Half Term Day Out Ideas

Half Term Day Out Ideas

These great ideas were sent into by the team at Visit England. Enjoy being a monkey, a detective, a viking, a scientist...

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For your little… Action Adventurer: Go APE!
Thrill seekers look no further: wobbly bridges, zip lines and rope jumps – not for the faint-spirited! Nationwide:

For your little… Nature Lover: Monkey Forest
140 Barbary macaques roam around this forest, expect to get up close and personal with them. Staffordshire:

For your little… Eco Warrior:
Eden Project
Dubbed the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by some, Eden is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes in an area the size of 30 football pitches. It houses the world's largest rainforest in captivity, complete with steamy jungles and waterfalls. Cornwall:

For your little… Budding Historian:
JORVIK Viking Centre
There’s nothing like travelling back to an age of barbarity and battles to ensure an entertaining day out. Meet Old real vikings and see their homes. York:


For your little… Crazy Scientist: Magna Centre
The UK's first science adventure centre is inside a steelworks. Build and test a rocket amoungst other explosive experiments. Rotherham:

For your little… Space Cowboy:
National Space Centre
The award-winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. Contains a futuristic 42 metre Rocket Tower, 3D simulator rides and an out of this world 360 degree space theatre. Leicestershire:

For your little… Burrowing Bookworm:
Seven Stories & The Roald Dahl Museum
Seven Stories is the first museum in the UK wholly dedicated to the art of British children’s books. Here, stories are collected, celebrated and brought to life. The Roald Dahl Museum can keep the kids busy with chocolate decorating, George's marvellous experiments workshop, the BFG's shadow puppet workshop and plenty of games.

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For your little… Dreamer Discoverer: BeWILDerwood
A land of tree houses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles, Boggles, boat trips, marsh walks and yummy food. Aunts are encouraged to play as well! Norfolk:


For your little… Collector: V&A Museum of Childhood
A great museum with lots of free activities so that kids can unleash their inner creativity. There is also Gallery Trails, where a mystery toy has escaped from its case and is hiding in the museum.

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