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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

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

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

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

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon

Milford, Lifton


In addition to a large collection of Steam, Agriculture and bygones the Centre now hosts the historic collection of the Fairground Heritage Trust including a collection of operating fairground rides from the early 20th Century.... more

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

High West Street, Dorchester


Experience the magnificence and wonder of the world´s greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery, explore the ante-chamber filled with its treasures, and witness Howard Carter raising the golden coffins in the burial chamber.... more

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

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth


If you have ever pondered how to stay alive for weeks on end marooned at sea (answer: drink turtle blood) or what lighthouse keepers do when they are not alerting ships to imminent danger, take a trip to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth,... 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

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

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

Lee Valley Regional Park

Lee Valley Regional Park, Enfield, London

Enfield


Stretching across London, Essex and Hertfordshire for 10,000 acres, Lee Valley Regional Park is a mecca for outdoor lovers with great walking routes, white water rafting, horse riding, fishing, bird watching, golf, climbing, athletics, nature... 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

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

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

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick, Cumbria

Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick


Set in the Heart of Lakeland, Honister Slate Mines have, for centuries, produced the beautiful green stone, which it is famous throughout the world. Unlike slate taken from quarries, the Westmorland Green Slate is wholly extracted from beneath the... 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

Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

Iron Bridge & Tollhouse, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire

Ironbridge, Telford


One of the ten attractions that make up the Ironbridge Gorge museums, The Iron Bridge and Toll House has been drawing the crowds since 1779 when it was unveiled as the world’s first cast iron bridge. A colossal achievement created by Abraham Darby... 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

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

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

The Needles Park

The Needles Park, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight


The Needles Park is the Isle of Wight´s premier visitor attraction and is situated at Alum Bay overlooking the Island´s most famous landmark, The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. Every year, nearly half a million people visit to view these jagged chalk... 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

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

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

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

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

Priory Visitor Centre

Priory Visitor Centre, Coventry Arts & Heritage, Coventry, West Midlands

Coventry Arts & Heritage, Priory Row, Coventry


The best way to find out about medieval life in Coventry is to visit the Priory Visitor Centre. When excavated the site revealed the remains of Coventry´s first Cathedral and the Priory Undercrofts. Many remains of the medieval buildings have been... more

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, London, London

London


Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is as the home of Princess Diana that it is perhaps most famous. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor,... more

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre, Newport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire

Newport Road, Stafford


Stafford Castle is a Norman Stone motte and bailey fortress. Standing on the motte are the remains of a massive hall-keep built in 1348. After the civil war, the slighted remains were given an extensive 19th century gothic reconstruction. Lower down... more

Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves, Beer, Devon

Beer


It beggars belief but an amazing 24 cathedrals were created using individuals stones that were quarried by hand from Beer Quarry. That is an awful lot of hard work underground for thousands of quarrymen over the years. No surprise, then, that the... 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

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

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

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

The Old Harbourmasters Office

The Old Harbourmasters Office, Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown, Cornwall

Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown


Need a beautiful place to hang out, chill with the family or do absolutely nothing? The Old Harbour Master's Office overlooking moody and atmospheric Charlestown Harbour in Cornwall provides the perfect spot. This little home away from home is... more

Morwellham Heritage Centre

Morwellham Heritage Centre, Morwellham Quay, Tavistock, Devon

Morwellham Quay, Tavistock


Morwellham Heritage Centre: The greatest copper port in Queen Victoria´s empire lies 23 miles inland. The Tamar ketch ´Garlandstone´ is moored at the quay; original cottages, shops and hostelry. 1860s costumed staff welcome visitors and host guided... more

Bede's World

Bede's World, Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

Church Bank, Jarrow


The Venerable Bede, early Europe’s famous scholar, lived and worked in Wearmouth Jarrow in Northumberland around 1300 years ago and Bede’s World sets out to explain what his life and surroundings would have been like at that time. You’ll encounter a... more

Kidzworld

Kidzworld, Stadium Retail Park, St Austell, Cornwall

Stadium Retail Park, Par Moor Road, St Austell


Let’s face it, it sometimes rains in Cornwall. And when it does, you will be very glad indeed of places like Kidzworld near St Austell, where children can safely run wild around the various attractions while you sip tea in the café. The site offers a... more

Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire

Woburn


Woburn Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Bedford for almost 450 years. It houses one of the most important private art collections that includes work by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velazquez, and 21 views of Venice by Canaletto can be seen... more

Clearwell Caves

Clearwell Caves, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire

Clearwell, Coleford


Clearwell Caves are now a working mining museum where visitors can see impressive caverns with geological and mining displays. Iron ore from the Caves has been used over many centuries to make tools, weapons and machinery. Some forms of the iron ore... more

The British Library

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, London

96 Euston Road, London


Much overlooked as an attraction, the British Library, one of the world's greatest research libraries, tucked away near Euston Station, is quite simply a treasure trove of historic documents - and it’s entirely free to see them. From the Magna... more

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Norwich, Norfolk

Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hilltop Farm, Frettenham, Norwich


A lifeline for hundreds of poorly treated animals, Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary makes for a lovely day out for children and anyone else who loves getting close to all creatures great and small. Go along and see heavy horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep,... 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

Tower of London

Tower of London, Tower Hill, London, London

Tower Hill, London


Even before you get into the Tower of London, you’re treading on historic territory – Tower Green was the site where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard waved goodbye to their heads. The Tower, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one... more

Captive Minds

Captive Minds, Hurlingham Club, London, London

Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London


Concours D’Elegance has quickly established itself as one of the “must-attend” events of the social calendar. Inspired by the salons of the 18th century, the event has a rich 20-year heritage, celebrating everything that epitomises design and style.... 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

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

Shanklin Chine

Shanklin Chine, 12 Pomona Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

12 Pomona Road, Shanklin


Shanklin Chine is a world famous gorge that drops 150ft from the cliff to sea level. A deeply shaded path winds down to the shore where there are over 150 plants and mosses to see.... more

At-Bristol

At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Bristol

Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol


Learn everything from why water flushes down a loo to how the human brain functions (they’ve a real one on display) at the hugely entertaining and interactive At Bristol science centre on the city’s waterside. From biting on straws to hear music... more

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