Activities Days Out Ideas Summer

The Great UK Bucket List: 100 amazing attractions in the UK

Written by Annabel Middleton

Spend a summer’s day at the zoo,
or perhaps visit the ethereal exhibition at Kew!
Ride world-class roller coasters up high,
or experience that View from The Shard in the sky!

1. Longleat, Warminster

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It comes as no surprise that Longleat kicks off our list of the best activities to do this summer! This action-packed adventure around some of the world’s most majestic creatures is bound to create timeless memories for you and your little ones.

Explore, build, and play this summer with the incredible indoor beach which allows you to experience all the joy of the seaside no matter the weather! The Wings bird display from the 22nd of July to the 4th of September also teaches you the skills and abilities of magnificent birds of prey as they take to the sky! You may even have one swoop and glide over your head! Book now with Picniq!

2. Cheddar Gorge

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Cheddar Gorge is an area of outstanding natural beauty which boasts awe-inspiring cliffs and subterranean stalactite show caves. Located in Somerset it offers a day out featuring nature, wildlife, history, and adventure. From rock climbing to adventure caving which is suitable for all abilities there is something for everyone. Book now with Picniq!

3. Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

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This immersive visitor experience set in a Grade II listed property uncovers the story of Mary Shelley! Spread over four floors, you will discover her tragic life events as well as all things Frankenstein in the popular culture rooms! You can also take part in the escape room experience as you attempt to escape Victor’s Lair! Book here with Picniq!

4. Tootbus Bath Discovery Tour

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See the renowned Georgian city of Bath like never before! In the UNESCO World Heritage site, you will see some of the most amazing buildings such as The Royal Crescent and The Roman Baths, whilst also learning some key facts along the way from local experts! Jump on and off to explore the attractions and stay at your own pace! Book now with Picniq!

5. The Eden Project

This summer enjoy a variety of Eden sessions with performances from those such as Diana Ross and Stereophonics. From the 23rd of July to the 4th of September, you can also go wild with Beano at Eden! Help Dennis and his friends save Eden from the CO2 Zilla and enjoy activities for the whole family! There’s also an invisible art exhibition created with augmented reality technology! It is possibly the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date! Find out more here!

6. Clip ‘n Climb Exeter

Situated at the stunning quay in Exeter, this clip ‘n climb is an ideal activity for the summer! With 26 challenges to try, you won’t be bored. Take part in this action-packed adventure as you explore the Big cheese, the Checkerplate, Spaghetti Junction, and many more climbing walls! Find out more here!  

7. It’s a knockout Bristol

This attraction took TV by storm in the 70s and 80s and is still just as fun! Anyone can take part in games such as the Kings from the Royal It’s a Knockout and the Classic Penguin Pursuit! There’s also the Totally Wiped Out inflatable assault course, will your team manage the course? This is an extremely entertaining day out for all the family! Find out more here!

8. The Gnome Reserve, Devon

Go and visit the gnomes in the Merry Harriers gardens for Free 7 days a week! Explore the gardens and get those selfies with over 2000 gnomes! Find out more here!

9. Coasteering in Cornwall

This is one for the adrenaline-junky teens! Explore the Cornish coastline on this coasteering day out as you climb the rocks and swim in the sea! With two locations at Dinham Farm and Port Gaverne, you can pick your favourite route! Find out more here!

10. The Roman Baths, Bath

Bathe like a Roman in Bath and discover 2,000 years of history! From the 5th of July to the 6th of September, you can learn Tai Chi on the terrace for just £4 a session! There is also a special tour for the festival of archaeology on the 18th of July! As part of this festival of archaeology, you can also go ghost hunting for signs from Bath’s past on a walking trail this July! Find out more here!

11. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

The Suspension Bridge symbolises a city of original thinkers and independent spirit! Take a walk over this iconic bridge before heading to the visitor centre to discover the competition to design the bridge, its construction, and maintenance today! Fun family activities are also available for you to design your own bridge, enjoy the interactive exhibits and take part in the children’s trail! Find out more here!

12. KidZania, London

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Experience the summer of fun at Kidzania! There’s parades, a new summer trail, face painting, streetmosphere, and activities inspired by Jack & The Beanstalk! You can also perform your very own stand-up routine to a live studio audience!

The auditions for the stage production ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ will also include top tips from West End stars. So don’t miss out on this amazing experience with the kids! Book now with Picniq!

13. Madame Tussauds London

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Take those much-anticipated selfies with your favourite celebrities! From music legends such as David Bowie and Ed Sheeran to the Royal family, you’ll get some amazing pictures! Get on the guestlist for the awards party to meet The Rock and John Boyega!

Step into the Marvel Hall of Heroes this summer to see how you size up against your favourite superheroes. Meet Captain America, hang with Spider-Man in a cleverly inverted room, or experience Madame Tussaud’s largest EVER figure, The Incredible Hulk! With so much to see, book here now with Picniq!

14. The London Dungeon

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Don’t miss out on the brand-new show ‘Bodysnatchers’ at The London Dungeons this summer! Watch the story of the London Burkers, a treacherous trio on the hunt for corpses to sell to anatomists. They have no qualms with drugging and taking new ones – will you escape or will your corpse be sold to the highest bidder! You can be prepared for spine-chilling effects and a variety of scares that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Book now with Picniq!

15. SEA LIFE London Aquarium

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This summer at Sealife get closer than ever to the Six Stars of the Sea and find out which one is your favourite! Are your little ones good at treasure hunts? Join Captain Careless on a pirate treasure hunt around the aquarium this summer and understand the true treasures of our oceans! You can figure out which sea creatures are most like which family members and enjoy some face painting on the way! From Gentoo Penguins, Seahorses, and 12 different species of shark, there is so much to see this year at SEA Life London! Book here with Picniq!

16. Kew Gardens

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Step into the tranquil world of Kew Gardens this summer! The beautiful plants and flowers are a must-see along with the Temperature house and Mediterranean Garden! Kew’s event of the summer also offers new art installations and a major ethereal exhibition! Learn about the future of food in a changing climate at Kew this summer. Book now with Picniq!

17. ZSL London Zoo

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This June join the around the world challenge at London Zoo to help them cover the 40,075km circumference of the planet! By visiting the zoo, on average most visitors walk 5km when seeing the animals, so pay the Zoo a visit to contribute to the challenge! From the 23rd of July-31 August, you will also be able to enjoy a summer of colour at the London Zoo! See the emerald tree boa, scarlet ibis and discover the animals that can emit their own light! Book your tickets with Picniq here!

18. London Transport Museum

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Head to the London Transport Museum to discover over 200 years of London’s transport history and stories from the people who have worked in the city! To celebrate bike week which happened earlier this month there is a collection and many stories to explore. There are also two ‘Depot open days: Act on it!’ on the 2nd and 3rd of July where you can enjoy sustainability-themed family activities. As well as under 5s family sessions in action, singing and story sessions, and ‘summer at the museum: Green Journey’ installations throughout the summer! Book now with Picniq!

19. Hounslow Urban Farm

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Free candyfloss for every child during the summer holidays! What’s not to like? Your little ones will love this summer day out on a farm! There are some amazing animal-encounter sessions where you can meet and learn about your farmyard friends. Book here now with Picniq!

20. Shrek’s Adventure! London

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Are your children big fans of Shrek? If so, they will have a fairytale experience at Shrek’s Adventure London! This summer there is also the opportunity to meet and have a party with Puss in Boots! Get your dance moves and sword fighting poses ready and head to Shrek’s Adventure between the 23rd of July and the 4th of September! Book now with Picniq!

21. The London Eye

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A visit to Southbank and the London Eye is a must-do this summer! It is the perfect way to keep the whole family entertained as they get to see the famous sites of London 135 metres above London! The summer is arguably the best time to take a trip to the London Eye as you can make a day out of it by exploring the Southbank and the Jubilee Gardens afterwards! Don’t miss out on the 360 degrees views, Book now with Picniq!

22. Thames Rockets

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This is one for the thrill-seekers! Experience London’s speedboat river rides and pass the Tate Museum, the OXO Tower, and HMS Belfast! There will be many selfie opportunities for the whole family and lots of good music on board. This is the perfect day out for all the family, book now with Picniq!

23. ArcelorMittal Orbit

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Located at the Olympic Park the ArcelorMittal Orbit is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family! Slide down the world’s longest tunnel slide with twists and turns to keep you entertained! Then why not explore the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after your slide to show the kids where the London 2012 Olympics all took place! Book now with Picniq!

24. The view from The Shard

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Summer is the best time of year to see all the sights of London with the sun shining and the views clear! So why not head to The View from the Shard this summer to experience a bird’s eye view of London from the tallest building in Western Europe! You can also add a glass of champagne for £16.50 per person if the parents fancy treating themselves! Book tickets here with Picniq!

25. The London Bridge Experience

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Take part in the London Bridge interactive walk-through with live actors playing past characters from the past 2000 years. Not only is this a historical and funny day out but also an educational one for kids! As a multi-sensory experience, you will also get to hear, smell and see what London Bridge would have been like throughout the ages! There is also a Guardian Angel tour available for the younger ones among your group! Book now with Picniq!

26. Tootbus London

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Enjoy an easy journey through London providing a fun and educational day out! The live guided commentary for children helps to keep them engaged whilst they take in the views of the major sights. This 45-minute tour will reveal London’s history and fun stories which will interest the whole family! There are also plenty of photo opportunities as you pass landmarks such as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. Book now with Picniq!

27. HMS Belfast

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This summer take part in the family activities at HMS Belfast! Not only is there an interactive ‘sea legs’ activity, but you can also travel back in time to D-Day in 1944 with a family mission! As the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship, HMS is a must-see this summer! Book now with Picniq!

28. The Natural History Museum

Learn about the history of life on earth this summer at The Natural History Museum! Find answers to all the questions that you’ve ever had about nature and uncover stories about the Museum’s collections, scientists, and research. Enjoy the ‘Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix it’ exhibition until the 29th of August through over 40 objects chosen by the Museum. Find out more here!

29. Goboat

Take a trip along the river in your own self-drive boating experience! Starting in Canary Wharf, Goboats will be able to see a stunning section of London Docklands! The boats fit up to 8 people including children with dogs also welcome. No boating experience is needed, and you can be on your boating adventure for 1, 2 or 3 hours, your choice! Bring a picnic and you’ll be set for the perfect family day out! Find out more here!

30. Village underground, London

Take a trip to the historic village underground which is a renovated turn-of-the-century warehouse. It represents the evolution of the East End over the last 100 years from a smoke-filled hothouse of the industry to the ultimate destination and living quarters of the city’s arts and entertainment enthusiasts. Find out more here!

31. Warwick Castle

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You have to experience the biggest summer in history! Enjoy an action-packed weekend with fabulous live shows and evening shows such as the Dragon Slayer and Sundown Spectacular! Take a trip into Zogs realm or watch the critically acclaimed show, The Falconer’s Quest! With 60 EPIC birds from all corners of the world and wingspans of up to 9 feet, your little ones faces will be amazed! You could be sat right in the flight path next to the riverside watching owls, vultures, and eagles! Book now with Picniq!

32. Wicksteed Park

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It’s that time of year to get your picnics ready to enjoy in Wicksteed Park. This summer row your boats across the idyllic lake at Wicksteed Park whilst also enjoying your favourite rides and attractions! Plus, there is an amazing regatta event taking place which is not something to be missed! Book now with Picniq!

33. Nottingham Castle

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Keep the kids entertained this summer at Nottingham Castle! There is a new outdoor adventure playground for your little ones as well as many deckchairs across the Middle and Lower Baileys so that you can soak up the sun whilst your little one splay! There will also be the Black Knight Historical with living history demonstrations throughout August, so why not give your kids a head start on learning for September! Book tickets here now with Picniq!

34. Silverstone Interactive Museum

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Discover the science and stories behind British motor racing this summer! This day out will have the whole family hooked as you get to see some of the most iconic cars and bikes that are a part of Silverstone’s 70-year history! In honour of the 60th anniversary of British Racing Motor’s world championship victory, there is also a new exhibition open until October. There is amazing imagery and video footage as well as a BRM P48 that was the team’s first rear-engine car. To have a chance to see this incredible exhibition book here with Picniq!

35. Africa Alive

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Africa Alive offers the perfect summer day out being set in over 100 acres of Suffolk countryside. It is the perfect place to be at one with nature as you meet the African lion and Chapman’s Zebra. There is also a Safari Road Train that travels across the reserve for your little ones to enjoy! Book here with Picniq!

36. Banham Zoo

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A day out at Banham Zoo is one that your little ones will remember, get ready for them to be amazed by all the amazing animals from sea lions to lemurs! They will also be left in awe at the birds of the world display. If they need to let out some energy throughout the day, there is also a woodland adventure where they can run, climb, and crawl through the play park! Book tickets here with Picniq!

37. Alton Towers

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Fancy a day of thrills at the UK’s biggest theme park… then head to Alton Towers! There are also 3 new attractions in CBeebies Land for your little ones to enjoy! Collect your big adventure badge from Hey Dungee himself and explore Gran Gran’s house and find JoJo who is hiding in the garden! Book now with Picniq!

38. IWM Duxford

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IWM Duxford is Europe’s largest air museum home to a century of aviation that you could get up close to! This summer there are also many family activities taking place so why not take part in the family D-Day mission, or perhaps join the flight academy and pick up one of the specially prepared paper plane flight packs! You can also head to the American Air Museum and build your own cockpit in cockpit control! Book here with Picniq!

39. Festival of sport

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Do your kids love sports? Then the Festival of sport is the perfect weekend of family fun for you this summer! Set in Holkham Park Norfolk, the kids can enjoy old and new sports such as hockey, rugby, rowing, trampolining, archery, dodgeball, netball, and many more! The expert coaching is something that you won’t find anywhere else and will leave your kids inspired and motivated at the end of the weekend! Why not also take part in the family 5k whilst you’re there! Book now with Picniq!

40. IronBridge Gorge

Enjoy a day out to a Victorian town where you will see horses and carts, an old-fashioned fairground and be able to buy some yummy sweets. It really does feel like stepping back in time! With so many fun and interactive experiences this really is the most fascinating day out for the kids. Why not exchange your modern money for pounds, shillings and pence or climb onto the little train to head into the Blists Hill Mine. Find out more here!

41. BeWILDerwood

Embark on a day of enchanting family fun in the forest! Enjoy the wooden play structures, aerial ropewalks, climbing walls, balancing logs, and muddled mazes in the amazing forest! BeWILDerwood is based on the children’s books written by local author Tom Blofeld and is a magical day out for all! Find out more here!

42. Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

If your little ones love butterflies, then what better place to take them than the butterfly farm! As the UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise, you will see butterflies flying in an exotic environment with waterfalls and fish-filled pools! From the 23rd of July to the 4th of September, you can also enjoy the mini-beast handling sessions as well as the butterfly life cycle and the beetle, pupae, and snake demonstrations. Find out more here!

43. Fantasy Island

Ride on over 30 rides this summer at Fantasy Island! Plus, this summer every Tuesday from the 19th of July to the 23rd of August there will be their very own summer beach parties with activities for children, evening entertainment, live performances, and more! Also, every Wednesday at Island beach from the 19th of July to the 24th of August there will be an amazing firework, laser, light sound, and projection show! What’s not to love! Find out more here!

44. Adventure Island

This is the theme park for everyone! As well as having many rides outside there are also lots of rides, a massive soft play, and arcades inside! This is great for those rainy English summer days! Find out more here!

45. Shugborough Estate

The gardens at Shugborough Estate offer magnificent views, monuments, and architecture. There is an explorer’s wood play for your little ones to stretch their legs throughout the day, as well as a place to grab an ice cream afterwards! Your little ones will also love the atmospheric servant’s quarters with the family-friendly trail where you must look out for the 7 coronets hidden! Will you be able to find them? Find out more here!

46. Black Country living museum

The Black country open-air living museum is not one to miss! See history brought to life and meet the historic characters who will show you what it was like to live and work in one of the first industrialised landscapes in Britain! Explore shops, pubs, and houses on your day out and take part in the old-fashioned street games! The vintage cinema and fish and chips will also bring smiles to your group’s faces! Find out more here!

47. Essington Farm

Pick your own fruit and vegetables from a 50-acre site this summer! This activity is a great incentive for your little ones to enjoy fruit and vegetables as they pick their own. There is also a farm shop for the adults to explore at the end of your picking session. Find out more here!

48. Walsall Leather Museum

Have a go at leather crafts at the Walsall Leather Museum! Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays you can have a go at making a bookmark, a personalised notebook, a leather wristband, a purse, or a hanging decoration depending on the date you choose to visit! On Wednesdays, there are also art and craft holiday sessions, and entry into the Museum is free so why not take a look! Find out more here!

49. Cadbury World

Head to Cadbury World this summer to take part in Freddo’s festival of fun! Enjoy the show from the famous frog as you’re taken on a musical journey through the World of Pop, Country, and Rock! Dance through the summer in this new live show! There is also so much more to explore at Cadbury World such as the 4D chocolate adventure so find out more here!

50. Shakespeare’s New Place

Do you want to see where William Shakespeare lived for 19 years? Enjoy the beautiful gardens, specially commissioned artworks and sculptures inspired by Shakespeare’s writing. See where the original hall was as well as Shakespeare’s Desk and Chair! Find out more here!  

51. Challenge Academy

Challenge yourself at the multi-activity site perfect for all ages! You could explore a ropes course, an obstacle course, a bouldering wall, a nets adventure course and there’s now also a mini ropes course! You can also learn new skills on a course teaching primitive bushcraft and forest skills! Find out more here!

52. Birmingham Back to Backs

Set in the city centre of Birmingham the Back to Backs tell the stories of 200 years of working people’s lives! Take a guided tour or simply visit the free exhibition, ‘Home from Home: Wassifa’s 50th Anniversary at Birmingham Back to Backs’. This exhibition explores the culture and identity of the Windrush generation and the emergence of African Caribbean youth culture in the UK. At the end of your day, you can also browse the second-hand bookshop. Find out more here!

53. Paultons Park

It’s finally time for you to take on the ultimate UK’s number 1 theme park – there’s something for everyone at Paultons Park including water rides, roller coasters, train rides, drop tower rides and so much more!

This activity is the perfect choice for young families. There are many rides for children under 1 metre in height too such as balloon rides, Ferris wheels, boat rides, tractor rides and more! Find out more here!

54. Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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JJ from the iconic CoComelon is coming to Chessington World of Adventures this summer! Your little ones can take part in a sing-along experience at the mini stage so get them ready to jump, sing and dance! There’s also the chance to enjoy the ‘Giggles, Games & The Gruffalo’ show before meeting over 1,000 incredible animals such as lions, monkeys, penguins, and gorillas! For the thrill-seekers in your group, there’s also over 40 rides offering something for everyone in the family! Book now with Picniq!

55. LEGOLAND®  Windsor Resort

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Create the most amazing memories at Legoland this summer! New this year is the Lego Mythica’s magical forest so why not go explore! You can also earn your very own driving licence and enjoy some incredible shows in amongst the 150 acres of parkland! Book here with Picniq!

56. Thorpe Park Resort

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Thorpe Park is launching a new feel-good carnival event from the 22nd of July-29th August this summer and you won’t want to miss out! Experience the thrill of Thorpe Park’s world-class coasters and amazing live entertainment. From accelerating to 80mph on the Stealth to twisting around on the colossus with ten acrobatic loops you will have an incredible day out! Book now with Picniq!

57. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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There is so much going on at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this summer for all the family to enjoy! There is the Medal Mania Trail and a Jubilee Make and Take where you can make your own keepsake. Awesome archery, totally Tudor games, and colourful calligraphy are also amongst the variety of engaging children’s workshops! Book your tickets now with Picniq!

58. Windsor Castle

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Enjoy some incredibly interesting exhibitions at Windsor Castle this summer in honour of the Queens Platinum Jubilee! From the Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace exhibition to the ‘Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession’ exhibition there is lots to see! There are also many tours, a masterpieces family trail and a ‘midweek make: medals’ activity for your little ones. Book your tickets now with Picniq!

59. Birdworld

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It’s Dinosaur week from the 1st-5th of August at Birdworld this summer! The popular ‘How to train a dragon’ show is back and there are many selfie opportunities to be had! Birdworld is also home to 1,200 animals with many rare and endangered species for you to discover! Book here with Picniq!

60. Hovertravel

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This summer take an exciting trip to the Isle of Wight on the Hovertravel! It is the fastest ferry service between Southsea and the Isle of Wight being just a 10-minute journey. The Isle of Wight has so much to offer in the summer with sandy beaches, amazing restaurants serving the best seafood, and beautiful walks to enjoy. There are also many water sports opportunities on the island such as paddle boarding, as well as the famous Cowes Week Regatta! Book now with Picniq!

61. Nickelodeon Adventure Lakeside

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Have the Nickelodeon experience of a lifetime at Nickelodeon Adventure Lakeside. Head to the Paw Patrol Command Center and help them get to their next missions before flying Donatello’s Ninja flyers! You can also explore the climbing tubes in Nick central and create your own constellation in the stars at Dora’s in the night sky! Plus, there’s a 4D cinema if you fancy taking a break during the day. Book here with Picniq!

62. Howletts Wild animal park

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Visit Kent’s original wildlife park this summer committed to conservation. The experience days and animal encounters also make the day extra special as you find out how your visit helps to protect and save rare and endangered animals. The Woodland walk is also a must-do as you see the life-size prehistoric creatures with those such as the mighty mammoth. Book now with Picniq!

63. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Set in 600 acres of countryside as the biggest zoo in the UK, Whipsnade Zoo has over 10,000 amazing animals to see! From elephants and rhinos to tigers and lions your little ones will be entertained all day! There is plenty of space to roam at Whipsnade this summer with the Penguin pool as a favourite! A visit to the tropical butterfly house will also see you surrounded by hundreds of colourful beauties! Head to Whipsnade Zoo this summer for a family fun-packed day out! Book now with Picniq!

64. New Forest Water Park

There is so much fun to be had at the New Forest Water Park! The aqua park is perfect for the whole family and will leave you all laughing at the end of your session. Challenge yourself on the inflatable course with swings and thin pathways to test your balance! If you fancy trying something new, there is also wakeboarding and kneeboarding with one-to-one sessions with an instructor for beginners. Head down to the beautiful lake this summer and enjoy a day of water sports. Find out more here!

65. Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Packed with vehicle exhibitions, photos and fascinating displays, there is so much to see at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum! Take a look at legendary F1 cars and land speed record breakers. Plus theres a new ‘Bond in motion- No time to die’ exhibition featuring nine iconic vehicles, gadgets and costumes from the latest 007 film! From the 3rd of July, there is also an even newer exhibition- ‘The story of mooring in 50 objects’!  These special objects consisit of the most historically important vehicles, motoring artefacts, film footage, images, documents and books from its archives! Take a look this summer!  Find out more here!

66. Longdown Activity farm

To experience a typical day on a family-run farm, head to Longdown activity farm! Take part in some hands-on activities such as bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, as well as duck feeding! There are also lots of lovely animals to meet on the farm, from donkeys and alpacas to Kunekune pigs and cute chicks! Find out more here!

67. Hever Castle

Visit the childhood home of Anne Boleyn! This summer there will be many jousting events throughout July and August where the Knights of Royal England will be performing exhilarating displays of action, stunts, falls, and fights in an authentic arena! It will also be a spellbound summer at Hever Castel where you can join the resident sorcerers and learn the tricks of the trade such as how to cast spells! Find out more here!

68. The New Forest paddle sport

Explore the stunning Keyhaven river and salt marshes with Hurst Castle by paddle board this summer! The New Forest offers a beautiful coastline which you could see from the water. There will be experienced instructors guiding you along the way and helping you with your paddle stroke! Relax on the water this summer with the family in the New Forest. Find out more here!

69. Skizone

Learn to ski or snowboard on the dry slopes in Basingstoke! If you fancy taking up a new sport or simply brushing up on your skills, this is the perfect place to practice without the hassle of going abroad! Lessons are offered for all ages and abilities and this summer there is a new summer passport available at Skizone, Basingstoke! It will give you 3 months of membership from as little as £69pp which includes private lessons! Find out more here!

70. Milestones living history museum

Live in the ‘good old days’ at Hampshire’s Milestones living history museum! There are cobbled streets, a seaside pier, teddy bears, vintage vehicles, an operating pub (for the older members of your family), and a sweet shop for the little ones! Experience a recreation of life from the Victorian times through to the 1930s and 1940s. Plus, until the 4th of September, there is a ‘History saves the world’ event where you can perhaps be greener by learning from the past and the Victorian’s greatness at repairing, reusing, and recycling! Find out more here!

71. Lightwater Valley

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This summer you can enjoy the Dino weekend at Lightwater Valley from the 6th-7th of August! On Saturday there will be a live dino show as well as a meet and greet with your favourite dinosaurs! Then on Sunday, there is the opportunity to see Terry the T-Rex the 8-foot monster dinosaur! Why not have your photo taken with him whilst you’re there. There will also be lots of other activities such as face painting and a Dinosaur rave disco! Book here now with Picniq!

72. Stockeld Park

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There is a new Playhive at Stockeld Park opening this summer which your little ones will love! It will be one of Europe’s largest indoor play centres and will open on the 23rd of July. There is also so much more to enjoy on your day out at Stockeld Park, such as the Magical Maze the Buccaneer boats, the pedal go-karts, outdoor inflatables, and lots more! Book here now with Picniq!

73. The Beatles Story

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There are up to 7 workshops this summer at The Beatles Story for all the family to enjoy! Set in the discovery zone your little ones can learn about the lives of The Beatles, their music, and their legacy through interactive screens, a giant floor piano, and Karaoke on the new mini Cavern Club stage! Sing your favourite Beatles songs and it will be a day you’ll always remember! Why not also celebrate Ringo’s birthday on the 9th of July by heading to the Discovery Zone to enjoy some Ringo songs on the record player and many activities! Book your tickets here with Picniq!

74. Peter Rabbit: Explore and Play

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This is a day out that your little ones will love. Enjoy five fluffy-tailed themed zones in a 45-minute adventure! Head to Jeremy Fisher’s sensory pond and make some music before venturing onto Mr Bouncer’s invention workshop and the secret treehouse! Meet all your favourite characters this summer by booking here with Picniq now!

75. Blackpool Tower Eye

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Take a trip to the top of the Blackpool Tower to experience the exciting SkyWallk! There is a five-centimetre-thick glass viewing platform that you can walk out onto if you dare! The views allow you to look out into the Irish Sea, the Blackpool Promenade, and the North West of England. On a clear summer’s day, you may even be lucky enough to see down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man! There’s also an immersive 4D cinema that you must visit before going to the top! Book here now with Picniq!

76. Blackpool Tower Dungeon

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For an experience elike no other head to Blackpool Tower Dungeons this summer! With theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides there is so much to see on this day out! Descend into the Dungeons in the lift jester where you will learn the Dungeon rules and perhaps you may even get the chance to meet the Jester! You will then step into the Dark Chapel to hear stories from a monk, before heading to Plague Street where you must keep an eye out for the Black Death! There are also many shows to enjoy in the Dungeons! Book now with Picniq!

77. Madame Tussauds Blackpool

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool really does provide the best opportunities for that perfect selfie! Head to the I’m a Celebrity area or pose on stage at Strictly Come Dancing! See some of your favourite celebs this summer and perhaps even enjoy a drink with the cast members of Corrie at the Rovers Return pub! Book here now with Picniq!

78. SEA LIFE Blackpool

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Discover a world underwater in the interactive themed zones at SEA LIFE Blackpool! Featuring huge sharks, mysterious stingrays, seahorses, and thousands of tropical fish, there is so much to see! Venture into the rock pools or take a walk down the Quayside to see some ocean giants such as Pollock, Brill, and Dogfish! You can also take a submarine ride to see some beautiful creatures such as Puffa fish and UFO-like jellyfish! With so much to do book now with Picniq!

79. Eureka the national children’s museum

Discover the six unique zones for kids aged 0-11 at the Eureka! Take a look around the Museum to give your little ones the opportunity to find out about themselves and the world around them through interactive exhibits! Find out more here!

80. Flamingo Land Resort, Yorkshire

Have you ever wanted to see a Lau Banded Iguana or a laughing Kookaburra? Then Flamingo land resort is the place for you to visit this summer! There are also many daytime shows for all the family to enjoy such as the ‘pirates of Zanzibar’ and the ‘sea lion show’. Whilst you’re there why not also have a go on the rides, there are also kids rides for your little ones! Take a ride on the Dino roller, the runaway train, or the helitoys for guaranteed fun! Find out more here!

81. I’m a Celebrity Jungle Challenge, Manchester

 Embark on an adventure in the NEW I’m a Celebrity Jungle Challenge! Who will be crowned king or queen of the jungle!? Experience physical and mental challenges as you try to collect those stars and see who will complete the 5-star-rated trials? There’s also the main camp, the throne, and a winner’s bridge for you to see! Find out more here!

82. National Football Museum

This is one for the football fans in your family! See the new exhibition dedicated to the history of the women’s game which coincides with the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament! The museum is collecting stories and objects from players, supporters, and communities to celebrate its perseverance, growth, and increased popularity. Within the museum, you can also find a penalty shootout, interactive games, as well as the opportunity to take a picture with the museum’s premier league trophy replica! Find out more here!

83. Treetop Adventure Golf, Manchester

With family saver tickets, yummy pizza, the bonus 19th hole, and a photo booth, an epic summer day out is waiting for you at the Treetop Adventure Golf Museum! Go and play the two indoor golf courses and tackle the tropical trail and ancient explorer! When you have completed the course why not enjoy something yummy to eat in the buzzing market to see what’s cooking in the Amazonian village. Find out more here!

84. Zip World

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Have an exhilarating experience this summer at Zip World! Enjoy some amazing views as you zip through the sky plus this Summer enjoy the new SkyFlyer which opens on the 6th of July! This will elevate you 140m into the air allowing you to appreciate the panoramic views of the North Wales Coast! There is also a new adventure ‘Tower Climber’ opening on the 11th of July! Book here now with Picniq!

85. Greenwood family park

Enjoy an action-packed day out at Greenwood family park, voted the best family day out in North Wales for 7 years running! There is also the great green run, a new sustainable ride set in the woods at 70 metres, and the longest in North Wales, you must give it a go. The enchanted river ride, woodland rovers, and green dragon roller coaster also offer a load of fun for everyone! Find out more here!

86. Portmeirion Village

This Italian-style village situated in Wales is home to many hotels, cottages, shops, restaurants, woodland gardens, and a spa. The stunning setting and authentic Italian-style gelateria really make you feel as though you’re in Italy! Some of the best views can be enjoyed from Salutation Square where you will also find the Triumphal Arch and The Ship Shop! Find out more here!

87. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

See the Welsh Highlands in the best way possible by rail! The world’s oldest narrow-gauge railway will take you on a 13 and a half-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. You will also pass through tranquil pastures, fantastic forests, and amazing lakes and waterfalls. Find out more here!

88. The Lammas ecovillage

Head to North Pembrokeshire to explore The Lammas ecovillage home to a collective of smallholdings and eco-dwellings in Preseli hills! They combine traditional farming and building techniques with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology, and permaculture. Take a guided tour or simply explore yourself! Find out more here!

89. The smallest house in Great Britain

Visit the smallest house in Great Britain this summer as one to tick off the bucket list! Gain an insight into what it may have been like to live in the smallest house when it was lived in before 1900, whilst also getting some amazing pictures! Located on the quayside and bright red in colour it’s hard to miss! At £1 entry for children and £1.50 for adults, this is a very affordable activity for all the family. Find out more here!

90. Dan-yr-ogof national showcaves centre for Wales

Take a 6km journey through the caves of Dan-yr-ogof! Get amazed by the famous “rasher of bacon”, “the heavenly “Angel” and the “alabaster Pillar” some of the great formations discovered by the Morgan Brothers during their adventures in 1912! Find out more here!

91. Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Situated in Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse which has served Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th Century is a beautiful place to visit this summer. It is currently The Queen’s official residence in Scotland which you could explore! Plus enjoy some special Jubilee exhibitions and displays this summer! Book here with Picniq!

92. The Kelpies Scotland

If you’re in Scotland this summer, take a trip to see the Kelpies! At 30 metres tall these are the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures!  This project has transformed 350 hectares of underused land into an amazing parkland, visitor attraction and marine hub with the canal so why not take a look! Find out more here!

93. Sea Kayaking the Scottish Highlands

What better way to enjoy a sunny summer’s day than sea kayaking the Scottish Highlands. On this 6-day trip, you will kayak through sheltered sea lochs, navigate the stunning coastlines, and gaze up at the towering peaks of the Torridon mountains! You may even be lucky enough to see some seals, dolphins, porpoises, and otters as well as lots of different bird life! Find out more here!

94. Fingal’s’ Cave, Scotland

This 72 feet tall and 270 feet deep sea cave offers an amazing sight! Shaped in six-sided pillars which make up its interior walls these columns allow a crude walkway just above the water level so that visitors can go inside and explore the cave! Explore these amazing views as a family! Find out more here!

95. Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail

Wander through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland on this trail! Reach the viewing platform to see some amazing views of the surrounding lowlands and pass through a fascinating limestone landscape. You will also get to see the unmistakable flat-topped ridge of Cuilcagh Mountain. The final ascent is up a steep section of steps so this part may be one for the older members of the family. Bring a picnic along and enjoy the breathtaking views! Find out more here!

96. Carrickfergus Castle

Visit a Norman Castle with the family this summer! Situated on the northern shore of Belfast Lough, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and is one of the best-preserved medieval structures in Ireland. Nowadays you can see historical displays including cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The newly transformed great hall at the top of the great tower is also something that amazes visitors. Find out more here!

97. Ulster Folk Museum, Northern Ireland

Take the family back in time at the Ulster Folk Museum where there will be costumed guides to make your day as easy as possible! You will see daily demonstrations of traditional crafts such as basket weaving and printing. Plus, until February there is a Languages of Ulster tour which explores the story of the Irish language through the places and people of the museum! Find out more here!

98. Belfast Zoo

Have a ‘zooper’ visit to Belfast Zoo this summer with over 600 animals and more than 120 species to see! The 55 acres with picnic tables throughout the zoo allow you to take a break at lunchtime. Either bring your own picnic or get a takeaway from one of the cafes! You can also sit down inside the cafes or grab an ice cream for the afternoon! Find out more here!

99. Grand Opera House, Belfast

Treat the family this summer to an evening out at the Grand Opera House, Belfast! From ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ to ‘Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers’ there is so much to experience! Book now so that you don’t miss out. Find out more here!

100. The Jungle, Northern Ireland

Does your family enjoy adventure and competition? If so, then The Jungle NI can offer just that! Take part in activities such as zorbing, paintballing, high-wire tree top adventure courses, clay pigeon shooting, archery, llama trekking and so much more! If you start to get peckish, don’t worry, The Jungle’s coffee shop and BBQ bar are stocked with the best local produce and lots of child-friendly snacks and hot food! It’s also pet-friendly so bring your furry friends with you! Find out more here!


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