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Architecturally stunning glass domes house tropical plants and the visual surprise of one of the world's rarest and most fragile of butterflies. One of the best things to do with kids is to visit one of the purpose-built, often eco-friendly flora and fauna venues dotted around the country. Should your brood be wannabe scientists and mechanics, top of your ‘places to go with kids’ list should be science centres with practical interactive exhibitions, while model railway museums are among the most popular attractions in England.

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Oxford Malmaison

Oxford Malmaison

Chocolate dipped strawberries in a converted prison?

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Visit the home of the WWII codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Visit the home of the WWII codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Once Britain’s best kept secret, this impressive heritage site is now a fascinating visitor attraction.

Location: Bletchley, Buckinghamshire

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Visit the Angel of the North

Visit the Angel of the North

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North is the UK’s most famous piece of public art.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Visit the 17th Century at Little Woodham

Visit the 17th Century at Little Woodham

Discover what life would have really been like in 17th Century England.

Location: Gosport, Hampshire

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Lose yourself in England’s hottest garden

Lose yourself in England’s hottest garden

Experience the Isle of Wight’s incredible microclimate first hand with a startling subtropical and exotic plant collection at Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Gardens and Parks
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Indulge with Champagne on the London Eye

Indulge with Champagne on the London Eye

Whisk someone special away on a sunset 'flight' on board the London Eye, gazing at the cityscape below as you sip Champagne.

Location: Waterloo, Greater London

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Go wild on safari at Chessington World of Adventures

Go wild on safari at Chessington World of Adventures

Climb aboard the safari truck and head off to Chessington World of Adventures in search of flamingos, giraffes and white rhinos.

Location: Surrey, Greater London

Theme Parks
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Fly a helicopter at Action Stations

Fly a helicopter at Action Stations

Pilot a Merlin helicopter nicknamed the "frigate in the sky" through true-life scenarios in a full-scale replica cockpit at Action Stations.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Rainy day ideas
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Saxon Heritage at Sutton Hoo

Saxon Heritage at Sutton Hoo

One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

Archaeological sites
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Uncover history and heritage at the New Forest Centre

Uncover history and heritage at the New Forest Centre

As well as history galore, there’s the chance to experience a pony sale at the New Forest Centre – you just won’t be able to take one home with you.

Location: Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Budget
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Let imaginations run riot at the Roman Baths

Let imaginations run riot at the Roman Baths

Get interactive at the Roman Baths and discover the gory details about curses, witchcraft and horrible hygiene in ancient times.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Historic sites and icons
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Create your own ceramic masterpieces on the Ceramics Trail

Create your own ceramic masterpieces on the Ceramics Trail

Enjoy the complete ceramics experience – discover, learn, try and buy!

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Tours and trails
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Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

Get an insight into the wars and conflicts that have shaped both England and the world at the Imperial War Museum North.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Military history
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Take a trip with Thomas at the Bucks Railway Centre

Take a trip with Thomas at the Bucks Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia.

Location: Quainton, Buckinghamshire

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Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen

Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen

Explore the city that inspired one of England’s most famous novel writers.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Tours and trails
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Lose yourself in the ancient and enchanting site of Puzzlewood

Lose yourself in the ancient and enchanting site of Puzzlewood

Mazes of winding pathways, acres of ancient mossy woodland and animals hiding out are just a few reasons why visitors and film makers head into Puzzlewood.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Price: From £6.50

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Walk barefoot through The National Forest at CONKERS

Walk barefoot through The National Forest at CONKERS

England’s woodland has always teemed with activity, and you’ll find more than enough at CONKERS.

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Explore the National Space Centre's rocket tower

Explore the National Space Centre's rocket tower

Blast off to Leicester’s National Space Centre. In the iconic Rocket Tower you’ll discover six interactive galleries and over 150 hands-on challenges.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Learn the ropes at Chatham’s The Historic Dockyard

Learn the ropes at Chatham’s The Historic Dockyard

Immerse yourself in 400 years of discovery at the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail.

Location: Chatham, Kent

Price: From £18.50

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Let off steam at Muddy Good Fun

Let off steam at Muddy Good Fun

Spend a day swinging from the trees on the ropes course, testing your skills on the quad trek course, and honing your skills as the next Robin Hood.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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