Last Minute Family Days Out
If you are starting to run out of ideas for things to do as a family we have put together a list of last minute activities for the whole family to enjoy across the UK.
Bewilderwood - Norwich
This is the opposite of the bright, in your face theme parks and is set in 50 acres of land just outside Wroxham. There are no rides, no special effects, bright lights or fast food diners, it is one large playing area. It is the perfect place for outdoor fun, tree climbing, building dens, going on zip wires, and hanging out in treehouses. The area is designed by a local children's author called Tom Blofeld and it is populated by the magical creatures which feature in his books. There are also special activities throughout the year for Easter, Halloween and more.
- Toddlers to early teenagers
- Based on height so under 92cm-free, 92-105cm £13.50, over 105cm £15.50
Legoland - Windsor
Every toddler in the know wants to get their hands on their very own driving licence from the Lego City Driving School (and who can blame them!) Built using 80 million bricks, Legoland is a set in 150 acres of land in Windsor and features some amazing rides, attractions and live entertainment. This year, another half a million Lego bricks will be added for the new Darth Vader Death Star attraction. Another big pull is that it also features the largest Lego shop in the whole of the UK. That's us sold...
- Kids and adults of all ages
- Under 3's are free, Adults £50.40, Children £46.20
Blackpool - North-West
This is a fantastic seaside location for children as it is a very traditional coastal resort with sandy beaches, donkey rides, and arcade games. There are also the rides and attractions at Pleasure Beach and for toddlers there is Nickolodeon Land. For rainy days (which, let's face it happens regularly) there is Sandcastle, the biggest indoor swimming park in the UK and Madame Tussauds, as well as the Blackpool Tower with it's famous ballroom, cinema, sky-walk viewing platform and circus.
- Kids of all ages
- Varies from each attraction, but there are plenty of cheap things to do such as playing on the beach and the arcades. You can also get the Blackpool Resort Pass which offers reduced rates for many of the attractions mentioned.
Drusillas Park - East Sussex
Based in East Sussex, there are over 1500 small animals in the zoo including small monkeys and meerkats. There is also a little farm and aviary which you can walk through and feed the birds. For children there is the Thomas the Tank Engine train rides, a Hello Kitty area with a secret garden, rides, house and parlour. There is also an adventure play and indoor soft play area, climbing wall and a Get Wet! zone with fountains, water jets and ground geysers.
- Children aged 2-10
- £14 for adults and children, under 2's go free, family tickets start at £27 for 2 people.
Kielder Water and Forest Park - Northumberland
Miles of forest surround the largest man made lake in Northern Europe which is situated in Northumberland and is essentially, a huge adventure playground. Activities you can try include biking, sailing, horse riding and hiking. It is also home to native red squirrels, an outdoor art and sculpture trail and the amazing Kielder observatory with it's huge telescope and family friendly astronomy events.
-Children 6 upwards and the whole family
- based on the activities you choose to take part in, hiring equipment etc