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Thought it might be an idea to have a thread for ideas for days out with the kids. Could be useful for people holidaying or visiting different parts of the country.

Add your favourite places to the thread with a website link where possible and the county it's in & I will add them to the list .

Cumbria

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

North Yorkshire
Hesketh Farm Park
The National Railway Museum
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

East Yorkshire
The Deep

West Yorkshire
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Tropical World at Roundhay Park
Harewood House
National Media Museum
Royal Armouries - School age children
Temple Newsam

South Yorkshire

Cannon Hall Farm

Cheshire
Chester Zoo

Liverpool
Tate Liverpool

Gwynedd
Ffestiniog Railway
Aberdyfi

Derbyshire
Gulliver's Kingdom
Alton Towers
Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground
Conkers
Highfields Happy Hens
Go Ape - For older children
Butterley Railway

Nottinghamshire
Sundown Adventureland
White Post Farm

Leicestershire
Twinlakes Park

Northamptonshire

Wicksteed Park Family Theme Park

Shropshire
Hoo Farm
Park Hall Countryside Experience

Hertfordshire
Shepreth Wildlife Park

Cambridgeshire
Wimpole Hall

Suffolk
Africa Alive

Norfolk
BeWILDerwood

Kent

Leeds Castle
Kent Life Farm
Whitstable

London
Science Museum
Natural History Museum
Horniman Museum
Tate Britain
Tate Modern
Vauxhall City Farm

Surrey
Horton Park Childrens Farm

Berkshire
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Beale Park Wildlife Park & Gardens
Legoland
Coral Reef Waterworld
Go Ape - Older Children

Hampshire

Marwell Wildlife

Buckinghamshire
Odds Farm Park

North Devon
Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park

Cornwall
Tate St Ives

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Africa Alive - Suffolk Africa Alive : I went here when Evan was younger and thought it was brilliant. The enclosures are huge so the animals have plenty of room and arent all squashed in like in some zoos. You definately need to go on a nice day though because otherwise you might get wet!

Bewilderwood - Norfolk BeWILDerwood - A Curious Treehouse Adventure Park near Norwich, Norfolk I havent actually been here yet, but I know alot of people who have and say its fab.

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Great idea!

Leeds Castle, Nr Maidstone, Kent, is absolutely lovely, fabulous views, can get meals & drinks (pub, restaurant etc), kids play area, animals (they do bird show too) and no dogs allowed so you don't have to worry about dogs mess. You do have to pay to get in (sorry can't remember how much) but it's a yearly pass so once you've paid, you can then go as many times as you want.

Kent Life Farm, Maidstone, Kent - I haven't actually been here but know a few that have and they think it's great. About £7 to get in.

Whitstable, Kent - great seaside, small but great little trendy shops, pubs & restaurants and of course the beach (pebbly) is loved by the kids.

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Old 29-07-09, 15:34
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Keep 'em coming ladies!

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Derbyshire

Gullivers Kingdom Matlock - Gulliver's Theme Parks Matlock Bath - Meet Dora & Diego

Alton Towers - Alton Towers Resort ? UK' s Largest Theme Park & Family Fun Resort

Chatsworth Adventure Play & Farmyard Farmyard & adventure playground - Chatsworth house official website

Conkers Conkers The hands on experience in the heart of the National Forest

Happy Hens Highfields Happy Hens

Go Ape Days out at Go Ape - activities for friends, families, stags, hens, team building - for older children

Butterly Railway - Midland Railway Centre

Nottingham

White Post Farm White Post Farm - meet the animals on a fun day out at one of the East Midlands' top attractions

I'll add more as I think of them x

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Royal Armouries Leeds, for school age children,
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Old 30-07-09, 16:23
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Anymore?

There must be places near you visit, or places you visited elsewhere .

Add! Add! Add!

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Berkshire
The Look Out Discovery Centre - Hands on Science centre, woodland and large playground

Beale Park - Wildlife and Animal Park/Gardens near Reading, Berkshire. Children's Entertainment, Activities and Days Out

LEGOLAND Windsor - LEGOLAND Windsor

Hampshire
Marwell Wildlife: Home

Buckinghamshire
Children’s Farm - Odds Farm Park

That´s a few for now, sure I can think of more later!

not sure what´s happened to some of the links either but it´s beyond me at the mo to sort out!
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Watermouth Castle, Devon Watermouth Castle Theme Park, North Devon I have been here twice on my hols. Once when I was alot younger, and once about 2 years ago and it is fab. Such a great day out for all ages, from babies, to mummies and daddies! I love it!!!


Twin Lakes, Leicester Twinlakes Park in Leicestershire. A New Destination For A Great Family Fun Day Out in leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and West Midlands I went here on another holiday at the start of this year. The weather wasnt great, but there is loads to do inside aswell, so we still had such a brilliant time! Evan loved it!
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Hoo farm Shropshire
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