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What’s On This Week 3rd – 9th August

Written by Helen

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We love the summer holidays, with so much going on around the country it’s hard to choose what to write about! So here’s a quick round up of some great deals and some fab events for families around the UK.

sunbulletTower of London, save up to 17% off tickets with Days Out With Kids

This summer explore the Tower of London, which is one of the most famous landmarks in the city, and discover a wealth of history and family fun. Join a Yeoman Warder Tour where a Beefeater will tell you stories from the towers murky past or pick up one of the family trails that will lead you around the fortress. You can see the dazzling Crown Jewels which are safely guarded by the Beefeaters in the Jewel Tower, meet the famous ravens who live at the tower, see incredible armour collections in the Royal Armouries and much, much more!
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sunbulletLightwater Valley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, Family ticket exclusive £44 for a family ticket, which includes a meal voucher & Front of Queue Pass!!

We have a fantastic new deal for Lightwater Valley!! On a visit to the theme park you can expect a day of excitement and adventure where you can go on Europe’s longest roller coaster, The Ultimate!  Younger visitors can enjoy swashbuckling adventures in Skeleton Cove, discover the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack’s or take to the skies in the powerful grip of the Eagle’s Claw.
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 sunbulletWalk In The Park, Hyde Park, London; 7th & 14th August 11:00 -12:30, £5 per person, all ages

The beautiful Hyde Park has inspired many people most notably J.M Barrie, who wrote the Peter Pan stories. Over a few dates in the summer the family can join one of these interactive walks where you will learn about the many perilous journeys that Peter took. If you can, make sure you dress up to look the part!
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sunbulletRSPB The Big Wild Sleep Out, 7th – 9th August, Countrywide, Pricing varies, aged 5+

Take part in a wild night out by either camping in your own back garden or joining one of the amazing events being held at RSPB centres around the country. It’s all about getting people to connect with the wildlife that surrounds them (and to have fun). At the event in the Arne Nature Reserve Dorset you will need to take your own camping gear along once you’ve pitched up there’s a guided night time walk and food cooked over the campfire.
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 sunbulletGiant Lego Animals, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire; 09:30 – 17:30, Until 3rd September, Adult $12.70, Child £7, Family £35.55,

There are some very special visitors at Slimbridge this summer! Go and see nine marvellous giant LEGO creations including an otter, dragonfly and a bright pink flamingo! They form an exciting adventure trail with the hope of making the point to kids that we need a better future for our wildlife and nature. Don’t miss a visit to the LEGO play area, plus look out for the fun workshops too!
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 sunbulletRun Wild, Child, Manchester City Centre; 6th August, 10:00 – 15:00, Free, all ages

It’s time for a wild family adventure around Manchester! Pick up one of the magical maps from Exchange Street and follow the trail to discover the wild creatures that live hidden underneath Manchester. Solve clues, find hidden messages and enjoy surprise happenings. Make sure you turn up prepared as you are most likely going to get wet and muddy!
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sunbulletSummer Fun, Penrhyn Castle, Wales, 9th August, 11:00 – 16:00, Adult £11.99, Child £6, Family £29.99, All ages

Take the family to this impressive neo-Norman castle to see its opulent interiors and learn about the buildings intriguing history. Throughout the holidays they have a ‘Summer of Fun’ planned; on Mondays you can discover the nature on the estate, Thursdays there are Castle Fun Days with games and storytelling for the family and on Sundays you can enjoy a day of archery, hawking and horseback displays.
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sunbulletSummer Holiday Fun, Cadbury World, Birmingham; A timed tour must be pre-booked, Adult £16.25, Child £11.95, Family £49.80, all ages

Not only is there the fantastic chocolate tour, but this summer there’s even more to see and enjoy! There’s going to be lots of extra entertainment with fun entertainers, clever magicians and cheeky ventriloquists all performing in a special marquee.
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sunbulletWoodland Warriors, Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland, 5th August, £20 per child, 11-14 years

On this action-packed day out the kids will learn how to become woodland warriors. Through a number of exciting activities the kids will learn about wildlife, plants, bonfires and even how to build shelters.
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sunbulletTeddy Bear Picnic, Irerewe Garden and Estate, 5th August, 10:3- – 12:30, Adult £5, Child £5, under 10s

Teddies and children will enjoy this morning of fun! Expect a exciting activities, games and delicious food at the picnic. Make sure you go suitable dressed and all teddies must be accompanied by a child.
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sunbulletMedieval Medicine, Colchester Castle Museum, Essex; 4th August, various times throughout the day, Adult £7.50, Child £4.75, Family £20, ages 6+

Imagine the days before all the hi-tech medicine that we have today, pretty grim! At this fun event you can meet the castle’s nun and learn all about medicine in medieval times when herbs and spices were used to treat a range of illnesses.
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Take the family to Sherwood Forest and enjoy a festival dedicated to Robin Hood and his Merry Men. You will see costumed characters, strolling players and there will be plenty of medieval stalls to look at. Kids will love the jousting and falconry displays and watching children’s outdoor theatre performances that will take place every day.
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Remember to visit our website Days Out With Kids for many more days out suggestions, events and deals near you!

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