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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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Feed the penguins at Harewood House

Feed the penguins at Harewood House

Help the Bird Garden keepers feed the penguins in the grounds of one of England’s treasure houses.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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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 major visitor attraction was also the filming location for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Location: Bletchley, Buckinghamshire

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Journey into the world of the dinosaurs at Dino-stone Park

Journey into the world of the dinosaurs at Dino-stone Park

Escape to the lost world of dinosaurs at this inventive theme park.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

Theme Parks
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Eden Project

Eden Project

Five biomes make for one of Britain's most impressive eco-attractions.

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

Gardens and Parks
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See London in miniature at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

See London in miniature at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

See the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge made entirely of LEGO in the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort's Miniland attraction.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

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Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Country park and caverns set in 60 acres of woodland.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

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Test your metal at Bodyflight Bedford

Test your metal at Bodyflight Bedford

Bodyflight is Europe's most exciting adventure centre, featuring Indoor Skydiving, Surfing, Climbing, Racing and a simulated BASE jump.

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire

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Free family fun at Blakemere Village

Free family fun at Blakemere Village

If you a day trip that’s not only family-friendly, but purse-friendly, why not head to Blakemere Village?

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

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Bronze Age living at Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Bronze Age living at Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Travel back 3,500 years to discover a prehistoric causeway at one of the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe, discovered 1982.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Archaeological sites
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Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Step into a tropical paradise and watch exotic butterflies flutter by at Cumberland House Natural History Museum.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Explore the UK's first safari park for a fun day out

Explore the UK's first safari park for a fun day out

Feed giraffes by hand and walk on the wildside with lemurs at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

Location: Longleat, Wiltshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Osborne House

Osborne House

The perfect place to spend a warm summer's day.

Location: Isle of Wight

Castles and Historic Properties
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Experience the life of a Royal Marine

Experience the life of a Royal Marine

Train yourself to the peak of physical fitness at an outdoor assault course and see if you've got what it takes, at the Royal Marines Museum.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Keep the kids entertained at Manchester’s Trafford Park area

Keep the kids entertained at Manchester’s Trafford Park area

There’s never a dull moment at Trafford Park, home to some of Manchester’s best family friendly attractions – from aquariums to shopping and snow sports.

Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester

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Escape the clutches of Jack the Ripper at London Dungeon

Escape the clutches of Jack the Ripper at London Dungeon

You're lost in the streets of East London where Jack the Ripper is on the prowl. Will you make it out alive? Head to London Dungeon to find out.

Location: London, Greater London

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Underwater Street

Underwater Street

Liverpool’s Underwater Street is an entirely interactive experience for the kids that’s more stimulating than a play centre and more fun than a museum.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Explore Orford Ness

Explore Orford Ness

Discover a strange and secretive past in Suffolk.

Location: Orford, Suffolk

Military history
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Corinium Dobunnorum: the original Roman town

Corinium Dobunnorum: the original Roman town

Travel through every era in Cirencester's history, from Stone Age to Civil War.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Budget
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Be King or Queen of the Castle at Hylands Park

Be King or Queen of the Castle at Hylands Park

Whether it’s a short stroll or a long walk there are many routes to choose from at 574-acre Hylands Park.

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

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Be at one with birds of prey at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Be at one with birds of prey at Rosliston Forestry Centre

There’s something special about being close to a bird of prey; those round watchful eyes on high alert, fixing you with a dominating stare.

Location: Rosliston, Derbyshire

Forests and woodlands

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