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Traditional British days out for the family

There are some fantastic places across the UK for a very British day out for the whole family. There are many places that will entertain your family and offer them ways to experience British culture and history at the same time. Below are just a few very British days out for the family.

Eden Project, Cornwall

This is a fantastic indoor rainforest that both adults and children love. The “Biomes” each have their own ecosystem, one a tropical rainforest, the next a Mediterranean area with plants and trees. There is also a rainforest canopy that you walk along, a zip wire, educational play areas and beautiful gardens to enjoy. Your family will get the opportunity to learn all about the different ecosystems and see exotic trees, flowers and plants up close and personal.

The Grand National 2016, Aintree

Taking your family to watch the historic Grand National would be a day out that none of you will forget. You can see 40 horses race across the famous fences, watching the drama unfold before your eyes. The horse races are truly captivating, and your children will get to see the sporting adventure live whilst over 600 million people watch it live on television. There are some lovely restaurants overlooking the racecourse for a very special family day out. You can find out how to book your tickets for 2016 at

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

Often having unique and compelling exhibitions, the Imperial War Museum North offers your family the opportunity to learn about the effects of war, particularly in the North West, and there are craft days, workshops and special events throughout the year, making this both educational and fun for all the family. The museum has a gift shop, and there are some fantastic places to eat and shop nearby.

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

This famous country house built in the early 18th century has some of the most stunning gardens in the UK. There is a miniature farm, a playground for the children, a maze and even a butterfly house. There are events and exhibitions throughout the year where you can learn about historical figures such as Winston Churchill. You can also have a spot of lunch outside taking in the spectacular gardens surrounding you.

The London Dungeon

A day out here is both educational and amazing fun, and audiences have been captivated for over 40 years. There are fantastic actors, special effects, scary rides and more during your walkthrough experience and adventure. You get to see, hear, feel and smell with interactive shows spanning 1,000 years of London history, including Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. There are two underground rides, and slightly scary special effects and amazing storytelling will transport you back in time. You will see torture chambers, plague-ravaged houses and the misty East London streets on your compelling adventure at the London Dungeon.

These are just a few of the amazing days out available for families across Britain, offering culture, history and lots of fun and adventures along the way



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