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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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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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Monkeying around in the New Forest

Monkeying around in the New Forest

Bond with your tribe at the Go Ape course in Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood for a thrilling forest adventure.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

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Sea Life London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium

London is probably the last place you’d expect to find tiger sharks, but at Sea Life London Aquarium there’s a whole load of them swimming about happily.

Location: South Bank, London

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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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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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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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Hang out with penguins, elephants & rhinos at Chester Zoo

Hang out with penguins, elephants & rhinos at Chester Zoo

Spend the day at Chester Zoo hanging out with more than 11,000 amazing animals in the award-winning enclosures and gardens.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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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

Tours and trails
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Transport yourself to the tropics at Stratford’s Butterfly Farm

Transport yourself to the tropics at Stratford’s Butterfly Farm

Lush landscapes and hundreds of colourful creatures are waiting for you at the UK’s largest butterfly farm.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

City
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Discover the history of Tower Bridge

Discover the history of Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge was designed by Sir Horace Jones and offers stunning panoramic views across London, and great exhibitions.

Location: London, Greater London

Walking and hiking
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Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial heritage and folk music in Northumberland.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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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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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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White knuckles all round at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

White knuckles all round at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

What's better than riding a rollercoster with the wind in your hair? Riding one that is right next to the beach.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Theme Parks
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Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge Ghost Tours

Seek out ghosts and ghouls on a guided tour in the ancient city of Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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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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Take to the seas at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Take to the seas at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Want to get off terra firma onto the high seas? Join Portsmouth Watersports Centre for one of their exhilarating water-based courses and activities.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Watersports
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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

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Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village and model railway, and a tribute to one man’s eccentricity.

Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Climb the narrow staircase up to the lofty heights of Exeter Cathedral's rooftop.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places

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