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Days out for petrol heads

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Looking to take your little racers on a fascinating day out?
These attractions will hit the mark without a doubt!
From race tracks to go-karting and car museums too,
You’re guaranteed to have wheel-y good time and learn something new! 

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, House and Garden, Hampshire

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! Ticket prices are great too, check them out below.

Adult £21.50 / Child £10 / Family £55 / Senior £20.50 / Under 5’s FREE. Find out more here!

Haynes International Motor Museum, Somerset

Photo Credit: Haynes International Motor Museum Facebook Page

As the UK’s largest exhibition of the greatest cars, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this fabulous museum. There are over 400 amazing cars and bikes to see, so if you are into nostalgic classics of the 50’s and 60’s or the fantastic modern supercars of today you will be sure to enjoy your day. Take a look at ticket prices below:

Adult £16 / Children (4-15yrs) £9.50 / Adult Concessions £14 / Child Concession £8 / Family (1+1)  £23 / Family (2+3) £54. Find out more here!

TeamSport Indoor Karting, Various Locations

This exciting course will get the whole family racing around like Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton. This perfect indoor venue means it’s a brilliant place to visit come rain or shine. There are Family Madness sessions where family and kids groups will race it out over 3 x 15 minute timed race sessions to see who is the fastest family member. There are so many TeamSport Indoor Karting venues based across the UK, so you should find one not too far from your doorstep! £35 per person. Find out more here!

British Motor Museum, Warwick

Photo Credit: British Motor Museum Facebook Page

This museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars including Lady Penelope’s FAB1 from Thunderbirds! It is an extremely family-friendly museum and kids will love finding out about the story of the British motor industry. Take a look at ticket prices below:

Adult: : £14.50 / Child: : £9 / Family ticket : £40 / Under 5’s are : free. Find out more here!

London Transport Museum, London

Are your kids mad on motorbikes, crazy about cabs, and batty about buses? London Transport Museum is the perfect place to bring them for a great day out! Discover the history of the iconic red London bus and black cab as well as the underground. Adult tickets are £18.50, the concession is £17 and children go free! Find out more here.

The Silverstone Experience, Towcester

Silverstone is the home circuit in the UK! Visit the museum to learn about the stories and science behind British Motor Racing. Learn all you can about Formula One as you see up close past racing cars. Visit the Tech Lab and see the science behind motor racing life, enjoy interactive challenges and even have a go at building a racing bike. End the day with an unforgettable experience watching some of this circuit’s most famous and very dramatic moments that have happened over the years in the special effects cinema. Adult ticket price is £20, student £16 and child (age 5-15) is £12. Find out more here!

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