the wide variety of birds, aniamls and fish on view. Children’s birthday parties are also catered for.

Address: Winkhill, near Leek, Staffs ST13 7QR

Tel:

(01538) 308293

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West Yorkshire

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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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Cornwall

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Phoenix Leisure Centre

Address: Coronation Park, Launceston,Cornwall PL15 9DQ

Tel:

(01566) 772 551

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South West London

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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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Somerset

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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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North London

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ZSL London Zoo


Address: Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY

Tel:

(020) 7722 3333

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East London

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Museum Of London

Great place to learn about the history of London and its people.

Web: www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Tel:

020 7001 9844

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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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Golf for kids

TopGolf is an innovative sports entertainment facility that’s fast becoming a favourite destination for all occasions.

It’s great fun, competitive, totally interactive and best of all you don’t need to be a golfer! Microchips in each ball record individuals’ performances and scores are instantly displayed on screen in your all-weather bay.

Play with family, friends, colleagues… whatever your age and ability, we’ll get you started and guarantee you’ll be hooked.

Locations: Addlestone, Chigwell and Watford

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Northern Ireland

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Castle Ward

Castle Ward is situated in 700 acres approx three miles from the village of Strangford.

Built in 1760, the house has facades in both Classical and Gothic styles. The house and estate are open to the public and include many period rooms, landscaped gardens, a fortified tower house, Victorian laundry, a theatre, restaurant, shop, saw mill and a working cornmill.

Address: Strangford, Downpatrick, BT30 7LS

Tel:

+44 (0)28 4488 1204

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Hertfordshire

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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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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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Dorset

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Kingston Lacy

Outstanding 17th century house containing many treasures with beautiful gardens and woodland walks. Amenities include children\'s woodland play area, restaurant and gift shop.Exciting events organised throughout the year. Please phone for full details.

Address: Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 4EA

Tel:

(01202) 883402

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Devon

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Exmoor Zoological Park

Exmoor Zoo is a unique and unusual zoo to visit! Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue. So much change has taken place, that even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals.

The zoo specialises in smaller animals, providing living spaces for many creatures no longer seen in the city zoos. The careful planting of shrubs and trees as they have matured, keep the visitor wondering what is next and provide a relaxing and natural atmosphere within the park.

Web: www.exmoorzoo.co.uk

Address: South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Near Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4SG

Tel:

(01598) 763352

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Angus

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Kids days out in Scotland

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

Tel:

(01727) 815557/869693

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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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Birmingham

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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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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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Essex

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Valence House Museum

Address: Becontree Avenue, Dagenham RM8 3HT

Tel:

(020) 8227 5293 / 4

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Cornwall

Cornishlight.co.uk

If you are planning to visit Cornwall log onto this website for great ideas for what to do and see.

Web: www.cornishlight.co.uk

Category: Days out with Kids

Angus

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Camperdown Country Park

Camperdown Country Park is the largest public park in Dundee. The park which is home to no fewer than 190 species of trees, was opened to the public in 1949.

Camperdown also incorporates within its boundaries:

Camperdown Wildlife Centre - The wildlife centre is one of Dundee’s most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
Templeton Woods - a haven for wildlife and a great location for woodland activities.
Clatto Reservoir - Dundee’s centre for outdoor watersports.

Web: www.camperdownpark.com

Address: Coupar Angus Road, Dundee DD2 4TF

Tel:

01382 431818

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Northern Ireland

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Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

The Centre enjoys a unique and beautiful setting on the edge of the Lough where visitors can learn all about the history, the culture and wildlife in and around Lough Neagh.

Address: Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Lurgan, Craigavon, Co Armagh BT66 6NJ

Tel:

+44 (0)28 38 322205

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East London

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Ragged School Museum

Address: 46-50 Copperfield Rd, London E3 4RR

Tel:

(020) 8980 6405

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Hampshire

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The New Forest Otter, Owl & Wildlife Conservation Park

The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park is set in 25 acres of ancient woodland. Here you will find part of Europe's largest collection of multi-specied otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife.

Address: Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 4UH

Tel:

(023) 8029 2408

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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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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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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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Kent

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Quasar

Fun for the whole family! Contact on the above number for birthday party details.

Address: 94 Bromley Hill, Bromley, BR1 4JU

Tel:

(020) 8466 7689

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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

Address: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Essex. CO9 3DJ

Tel:

(01787) 460261

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South London

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National Maritime Museum

Have a fabulous day out at the largest maritime museum in the world!

Log onto their website for details of current exhibitions and lots more.

Web: www.nmm.ac.uk

Address: Romney Rd, Greenwich SE10 9NF

Tel:

(020) 8858 4422

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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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Hampshire

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Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill was built on the River Test in Hampshire in 1800. Silk has been woven here since the 1820/1830s. Now a working museum open to the public, the mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. Facilities include tearoom and gift shop.

Web: www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

Address: 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL

Tel:

(01256) 892065

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Essex

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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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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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Hertfordshire

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The Hawksmoor Centre

Address: Potters Lane, Borehamwood WD6 5NX

Tel:

(020) 8387 5600

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Devon

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River Link

Web: www.riverlink.co.uk

Address: 5 Lower Street Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9AJ

Tel:

(0)1803-834488

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Hertfordshire

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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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Norfolk

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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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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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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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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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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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Oxfordshire

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Oxford Ice Rink

Web: www.oxford.gov.uk/leisure

Address: Oxpens Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1RX

Tel:

(0844) 893 3222

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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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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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Essex

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Mountfitchet Castle

Formerly an Iron Age hill fort, this historic site was also a Roman signals fort and later a Saxon and Viking settlement before being attacked in 1066 by William the Conqueror who built a wooden motte and bailey castle here.

Web: www.mountfitchetcastle.com/

Address: Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24 8SP

Tel:

01278 813237

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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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Hertfordshire

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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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The museum is housed in two of Newbury's most historic buildings. The Cloth Hall was built in 1626-1627. The Granary was built in 1723.

The museum opened in the Cloth Hall in 1904 after the building had been restored in memory of Queen Victoria. The museum was extended in 1934 when new galleries were built between the two historic buildings and in 1985 further galleries were opened in the Granary building. Since April 1998 the museum has been operated by West Berkshire Council. There are 10 galleries on two floors.

Address: The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

Tel:

(01635) 30511

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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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North London

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Mornington Sports Centre

Address: 142-150 Arlington Rd NW1 7HP

Tel:

(020) 7267 3600

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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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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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Family days out in Cornwall

DairyLand Farm World

DairyLand Farm World offers attractions and entertainment for a great day out for the whole family … rain or shine!

There is so much to do at DairyLand in Cornwall :

 

  • The Bull Pen indoor play area with soft play areas & ball pool
  • Drop slides and Raging bulls ride
  • Mini tractors
  • Get up close to our farm animals in Pat-a-Pet
  • Adventure playgrounds
  • Farm animals & bottle feeding
  • Pony Rides
  • Woodland lakes
  • Lamborghini hayride
  • Milking parlour see our Rare breed herd milked daily
  • Birthday parties

Our philosophy has always been to promote a better understanding between town and country through fun attractions and activities that reflect farm park life. Visit our website for full details and to see a guide of what is on throughout the day.

Web: www.dairylandfarmworld.com

Address: Nr Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5AA

Tel:

01872 510246

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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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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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West Sussex

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Leisure park for families

Bordered by Littlehampton’s award winning sandy beach and trendy promenade Harbour Park is the perfect place for an exciting family day out by the sea whatever the weather.

Splash land on the Log Flume, take a turn on the Caterpillar Coaster. Try family favourites like the Dodgems and the Whirlpool Waltzer or check your handicap on The Sharksville Adventure Golf Course. Rides for younger children include a Giant Slide, trampolines, Mini Car Circuit and many more attractions that will guarantee an enjoyable day out.

Open all year round is the Indoor Kingdom of Fun soft play area, prize ticket arcade games and the Harbour Kitchen offering a wide range of food and refreshments.

Price: Books of 10 Ride Tickets, Ride all day Wristbands, Annual Pass’s

  • FREE Entry
  • Open All Year Round (outdoors March – October)
  • Indoor & Outdoor Attractions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Sandy Beach
  • Crab Fishing
  • Trendy Promenade with Gift Shops, Restaurants, Ice Cream Parlours and beautiful views of Littlehampton Harbour & South Downs National Park.
  • ONLINE DISCOUNTS

Address: Arun Parade, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LL

Tel:

01903 721200

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Oxfordshire

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Oxford Bus Museum

Web: www.oxfordbusmuseum.org.uk

Address: Old Station Yard,Main Rd, Long Hanborough, Witney OX29 8LA

Tel:

(01993) 883617

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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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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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Buckinghamshire

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Bucks Goat Centre

Web: www.bucksgoatcentre.co.uk

Address: Layby Farm Stoke Mandeville Buckinghamshire HP22 5XJ

Tel:

(01296) 612983

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Hertfordshire

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Hertford Museum

Web: www.hertfordmuseum.org

Address: 18 Bull Plain, Hertford SG14 1DT

Tel:

(01992) 582686

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Berkshire

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Rivermead Leisure Complex

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

Tel:

(0118) 901 5000

Category: Days out with Kids

Devon

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Riverside Leisure Centre

Address: Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1AF

Tel:

(01392) 221 771

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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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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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Gloucestershire

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Gloucester Waterways Museum

Historic warehouse packed with rich collections and 21st century displays. Climb aboard heritage boats, delve into the world of Gloucester’s Victorian docks and meet the people and the wildlife of our wonderful waterways. Lots to see and do for all the family, plus well-stocked shop and café. Visit our website for details of boat trips, events and activities.

Web: www.nwm.org.uk

Address: Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH

Tel:

01452 318200

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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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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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Hertfordshire

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Trent Country Park

Kids can visit animal corner and meet farm animals as well as running wild in over 400 acres of natural woodland and grassland.
Facilities: parking, picnic, café/restaurant, disabled.

Address: Cockfosters Road, Barnet EN4 0PS

Tel:

(020) 8379 3722

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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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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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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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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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Devon

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Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Web: www.lynton-rail.co.uk

Address: Woody Bay Station Martinhoe Cross Parracombe Devon EX31 4RA

Tel:

(01598) 763487

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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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River Lee Country Park

Stretching between Waltham Abbey in Essex and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire this 1,000 acre park has been transformed from old gravel pits to an inspiring country park for all the family to enjoy.

There’s miles of surfaced pathways making it the ideal place to enjoy an invigorating walk or cycle ride (cycle hire available) amongst picturesque surroundings. You can hop on an electric pleasure boat, pedalo or rowing boat at Lee Valley Boat Centre and navigate the River Lee, let the kids go wild in miles of open space while sitting back and watching the wildlife go by, or simply relax and unwind with a picnic.

If you’re an adrenalin enthusiast, a trip to the brand new Lee Valley White Water Centre (host to the London 2012 Canoe Slalom events) is a must. Whether you fancy riding the rapids yourself, or simply want to watch the action from the café terrace, it’s well worth a trip!

Car parks: Fishers Green car park, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF (no public transport)

Pindar car park, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN9 1XQ

For more information and inspiration for your visit, go to www.leevalleypark.org.uk

Tel:

08456 770 600

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Log on for places of interest in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Includes details about Zoos, Theme Parks, Farms, Museums, Galleries and Parks.

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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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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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Somerset

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East Somerset Railway

Web: www.eastsomersetrailway.co.uk

Address: Cranmore Station Cranmore Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 4QP

Tel:

(01749) 880417

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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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South London

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Open Weekdays 9am-11pm
The Southbank centre is a real asset to Londons cultural and visual landscape.

Address: Belvedere Road Southbank, London SE1 8XT

Tel:

0844 875 0073

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Hertfordshire

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Cathedral & Abbey Church Of St Albans

Tel:

(01727) 860780

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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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Hertfordshire

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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Web: www.coam.org.uk

Address: Newland Park, Gorelands Lane ,Chorleywood, Hertfordshire HP8 4AB

Tel:

(01494) 871117

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South Yorkshire

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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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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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East London

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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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Cambridgeshire

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Railworld

Web: www.railworld.net

Address: Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 9NR

Tel:

(01733) 344240

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Cornwall

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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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Fun On The River

Huge range of activities for the whole family on the River Thames from Windsor to Henley including cruisers and self-drive boats.

Address: Whytegates House, Berries Road, Cookham, Maidenhead

Tel:

(01628) 530600

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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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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

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Cornwall

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Spirit of the West Theme Park

Web: www.chycor.co.uk/spirit-ofthe-west/

Address: Retallack Park St Columb Cornwall TR9 6DE

Tel:

(0)1637 881160

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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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Booth Museum of Natural History

Over half a million specimens, natural history literature and data extending back over three centuries are housed in this fascinating museum, including hundreds of British birds displayed in recreated natural settings. Plus butterflies, skeletons, whale and dinosaur bones. Please contact the museum for opening times.

Address: 194 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 5AA

Tel:

(01273) 292777

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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

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Staffordshire

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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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The Museum holds a unique collection of artefacts and is the only place where you can learn the full story of this remarkable woman.

Address: 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EW

Tel:

020 7620 0374

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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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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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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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Herefordshire

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Croft Castle

A great place to visit, Croft illustrates the turbulent history of this part of England. The essentially defensive exterior contrasts with the comfortable and decorative state rooms inside. Most date from the 18th century and there are fine plasterwork ceilings, rare furniture and family portraits. A walled garden and a fantastic avenue of 350-year-old Spanish chestnuts are added attractions.

Address: Nr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW

Tel:

(01568) 780246

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

Tel:

(01242) 621405

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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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Address: Alresford Nr Winchester Hampshire SO24 9JG

Tel:

(01962) 733810

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Devon

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The National Trust - Buckland Abbey

Take a voyage of discovery to 13th century Buckland Abbey, the home of Sir Francis Drake. The story of this medieval monastery, which was uniquely converted into a Tudor home, unfolds through exhibitions, ancient buildings and furnished rooms.

Explore the legendary life of Sir Francis Drake, his circumnavigation and the story of the Armada. See the Drake memorabilia including his famous drum and standards.

A beautiful new Elizabethan garden has been created which complements the unusual box hedged herb garden besides the massive stone Great Barn. The estate offers miles of lovely walks.

Family activities often arranged, especially during the school holidays, telephone for more details. Presented in association with Plymouth City Museum. There is a licensed restaurant/tea room serving home made lunches and teas and a National Trust gift shop. An information leaflet is available for disabled visitors; there is limited wheelchair access to the Abbey.

Address: Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY

Tel:

(01822) 853607

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Bedfordshire

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Kidsworld

Web: www.kidsworldbedford.co.uk

Address: 9 Kings Way, Bedford MK42 9BJ

Tel:

01234 326309 / 01234 354184

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Cornwall

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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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Address: Hay Lane, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9QT

Tel:

(01793) 852400

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T & W Museums is a federation of 11 museums and galleries on Tyneside and Wearside.

The museums and art galleries which comprise TWM are:

Gateshead
Shipley Art Gallery
Newcastle
Discovery Museum
Hancock Museum
Laing Art Gallery
North Tyneside
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum
Stephenson Railway Museum
South Tyneside
Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
Sunderland
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Washington F Pit

For full details of all the above:

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Wiltshire

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Pewsey Sports Centre

Address: Wilcot Road, Pewsey, SN9 5EW

Tel:

(01672) 562 469

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Scottish Highlands

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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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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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Hertfordshire

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Stevenage Museum

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

Tel:

(01438) 218881

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Cambridgeshire

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The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey near Cambridge, just off the A10 from Waterbeach. A fascinating historical site for a great kids day out that all the family will enjoy!

Location: Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9PQ
Web: www.farmlandmuseum.org.uk

Tel:

01223 860988

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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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Powys

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

Experience steam trains from a bygone age through spectacular countryside where you have a chance to see deer, birds of prey, heron, kingfishers and even otters. Edwardian style tearoom and well-stocked shops complete a great day out for the whole family.

Web: www.wllr.org.uk

Address: Powys

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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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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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South London

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Wimbledon Park

Address: Park Road, London SW19 2JE

Tel:

020 8545 3667

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Hampshire

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Hollycombe Steam Collection

Web: www.hollycombe.co.uk

Address: Midhurst Road Liphook Hampshire GU30 7LP

Tel:

(01428) 724900

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Hertfordshire

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Welwyn Roman Baths

Address: Welwyn Bypass Welwyn AL6 9FG

Tel:

(01707) 271362

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Somerset

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Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

Web: www.cstwp.co.uk

Address: Cricket St Thomas Chard Somerset TA20 4DD

Tel:

01460 30111

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North London

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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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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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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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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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Lancashire

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Blackpool Zoo

Web: www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk

Address: East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP

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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

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Surrey

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Horton Park Children's Farm

Lots of animals to touch and enjoy. Birthday parties are lots of fun here. Ask for details about food and party bags.

Web: www.hortonpark.co.uk

Address: Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PT

Tel:

(01372) 743984

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Cornwall

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Raze The Roof

 

 

 

 

 

Address: 30a Parkengue, Kernick Road Industrial Estate, Penryn TR10 9EP

Tel:

01326 377481

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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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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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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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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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Bedfordshire

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Thurleigh Farm Centre

Farm Shop, PYO Soft Fruit, Farm Animals, Tea Room, Play Area, Picnic Area. Huge 4 acre maize, tractor/trailer rides, nature walks and lots more. We cater for children's parties, choose from a selection.

 

Address: Cross End, Thurleigh MK44 2EE

Tel:

(01234) 771597

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Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913, in leafy hillside parkland just ten minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. Recognised as one of the world’s leading zoos. Lots of animals including all the favourites but the zoo's principal claim to fame is its army of penguins, the most assembled in captivity anywhere. At 2pm, every day between March and October, the penguin parade is one of Edinburgh's most bizarre sights.

Web: www.edinburghzoo.org.uk

Address: 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Tel:

(0131) 314 0311

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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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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

Category: Days out with Kids

Address: Blunsdon Station, Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon SN25 2DA

Tel:

(01793) 771615

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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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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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Somerset

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Alstone Wildlife Park

For kids days out in Highbridge in Somerset, this family run park and zoo has a great range of animals including camels, emus, deer, owls llamas and a pets corner.

Address: Alstone Road, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3DT

Tel:

(01278) 782405

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Buckinghamshire

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Kids days out in Buckinghamshire

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.

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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Isle of Wight

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Blackgang Chine

Over 40 acres of spectacular cliff-top gardens with attractions show and rides for all te family. You’ll find a magical mix of fantasy, legend, heritage and fun.

Address: Nr Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 2HN

Tel:

(01983) 730052

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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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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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Isle of Wight

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The Natural History Centre

A unique collection gathered from the earth and the sea.

Web: www.shellmuseum.co.uk

Address: High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight. PO38 3HZ

Tel:

(01983) 840333

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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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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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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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Essex

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Old MacDonald's Farm

Web: www.oldmacdonaldsfarm.org.uk

Address: Weals Road, Brentwood CM14 5AY

Tel:

(01277) 375 177

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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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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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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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Motion

Indoor skate park with wooden ramps for BMX bikes, roller blades and skate boards. We hire skates, padding and helmets. You can hire a room with scalextric at an hourly rate.

Address: 74-78 Avon Street, St Philips BS2 0PX

Tel:

(0117) 972 3111

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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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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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toddler activity groups

Our progressive play programme is designed to develop your child’s physical skills. Using bespoke colourful equipment, we focus on agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination, which enhances brain development and builds confidence.

Every session is supervised by our amazing specially trained staff, getting the best out of each child. Up until 3 years, grown-ups participate as well so that parents, carers and even grandparents can spend time with little ones as they develop.

The journey begins for babies from 6 months old who can sit up unaided. Here’s how our classes break down:

6 Months – Walking
Babies explore the equipment in a happy and relaxed environment. This enhances their brain development and helps them to reach key milestones such as crawling, cruising and walking, taking them onto the next class.

Walking - 2 Years
Confidently walking toddlers are now introduced to an exciting circuit of equipment as well as hand held co-ordination activities, developing their fine motor skills. ‘Circle Time’ helps language development through rhymes and action songs.

2 - 3 Years
Working together in small groups, little ones are introduced to stations with more challenging equipment to refine their agility, balance and climbing skills. Following instructions and learning to take turns develops their listening and social skills, as well as confidence.

3 Years - School Age*
Children now take part independently without their grown-up, putting into practice their skills for life. Our staff challenge each child individually to their full potential, preparing them for school, physically, socially and mentally.

Gymbobs (School Age - 7 Years)*
Gymbobs is the pinnacle class of Tumble Tots, bringing together everything children have learnt so far! Using challenging equipment setups, relay races, team games and warm-up exercises, Gymbobs is a perfect addition to a child’s school P.E. provision.

*For the 3 Years - School Age and Gymbobs (School Age - 7 Years) classes, parents must remain on site. Please note that annual membership applies, class prices vary across the country and pre-booking is required.

Toddler activity groups in Addlestone, Amersham, Basingstoke, Bolton, Bramhall, Brighton, Bromley, Cambridge, Chester, Chigwell, Ely, Epsom, Fylde, Glasgow, Gloucester, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Loughborough, Macclesfield, Market Harborough, Marlow, Alsager, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Northwich, Sandbach, Newark, Newcastle, North Cotswolds, Witney, Banbury, Northampton, Nottingham, Orpington, Palmers Green, Penrith, Reading, Redditch, Salisbury, Southend, St Albans, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Trafford, Wakefield, Waltham Forest, Warrington, Wirral, Worthing and York

Tel:

(0121) 585 7003

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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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Hertfordshire

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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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Warwickshire

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Stratford Butterfly Farm

Experience hundreds of tropical butterflies, flying free in a jungle setting of exotic plants, fish filled pools, and splashing waterfalls. See strange and fascinating animals in Insect city. Enter Arachnoland to get close to deadly and dangerous spiders - in perfect safety!

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

Tel:

(01789) 299288

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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 Sussex

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Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Web: www.chichesterharbourwatertours.co.uk

Address: 12 The Parade East Wittering West Sussex PO20 8BN

Tel:

(01243) 670504

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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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Central London

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Bank Of England Museum

Discover the history of this famous bank. Admission is free. Opening times are 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Open on the day of the Lord Mayors Show.

Kids days out in Central London

Address: Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8AH

Tel:

020 7601 4444

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Cornwall

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Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Web: www.bodminandwenfordrailway.co.uk

Address: Lostwithiel Road Bodmin Cornwall PL31 1AQ

Tel:

0845 125 9 678

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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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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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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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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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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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West Sussex

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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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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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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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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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Cheshire

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SK8 Madness

Address: Brook St, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7NH

Tel:

(01606) 42345

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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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East Sussex

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Newhaven Fort

Web: www.newhavenfort.org.uk

Address: Fort Road Newhaven East Sussex BN9 9DS

Tel:

(01273) 517622

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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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Somerset

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Scotch Horn Leisure Centre

Address: Brockway, Nailsea, BS48 1BZ

Tel:

(01275) 856 965

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North London

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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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West London

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London Transport Museum

Using imaginative and dynamic displays the museum takes you on a fascinating journey through time from 1800 to the present day. Look out for the under 5s Fun Bus, try the bus and tube simulators, meet characters from the past see models and working displays and get interactive in the many "KidZones". More fun learning than you thought possible.

Address: Wellington Street, Westminster, London WC2E 7

Tel:

(020) 7379 6344

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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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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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Gloucestershire

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Dean Heritage Centre

Web: www.deanheritagemuseum.com

Address: Camp Mill, Soudley Forest of Dean, Dean GL14 2UB

Tel:

(01594) 822 170

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