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Activities & Places of Interest in United Kingdom

Included below are Activities & Places of Interest Attractions in the UK, such as Appleby Castle, Appleby-in-Westmorland.
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This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps.
Ingleborough Cave is a stunning cave that ventures 500 metres under Ingleborough mountain. Expect to see awe inspiring formations in this natural wonder.
Explore an elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, located four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. No other site in Europe contains such a rich variety of historic monuments set in such a beautiful landscape. The Cistercian Abbey, Georgian Water Garden, Medieval Deer Park, Elizabethan Hall and Victorian Church all offer the visitor an apparelled opportunity to apprec...
Discover an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the depths of the world's oceans in 7 themed zones. Journey through the Tropical Ocean Tunnel, where you can come face-to-face with blacktip sharks and get up close to over 1,500 creatures.
Packed with historical facts and fascinating stories, tours of Chetham's Library are lead by our expert volunteers from Monday to Friday. Advance booking is highly recommended as visitor numbers to these delicate ancient buildings are carefully restricted.
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Located in the heart of Perthshire, Action Glen is Scotland's premier adventure centre. From Aloft! tree top adventures to the new adventure park. Family fun!
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. Chesthill House can be booked to include salmon fishing and trout fishing and Gardener's Cottage can include trout fishing (both properties are listed on Britain's Finest).
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Free audio guides in 6 languages.
Experience the natural thrills of Killiecrankie Daredevils, nature lovers and historians all have a place at Killiecrankie. A stunning example of Scotland's awe-inspiring scenery, the River Garry is set in a breathtaking deep wooded gorge. the gorge provides the home for the UK's first purpose-built bungee platform, dubbed the Highland Fling Bungee – it's an adrenaline rush for the brave! It's a gem for local history too; head to the Visitor Centre and experience hands-on natural hi...
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 of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out. Built in the 1950's as part of a vast secret radar network codenamed 'ROTOR'. The bunker today offers a warm welcome to anyone looking for a totally different day out. Entering through massive...
Crich Tramway Village is the base for the National Tramway Museum.Located in the stunning Derbyshire countryside, it takes visitors on a trip back in time.
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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 103, The Lost City is fantastic fun and suitable for everyone – whether you're looking for an activity to do with the family, fancy an adventure with your friends, fancy bringing that date you're trying to impress or want to beat the boss with you...
Corris Craft Centre is home to 9 individual craft studios and exciting award winning attractions. A unique range of products are handcrafted on site including pottery, jewellery, wooden toys, candles, chocolates, award winning gin, glass sculptures, forest furniture and herbal lotions and remedies. You can also make your own crafts in many studios. Great cafe and free parking.
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King Arthur's Labyrinth is set deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia. An underground boat ride and a magical waterfall transport you into a time of legend
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Statfold Barn Farm, under the direction of proprietors Graham and Carol Lee throughout the most recent fifteen years, has developed to move toward becoming what must be the most significant collection of narrow gauge locomotives in the UK. With more than 30 steam trains and numerous internal combustion locomotives, speaking to most British and a few abroad makers.
Take a step back in time at the 1620s House and Garden and explore the recreated early 17th century house & grounds to see how people lived 400 years ago.
With Theme Park, Farm Park and Water Park (seasonal) Twinlakes Park offers the best variety of family rides and attraction, set in 100 acres of glorious countryside, where dozens of action packed play zones, 125,000sqft indoors helps you entertain the whole family. Whatever the weather expect a full day of play in massive indoor venture centres complete with mega rides.
The Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park is a colourful multi award winning interactive experience telling the story of the Battle of Bosworth 1485.
18 Hole Mini Pro Golf Course Golfing Fun For Everyone - No Experience Necessary, just turn up and play! - The Worlds First Chip and Putt Golf Course - All equipment provided or bring your own. - Club house serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams - Covered riverside seating area, with fun leaderboard to record the best players scores. Play real Mini Golf, on a beautiful Grass Course in a picturesque riverside setting, featuring a unique chip and putt experience with wa...
West Midland Safari Park is an award-winning attraction, located in the heart of England. This is a fantastic family day out which includes incredible animal encounters, amazing exhibits and Theme Park rides!
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Former seat of the Macdonalds of Sleat, Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum is a Visit Scotland 5 Star visitor attraction, with plenty to offer all ages. There are colourful gardens, an atmospheric castle ruin, family activities and an award-winning museum telling the story of Clan Donald and the Highlands & Islands. Located a few minutes from the Armadale ferry, in beautiful south Skye.
Experience the Beauty of Scotland at the Balmacara Estate Balmacara Estate offers a diverse mix of beautiful landscapes, coastline and stunning views across to the mountains of Skye. Enjoy a stroll through the mature woodland with its 20th century underplanting, gardens and terraces combined with the natural features of the rugged coastline. Paths wind gently amongst rhododendrons and later ferns, fuchsias, bamboos and hydrangeas. There are also interesting introductions from Australia...
At Hooray's British Gelato Kitchen, visitors will discover a cluster of scrumptious joys to stimulate the taste buds. Hooray's style and motivation can be class
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Explore Stratford-upon-Avon on this self-guided Treasure Hunt. You'll discover stories from the past, stumble across old taverns, see the house where William S
A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway takes you back to the age of steam, with stations dotted through the heart of the Cotswolds from Cheltenham to Broadway
Santa Pod Raceway - the home of European Drag Racing - provides thrilling, non-stop action perfect for fantastic family days out with a difference!
A unique inland nature reserve, with a variety of wildlife habitats and five unique gardens to explore, Pensthorpe Natural Park offers visitors the chance to get close to all sorts of wildlife. Coupled with indoor and outdoor award-winning play areas for children, the park offers a mixture of nature, fun and exploration for families of all ages and generations.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection has over 150 working tanks, guns and vehicles, in addition to thousands of smaller military exhibits. It tells the story of
This self-guided Treasure Hunt exploration takes you on a real-life adventure through the heart of Cromer. Hunt high and low to solve the sneaky clues along the
Woburn Safari Park is home to over 1,000 wild animals in beautiful parkland. Tickets include a Road Safari, Foot Safari and plenty of free leisure activities.
Bluestone is a five-star, award-winning national park resort, driven and shaped by the expectations of today's discerning visitor. Set in the heart of the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Bluestone comprises 178 stylish, comfortable timber lodges set around a private village boasting a pub, restaurants, shops and a superb holistic spa. Visitors to Bluestone can make a splash at the amazing Blue Lagoon waterpark, explore the Adventure Centre or choose from over a hundred activ...
Bressingham is South Norfolk's largest tourist attraction, for this is where founder Alan Bloom combined his his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam! Bressingham now boats 4 railways, almost 20 acres of gardens, the Dad's Army museum, and many other interesting exhibits.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a zoo set on a working farm in 100 acres of beautiful, peaceful North Somerset countryside just 6 miles from Bristol.
Bath Aqua Glass have glassblowing demonstrations in their studio in Bath, twice a day from Monday to Saturday. It is family-friendly and a short walk from their central shop by the historic Bath Abbey
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Spanning from opposite The O2 to Hertfordshire's nature reserves, Lee Valley Regional Park is 26 miles of nature, sport and discovery! From international recognised habitats where you can see some rare native and visiting wildlife to world renowned sporting venues to fun, exciting and educational event for adults and kids alike! There's something for everyone in the Lee Valley.
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 Overlord of England. award-winning Exhibition tells the story of Anglo-saxon East Anglia plus full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber and incredible replica treasures. A fascinating day out for everyone. restaurant, shop, children´s play area, woodland t...
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 I's court in all its glamorous, riotous glory. The exquisitely decorated Cupola Room, the King's Drawing Room where power play and negotiation was the order of the day and the Privy Chamber where Queen Caroline entertained beneath a decorous, elaborate ceiling. ...
The Covent Garden Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided investigation which takes you through the famous sights of Covent Garden. Can you follow the 1.5 mile ro
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 of Buckingham, it has been the royal family's official London residence since Queen Victoria decreed it in 1837. 19 state rooms are open to the public for eight weeks of the year in summer so you can get a feel of the atmosphere and surroundings when the Quee...
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 plenty to see inside. In the very heart of London visitors can view the Crown Jewels, squirm at the instruments of torture that are on display and spot the graffiti on a prison wall left by the bereft husband of tragic queen Lady Jane Grey. You'll learn all...
The London Bicycle Tour Company provides London's original bike tour, operating since 1991. The tours are safe, suitable for all standards, and offer an excitin
Located in a conservation area with over 1,000 years of history, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery showcases how this unique gin is produced.
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 Chapel Royal, which has been used continuously for 450 years, is a masterpiece in religious architecture of the time. There are also masses of activities designed to bring the Tudor world to life. Puzzle through the famous maze, take part in Tudor celebrations, f...
This fascinating, historic fishing village is a unique destination, once owned by the Queen of England.
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This fantastic family day out is perfect in any weather and opens throughout winter (check for exact days & times). There's something for everyone: rollercoasters, huge death slides and laser shooting to bird of prey displays, dodgems and sci-fi memorabilia. All rides and shows included in one entry fee - and in the holidays you'll love the special events too!
The family home of Sir Winston Churchill, many of the rooms at Chartwell remain unchanged since the time the great politician lived here. Mementoes, paintings and books all help to evoke the career and personal life of this statesman, artist and individual.
Meet some amazing animals and birds that live in this natural woodland learn some fascinating facts about European bison, lynx, wolves, otters etc etc
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 to learn about how life was lived in the 1800s. There are lots of animals for the children to meet (we love the chicks and ducks), you can help with the milking of the cows and even learn about Victorian farming equipment. Over in the school room, ...
Right on the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the New Forest, Buckler's Hard is an 18th century shipbuilding village, which is now a major visitor attraction, featuring a maritime museum and reconstructed period cottage interiors.
Farmer Palmer's is an award-winning farm park designed specifically for children aged 0-8. Acres of Adventure to explore and Bucketfuls of Play to discover
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Kids love a day out at the award-winning Dinosaur Museum. Packed with life-sized models of dinosaurs, along with skeletons and fossils, it's interactive, immersive and great fun. Kids are encouraged to touch and explore, and the life-sized reconstructions really bring the attraction to life.
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 castle inside, there's the Black Swan ferry boat (which takes you to the yew tree maze and large play area) and Elsie the Castle Train to have a ride on, the wood garden that provides a riot of colour throughout the year and is teeming with wildl...
Where else in the world but animal-mad Britain would you come across such a soft-hearted attraction as the Donkey Sanctuary just outside Sidmouth? Visitors return time and again to wander through fields and fields of donkeys who will live out their days in this serene little Devon haven. In the barn there are pictures and a rundown of the residents, giving their names and a brief summary of their lives with salient facts like who they hang out with and whether they can smell Polo mints in you...
Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island 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 Poole Quay or Sandbanks where some crossings feature commentaries on all the local celeb residents plus a jaunt round the surrounding islands. Once on Brownsea, there are kids' nature and smuggli...
Explore the beautiful Dartmoor National Park Take a gentle stroll surrounded by classic English scenery at Dartmoor National Park, which covers 368 square miles of stunning views in south west England. This makes it the largest and wildest area of open land in this part of the country. There are more than 450 miles of public rights of way (so walking to suit everyone) plus many cycle routes on and off-road. Take a stroll in spring for the bluebell carpets, inhale the scent of pink heat...
This self-guided murder mystery investigation takes you on a real-life adventure through the heart of Brighton. Hunt high and low, past grand Georgian buildings
There's something undeniably enjoyable about wandering 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 encounter everything from a cricket match being played out on an idyllic village green to Stonehenge, a fire-breathing dragon, a medieval castle and Tudor, Georgian and Victorian houses. Little ones love this pretty attraction, not least for the br...
Go back in time and Experience the Battle of Hastings Explore the sight of the infamous Battle of Hastings, 1066. Take a tour the excellent exhibition on the site that explains what happened that fateful day with the help of a CGI film and interactive displays. You'll get a real feel of what England was like back in the 11th century and understand why events led to the battle and what the ramifications of this most famous moment in history were for England. Stand on the very spot wher...
Explore the gateway to the realm at Dover Castle 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 landmark, there are displays of the castle's most heroic moment, but the jewel in the crown is the visitor experience Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk about the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. ...
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway runs for 13 ½ miles from the picturesque Cinque Port town of Hythe, through the family-friendly seaside village to Dymchurch
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Padstow's Curious Detective Mystery Trail takes you on a real-life adventure, past medieval inns, through the ancient churchyard of St Petrocs and towards the h
Visit the South West's largest Family Theme Park and throw oneself into a jam-packed day of fun and excitement! Woodlands is home to one of the country's bigges
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. Through exhibitions programme they aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day. They also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories.
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