The aquarium’s central exhibit is unique in Britain and holds a living community of seaweeds, fish and invertebrates. See divers hand feeding the fish in this tank! Other exhibits include a ray pool, rock pools, a splash tank, and estuary display, as well as touch pools and interactive displays. There are talks, videos and feeding shows throughout the week.
April - October: Open daily
November - March: Open Saturdays- Wednesdays
Our Arena is filled with bunkers, hideaways, cages and forts that add to the challenge. The game is great to play for adults and girls and boys aged 7 years and over. The game is exciting to play, in the great outdoors and makes sure your kids have plenty of exercise. We also organise birthday parties, providing a well-structured, fully supervised mission based group sessions for your child and their friends. And to make things easier for you we offer a complete package, including optional party bags and catering, free birthday invitations, and an exclusive login area for you as a customer where you can keep track of your party.
We are based at New Pleasureland in Southport (on the location of the old Southport Zoo), but you can come to Battlefield Live independently. Or make a day of it and do both! We're open on the weekends, school holidays and bank holidays from 12pm onwards for Turn Up and Play sessions. We offer weekend morning group sessions for birthday parties, children's groups or anyone just wanting to play for a few hours. Just give us a call to book onto these sessions. We can also offer after school sessions.
Sites: Willen Lake (Milton Keynes), The Trafford Centre (Manchester), Knowsley Safari Park (Merseyside), iceSheffield (Sheffield), Bedale (North Yorkshire) & The Trentham Estate (Staffordshire)
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
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.
We teach survival bushcraft and wilderness skills and have designed one day events for children and youth groups. These day events are a great way for young people to learn some great new skills, build their confidence and meet new friends.
Serious Outdoor Skills aim to deliver a really enjoyable and interesting day out in the great outdoors. Included in the events there will be sessions in shelter building, fire lighting, nature awareness, damper bread making on an open fire and other exciting and fun activities. Serious Outdoor Skills believe that it is important for young people to get outside and enjoy the wilderness and nature.
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, as well as BIRTHDAY PARTIES, and FAMILY INDUCTIONS, please visit the website for more information.
Tel: 0117 907 2956
Tel: 0141 429 6331
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?
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
Small Boat Hire
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre on the North Devon coast will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter.
We are open seven days a week from 10.30am offering great facilities including:
Virtual Warfare is an advanced and exciting Laser combat game, set in a fully themed bunker and exciting urban combat sector in over 11,000 sq ft of indoor arenas. Our guns make Playstation quality noises and are accurate to 1000ft!
Virtual Warfare is great for family fun activities. What better way to get your kids out of the house and away from their games console? We run dedicated Arrive & Die family sessions, or Party Packages for birthday bookings from age 7 to veteran!
If speed is more your thing, Wessex Raceway in the unit next door features a 700m indoor karting track with full catering facilities and dedicated children's birthday packages and training from age 8 and upwards.
At Butlins ‘Our true intent is all for you delight’, so whether you’re planning a short break or week-long stay, you’ll find an experience that’s just right for you and your family. Open all year round, the Butlins experience has never been better. Our weather proof seaside resorts at Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness are fully equipped with all of the modern sparkle you’ll need for a fantastic break.
Including as much as possible in the price of your holiday is what we’ve been about since Sir Billy Butlin opened his first resort in 1936. Not only does it make a Butlins break incredible value for money, we believe the real value is in saying ‘yes’ to your children, over and over again!
All of our resorts boast a free all day Sub-tropical splash waterworld, filled with slides, flumes, bubbles, sprays and wave machines... and for the smaller ones, a beach pool and a toddler’s pool too. Outside our resorts provide acres of space for the family to get together and enjoy sports, play, and go on the fairground rides (also free all day).
Whatever the weather, the play never stops at Butlins, our iconic Skyline Pavilions provide the perfect place for our entertainment and activities to continue under any weather conditions. You can look forward to free indoor soft play areas, live shows, arts and crafts activities, puppet shows and free tots funfair rides.
A holiday isn’t just about the entertainment and activities on hand, it’s nice to look forward to a lovely meal every morning and evening... the chance to try something new and sit together around a table.
To see how we can help your family to rediscover your sparkle, visit our new website today to view the range of accommodation at our stunning seaside resorts.
Each Stay Play Explore break offers a choice of 3 out of 5 family attractions or themed experiences - complete with a night’s stay and breakfast at a three or four star hotel with leisure facilities.
From just£109 per family (two adults and two children*) you’ll be saving up to 60 per cent on standard rates and admission prices! Gift vouchers are also available
Stay Play Explore - Family Fun (£109)
A family of four can stay at one of these family friendly hotels: Hilton Leicester, Hinckley Island, Leicester Marriott, or Holiday Inn Leicester City and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:
Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four can stay at Hilton East Midlands or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:
Stay Play Explore - Theme Parks Adventure (£159)
A family of four can stay at Hilton East Midlands or Burleigh Court and visit two fantastic theme parks:
Stay Play Explore also offers £109 short breaks for couples including Gourmet Taste of Leicestershire, City Chic and a new Glorious Heritage short break coming soon.
*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone our short break bookings team on 0844 888 5181 or 0116 299 4444. See website for terms and conditions.
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.
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.
rhyn’s 45 acres of grounds include parkland, wooded walks and a Victorian walled garden with many exotic trees and shrubs. The gardens offer stunning views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. The stable block, houses two railway museums, doll museum, two exhibition galleries and shop.
Sutton Mill is Britain’s tallest windmill. Built over 200 years ago, you can see the complete milling machinery, four sets of millstones, sack hoist and nine floors.
This is a great place for a family visit. It is of interest to children and all age groups. Recently voted the best childrens' attraction in Yorkshire.
There are over 60 raptors at the Centre, all housed in spacious aviaries and flying free in narrated flying displays or demonstrations. You will also find at the Raptor Trust Hospital, an information centre about Owls, picnic areas and plenty of activities for children, plus the famous Owl Barn Gift Shop at Stonham.
The Sanctuary opens daily from 10.30am to late afternoon, 7 days a week. Flying demonstrations and talks take place up throughout the day from March to October.
Daily activities are organised as well as special events throughout the year.
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
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.
Newstead is best known as the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron. Visit Byron's own apartments, including important manuscripts and letters. Take a guided tour through the haunted Abbey's dark passages. Beautiful gardens including the Japanese garden, Spanish Garden and Rose Wood.
Facilities include restaurant, tea rooms, gift shop and children's play area
With over 900 years of history the whole family can enjoy a wonderful day out.