6 Best Family Days Out In Britain

With the warmer, summer days almost at our doorstep, it’s time to shake off your winter blues and enjoy a family day out with the kids. Britain got some inspirational and fun venues to visit, so you can enjoy spending some quality time together with your family. Without further ado, here are the top UK attractions for the whole family.

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Family Days OutIn Britain: Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle | (cc) Photo By Colin Park

Alnwick Castle

If you love stately homes, but the kids aren’t so keen, here’s a great compromise: Alnwick Castle. One of the filming sets for popular film series, Harry Potter, relive the magic inside the castle grounds. Complete with lavish (no overstatement here) rooms, jam-packed with art and priceless furniture, there’s a little something for everyone.

Roald Dahl Museum

Younger children can’t fail but be taken-in by the magnificence of Roald Dahl’s stories. The Roald Dahl museum is based in the village where he wrote some of his best books for 36 years. With storytelling and craft activities, this day out will appeal to everyone’s inner bookworm. And once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by Café Twit for some gorgeous nosh (some of which is inspired by Roald’s stories) and a nice cup of tea. Ever wondered what Bogtrotter cake tastes like? Have a bite. We dare you!

Greenwood Forest Park

If the thought of trampling around yet another generic theme park really gets your back up, try Greenwood Forest Park. At the foothills of Snowdonia, you can enjoy the first people-powered roller coaster! This park is all about having fun the sustainable way, so if you’d like a day out with minimum environmental impact, Greenwood ticks all the boxes.

Edinburgh City

We think Edinburgh is arguably the most beautiful city in the UK. And there’s plenty to do! Something to make the kids laugh – Camera Obscura’s World of Illusions offers an entertaining attraction that plays with optical vision. Enter the light tunnel and feel as if you’re spinning upside down! Afterwards, head to Henderson’s fantastic vegetarian restaurant – they even cater for vegans, if you’re feeling particularly ethical! Restaurant, deli, and bakery wrapped all into one, whether you want a sumptuous feast or some picnic treats, Henderson’s has got it all.

Knowsley Safari Park

Although most zoos and safari parks make for a great family day out, Knowsley Safari Park really cuts the mustard. You might struggle seeing all there is on offer in just one day, so you’ll be getting great value for money, and you’re guaranteed to make some exciting memories with your family. Don’t forget to say hi to the monkeys on the safari drive, but be warned: they do like to crawl all over your car! If you come at the right time of day, you may even catch one of the creature talks.

Shakespeare’s Home

If you want to get your kids excited about Shakespeare (especially if they’re studying his plays and poems at school), head to Stratford-Upon-Avon to visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage. A beautiful, extensive building with a thatched roof, it’s a lovely place to spend a summer’s day. Go for a wander along the woodland trail and then head to the Holy Trinity Church where William Shakespeare and his wife are buried.

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16 Responses to “6 Best Family Days Out In Britain”

  1. Agness says:

    I’ve been to those places and Shakespeare’s Home is the one I really enjoyed. Although I was there with my best friend, I agree it’s an awesome place to explore with your family :)
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  2. George says:

    Have never vised these places but am planning a trip soon and thanks for sharing this information .Will surely visit them on my trip to UK

  3. I would be very excited about the Dahl museum! James and the Giant Peach was always a favorite chapter book of mine back in elementary school!;-)
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  4. I’ve been to the UK 3 times – okay, one was for a wedding so it doesn’t count — but I’ve not seen any of these on your list. I’m planning to return next year and would love to see Shakespeare’s House.
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  5. Hi Salika, my husband and I don’t have kids but we’re kids at heart (and sometimes in mind- ha!ha!) and love checking out fun destinations. I’ve been to UK twice but only been to one destination on your list (Shakespeare’s Home). I always love to visit Eduinburg. Alnwick Castle sounds interesting.

    • Salika Jay says:

      Aren’t we all kids at heart when it comes to certain things :) Shakespeare’s home is lovely, isn’t it? Hope you get to visit Edinburgh in a future visit to UK.

  6. These are all great ideas! It’s too bad we’re only covering London this summer. My kids would have loved the Harry Potter connection and the Roald Dahl museum. I’d love to visit Shakespeare’s home.
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  7. Leigh says:

    Scotland was the first overseas destination we took our kids. They loved it – especially all the castles.
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  8. Irene Gordon says:


    Not sure we will get to Britain again for a while since we spent two weeks in Scotland in the fall of 2012. We did love Edinburgh. Since I am interested in stately homes, I would also enjoy some of the other places you mention.