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Top family attractions to visit with the children this summer

The school summer holidays are starting soon and it’s time to begin planning some great family days out to look forward to. Fingers crossed COVID-safe measures are eased further so there will be even more choices of things to do. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite destinations, but do book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Have a lovely summer!

sloth hanging upside down at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo near Winchester, Hampshire

Enjoy quality time at Marwell Zoo this summer! Go wild in 140 acres of beautiful open spaces while learning about hundreds of animals. Giraffes, tigers, a sloth, meerkats, and lots more, there’s an incredible animal kingdom just waiting to be explored! By visiting, you’ll be supporting their global conservation work.

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Cygnets Art School St. Ives, Cornwall

Amazing Summer art classes for ages 6+ in the heart of St Ives. Traditional drawing, painting & sculpture combined with unique projects with experienced teachers and professional-quality materials. Classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout July & August.

Click here for exclusive Let’s Go 20% discount

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Nimax Theatres in the West End,  London

A billionaire boy, one tiny Ladybird, magic and illusion and barmy British history – there’s something for everyone at Nimax Theatres this summer! Experience the magic of live theatre once again. Tickets from just £12.50.

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Click here for a chance to win tickets to family shows in Nimax Theatres this summer!


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Wildwood in Guildford, Surrey

The Ultimate Treetop Adventure with zips, drops, swings and extreme challenges. Kids aged 6+  and adults can enjoy the thrill of this high-adrenaline and high-fun experience across our two treetop courses; Wild Kids and Extreme Wild. All right in the very heart of Guildford in Surrey!

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Jump In & Gravity Force, venues nationwide

This year forget the staycation and jump in to a jumpcation instead where there is a summer packed with extra activities for all the family.  Toddler Time with superheroes, Tik Tok jump & dance sessions for everyone and Friday party nights!  A summer of active fun for the whole family no matter the weather!

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Before you go, check out what’s going on in your region:

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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey, Hampshire

Don’t miss Pond Dipping sessions at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and come and see what’s lurking in the pond!
Selected dates are available throughout the summer plus other exciting family activities. Booking is essential.

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RedKangaroo in Reading, Nottingham and Coventry

Bounce down to Red Kangaroo this Summer and release your inner kangaroo as you leap, bounce and jump across a world full of trampolines, foam pits, slides and more. Burst through the doors and find a haven of family attractions for you to enjoy and a fun and safe environment for all!

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Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire 

Come to ‘Summer Evenings in Paradise’ for a glorious after-hours event at Paradise Wildlife Park, voted Hertfordshire’s No.1 Outdoor Attraction by Trip Advisor. See the sunset behind majestic Lions or watch the t-rex in the World of Dinosaurs. Plus there is a vast variety of entertainment across the evenings with African drummers, acoustic sets, wildlife stilt walkers, face painting, plus tonnes of photo opportunities.

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Winchester Science Centre, Winchester in Hampshire

A summer of sound, science and stars awaits at Winchester Science Centre. Come on a splash-tastic sound journey beneath the surface of the world’s oceans in a brand new, free live science show Underwater Agents from Saturday 17th July to Sunday 19th September.Zoom through the summer night skies in the Planetarium. Explore nature in Bio:Space. And adventure through the interactive science exhibits.

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Click here for a chance to win a family ticket to Winchester Science Centre


digger with kids at Diggerland

Diggerland in Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire

Diggerland is the ultimate adventure theme park experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. If you’re digging it, visit Diggerland for a super awesome, earth-moving day out! Choose from four UK park locations in Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire.

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Coronavirus Notice

We welcome the further easing of lockdown for all attractions on our website but recommend you always check COVID-secure measures before you travel and note changes to booking requirements.

We hope you and your children enjoy wonderful and safe days out this summer.