Picture the scene… you’re 8 years old again. Your parents have just announced that you’re all going away on an exciting break with an attraction included! You pack your bags, plan your day and can barely sleep from the excitement of it all. So why should that feeling be solely reserved for kids? Does adulthood mean no fun any more? Of course it doesn’t! Take a peek at our handy list of top attractions that are just as much fun for us big kids…
1. Cadbury World
Mmm… chocolate. Arguably the most delicious of the sweet treats, confection of this calibre certainly deserves a day of attention. Try a mid-week break at Cadbury World to avoid the crowds and learn more about the history behind this iconic British brand. What’s more, there’s plenty of opportunity to tuck into the chocolates too!
2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
No matter what age you are, you can most certainly appreciate the magic of Harry Potter! Everyone’s favourite wizarding world has been brought to life by this fabulous tour, where guests can learn more about how the series of films were made. And with so many new things to do and see throughout the Hogwarts school year, there’s never a bad time to visit!
3. Chester Zoo
Impressed by the recent Channel 4 documentary? (Me too!) Discover the incredible Chester Zoo at your leisure and don’t be afraid to monkey around. With so many animals to check out, you could easily spend an entire day here! There’s also the added bonus of being near Chester itself, where you can extend your break to enjoy other key attractions such as Chester Cathedral and Cheshire Oaks designer outlet.
4. Matilda The Musical
This truly captivating show is great for both child and adult audiences. While the much-loved story of intrepid Matilda seems innocent on the surface, the musical version perfectly encapsulates the sinister and gruesome undertones of Roald Dahl’s classic novel. The show also provides a nostalgia trip for those that have left the weird world of childhood.
5. Warwick Castle
Birds of prey. A spooky dungeon. A giant fireball trebuchet. What more do you want from an exciting day out?! Warwick Castle is by far one of my favourite castles to visit, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is Warwick Castle visually impressive, you’ll also learn a lot within its walls too, no matter how old you are.
6. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Think of every weird and wonderful curiosity in the world… multiply it by hundreds… and you’ve got Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! This hub of strange paraphernalia is a popular London attraction due to its vast quantity of interactive and interesting things to see and do as well as its handy central location. If you want to make the day out into a competition, try and get the wackiest picture with one of the exhibits!
7. Disneyland Paris
Relive every childhood dream with a truly magical trip to the one and only Disneyland Paris. From parades to princesses, rides to rail-roads, there’s plenty to keep you entertained over a few days! What’s more, with a wide variety of Disney characters to spot, you’ll have the most imaginative holiday snaps to show your friends when you return… Don’t forget your Mickey ears!
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