Let’s Go summer re-opening TOP picks

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, many of our favourite family attractions are thankfully starting to welcome visitors back again! Here are our top picks of attractions which have re opened so you can keep the little ones and older ones happy and entertained this summer.

So what can we expect when we visit? Social distancing and hygiene measures have been implemented and it’s essential families pre-book tickets. This helps venues manage numbers and function safely. We would suggest booking at least a few weeks ahead of your trip and encourage families to check directly with the venue for the most up to date information as government advise can change at any time.


Diggerland – Nationwide

Diggerland, the only place where kids and grown ups can ride, drive and operate real diggers is now open! Prebook your tickets online and be sure to read  through our Covid-19 safety information prior to visiting. You + Diggerland = Diggerland  Buckets of Fun for Everyone!

Oxford Castle & Prison – Oxfordshire

Step inside and do 1,000 years of time… Oxford Castle & Prison welcome back families in a fun and safe way. On the guided tour, you can discover the fascinating medieval history of Oxford. Admire the dreaming spires from the top of St. Georges Tower (one of the oldest buildings in the city) and delve underground into the candlelit Crypt. Children will love hearing the heroic stories of Empress Matilda and the tales of our infamous inmates.

Wellington Country Park – Berkshire

Your safe adventure can now begin at Welly Park. All tickets must be pre-booked online, even for Annual Pass holders! Join in the fun and safely explore our 360-acre children’s attraction, aimed at 3-8 year olds. Visit the website and watch the ‘Safe Visit With Us’ video to see some of the changes that have been made. Wellington Country Park hope to see you soon!

Leeds Castle – Kent

Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of the 900 year-old Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from its moat. There are many attractions to experience including adventure golf, falconry displays, children’s playgrounds, a spiralling maze and much more! Pre book for a day and visit all year round for free!

Sundown Adventureland – Nottinghamshire

Sundown Adventureland are delighted to reopen and welcome families for safe, adventurous days out. So, why not go and explore the huge family theme park designed for the under 10’s. With over 30 rides and attractions there’s fun throughout the park, It’s always a full day of family fun at Sundown Adventureland. Due to Government guidelines they are operating on greatly reduced capacity and tickets must be pre-booked. Weekends are selling fast, but there’s LOADS of space with weekdays even quieter.

Lightwater Valley – North Yorkshire

Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire will reopen from Saturday 18th July with rides and attractions perfectly suited for young families. Pre-book your SUMMER SAVER tickets online in advance for just £14.50 for adults or children. Visit the website here for full information regarding the reopening.

Marwell Zoo – Hampshire

Marwell Zoo welcomes their exciting world exclusive event: SUPERSIZED! The larger than life brick adventure features astonishing models of real-life creatures magnified to an eye-popping size. From sneaky predators like the venomous blue-ringed octopus, to the aptly named assassin bug, all creatures are sure to astound you! The event is on until 1st November 2020. Find more information on the event here and guidance for visiting here. Tickets are pre book only.

Before you go, don’t miss our  ultimate list of venues re opening near you here

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Coronavirus Notice

Stay safe. Coronavirus advice is being updated regularly. Some attractions are starting to reopen with social distancing measures in place. Enjoy browsing the site for trips and please check directly with the venue before visiting.  Let’s Go with the Children is here to help and support families with ideas and information on what attractions are re-opening.