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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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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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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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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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Travel across Hampshire’s countryside on the Watercress Line

Travel across Hampshire’s countryside on the Watercress Line

Witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of steam travel from a bygone age and journey through Hampshire’s countryside on a restored steam train.

Location: Alresford, Hampshire

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The National Stud

The National Stud

Spot future thoroughbred champions at The National Stud.

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

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Discover Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Discover Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era?

Location: Canterbury, Kent

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Admire the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

Admire the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

See the stunning Crown Jewels on display at the historic Tower of London, and learn about their profound religious and cultural importance.

Location: Tower Hill, Greater London

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See treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace

See treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace

Every August and September, Buckingham Palace opens its doors, giving you a chance to explore the amazing art, décor and history within.

Location: Victoria, Greater London

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Experience living history on the Spurn Lightship

Experience living history on the Spurn Lightship

Step back more than 80 years and experience living history brought to life by this fascinating vessel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Time out in Greenwich

Time out in Greenwich

Journey to the beginning of time... literally.

Location: London, Greater London

Historic sites and icons
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Have a sea adventure without getting wet at Oceanarium

Have a sea adventure without getting wet at Oceanarium

Oceanarium allows you to discover the secrets of the deep with a virtual Dive Cage and numerous varieties of sea life.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Port Lympne is home to over 700 rare and endangered animals, including western lowland gorillas, the largest herd of black rhino in the UK and more.

Location: Lympne, Kent

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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

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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

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Discover Durham’s heritage at Beamish Museum

Discover Durham’s heritage at Beamish Museum

At Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, you can touch, taste, smell, see and hear history.

Location: Vale of Durham

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Home to over 250 rescued and endangered primates.

Location: Wareham, Dorset

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Tracing the Titanic in Southampton

Tracing the Titanic in Southampton

Venture back to 1912 and immerse yourself in the story of RMS Titanic at Southampton’s interactive, state-of-the-art SeaCity Museum.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

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Between Bath and Bristol

Between Bath and Bristol

Combining ancient history and contemporary cool.

Location: Bath / Bristol, Somerset

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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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