Pack your bags, fill up the car and hit the road! If you’re going near or far this summer holiday, there is plenty across the UK for your family to enjoy. Children will love all the great special events, shows and experiences on offer. Whether they love animals, want to giggle at a show or enjoy hands-on experiences, there is something for kids of all ages. With plenty of things to do with the children for the whole of summer, start planning your days out now. Travel to London for a journey across the capital aboard one of the great Big Bus Tours, stop off at Southbank Centre to enjoy Adventures in Moominland and book tickets to see Horrible Histories – More Best of Barmy Britain at the Garrick Theatre.
Across the country head to Hertfordshire to meet Paradise Wildlife Park’s latest addition, visit West Yorkshire for a summer of fun at the National Coal Mining Museum, and head down to Buckinghamshire, home to Roald Dahl, and discover more about his life and home.
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…
This Summer, the Museum is celebrating Roald Dahl’s love of nature in a programme packed with creepy-crawlies, animals and birds, together with walks following his footsteps around the village and into the woods…
Every Tuesday you can enjoy guided Village and Countryside Trails, which take in sights such as the author’s grave and Angling Spring Wood, where The Minpins live. Join in a Draw ‘n’ Walk with artist Sue Pownall, where you can sketch in the wood that inspired Fantastic Mr Fox or a Swishwiffling Storytelling Walk, featuring local folklore and traditional tales.
Listen to some animal-tastic tales; hear about Dave the Pigeon’s adventures from authors Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey and Fables from the Stables with Gavin Puckett. Brush up on your bird spotting with Mike Langman, illustrator of the National Trust’s Complete Bird Spotter’s Kit, and Meet the Minibeasts with the Natural World Experience.
Make some crackling crafts including Paw Print Plates, Buzzwangling Bird Feeders, and Chocolate Cattypiddlers and find out about Roald Dahl’s passion for growing plants in the Science-y Seeds workshops.
For full Buzzyhumming Summer listings, visit www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! This summer it’s time to prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past – and a brand new scene with wordy Will Shakespeare! Children will love these live performances, finding them not only hilarious but equally educational.
Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? Clap along with crazy King Charles! Vomit with the vile Victorians and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World war! It’s history with the nasty bits left in!
More Best of Barmy Britain will be playing at the Garrick Theatre from 4th August – 2nd September. For more information and to book your tickets visit barmybritain.com/ or call 0330 333 4811.