Days Out Ideas

Free Days Out in October

Written by Louise Winter

The leaves are changing colour and the days are getting cooler, but don’t be disappointed because there’s still plenty of things to see and do at this time of year! We have found some free attractions to take the family in October for a fun filled day out.

Caldicot Castle; Caldicot, Wales


Take a journey through time discovering what it was like living in a Welsh castle surrounded by 55 acres of beautiful country park. For the children there is a walking trail and a play park for them to burn some energy. This is a beautiful place to take a picnic and sit by the lake enjoying the autumn sunshine. Find out more.

National Football Museum; Manchester


This museum is a perfect place to visit if you have football fans in the family. Learn all about the history of the beautiful game as you make your way around the interactive exhibitions and large collections of memorabilia. Find out more.

Heartlands; Redruth, Cornwall


This superb visitor attraction is nestled in the former mining heart of Cornwall and has plenty to offer families looking for a day out. There are ever changing exhibitions throughout the year and arts & craft studios that are located indoors and outdoors as well as climb-on sculptures, beautiful gardens and an exciting adventure playground. Find out more.

The British Museum; London

For a fascinating day out, take the family to the British Museum where you’ll see displays on different aspects of art, culture and history! It is great for school kids and could even help with some of their studies!  Some of the most exciting exhibitions include the famous mummies from Ancient Egypt. Find out more.

Aquarium at the World Museum; Liverpool


The Aquarium at the World Museum Liverpool is a real hit with children of all ages. You will see fish from all over the world including tropical fish, such as clownfish and scorpion fish, and native species from right here in the UK. Find out more.

The Lightbox; Woking, Surrey


The Lightbox is a fascinating gallery to visit with the family as they offer a wide range of interactive and hands on displays and workshops for people of all ages. They also have exciting temporary exhibitions planned throughout the year. Find out more.

Royal Parks; Various locations in London

It’s a beautiful time of year to get out and about and enjoy the autumn colours. There are eight Royal Parks in London to visit, including Richmond Park which is magical at this time of year. Click here for a downloadable autumn leaflet which gives details of must see locations to admire changing colours.

Doniford Farm; Watchet, Somerset

This farm is set right by the Bristol Channel so there are some beautiful views. There’s lots to do including meeting alpacas, birds of prey, meerkats, rabbits and goats, plus the children will enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas. Find out more.

Kirkstall Abbey; Leeds


This beautiful abbey is definitely worth a visit set along the banks of the River Aire, and is a great place to spot wildlife or enjoy a family walk. There are also events held throughout the year and great outdoor markets during selected weekends so check before you go for what’s on. Find out more.

Upton House & Country Park; Poole, Dorset

Upton House & Country Park is a fantastic place to take the kids with gorgeous scenery and fascinating wildlife, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Don’t miss the exciting Woodland Play Trail where you’ll have the chance to explore the park and all its beauty! Find out more.

The Great North Museum; Newcastle


The Great North Museum is a fantastic place to visit where you will learn about natural history. Kids will love the live animals housed there, such as amphibians and reptiles. There are also wonderful displays and exhibits, including a life size T-Rex replica skeleton, objects from Ancient Greece and mummies from Egypt. Find out more.

Bradford on Avon Museum; Wiltshire

Inside this compact museum you will discover a museum packed with history. Learn all about the history of Bradford on Avon from Roman times to the present day. There’s even a chemist shop that has been recreated in the museum after it was rescued; all its contents, including the floorboards, were taken to the museum. Find out more.

Check out our website to find loads more free days out ideas near you! And if there’s any we’ve missed, don’t forget to share them on our Facebook,Twitter and Instagram pages! 🙂




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