Days Out Ideas

Free Days Out In February

Written by Louise Winter


Half Term is nearly over, but if you’re still looking for some fun without breaking the bank then check out these great, FREE days out!

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson; Fareham, Hampshire


Kids will love a visit to this fabulous museum which as well as having fascinating artillery on display, also boasts stunning views over Portsmouth Harbour to admire. The children will love exploring the fort and learning about how it would have operated, and there are fun things going on over February half term to get stuck into!
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Sheldon Country Park; Birmingham


Enjoy the great outdoors with a visit to this fabulous country park, which is perfect for spotting wildlife! There is also The Old Rectory Farm which is definitely worth a visit as the children will learn all about the traditional farming methods! There are even some pretty cool residents to meet including Jersey cattle, geese and pigs!
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Liverpool Planetarium; World Museum Liverpool


Suitable for all the family, this fantastic planetarium offers free admission and you will take off on a magical journey through space. Be sure to check out ’The Night Sky’ show!
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Summerlee The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life; Coatbridge, Scotland

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Summerlee was formerly one of Scotland’s most important ironworks and is now a fun heritage museum. There are many attractions for the family to enjoy including Scotland’s only operational heritage tramway, a recreated mine with guided tours, miners cottages and a play park.
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Science Museum; London

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This museum is sure to provide an action packed educational day out for all. Explore space and see a piece of the moon, and get your adrenaline pumping in the flight simulator. Visit The Garden which is an interactive gallery especially created for the little ones where they can explore light and sound, as well as water and construction.
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Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove; Dorset

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A stunning, scallop-shaped cove and rock formation ‘Durdle Door’,  formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the power of water. The landscape around the cove is constantly changing and the area is extremely important for its geology.
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Helix Park; Falkirk, Scotland


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Perfect for burning off some excess energy, this urban park includes a shingle beach and lagoon and plenty to look at! You won’t miss The Kelpies, which are the worlds largest equine sculptures weighing a whopping 300 tonnes each!!!
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Streetlife Museum; Hull, Humberside


Bring the children here to learn about the history of transport from over 200 years ago! Board a tram and experience a carriage ride, stroll down a 1940’s highstreet, and get up close to the exhibits.
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National Slate Museum; Llanberis, Wales


Travel back in time and visit the workshops and buildings from the Welsh slate industry with interactive demonstrations including slate splitting seeing how UNA the quarry engine works!
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Coram’s Fields; London

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One of the most child friendly spaces in central London and you can only get through the gate if you have a child under 16 with you! At the park you will find a giant sandpit, an array of climbing frames to suit all ages, aerial slide and zip lines, wheeled toys that can be borrowed, plus a city farm, all set within a walled garden!
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MB’s Fun House; Great Yarmouth, Norfolk


This fun indoor play area caters for children of all ages (including adults). There is a toddler zone for the little ones, and the bigger kids will enjoy astra slides, cargo nets, a ball pool and lots more.
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Keep your eyes peeled for our things to do this half term blog, which will be posted very soon 🙂




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