8 Family Friendly Days Out This August

This August, find yourself refreshed and inspired with all the attractions offered at discount prices. The kids are out for Summer holiday and you’re in for an action packed month of excitement. Whether you find yourself in the US or across the Atlantic in the UK, we have options for you to end this Summer holiday season with a bang!

ArcelorMittal Orbit

3116311_a04299f5Have the kids put their creativity to the test at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. This August, kids of all ages can design and build soaring machines, parachutes, flying finger puppets and kites for adventure and excitement.

From 8 – 23 August, families will be able to participate in an array of daily activities organized by visual artist and instructor Natalie Ryde (www.natalieryde.com).

Kids will learn about what makes a good flying machine and have the chance to engage in creating their own using a range of artistic elements. One can be inspired by the world’s best flyers to make flying finger puppets of their own. Put your skills to the test and build kites to fly at the base of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, with the former Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre as an incredible background.


LFC – City Explorer Liverpool


Hop into the City Explorer to experience the city of Liverpool in a whole new light. This tour encompasses the city’s sense for heritage, great banter, football and remarkable architecture. Soak in the culture in style aboard this informative tour.

You’ll learn about Liverpool’s history, drama, talent and more that makes it the city it is today as you journey toward Anfield. The tour has been specifically arranged to provide one with the freedom to explore many of Liverpool’s top attractions.

Until the 31st of August, hop on and off at 12 stops including: The Mersey Ferries, Cathedrals, Chinese Arch and Museum and Galleries, for seven days a week. After the month is over, the tour will proceed on Saturdays and Sundays only. Take advantage of this opportunity to relax and explore new places in the middle of your week.


Science Museum


Feel part of the world’s magical adventures as you watch one of the films at the Science Museum’s IMAX theatre. At the museum you just don’t watch the experience, you feel it.

This August, take your mind to new depths as you discover the mysteries of space, learn the science of a humanoid robot, dive into the oceans unknown, and explore a world unclear to the naked eye through the films offered at the IMAX.


See London by Night


Enjoy a tour of the city of London on an open top double-decker bus. Start or end your London stay with illuminated sights of the city’s iconic locations.

See London by Night offers a relaxed and refreshing vibe to enhance the experience.

You will enjoy picturesque sceneries along with a guided tour that will entertain you and make your trip to London memorable.


Ripley’s London


Situated in the heart of London’s West End, Ripley’s Believe It or Not exhibit will have you amazed throughout your whole visit.  Ripley’s has over 700 exhibits waiting to be explored with everything you can imagine and more.

With features like the Harry Potter Hungarian Horntail made from recycled bike parts, Tower Bridge made up of matchsticks and a transformer, it makes for the perfect family day out with the kids.

You and the children can wander into remote territory and follow the footsteps of the courageous Robert Ripley as you explore the floors overflowing with curiosities, historical antiquities, and stunning masterpieces.


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum


Home to Enterprise, the space shuttle that paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program, the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum provides a compelling, interactive, and cultural exploration for people of all ages. Get inspired by the museum’s impressive collections, exhibitions and programming.

Here you can marvel over the displays of authentic restored aircrafts like Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world’s most agile military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic.

Face the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public called the Growler, Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier part of the Hudson River Park Trust, and the Exploreum, an interactive hall centralized on subjects of water, space, air and life at sea.


Miami Seaquarium


Step into a tropical paradise where conservation and learning meet to provide an experience like no other. At Miami Seaquarium, children can be amazed by the vast species of sea animals along with enjoying loads of entertainment. This authentic and inspirational experience offers an educational journey perfect for families seeking fun things to do in the Biscayne area with the kids.

From identifying sea turtles, encountering the newest sea creatures, and learning about conservation efforts, there is something for everyone! With animal encounters, shows, and exhibits, the Seaquarium will provide a full day’s worth of activities.

Don’t miss the opportunity to view the Pacific white-sided dolphins living, playing and performing alongside a killer whale! Be amazed and captivated by Lolita the Killer Whale and her fascinating dolphin friends as they perform with instinctive grace, beauty and agility.


Madison Square Garden, All Access Tour – NYC


Enter the oldest and most active major sporting facility located in the heart of Manhattan. Madison Square Garden is home to the NY Knicks and Rangers and is the venue of opportunity for headlining artists.

The all access tour will guide you through this state-of-the-art arena and enlighten you on its legendary history going back over 130 years. Explore the amazing Chase Bridges, get the inside details on all your favourite players as you go through the locker rooms, and view the arena in a way like never before.