Days Out Ideas

Free Days Out In November

Written by Louise Winter


Half-term is over and it’s the run up to Christmas, eeeek! If you’re saving those pennies for the festive period ahead then don’t worry, we have found some FREE days out which all the family will enjoy!

 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.
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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.
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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.
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Salford 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.

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.
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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!
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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.
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BBC Birmingham 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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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