Here are my favourite thing to do across the country this weekend! If you can’t make any of these then check out even more ideas on our website daysoutwithkids.co.uk
Trooping The Colour, London, 13th June, 10.30am, FREE
Take the family along to this annual royal tradition that celebrates the marking of The Queen’s official birthday. Full of military pomp and pageantry you will first see the Queen inspect the troops of the Household Division, then will then lead the troops down the famous Mall towards Buckingham Palace in a carriage. Afterwards, the Queen appears with the Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace and everyone can enjoy a RAF flypast.
Folkestone and Ashford Military Show, 13th & 14th June, Adult £8, Child £5, Family £20, ages 6+.
If your kids love tanks and anything military take them along to this show where they will see military vehicles, re-enactments, displays and even a fun fair! Over the weekend there will be wide-ranging displays such as the Essex Dog Team, the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment Parachute Display Team, the Teeny Boppers Dance Group and many more. Best of all if you book in advance a family ticket is only £10!
Festival of Nature, Bristol, 13th -14th June, FREE
Bristol is this year’s ‘European Green Capital’ and this means this year’s Festival of Nature is bigger than ever! Throughout the weekend there will be talks, activities and performances. There’s so much going on it’s worth checking the programme, however my top picks are; the ‘Pond dipping’ exhibition in Millennium square where children can hunt for pond bugs and look at them under a microscope and in Anchor Square check out the amazing pop up butterfly garden! The world famous BBC Natural History Unit will be displaying all the fancy gizmos that help them create their amazing shows, plus you could even meet some well known presenters including Bill Oddie and Cbeebies Andy Day. e throughout the festival.
Weekend of Wildlife, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, 13th – 14th June, 10am – 4pm, Adult £4.10, under 16’s free, all ages.
Over the weekend there are a number of events and activities where you can learn all about the Clumber Park wildlife. The rangers will be holding guided walks, talks, pond dipping and a range of other children’s activities.
Jurassic Weekend, Glasgow Science Centre, 13th – 14th June, Adult £10.50, Child £8.50, IMAX £2.50pp, all ages.
Calling all budding palaeontologists and dinosaur fans… this weekend the Glasgow Science Centre are organising a range of activities to celebrate the opening of Jurassic World at their IMAX cinema. Come face-to-face with Velma the Velociraptor (who is highly trained and will be supervised by her handler at all times!!), take part in a dino dig, make some dino craft and even help build a one meter tall velociraptor. Plus you can watch the new movie in the largest IMAX cinema in Scotland!!
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Celebrations, Chepstow Castle, Wales, 13th – 14th June, 11am – 4pm, Adult £4.50, Child £3.40, Family £13.50, ages 6+.
This year it’s the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta and at Chepstow Castle they are celebrating by holding a medieval market!
Horrible Histories Live On Stage, Lincoln Castle, Lincoln, 14th June, 11.30am &14.30pm, Adult £12, Child £7.20 and Family (2+3) £31.20, all ages.
Visit the fantastic Lincoln Castle on Sunday and you can catch one of two outdoor performances of ‘Horrible Histories Live on Tour’! During the show you will meet a range of colourful characters from Britain’s murky past and will learn some gruesome facts!
Lots more ideas on our website! Have a fun weekend!