Zoos, wildlife and safari parks

After taking in the wealth of city sights, enjoy a touch of life on the farm. City farms offer an oasis of calm in an urban environment. Children are encouraged to say hello to pigs, cows and honking geese. The adults can enjoy an organic ice-cream while the kids are distracted. If domesticated animals are too tame there are always the zoos in England which provide a safe haven for some of the world's rarest beasts. Or experience the joy of having your car jumped on by inquisitive monkeys while on a tour in one of the safari parks in England.

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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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Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Visit Rutland Water's internationally famous wildfowl sanctuary, covering 1,000 acres of bird hides, nature trails and visitor centres.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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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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Family fun at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Family fun at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

The appeal of Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens goes way beyond its remarkable wildlife collection to breeding programmes and exuberant gardens.

Location: Burford, Oxfordshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Watch lucky pups being pampered in Skegness

Watch lucky pups being pampered in Skegness

Visit Natureland to see how washed-up seal pups are nursed back into the wild. And there's far more to see besides.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

Coast
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Glamping at Lookout Lodge at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Glamping at Lookout Lodge at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Enjoy the ultimate overnight experience and camp next door to the animals of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Let’s face it, British animals can be fairly tame (bless ‘em). At least, compared to tigers, Chilean flamingos, Asiatic lions and tropical reptiles they are – all of which you’ll find at Paignton Zoo in Devon.

Location: Paignton, Devon

Coastal towns
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Come face to face with bison in Leicestershire

Come face to face with bison in Leicestershire

Home to a herd of American Bison and Red Deer, Bouverie Lodge near Melton Mowbray is a farm with a difference. Pull on your wellies and explore the footpaths to see them close up.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Suffolk's Oulton Broad

Suffolk's Oulton Broad

If you’re looking for inspiration about where to go with the family this summer, might we suggest the rather lovely town of Oulton Broad.

Location: Oulton Broad, Suffolk

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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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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Join family and friends at Compton Pool Farm

Join family and friends at Compton Pool Farm

There’s lots to do at Compton Pool Farm in Devon, from lake fishing and local woodland to explore, it's ideal for a festive family getaway.

Location: Paignton, Devon

Family
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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

Family
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A family picnic walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs

A family picnic walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs

Follow part of the South West Coast Path National Trail to discover the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in east Devon – and meet over 400 donkeys.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

World heritage sites
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Visit the real Wayne Manor in Nottingham

Visit the real Wayne Manor in Nottingham

Wollaton Hall took on a very special role in when it appeared as ‘Wayne Manor’ in the blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Work with animals on a Cumbrian Hill farm

Work with animals on a Cumbrian Hill farm

Have you ever bottle fed a new born lamb or given a cow a blow dry? Well then, now's your chance to experience both on a working Cumbrian Hill farm.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Explore River Lee Country Park by bike

Explore River Lee Country Park by bike

Get the kids active as you explore River Lee Country Park by bike on a circular cycle ride, perfect for all the family on the Farm and Wetland Trail.

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex

Cycling
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Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Down at the Farm is a popular farm is home to a wide range of rare breed animals including giant tortoises, alpacas, raccoons, donkeys and red deer.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Lions and tigers and meerkats; oh my!

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

National Parks
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Be a big cat keeper for a day at Dartmoor Zoo

Be a big cat keeper for a day at Dartmoor Zoo

Join the Big Cat Keepers at Dartmoor Zoo for this hard work, hands on, all day experience.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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New Forest Adventures

New Forest Adventures

A plethora of outdoor activities for all the family.

Location: Hampshire

Forests and woodlands

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