In celebration of the International Day For Monument & Sites, we’ve compiled a list of the key monuments and attractions that the children will love to visit. Each of these places have informative kids’ activities and fun things for everyone. Weekend away anyone? Yes, please!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
This resort and amusement park has more than 145 rides – a great family day out with fun for the little ones and the older ones. Head to the beach for a day out at Nickelodeon Land to meet Dora and Spongebob.
Tower of London, London
Visit the Crown Jewels and hear tales of London’s past at this iconic site. Sign up for a tour and a guide will show you the secrets of the tower and keep the kids engaged with fun activities.
Warwick Castle, Warwick
Book a family visit to Warwick Castle and experience a full day of jaw-dropping history, magic and adventure. Explore the castle grounds, watch the birds of prey display and if you’re feeling brave enter the dungeons.
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Hampton Court Palace, London
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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
Great for all ages, a visit to Edinburgh castle is a fun learning experience. The castle, which has towered over Edinburgh for more than 900 years, offers an interative learning experience about Scottish heritage and history.
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The Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh
The beautiful botanical gardens in Edinburgh provide family events to include and interest everyone of all ages in gardening and the natural environment around them.
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Windsor Castle, Windsor
Take a free multimedia tour of the castle with the older children where they’ll meet the magical characters who live in the castle. For the younger ones, choose the family activity trail to learn more about the castle.
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Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire
With ten interactive museums, the Ironbridge Gorge will have something for everyone. Immerse yourself in Victorian history and learn all about the industrial revolution.
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth
The Portsmouth historic dockyard is steeped in coastal history. Learn about the HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior, and take a harbour tour. There are 30 interactive hands-on exhibitions, as well as family trails, storytelling sessions, creative activities and much more.
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Port Lymphne, Kent
Kent’s award-winning safari attraction will make you feel like you’re on an authentic African or South American safari. Get up-close with life size prehistoric creatures in the Dinosaur Forest. What’s more, there’s a deal on until 25 May where children under 15 go for £1 when accompanied by two paying adults!
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Eden Project, Cornwall
The Eden project teaches about a diverse range of outdoor environments and species. Visit rainforest and mediterranean biomes, a Western Australia garden and try England’s longest zipwire. Eden Project has facilities for all ages, including a soft play area and Nest climbing frame. Check out the calendar for more family events.
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Black Gang Chine, Isle of Wight
The UK’s oldest amusement park Blackgang Chine has been a popular destination for families since 1843. In fact, Blackgang Chine are celebrating their 175th birthday this year! Blackgang Chine is the original land of imagination. Set in picturesque gardens and comprised of a series of imaginatively themed lands, families will experience truly enchanting day out, unlike any other amusement park.
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