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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Feel the force of nature on a picnic at High Force

Feel the force of nature on a picnic at High Force

Enjoy a woodland walk, and then relax with a picnic on the rocks as you enjoy the stunning backdrop of one of the best waterfalls in England.

Location: Durham Dales

Low cost
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Find treasures at Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens

Find treasures at Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens

Delve into the fascinating story of Major Powell-Cotton’s adventures at Quex House and Gardens.

Location: Birchington, Kent

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Eden Project

Eden Project

Five biomes make for one of Britain's most impressive eco-attractions.

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

Price: From £23.50 per adult

Gardens and Parks
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Treat your family to a break at Berwick Lodge

Treat your family to a break at Berwick Lodge

Children stay free during school holidays at the lovingly restored luxury hotel surrounded by 18 acres of private garden and woodland.

Location: Bristol

Price: From £159

Attractions
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Cycle around Bristol

Cycle around Bristol

Bristol is the UK’s first cycle city. If you’re looking for new ways to explore it, get on your bike and get riding.

Location: Bristol

Cycling
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Enjoy a walk with donkeys

Enjoy a walk with donkeys

Relax while you wander along the lanes and byways of West Dorset whilst your very own friendly donkey carries your picnic.

Location: Beaminster, Dorset

Walking and hiking
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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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Camp at Rocks East Woodland

Camp at Rocks East Woodland

Hone your survival skills in a stunning West country setting.

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

Activities
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Meet the meercats at Seaview Wildlife Encounter

Meet the meercats at Seaview Wildlife Encounter

You've seen them on TV, now get up close to these cute and entertaining small mammals in the company of an experience keeper.

Location: Seaview, Isle of Wight

Price: From £50

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Enjoy music without the fuss at End of the Road Festival

Enjoy music without the fuss at End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End Of The Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

Forests and woodlands
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Lose yourself in England’s hottest garden

Lose yourself in England’s hottest garden

Experience the Isle of Wight’s incredible microclimate first hand with a startling subtropical and exotic plant collection at Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Gardens and Parks
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Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park

Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park

If you’re looking for a fun day out for all the family, whatever the weather, pay a visit to Walby Farm Park in Cumbria.

Location: Walby, Cumbria

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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A Bamburgh Escape

A Bamburgh Escape

Plenty of sandcastles and a real one.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Coast
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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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Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

When the sun shines there is only one place to be – beside the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches
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Swim with panache at the Jubilee Pool, Penzance

Swim with panache at the Jubilee Pool, Penzance

With views from St Michael’s Mount to the picturesque fishing village of Newlyn, the Jubilee Pool is one of the best places to swim in the open air.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

Coastal towns
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From bed chambers to torture chambers at Hever Castle

From bed chambers to torture chambers at Hever Castle

Visit Hever Castle’s grisly Council Chamber containing collections of swords, armour and gruesome instruments of execution, torture and discipline.

Location: Hever, Kent

Price: From £15.50

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get up close with swans

Get up close with swans

Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

Location: Abbotsbury, Dorset

Beaches
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Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Enjoy the picturesque sights of the red sandstone cliffs as you walk along St Bees's tranquil beach.

Location: St. Bees, Cumbria

Beaches
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Meet your food heros at the Big Eat Weekend

Meet your food heros at the Big Eat Weekend

If you’ve got a taste for Thai or a craving for cupcakes, get down to the Big Eat Weekend and get your fill of Newcastle’s best street food.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Food and Drink

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