Days Out Ideas

The Ultimate Summer Days Out Guide

Summer Holiday Days Out
Written by Elexa Rose


School’s out for SUMMER!!! Which means hot weather, long days and lots and lots of ice cream! Finding ways to keep the kids entertained all Summer long can be a bit exhausting so we’ve made it super easy for you by finding the best of the best days out ideas from our website and compiling them into useful guides for each region of the UK. So whether you’re looking for something locally or if you’re holidaying elsewhere in country, we’ve got you covered!

To see our days out guide for each region simply click the region’s title or the ‘find out more’ link ūüôā


We’ve got awesome deals on some top attractions, such as KidZania, ZSL London and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! plus loads of ideas for getting out and about for free, such as the cool outdoor lido in Hyde Park, or if you’re just visiting for a few days check out some of the unmissable stops for kids such as Hamley’s Toy Store! Find out more.


Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

As well as beautiful beaches, parks and gardens the South is chock-full of awesome things to do with the kids this Summer. Go on a fun and education day out at the Eden Project on Cornwall, or if your little ones love being active then take them down to the clip ‘n’ climb in Devon! Whatever their interests, I’m sure we’ve got something for them in this guide.¬†Find out more.


Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and the Isle of Wight

From adventure to animals to books! We’ve got loads of days out ideas all over the South West to fill your Summer Holidays with fun! Check out the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery in Buckinghamshire or explore the stunning Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire. Want to step it up a gear? We’ve got a great deal on for Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth!¬†Find out more.


Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

East Anglia is home to some of the most amazing days out we’ve seen! Including the stunning¬†Holkham Hall and Garden which has more fun activities than we could possibly list, canoeing, zip wiring and water zorbing to name just a few! Or, take a walk through the BeWilderwood wilderness and a discover magical world amongst the trees.¬†From amazing animal parks to stunning landmarks you won’t be bored this Summer in East Anglia!¬†Find out more.


Weather you live in Wales or just visiting make sure you take advantage of all the beautiful landscapes that are on offer such as the stunning beaches, fairytale-esque castles and quaint villages. Wales is even home to the UK’s highest waterfall with the Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall falling 240 feet! As well as the gorgeous scenery we’ve also got lots of ideas for those of you looking for adventurous, educational or craft days out…¬†¬†Find out more.


Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire

From big attractions to the little ones, we’ve got a huge range of days out ideas whatever your kids like to do! Animal mad? Take them to West Midland Safari Park! Adventurous? Explore the Wolseley Centre! Even if the weather isn’t great there are loads of awesome play centres, ice rinks and so much more!¬†Find out more.


Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

There’s LOADS to do in the East Middles right on your doorstep or a little drive away! Such as West Midland Safari Park and ZSL Whipsnade, some of our¬†favourite places for wild day out. Other top picks include the National Centre for Craft & Design (perfect for a rainy day) and Kidsquadz in Retford (great for kids that love to get muddy!). Find out more.


Yorkshire dwellers and visitors will be spoilt for choice this Summer! There’s so much to see and do – you could take the kids pottery painting at Make ‘n’ Take, take on the waves with Scarborough Surf School or explore the strange yet magical world at the Forbidden Corner! Find out more.


Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire

The North West is brimming with loads to do this Summer! For the adventurous family there’s Gulliver’s World and Legoland Discovery Centre or if you’re looking for something a bit different why not try you hand at segways, trampolining or a hop on a historic steam boat in Cumbria!¬†Find out more.


Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham

If you’re looking for days out inspiration in the North East then we have a whole lot of ideas here! Explore stunning landscapes such as Alnwich Castle and Hamsterly Forest or go on adventure at Diggerland in Durham. Or if you’re just looking to enjoy the sun (while it lasts!) why not take a trip to Stanhope Pool for a heated outdoor swimming pool. Find out more.


There is endless amounts of fun to be had this Summer in Scotland! Cool down with the awesome Time Capsule water park in Coatbridge, explore the tree tops with the Go Ape! course at Crathes Castle or meet the local wildlife at Highland Safaris in Aberfeldy. Whatever the weather we’ve got something fun to do!¬†Find out more.


From mountain tops to surfers beaches, Norther Ireland has so much to offer this Summer. Try your hand at a whole host of waterside activities at Creggan Country Park, or raise your heartbeat at the exhilarating Legan Valley LeisurePlex. If the weather isn’t great you could also head out to Riverwatch Aquariums or let the kids blow of some steam at one of the awesome indoor play centres.¬†Find out more.

We’d love to know what your favourite places to visit with kids are, wherever you are in the UK! Share your awesome days out with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!



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