Family fun

The weather may not be at its best but there's still loads to do in England... 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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A royal palace by the sea

A royal palace by the sea

Brighton is home to the spectacular Royal Pavilion, a palace like no other.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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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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Fossil Hunting in East Sussex

Fossil Hunting in East Sussex

You never know what you might find on a fossil-hunting session on Peacehaven beach.

Location: East Sussex

Beaches
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Celebrate a unique musical heritage at BRASS Durham International Festival

Celebrate a unique musical heritage at BRASS Durham International Festival

Brass is given a modern twist with art installations in the streets and a dose of contemporary hip hop, at BRASS Durham International Festival.

Location: Durham City

Budget
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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

Price: From £16

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Deen City Farm, London

Deen City Farm, London

A working farm slap bang in South West London.

Location: Wimbledon, London

Hidden gems
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Explore, learn and discover on the Dinosaur Coast

Explore, learn and discover on the Dinosaur Coast

Find your own fossils and discover what it was like to live 180 million years ago.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Stop for afternoon tea at The Meadowside Farm Café

Stop for afternoon tea at The Meadowside Farm Café

Grab a bite to eat at this café in rural Frome, famous for its breakfasts, brunches and excellent afternoon teas.

Location: Frome, Somerset

Food and Drink
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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

Price: From £18.50

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Rediscover England’s mining past at the Woodhorn Museum

Rediscover England’s mining past at the Woodhorn Museum

Journey through England’s 800 year coal mining history and experience what life was like for pitmen at Woodhorn Colliery.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Explore a living canal village

Explore a living canal village

The Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne is like an outdoor museum with historic canal features to explore.

Location: Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire

Lakes and waterways
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Watch Falcons in flight at the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre

Watch Falcons in flight at the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre

Get up-close and personal with some formidable feathered predators.

Location: Settle, North Yorkshire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Cycling holidays with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Cycling holidays with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Wheely Wonderful cycling organises holidays throughout South Shropshire.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

Cycling
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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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Royal London Bike Tour

Royal London Bike Tour

Swap a stuffy seat on a bus for a saddle and wind in your hair to soak up the sights of the capital and learn loads of mind-boggling facts while you pedal.

Location: London

Cycling
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Ride a heavy horse in the Cumbrian countryside

Ride a heavy horse in the Cumbrian countryside

Experience a horse ride like no other with Cumbrian Heavy Horses.

Location: Whicham Valley, Cumbria

Countryside pursuits
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Paint your own dinner service

Paint your own dinner service

Painting your own pottery is fun whatever the weather.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Get your paddle at the ready and canoe the Derwentwater

Get your paddle at the ready and canoe the Derwentwater

Canoe along the Derwentwater and discover there’s something special about being close to the water, seeing the ripples and splashes and the odd fish jumping.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Watersports
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Meet a 500 year old dog at the Mary Rose Museum

Meet a 500 year old dog at the Mary Rose Museum

When you visit the Mary Rose Museum, make sure you don't miss meeting 'Hatch', the Mary Rose's dog, who's nearly half a millennium old!

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Price: From £17 for adults and £12.50 for kids

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Gruesome goings on at Landguard Fort

Gruesome goings on at Landguard Fort

Mix ghost hunting with bird watching along an unspoilt stretch of Suffolk’s coastline.

Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk

Coastal landmarks and Islands

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