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Attractions to visit and family days out

Wonderful family days out are some of the most special memories that we all share together. Some days out with the kids will help inspire not just the children, but also the adults. England has a huge array of activities for kids, from beautiful wildlife sanctuaries to thrill-laden theme parks.

We all know that pets are part of the family - so we've also collated a number of the best dog-friendly activities in the country, so your four-legged friend can also enjoy the trip.

A family day trip will give you all the chance to wind down together, and of course, have a little fun! There are hundreds of popular family attractions in England, spread across the whole country. You'll never be too far from a great family day out.

We've collected the best of family days out in our guides below. We hope that you find the perfect activity for your family and that you enjoy your trip.

Family Attractions in England


Enjoy some family bonding time by trying out some of England’s attractions, such as the Bristol At-Science Centre, or the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. Inspire your budding engineers and artists with great experiences country-wide.

Father and son at Longleat

Zoos, Wildlife and Safari Parks

Make friends with wildlife from around the world by picking from any of England’s farms, zoos, and safari parks. Educational and fun, there are also aquariums and wildlife walks out in the countryside to enjoy nature at its best.

England's Theme Parks

Theme Parks

Get your adrenaline pumping with rollercoasters and water flumes, or get out into the countryside with kayak trips and abseiling through quarries. For an exciting family break, you can’t beat a theme park.

Dog on an English Beach

Dog Friendly

Dogs are family members, and when you want to go on a break with the whole family, you want them to come along. Take a look at our selection of dog-friendly things to do, and enjoy a holiday together.

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