Days Out Ideas

Free Days Out in November

Written by Lottie


If you’re looking for some fab and free days out this November, look no further! I’ve pulled together a list of some amazing attractions that won’t break the bank and are sure to please the entire family, whether you’ve got a budding artist, animal lover or train enthusiast in tow!

The Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow


Inside this gallery and museum there are many collections to inspire and educate the children. Spread out over 22 themed galleries with over 8,000 objects, you will see fine art, natural history and world cultures. Find out more.

Callendar House, Falkirk


Little budding historians will love stepping back in time at this 14th century house, which is full of displays showing the houses history covering the 11th to the 19th centuries. Fascinating displays include The Antonine Wall, Rome’s Northern Frontier, and Falkirk; Crucible of Revolution 1750-185 and so much more! The family will love the woodland park, crazy golf and go karts too! Find out more.

National Railway Museum, York


With over a million objects that cover 200 years of history, the National Railway Museum is the perfect day out for little train lovers! You’ll get to see giant halls full of engines and railway legends, including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive and an array of luxurious royal carriages. There’s even an outdoor play area for them to blow of some steam, as well as live science shows, interactive exhibits and so much more! Find out more.

Attenborough Nature Centre, Nottinghamshire


Opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2005, this award-winning attraction is well worth a trip. Surrounded by a nature reserve, there are a number of trails to follow and many hides where even in the winter you can see waterfowl. Find out more.

BBC Birmingham Public Space, Birmingham

BBC Public Space Birmingham

Inside the Mailbox in Birmingham is a fun interactive space. You can have a go at reading and recording the news or weather report, watch the real presenters in the studios or even get your photo taken with Doctor Who’s Tardis and a Darlek. Find out more.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, Devon


Explore the fascinating story of Exeter and Devon from the prehistoric to the present. There are exhibitions on global exploration and collecting in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as insects, exotic birds and animals on display. Find out more.

Great Notley Country Park, Essex


With over 100 acres of open space for the family to discover, as well as two fantastic wooden play areas for the children, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy the great outdoors. You will also find football pitches that can be hired, fishing is permitted and there are a range of great walks. Find out more.

Towner Art Gallery, Sussex

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This award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum, which dates back to the 1920’s and is located on the South East England, has lots offers little culture lovers! Here you’ll find major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art, as well as a renowned collection of art from across the ages.  Find out more.

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton, Bedfordshire


Inside this museum you will find collections of archaeology, geology and rural crafts, as well as local social history. Outside there are beautiful gardens for you to explore and a children’s play area for the kids. Find out more.

Ragged School Museum, London


Take the children to experience life as a Victorian where they can visit a classroom that has been restored as if it were the 1870’s! Equipped with authentic school desks, blackboards, easels, writing slates and even dunce hats, the kids will absolutely love it! There’s also lots of information on housing, education and work in the East End from the 1800’s to 1900. Find out more.

Marylebone Playground, London


Take the little ones to this outdoor playground to burn off some energy! Equipped with with exciting slides, play towers and tunnels as well as a popular sand pit. The kids will have so much fun in the play area as well as the surrounding 410 acres of land that is Regent’s Park. 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.

Poole Museum, Dorset


This museum, which is set within a converted 19th Century warehouse on the quayside in Poole Town Centre, offers displays from across the ages. These include an Iron Age Poole longboat, a vast collection of Poole Pottery and regular exhibitions. Why not go for a walk along the quay once you’ve finished browsing to take in some stunning views of the harbour! Find out more.

 Fancy’s Family Farm, Portland, Dorset


Bring the whole family for a wild day out admiring fascinating wildlife and dazzling flowers! Children will enjoy visiting the wonderful selection of animals including goats, pigs, chickens, donkeys, sheep and even wallabies! Find out more.

Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales


Take the family to see this stunning waterfall which cascades 240ft from top to bottom – making it the tallest in the UK! Explore the beautiful scenery which surrounds the waterfall, and grab some refreshments in the café afterwards. Find out more.

sunbullet Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow, Scotland

This huge country park offers visitors beautiful scenery, excellent leisure facilities and a visitor centre. There are many trails around the park for the family to follow and there’s an adventure playground for the children to let off some steam! Find out more.

sunbulletSalford Quays, Manchester

This area is Greater Manchester’s waterfront and where you’ll find the Imperial War Museum North, the BBC at Media City and the Lowry. The area was once one of the busiest docklands in the UK and is now a great place to admire the futuristic architecture, go for a meal in one of the restaurants, and of course to explore. Find out more.

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