Looking for some family fun this Bank Holiday weekend?
Here are some ideas we can recommend.
From a trip to Madame Tussauds to Cotswold Wildlife Park,
You’ll be having fun until after Dark!
1. Longleat, Warminster
Enjoy a full-on fun-packed day for all the family at Longleat! See creatures from around the world, from the majestic and exotic to the cute and cuddly, there’s always another animal adventure just around the corner! Enjoy the fantastic Drive-Through Safari before heading over to the Jungle Kingdom, Family Farmyard, Koala Creek, and all the other amazing attractions at Longleat. Book here!
2. Lasminute .com London Eye
Treat the family to an unforgettable flight on the multi-award winning Lastminute.com London Eye – the world’s tallest observation wheel – and see London as you’ve never seen it before! Rising to a staggering height of 135 metres, each London Eye capsule offers unparalleled 360-degree views of the capital and its many famous landmarks. Our family fun ticket means you can go for just £55 for 4 people! Book here!
3. Up at The O2, London
Ever looked at the O2 and thought: ‘What’s it like up there’ Now you have the chance to find out! Suit up, grab a safety harness, and listen to some important safety instructions before you start – and then you’re all good to go! This exhilarating guided expedition will have you taking in the views of London from 52 metres above the ground! Book here!
4. Chessington World of Adventures
Not only does Chessington World of Adventures offer lots of thrilling rides, but it also features Chessington Zoo and a Sea Life Centre! With shows happening at Sea Lion Bay, Trail of the Kings showing beautiful Sumatran tigers and a glass tunnel where you can watch sharks and other sea creatures at the Sea Life Centre, Chessington makes an awesome family day out! Book here!
5. Zipworld, Wales
Want to treat the little ones to something a bit different this weekend? Head to Zip World Fforest Coaster, the ultimate bank holiday destination! Join Ffion the Dragon and Zippy the Bunny on their quest for adventure. Fly through the trees on the Dragon Flyer, suitable from ages 3yrs+; bounce in the trees on the Treetop Quest, or zip and climb from tree to tree on Hoppity Hoppers. Younger children aged 5–12 years will love ‘Tree Topper’ a fun rope course through the trees! Book here!
6. Madame Tussauds, London
Spanning over 14 exciting zones, more than 150 impressive lifelike wax figures await your visit! This breath-taking attraction combines glitz and glamour with incredible history, offering you the opportunity to get right under the spotlight for a snap with your favourite celeb including the new addition of Little Mix! £55 for a family of 4, book here!
7. Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
Discover the Emirates Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth with your family this weekend. Experience the views of the South Coast in the most spectacular way! Plus, the glass floor, with a staggering 100-metre drop below, is always a big hit with the kids!! Book here.
8. Thorpe Park Resort, Chertsey
Thorpe Park Resort is the ultimate family fun-day destination with over 30 exciting rides and attractions for tots to teens and beyond! Little ones can gain their adrenaline apprenticeship stripes on the Flying Fish rollercoaster, create a splash on Storm Spurge and hop onboard the Rocky Express for an out of control train ride. For the teen thrill-seekers of the family…are you ready to brave Stealth, Colossus, Nemesis Inferno and SAW?! Book here!
9. British Airways i360, Brighton
Celebrate the start of the Bank Holiday weekend with a flight in Brighton’s i360! Glide up 138 metres above sea level and take in a 360-degree view of Brighton’s beautiful South Coast! The glass pod glides up gently taking you to your destination in the sky where you will spend 15-20 minutes marvelling at the sites of the South Coast of England. Book here!
10. Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire
With over 40 rides and attractions from adrenaline-pumping coasters to family-fun rides, there’s something exciting for everyone to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort – the UK’s biggest theme park. Plus, little visitors have their own one-of-a-kind land to explore at Alton Towers – Cbeebies Lands! Here they can help Postman Past with this delivery, sail on the magical In The Night Garden Boat Ride plus so much more. Book here!
11. Wicksteed Park, Kettering
If you are looking for a fun-packed day, then grab yourselves a wristband for Wicksteed Park located in Kettering in Northamptonshire! Plus, picniq can save you an exclusive 20% off all day wristbands! Enjoy 4 exciting zones including the adventure zone, heritage zone, the thrill zone and splash zone… meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy. Book here!
12. Africa Alive, Lowestoft
Africa Alive! is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and is the perfect day out for the whole family. The spectacular centrepiece of this beautiful park is the ‘Plains of Africa’, a perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including graceful giraffes and heavyweight rhinos. Save 10% off tickets, book here!
13. Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood
Named after one of the Alaskan Bald Eagles, Liberty, and home to a large collection of other birds of prey, reptiles and creepy crawlies this is a great family day out on a budget this weekend! You’ll find owls, hawks, eagles, pythons, bearded dragons, snakes, tarantulas and much more. Book here!
14. Kew Gardens, London
Kew is not only the World’s most famous botanical gardens, it is also the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London! Marvel at the beautiful landscapes, glasshouses, historic buildings and the largest and most diverse collection of plants in the World. Book here!
15. The Beatles Story, Liverpool
Young or old, everyone knows The Beatles! Take an incredible journey through the history of four Liverpudlian lads who shot to fame in the early ’60s. Complete with an audio guide, see the story unfold as you wander around replicas of Mathew Street and The Cavern. The exhibition is spilt across two sites and the Fab4D theatre at the Pier Head venue is a must for groovy families ‐ meet magical characters who bring The Beatles’ well-loved hits to life with cutting edge technology. Book here!
16. Paulton’s Park Peppa Pig World, Romsey
With lots of rides, adventure golf, gardens and animals to see, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Paultons Park Peppa Pig World! Younger visitors can enjoy Daddy Pig’s Car Ride, George’s Dinosaur Adventure, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight and Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride. Thrill-seekers will be blown away by rides such as MAGMA, Edge, The Cobra, and the Stinger Roller Coaster! Find out more here.
17. Cotswold Wildlife Park, Oxfordshire
Cotswold Wildlife Park is a fun and affordable day out for the whole family. Kids will love the ‘CotsWild’ explorer activity trail, the Birds of prey demonstrations, stunning gardens and surroundings as well as all the opportunities to marvel at all the beautiful animals from gigantic Giraffes to the super-cute Red Panda’s. Find out more here.
18. GoApe! Various locations
Fly through the air, climb through the treetops and roll along the rugged forest floor at a GoApe! near you this August. Take on a treetop assault course in Tree Top Junior, perfect for kids aged 6-12 years. Or up for more of a challenge? Why not try Tree Top Adventure! Not suitable for those under 10 years old, this takes the assault course to new levels and each section finished with an awesome zip wire to get your feet firmly back on the ground. If these aren’t for you, how about an hour-long segway adventure? Find out more here!
19. Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester
This open-air museum tells the story of the people who lived in these buildings over a 600-year period. There are 50 acres to explore, with 50 exhibit buildings. Each has been furnished to represent the historic interiors of homes from years gone by. Find out more here.
20. Eden Project, Boldeva
Eden Project is set in a breathtaking location and provides an unforgettable experience for all. There are two enormous geodesic conservatories, the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome, which sit in a 50-metre deep crater. This summer, discover giant beasts, incredible stories, mind-blowing virtual reality, and interactive exhibits which will take you on a journey through Earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day. Find out more here.
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