Need some ideas on how to keep the youngsters entertained? Here are the great British days out you may not have already thought of…
A day at the races
Nothing quite beats the excitement of a day at the races. With over 200 race days taking place all over the country this summer, it couldn’t be easier to get in on the action.
Racecourses offer a huge range of fun, family friendly attractions that will keep both you and your children entertained. Still not sure? Get a taste of what a day at the races can offer with comedian David Walliams!
Soak up the atmosphere – and hopefully some summer sun – in-between races, and revel in the fantastic rides and games put on for the kids to enjoy. And the best part – Under 18s are permitted free entry to race courses, when accompanied by a paying adult.
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Green days out
A day out at one of these environmentally-friendly destinations won’t just entertain your kids, but also inspire them to learn more about our planet – and how to sustain it for future generations.
Bewilderwood in Norfolk is the UK’s first environmentally-friendly adventure park, with zip wires, marsh walks, river boat trips and storytelling on offer – you can even sleep over at the park in your very own tree house!
Days out for aspiring witches and wizards
Harry Potter World in London, with its awe-inspiring set designs – from the Great Hall to Diagon Alley – is the obvious choice, but there’s plenty of other great days out for those who believe in magic.
Learn about the history of the Lancashire Witch Trials at the Pendle Heritage Centre, or take a trip to the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall to learn about sacred ancient sites, herbs and the healing powers of pagan witches.
By the seaside
The vital ingredients of a day at the seaside are, of course, eating plenty of ice-cream, slathering on the factor 50 and feeling the sand between your toes – but there’s plenty of great British beaches that offer even more.
Visit Tankerton Slopes in Whitstable to browse its numerous arts and crafts stalls along the beach, followed by dinner at world-famous oyster bar, Wheelers – if the kids are feeling adventurous. If not, there’s plenty of places you can pick up the classic dinner – fish and chips.
Or try your hand at crabbing at one of Devon’s beautiful beaches – it’s particularly popular at Teignmouth Beach, thanks to its numerous rock pools.