Big Fat Summer Holiday

Big Fat Summer Holiday

Wildlife encounters. Big thrills. Sandy coves ready for bucket and spade action. Great memories come from spending time together. It’s what family summer holidays are all about. We love setting off on a family bike ride down country lanes or hiring a narrowboat and making like explorers. Clamber through trees on the high ropes – don’t look down! From farmstays to theme park days, England has big fat holidays aplenty for the whole family to relax and recharge their batteries. And with endless opportunities for fun and laughter, it’s the stuff family photo albums are made of.

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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

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Just the ticket

Just the ticket

Visit Blackpool’s attractions on one ticket.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Ride on down to the Didcot Railway Centre

Ride on down to the Didcot Railway Centre

Enjoy a trip to Didcot Railway Centre, whose magnificent restored engines will take you steaming through most of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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A stately experience at Weston Park

A stately experience at Weston Park

See what it is like to live like an Earl in this beautiful stately home.

Location: Weston under Lizard, Shropshire

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Meet and greet the sea life at Hunstanton

Meet and greet the sea life at Hunstanton

Explore rock pools, enjoy the sea and find out for yourself how Hunstanton's beach remains a stunning backdrop to a fantastic seaside summer holiday.

Location: Hunstanton, Norfolk

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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

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Free family fun at Blakemere Village

Free family fun at Blakemere Village

If you a day trip that’s not only family-friendly, but purse-friendly, why not head to Blakemere Village?

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

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Explore Hawkstone Park Follies fantasy land

Explore Hawkstone Park Follies fantasy land

Spend the day exploring an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and towers built hundreds of years ago.

Location: Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire

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Go on a safari adventure at Woburn Safari Park

Go on a safari adventure at Woburn Safari Park

At Whipsnade Zoo you can stay in a Lookout Lodge right beside the rhino enclosure.

Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire

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Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Take to the trees with Goodleaf and get a different perspective of the Isle of Wight.

Location: Ryde, Isle of Wight

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Explore the UK's first safari park, Longleat

Explore the UK's first safari park, Longleat

Feed giraffes by hand and walk on the wildside with lemurs at Longleat.

Location: Longleat, Wiltshire

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Uncover the history of Carlisle Castle

Uncover the history of Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle’s rich and varied attractions will give you an insight into its eventful history.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

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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

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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Lions and tigers and meerkats; oh my! Situated in an idyllic Dartmoor setting, visit the home of 'We Bought a Zoo' for wild and wonderful animals.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Sleep in the treetops & with wild beasts in Kent

Sleep in the treetops & with wild beasts in Kent

Get in touch with your wild side in Kent this spring with a true African experience that the whole family will rave about.

Location: Lympne, Kent

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Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village and model railway, and a tribute to one man’s eccentricity.

Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

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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

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Pioneering conservation at Chester Zoo

Pioneering conservation at Chester Zoo

Venture to tantalising tropical islands in the heart of Cheshire thanks to one of Europe’s most innovative exhibits at the UK’s most popular zoo.

Location: Upton near Chester, Cheshire

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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

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Explore captivating Alnwick Castle

Explore captivating Alnwick Castle

Walk through history and admire world-class art at this fascinating castle, then stroll through spectacular floral displays at The Alnwick Garden.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

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