With only a couple of weeks of the school holidays remaining we want to make sure you have plenty of August adventures! We know how tiring the summer holidays can be and sometimes thinking of somewhere new to go can seem like a mountain to climb. For our latest feature we have found a few ideas for you and the family to enjoy during the rest of August. Whether your kids want to watch a show, visit some animals or maybe you want to book that last minute holiday and need some ideas on places to visit whilst away? See our suggestions below and let us know what you’ve done with your summer holidays that you think others might enjoy!
Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall!
Eye-catching costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters promise to capture the imagination of the youngest of audience members whilst the sheer nostalgic charm of this beloved story is guaranteed to take older generations on a glorious trip down the riverbank onto memory lane. The perfect summer treat for all the family from the company that bought you last year’s smash hit, The Wizard of Oz!
The Wind in The Willows is performed on August 24th 2-4pm. Performances last approx 100 mins and include a 20 min interval. You are invited to bring your own low back chairs and blankets along with picnics and refreshments, however we kindly ask that you refrain from bringing glassware. Performances will continue whatever the weather so please come prepared!
Free parking will be available in the main visitor car park which is accessed by George’s Gate.
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Meet Keira this summer, currently the only jaguar cub in the UK and the first jaguar cub born at Paradise Wildlife Park. She is now out enjoying her new enclosure on view to the public. Keira was born on 2nd April 2017 as Paradise celebrated the launch of its new charity, the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire.
Home to over 500 exotic wild animals including tigers, monkeys, zebras, lemurs, meerkats, red pandas, tapirs, penguins, white lions, wallabies, emus, birds of prey, parrots, reptiles and snow leopards. It also offers a full programme of daily animal shows and events perfect for the whole family, plus On Safari Adventure Golf, National Speedway Museum, Animal Resource Centre, the Jungle Theatre, Woodland Railway, three adventure playgrounds, Tumble Jungle and Paradise Lagoon!
Paradise Wildlife Park & Zoological Society of Hertfordshire is voted Hertfordshire’s No.1 Outdoor Attraction by Trip Advisor and set in the beautiful surrounding of Broxbourne Woods in the Heart of the Hertfordshire Countryside. It is also the only UK zoo to have five different big cat breeds with white lions, tigers, snow leopards, jaguars and a white tiger. More…
Wet weather adventures, or sheltered indoors? This August Cornwall and Devon have it all. If you have packed up the car ready for a coastal adventure be sure to cehck out some of these attractions on your way; the Eden Project is a no-brainer for those visiting Cornwall this summer, with a Journey into Space exhibition, adventure activities, Renault electric car exhibition and so much more (including the SkyWire zip wire) we know we’d want to make a stop (or two), Newquay Zoo is a must for taking some time to look at all the lovely animals and learning more about their existence. In Devon take a trip to Crealy Adventure Park with over 60 rides spread over a 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside so there is something for everyone, meet miniature piglets at Pennywell Farm and see the wonders of the ocean at The National Marine Aquarium. Discover more coastal days out here.
Enjoy an creepy crawly August adventure at the Winchester Science Centre this summer. The Centre has a host of great nature-based activities running throughout the summer and visitors can drop into these activities at no extra cost. Children (and parents!) can get up close and personal with magnificent minibeasts from around the world. The drop-in session is available in the marquee throughout the day during the summer holidays. It’s recommended that under 12s have direct adult supervision and under 16s have parental consent. This activity is kindly supported by Beale Parl, Reading.
Winchester Science Centre is the perfect family day out, especially if those rain clouds appear again. The Invention Studio is having a a full summer make-over, you can investigate the features and secret beauty of minibeasts under a powerful microscope or try your hand at the Great Grain Game, looking at some of our most important grains and what everyday items they can be found in. Children can experiment with coding robotic combine harvesters and investigate the potential future of farming. Make sure you pick up a free spotters trail to explore Magdalen Hill Down, the adjacent Butterfly Conservation reserve and enjoy views across the South Downs National Park. Get reayd to enjoy a great family adventure whatever the weather. More…