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15 Family days out for under £30

Written by Annabel Middleton

Fancy a family day out thats affordable?
Then head to Hounslow to meet lambs that are adorable!
Perhaps you want to see The Serpentine by Pedal,
Or to go to the zoo, you’ll deserve a medal!

 We’ve rounded up some fantastic family days out that will cost you £30 or less! All prices are based on a family of 4, two adults and two children!

Peter Rabbit™: Explore & Play, Blackpool

Family of 4 ticket, £28

Hop into a world of Peter Rabbit! Put your skills to the test as you complete challenges in different themed zones to see if you have what it takes to join the Secret Treehouse! Splash into Jeremy Fisher’s sensory pond to see if you can find the frogs and fishes. Jump into Mr McGregor’s Garden as you climb through the vegetable patch and whizz down the muddslide! Plus, there’s Mr Bouncer’s Invention Workshop and The Burrow to explore! Save up to 11% off tickets, book here!

Hounslow Urban Farm, Feltham, London

Family of 4 ticket, £20

Head to Hounslow Farm to enjoy an animal encounter where you will get to meet and learn about some of the favourite farm yard friends! If you’ve ever wanted to meet a cuddly chick or a loveable lamb then this is the day out for you! This summer there is also free candyfloss for every child as well as an outdoor play for your little ones! Save up to 33% off tickets, book here!

Hovertravel, Southsea

Family return for 4, £30

Have you ever been to the Isle of Wight? Well now is your chance! Sail across the solent on this super quick, 10 minute hovertravel. Saving time on travel will allow you more time to explore the beautiful island which is home to Osborne House, some amazing walks and many yummy restaurants! Take a trip on the exciting Hovertravel this summer! Save up to 51% off, book here!

Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, Ringwood, Hampshire

Family of 4 ticket, £26.25

See some amazing Birds of Prey, including Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures at Liberty’s this summer! With daily flying demonstrations you will get to see some beautiful birds in action from close up! If you fancy getting even closer to these amazing animals, there are also Falconry Experience days, Owl Experience days and Photography Experience days! Save 30% off family tickets, book here!

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

Family of 4 ticket, £18

Nottingham Castle offers an incredible day out! From exploring caves beneath the Castle to firing a virtual longbow in Robin Hood Adventures, there is so much for your little ones to enjoy! There’s even new galleries where you can immerse yourself in Nottingham’s brilliant stories! Explore the grounds and the Hood’s Hideout Adventure Play on a sunny summers day to have the whole family entertained! Save 20% off tickets, book here!

Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium, Bournemouth

Family of 4 ticket, £28.80

Do you fancy feeding fish to penguins or looking closely into the eyes of Carrie the turtle? Get behind the scenes this summer on a trip to the Oceanarium! You can help with feeding time and enrichment exercises for the otter family or wonder along the Adventure Quiz Trail to earn your sticker! Plus, there’s a kids’ play zone specifically designed for under 10’s, featuring a wobbly walk and ‘spring rocker’ penguin! Save up to 20% off tickets, book here!

Beer Quarry Caves, Seaton, Devon

Family of 4 ticket, £30

On this tour the guides will take you through the vast man-made complex of underground caverns with their mighty halls of vaulted roofs and pillars of beer Stone! It’s almost like walking through a vast underground catherdral! See the methods used to quarry and deliver huge blocks of stone, the working conditions and the dangers faced daily by the work-force using only a flickering candle for light. Plus, this summer there is a fantastic choice of hot food from the grill, such as 8oz prime burgers in a bun! Find out more here!

Painshill Park, Cobham, Surrey

Family of 4 ticket £30

This award-winning 18th Century landscape garden makes for a beautiful day out! Wind around the paths to discover garden buildings such as the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and Turkish Tent. Stroll around the Serpentine Lake and take some amazing phtoos! There is also a natural play area and wildlife spotting trails for your little ones to enjoy! Find out more here!

National Railway Museum, York

Free admission

Wonder through the halls of this National Railway Museum home to locomotives and beautiful collections! Explore the stories, places and engineering marvels behind the railways and see world-changing inventions like ‘Rocket’ and the Japanese Bullet Train! You can even admire the fascinating royal travel including Queen Victoria’s ‘palace on wheels’! Find out more here!

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Wales

Free admission

For an exciting and informative day out bring the family to the Big Pit National Coal Museum to learn all things mining. The museum is full of multi media exhibitions exploring themes such as children in the mines, health, home life and the mining communities. They can arrange family underground tours (min 1m tall required) where the kids will love dressing up with a helmet and torch and exploring the underground. Find out more here!

Tropical World, Leeds

Family of 4 ticket, £22.80

For an exotic experience take the family to Tropical World in Leeds to see the largest collection of tropical plants in the UK outside of Kew Gardens. There are different areas ready for you to explore such as Tropical Island, Desert House, South American House, Butterfly House, and Tropical World Tour. Try to spot the meerkats, terrapins, leaf-cutter ants, and tropical birds as you walk around. Find out more here!

Air Raid Shelters, Stockport

Family of 4 ticket, £11

Experience what it would have been like during a ‘blackout’ in wartime Britain and what it was like on the home front! These shelters opened in 1939 and were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country, designed to provide shelter for up to 6,500 people! You can grab an audio guide to hear the history or read stories from locals who have shared their wartime experiences. Find out more here!

Boating on The Serpentine, Hyde Park

Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children), £25

Take a pedalo around The Serpentine to explore Hyde Park from the water! Give the kids a go at pedalling to let off some steam! Afterwards, visit the Serpentine Boat House which was designed by Graham Ford & Francis Scot. Find out more here!

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Free admission

Visit this exciting museum full of interactive displays and an ever-changing variety of exhibitions exploring science and industries. Exhibitions such as ‘Amazonia’ and ‘Turn it up: the power of music’ will leave your little ones amazed! Plus, the permanent textiles and experiment galleries are also there for you to explore! Find out more here!

Kirkley Hall Zoo, Northumberland

Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children), £24.50

Take the whole family out to spend a day at Kirkley Hall Zoo! Marvel at the huge range of animal residents including Lemurs, Wallabies, Meerkats, and many more. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained such as a petting zoo, play area, garden trail, and picnic area too! Find out more here!

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