Family Friendly Days Out

Days out with Kids

Plan for the perfect days out with children, kids 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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Macduff Marine Aquarium

11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL
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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.


Outdoor laser adventure game
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Battlefield Live Manchester is an exhilarating outdoor laser adventure game for children from 7 years to adults. Played using wireless electronic guns that fire infra-red beams, it’s completely safe with no pain, paint or impact!

Our experienced organisers ensure that everyone has a wonderful time with various missions that are full of adventure, fun and excitement!

To complete the best birthday party ever; we have a British Military tent where your party can enjoy food you’ve provided or we can provide the food for you.

Children’s exciting birthday parties at: Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury, Manchester

Survival Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills
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Serious Outdoor Skills are now running activity days for children and youths.

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.

Venue: Plymouth

The UK's fastest growing aerial adventure centre
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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.

Come & Try a Taster Session!
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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.

Tel: 0117 907 2956

Tel: 0141 429 6331

17 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 4QP
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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

The Boathouse, Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS
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The Boathouse has been hiring out small boats and running passenger vessels on the Avon for over 100 years. The Avon is a real delight; explore over 3 miles of peaceful river and historical sites. Enjoy a quiet picnic under the willows or simply laze on the river and have fun. We supply:

Small Boat Hire

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

River Cruises

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

There is no better way to experience the river’s tranquil waters than with Avon Boating:

Skern Lodge, Appledore, Bideford, North Devon EX39 1NG
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Get wet - climb high - stay low, whatever you want, you can do it!

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.

  • Week long Summer Camps for children
  • Family holidays minimum of 1 nights stay
  • Day or half day bookings
  • Learn to surf camps
  • Learn to kayak courses
  • RIB Powerboat charters
  • Birthday parties

10 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park N4 2DF
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Rowans Leisure Centre is London’s exciting family entertainment centre for a fantastic time for all ages:

We are open seven days a week from 10.30am offering great facilities including:

  • 24 Ten Pin Bowling lanes
  • 17 pool tables and large video games area
  • Bars and restaurant
  • Children’s birthday party packages available
  • Giant Satellite Screens showing all major sporting events
  • DJ Every Saturday and Sunday afternoons for the children
  • 2 Karaoke Booths now available
Visit our website for full details and online 24 hour booking:

Blandford Road ,Salisbury SP5 5RL
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Wessex Raceway in Salisbury, Wiltshire is the South of England’s biggest and fastest indoor karting track. Established for over 12 years, Wessex Raceway is a leading member of the National Karting Association and offers a fun and safe environment for children to learn how to kart.

Our industry leading training sessions are available for drivers from age 8 to 13 years, whilst our super quick track and expert staff guarantee that you will enjoy your time with us no matter what age you are.

Why not combine your karting with our breath-taking laser combat games next door in Virtual Warfare. With the latest technology and massive 11,000 sq. ft. indoor arenas, Virtual Warfare features 3 types of gun, random weapon generation and medic boxes, and what’s more our family open sessions work for adults and kids alike.

Unlike any other laser gaming in the region, our action satisfies everyone!

Family breaks from £109 in Leicestershire
Experience an exclusive range of short breaks in Leicester and Leicestershire for just £109

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 four star hotel with leisure facilities.

From just £109 per family (based on 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 Sketchley Grange and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:

  • Conkers
  • National Space Centre
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park
  • Snibston Discovery Museum
  • Twycross Zoo

Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four* can stay at Sketchley Grange Hotel or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:

  • Land or water activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
  • Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
  • Family Cycle hire in The National Forest
  • Tobogganing at Swadlincote Ski Centre
  • Bush craft, orienteering or ancient woodland skills at Conkers

Stay Play Explore - Theme Parks Adventure (£159)
A family of four* can stay at the four star Burleigh Court and visit two fantastic theme parks:

  • Drayton Manor Theme Park & either
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park or Wheelgate Park

Stay Play Explore also offers £109 short breaks for couples including Gourmet Taste of Leicestershire, City Chic and Glorious Heritage.

*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at or telephone 0116 225 4000. See website for terms and conditions.

West Runton Stables, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH
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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.

California Country Park

Off Nine Mile Ride Finchampstead Berkshire RG40 4HT
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RSPB Nature Reserve

The Lodge Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 2DL
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Sutton Windmill and Broads Museum

Sutton, Norwich NR12 9RZ
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A Museum of social life, not too far back in the past, grown from the Nunn family's private collection. The Museum Buildings and Engine Houses contain a huge display of Woodworking, Plumbing, Cooper's, Tin and Blacksmith's tools; over 100 different Animal Traps and Taxidermy items; a Wartime Secton with leaflets, cards and recipes; Book Binding area; Horse Harness and much much more.

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


Croft Castle

Nr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW
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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.

Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 3TT
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Castle Park and Gardens

Castle Park High Street Colchester Essex CO1 1DN
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Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WP
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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.

Compton Acres

Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7ES
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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.


Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG
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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.
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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.

Powis Castle

Welshpool, Powys SY21 8RF
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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.

Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL
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Located on the southern tip of the Isle of Wight the Botanic Garden has exotic plants, trees, flowers and shrubs from around the world displayed in a series of temperate and sub-tropical gardens.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

Corris, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9RF
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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.

Skipton Castle

North Yorkshire, BD23 1AQ
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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.



National Coal Mining Museum

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


Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB
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Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill are situated at Wookey Hole in the beautiful Somerset Mendip Hills, in South West England.



Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9EY
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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.

The Railway Station Minehead Somerset TA24 5BG
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Hayling Seaside Railway

Sea Front Road Hayling Island Hampshire PO11 9AG
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Pope's Meadow

St Marks Road Binfield Bracknell Berkshire RG42 4BB
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Penrhyn Castle

Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN
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Penrhyn Castle is an extravagant example of early 19th century neo-Norman architecture. Among its fascinating features are a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria and a spectacular Grand Staircase. The castle boasts one of the best art collections in Wales, paintings include Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto.

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



11 Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP
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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.

Salters Steamers

1 Thames Side Windsor Berkshire SL4 1QN
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Trenhayle Farm Hayle Cornwall TR27 6HQ
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Brocklands Adventure Park

Brocklands Adventure Park Kilkhampton near Bude Cornwall EX23 9QW
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Alresford Nr Winchester Hampshire SO24 9JG
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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.



Warwick Castle

Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4QU
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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.


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