Rise and shine summer time

July is here and as the kids head towards the long summer holidays, there are plenty of interesting and fun ideas to occupy them. Here are some of the top highlights including some of the best competitions and vouchers to help with the planning. Start planning your kids school holidays with this host of great summer events and places to go.

Win a family meal at London’s Rainforest Cafe

Here’s a chance to win £100 to discover London’s wildest family dining adventure at Rainforest Cafe in our new and exclusive competition. Located in the heart of London’s West End, this tropical oasis transports you from the urban jungle to the magical surroundings of the Amazon rainforest, combining great food with top notch service.

Burgers, ribs, pasta, steaks and American-style salads combine with animatronics, indoor waterfalls, tropical fish tanks, interactive floors as well as a tropical thunderstorm! If you’re lucky enough to be in London this summer, make a reservation and remember to use this 15% discount voucher for your food bill. More…

Rainforest Cafe family eating

Save at Paradise Wildlife Park with an EXTRA 10% off online tickets with code LGWC10

Meet Keira this summer, currently the only jaguar cub in the UK and the first jaguar cub born at Paradise Wildlife Park. She will be on view to the public from July. Keira was born on 2nd April 2017 as Paradise celebrated the launch of its new charity, the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire.

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.

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 is the only UK zoo to have five different big cat breeds with white lions, tigers, snow leopards, jaguars and a white tiger.

Save an EXTRA 10% off online tickets (20% in total) to Paradise Wildlife Park when you enter discount code LGWC10 at the checkout pwpark.com.

The Park is situated 20 miles north of London, 10 minutes from Junction 25 on the M25 and approximately 25 minutes from London Liverpool Street by rail. The Park operates a station car service to and from Broxbourne station which is £3 return and is only 3 miles from Paradise. More…

jaguar cub

Kids Activities Galore at Super Camps 

Super Camps run Summer, Easter and half term holiday camps for children aged four to 14 in over 80 venues across the UK.

Activities on offer are age group appropriate and range from art, role play and games for 4-5 year olds, quad bikes, archery and team challenges for over ten year olds and bush craft for the teens.

Children will enjoy fun packed days of activities with other kids their age. They will learn, play and burn off lots of school holiday energy. Split into age groups allows suitable activities to be enjoyed by your children, which makes each day more enjoyable.

Super Summer Saver! Save up to 15% on the Multi-Activity course at selected venues with the discount code ‘SAVER17’. Sale will end at Midnight on Monday 3rd July. More…

Super Camps children running after ball

Visit Diggerland this summer!

Many kids get excited at just the thought of passing a building site and seeing all the JCB diggers, which to them are larger than life toys!

Fascinated by all of the machinery, little boys and girls dream of sitting inside the cabs of diggers and hope their playrooms will one day come to life. Well the dream can come true at Diggerland.

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.

Fun for all ages from four (subject to height restrictions) to 40-plus, Diggerland with its 20 different rides and drives and an array of additional activities is the ideal theme park for small to large groups looking for something exciting and truly unique. Get to grips with real JCBs, take a turn on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty heights and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle, enjoy an off-road ride on the Groundshuttle, or have a go on the Go-Karts! Enter our competition today for the chance to win a family ticket to Diggerland.

For opening times, prices and directions, please visit www.diggerland.com and don’t forget to use this amazing 25% discount valid until 16th July to use in any of the locations Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire.  More…

Diggerland Children with tractor


Go see the Hunting of the Snark live in the West End

All aboard! Get ready to set sail on an impossible voyage with an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature!

The Hunting of the Snark is the hilarious family musical adventure that brings to life the classic nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.

A ragtag gang of bold adventurers and a Knitting Beaver set off on a quest to catch the mythical Snark. The trouble is, nobody knows what the Snark actually looks like!

In a supremely silly adventure that’s full of witty songs, puppets and lashings of daft humour, you’ll meet characters like the Butcher, the Baker, Bandersnatch and the Boojum. Can a Snark be caught with soap? Will the Beaver escape the hungry Butcher’s clutches? Will the Baker even remember his name?

The Hunting of the Snark is at the Vaudeville Theatre in London from the 26th July to 2nd September. Book tickets now. More…

the hunting of the snark performance

A Buzzyhumming summer at the Roald Dahl Museum

Roald Dahl lived in the Chilterns for over 40 years and wrote all his famous children’s books in his little writing hut in Great Missenden. His stories were often inspired by the surrounding landscape. Danny, the Champion of the World and Fantastic Mr Fox are clearly set in the countryside around Great Missenden and Matilda toddled down to the village library every day when her mother went off to play bingo in Aylesbury! Sophie was plucked from her bed in a little house on the High Street by The BFG.

This Summer, The Roald Dahl Museum invites families to explore the village, woods and fields that inspired the author and celebrate his love of animals and nature. Their ‘Buzzyhumming Summer’ features Guided Village and Countryside Trails every Tuesday through the holidays, as well as sketching and storytelling walks.

Inside the Museum, meet some authors and listen to their animal-tastic tales, create Paw Print Plates, Buzzwangling Bird Feeders or Chocolate Cattypiddlers and find out more about Roald Dahl’s passion for growing plants in a Science-y Seeds workshop.

For details of all Museum events and activities visit the website.

Don’t forget to take along the 2 for 1 discount voucher for entry.  More…

girl in roald dahl chair

See David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny live on stage in the West End

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing; staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure, it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning production of this story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

Gangsta Granny is playing at the Garrick Theatre from 26th July – 3rd September 2017. For more information and to book your tickets (prices start from £19.50) call 0330 333 4811 or visit GangstaGrannyWestEnd.com

Age Recommendation: 5 – 105!! More…

Gangsta Granny stage show
Photo by Mark Douet

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London in the heart of Piccadilly celebrates the weird, wonderful and bizarre in all its forms and children of all ages will love it! With everything you can imagine, and plenty more you can’t, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is a family day out that is definitely out of the ordinary. Whether it’s a chunk of the Berlin Wall, an Amazonian Shrunken Head, a knitted Ferrari or a massive chewing gum sculpture, there will be something to amaze you all.

Ripley’s is a perfect day out to fill your kids with mind boggling wonders. With over 700 amazing things to be discovered spread over five floors and in 19 themed galleries Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Is the perfect day out for families and groups of friends of all sizes and ages.

Kids go for a £1 with a full paying adult!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is open 365 days a year from 10 am until midnight, with last entry at 10.30pm. More…

Ripley's Believe It or Not! London

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