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Picniq’s Big Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Written by Rachel Cave

Looking for some family fun this Bank Holiday weekend?
Here are some ideas we can recommend.
From a hovercraft ride to Cotswold Wildlife Park,
You’ll be having fun until after Dark!

1. Longleat, Warminster

Save an exclusive 20% when you book through Picniq! 


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. Hovertravel, Southsea

Save 56% off a family return ticket when you book through us! 

Take advantage of an incredible 56% saving on a family day return ticket across the Solent from Southsea to the Isle of Wight on an exciting Hovertravel hovercraft ride! With its stunning sandy beaches, picturesque countryside and award-winning attractions, the Isle of Wight is the perfect family destination for this August bank holiday weekend! Book here!

3. Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood

Save 41% off family tickets when you book with Picniq!

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!

 4. Chessington World of Adventures

Up to 43% off tickets when you book with us!

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

Save up to 15% when you book through Picniq!

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. Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

** Exclusive! Save up to 15% off + FREE Souvenir photo when you book with us! **

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.

7. LEGOLAND, Windsor

Save up to 41% when you book through Picniq!

Experience the ultimate LEGO® adventure this weekend! Whether you are earning your very first driving license behind the wheel of a LEGO car, helping at the LEGO City Coastguard HQ in your own LEGO boat, or discovering the lost metropolis of Atlantis in a Submarine – the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has something for the whole family. Book here!

8.Cutty Sark, Greenwich

Adult tickets include FREE entry for one child when you book through us!

Round up your budding sailors and take advantage of our free entry for one child with every adult ticket on for an action-packed visit to the historic Cutty Sark, the fastest vessel of its time. Explore the ship, meet the crew, take the helm and discover all the drama of life at sea! Book here!

9. Kew Gardens, London

Receive a FREE £5 Picniq voucher when you book with Picniq!  

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!

10. British Airways i360, Brighton

Save up to 15% when you book standard Admission tickets through us!

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!

11. Thorpe Park Resort, Chertsey

Save 29% off tickets when you book through Picniq!

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!

12. Up at The O2, London

Save up to 12% when you book through us! 

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!

13. Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

Save 17% off family tickets when you book through Picniq! 

 

Round up your little dino hunters for a roarsome adventure golf rampage around a Jurassic landscape filled with moving dinosaurs, steaming volcanoes and thundering waterfalls in the heart of beautiful Bournemouth countryside. Book here!

14. Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire

Save up to 41% off tickets when you book through us!

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! 

15. The Beatles Story, Liverpool

Get a Free child ticket with every adult ticket purchased when you book with Picniq! 

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

Paultons Park- Home of Peppa Pig World! Romsey, Hampshire

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, Cornwall

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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