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Coats Observatory

Paisley Museum, High Street, Paisley

Coats Observatory, Paisley Museum, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Opened in 1883, Coats Observatory in Paisley is the oldest public conservatory in Scotland and still offers a fascinating day out for those with an interest in the solar system. Despite its age, this working Victorian observatory has a... more

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Sprawling across 22 acres in Lanarkshire, Summerlee; the Museum of Scottish Life is an education in Celtic industrial history. Based on the site of the 19th century Summerlee Ironworks and a branch of the Monklands Canal, the museum comprises... more

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Newport Road, Stafford

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

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

Buckingham Palace, London, London


Experience the lives of Royalty at Buckingham Palace Possibly the most famous and iconic building in Britain, Buckingham Palace has been one of London's most popular tourist attractions for centuries. Built in 1703 for the Duke... more

Colne Valley Railway

Yeldham Road, Halstead

Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Halstead, Essex

Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, almost a mile long, with relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. A large and varied collection of... more

Leeds Castle

Maidstone

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Leeds Castle really knows how to put on a show. Granted, it's got a head start with almost 900 years of history and 500 acres of gorgeous Kentish landscaped grounds to show off about, but they don’t rest on their laurels here. After you’ve toured the... more

Kensington Palace, London, London


Explore the Royal wonders of Kensington Palace Kensington Palace offers insight and Education for the whole family. Explore the palace, Featuring the King’s Staircase, a wonderful vivid painting by William Kent which shows George... more

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham, Kent

Just 35 miles from central London, discover how ships, including HMS Victory, were designed and built. Climb aboard a sloop, a destroyer and a submarine. Get hands-on in the Ropery, where rigging for HMS Victory was made and where rope is still... more

Blackpool Zoo

East Park Drive, Blackpool

Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire


Learn all about the animals of Blackpool Zoo A vast 32 acres spreads out before you and you can hear the weird and wonderful calls of the lions and monkeys before you’ve even got through reception. In all, there are more than 1500... more

The Rum Story

Lowther Street, Whitehaven

The Rum Story, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria

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

Barnsole Vineyard

Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury

Barnsole Vineyard, Fleming Road, Canterbury, Kent

Barnsole Vineyard in Staple near Canterbury has been growing grapes on its three acres of land since 1993, producing up to 15,000 bottles a year of red and white wine. Wine making is a fascinating process and Barnsole happily throw open their doors... more

Spaceguard Centre

Llanshay Lane, Knighton

Spaceguard Centre, Llanshay Lane, Knighton, Powys

The Spaceguard Centre is a working astronomical observatory, located in a commanding location overlooking the town of Knighton, Powys, with stunning views that cover four counties. The Centre is dedicated to the study of asteroids and comets that... more

The Chestnut Centre

Castleton Road, Chapel le Frith, High Peak

The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road, High Peak, Derbyshire

The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes,... more

Animalarium

Ynis Fergi, Borth

Animalarium, Ynis Fergi, Borth, Ceredigion

The Animalarium is a rapidly expanding Zoo, who have recently welcomed Zulu and Wilma, a pair of young African Lions who were surplus from another Zoo. The Animalarium offers sanctuary to unwanted exotic animals. The monkeys, large snakes, caiman... more

Drusillas Zoo Park

Drusillas Park, Alfriston

Drusillas Zoo Park, Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex

Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. However animals are only half the fun! Kids will adore all the... more

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon

Described by many visitors as a really serene and peaceful place to visit, Buckfast Abbey on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon has undergone renovations and now has a lovely golden glow to the brickwork. This is home to a Roman Catholic community of... more

Topgolf Watford

Bushey Mill Lane, Watford

Topgolf Watford, Bushey Mill Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment venue, ideal for all ages and all abilities. With micro-chipped golf balls and colourful targets sunk into the 240-yard outfield, Topgolf is fun for everyone! Take your shot from your bay and score as many... more

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London


Experience Tudor Royalty at Hampton Court Palace A wonderful, educational fun day out. Hampton Court Palace hosts England’s greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare’s company in 1603/4. While the stunning... more

All Things Wild Nature Centre

Station Road, Honeybourne

All Things Wild Nature Centre, Station Road

All Things Wild is an all-weather family attraction allowing people of all ages to enjoy the amazing things that nature can bring. From running bug hunting sessions to animal walkthroughs, All Things Wild try to offer a diverse range of activities... more

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent


Discover the fascinating past of Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn Hever Castle, a romantic 13th-century moated castle, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII´s second wife - inside there are prayer books... more

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

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

Winchester Cathedral

Cathedral Office, 9 The Close, Winchester

Winchester Cathedral, Cathedral Office, Winchester, Hampshire

Winchester Cathedral offers a wealth of beauty, from its outstanding architecture to the deep emotions stirred by its choral music – a wonderful heritage that belongs to us all. For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this... more

West Somerset Railway

The Railway Station, Warren Road, Minehead

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset

The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor... more

Tower of London

Tower Hill, London

Tower of London, Tower Hill, London, London


See the Crown Jewels and Experience History come to Life at the tower of London The Tower of London built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one of the best examples of a medieval castle in the world and you’ll find... more

Sutton Hoo

Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge

Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Woodbridge, Suffolk


Step back in time at Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo in the heart of rural suffolk is the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds where a royal Anglo-Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and... more

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Swans Nest Lane, Tramway Walk, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm really is a very lovely place to while away the time, watching those huge splashes of colour swirl and dance around you as you pick your way through the tropical blossom surrounded by the splish splosh of little... more

King Arthur´s Labyrinth

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth

King Arthur´s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Powys

A perfect adventure for the Welsh Year of Legends 2017. Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of dragons, giants, fierce battles and the... more

The World of Glass

Chalon Way East, St Helens

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

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

Durham Cathedral

The Chapter Office, The College, Durham

Durham Cathedral, The Chapter Office, Durham

Durham Cathedral has iconic status throughout the north-east of England, and deserves its reputation as being amongst the finest examples of Norman architecture remaining in Europe. Though a historic attraction, the Cathedral continues to hold... more

Farmer Gow´s

Fernham Road, Longcot, Faringdon

Farmer Gow´s, Fernham Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Farmer Gow´s, the much loved open farm in Oxfordshire, looks forward to welcoming you. Friendly, fun and a real ´hands on´ experience, Farmer Gow´s is a great place for a family day out. The farm´s speciality is its ´Meet the Animals´, held daily at... more

Literary Tour of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

North Stainley, Ripon

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire

The Ultimate Family Adventure! Take on a day out packed with thrills, chills and adventure at Lightwater Valley Theme Park. With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with mini,... more

Newmarket Racecourses

Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket

Newmarket Racecourses, Westfield House, Newmarket, Suffolk

Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, The Rowley Mile and The July Course, together form a great venue in the East of England. But not only are they used for the exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing but you will also find pulsating music... more

Shanklin Chine

12 Pomona Road, Shanklin

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

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

Lincoln Cathedral

Minster Yard, Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

You’ll see Lincoln Cathedral from 25 miles away as you approach this gorgeous historic little city and the closer you get, the more impressive it becomes. Looming over the flatlands of the county, this is possibly one of the finest examples of gothic... more

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Plas y Ffynnon, Brecon, Powys

Whether it’s a day rambling along the banks of The River Usk, bird watching, caving, cycling or sitting quietly with a rod and a bucket of bait as you wait to land the big one, the Brecon Beacons National Park is the ideal place to do it. Guided... more

Marwell Zoo

Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester

Marwell Zoo, Thompson's Lane, Winchester, Hampshire

What sets Marwell Wildlife apart from many other zoos are its lovely grounds which are just perfect picnicking territory come the warmer months. Surrounding the Grade I listed Marwell Hall (where Henry VIII is reputed to have married Jane Seymour),... more

East Lancashire Railway

Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury

East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire

Like so many wonderful rural railway lines across the country, the East Lancashire Railway looked set to be consigned to history when the route was axed in the 1970s. However, the Manchester/ Bolton line linked to Radcliffe, which had been in use... more

Fishing on the South Chesthill Estate

South Chesthill Estate, Glen Lyon, Aberfeldy

Fishing on the South Chesthill Estate, South Chesthill Estate, Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross

The South Chesthill Estate enjoys over 6 miles of single and double bank fishing and 32 pools on the River Lyon, one of the major Tay tributaries, which is a beautiful and varied river. We have caught an average of 73 salmon per year over the last... more

Newbury Racecourse PLC, Newbury, Berkshire

Perhaps the biggest testament to how good a racecourse Newbury is comes with the news that it has been voted Racecourse of the Year five times in a row – no other has come close to matching that accolade. The key to Newbury’s popularity is that it... more

Jennings Brothers

The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth

Jennings Brothers, The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Ah, beer. There’s something very satisfying about finding out just how they make the amber nectar and the tour at Jennings Brothers traditional brewery is full of fascinating information. These guys have been brewing beer on this site in the shadow... more

Clovelly (Village)

Clovelly, Bideford

Clovelly (Village), Clovelly, Bideford, Devon

The flower-strewn historic Devon fishing village of Clovelly, a riot of colour in summer, clings to a wooded 400-foot cliff and gazes down to the deep blue sea and working port below. There is no traffic and the only means of travel is by foot –... more

The Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway)

The Station, Station Approach, Sheringham

The Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway), The Station, Sheringham, Norfolk


Climb aboard the Poppy Line, North Norfolk The Poppy Line runs from the Victorian resort of Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and up through the heathland to the Georgian town of Holt. Superb views of coast and country. ... more

Battersea Park Children's Zoo, Battersea Park

You can’t beat a good zoo. Battersea Park Children's Zoo at London's Chelsea Gate brings wildlife to the city with an excellent array of creatures with which to wow your kids. Pop up beside the meerkats, hang out with Wiggle and Piggle the Kune Kune... more

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, New Romney, Kent

The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway first opened to traffic in July 1927 as the `World´s Smallest Public Railway´ and now covers a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermen´s... more

Hoo Farm

Preston-on-the-Weald Moors, Telford

Hoo Farm, Preston-on-the-Weald Moors, Telford, Shropshire

Hoo Farm is family run and over 100 years old, set in 32 acres of paddocks and woodland. The farm is home to owls, ostriches, ferrets, lizards, snakes, meerkats and many more, with different activities running throughout the day from Lamb Feeding and... more

Diggerland

Verbeer Manor, Cullompton

Diggerland, Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon


Diggerland Adventure Park experience Adventure park offering experiences where children ride and drive full-size diggers, with over 18 rides to enjoy. Test your skills on the Dumper Trucks. Find buried treasure. Knock down the... more

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Low Road, Bressingham, Diss

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Diss, Norfolk

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

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt

York Minster, Deangate, York

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt, York Minster, York, North Yorkshire

The glorious York Minster towers over this extraordinarily pretty UK city and is a must-visit when touring York. The minster is the chief church of the Church of England and the present building is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.... more

South Downs National Park

Hatton House, Bepton Road, Midhurst

South Downs National Park, Hatton House, Midhurst, West Sussex


Explore the Outstanding Natural Beauty of the South Downs National Park The South Downs National Park is recognised as an area of outstanding beauty, with many bustling towns and villages from the ancient cathedral city of... more

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