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Free Days Out in March

Written by Lottie

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Looking for some fun filled activities that won’t break the bank? Look no further! Here’s our handy list of some of the top places to visit this month that all of the family will love.

Caithness Glass Factory, Crieff

Come along to Caithness Glassy Factory where you’ll see how the craftsmen and women make the pieces in an up-close environment. Little artists can even paint their own piece of glass! Adults can also have a go at crafting their very own personalised paperweight. Find out more.

Aquarium at World Museum Liverpool, Liverpool

Kids will absolutely love the Aquarium at the World Museum Liverpool, which is home to fish from all over the world! You’ll see tropical fish such as clownfish and scorpion fish, as well as native fish from right here in the UK! Find out more.

Debdale Park, Manchester

What better way to welcome in spring than a trip to this lovely park? With 45 acres of land, as well as tennis courts, a skate park and two large reservoirs for you to sit and relax! Find out more.

Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

This beautiful abbey is definitely worth a visit and is one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey left in Britain! Set along the banks of the River Aire, Kirkstall Abbey is also a fab place to spot wildlife and to enjoy a family walk. Find out more.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield

Walk around these gorgeous gardens and discover stunning flowers and plants, coupled with wonderful sights and smells! There are many different sections including a Rose Garden, Asia Garden, Evolution Garden, Victorian Garden, Rock and Water Garden, Four Seasons Garden and so much more. Don’t forget to make a stop at their tea room! Find out more.

Forge Mill Farm, Bromwich

Come along and see what farm life is really like away from the big hustle and bustle of modern life! You’ll get to see a rare breed of cows and learn all about the Mill’s history from the remain’s of the mill itself! Find out more.

The Greylake RSPB Nature Reserve, Glastonbury

Originally farmland, this RSPB site has become a perfect home to wetland birds and lots of other wildlife. During the Summer you’ll get to see curlews and redshanks and in the Winter many birds arrive including shovelers and swan’s. Take a family wander along the boardwalk and look out for water voles, otters and beautiful dragonflies! Find out more.

Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery, Maidstone

Set in an Elizabethan manor house, this amazing museum and art gallery is home to wonderful collections of art, ranging from watercolours, furniture, and ceramics. There are many temporary exhibitions and they offer lots of fun activities for children in the holidays. Find out more.

Roskillys, Helston

A small family-run organic farm in the beautiful countryside with lots of opportunities to meet and play with a variety of farmyard animals. Families can take a stroll around the meadows and stopping for an ice cream afterwards is an absolute must! Visit the milking parlour for a chance to see a live milking routine. Find out more.

House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey

House of Marbles is a working glass and games factory, but also makes for a wonderful day out. You’ll get to view of some glass making by their highly skilled craftsmen, as well as have a go at some games in their museum! Find out more.

Centre for Wildlife Gardening, London

Originally an old council depot, this award winning visitor centre demonstrates innovative environmental building techniques. The demonstration wildlife garden has mini habitats, a wild flower nursery, and some very well-used community raised beds. Pick up some plants from the stall, not to mention a pot of Peckham honey from their very own hives! Find out more.

Southsea Castle, Southsea

Built in 1544, this stunning castle was one of Henry VIII’s forts. Climbing to the top of the keep will give you some breath-taking views across the Solent and Portsmouth. Enter the 19th century tunnel and lear all about this castle’s fascinating history with lots of audio-visual presentations. Find out more.

Upton House and Country Park, Poole

Upton Country House and Park is a fantastic place to take you kids on an adventure-filled day out! With gorgeous scenery, wonderful sights and fascinating wildlife, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Find out more.

Tannaghmore Animal Farm, Craigvon

At Tannaghmore Animal Farm, you’ll see some wonderful animals, including rare Irish cattle, saddleback pigs, geeses, hens, turkeys, ducks, guinea fowl and many more! There are some gorgeous gardens to explore and you can enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the picnic areas. There is also a play area where the kids can run riot! Find out more.

Corris Craft Centre, Machnlleth

Bring your little budding artists along to paint some pottery, dip candles, craft herbals or even make a 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. You can also see a variety of designers making their crafts in their studios! Find out more.

Do you know any more fab free days out that we’ve missed? Let us know by sharing on Facebook, Twitter or by tagging us on Instagram using hashtag #PicniqUK!

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