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What’s hot in 2020!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Get excited for 2020. From must-see shows to getting up close with rare artefacts, not to mention Tutankhamun’s 100th anniversary, the UEFA Euro and Olympics this summer, there is so much to do and see this year. We have carefully curated a list of some of our favourite attractions to visit in 2020, located in different areas of the UK and given a mention to some extra special 2020 events on this year, which are not to be missed!

National

Jump In Trampoline Parks

Jump into 2020 with a host of additional activities at Jump In Parks.  Be sure to check out the unique trampolines and soft-play, Clip and Climb facilities, extreme slides and so much more to open this year!  Grab your friends and family and jump or climb on down.

Save 15% at Jump In Trampoline Parks with code 15LETSGO

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JORVIK Viking Centre, York

JORVIK Viking Centre is undoubtedly a must for visitors near the area in 2020. This site revealed some of the most astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Get up-close with some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts in the world.

Their next top event is the JORVIK Viking Festival. It is a perfect day out in February half term, with loads of events to entertain and educate the whole family! Visit the Viking encampment, try sword-fighting, hear sagas, do some hands-on Viking crafts and see real Vikings throng the streets of York.

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 National Coal Mining Museum, West Yorkshire

National Coal Mining Museum is one of the best places to go whatever the weather.

Pop on a hard hat and lamp then go an adventure 140m underground into England’s last deep coal mine, talking to charismatic former-miners as they tell the tales of their careers. Explore the galleries, meet the ponies, walk through the woods and let off steam in the adventure playground.

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Midlands

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Twinlakes, Leicestershire

Twinlakes Theme Park is certainly a fantastic attraction to visit in 2020. It has endless family fun packed with variety, adventure and entertainment for all. The No.1 East Midland’s all action family tourist attraction providing great days out. It’s 3 days out in rolled into one with the theme park, farm park and water park!

Save 10% at Twinlakes Park, Leicestershire when booking online at twinlakespark.co.uk

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Wheelgate, Leicestershire

The Robin Hoods Wheelgate Family Theme Park is a guaranteed fun filled family day out for 2020 and perfect for any weather. It is a Theme Park, Farm Park and Waterpark in one! Slide the wet and wild water slides, splash through the water fountains and watch out as the bucket tips for a guaranteed drenching.

Save 10% at Wheelgate Park, Nottinghamshire when booking online at wheelgatepark.com

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South

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever at the Kings Theatre, Hampshire

A must-see show visits Portsmouth this 26th and 27th February.

Get ready for a road-trip of adventure packed full of songs, games and laughter in the live show Peppa Pigs Best Day Ever! From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.

The Kings Theatre is a fantastic family entertainment venue to visit in 2020. With theatre shows for all ages. You are guaranteed to find something to make you and the children giggle.

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Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

A trip to Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne is a special day out for the family. This family-run Hertfordshire animal park offers visitors the opportunity to explore and get up close to an amazing collection of animals.

Land of the Tigers will be first big cat exhibit in the UK of its kind and will be coming to the park for Easter 2020. Paradise’s new tiger habitat will feature an incredible underwater viewing area where visitors can watch the stunning Amur tigers swim through the water. Also, the water will be home to beautiful fish, making this the first big cat mixed habitat in the UK!

Save an EXTRA 6% online to Paradise Wildlife Park when you book in advance.

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Saatchi Gallery – Tutankhamun ‘Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh’

In residence at the Saatchi Gallery from now until Sunday 3rd May 2020, the exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and is the final chance to see these glittering world heritage artefacts before they return to Egypt forever.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wonder and mystery of the boy king before his priceless objects return to Egypt forever.

Sell-outs are expected and advance booking is highly recommended.

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UEFA Euro 2020

UEFA Euro 2020 is a huge event this year. Get ready to kick off your UEFA Euro 2020 adventure in London. Whether you’re a ticket holder or just want to be part of the football madness in the city – start planning now.

New for 2020 is the UEFA Festival, taking the passion and the excitement of the EURO and delivering it to the streets of London. Whether you’re a local or a travelling fan, whether it’s your first EURO or if you’ve lost count, the UEFA Festival offers something for everyone. For 31 days the UEFA Festival will bring the city of London to life, with a celebration of arts, culture, music and most importantly football.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

In July 2020, Team GB will travel to Japan for the Olympic Games, with their sights set on making the nation proud once again with their extraordinary performances. As the world’s greatest athletes gather for one of the biggest global sporting events in history, sign up to TeamGB’s newsletter and be the first to hear about Team GB Events in the UK, including the prestigious Team GB Ball.

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VE Day 75TH Anniversary

VEDay75 in May 2020 is a three-day national and international event that is set to be one of the biggest commemorations of the end of World War 2 in Europe. Tens of thousands of people will be taking part from 8th to 10th May 2020 in a whole range of inclusive events…

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For more New Year ideas don’t miss our other articles:
January Events
2020 Terrific Toddler Ideas


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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.