Perfect Days Out With the Kids

A day out with the family is always an adventure, leading to new experiences and creating new and treasured memories. Even just a family walk can be lots of fun, but there’s nothing like making a day of it and visiting one of the UK’s many incredible attractions.

Take a look at this guide for perfect days out with the kids near London.

Legoland Windsor

Legoland offers the perfect day out if you have young kids – as well as adults who are young at heart. From the classic Miniland with its Lego depictions of UK landmarks to the much-loved Lego Driving School, this theme park has grown over the years to offer a full resort experience and many more themed lands to explore, including Ninjago World and Knight’s Kingdom.

Kids will love the many attractions designed for them, but there’s also plenty for adults to enjoy, and rides you can experience with your children for some fantastic and fun memories. 

Perfect Days Out With the Kids, Legoland

Hobbledown Heath

If your kids love to take every opportunity to climb on trees (or anything) and enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, Hobbledown Heath offers the ideal day out. There are elaborate adventure playgrounds for them to explore and clamber all over, whimsically designed as a fantasy village complete with characters to meet and talk to. Each area offers a different theme as well as levels of play to suit different age groups.

There’s also a selection of animals to see, from meerkats and capybaras to highland cows and lemurs. If you have teenagers to entertain, there’s the Gripped section of the park that offers high ropes courses for those with a head for heights.

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter 

A must for any Potter fan, this expansive tour through the sets, props, and costumes of the Harry Potter film franchise will keep the whole family enthralled. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter takes you all the way from the cupboard under the stairs through the many rooms and halls of Hogwarts and the shadows of the Forbidden Forest, showcasing the artistry and ingenuity of the films’ designers and crew along the way. 

You can wander up Diagon Alley and stand on Platform 9¾, and see how the many creatures and characters of the wizarding world were brought to life. The highlight of the tour is seeing the full model of Hogwarts Castle, still enormous despite the small scale. 

Perfect Days Out With the Kids, Warner Bros Studio

Roald Dahl Museum

Step into the fantastical world of Roald Dahl and his many memorable characters at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Located in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, this is the village where Dahl himself lived for 36 years, inspiring his much-loved stories. You can meet some of his most famous characters and even see inside the Writing Hut, where the author cooked up his fantastical tales.

Kids and adults will find plenty to engage with, and you can spend some time exploring the village and surrounding countryside, using a museum guide to find spots that feature in Dahl’s stories or inspired the author.

Perfect Days Out With the Kids, Roald Dahl Museum

Hever Castle

There are few better options for a fun family day out than visiting a castle, and Hever Castle in Kent offers plenty to keep everyone entertained. It’s most famous as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, but its history goes all the way back to the 13th century. Inside you’ll find incredible collections of furniture, tapestries, and Tudor portraits, and even prayer books that belonged to Anne herself.

Adults will be enthralled by the history and artistry, while kids will naturally love this perfectly formed castle complete with moat and turrets. There are also special activities to get involved with during the school holidays, including archery and even jousting (the jousting is just for watching, thankfully). 

Brighton Beach

While the good weather lasts, a visit to the beach is the classic family day out. Brighton’s beachfront is famous for a reason, and offers the perfect getaway on a warm day. Even if the weather isn’t quite good enough to sit on the beach and splash in the sea, there’s still plenty to do to keep kids and adults entertained.

You can wander down Brighton Palace Pier or take a trip on the world’s oldest working electric railway while taking in the sweeping views of the Channel. You could also head inland just a little to visit the incredible Royal Pavilion with its fantastical architecture and lavish interior, the seaside retreat of George IV. 

Perfect Days Out With the Kids, Brighton Beach

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