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Best Half Term Days Out- Fun For The Whole family!

Best Half Term Days Out For The Whole Family
Written by Rachel Cave

This half term let’s get the family together for some fun,
Bring Mum and the Grandparents, theres something for everyone!
From Legoland to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and more,
There are so many great places to explore!

Longleat, Warminster

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Looking for a wild family day out? Longleat is the place to be! There is so much to see and do including the Safari drive, walking with penguins, visiting the Meerkats and cruising along the river. The Adventure Castle is a great place for the kids to let off some steam too. Finish off your day with a bit of history and take a look around the stunning Longleat House.

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Sheffield

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It’s all about Dinosaurs this half term so bring the kids along for a week of prehistoric fun! Meet the fearsome T-Rex, play dinosaur games and take a tractor ride while you look out for an escaped dinosaur!

Legoland, Windsor

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With 12 themed lands to explore from Ninjago to Lego city, Legoland is a day out all the family will enjoy! From the Dragon rollercoaster to the Atlantis underwater submarine voyage there are so many rides and rollercoasters for the light- hearted and the thrill-seekers amongst the family! For the star wars fans, there is a very impressive mini- land model display recreating seven famous scenes from the movies!

Warwick Castle

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Warwick Castle offers a great day out for all visitors. You’ll see shows, demonstrations, hear stories and be able to walk around the stunning grounds. Visit Merlin: The Dragon Tower, based on the popular TV show; it is a wonderfully interactive experience where you will join Merlin on his quest and speak to The Great Dragon himself. If you are feeling brave, head down to the Castle Dungeon and learn of the darkest, bloodiest history of the castle. This Half term the kids can get lost in the horrible histories maze, watch the spectacular birds of prey take to the skies and learn what it take to be a brave knight!

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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There’s so much to see and do at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with indoor and outdoor activities suitable for the whole family. Learn about the Royal Navy as it is today and get an insight in to what the future holds.  Step on board historic ships that changed the world such as HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Don’t miss the new‐look Mary Rose museum, which gives insight into Tudor life.  Could you make it in the Royal Navy by taking on the physical challenges at the high tech Action Stations indoor attraction? Test your skills as a helicopter pilot, scale the tallest indoor climbing wall and make your way through the Ninja Force assault course. Younger children under 1.2m will love the Sky Tykes area—a low rope assault course with bridges and beams for them to tackle!

The Eden Project, Cornwall

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Eden Project is a living theatre of people and plants. It is set in a breathtaking location and provides an unforgettable experience for all. There are two enormous geodesic conservatories located in a 50 metre deep crater: the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome.  During half term from 10-18 February- there will be some great activities for the children including the Schnookle Quest in the rainforest where you can go on an exciting quest to find your own schnookle coin and go on a journey along a timeline of civilisations.  You can also take part in an archaeological dig!

Beaulieu Motor Museum, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

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One of the South of England’s top attractions, Beaulieu is the perfect place for a family day out. The National Motor Museum has fascinating displays and exhibitions of vehicles, motoring books, journals and photographs. See Campbell’s famous Bluebird that set a world land speed record of 403.10mph and kids will love seeing the car from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Visit the 13th century Palace House and gardens that overlook the stunning Beaulieu River and in the Abbey learn how monks lived on the land given to them by King John in 1204. Enjoy unlimited rides on the high level monorail or hop on board the replica 1912 London Bus for a tour around the beautiful grounds.

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

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There is so much for families to see at this iconic you will be spoilt for choice! Visit The Great Hall, The Royal Palace and even take a look at the magnificent Crown Jewels. Experience the roar of the One o’clock Gun and discover the Prisons of War.  Inside the castle there is The National War Museum, which has 400 years of Scottish history waiting to be discovered.

Do you know any more half term days out for the whole family? We’d really love to know! Someone else might love it, and really want to give them a go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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