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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

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

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

Dover Castle

Dover Castle, Dover, Kent

Dover


An iconic structure that presides over the famous coastline and its white cliffs, Dover Castle has watched over the area since its keep was built in the 1180s and there has been a look out on the site for some 20 centuries. Inside this historic... 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

Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Flag Fen Archaeology Park, The Droveway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough


Flag Fen Archaeology Park is home to a wooden causeway some 3,500 years old that is so unique it is held by experts all over the world in the same esteem as Stonehenge. The wooden ritual causeway and ceremonial platform have yielded one of the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hack Green Secret Bunker

Hack Green Secret Bunker, French Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire

French Lane, Baddington, Nantwich


Discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 sq ft underground bunker would have been the centre... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bury Art Museum

Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester

Moss Street, Bury


Bury Art Gallery was created especially to become home to the Wrigley Collection which incorporates more than 200 oil paintings, water colours, prints and ceramics collected by paper magnate Thomas Wrigley. The works include J MW Turner's Calais... more

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford


Set aside the whole day – you’ll need it to get around the ten museums that sit in this idyllic Shropshire spot. There are ten sites to visit at the The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, which collectively celebrate the Industrial Revolution and set out to... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Fisherman's Cottage This unique thatched pub situated on the... 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

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