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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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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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Discover the story of Waltham Abbey’s secret island

Discover the story of Waltham Abbey’s secret island

Spend a day exploring the fascinating history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants at the Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island.

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex

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Walk in Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland

Walk in Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland

A traditional Christmas card scene is recreated in Nottingham's Old Market Square every winter – the perfect place to get into the festival spirit.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Family
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Pay a visit to the animals of Old MacDonald’s Farm

Pay a visit to the animals of Old MacDonald’s Farm

At Old MacDonald’s Farm, you can enjoy the Essex countryside whilst getting to know the farmyard favourites and unusual animals. There are also lots of hills to climb and bridges to cross.

Location: Brentwood, Essex

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Plunge the depths of maritime navigation

Plunge the depths of maritime navigation

From 11th July to 4th January 2015, the National Maritime Museum and Royal Museums Greenwich will mark the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act.

Location: Greenwich, London

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Just the ticket

Just the ticket

Visit Blackpool’s attractions on one ticket.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Take to the trees with Goodleaf and get a different perspective of the Isle of Wight.

Location: Ryde, Isle of Wight

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Welcome aboard the longest Essex heritage railway

Welcome aboard the longest Essex heritage railway

Pay a visit to Epping Ongar Railway, and ride on running steam and diesel engines between period stations, through countryside and forest.

Location: Chipping Ongar, Essex

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Learn about North Yorkshire’s past in-depth

Learn about North Yorkshire’s past in-depth

From archaeology to earrings – discover a rich and colourful history in the heart of Skipton.

Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire

Budget
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Engross yourself in dramatic history at the St. Barbe Museum

Engross yourself in dramatic history at the St. Barbe Museum

Your little ones can take the wheel of a boat before being steered through Lymington’s history of smugglers and sailors at the St. Barbe Museum.

Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Military history
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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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Find yourself down on the farm in the heart of Nottingham

Find yourself down on the farm in the heart of Nottingham

Stonebridge City Farm is a slice of the country in the heart of the city centre, open every day and free to visitors.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Get back to nature at Attenborough Nature Reserve

Get back to nature at Attenborough Nature Reserve

The tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham set the landscape for discovering and watching wildlife at its best.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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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

Free
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Discover fine art in the Durham countryside at The Bowes Museum

Discover fine art in the Durham countryside at The Bowes Museum

Discover internationally significant collections of art at a magnificent French-style château nestled amongst the breathtaking countryside of the Durham Dales.

Location: Durham Dales

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Gaze in wonder at the historic Tower of London

Gaze in wonder at the historic Tower of London

Explore the quirks of this historical fortress and its colourful history. Once inside, marvel at the Crown Jewels.

Location: London, Greater London

Family
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Discover a rich heritage at Middleport Pottery

Discover a rich heritage at Middleport Pottery

Visit the newly regenerated site at Middleport Pottery, famed for its production of Burleighware pottery since the 18th century.

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire

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Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Find your sea legs and obtain an unrivalled view of Portsmouth’s naval heritage with a bracing harbour tour.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Travel back in time at Milestones Living History Museum

Travel back in time at Milestones Living History Museum

At Milestones Living History Museum you can journey through time and see how life was as a Victorian or in the Second World War.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Hunt for ghosts at the Galleries of Justice

Hunt for ghosts at the Galleries of Justice

Named one of the most haunted buildings in Britain, the Galleries of Justice museum is the only one of its kind in Europe and was once home to the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Myths, Legends and Tales

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