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A Guide to Family Fun Days in the UK

Posted by Emma Brown on 02/04/2017

The United Kingdom is one of the top destinations worldwide for the families. There are plenty of places you can visit and there are so many things you can do along with your family. So, here is a guide to family fun days in the UK.


Dreamland, Margate


This popular amusement park has reopened after a £18m restoration and it is a great place to enjoy a family outing. Mr. Wayne Hemmingway has been the key person behind the recreation of this amusement park including Caterpillars from the 1930s, Double Decker carousels from 1940s, Chair-O-Planes from 1970s, and various other modern rides. The classic twirling tea cups is my personal favourite.


The famous heritage Scenic Railway is all set to re-open in the summers. Especially for the summer holidays, there is so much the kids can enjoy including – The Wall of Death, Puppet Shows, High Divers, and Illusionists. The Octopus Garden has beach huts, a grassy hill where the kids can enjoy running up and down, a circus tent. The Octopus play zone will also have sand pits, climbing frames, and cargo nets. All in all, this is one place where the kids will surely have the time of their lives.


The tickets for adults is for £14.95 and for the kids it is from £12.95.

Margate kite festival, Margate beach, Kent, September
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KidZania, Westfield London


Forget those old theme parks and circus, now as a parent you can send your kids, if they are aged between 4 to 14, to KidZania. Here, they can try out some of the leading professions including – fireman, midwifery, fashion stylist, dentist, car mechanics, a pilot, in an ultra-realistic and indoor replica of a city. The kids will be given a 20-minute slot for each job and above all, they are also rewarded with salaries.


The main idea behind KidZania is to make the kids enable through role play and giving them loads of confidence to challenge their limits and also getting aware of the world full of opportunities.


The tickets for adults is for £16.50 and for the kids it is from £28.

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Shrek’s Adventure, London Southbank 


If your kids loved the movie Shrek, then they will surely cherish their visit to this indoor wall-and-ride attraction in London Southbank. This place is inspired by the movie and gives the kids an opportunity to meet the movie characters while riding on 4D bus ride driven by one of the movie characters, donkey. The kids will be taken to the exciting ride through the swamp and 10 magical lands where they get to meet other movie characters – Fiona, Puss in Boots, and the three little pigs.


The kids will also love to explore 10 fairy-tale lands including – Poison Apple Hub, Spooky Forest, and various other popular sets recreated from some of the well-known movies. The kids will get a chance to be a part of the story of Spooky Forest while enjoying amazing special-effects. The kids will also get to meet other famous movie characters such as Kung Fu Panda, Marty, and Gloria.


The tickets for adults is for £23.40 and for the kids it is from £18.72.

 Shrek’s Adventure, London Southbank
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Chester Zoo Islands, Cheshire


Kids love animals and they will surely love their visit to Chester Zoo Islands in Cheshire. The place is enjoyed both by the adults and kids, this is the reason the zoo is visited by around 2 million visitors every year. The zoo covers a total area of 20,000 acres and has more than 15,000 animals at this award-winning and popular zoo. A wide variety of animals at the zoo includes – rhinos, delicate butterflies, Asian elephant, orangutans, giant otter pups, Rothschild giraffes and much more.


Here you and your kids get to enjoy daily animal talks, restaurants and kiosks, themed play areas and various other events suiting everyone tastes. If you really want to have the giraffe’s eye view of the zoo, then Zoofari monorail will provide you that opportunity.


The tickets for adults is for £21.81 and for the kids it is from £18.18.

 Chester Zoo Islands, Cheshire
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New Forest Aqua Park, Hampshire


If you are looking to have a great time with your family, then this is an ideal place to be. Covering an area of 50 acres, this exciting outdoor aqua park is first of its kind in the UK. Your kids need to be 6 years and should be 110 cm in height. The park offers a wide variety of trampolines, slides, and see-saws, and there is an ice-tower as well. The best part about the water park is that it remains open throughout the summers, some of the key attractions of this water park are – water skiing, fishing, and wake boarding.


Talking about aquarides, it offers a great opportunity to both kids and adults to have fun. You can enjoy a 6-man banana ride or enjoy the excitement of riding the inflatable tyres. If you are looking to enjoy some fun games or camping, or you are just looking to unwind then they have a lakeside lawn area. They also have a clubhouse where you can enjoy drinks and snacks.


For a one-hour session, you need to pay £15 each.

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Dinosaur Uproar, Eden Project, Cornwall


A trip to the popular biomes will give you an opportunity to come face to face with the fierce dinosaurs and various other creatures of the prehistoric period. One thing that makes this place interesting is that more dinosaurs have been added, making the experience more interesting. Your kids will embark on a journey to find out as many dinosaurs as they can and they even get to test their survival skills.


You will be provided with an adventure journal and you will be sent off to enjoy a ride full of adventure and thrill. Along the way, you will be talking to the dinosaur journalists and you can ask them queries related to these creatures. Exploring the prehistoric sea life will also be a great learning experience for your kids.


The tickets for adults is for £19.95 and for the kids it is from £11.20.

Dinosaur Uproar, Eden Project, Cornwall
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Bee Garden, Butterfly World, St Albans, Herts 


As the name is self-explanatory, having more than 600 beautiful tropical butterflies, this place is quite popular amongst the kids. Stretched in 27 acres, this is where you get to witness wildflower meadows and breathtaking gardens. The kids will surely enjoy Bug World an interactive exhibition in the Insect Study Centre. This place gives an opportunity to the kids to get closer to nature and witness stick insects, African snails, hissing cockroaches, ant colonies, and much more.


The tickets for adults is for £7.50 and for the kids it is from £5.50.

Bee Garden, Butterfly World, St Albans, Herts
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