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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

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

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

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

Vintage Adventure Tours

Vintage Adventure Tours, West Bank, Winster, Derbyshire

West Bank, Winster


Looking for a unique day in the Peak District?..... There are so many beautiful places and spectacular landscapes to discover in the Peak District. How better than sat high up in a 1929 vintage car, looking over the dry stone walls. With the roof... more

Cadbury World

Cadbury World, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham


Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out at Cadbury World. With fourteen amazing zones, there's so much to see and do for the whole family. From learning how your favourite confectionery is made and... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire

Ashby Road, Coalville


Snibston is a multi-award-winning interactive museum specialising in science and technology, engineering, transport, fashion, history and mining. Based on the former Snibston Colliery, it comprises 7 hands-on galleries, a children’s outside play... 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

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

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

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

International Centre for Birds of Prey (Duncombe)

International Centre for Birds of Prey (Duncombe), Parkland Centre, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Parkland Centre, Duncombe Park, Helmsley


There’s something magical about watching birds of prey swooping and wheeling over the English countryside but you have to be lucky to spot them sometimes. Not so at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, located at Duncombe Park on the outskirts... more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Cranbrook, Kent

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook


Pack your rucksack with a flask of tea and some sandwiches and set off for a day of mountain biking, tree-climbing, zip-wiring, horse-riding or simply strolling with the dog and chatting through some of the glorious 2000 acres that make up Bedgebury... more

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, London, London

221b Baker Street, London


The Sherlock Holmes Museum has already had over 2 million visitors since opening 12 years ago. It is unique. It is in a Georgian building dating from 1815. It is totally unspoiled (by which is meant un-modernised!) and is identical to the lodging... 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

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

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

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, London

Westminster, London


If you have ever fancied taking a look around the iconic Houses of Parliament, home to 1,000 years of history, politics, stunning art and architecture, we have good news. A choice of audio or guided tours is now available. Both tours follow the route... 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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall

Pentewan, St Austell


On a sunny Cornwall day, the sound of nuthatches and kingfishers singing and waving camellias casting their scent onto the breeze, it’s hard to find a spot more lovely than The Lost Gardens of Heligan. But this rural idyll wasn’t always this way. 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

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

Paradise Park

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

Avis Road, Newhaven


Made up of Planet Earth Museum, a heritage trail and gardens, a kids’ play zone and a garden centre, Paradise Park in Newhaven, East Sussex, provides plenty whether the weather’s inclement or fine. The museum charts life on earth from the very start... 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

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

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

Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park

Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park, Ambion Lane, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth


With the remains of Richard III being discovered under a Leicester car park, the Bosworth Battlefield where he lived his last moments has never seemed more relevant. The visitor centre and country park tells you all you will ever need to know about... 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

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

Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich


Whether you are a lady who lunches or a busy family looking for something different to do, Blakemere Village, a huddle of boutiques in an Edwardian cobbled stable courtyard in the Cheshire countryside, is a great day out. Anyone who enjoys poking... 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

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

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

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

The World of Glass

The World of Glass, Chalon Way East, St Helens, Merseyside

Chalon Way East, St Helens


The World of Glass: Experience a wonderful day out with a difference at this award-winning visitor attraction in St Helens, which shows how glass has changed our world forever. Witness live glass blowing demonstrations, be amazed by the 3D... 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

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