While having kids is incredibly rewarding, it can often leave your hands overwhelmingly full! If you’re looking for some great activities that will entertain the whole family, you’ll love our handpicked list of fun-filled days out. From budget outings to indulgent all day excursions, there’s something to suite every household!
English Heritage membership
For an educational and interesting day out, signing up for a family membership to English Heritage is a fantastic option. From just £49, you and your kids receive unlimited annual entry to the nation’s iconic castles, gardens, historic houses and abbeys. Whether you visit a nearby ancient monument or take a road trip to a far flung country palace, English Heritage members are spoilt for choice!
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
The Harry Potter craze has swept the globe and continues to delight toddlers, teenagers and full grown adults alike. If your kids are Harry Potter fanatics, why not treat them to a day out at London’s world famous Warner Bros. Studio Tour London? The attraction is packed full of magical Harry Potter memorabilia, props and behind the scenes information. Conveniently located in Leavesden, kids will love the chance to explore real life sets, marvel at original costumes and even see Hogwarts with their very own eyes! For just £93, two adults and two children or one adult and three children can secure a great value family deal. Just make sure you pre-book your tickets online in advance as they can’t be purchased at the door!
With a focus on organic produce and sustainable living, city farms are a wonderful way to teach kids about healthy eating and the importance of eco-friendly existence. There are a great range of farms scattered across the nation, from London’s famous Spitalfields to Birmingham’s Gorse Hill.
For families on a budget, a trip to the local museum is a great way to spend the day. London’s Natural History Museum is bursting with child friendly attractions and activities while many other major cities also boast state of the art establishments which are 100% free to enter. If you pack a pre-made lunch and plenty of snacks, you’ll also save cash on refreshments!
Parks and woodlands
Nothing beats the fun and adventure of getting outside and enjoying nature. Yet according to recent research, British kids spend less than 30 minutes a week playing outside. This is a worrying statistic and means it is more important than ever to encourage your little ones to find their inner explorer. If it’s a sunny summer’s day, pack picnic and spend the afternoon climbing trees, playing games and soaking up the sunshine. If it’s cold, rainy or even snowing, bundle up the brood and make the most of the winter chill. From splashing in puddles to building snowmen, outdoor play is a fantastic way for families to bond!
Whatever activity you decide on, making the time for family days out should be at the top of any parent’s priority list.