The UK has plenty of activities for all the family, whether you enjoy adrenaline-fueled activities, visiting historical sites, or cultural activities. There are also activities to suit all budgets.
As the capital city, London has plenty of activities for all the family. If you are on a budget, many of the attractions are free, but if you have a little more money to spend, there are also some fantastic attractions such as the London Dungeon. The London Dungeon is a great attraction for families as it brings together special effects, stages, theatrical actors and scenes, and rides to bring to life the history and legends of London. Children will love learning about London’s murky past complete with smells, sounds, and sights that make you feel as though you have traveled back in time.
London Zoo in Regent’s Park is another big hit with children. The zoo has more than 750 species of animals, including lions, giraffes, and the popular moon jellyfish and black-footed penguins. There are many activities for children, including the opportunity to get up close to creepy crawlies, watching penguin feeding time, or walking through the Meet the Monkeys enclosure. The Meet the Monkeys enclosure recreates a Bolivian forest and is designed to allow visitors to get closer to the animals.
Outside the capital, there are also great days out for the family. Wookey Hole in Somerset is a beautiful place that will keep children entertained for hours. Wookey Hole has some of the UK’s best caves, and beautiful lighting is used to illuminate the caves’ stalagmites, creating stunning images. The Valley of the Dinosaurs, which features more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs, is certain to be a big hit with children.
Sporting events can also make great days out for the family. The Grand National is one of the most famous horse races in the world and is watched by millions worldwide. On race day, not only is there a full day of racing, but there is also live music and entertainment. Making a bet on the race can add to the excitement of the day, and if you are not generally a betting person, there are plenty of Grand National tips available online. The Grand National attracts thousands of people to watch the excitement of the race, and both adults and children will enjoy the day out.
If you have a limited budget, there are also plenty of activities that will not break the bank. The Tarka Trail in Devon is a 30-mile trail along North Devon’s old railways. The trail is great for a family bike ride, and there are plenty of cafés along the way where you can stop off for something to eat and drink.
The Brighton Treasure Trail is a great way of getting to see Brighton. The trail will take you through the Artists’ Quarter, the crumbling West Pier, and the Fishing Museum. If you visit Brighton between February and March, the Brighton Science Festival has some fantastic activities that both children and adults will enjoy.
There are many great family days out in the UK, no matter which region you are visiting. Search online for great days out in your area.