Posted by Becky
As the schools are all finished and the summer stretches out ahead there are plenty of events and activities happening across the country to entertain all ages. From an array of displays and days out at National Trust and English Heritage properties to superb theme parks, zoos and adventures in the countryside there is a whole host of summer time fun to be had.
Whether planning a summer break with friends, treating the kids, heading to a festival or digging out the picnic set from the back of the cupboard there is a great selection of summer outings to choose from. Here are our ideas for the summer:
Best Days Out:
Legoland – Ideal for kids Legoland has over 55 interactive rides, plus with a superb selection of live shows including Pirates Of Skeleton Bay – Stunt Show, DUPLO® Theatre – Puppet Shows and 4D Shows it’s a great day out.
Warwick Castle – Step into a time of Knights, magic and Arthurian legend at the stunning Warwick Castle. With bird of prey displays, Sword in the Stone Show and new Merlin exhibition you’ll be swept into another world.
UK Theme parks – The UK is home to a number of excellent theme parks, from the renowned Alton Towers and Thorpe Park to the smaller theme and adventure parks like Lightwater Valley, , M&D’s in Scotland, Crealy adventure park in Devon and many more there are plenty of exciting sites to choose from.
Best for Rainy Days:
For those days in the summer when the rain is pouring and you don’t want to stay in the house there are plenty of indoor attractions and museums to keep you busy. From the free National museums to some of the UK’s top attractions you can have fun while staying dry.
London is home to an array of fascinating museums, many of which have free entry. The National Science Museum, Natural History Museum and British Museum all offer free entry (special exhibition may charge). With intriguing displays and exhibits you can easily spend a day exploring all these museums have to offer. Plus with many of the art galleries also being free you can enjoy a spot of culture and see many renowned works of art without spending a penny.
There are a huge number of indoor attractions across the country to enjoy. Here are some of the best:
The Dungeons – with dungeons in York, Edinburgh, London and more there are plenty of places you can discover the gruesome and scary history of a city. The dungeons may not be suitable for young children.
Cadbury World – explore the history of this famous brand in the exciting Cadbury World. With great interactive exhibits plus an outlet shop its ideal for any chocolate lover.
Sealife centres -explore the underwater world at a range of Sealife centres around the UK. From the London Aquarium, to Weymouth, Blackpool and more, there is bound to be a Sealife centre near you.
Where will you be headed this summer?