20 Fun Days Out With The Kids

Not sure what to do with the kids? These ideas should help you plan a brilliant day out...

Looking for ideas for days out with the kids?

‘I’m bored’…We’ve made it our mission to ensure you don’t hear desperate phrases like that over the coming school-free weeks. And because everyone enjoys a fun adventure, we’ve pulled together some cracking ideas for days out with the kids to castles, parks, gardens, houses, festivals, museums and forts.

Step aboard an old narrow-gauge railway, learn what skills you need to fly an airliner, go on a Charlie and Lola adventure or come face to face with what life was like 75 years ago in the heart of the Blitz. Learn about honey bees while enjoying a scrummy afternoon tea, get your feet wet on a guided rockpool adventure or sign up as a trainee pirate – there’s plenty of variety in our days with the kids guide.

Our selection covers a wide price range, with a few attractions even offering free admission. So, make your selection, pack a picnic and set off for a great day out with the kids. Who knows, we may even see you there…

Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne

Redoubt Fortress seeks pirate recruits for summer 2015! Young buccaneers will be dropping anchor at Eastbourne’s seafront Redoubt Fortress this summer, as the historic parade ground becomes the port of call for a brand new Pirate School. Climbing the rigging, pirate language, sword fighting and much more, will be all part of the swashbuckling curriculum in a bid to add even more fun for families visiting the fortress this summer. With pirate dressing-up, sea shanty singing and digging for treasure, the new recruits will have to earn their new pirate name to become a fully qualified brigand, before a photo opportunity with their fellow adventurers to mark their graduation.

Runs to 1 September. Entry to the parade ground, gun platforms, vintage café and shop are all free. Entry fees to Pirate School are £3 per child and will be run on a drop-in basis any time between 11am and 4pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult and indoor activities will be available in wet weather. Souvenir photos are available for an additional fee. Visit Eastbournemuseums.co.uk

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