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Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey


Sick of cookie cutter presents and fancy a bit of originality? Get thee to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the south west’s biggest contemporary craft centre which houses everything from metalwork, textiles and sculptures to photography and jewellery.... more

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, London

Bow Street, Covent Garden, London


The Royal Opera House is the third theatre on the Covent Garden site, the previous two being destroyed by fire. The new building opened in May 1858 becoming known as the Royal Opera House in 1892. Restoration work began again in 1996 and was... more

Beatles Story

Beatles Story, Brittania Vaults, Liverpool, Merseyside

Brittania Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool


You don’t have to be a fan of the Fab Four to get a kick out of the Beatles Story, so wonderfully is it recreated. From the innocent start at the Woolton Village fete where John first met Paul to the TV footage showing screaming fans fainting in... more

Minack Theatre

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall

Porthcurno, Penzance


The Minack Theatre’s spectacular open-air setting, cut into the cliffside at Porthcurno near Penzance, is something of a shock. It feels like you have stumbled across an ancient Roman amphitheatre rather than a thoroughly British-made endeavour. The... more

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

Wookey Hole, Wells


I took the kids (eight and five) to Wookey Hole some months ago and they still talk about it to this day. The undoubted highlight was the dark and gloomy tour of the 50,000-year-old caves (with their secret river and encrusted caverns), where a... more

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew Road, Richmond, London

Kew Road, Kew, Richmond


Treat yourself to a day wandering through the rose pergolas, clambering treetop-height through the limes or just lazing by the lake at Kew Gardens, the 300-acre Unesco World Heritage site in south-west London. Admittedly, when the sun is out there’s... more

Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar


Cheddar Gorge is the sort of place that when you see foreign visitors touring around it, you feel sort of proud to be British. To the uninitiated, this famous tourist spot is a three-mile long gorge which was created by numerous Ice Age meltwaters... more

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire

The Railway Station, Toddington


For nostalgia fans, railway buffs and, well, anyone who loves whistling through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway makes a grand day out. The 24-mile round trip from Cheltenham Racecourse to... more

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield


From the tiny octogenarians playing bowls to the diddy zoo penguins and frantically busy hay bailers, Bekonscott Model Village is a delight to visit. The Buckinghamshire attraction, which donates all its profits to charity, recreates rural life in... more

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight

Culver Parade, Sandown


If ever there was a great attraction to take dinosaur-mad children and adults alike, its Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight. Designed in the shape of a giant pterodactyl, its vast collection of 1000-plus fossils were first brought together when 19th... more

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth


We’re not being funny but what with Merrivale Model Village’s pint-sized cricket pitch, handy little railway line, half-timbered and Georgian houses and rather charming tiny little antique shops, were we 5cm high we might rather like to relocate... more

Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves, Caveside Close, Chislehurst, Kent

Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst


Chislehurst Caves: Miles of Mystery and History Beneath your Feet! Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Just a short way from central London, close to Bromley in Kent, lay the Chislehurst Caves - miles of dark mysterious passageways... more

Wadworth Brewery & Guided Tours

Wadworth Brewery & Guided Tours, Northgate Brewery, Devizes, Wiltshire

Northgate Brewery, Northgate Street, Devizes


Wadworth Brewery is located in the heart of the beautiful thriving market town of Devizes, the most central town in the magical county of Wiltshire. Established in 1875, this independent family owned brewery is steeped in history, heritage &... more

Stockley Farm

Stockley Farm, Stockley Farm, Northwich, Cheshire

Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich


Stockley Farm, opened in 1987, is an organic farm on the Arley Estate which grows a variety of crops and Milks 200 Organic cows. On arrival you are taken by tractor and trailer from the car park to the farm where there is a variety of animals... more

The Eden Project

The Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall

Bodelva, St Austell


You won’t come across another attraction like this in the UK – think giant space-age halved golf ball-like biomes looming out of impeccably landscaped gardens – right in the middle of nowhere. What started out as one man’s dream to convert a china... more

Kings College

Kings College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge


Welcome to King´s College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. King´s is one of the oldest Cambridge colleges, having been founded in 1441 by Henry VI. It is also Cambridge´s premier tourist attraction, due... more

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Meadow Lane, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent


Enthusiasts of steam and all the connected paraphernalia are in for a treat at this richly informative attraction in Staffordshire. This is thought to be Britain’s most complete Victorian pumping station and is crammed with tools and equipment... more

Shakespeare´s Globe Exhibition

Shakespeare´s Globe Exhibition, 21 New Globe Walk, London, London

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London


Shakespeare´s Globe Exhibition explores the life and works of our greatest playwright, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. The Exhibition is the largest of its kind devoted to Shakespeare and is situated beneath the... more

World of Country Life

World of Country Life, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon

Sandy Bay, Littleham, Exmouth


World of Country Life gives you value for money, a great day out for all the family come rain or shine. Kids, adults and grandparents will all enjoy a full day of memorable experiences. Why not take a walk back in time down Memory Lane and explore... more

Westons Cider Visitor Centre

Westons Cider Visitor Centre, The Bounds, Ledbury, Herefordshire

The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury


Join a tour around Westons Cider Visitor Centre, and hear how cider is produced, from the planting of the orchards to the moment cider is poured into a glass. Stroll through the Henry Weston Courtyard Garden and afterwards into the Bottle Museum Tea... more

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway, Riverside Depot, Seaton, Devon

Riverside Depot, Harbour Road, Seaton


Seaton Tramway operates a three mile route through East Devon´s glorious Axe Valley between Seaton and the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton. Travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves giving... more

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Diss, Norfolk

Low Road, Bressingham, Diss


Don’t tell him your name, Pike! If this catch phrase is making you smirk at the thought of it, you are a Dad’s Army fan and should get yourself to Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens in Norfolk on the double! This family attraction (with 20 acres,... more

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex

Kelvedon Hall Lane, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood


Designed in the 1960s to house 600 military and civil personnel (and possibly the prime minister too) in the event of a Soviet attack, your tour of the bunker is self-guided using a handset you pick up from the entrance - which only adds to the... more

Thursford Collection

Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk

Thursford, Fakenham


The Thursford Collection, in the tranquil setting of a small Norfolk village, takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides. The collection of mechanical organs, from the smaller street... more

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, London, London

Tower Bridge, London


Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the world. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breath-taking views from the high-level walkways and learn about the... more

The Dinosaur Museum

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset

Icen Way, Dorchester


Appropriately positioned just seven miles from the Jurassic Coast, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is the only museum dedicated to these most fascinating of creatures in mainland Britain. And it takes a delightfully innovative approach to the... more

The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre, 40 Gay Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

40 Gay Street, Bath


Well, if you’re going to immerse yourself in the world of Jane Austen, there are few better places to begin than the show city for Georgian architecture, Bath, which is home to the Jane Austen Centre. The centre sits on Gay Street, set between two of... more

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London

East Molesey


Everyone has heard of Hampton Court Palace, where the mighty King Henry VIII entertained, wooed and ruled with a rod of iron. The Great Hall is England’s greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare’s company in 1603/4 while the... more

National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire

Exploration Drive, Leicester


You know this is going to be fun from the minute the car winds into Exploration Drive and you spot the splendid Rocket Tower thrusting skywards. And you’d be right. Wander through the darkness of the stellarium, stare in awe through six galleries of... more

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, London

Marylebone Road, London


Come on, where else can you meet The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Helen Mirren, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Captain America, The Iron Man, The whole of One Direction and Bollywood’s leading actors all under one roof? Madame Tussauds... more

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations, Bath Aqua Glass, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Bath Aqua Glass, 105/107 Walcot Street, Bath


Glassblowing demonstrations at Bath Aqua Glass offer the opportunity to see skilled glassblowers at work using traditional techniques to make beautiful ranges of free blown glassware (no moulds are used). The glassware takes inspiration from the... more

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset

Poole Harbour, Poole


The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, from a child’s point of view it’s hard to imagine a better spot for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer than Brownsea Island. The fun starts on the boat ride over from... more

The EDF Energy London Eye

The EDF Energy London Eye, Riverside Building, London, London

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London


It was only meant to be temporary, the London Eye. A 135-metre high confection of steel and glass, inexorably turning at a snail’s pace so that 3.5 million tourists and Londoners can hop on and see across the capital and beyond. But 14 years on and... more

The Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road, Hailsham, East Sussex

Wartling Road, Hertsmonceux, Hailsham


As you drive through the gates of the Observatory Science Centre near Hailsham in Sussex,the copper clad domes housing giant telescopes stand strangely at odds with the rural surroundings and there’s little to give away the fun inside. But once... more

York Dungeon

York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, North Yorkshire

12 Clifford Street, York


York Dungeon is deep in the heart of historic York, buried beneath its very paving stones, lies the North´s most chillingly famous horror attraction. The York Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to... more

Silverstone

Silverstone, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester


For more than 60 years Silverstone has carved its mark as one of the leading motorsport venues, creating a powerful heritage around the world. Internationally renowned as the host of world class events, Silverstone is also famed for its exhilarating... more

Brighton Scenic

Brighton Scenic, Main Terminal Building, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Main Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea


For those with a head for heights, Brighton Scenic offers the chance to swoop through the sky along the South Coast in a Cessna 172 highwing aircraft. Start the trip at Art Deco-tastic Shoreham Airport where you can sit in the viewing gallery and sip... more

The New Forest Wildlife Park

The New Forest Wildlife Park, Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hampshire

Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton


The New Forest Wildlife Park: Enjoy a wildlife adventure in this lovely park, set in 25 acres of unspoilt woodland in the lovely New Forest. Get up close to the Sika, fallow and roe deer that roam freely throughout the park and watch the excitable... more

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon

Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay


There’s something undeniably enjoyable about wondering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you’ll... more

The Rum Story

The Rum Story, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Lowther Street, Whitehaven


Not that we are suggesting that it rains much in the Lake District, but The Rum Story in Whitehaven makes for a great little place to while away an afternoon should the heavens open. Based in the original Georgian premises of the Jefferson family who... more

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire

Crich, Matlock


Everyone loves a ride on a tram so take yourself off to Crich Tramway Village , home of the national tramway museum, in the heart of Derbyshire for a nostalgia fest. Visitors ride on vintage trams through a period street and then onto open... more

Galleries of Justice

Galleries of Justice, Shire Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham


It doesn’t get more interactive than at the Galleries of Justice, where you may well be called upon to defend a criminal accused of such dastardly crimes as stealing a length of ribbon from a draper’s shop. The home to the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham... more

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre, Gossage Building, Widnes, Cheshire

Gossage Building, Mersey Road, Widnes


It’s not easy making chemistry seem accessible to most people, but Catalyst, a museum dedicated to making the science entertaining, manages it beautifully. Based in Widnes in Cheshire, the home of the chemical industry in the UK in the 19th and 20th... more

Terracotta Warriors Museum

Terracotta Warriors Museum, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset

High East Street, Dorchester


The Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester is host to an exhibition of the Chinese Terracotta Army from the Chin Dynasty. The exhibition features a spectacular group of warriors, which have been specially created in China by the conservation... more

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon, Riverside Building, London, London

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London


Conveniently sitting between the London Eye and Big Ben, the London Dungeon is an absolute hoot of an attraction, perfect for tweens, teens and adults who love a laugh with their history. The Dungeon has been around for 40 years but is meticulously... more

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum)

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum), Lavender Pond & Nature Park, London, London

Lavender Pond & Nature Park, Lavender Road, Rotherhithe, London


Artefacts from the foreshore of the River Thames dating from Roman times and exhibitions ´The Blitz Room´, ´The 1950s´ and ´20th Century Artefacts From The Home´.... more

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge


Sutton Hoo: Anglo-Saxon burial mounds (´Page one of English history´) where a royal Anglo-Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and Overlord of England. award-winning Exhibition tells the... more

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset

Wareham Road, Organford, Poole


“Play More, Learn More, Experience and Explore” Farmer Palmer’s is designed for children aged 0-8 years and their families. Our visitor’s journey through a safe environment, with clean and well maintained play equipment. With both outdoor and... more

Daphne Du Maurier´s Smugglers at Jamaica Inn

Daphne Du Maurier´s Smugglers at Jamaica Inn, Jamaica Inn Courtyard, Launceston, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn Courtyard, Bolventor, Launceston


Daphne Du Maurier´s Smugglers at Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most breathtaking locations in Cornwall. Built in 1750 as a coaching inn and used by travellers crossing Bodmin Moor some of which were smuggling brandy and tea into the UK!, this was... more

Tar Tunnel

Tar Tunnel, Coalport Road, Telford, Shropshire

Coalport Road, Coalport, Telford


A feature that presents the first natural source of bitumen that was discovered over 200 years ago. Visitors can don a hard hat to witness this spectacular monument.... more

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