With the length summer holidays fast approaching, you may be considering how you are going to entertain your children for six weeks or more. If not, perhaps you have a break from university and you’re wondering how best to spend your precious free time.
We have scoured the internet to source some of the best ideas for great days out in the UK.
Which place are you going to visit first?
1. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
This is probably one of the most beautiful stately homes in the world.
Set in endless acres of stunning manicured gardens, Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
You can explore the luxurious palace, enjoy a picnic in the gardens, take a ride on the mini train or get lost in the maze.
There’s plenty to keep everyone (including children) amused.
2. Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
Covering 600 acres, Whipsnade Zoo offers visitors the chance to see some of the rarest and most impressive creatures in the world.
You can get the chance to see elephants, brown bears, lions, sea lions and wolves, amongst many many other animals.
The park is so big you can either walk between the enclosures, take the train, take the bus service or even drive your own car.
There are plenty of refreshment places and souvenir shops too.
3. Black Country Living Museum, West Midlands
A fascinating day out for anyone, the Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum covering 60 acres.
It tells the story of the Industrial Revolution, and you can walk a 19th-century street, visit an underground mine or explore some of the houses the workers would have lived in years ago.
There is even a vintage fun fair for everyone to enjoy, with the chance to win lots of prizes.
Finish your day off with a pint and a packet of crisps in the Bottle and Glass Inn, and get a picture of what life was like 200 years ago.
4. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Famous mainly as the location for the shooting of the Harry Potter films, Alnwick Castle is a great place to visit for movie fanatics and history fanatics alike.
The building was completed in 1096AD, making it a treasure trove of precious artifacts and incredible stories.
A family still live in it to this day, making it the second largest inhabited castle after Windsor Castle.
There is a stunning formal garden to visit too, and you even venture into the castle’s cellars – if you’re brave enough.
5. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
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If you love being outside and exploring endless acres of stunning gardens and orchards, then you must visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Explore the vegetable and fruit gardens, before venturing into the ‘Jungle’ with palm trees and hundreds of exotic sub-tropical plants.
If this isn’t enough, then visit the working farm and say hello to the many farm animals and wildlife which reside there.
Finish your visit with a delicious meal from the Kitchen and Bakery, which use home reared meat and home grown vegetables – yum.
The gardens are located in one of the sunniest locations in the UK.
If you visit, be sure to take a pair of sunglasses with you.
The beautiful Porsche Design P8478 aviator sunglasses would be the perfect pick for wandering around the beautiful gardens and spying on all that wildlife.
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