The best family days out and attractions in the UK

As the end of the lockdown appears and the school holidays are getting closer, it is finally time to put some dates in the diary to entertain you and the kids!

With this in mind, we’ve put together a hand-picked list of the best children’s days and top family attractions in the UK to help you get ahead of the game. From the adventures of Go Ape to the amazing animal experiences, we are sure to have the perfect day for your whole family.

Best outdoor experience day

Tree top adventure on the go app for an adult and a child

Baby on the go app

Stay in touch with your wild side and spend some quality time exploring the treetop wonderland of your little Go Ape. Turn the iconic zip wire down, scale challenging canopies, and work together to overcome sky-high obstacles. All of Go Ape’s 24 locations are incredibly beautiful, so don’t forget to pack a picnic for lunch!

Paintballing for four

Paintballing experience

If your family is always looking for a thrill, looking for the next adventure, then it is time you killed and entered the paintball field! With over 40 UK locations to choose from, you will receive a thorough safety briefing before you get your glasses on and crash through ducking, diving and the Underground to victory.

Day in Diggerland for two

Finn day of digging

For a little quirkier for children of all ages (and adults!), Why not book a day at Diggerland’s unique theme park? Along with the many fantastic rides on offer, children have the chance to ride and operate in some of the construction machinery under the guidance of fully trained Diggerland instructors. Bob the Builder Eat with Your Heart!

Best animal experience

Zookeeper for a day’s experience

A lion in a zoo

This amazing day is truly an opportunity of a lifetime for any wannabe David Attenborough. Available for one or two people, get up close and personal with all creatures at a choice of wildlife centers and zoos in the UK. From preparing food for penguins to melting giraffe enclosures, as animal experiences suggest, it is the king of the jungle.

1 mekart encounter for 2

Meet the miccats

Get ready to fall in love – these makers come with a warning of a serious cuteness. Learn all about these incredible little animals from Mercut experts, have a gentle cradle, and discover the adorable and daring personalities of the Mercats, one of the UK’s broadest places on offer. Simple!

Lucky Tales Alpaca Farm Entry with Alpaca Walk for two adults and two children

Alpaca walking

Who can say a day out with these adorable balls of forgetfulness? Together with your family, take alpacas for a walk around the gorgeous Lucky Tales Alpaca Farm in rural Warwickshire and learn about their woolly coats, lifestyles and history. Be sure to visit the farm giant, thirsty goat, and runner duck enclosure as well!

Best sports day

Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium Tour Two

Man Stadium Tourism united

Glory, Glory, Man United! It is time to get up close and personal with the Red Devils and walk through the player’s tunnel at Old Trafford in the footsteps of Beckham and Ronaldo. Trace the club’s history at the stadium’s award-winning museum, catch a glimpse of the impressive trophy cabinets over the years, and marvel at the huge 3D hologram of Sir Alex Ferguson himself!

Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour for two

Emirates Stadium Tour

The perfect gift for any gunner, this stadium tour of the stunning Emirates Stadium in North London is not. From the dugout to the dressing room, the director box, and the press conference room, channel your inner aubmayung as you get a special glimpse behind the scenes of one of the biggest teams in the Premier League.

Best London Attractions for Families

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour and After Tea for Two

Harry Potter studio tour build

It’s time to be serious, you’re finally going to Hogwarts! Experience the magic of the wizarding world with a partner, as you explore the iconic sets of Gringotts Bank from the Forbidden Forest, and learn about what it took to bring Harry Potter’s pages to life on the big screen. After a busy day, fly on a broom and flying Butterbeer, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at the Mercure Hunton Park Hotel. There is nothing like a scone after a serious spelling session!

Shrek’s adventure to river pass with two

the Adventures

Join Shrek, Donkey, and Princess Fiona for a hilarious day with magic, live shows, and an interactive mission to help the kingdom find a missing ogre in a distant Ore away! Also, once you finally get out of Shrek’s swamp, why not end the day with a sightless cruise along the banks of the River Thames? Now this is a story.

Kidzania Access for one adult and one child

Kidzania London

If you’re looking for a family day that’s going to blow your child’s mind, it’s time you discovered Kidzania – a 75,000-square-foot indoor town built for children. Watch with pride as your little one discovers this incredible interactive metropolis, with over 60 real-life activities, including the chance to become a dancer or a pilot! The possibilities in this indoor playground are endless.

Best historical day

English Heritage Annual Pass to Up to Twelve Kids

English heritage pass

Get on your geek and transport yourself back in time with this English Heritage Annual Pass. You will never be short of ideas for an exciting and educational day as you and your family can choose from over 400 historical sites across the UK, from medieval castles to Roman ruins, ancient abbey and regal palaces. It is a pass from the past that keeps on giving!

Access to a family of four from the Western Approach Museum Liverpool

Western Approach Museum Liver

A memorable day on a fancy jersey? Learn all about the Western Approach Museum and its history as an underground command center used by forces in World War Two to track enemy ships across the Atlantic. Explore hidden bunkers, find out about the people working there, and help your little ones crack clues and codes as you step together in time.

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