Family holidays

Walk among dinosaurs on a fossil hunting tour or put nerves to the test at a thrilling theme park. Get close to nature and camp in protected woodland or stay aboard a lighthouse or a barge on your family holidays. Bike rides and picnics in a national park, long afternoons at the beach exploring rockpools, baffling mazes and hide and seek in the grounds of a stately home: England is packed with inspiring child friendly holidays and activities. If you think learning is for stuffy school rooms, think again. Discover the secrets of the Tudors and Victorians, marvel at Roman remains and re-live bloody battles and beheadings on days out with the kids.

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The National Stud

The National Stud

Spot future thoroughbred champions at The National Stud.

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

Low cost
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Deckchairs, pirates and runaway trains at Shanklin seafront

Deckchairs, pirates and runaway trains at Shanklin seafront

Shanklin seafront has loads to keep the kids quiet and plenty of places for adults to take it easy.

Location: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Seaside resorts
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Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

See how Britain survived the Blitz as you negotiate this dark labyrinth of tunnels at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

Military history
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Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol's Harbourside is alive with pure West Country energy.

Location: Bristol, Somerset

Eating out
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Get your ice cream with a slice of American Pie

Get your ice cream with a slice of American Pie

Durham's first and only 1950s American-themed ice cream parlour is a real sweet treat.

Location: Seaham, Durham

Eating out
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Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Get transported back to Edwardian times, at the mansion and extensive grounds of Lyme Park.

Location: Disley, Cheshire

Picturesque places
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Gardens at Harewood House

Gardens at Harewood House

Stunning Capabilty Brown-designed grounds plus penguins, flamingos and an ice house.

Location: Harewood, West Yorkshire

Countryside
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Discover 2,000 years of history for free on a guided tour

Discover 2,000 years of history for free on a guided tour

Free guided tours by Exeter’s Red Coat Guides operate daily, taking in the city's rich 2,000 year-long history.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Tours and trails
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Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Be part of Scarborough’s three-day celebration of all things music, theatre, dance, film and art.

Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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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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Cruising the Rochdale Canal

Cruising the Rochdale Canal

Lock, stock and swing bridge.

Location: Rochdale, Lancashire

Lakes and waterways
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Experience the wonders of the deep at the Dive Centre

Experience the wonders of the deep at the Dive Centre

Pay a visit to one of England's finest five sites offering all dives for complete beginners to experts.

Location: Chepstow, Gloucestershire

Extreme Sports
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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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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

Castles and Historic Properties
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Soaring high with unique falconry experiences at Marsh Farm

Soaring high with unique falconry experiences at Marsh Farm

Set in 50 acres alongside the River Crouch, Marsh Farm is more than just a Farm attraction. There are indoor and outdoor play areas so kids can have heaps of fun, whatever the weather.

Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

Countryside pursuits
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Family cycling & wildlife spotting in the Forest of Dean

Family cycling & wildlife spotting in the Forest of Dean

Whatever your age or ability, the Forest of Dean cycle trails will take you on an adventure deep into the forest.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Cycling
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Enjoy a visit to Beechenhill Farm

Enjoy a visit to Beechenhill Farm

Beechenhill Farm is an organic dairy farm within the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Location: Ilam, Staffordshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

No visit to York is complete without a visit to the National Railway museum, home to railway icons including Thomas the Tank Engine.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Learn the ropes at Chatham’s The Historic Dockyard

Learn the ropes at Chatham’s The Historic Dockyard

Immerse yourself in 400 years of discovery at the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail.

Location: Chatham, Kent

Industrial, Maritime And Transport

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