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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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Enjoy a ride on the Great Western Railway

Enjoy a ride on the Great Western Railway

Enjoy a trip to the Great Western Railway, whose magnificent restored engines will take you steaming through most of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Get under the skin of Brighton & Hove with a free Greet

Get under the skin of Brighton & Hove with a free Greet

Whether you are on your first trip to Brighton & Hove or are a regular visitor, a Greet is a great way to see the city in a new light.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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See, hear, feel and smell science in action

See, hear, feel and smell science in action

Embrace your inner geek with a trip to MOSI’s Experiment Centre where you can stare into the mirror of infinity and watch your own skeleton ride a bike.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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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

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Get in touch with your inner Tarzan at Go Ape

Get in touch with your inner Tarzan at Go Ape

Looking for some active fun? Stop monkeying around and spend the day at Go Ape where you can fly down a zip wire or leap off Tarzan Swings.

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

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Find out what lies beneath Exeter's Underground Passages

Find out what lies beneath Exeter's Underground Passages

Explore a subterranean world beneath the city streets in Exeter's mysterious underground passages.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Going underground
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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

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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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Top of the tower in Blackpool

Top of the tower in Blackpool

Visit the Blackpool Tower Eye and Blackpool Tower Dungeon.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Heritage
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Underground & over ground adventures at Go Ape

Underground & over ground adventures at Go Ape

Release your Tarzan and journey to the centre of the earth on an epic double adventure in Derbyshire’s beautiful Buxton.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

Forests and woodlands
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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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Stand in the docks at the Galleries of Justice

Stand in the docks at the Galleries of Justice

The Galleries of Justice museum is the only one of its kind in Europe and the only venue where you can discover Nottingham’s horrible history.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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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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Acres of fun at Paultons Park

Acres of fun at Paultons Park

Home of Peppa Pig World with more than 60 family rides and attractions to get your pulses racing.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Theme Parks
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Let loose a quiver of arrows at Southsea Castle

Let loose a quiver of arrows at Southsea Castle

In 1515 Henry VIII passed a law stating that all able-bodied men must carry out archery practice on Sundays.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Discover the wonders of science at Winchester Science Centre

Discover the wonders of science at Winchester Science Centre

Enjoy an adventurous day out for the whole family at the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, home to the UK's largest capacity planetarium.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

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Prepare to be thrilled at Thorpe Park

Prepare to be thrilled at Thorpe Park

Adrenaline-seekers will not want to miss this adventure park which has 25 thrills and attractions so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Location: Chertsey, Surrey

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Follow in the footsteps of Dumbledore and Robin Hood.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

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Fossil hunting fun on the Jurassic Coast

Fossil hunting fun on the Jurassic Coast

Enjoy a family fun day uncovering a prehistoric past on a fossil hunting walk on Charmouth Beach and take home your very own Jurassic fossil.

Location: Charmouth, Dorset

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