Check out the best places to visit in March 2023,
From gorgeous animals to thrilling rides, there’s so much to see!
Prepare for some amazing family fun,
Get your little ones ready as spring has just begun!
Take a look at the best family attractions to visit in March 2023!
Fancy taking the family on a trip to some top UK attractions this March? Discover brand-new activities for thrill seekers, crazy adventures for explorers, and magnificent creatures from across the globe! Take a look at our guide to the best attractions for young families, and don’t forget, you can save money on your tickets here.
1. KidZania, London
Experience brilliant adventures and great activities at KidZania during March 2023! Choose from a variety of real life role-play scenarios such as taking flight as a pilot, presenting your very own TV show, or saving lives as a firefighter. Whatever your little ones dream of doing, there’s something at KidZania for all personalities and ages! Book now with Picniq!
2. Madame Tussauds London
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!
3. The London Dungeon
Don’t miss out on the amazing show ‘Bodysnatchers’ at The London Dungeons this March! 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!
4. SEA LIFE London Aquarium
From Gentoo Penguins, Seahorses, and 12 different species of shark, there is so much to see this year at SEA Life London this March! Get ready for a beautiful adventure beneath the waves and come face-to-fin with some of the oceans most magnificent creatures. This is both a fun and educational experience for little ones! Book here with Picniq.
5. Kew Gardens
Step into the tranquil world of Kew Gardens this spring! The beautiful plants and flowers are a must-see along with the Temperature house and Mediterranean Garden! With so many interesting spaces and fun activities for the family, Kew Gardens is fast becoming a family favourite! Book now with Picniq.
6. Hounslow Urban Farm
Your little ones will love this spring day out on a farm! There are some amazing animal-encounter sessions where you can meet and learn about your farmyard friends. This educational and fun experience is amazing for families with younger children! Book here now with Picniq.
7. DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London
Are your children big fans of Shrek? If so, they will have a fairytale experience at Shrek’s Adventure London! Start your adventure by boarding the DreamWorks Tours Magical Flying Bus as you journey to ‘Far Far Away’. Once there you will meet Shrek’s colourful and hilarious friends, including Cinderella, Puss in Boots and of course Donkey. Visit the swamp and cook up a magical spell with the Muffin Man! Book now with Picniq.
8. The London Eye
A visit to Southbank and the London Eye is a must-do this spring! 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 spring 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!
9. Thames Rockets
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.
10. ArcelorMittal Orbit
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!
11. The view from The Shard
Why not head to The View from the Shard this March 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!
12. The London Bridge Experience
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!
13. HMS Belfast
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!
14. Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Meet over 1,000 incredible animals such as lions, monkeys, penguins, and gorillas this March! For the thrill-seekers in your group, there’s also over 40 rides offering something for everyone in the family! Chessington World of Adventures Resort is a full day out for the whole family! Book now with Picniq.
15. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
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!
16. Thorpe Park Resort
Experience the thrill of Thorpe Park’s world-class coasters and amazing live entertainment. From accelerating to 80mph in 2 seconds on the Stealth coaster, to twisting around on the Colossus coaster, with ten acrobatic loops you’re guaranteed to have a thrilling day out! Book now with Picniq!
Take the family on an adventure and have fun exploring our 26-acre bird park, farm and gardens, where you can discover over 200 different species of birds from all over the world. Owls, flamingos, penguins, parrots, and many more. Discover fascinating facts about their habits and habitats and find out about how Birdworld is helping to preserve the worlds bird population through conservation projects at the daily talks and feeds! Book here with Picniq!
18. Howletts Wild animal park
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!
19. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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 spring with the Penguin pool as a favourite! A visit to the tropical butterfly house will also see you surrounded by hundreds of colourful beauties! Book now with Picniq!
20. Longleat, Warminster
Longleat is an action-packed adventure around some of the world’s most majestic creatures and it’s bound to create timeless memories for you and your little ones! Take a drive with a difference. Look out for lions, tigers, rhino, giraffe and Longleat’s infamous cheeky monkeys! See the fastest creatures on earth in ‘Cheetah Kingdom’ and brave a trip into Lion Country and Tiger Territory! Book now with Picniq.
21. Cheddar Gorge
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!
22. Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein
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!
23. Tootbus Bath Discovery Tour
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!
24. Warwick Castle
Take the little ones to Warwick Castle this March and experience the world’s first Zog playland! It’s time for you and your family to embark on an action-packed adventure at Warwick Castle. With crazy live shows, fun adventures, and over 200 event days taking place across the year, Warwick Castle is the ultimate family destination! Book now with Picniq!
25. Wicksteed Park
Get your picnics ready and head to Wicksteed Park for a brilliant family day out. Featuring 4 magnificent zones with great rides and activities, there’s something for the whole family to do at Wicksteed Park! If you’ve got some thrill-seekers in your family, don’t miss the awesome Thrill Zone with amazing rides such as the Rocky River Falls! Book now with Picniq!
26. Silverstone Interactive Museum
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! There’s amazing imagery and video footage, as well as a BRM P48 that was the team’s first rear-engine car. To see this incredible exhibition book here with Picniq!
27. Africa Alive
Set in over 100 acres of Suffolk countryside, Africa Alive is an excellent choice for any family looking to take advantage of the spring season! It’s 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!
28. Banham Zoo
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!
29. Alton Towers
Fancy a day of thrills at the UK’s biggest theme park… then head to Alton Towers! There are also 3 amazing 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! Don’t miss out on the brand-new attraction, ‘The Curse at Alton Manor’ which opens on the 19th March! Book now with Picniq.
30. IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford is Europe’s largest air museum home to a century of aviation that you could get up close to! IWM Duxford presents interactive exhibitions, dynamic talks and family entertainment for all ages and is home to the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and ground vehicles! Book here with Picniq.
31. Lightwater Valley
Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and just a few miles from Ripon, Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park offers a day out brim-full of activities and experiences for the whole family. Visitors can discover an aerial woodland walk with a difference, as they bounce around giant trampoline nets suspending high above the park. Tree Top Trails covers over 2000 square metres and is the biggest of its kind in the UK! Book here now with Picniq!
32. The Beatles Story
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! Book your tickets here with Picniq!
33. Peter Rabbit: Explore and Play
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!
34. Blackpool Tower Eye
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 spring 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!
35. Blackpool Tower Dungeon
For an experience like no other head to Blackpool Tower Dungeons this March! 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!
36. Madame Tussauds Blackpool
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!
37. SEA LIFE Blackpool
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!
38. Zip World
Have an exhilarating experience this spring at Zip World! Zoom through the trees on the Fforest Coaster suitable from ages 3yrs+, bounce in the tree on the ‘Treetop Nets’, or bounce, slide and jump underground at ‘Bounce Below’. Younger children aged 5-12 years will absolutely love ‘Tree Hoppers’, a fun rope course through the trees. Book here now with Picniq!
39. 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!
40. 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!
41. 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!
42. 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!
43. 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!
44. 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!
45. 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!
46. 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!
47. 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!
48. Palace of Holyroodhouse
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 March. Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and is an insightful trip in to Scotland’s rich history! Book here with Picniq!
49. The Kelpies Scotland
If you’re in Scotland this spring, 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!
50. 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!
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