Summer is almost here. The kids are looking forward to the summer holidays and thoughts of long, hot days are on the horizon. We all know what that means – it’s time to start planning your summer activities!
Although many of us will be heading off for holidays this summer, there is still plenty of time to explore the sights and attractions right here at home. If you do still fancy a getaway, why not consider a UK staycation with the family? There are , camping sites and quaint cottage retreats dotted across the country, offering plenty of choice for accommodation!
So, once you come to start planning your trip or day out, it’s time to decide where you want to go!
Here are some top family-friendly attractions perfect for a fun-filled day out this summer.
One of the country’s most popular attractions, the Eden Project in Cornwall is a fascinating environmental park, featuring eco biomes containing exotic plant life from around the globe. With examples of awe-inspiring plants from a range of different regions and environments, this is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little education this summer!
Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, is a fine example of a medieval castle. One of the best historic buildings in the UK, Warwick Castle offers plenty to keep visitors young and old entertained. Try to plan your visit for a good day as the gardens, lawns and woodland are the perfect spot for a walk and a summer picnic.
Warner Brothers Studio Tour
Ideal for little witches and wizards, the Making of Harry Potter studio tour in Leavesden, near Watford, is a family day out with a difference. Tour the actual sets used in the film and experience the magic brought to life through props, costumes, displays and plenty of exciting behind-the-scenes insights. Take a ride on a broomstick, learn the ancient art of wand lore, taste Butterbeer and try on a set of Hogwarts robes – don’t forget to stop off in the well-stocked shop before you leave!
Tower of London
The historic Tower of London is one of the most iconic buildings in the capital. After centuries of history, it’s no surprise that the Tower has plenty of tales to tell! Keep your eyes peeled to spot the famous Beefeaters and if you can, make time to visit the Crown Jewels display to really wow the little ones!
is a five-floor tower featuring plenty of family-friendly exhibitions and displays. Ideal for rainy days or a great accompaniment to a visit to Scotland’s capital city, the Camera Obscura offers a unique attraction to visit. From quirky facts to stunning optical illusions, prepare to have your minds blown!
The ideal child-friendly day out, a visit to Paultons Park is sure to be a big hit with the little ones! Located in Hampshire, Paultons Park currently houses 70 rides and attractions – guaranteed to keep the kids busy all day! For the younger children, the park is also home to the renowned Peppa Pig
With a range of venues across the country, Go Ape is becoming an increasingly popular attraction for lovers of action and adventure. Discover the scenery from the treetops as you make your way through a fun-filled activity course, testing your skills and exploring the rope adventure course at your own pace.
So, with so many options available, you’re bound to find a day out to suit you and your family. Wherever you choose to go this summer, make it one to remember!
Maybe after a fun holiday with the kids, you fancy a nice romantic break, Kelly from Kelly Allen Write has a great post full of some lovely UK Romantic Breaks