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What’s On this Week 25th – 31st July

Written by Helen

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This week you can watch ‘Deadly Shows’ by Steve Backshall, discover some horrid history or even enjoy a leisurely cycle ride through the New Forest!

sunbulletDisney Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ at Hamleys, London; 25th July, 10:00 – 17:00, Free, all ages

There’s a new Disney Pixar film to see called ‘Inside Out’ and in celebration of its release kids can not only enjoy a magical visit to the famous toy store Hamley’s, but they can venture inside the character Riley’s imagination and have a free photo taken with their favourite emotion. Don’t miss the badge making workshop and other activities on offer, plus look out for exciting giveaways too!

sunbulletMedieval Mayhem at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Sheffield; 21 July – 31 August, Adult £9.50 Child£8.50, all ages

A visit to Tropical Butterfly House this summer will have a distinctly Medieval theme! Everyone in the family can have a go at archery or follow a Medieval woodland walk with costumed staff. Don’t miss the Medieval Puppet Show and a visit to the adventure Realm of Camelot adventure playground. All this with some great animals to see, so what’s not to love!

sunbulletSteve Backshall’s ‘Deadly Summer Shows’ at Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable; 25th – 27 th July, 11:00, 13.30 & 15.00, Adult £22.70 Child £16.35, all ages Save up to 17% off tickets

The entertaining and fearless wildlife presenter Steve Backshall is visiting this brilliant zoo to present 3 fantastic live shows every day. Many of the zoo’s residents will be featured together with amazing flying demonstrations by exciting birds of prey. Steve will be ready to answer any questions you have so make sure they are really ‘deadly’!

sunbulletSummer Fun at the Bristol Aquarium; 18th July – 31st  August, 10:00 – 17:00, Adult £14 Child £9.50, all ages

This summer there are lots of brilliant events and activities at this fascinating aquarium. Kids will love feeding the fish and listening to storytelling sessions. There will be real life mermaids to meet on ‘Mermaid Mondays’ and talks about frogs and bugs from a resident expert! Check out the website for full details on what is going on.

sunbulletHorse and Cavalier: Arena Spectacular! Derbyshire; 25th – 26th July, 11:00 – 17:00, Adult £10 Child £5.90, all ages

Bring the family to this impressive castle to see an extravaganza of riders on horseback dressed in true cavalier clothing with frills, feathers and high boots. Their performance will amaze the audience and the commentary will explain what techniques are being used and why William Cavendish, who trained these horses in the 1630’s became such an equestrian legend. Great entertainment for all the family!

sunbulletBoxsmall: Edinburgh’s Summer Family Festival; 15th July – 31st August, 10:00 –19:00, Free, all ages

Boxsmall is a summer family festival held on the rooftops of the Princes Mall in Edinburgh city centre. There promises to be plenty of entertainment for all the family to enjoy together with beautiful views of this marvellous city. Visit the market stall selling lovely Scottish produce and take the kids to the Bubbleparc where they can have fun joining in with lots of activities. There promises to be interactive live shows that little kids will love!

sunbulletThe National Showcaves Centre for Wales; Swansea, Adult £13.75 Child £9.50, all ages

Come and spend a family day out exploring these incredible caves that were formed millions of years ago. In the bone cave there are 42 human skeletons buried dating back to the Bronze Age and fascinating exhibits explaining how caves were used and lived in way back in time. Visit the brilliant Dinosaur Park which has one of the largest collections of dinosaur models in the world! With lots of other great attractions onsite and indoor play areas for the kids this is a lovely place for all the family!

sunbulletHoliday Activities, Ragged School Museum, London; Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 – 17:00, Free, Aged 4+

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the summer holidays this brilliant museum is offering free family arts and craft activities in celebration of Queen Victoria’s 63 years on the throne. There will be plenty of Victorian themed things to make and do and kids can take part in a reconstruction of a Victorian classroom and carry out some chores that children would have done all those years ago in a Victorian kitchen.

sunbulletDinosaur Uproar, Eden Project; 24th July – 2nd September, 09:00 – 18:00, Adult £25, Child £14, Family £69

Whilst exploring the tropical Biome’s at Eden Project you will see that dinosaurs have invaded. Under every bush or hidden behind the trees there might be one lurking. Become a Certified Dino Expert by collecting all the stamps in one of the Adventure Journals as you make your way around and you can even meet a dino expert and take part in a ‘dig’!

sunbulletForest Leisure Cycling, New Forest, Hampshire; 09:00 – 17:30Prices From Adult £17, Child £8 

Explore the gorgeous New Forest landscape by bicycle this summer. You can hire a bike and even seat/trailers for the little ones if they are unable to cycle themselves. Head off on one of the nine cycle routes on offer through the New Forest, you can even follow one trail that takes you to the Liberty Owl & Raptor Centre.

sunbulletHorrid History Week – Nasty Normans at Mountfitchet Castle, Chelmsford; 27th July – 2nd August, Adult £9.95 Child £7.95

This very unique open-air museum is hosting a Horrid History Week that sounds like a lot of fun! Time traveller Doctor Doo will transport everyone back to the time of the Normans in 1066, where kids can find out just what did hit Harold in the eye! There will be chances to meet William the Conqueror, soldiers and peasants and learn how they lived all those years ago. This is a fantastic interactive experience for kids and a great way to learn all about this famous time in history.

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