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20 Awesome attractions to visit this weekend

Written by Eleanor Weeks

The weekend is here and on the hunt for a fun day out?
Treat the kids and give them something to shout about!
Fun places to explore, to delight and please,
Our guide to them all will give you the inspiration you need!

1. Longleat, Warminster

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A wild day of fun for the whole family! Tickets include spectacular animal sightings in the Drive-Through Safari, as well as access to lots of fun on-foot attractions including Koala Creek, the Family Farmyard and the ever-popular Jungle Cruise. Explore Longleat grounds and gardens, taking a trip on The Longleat Railway… making time to get lost in the Hedge Maze! Book here!

2. KidZania London, Shepherds Bush

KIDS GO HALF PRICE when you book with us!

Kids go half price to KidZania London this September and October including half term when you book through Picniq. This is a limited time offer so be quick! This makes a great weekend activity  come rain or shine this Autumn, and with each ticket providing 4 hour entry to KidZania this will give you time whilst the kids are having fun to do those tasks you’ve been meaning to do for weeks! Book here!

3. SEA LIFE London Aquarium, South Bank

£55 for 4  people when you book with Picniq!

If your children are fascinated by the creatures who live in the depths of the sea, then a fun day out to SEA LIFE London one weekend would be perfect! From the magnificent sharks, to the colourful clownfish and inquisitive sea turtles too there is just so much amazing marine life to discover. Book here!

4. The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, London and Manchester

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Book tickets for London, here! Book tickets for Manchester, here!

Dive inside The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience in London’s West End or in Manchester (located next to Spinningfields) and experience the outrageously popular 90’s TV show for yourself! Enjoy 1¼ hours of daft and frantic fun that’s open to anybody aged 13 and over. At least 1 person on your team must be 18yrs or older. Again this is another perfect attraction if you are looking to do something fun with your teens one weekend this Autumn! Book here for London. Book here for Manchester. 

5. Madame Tussauds London, Baker Street Tube Station

£55 for 4 people when you book with Picniq!

Spanning over 14 exciting zones, more than 150 impressive lifelike wax figures await your visit! From film superstars to historical icons, world leaders and sporting legends, you’re sure to meet that celeb you’ve always dreamed of meeting and capture the perfect snap. Book here!

6. London Eye, South Bank

£55 for 4  people when you book with us!

See London like you’ve never seen it before, by taking a flight on the world’s tallest observation wheel, the London Eye! Taking a leisurely 30 minutes, there is plenty of time for you and your little ones to spot famous landmarks across the city and enjoy this fun experience. Book here! 

7. Wicksteed Park, Kettering

Save 20% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

If you’re looking for a fun packed day out one weekend this September or October then Wicksteed Park will not disappoint! Spanning over four different zones, this park has something for everyone with an exciting adventure zone, heritage zone to a thrill zones and splash zone too. Save exclusive 20% with Picniq. Book here!

8. Shrek’s Adventure London, South Bank

£55 for 4 people when you book with us!

DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London is a brilliantly fun, interactive walkthrough experience, featuring all of your favourite Shrek characters! Along the way, you will enjoy live shows with actors, captivating storytelling and special effects along with extraordinary DreamWorks animation. Plus, play, dance and pose your way through their new Trolls World Tour Experience – musical family adventure! Book here!

9. Africa Alive, Lowestoft

10% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

Set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and home to over 80 species of Animals from Africa, Africa Alive makes a really fun day out for the whole family. The spectacular centrepiece of this beautiful park is the ‘Plains of Africa’, a perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including graceful giraffes and heavyweight rhinos. Book here!

10. Up at The O2, London

Save up to 12% off tickets when you book with us!

Are your kids little adrenalines junkies? How about an exhilarating outdoor climb at Up at the O2 where you can climb over the world-famous roof and enjoy the incredible views of London…  from 52 metres above the ground! A variety of climbs are available, from a Daytime Climb to a Sunset Climb and a Twilight Climb too. Book here!

11. Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Surrey

Save up to 29% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

A jam-packed day of fun always awaits at Chessington, whether you’re looking for a thrill at the theme park or an encounter with your favourite animal at the Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre. Split your day between all three, the challenge is fitting it all in! Plus, from the 16th – 31st October, things will be getting spooky once again at the park with the fa-boo-lous Howl’o’ween event for the whole family. Book here!

12. Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth

Up to 16% off + free photo when you book with us!

Enjoy the magnificent views of the South Coast from the viewing deck 100 metres high at the Spinnaker Tower. This ones for the kids in particular will you brave the ‘Sky Walk’ on Deck 1 and walk above the harbour 100 metres below you across the glass floor? It is great fun and makes a brilliant photo! Book here!

13. Thorpe Park, Surrey

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Home to over 30 exciting rides and attractions as well as live events, the resort is suitable for tots to teens and beyond making it the perfect weekend outing for all! Plus, new for 2021, make sure to check out the Black Mirror Labyrinth, a hypnotic maze that uses cutting-edge visual technology and sensory-defying environments. Book here!

14. Banham Zoo, Norfolk

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With over 2,000 animals from around the world, the award-winning family attraction Banham Zoo makes a superb day out. From an extensive range of birds to everyone’s favourite big cats and lots of larger animals too, there is lots to see for everyone. Plus, there is a creepy crawlies corner and many farm animals too if they are a firm favourite with your little ones. Book here!

15. Thames Rockets, Canary Wharf

Exclusive 25% off tickets when you book with Picniq! 

The Thames Rockets ‘Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Voyage’ is an action packed 50 minute long round trip from the London Eye to Canary Wharf and back passing many iconic London landmarks! This is a great activity for the whole family and would be something really fun to do on your next day out in London. Book here!

16. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Save up to 24% off tickets when you book with us!

Our day tickets to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offer great value and include access to all the attractions Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has to offer on your chosen visit date! These include HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, HMS Warrior, The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth, HMS M.33, Harbour Tours, HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Dockyard Apprentice Exhibition and Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition. Book here!

17. British Airways i360, Brighton

Save up to 15% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

Take the family on a fun day out to Brighton and enjoy 360-degree views of Brighton’s beautiful South Coast with a flight in Brighton’s i360 as you glide up 138 metres above sea level. The glass pod glides up gently taking you to your destination in the sky where you will spend 15-20 minutes marvelling at the sites of the South Coast of England. Book here!

18 . LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Berkshire

Save up to 45% off tickets when you book with us!

  For the ultimate LEGO® adventure this Autumn, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the place to go! With live shows and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland plus a brand new multi-million-pound world LEGO® MYTHICA home to the UK’s first-ever flying theatre so much fun is waiting to be had. Book here!

19. Warwick Castle, Warwick

£5 Picniq voucher with every booking!

Warwick Castle makes a brilliant family day out, with so much to see and do! Upon your visit, you will be able to climb the Towers and Ramparts, enter the magnificent Great Hall and experience the UK’s biggest Bird of Prey show, The Falconer’s Quest. Plus, make sure to check out the exciting new 3D interactive Zog activity trail and Horrible Histories® Maze too. Book here!

20. Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire

Save up to 36% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

With over 40 rides and attractions from adrenaline-pumping coasters to family-fun rides, there’s something exciting for everyone to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort – the UK’s biggest theme park! Plus, until the 3rd October Oktoberfest is back at the park – giving you and your family a chance to enjoy delightfully themed entertainment and delicious food. Book here!

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