Fun family days out to try this summer.

With the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep the kids (and adults) entertained this year. Finding things to do as a family is always easier said than done, but there is plenty to do if you’re willing to push the boat out. So, with a coffee in hand and essentials packed for the day, here are some fun ideas for family days out this summer.

Theme parks

For a rush of adrenaline and excitement that’s sure to keep everyone engaged, theme parks are a popular go-to for families all around the country. Whether you leave the rides to the kids or give them a go yourself – that’s up to you!

Wherever you’re based, there’s bound to be a theme park close enough for a day out. Alton Towers, Flamingo Land or Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach are great if you’re in the north, while Thorpe Park and LEGOLAND Windsor are viable options in the south.

Zoos and wildlife parks

Get up close and personal with all kinds of creatures at one of the zoos and wildlife parks around the country. These visits can be entertaining but also educational for your kids. They’re a chance to learn about conservation, different species and the issues facing our planet.

Chester Zoo, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, London Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo and Edinburgh Zoo are just some of the options available. Each has its special community of animals to meet and various activities on site to keep the kids happy.

National parks

If you’re looking for an adventure, the UK’s national parks are always there to host one. Whether you want a day out with a picnic or a longer trip for camping or adventure activities, areas such as Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Cairngorms are well-equipped.

Our national parks have everything to offer, from breath-taking landscapes and wildlife to rich histories and heritage dating back thousands of years. They’re also the perfect escape from busy city life if you’re looking for one.

Educational activities

There’s no reason family days out can’t be educational for kids, and perhaps even parents. See what museums and art galleries are available in your local area. Encouraging your family to be more cultured is never a bad thing and there are lots of lessons to be learnt from these kinds of places.

Travelling further afield could give you access to places like the Science Museum in London or the National Railway Museum in York. Interactive activities combined with cafes and gift shops mean there’s always something for different members of the family.

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