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What’s On 11th & 12th July 2015

Written by Helen

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From Dino nights to Summer race days this weekend is full of excitement! Plus plan ahead and book tickets for the brilliant Camp Bestival @ Lulworth Castle 31st July -2nd Aug!

sunbulletLIMITED TIME OFFER! Book Camp Bestival day and weekend tickets through Days Out With Kids and pay NO BOOKING FEE!! Day tickets: Adults £65, Child (15 – 17years) £37.50, Child 11 – 14 years £32, Child 5 – 19 years £15 and Under 4’s FREE.


Over four days this family friendly festival in Dorset is going ‘wild’! Children’s favourites, Steve Backshall, Michaela Strachan and Bill Oddie will be making appearances throughout the weekend, plus kids will enjoy a whole host of wild activities and woodland adventures from Bushcraft to the National Trust’s ’50 Things Meadow’ and beyond! There’s a superb line up of music too with Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Professor Green, Wretch 32, Kate Tempest, Bob Geldof, Soul II Soul, Level 42, Alison Moyet, Ella Eyre and many more performing.

sunbulletWhitworth Museum; Manchester, 10am – 5pm, FREE

This brilliant museum has just been voted ‘Museum of the Year 2015’ and is definitely worth a visit! There are plenty of free family activities on offer indoors and out and even something for the very tiny ones. Join in with music, dance and drama workshops and watch the children use their imaginations and creativity while having a great time!

sunbulletKent County Show; Maidstone; 10-12 July, 8am-6pm, Adult £18.50, Child £5

This annual county show is jam packed with entertainment and fun for all the family. Expect to see lots of different animals, demonstrations, tasty food and activities everyone can enjoy. The Met Police Horses will be in action and the mighty Spitfire will be in the sky along with the magnificent Red Arrows. It promises to be an exciting day out for everyone!

sunbulletSuper Science Month at Discover Children’s Story Centre; London 11-12 July, from 12:30pm, Adult £5, Child £5, kids aged 3+

Bring the kids along to Dr Bob’s story laboratory where they can have messy fun creating their own jar of lava and following a story trail looking for fascinating scientific facts. Afterwards explore the rest of this brilliant story centre and all the magical things there are to do!

sunbulletBournemouth University Festival of Learning; Bournemouth, 11 – 17 July, FREE, kids aged 3+

This festival of learning is returning for its third year and promises a week full of different events, workshops and activities for all the family. There will be kids camps, arts, crafts and science experiments and a Jurassic fossil fun workshop not to be missed. Saturday 11th August is a specific family day and Chris Packham from Springwatch is making a special appearance too sharing his stories and encounters with the animal world and his views on conservation.

sunbulletThe Summer Mile Raceday at Ascot Racecourse;  Ascot, 11 July, Adults premier £20, Kids free

Why not enjoy a family day out at the races! Grownups can watch top class racing, while for kids there is lots of fantastic entertainment to occupy them for hours in the new Family Enclosure with fairground rides, arts and crafts and storytelling sessions with the Gruffalo. Don’t forget to bring a teddy for the Teddy Bear’s picnic and look out for Billy the Bear and Bonnie the Bear too!

sunbulletDino’s at Night at Dinosaur Adventure; Norfolk, 11 July, 6pm-10.30pm, Adults £8.50, Kids £9.50

Visit this fun dinosaur park with all the family and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment including games and great music from the band ‘Aftershock’. Kids will love the treasure hunt, watching amazing birds of prey demonstrations and ferret racing. With lots more on offer everyone is sure to have a dino-tastic time!

sunbulletZSL Whipsnade Zoo; Dunstable, Norfolk, From 10am, Book here and save up to 17%, Adults £22.70, Kids £16.35

Spend a day at this zoo with its 2,500 animals and see the very best the animal world has to offer. There are some great daily events not to be missed too from seeing what the lemurs have for breakfast to Chimp chat to see what the topic of the day is for the cheeky monkeys! The sealions will be eager as always to show off their amazing acrobatic skills in their daily show!

sunbulletWales National Airshow; Swansea, 11 – 12 July, 10am -6pm, FREE

The most amazing aircraft will take to the skies over the beautiful Swansea Bay for the annual Wales National Airshow. See the spectacular Red Arrows, the Typhoon and the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as other fascinating civilian and military planes and helicopters. There will be plenty of ground attractions, an interactive military village and kids will enjoy all the entertainment on offer. Check the website to see a detailed timetable or purchase a timetable on the day.

sunbulletPirate Summer Fun at The Tallship;  Glasgow, until 12 August, 11am – 3pm, Free entry (£3 fee for treasure hunt) kids aged 4+

Look out – there be Pirates about! Bonny Ann and Scary Mary have invaded The Tall Ship with some great activities planned for all visiting ship mates. Kids can enjoy daily treasure hunts, storytelling and digging for buried treasure. They can even make your very own parrot ooo-aaarr!

sunbulletDragon Quest at Sutton Hoo;  Ipswich, 11-12 July, 11am – 4pm, Adult £8.70, Child £4.35

This ancient historical Anglo – Saxon burial site is holding a free event where kids can join the mighty Ealdfaeder for an adventure in search of dragons. There will be lots of energetic activities including knocking out guards and fighting giants, trolls and goblins.

Have a fab weekend!!


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