Ultimate list of UK attractions re-opening near you

Discover this ultimate list of attractions re opening throughout the UK.

Attractions that are listed below are open. However, we urge you to visit them online or telephone them to get the latest information before visitng.

Almost all the attractions must be booked in advance. Numbers are limited to keep everyone safe.

North West



Chester Zoo – The UK’s favourite zoo is now open for you to say hello to all your animal friends. Book online for advance tickets only at https://www.chesterzoo.org

Tatton Park – Acres of parkland to explore and timed tickets for The Farm, the Mansion and the Gardens are available online at https://www.tattonpark.org.uk/home.aspx

The Ice Cream Farm – will be ready to host your fun family day out on timed tickets from 13th July. There is a drive-in service for ice cream. Book your tickets at https://www.theicecreamfarm.co.uk

Crocky Trail – Entertain the kids at the outdoor adventure playground and keep active as well, choose from timed sessions. Book tickets online at https://www.crockytrail.co.uk

Greater Manchester

Lyme – the parkland and gardens are open to visitors on timed tickets that can be booked online at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme

Paradise Island Adventure Golf – book 18 holes of family fun online at https://www.paradiseislandgolf.com/Manchester

Sea Life Manchester – dive into the underwater world at the Manchester venue, buy advance tickets online at https://www.visitsealife.com/manchester/


Knowsley Safari – get up close to the fabulous animals at the safari zoo when you buy advance tickets for the family at https://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

Tate Liverpool – will be opening its doors on 27th July, enjoy a cultured experience at the art gallery with advance tickets available from https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool

Brimstage Maze – explore the maze and Fairy Wood on an outdoors active adventure with the kids. Advance bookings only from the website https://www.brimstagemaze.co.uk

Liverpool Museums – World Museum & Walker Art Gallery – these fantastic city centre museums are still free to enter but you will need to book tickets online at https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/world-museum


WWT Martin Mere – the wildlife at the Wetland Centre will welcome you back on a modified route. Book advance tickets at https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/

Blackpool Tower Attractions – magical memories await at the Blackpool attractions The Tower, Madame Tussauds, Mini Golf and Sea Life. See the website for safety information and advance booking at https://www.theblackpooltower.com

Lancaster Castle – step into a 1000 years of history at the castle on a self-guided tour. Advance tickets available at http://www.lancastercastle.com

Cumbria & The Lake District

Lake District National Park – check the information on the website before planning your trail route, cycle route, or staycation at https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis – the zoo is open for you to visit safely on pre-booked, timed arrival tickets only. See the website at https://wildlifeoasis.co.uk

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway – enjoy the stationside parkland and a train trip. There is a reduced timetable and you are required to wear a face mask. See the website for more information at https://www.lakesiderailway.co.uk

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Go Ape – most of the ropes course locations are open including Grizedale in Cumbria. Go online and book your adventure at https://goape.co.uk

Tullie House – the museum has a one way system in place and the Treasures of China exhibition will re-open on 16th July. Plus the lovelt grounds and gardens are open. More information at https://www.tulliehouse.co.uk


Diggerland Yorkshire – buckets of fun for all the family in Castleford. Tickets must be booked in advance from the website at https://www.diggerland.com

Kirklees Light Railway – take a trip on the heritage railway, wearing face masks is compulsory. Advance tickets only at https://www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

Harewood – discover Harewood’s wonderful parkland, gardens, aviary, bale maze and more. Advance tickets only at https://harewood.org

Thornton Hall Farm – take a drive-through farm safari or watch a movie in the drive-in cinema. Advance booking essential at https://www.thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk

Lightwater Valley Theme Park – thrills and spills on a selected range of rides will offer lots of fun for families, see the news page to see which of your favourite rides are open. Booking in advance is essential at https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Castle Howard – escape to the fabulous Castle Howard Gardens in North Yorkshire. Book a time slot ticket online at https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/visit-us/visitor-information/opening-times-and-prices

Jorvik – discover the Vikings in York when you book tickets for the attraction in advance online at https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk

Yorkshire Dales – find useful information and walking route maps on the website with information about the traffic light system for parking in the area. Check it out before planning your trail route, cycle route, or staycation at https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/information-for-new-visitors/

Magna Science Centre – catch up on science and technology on a visit with the kids to the science discovery centre from 22nd July. Full information is available at https://www.visitmagna.co.uk

Yorkshire Wildlife Park – say hello to the animals again on a timed ticket. Advance booking is essential at https://www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com/events/ywp-reopening-measures/

Whitehouse Farm Centre – there’s lots to see and do at the attraction in Northumberland including animal petting, pedal karts, jumping pillows, tractor rides, birds of prey and more. See the website for full information and booking timed tickets at https://www.whitehousefarmcentre.co.uk/your-visit/visitor-guidelines/

East Midlands


Crich Tramway Village – step back in time at the heritage village on selected days, you will be required to wear a mask if you choose to ride the trams. See the website for pre-booked tickets to the Derbyshire attraction at https://www.tramway.co.uk

Peak District National Park – check the information on the website before planning your trail route, cycle route, or staycation at https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/home

Conkers – fresh air and fun at the outdoor attraction is available on a staggered ticket basis. See the website at https://www.visitconkers.com/objs/pdfs/COVIDSecure.pdf


Sundown Adventure Park – the fun park for the under 10s is open for you to enjoy, advance tickets from the website only at https://sundownadventureland.co.uk

Twinlakes Park – fun for all the family includes farm park, falconry, outdoor attractions and rides and pedalos. The water park remains closed. Pre-booked tickets only from https://www.twinlakespark.co.uk

Wheelgate Park – fun for all the family in Nottinghamshire including farm park, outdoor attractions and rides. Pre-booked tickets only from https://www.wheelgatepark.com

Twycross Zoo – the animals have missed you, visit them soon on the one-way route when you have advance tickets available from https://twycrosszoo.org

Barnsdale Gardens – take the one-way route around the wonderful gardens for a feast of colour. See entry information at https://barnsdalegardens.co.uk/index.html


Hardy’s Animal Farm – enjoy 7 acres of Lincolnshire countryside and visit the farm animals. Pre-booked tickets only at https://www.hardysanimalfarm.co.uk

Pink Pig Farm – pre-booked tickets are essential for outdoor play and farm fun at the attraction in Scunthorpe. Book at https://www.pinkpigfarm.co.uk/farm

West Midlands


Eastnor Castle – With the woodland play area, junior obstacle course, rope swings and adventure playground, the beautiful grounds of Eastnor Castle are great for energetic kids! The Castle itself is due to reopen for the summer holidays. https://eastnorcastle.com/


Blists Hill Victorian Town – Step back to the past at Ironbridge Gorge’s wonderful open-air museum this summer. Chat to the ‘Victorian townsfolk’, visit their cottages and shops and watch tradespeople at work in factories and workshops. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town/

Park Hall the Countryside Experience – A fun-filled family day out in the Shropshire countryside with friendly farm animals, bunnies galore, barrel train rides, outdoor play areas, new Dino trail and pig racing. Look out for the Amazing Maize Maze from late July onwards! https://www.parkhallfarm.co.uk/


Drayton Manor Theme Park – Find out when you can enjoy your favourite rides once more! Younger visitors will be delighted to learn that some of the Thomas Land rides and attractions are already open, along with the Zoo. A selection of thrill rides is due to open on Saturday 18th July. https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/


British Motor Museum – Learn more about the British motor industry at this family-friendly museum. Discover lots of British classic cars as you follow the ‘Time Road’ and find out what goes on underneath a car’s bonnet in interactive zone ‘Under the Skin’. https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm – Whatever the weather, enjoy hundreds of beautiful tropical butterflies flying freely in a landscaped greenhouse. The Discovery Zone explains the amazing life cycle of a butterfly and Minibeast Metropolis is home to insects, spiders and reptiles from around the world. https://www.butterflyfarm.co.uk/attraction/

West Midlands

Cadbury World – Find out how chocolate is made and the story of Cadbury chocolate at Cadbury World, which is due to reopen on Saturday 18th July. Enjoy a 4D Chocolate Adventure and even snap a socially distanced selfie with one of the Cadbury characters! https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/

Dudley Zoo – Set around an 11th-century castle, Dudley Zoo is home to 200 species, including primates, big cats, snakes, crocodiles and other reptiles, birds, spiders and insects. Many species are endangered, such as the Asiatic lions and delightful Humboldt penguins. https://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/


Croome – Dust off your walking boots and explore Croome’s glorious parkland, ‘Capability’ Brown’s first commission. It is a wonderful landscape for kids with lots of discover, from statues and follies around the lake to wildlife, trees and plants. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome

West Midland Safari Park – Look forward to encounters with white rhinos, giraffes, elephants, tigers, buffaloes, penguins, meerkats and many more wild and wonderful animals on the self-drive safari and in the walk-through areas. Then head to the Adventure Theme Park with rides for all ages. https://www.wmsp.co.uk/

East of England


Cambridge University Botanic Garden- Pack a picnic and spend some time at this beautiful garden. There’s lots of space to run around and some really interesting plants to see in the Tropical Houses. https://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/reopening-faqs/


Audley End Miniature Railway – Once again, you can take the family for a very special train ride, steam or diesel. Go on the Fairy and Elf Walk and see if you can spot their little wooden treehouses! https://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk/

Marks Hall Estate – With so much space to run and have fun, Marks Hall Estate offers lovely walks, a fun outdoor playground, a lake to sit and enjoy a picnic at, as well as a tearoom for when little legs are weary. https://www.markshall.org.uk/


Sea Life Great Yarmouth -This magical, underwater world is open again! See some of the most exciting underwater creatures and leave plenty of time to enjoy the playful penguins!https://www.visitsealife.com/great-yarmouth/

BeWilderwood – Get ready to run wild again! Everything is in place and ready for a really fun and safe day, based on the magical series of children’s books written by local author and creator of BeWILDerwood, Tom Blofeld. https://www.bewilderwood.co.uk/


Africa Alive! Enjoy an amazing experience at this vast animal park! Get close to some awesome predators on the Plains of Africa Safari, feed a giraffe or say hello to some cheeky meerkats. https://www.africa-alive.co.uk/

Framlingham Castle – Visit this exciting castle for a great day outdoors. Have lots of fun pretending to be a knight or a princess.  Follow the trail though the castle grounds and track down the clues to receive your certificate. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/

South West


Roman Baths – See the remains of one of the finest spas of the ancient world and temple ruins. There are family activity trails, a complimentary audioguide specially for children and performances by costumed Roman characters to bring the past to life. https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/


Puzzlewood – Deep gulleys, mossy rocks, twisted tree roots, winding pathways and bridges create a magical landscape for families to explore. Download the free app before you arrive and discover this atmospheric ancient woodland in the Forest of Dean. https://www.puzzlewood.net/


Wookey Hole – Rain or shine, a great choice for a fun-filled family day out this summer. Tickets include an exciting variety of attractions, from the amazing caves and Dinosaur Valley to the Vintage Penny Arcade Museum and Pirate Island Adventure Golf. https://www.wookey.co.uk/


Longleat – Look forward to an unforgettable drive through the Safari Park, home to giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, lions, tigers, wolves, the infamous monkeys and more. Spend the rest of your day out enjoying Main Square attractions such as Jungle Kingdom, Family Farmyard and the Hedge Maze. https://www.longleat.co.uk/

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Roves Farm – A fun day out near Swindon with outdoor play areas, undercover pedal tractor area, programme of daily activities, animal racing and plenty of friendly animals to meet, from farmyard favourites to pets. There is plenty of outdoor space for picnics including some undercover areas. https://rovesfarm.co.uk/


Eden Project – One of the most popular attractions is open again! Enjoy the Rainforest and the acres of outdoor space. Dogs can still visit on leads, but the Land Train is presently not running. Keep checking their website for updates. https://www.edenproject.com/

Newquay Zoo – See over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at this fantastic Zoo. Look out for the lions devouring their lunch and see if you can spot a sloth, capybara or a red panda! https://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/


Clovelly – This delightful little village clinging to the cliffs is open once again. Spend quality time reconnecting with nature in the grounds of the estate and explore the 800 years of heritage. https://www.clovelly.co.uk/

Diggerland – Drive a real JCB Digger or dumper truck! The park is aimed at children between 4 and 14 years of age but it’s a fun and exciting day out for all the family. https://letsgowiththechildren.co.uk/places-to-go/diggerland-devon/


Adventure Wonderland – Have a fun day out at Dorset’s multi award-winning family theme park. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, children can get to see the characters as well as enjoy some fabulous rides. http://www.adventurewonderland.co.uk/

South East


Wellington Country Park – Family fun near Reading for kids aged up to eight years and their families. With the Animal Farm, trails, mini golf, miniature railway, play equipment, Welly Wheels and over 30 dinosaurs in the Lost World Sound Experience, there is more than enough to fill a whole day! https://wellingtoncountrypark.co.uk/


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – Get close to a wonderful collection of wildlife in over 150 acres of parkland. See rhinos, giraffes, zebras, red pandas, penguins, snakes, crocodiles, birds and many others as you explore. There’s plenty of open space for picnics. https://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/

Oxford Castle and Prison – Join a costumed character guide for an hour-long guided tour this summer. One thousand years of Oxford’s history will come to life as you learn about the site’s colourful past. Climb St George’s Tower, descend to the atmospheric crypt and visit the Debtors’ Tower and prison D-Wing. https://www.oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk/


Marwell Zoo – Have an exciting day out getting closer to the wonders of the natural world, including a fearsome new collection of animals, including a Mountain Bongo Calf! You will need a good few hours to see everything. https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – These award winning gardens are just perfect to get out and about for a great day in the fresh air! Leave time to walk and play on the Wobbly Bridge next to the pond. https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/hilliergardens


Wildwood – Get nose-to-nose with some amazing British wildlife! It’s a great day out for all ages with lots of space to run and play in the vast expanse of ancient woodland.


Leeds Castle – Known as the loveliest castle in the world, Leeds castle grounds and gardens offer something for everyone. Have lots of fun in the beautiful gardens as well as The Adventure Playgrounds, Bird of Prey Centre, Adventure Golf and more. https://www.leeds-castle.com/


Fishers Adventure Farm Park – Enjoy this delightful family run farm! There’s just so much to see and do, with wonderful farm animals, fun rides and lots of action-packed fun for all the family. https://fishersfarmpark.co.uk/


Chessington World of Adventures Resort – The Theme Park, Zoo and Resort Hotels are now open! Go on some amazing rides, suitable for both young and old and be amazed at the wonderful animals in the Zoo. https://www.chessington.com/explore/theme-park-zoo/zoo-sea-life/

Bocketts Farm Park – Have a great day out at this popular working farm. Besides all the lovely animals, the sandpits, jumping pillows and go-karts will be available, adapted to allow for social distancing. https://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/

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