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Included below are Activities & Places of Interest, such as Shanklin Chine in England. Britain's Finest offer a host of activities and places of interest with something to suit all ages for a great day out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon

Clovelly, Bideford


In the unlikely event that it rains in North Devon (straight face), head off to The Milky Way. There’s a huge indoor play centre with loads of slides and an adult sized assault course, little ones get their own play area Little Stars with a role play... more

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham, Kent

Chatham


Steeped in history, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is home to historic warships, a working Ropery, museum galleries and hundreds of compelling stories.... 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

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

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

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill, Whitchurch, Hampshire

Laverstoke Mill, London Road, Whitchurch


Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 60 miles from London, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sherwin Gallery

Sherwin Gallery, 78 Hutton Road, Brentwood, Essex

78 Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood


The Sherwin Gallery, home of Sherwin Fine Art was established in the early 1990s by William S Sherwin. There are fine paintings from the late 18th to the late 20th century, including landscapes, portraits, flora and fauna in both watercolours and... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Field to Fork Farming Exhibition at Holkham Hall

Field to Fork Farming Exhibition at Holkham Hall, Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall


The ‘Field to Fork’ exhibition tells the story of Holkham’s unique farming history and demonstrates, in a fun and engaging way, the relationship between the land and food production. Visitors can start right at the beginning, tracing the family tree... 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

Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Liverpool, Lancashire

Prescot, Merseyside, Liverpool


Find some of the world's most magnificent species right here at Knowsley Safari Park - where the team are committed to the preservation of some of the planet's most threatened animals. As well as this, they are also passionate about making every... 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

Manor Farm & Country Park

Manor Farm & Country Park, Pylands Lane, Southampton, Hampshire

Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Southampton


There is so much to do at Manor Farm and Country Park in Southampton that you may want to come back straight away after your first visit. Make the acquaintance of Mrs Earwicker, the farmer’s wife, down on the Victorian Farm and take a farmyard walk... 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

Oxford Ghost Tours

Oxford Ghost Tours, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Broad Street, Oxford


Oxford’s streets have played host to agony and horror, torment and terror. Morbid phantoms of the past stalk shadowy recesses in colleges, condemned to rehearse their lamentable ordeals for all time. The ‘Dreaming Spires’ is a place of nightmares. ... more

Literary Tour of Oxford

Literary Tour of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Oxford


Oxford’s magic has inspired generations of creative writers, some of them internationally famous, like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, others known to a more restricted but discerning readership, like Philip Larkin and Beerbohm himself. 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

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire

French Lane, Baddington, P.O. Box 127, 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

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

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story, The Beatles Story, Liverpool, Merseyside

The Beatles Story, Britannia Vaults, Liverpool


Welcome to the award-winning Beatles Story, the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool, the Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey... more

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park, Woburn Park, Woburn, Bedfordshire

Woburn Park, Woburn


Woburn Safari Park is situated in the 300 acres of Woburn Abbey Deer Park, with over 1000 animals with in the Road Safari and Foot Safari. Your journey starts with Chapman's Zebra and North American Bison before you enter the Road Safari into the... more

The Lost City Adventure Golf

The Lost City Adventure Golf, The Cornerhouse, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham


The Lost City Adventure Golf, based in the heart of Nottingham at The Cornerhouse, houses two separate 18 hole, rainforest themed, indoor adventure golf courses - Sacred Skull Pass and Temple Trail! Perfect for budding adventurers aged from 3 to... more

Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough


Grab your earplugs and head to Santa Pod where all manner of car racing will delight petrolheads everywhere. Tucked away in the village of Podington on the Northants and Bedfordshire border, this attraction offers everything from monster trucks to... more

Walking Tour Of Oxford University

Walking Tour Of Oxford University, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Broad Street, Oxford


On the Walking Tour of Oxford University, your guide will show you the very best of Oxford. The famous university city can conveniently be explored on foot, giving access to many places from which powered transport is excluded. The tours last... more

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