Things to Do with the Kids

Are you looking for things to do, places to go with your kids during your holiday? There are lots of fun kids days out in the UK for you and your family to enjoy!


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If you’re looking to stay in London, take a trip down to Regent Park’s London Zoo. With almost 750 animals found at the zoo, you won’t only get to see them in action but you can also learn about them and their living environment in a wide range of exhibitions that the zoo has available for you and the kids to enjoy.

Whilst in London, you do not want to miss out on the beautiful wildlife that London offers. The London Wetland Centre in Barnes shows off the scenic walkways set amongst the lakes, pools and meadows that are home to the wildlife. Visit the centre for you and your family to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

For a more educational trip, visit the Science Museum Imax Cinema located in South Kensington, to see 2D and 3D films come to life on a giant screen, for your whole family to enjoy.

The legendary London Dungeon based in London Bridge, takes you through the dungeon with a special effects train showing you history’s horrible bits; this will give you and your family an unforgettable experience.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not based in Piccadilly Circus, features over 500 authentic, original and unbelievable exhibits, from a four metre long model of Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks and an upside down tea party to the world’s tallest man. Ripley’s presents a unique mixture of entertainment, educational and fun for the whole family.


Looking for kids days out in Birmingham? Visit the infamous Cadbury World located in Bourneville, where a world full of chocolate is awaiting. You can discover the history of one of the biggest chocolate manufacturers in the UK with many fun activities for the whole family to participate and learn along the way.

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North England:

Kids days out in North England cannot happen without a trip to York Dungeon, a unique, fun and scary adventure for the family.

South East Enalgnd:

For days outin South East England, visit the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Hampshire, the tallest viewing tower in Britain. The 170m high building gives you the chance to experience the unique perspective of the city and its surroundings as well as allowing you to almost walk on air at Europe’s largest glass floor home.

A whole day can be spent exploring the 2500 animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo discovering the biggest, rarest and most majestic animals alive including elephants, tigers, lions, rhinos and giraffes. This is an adventure you do not want to miss out on.


Visiting Scotland, you can take a trip down to Edinburgh Dungeon, a fascinating and frightful journey through the sinister dark side of Scotland’s past.

Scotland is also home to the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary. Here, you get to discover a spectacular seal aquarium; you get the opportunity to learn about the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the seals as well as observe them and watch a daily feeding demonstration. You do not want to miss out on this great opportunity.

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All Over the Country:

The National Sea Life Centre based all over the country, gives you the opportunity to explore the spectacular displays of the exotic animals in their natural habitat and get an insight into the magical mysteries of the sea.

For fun, adventurous and educational kids days out in the UK make sure you make the most of all the attractions around.