The sun has got his hat on – let’s go out to play,
But what shall we do on this lovely sunny day?
Botanical gardens, farms and parks,
Any of these will get you top marks!
Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Cheddar, Somerset
At 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge and it’s just waiting for you to explore! Enjoy the sunshine and follow the cliff top walk which is 3 miles long and features views of the spectacular scenery. A perfect spot for a picnic! BOOK HERE.
Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Wales
Perched on a rock and dominating the landscape is this dramatic castle. Originally built by Welsh Princes and was then the ancestral home of the Herberts and Clives. Packed full with amazing antiques and paintings there is plenty to see. The children will love the Children’s Trail that leads them around the castle finding the different clues. The gorgeous gardens are world famous and are full of stunning plants, with lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. Find out more here:
The Blue Pool, Wareham, Dorset
Set in the Purbeck Hills in Dorset- The Blue Pool is a stunning man-made pool known for its gorgeous blue colour. This pool is not for swimming, unfortunately, but it offers a perfect summer day out for all the family. Take some woodland walks in the surrounding areas or relax on one of the nearby benches and soak up the sun. There are various spots for picnics and a lovely tea room offering a range of hot and cold food and drink, why not try their famous afternoon tea? Find out more here:
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland
A beautiful place to take the whole family for a sunny day out. As you walk through the gardens, you’ll marvel at the array of plant collections, and even some tropical ponds. The recently restored Kibble Palace is stunning and was designed by engineer, astronomer and photographer, John Kibble. Find out more here.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Stand at the centre of the world on the historic Prime Meridian line, the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), every place on Earth was measured in terms of its distance East or West from this line! Take in breathtaking views from the top of the hill – officially Picniq’s favourite view of London! The observatory is set in Greenwich Royal Park so you can also take a picnic and run around in the sun. BOOK HERE.
St Bees Beach, St Bees, Cumbria
This sand and shingle beach makes a perfect day out for all the family. Although there’s no lifeguard, you can swim in the sea and there are also rock pools at low tide. Take a walk along the coast to Whitehaven too. Find out more here.
Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire
Longleat makes a great day out for all the family. Visit the monkeys, lions and other animals at the drive-through safari. Afterwards, why not take a walk in the sunshine around the beautiful gardens surrounding the house? BOOK HERE.
Heaton Park, Manchester
The biggest park in the North West of England, there’s heaps to do here. Take the little monkeys on a Treetop Trek, try out a rowing boat, or fly down the new UFO-themed tower slide in the playground! There are endless ways to get them to blow off some steam in the fresh air. Find out more here.
Ackers Adventures, Sparbrook, Birmingham
Have an action-packed day out with activities including tobogganing skiing, canoeing, bushcraft, and many more! Age restrictions apply to certain activities so make sure you check before visiting… Find out more here.
Swithens Farm, Rothwell, Leeds
Have some more animal fun in the sun at this popular family farm. Take a walk around the open farm and say hello to the calves, pigs and piglets, rabbits, ducks, geese and the 2 micropigs, Molly and Millie. If you work up an appetite, don’t forget to pay a visit to the cafe or stock up on produce in the farm shop! Find out more here.
The World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere
Discover the Lake District’s natural beauty and plentiful wildlife which inspired Beatrix Potter to write her popular and much-loved stories. With our rail, sail and tail package you can enjoy a ride in a Victorian steam engine, a cruise across Lake Windermere and entrance to the enchanting attraction where Potter’s stories are brought to life in 3D! No need to pre-book either, Find out more here.
GoApe, Various Locations
ave fun in the forest, swinging, jumping, zipping, soaring and more! Across the various locations, you can find a selection of activities including zip lines, treetop trampolines, forest Segways and of course the assault courses. You can choose the activities to suit your ability too. A sure bet for any family! BOOK HERE.
Kew Gardens, London
Kew is not only the World’s most famous botanical gardens, it’s also the largest UNESCO World Heritage site! Marvel at the beautiful landscapes, glasshouses, historic buildings and the largest and most diverse collection of plants in the World. The Temperate House reopened in May 2018 following a 5 year restoration so you can be amazed by thousands of more species! BOOK HERE.
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