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25 Family Days Out for £25 and under!

Written by Amy Hughes

Let’s go on a family day out and have lots of fun,
With these amazing prices why stop at just one?
From farms, museums and boat trips too,
There are so many fabulous attractions waiting for you!

1. Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood, Hampshire

**Save up to 41% on family tickets when you book with Picniq!**

Family 4 ticket £20 Family 3 ticket £14

There are plenty of magnificent creatures for you to meet and learn about. The centre is named after Liberty the Alaskan Bald Eagle, one of the many birds of prey you can meet! Families can get up close and personal with beautiful owls, hawks, falcons and vultures, as well as a collection of reptiles and other creepy crawlies in the Reptile House. See some of the residents take to the air in the all year weather arena. BOOK NOW.

2. Hounslow Urban Farm, Feltham, London

**Save up to 33% when you book with Picniq!**

Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £20

Enjoy a family day down on the farm exploring over 29 acres full of different animals. There are daily events including a piggy meet and greet, the chance to meet various animals and even owl displays. Kids can go wild in the outdoor play area too! BOOK NOW.

3. Ventura Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

**Save 29% when you book with Picniq!**

(2 adults, 3 children) £24.40

This interactive wildlife park in Hertfordshire is open all year round and offers a wildlife adventure for all ages.  Have fun discovering over 45 species of animal from around the world including zebra, kangaroo, lemur, lorikeets and many more.  Enjoy animal feeds, talks, encounter shows and character meet and greets. BOOK NOW.

4. City Cruises Harbour and Island Tour, Poole, Dorset

**Save 10% when you book with Picniq!**

Family ticket (2 adults 3 children) £22.50

Take in the sights of Poole Harbour including famous landmarks such as Brownsea Island and the Brownsea Castle which was built to protect against French Invasions. You will also see the ‘Golden Mile’ ‐ a stretch of luxurious housing along the Sandbanks Peninsula which has been described as one of the most expensive places in the world to live! With options of open deck seating on warm sunny days or a comfortable saloon seating option, there is ample comfort to be enjoyed along this lovely water trip. BOOK NOW.

5. Riverwatch Aquarium, County Londonderry


This attraction in Country Londonderry is completely free to visit!  Families can enjoy watching the colourful fish as well as learning all about the local wildlife.  Riverwatch is home to crabs, starfish, lobster, salmon and other unusual marine fish and crustaceans. Find out more.

6. Tropical World, Leeds

Adult ticket £7.00, Child ticket £3.50

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. As you walk around, try to spot the meerkats, terrapins, leaf-cutter ants and tropical birds. Find out more.

7. Air Raid Shelters, Stockport

Adult ticket £5 Children under 16 FREE

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 and you read stories from locals who share their wartime experience. Find out more.

8. The Beatles Story, Liverpool

**Get one FREE child with each paying adult when you book with Picniq!**

1 adult plus 1 child £15.95

Young or old, everyone knows The Beatles! Take an incredible journey through the history of four Liverpudlian lads who shot to fame in the early 60’s. Complete with an audio guide, see the story unfold as you wander around replicas of Mathew Street and The Cavern. This summer, celebrate 50 years since their trip to Rishikesh, India, with a new special exhibition, featuring memorabilia, imagery, sounds and exclusive interviews! BOOK HERE.

9. Boating in Hyde Park, London

Family (2 adults 2 children) for 30 minutes £24

Take the kids out on the water with one of the pedal boats which operate on the Serpentine they can hold up to six people. There is also the Solar shuttle an electric boat which glides across the lake. Afterwards, visit the Serpentine Boat House which was designed by Graham Ford & Francis Scot. Find out more.

10. Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Entry is FREE!

Visit this exciting museum full of interactive displays and an ever-changing variety of exhibitions exploring science and industries. Exhibitions such as: how tornadoes are made, 4D cinema, how the human body works, history of communications in Manchester, a recreation of a Victorian sewer (smells included), air and space hall, animation exhibition and a hall dedicated to locomotives! Find out more here.

11. Vue Cinema, Various Locations

Adult and child tickets from £2.49 each

Fancy seeing the best family films? Vue Cinema’s Mini Morning sessions give both adults and kids the chance to experience big screen entertainment for a very small price. Mini Mornings run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am, plus every day during the school holidays (availability is likely to change depending on when your child’s holidays occur). Find out more here.

12. Crathes Castle, Banchory, Scotland

1 adult family ticket £25

This stunning castle has fairytale like turrets and gargoyles and dates back to 1323! The grounds are great to explore at any time of the year with lots of different trails that you can follow. Keep an eye out for the variety of wildlife who call the grounds home. For the children, there are quizzes to be completed, family trials to follow and playgrounds to let off some steam. Find out more here.

13. Kirkley Hall Zoo, Northumberland

Family ticket (2 adults 3 children) £21.95

This is a real bargain! Take the whole family of 5 to spend the day at Kirkley Hall Zoo for and 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.

14. The Viking Saga Boat Trips, Maldon, Essex

Adults from £6, Children from £3.50

Step aboard the Viking Saga on Maldon Promenade for a relaxing cruise. With a few different options for where to go on your Viking Saga Cruise, you will definitely have plenty of choice. Starting from a 40 minute cruise and going up to 3 hours you can spend as much time here as you please. Find out more.

15. Laser Quest, Carlisle, Cumbria

1 game £4.75; 2 games £7.95; 3 £9.95

Arm yourself with a laser gun and the whole family will need to work as a team to survive this laser quest! With three games for less than £10, this is a super fun and affordable day out with the kids PLUS they’ll burn off lots of energy running around the indoor arena. Find out more.

16. Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset

Off-peak family ticket £23.75

Explore the iconic ruins of this historic castle that was partially demolished during the Civil War. Discover 1,000 years of history, try to spot the ‘murder holes,’ and count the arrow loops. The children can complete a quiz as they make their way around and there is a family guide too. Find out more

17. Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £25

Puzzlewood, Gloucestershire

Puzzlewood is the perfect place for you and your family to get lost in! Explore your way through the 14 acre ancient woodland and discover some fascinating yew trees, bridges, lookouts and twisted rocks! As well as the mazes, there are some fantastic animals including donkeys, cattle, pygmy goats and much more. There are two indoor mazes and an outdoor playground for the kids to go wild in. Find out more

18. Wellsfield Farm Park, Falkirk, Scotland

Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children) £22

This family-run farm park has plenty to keep the little ones happy. There are acres of green space to explore, trails to follow, an adventure play area and so much more. Race around the go-kart track, have a ride on a pony, go pond dipping or try your luck at panning for gold! If you want something a bit more active there’s a climbing wall, agility poles, monkey bars, scramble net, balance beams and a zip wire. Find out more.

19. Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £24

A quaint little museum that holds great ‘Steam Days’ and has running trains for you and the family to ride on. The museum has photographs and history of the local railway and the trains. You can ride up and down the short track all day and talk to the helpful volunteers who can answer all your questions and might even let you get in the cab! Find out more here.

20. Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf, Milton Keynes

Adult £6; Child 3-15 years £4; Child under 3 £2

If you fancy doing something different with the family then bring to this themed adventure golf course. Navigate around the 18 holes using your putter to avoid the tricky obstacles which include a pirate galleon and jungle! Perfect for all ages and a great way to spend an hour or so. Find out more.

21. HMS Caroline, Belfast

**Save up to 23% when you book with Picniq!**

Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £23

HMS Caroline is a must-see floating museum with an amazing story to tell, based in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, this is a perfect visitor attraction for the whole family.  Soak up the atmosphere as you discover some of her original features, from the compasses and telegraphs on the ship’s bridge to the living quarters and engine rooms. What’s even better, when you book through Picniq you’ll receive a FREE Annual pass! Book here. 

22. Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, Buckinghamshire

Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £23.20 (after 3pm)

Head to Bekonscot near London for a fun-filled day out.  If you visit after 3pm prices are cheaper.  There is so much to see and do aside from their adorable model village which is the oldest and original model village! There is also a miniature railway, ride on railway, play area, remote control boats and much more! Find out more.

23. Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Dorset

FREE! Parking charges apply*

Moors Valley Country Park is a favourite outdoor destination for families! From treetop adventures, cycle rides, peaceful walks and so much more there is plenty to keep the family occupied and active.   New for 2019 – ‘The ZOG activity trail’ based on the popular children’s book by Julia Donaldson children will love following the trail through Zog’s forest classroom, completing challenges and collecting gold stars! Find out more.

24. The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon


With free admission and parking, head to The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon which is open 365 days a year.  There are hundreds of donkeys waiting to make some new friends set in the beautiful surroundings of Devon.  This year you can join in with their Golden Carrot hunt and claim your golden reward! You can even adopt an adorable donkey too.  Find out more.

25. Stratford-Upon-Avon, Butterfly Farm

Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £22.50

The Butterfly Farm is an all-weather attraction the whole family will love. Marvel at hundreds of the worlds most beautiful butterflies flying around an exotic environment with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled ponds. Check out the mini-beast metropolis, discovery zone and the wildflower garden too! Find out more.

***Please note that above prices are for reference only and subject to change and are based on a family of two parents and two children. Check the attraction website for the latest pricing***

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