Summer holiday ideas and inspirations

School summer holidays are starting and we have ideas and inspirations for family days together at our favourite attractions across the country.

Girl on toy JCB at Adventure Land

Adventure Land in Spalding, Lincolnshire

Pedal round in the JCB Young Drivers Zone, jump on the huge, suspended Skynet, try your luck at Gold Panning and Dino Golf, scale the climbing wall, relax at Springy’s Beach or ride on the miniature train! Take to the water on new hand-powered paddle boats, excavate on large diggers or bounce and splash on new inflatables.
Don’t miss Springy’s Diner too serving great American classics and ice cream. Online booking is strongly advised.


For a chance to win one of five family tickets to Adventure Land, click here.

small boy playing on wooden train at Whistlestop Valley

Photo credit Michelle Wardman Photography

Whistlestop Valley near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Just in time for summer, the Kirklees Light Railway has rebranded as Whistlestop Valley! At Whistlestop Valley there is plenty to do including steam train rides, a ride-on miniature train, adventure playgrounds, a jumping pillow and a pop-up summer beach. Tickets must be booked online, in advance.


mum carrying toddler looking at giant moon sculpture at Londleat

Longleat near Warminster, Wiltshire

Discover the wonderful creatures of the dark who are inhabiting The Longhouse under the light of the Moon at Longleat until 12th September. Get up close to moon jellyfish, emperor scorpions and slender loris. Then explore Longleat’s nocturnal wildlife with giant straw sculptures in the open air.


boy with tiger face paint at Gambado

Gambado in Chelsea, London

The best children’s play and party centre in London, whatever the weather. Play sessions with unlimited access to the dodgems, carousel and the famous giant play frame. Party themes from Make a Bear, Tiger, Laser Tag, Unicorn and others with free party bags and tiger socks for every party guest.


Click here for an exclusive Let’s Go with the Children Gambado party discount code.

father and girl playing video game National Videogame Museum

National Videogame Museum in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Have a Gaming Day Out at the National Videogame Museum this Summer. Featuring some of your favourite videogames such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Super Mario and lots more. A fun day out for all the family to play together and have fun! Open every day this Summer holiday.


small child looking at tiger Paradise Wildlife Park

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.


kids standing with sports equipment Ultimate Activity Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps, nationwide

This summer, Ultimate Activity Camps, brings exciting holiday activity programmes to leading independent schools across England for children aged 4-14 years! Whether your child likes to be active, is wild about the outdoors, is a budding creative, inspired by technology or is mad about sport, Ultimate Activity Camps have something for every child.


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

man and woman dressed in safari outfits by a green jeep at British Motor Museum

British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire

Discover nature in the car collection this summer and enjoy the Museum ‘nature trail’ to seek out the cars that bloom, squawk and roar. Explorers can also let off steam outside in the adventure playground. Don’t forget to visit the new exhibition and pick up a goody bag to take home!


rhino and baby at West Midlands Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire

See the TWO baby rhinos on Safari as well as lots of other amazing animals in your car and on foot. Add ride wristbands to your booking for an even more thrilling day out! Booking is essential.



Drawing of children and dog playing at Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens in Taunton, Somerset

Make this summer’s school holiday a Super Summer at Hestercombe with a heap of fantastically fun family events. Activities include outdoor performances, birds of prey and bug hunts to creepy crawlies, crafts, garden trails and children’s yoga! Plus, meet characters from Hestercombe’s past in the gardens, and try your hand at archery and model boating.


Click here for a chance to win a family ticket to Hestercombe Gardens 

girl and dad looking at tube signs at London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum in Covent Garden and Acton, London

London Transport Museum is going green and kicking off its new Climate Crossroads programme of events by imagining a greener future. Starting on Saturday 24th July at the Museum in Covent Garden, navigate a new urban trail and join in interactive storytelling.

From Saturday 7th August at the Museum’s Depot in Acton, see historic buses and trains and learn about green travel choices including cycling and scooting.



girl and man on trampoline

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!




Diggerland in Devon, Durham, Kent & 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: Devon, Durham, Kent & Yorkshire.


two lamas on a field at Hop Farm

Hop Farm Family Park in Tonbridge, Kent

Join in the fun at The Hop Farm Family Park. All the rides & attractions are open from the Giant Jumping Pillows to the Magic Castle. Visit the cute animal farm featuring horses, donkeys, goats, lambs and pigs! There are also special television character days featuring Paw Patrol, PJ Masks and Go Jetters!


girl crossing high wire bridge at Wildwood

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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Before you travel....

Please check entry requirements to attractions as booking might have changed since your last visit.

We hope you and your children enjoy wonderful and safe days out!