Activities Days Out Ideas

Free Days Out in September

Written by Lottie

Let’s go on an adventure in the lovely sun,
From parks and railways to have some autumn fun!
From farms, museums and so much more to see,
These adventures are amazing AND completely free!

The Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow

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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.

Library of BirminghamLibrary-of-Birmingham on #Daysoutwithkids

This modern library, located in Centenary Square, has 10 floors with over 400,000 books just waiting to be explored, as well as a studio theatre and gardens… perfect for your little bookworms! Outside you’ll find the Amphitheatre, two outdoor terraces, children’s spaces and a panoramic viewing gallery. Find out more.

National Railway Museum, Yorkshire

Credit: National Railway Museum

Credit: National Railway Museum

With a collection of over a million objects, covering over 200 years of history, you and your family will be spoilt for choice! You’ll get to see giant halls full of engines and railway legends and kids can let off steam in the outdoor play area. You’ll also get to enjoy lively science shows, take a ride on the miniature railway or learn through the interactive exhibits! Find out more.

House of Marbles; Bovey Tracey, Devon

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This working glass and games factory is open for people to visit. You can see some lass being made, or visit the games museum where you can see games from years gone by. On dry days you can also go outdoors and play skittles, chess, giant Jericho or even marbles in the Games Garden. Find out more.

Blakemere Village, Northwich, Cheshire

Credit: Visit Cheshire

Credit: Visit Cheshire

There are over 30 shops to be discovered here as well as plenty of activities for adults and children alike. The Barnaby’s Play Barn is a play area where the children can let off some steam, with a separate area for the under 3s, and there are craft activities that both adults and children can join in. Find out more.

Riverwatch Aquariums, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

If you’re little one is aquatic mad, this is the perfect day out! There are many different displays, including The Louch, a Rockpool, Deep Sea and Freshwater Environment. You’ll see aquatic animals such as starfish, lobster, crabs, eels, rays and some wonderful native species. Find out more.

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, Wales

Pistyll Rhaeadr is an enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside Wales. It is the highest waterfall in the UK as the water plummets 240ft from top to bottom. With many visitors returning again and again it is one of the most loved pieces of nature you could set your eyes on. It is sure to give you and your family a peaceful and tranquil day out. 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.

Heaton Park, Manchester

Head to Heaton Park for an active and fun day out for all of the family to enjoy! Visit the animal centre, where you can meet an array of delightful animals, including cows, alpacas, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs! Kids will also love the play area, as well as the huge range of activities available. Try your hand at rowing boats, step on board a train ride, have a go at mini golf and loads more! Find out more.

Centre for Wildlife Gardening, London

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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.

Moors Valley, Ringwood, Hampshire

Located in the New Forest, by Ashley Heath and covering 1000 acres, there is something for everyone at Moors Valley Country Park. There is plenty of free fun to be had along the Play Trail or Nature Trails,  take a long relaxing walk or cycle around the beautiful park or go for a picnic by Moors Lake. Find out more.

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