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    25 July 2016


    A childs paradise tucked away in the quiet countryside of North Yorkshire. People say having a farm that sells toys is a novel diversification, but one that's been working well for over years now. Shopping for indoor and outdoor activity toys couldn't be easier, Adventure Toys is a completely saf...

    A two-floor science centre filled with interactive exhibits, activities and live shows – we aim to inspire visitors of all ages with a sense of adventure and curiosity about the world we live in.

    Welcome to our magical world of sensory learning, wonder, exploration, and extraordinary delights! Baby Sensory was the first baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and development from birth to 13 months. Designed to stimulate, educate and provide precious memories during the al...

    Welcome to a magical world of sensory learning, wonder, exploration, and extraordinary delights! Baby Sensory was the first baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and development from birth to 13 months. Designed to stimulate, educate and provide precious memories during the all-...

    Baggeridge Country Park is an area of beautiful and secluded countryside close to the Black Country, that is great for little nature lovers or those who want to have fun in natural surroundings. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids amused, such as an aerial high ropes course for those ...

    Barnwell Country Park is a great place for a family day out. Located in the heart of the Nene Valley, close to the historic market town of Oundle, there are 15 hectares of lakes, riverbank and meadows to explore. With 3 way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, a wealth of wildlife and f...

    Come and meet our animals! All our animals are approachable but young children must always be supervised by an adult when near them, particularly in the large main field. Our mission is to build a caring, healthy and cohesive community through the involvement of local people – especially those w...

    Battersea Park is a 200 acre green space at Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth in London. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea, and was opened in 1858.
    There is a lake and Kids Zoo - plenty to see and do; just go or get in touch to book an event!

    This summer bring your youngsters to WWT London Wetland Centre to pick up their passport to a summer of fun. Children can collect a passport with wildlife themed activities on it and for every challenge they complete they’ll get a sticker, making them an official Nature Explorer! Join our wetlan...

    Here at Belmont our main aim is to open the farm to members of the community of all ages and in as many ways as possible. We have over thirty different types of animals for our visitors to see, meet and feed. Visitors to the farm can join in with our petting sessions which run throughout the day...

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of our four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, beautiful gardens, playground, tearoom or our gift shop.

    We offer donkey assisted therapy to hundreds of local school children with additional needs. If you know someone who would benefit, then call the team on 0121 354 9444. Come and meet our wonderful team of donkeys - they love to meet new people and you can discover their unique characters and stor...

    Our award-winning corner of the West Midlands is now one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom. After very humble beginnings, a bright idea and 40 years of inspiration, this is twenty six acres worth exploring. Day Trips for coaches, schools and just everyone who has an i...

    Different displays and fun to be had for all the family - from under 7 to over 70!

    Family Drop-in with Jane Bovenizer
    Monday 25 July, 10-11am

    Make part of a Roman soldier’s uniform with this Centurion mask to take home.

    Cost: £2 per child, £1 for season ticket holders
    Suitable for ages 3 and above


    The Fefstival theatre is a great place ot spen time and enjoy the atmosphere of a play, show or dining experience. A great behiend the secens tour for those of you who love the smell of the grease paint, for sure! Friends of the theatre help support the performances - why not join? Groups to join...

    Christmas Tree Farm is situated in the VIllage of Downe, former home of Charles Darwin. It is here he wrote his groundbreaking book on the Origin of Species. Down is within The London Borough of Broley and is 15 miles from London. On the farm there is a wide selection of farm animals, all of whic...

    Drop In offices in and around Bath - Midsomer Norton new hours of opening (from 1st June) are: Tuesday & Friday 9:30 – 14:00 (and Wednesdays will be appointment only). To get in touch with other local bureaux: Bristol CAB 0344 499 4718 South Gloucestershire CAB 03444 111 444 Wiltshire CAB 0344...

    Laser Quest Coventry is the ultimate action packed sci fi adventure for all ages in this real life video game. Stalk your doomed opponents through the swirling fogs of the Labyrinth, across mazes and catwalks discovering hiding places and more, boosted by music and light effects. Check out the web...

    18 holes of fun packed Adventure Golf amongst 9 dinosaurs from the Jurassic period, cascading waterfalls, flowing streams, lagoons, lush greenery and tropical palm trees. Dinosaur Safari has been designed and built by one of the World's leading Adventure Golf designers and is within easy driving ...

    Drayton Manor Park is home to some of the biggest wettest and scariest rides around with Shockwave, Europes first stand up roller coaster, Stormforce 10, with a backwards water drop and Apocalypse voted the scariest ride in the Uk by Channel 4's The Gadget Show. Ben 10 Ultimate Mission the ride: ...

    Number 1 London’s French Day camps! Learn French without leaving London! Week 1 : 18th july to 22nd july 2016 Week 2 : 25th july to 29th july 2016 Week 3 : 1st Aug to 5th Aug 2016 30 hours per week of French immersion led by an experienced, native French speaking primary teacher (écol...

    The Garden of Surprises at Burghley House is great for exciting curious children, especially the Mirror Maze and the Jet Spray area! The water play zone will almost definitely necessitate a change of clothes to get stuck in properly so remember to take some! Kids are welcome to wear swimming costume...

    Group Trips. Special Events. Motoring Events. Estate Tours. Afternoon Teas. School Trips. Stay Overs - what ever you think of; we can cater for the best day/s out!!

    The railway, built in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the Duke of Westminster’s railway at nearby Eaton Hall, is popular with young and old alike and has become one of Chester’s top tourist attractions. We operate steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake in Chester’s...

    Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and vivid displays of intriguing artefacts, which relate to local industry, market towns, transport, archaeology, and the building’...

    An unforgettable day of fun, action, new experiences and a bit of learning for families with children up to the age of 12 in a lovely, safe and happy environment. Lots of indoor activities, a daily programme of shows, outdoor laser combat, farmyard favourites, Scales and Tails interactive area, fun ...

    The site is also home to BEECHE (Bromley Environmental Education Centre at High Elms) which is a sustainable education and visitor centre with a café and two large multi-functional rooms for use by community groups, local businesses and schools. High Elms is a Site of Special Scientific Interest ...

    High Elms Country Park offers 250 acres of countryside to explore combined with a 150-acre golf course, which together form the High Elms Estate, originally the country home of the Lubbock family. The estate is 15 miles from central London, located on the ridge of the North Downs on the rim of th...

    Childbirth is a natural physiological process that a woman’s body is perfectly equipped for. Each birth is unique, and easibirthing® is about empowering you to manage your individual experience, not fear it. We train you to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to ...

    Ironbridge is a super place to visit and stay. There is so much to do with families & schools. Blist Hill Victorian village is a blast - literally, due to the furnaces, fish n chips and fair ground! Fun, Fun, Fun!! to be had by all. The surrounding museums and sites of interest are numerous and ...

    Every week will have arts and crafts based around the themed week, Kids Club times are 8.15am - 5.30pm (early drop-off at 8am available at additional cost). There is also a half day option which is 08:15-13:00hrs or 13:00-17:30hrs. For Kids Club the prices are: Members Half Day £14:00 Members...

    The Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve near Chichester, West Sussex in southern England, and is on part of the South Downs. It covers an area of 160 hectares. The terrain at Kingley Vale, including the Nature Trail, is steep and difficult in places and not suitable f...

    Stand tall with the giraffes, walk on the wild side with lemurs and get up close with many of Africa and Asia’s majestic animals - this is just a fraction of what’s on offer at the UK’s No.1 Safari Park. Here you can go back in time and experience over 450 years of history exploring Longleat Hous...

    Lothan Hall Edwardian House & Gardens; including a super Bird Garden - ALL YEAR ROUND FUN, FUN FUN - for all ocassion and for famlies, groups, schools and clubs! Please take a look on line at the varied and colourful fun days and events at Lotherton Hall. Explore the house and gardens - Egg hunts ...

    Mary’s Mondays Mary’s Mondays begins on Monday 25th July and every Monday during the school Summer Holidays (except Bank Holiday Monday 29th August). Mary’s Mondays is for children of all ages and their parent/carer and will meet at a different location in Shoreham every Monday (or at the Parish...

    Mother Shipton's Cave is an active destination for children. All children 4 and over get a trail quiz, 10 questions as they walk through the Park. When completed they win a chocolate bar! There are audio boxes in the Cave and in front of the Petrifying Well that has a childrens version, there i...

    National Rail Museum is a super place to visit for all the family. Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK's largest railway museum.

    A unique interactive fun activity, based on a family working farm in Nidderdale. Offering Llama Trekking & Llama/alpaca experiences in beautiful countryside. Fantastic fun with amazing friendly animals, a range of options to choose from all including close contact with llamas, alpacas and some other...

    Open Mondays during school holidays (15 February, 21 March and 24 October) and on Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission to the house by timed ticket (not bookable). *1 January to 12 February and 1 November to 31 December house and garden open for tours only - tours run at intervals throughout the day, sub...

    If your children range in age from small toddlers to thrill-seeking teens, this is an excellent attraction to visit as the fact that Peppa Pig World is incorporated means there are rides to suit everyone.

    Piglets Adventure Park is a great day out for all the family. It's fun, interesting and mucky! The whole family can help with the animals and then have something lovely to eat and then start again! Truffles will help the little ones learn and touch and handle the animals. Schools and parties c...

    Do you think you can beat London Wetland Centre at a game of Top Trumps? Pick up your Wetland Animals Top Trumps card and follow our trail of cards to see what score you get. Everyone wins a prize, but will you be a bronze, silver or gold winner? We’ve put eight giant Top Trumps cards around th...

    If there is a visit you make this year with your children, make it to Playdale Farm Park. It is a must for everyone, come rain or shine, you and your children will have a great time! Situated near Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast on the outskirts of the village of Cayton, the farm is packed wit...

    Each of our studios strive to offer the ultimate pottery café painting experience, with enthusiastic studio assistants always on hand to offer expert advice and guidance. Our members of staff are also trained baristas and will be able to offer you expertly made coffee and tea, as well as a range of ...

    Disc golf is a lot of fun and is similar in concept to traditional ball golf. The object is to get a frisbee disc into a basket in as few shots as possible. Disc Golf is a great sport or activity for all ages and abilities, and QP has been meticulously designed to be fair to beginners and challen...

    Saturday 23rd July - Sunday 4th September This summer we’re getting sporty and having lot’s of fun outdoors with a different sports theme each week throughout the holidays… as well as our new Alice in Wonderland trail every day! KIDS GO FREE* every day during the Summer holidays from Saturday...

    Ripley Castle, built in 1345, is full of armour, priests hiding holes and lots of great histrorical things to look at. There are also beautiful gardens and a deer park which the smalls will love and a large tropical plant collection to saunter through. Lovely! Ripley Castle Guides have tailor-made...

    Ripley Castle, built in 1345, is full of armour, priests hiding holes and lots of great histrorical things to look at. There are also beautiful gardens and a deer park which the smalls will love and a large tropical plant collection to saunter through. Lovely! Ripley Castle Guides have tailor-made...

    Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre offers all day family fun whatever the weather. Feed the friendly animals, hop on the bumpy Tractor Ride, or discover our Timeline Barn where you can try on some historic costumes, hunt for eggs in the hay and dig for buried treasure. Make friends with the baby la...

    We are specialists in tours to the Stonehenge inner circle after it has closed to the general public. As local tour guides we have detailed knowledge of the Stonehenge landscape which helps to explain what the stones are all about. We have a wide range of tours to Stonehenge available - and if we do...

    One of the UK's largest urban Nature Reserves at a whopping 247 acres including a wide range of habitats great for exploring and nature spotting: woodlands, grasslands, heath land and wetlands plus way marked Nature and Sculpture Trails if you’re nervous about getting lost… given the size of the pla...

    An AMAZING place to go and be entertained!! Carousels, rides, singing & dancing! Food glorious food! what more can a family want...come and explore....

    JAW-DROPPING! NEW 2016: Shark Encounter! Come face-to-fin with an incredible array of Sharks as they circle above the new abandoned shipwreck. Can you spot our new creatures Bonnethead Sharks and Blacktip Reef Sharks as they settle in to their brand new home? Located on the North Bay of the m...

    The Shropshire Wildlife Trust's aim is to give all children opportunities to enjoy being outside and discovering wildlife, so we operate many activities in the garden, including wildlife and insect trails. Regular children's events and workshops are also run throughout the year. The Saturday cr...

    Children take part in four to five activities every day – including supervised swimming sessions, so there’s plenty to keep them smiling.” The main activity club runs from 8.45am to 4pm – although there are also extra sessions starting at 8am and finishing at 6pm for parents requiring additional ti...

    Historic, educational and FUN!! what more could a family, or school visit want??!?

    Also great wedding venue!

    Stockley Farm Park specialises in 'hands-on' experiences for all the family, ranging from bottle feeding the baby goats and lambs to grooming the ponies, going on wildlife safaris and cuddling the rabbits and guinea pigs in Pets' Corner. Whatever the weather, you will always find lots to do – Our ...

    Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Times: 10:00am-3:00pm Meet at: Visitor Centre Cost: £0.50 Accessibility: This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities includi...

    The Deramore Arms is situated on Main Street in the village of Heslington, close to the University and the facilities that the village has to offer.
    They also offer a great venue for Weddings and other important family events.

    The play area has equipment for children of all ages and allows children to use their imagination during play. There is an area for younger children with toddler swings, spring mobiles, roundabout and mini climbing and sliding items. There is a central castle, an aeroplane, a tree house and much mor...

    WOW!! What a place to tire you and the kids out!! Great way to expell that energy over the weekend and the holidays. Get onto their web site for all the great ways to enterain children, adults, schools and parties. They even have a childcare facility and creepy crawly hang out for those tiny tot...

    Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most well-loved family attractions in Leeds and only three miles from the city centre. At Tropical World you can take a trek through the rainforest and experience tropical wildlife at night before a quick excursion through the desert all in the same morn...

    FARM PARK -Our family-run children's farm park is a fantastic family day out with the children of all ages, with in-door Egg Splat cannons and ride-on tractors as well as two adventure play areas for different age groups. Children can also jump on board our tractor & trailer ride too! WEDDINGS-The...

    Warnham Local Nature Reserve is located on the North-West of Horsham in West Sussex and is easily accessed by road (B2237 turn-off into Horsham from the A24: See Map). Access to the Visitors' Centre is free. However a low-cost day permit, currently just £1.50 per adult (admission for children is ...

    There’s nowhere quite like Wicksteed Park. Along with 30 exciting rides and activities, including one of Europe’s longest zip wires, there’s 147 acres of beautiful rolling parkland. Stay the night in our cosy campsite, wander round our woods, or jump aboard the UK’s most popular narrow gauge rail...

    At the Centre we have a passion for the birds and ensuring our human visitors have a great time. We have a hands on ethos which is second to none (we are not aware of any other Centre which gives you this), and you are welcome to handle the birds with the assistance of a member of our staff. Please ...

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