Activities Days Out Ideas

Free Days Out in August

Written by Yeyen

Let’s go on an adventure and enjoy this lovely sun,
From parks and beaches to have some summer fun!
From farms, museums and so much more to see,
These adventures are amazing AND completely free!

24th Jul 2017 – 31st Aug 2017

Over the Summer holidays there are fantastic workshops being held at this great attraction that will not only entertain the kids but fascinate them too. Pick from code breaking challenges, photography, computer science to making and testing shampoo! These events are very popular so best to get the kids booked in asap! Find out more.

2nd Jun 2016 – 16th Dec 2017

If there are kids in your family between the ages of 11 – 15, then bring them to this amazing interactive exhibition especially for teenagers who are contemplating their future careers. The activities on offer will inspire them and test their skills to maybe choose engineering as their future with opportunities to design a space rover, build test systems or explore a city that we could all be part of in the future. Find out more.

Handyside Gardens, London

This is a little bit of heaven for the family to be found in the heart of London. A lovely landscaped park with pretty places to relax and a delightful kids play area for the younger ones. Water passes through the park and kids can have fun pumping water into the rill. Find out more.

SeaCity Museum, Southampton

This interesting museum tells the story of the impact that the sinking of the Titanic had on Southampton. There is a superb interactive model of the ship, which shows how life on-board would have been like for both guests and staff. Find out more.

RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, Birmingham

This great reserve is packed with wonderful wildlife, scenery and views and stretches all the way to West Bromwich town centre. There are plenty of trails for families to follow and self led family activities to use. Look out for ducks, geese and swans and plenty of other fascinating migrant birds! Find out more.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Just one mile from the city centre, these beautiful gardens and grounds are a tranquil oasis. There is a fee to enter the dramatic glass houses but entrance into the gardens is free. There’s 72 acres for you to explore, which includes a lovely pond where you will find lots of ducks and the waterfall in the rock garden area. Find out more.

Glasgow Botanic Garden

Marvel at the gorgeous designs and plant collections on show at this beautiful botanical garden! The recently restored Kibble Palace was designed by John Kibble and is stunning sight. There is an array of plant collections and even some tropical ponds too! Find out more.

Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire

Come and explore this motte-and-bailey castle, which was built in the 11th century and was occupied by key figures of the Middle Ages, such as Thomas Becket, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and the Black Prince! Find out more.

Natural History Museum, London

Your little budding archaeologists will love getting the chance to learn all about the natural world through amazing exhibitions and displays! Head to the Darwin Centre where you will discover science in action and collections. The Attenborough Studio is a fascinating audio-visual venue where you can learn all about life on earth. Find out more.

London Fire Brigade Pop Up Museum, The Workshop, Lambert High Street, London

This delightful pop up museum gives families a great opportunity to see videos and photographic archives which detail the rich history of the Lambeth district. Join their free Family Activities every Wednesday in August, between 10am-1pm. Kids aged 3 and over can make mini animation video, design their own fire-mark and make their own fire engine greeting card! Find out more.

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Located in a former 1805 gunpowder store this gallery features great work by different artists, architects and designers created especially for the Serpentine. There are great exhibitions to see and live events to enjoy. Find out more.

19th August 2017

It time for the Summer Fayre which is bound to include lots of fun and games as well as interesting things to buy. Find out more. 

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Devon

This sanctuary is set right by the sea in the beautiful Devon countryside and provides a home to many rescued donkeys! Make lots of new friends and give them some cuddles… the gentle animals always like meeting new people! In the surrounding grounds there are numerous walking trails for the family to follow. No matter your age, everyone will enjoy the stunning views of the countryside! Find out more. 

Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, Essex

With over 1,000 acres ready and waiting to be explored, this wonderful country park is the perfect place to let some adventurous little ones blow off some steam! There are two fantastic wooden play areas, football pitches that can be hired, fishing is permitted and there are a range of great walks that you can follow! Find out more.

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, Wales

Explore this enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside Wales –  the highest waterfall in the UK! With many visitors returning again and again it is one of the most loved pieces of nature you could set your eyes on. It is sure to give you and your family a peaceful and tranquil day out. Find out more.

Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Wales

 Paint some pottery, dip candles, craft herbals or even make your own unique bar of chocolate! For the kids there’s a small children’s play area so they can let off some steam, plus there’s a treasure hunt that they can follow around the centre. Find out more.

Gloucester Folk Museum, Gloucester

Gloucester Folk Museum, one of the oldest established museums dedicated to social history, features lots of amazing exhibitions ranging from historic costumes to a reconstructed Victorian classroom. There are hands on exhibits, events and demonstrations held throughout the year, as well as a lovely outdoor courtyard. Find out more.

Durdle Door, Lulworth, Dorset

One of Dorset’s most tucked away beauty-spots, Durdle Door has two small (yet lovely!) beaches either side of the iconic archway. This is stunning scenery not to be missed for those after a relaxing day retreat with a beautiful backdrop! Find out more.

Urban Farms, London

In and around London there are a number of farms that you can visit for free. You can meet an array of different animals, learn all about where your food comes from and enjoy being outdoors. Farms you can visit include Surrey Docks FarmSpitalfields City FarmVauxhall City Farm, and there are many more on our website too. Find out more.

Attenborough Nature Centre, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2005, this Nature Centre is an award-winner nature and wildlife haven! Take a stroll and see how many different species you can spot! Find out more.

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