Press Start on September

We all know September means back to school/work, last of the sunny evenings and time to count how many pennies are left after a long six weeks of entertaining the kids. As the back to school routine can become taxing and everyone is desperate for the weekends we have found a few fun family things to do and see this September, without breaking the bank. There is also the faint whisper of Christmas in the air.

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Meet Keira at Paradise Wildlife Park

Home to over 500 exotic wild animals including tigers, monkeys, zebras, lemurs, meerkats, red pandas, tapirs, penguins, white lions, wallabies, emus, birds of prey, 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!

Save an extra 10% on tickets to Paradise Wildlife Park with our exclusive voucher!

This year Paradise Wildlife Park introduced Keira the jaguar cub who is now out and exploring her new enclosure. Born on 2nd April 2017, she is sure to be a hit with the kids who will want to watch her all day. More…

Santa and his elves

Meet Santa at the Rainforest Cafe – Earlybird Tickets for £35

As you get your head around the end of summer and start of a new school term we want to remind you *in whispers* that Christmas is coming! Okay it might be a few weeks away but Rainforest Cafe are offering a limited number of Earlybird tickets to their Christmas Grotto. Starting every weekend from 18th November – 9th December and then running every day from the 9th December – 24th December. The Christmas Grotto Package will include the following: A personalised invitation from Santa Claus to visit him in his grotto, a warm welcome from Santa Claus’ Elves, children’s gift bag with special keepsakes and children’s 2 course meal and drink.

If you want to celebrate the festive season with your family then make sure you take advantage of the great Earlybird Tickets which are £35 until 25th September (standard tickets cost £40).

Visit the website for more information and to book your tickets. More…

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Skate and bowl at Guildford Spectrum

This September why not get the kids active with a day out at the Spectrum? With the chance to bowl or skate, or combine the two, you can spend a whole day here as a family and not break the bank. The Leisure pool is undergoing maintenance until 20th October and will re-open in time for October half term.

Spectrum Bowl has 32 lanes of guaranteed fun and excitement if you fancy doing something different with all the family. There is also an Olympic sized ice skating rink, which is open all year round. For smaller skaters, hire some fun penguin or snowman skating aids when you arrive, as there are a limited numbers available. If it is swimming you are after, Guildford Spectrum has four pools, including a leisure pool*, a 25m competition pool, teaching pool and diving pool. *Please not the leisure pool is closed from 4th September – 20th October.

Plan your day out now and whilst you’re there check out their birthday packages too. More…

Forest Holidays swim

Enjoy family escapes with Forest Holidays

We know that holidays as a family can add up in price before you have even packed the car or boarded the plane, but they don’t have to be. Why not enjoy a mini weekend away in the UK and truly appreciate what this country has to offer in terms of adventure and relaxation. Forest Holiday’s offer escapes to luxury self-catering woodland cabins, with 7 locations across England and 2 in Scotland. You can pack your days with action and adventure, hiring bikes or trying your hand at canoeing, archery or a range of other pre-bookable activities. Or perhaps you prefer to luxuriate with a glass of champagne in your own private hot tub under a starlit sky, soaking up the serenity of the forest around you or enjoying a soothing in-cabin spa treatment. The freedom, the fresh air and the forest are yours to enjoy at your own pace, whatever the season.

We’re offering a 10% discount at Forest Holidays when you book before 31st December with our exclusive code.

Plus enter our competition where we have teamed up with Forest Holidays to offer one lucky winner a fabulous £400 gift voucher to use on a luxury Forest Holidays cabin set in enchanting British woodland.

What are you waiting for? Plan your mini family holiday today. More…


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Fire and Light Show at The Look Out Discovery Centre

Beginning on 16th September (carrying on into the new year), the Fire and Light Show at The Look Out Discovery Centre will be a highlight for family outings this autumn. Great entertainment for ages 3-11 years (and adults!) expect lots of exciting demonstrations that are sure to set young imaginations alight. See whether it’s possible to create light and look out for a tornado of fire. Shows run on weekends at 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3.15pm and cost additional £1.95. More…

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