With the school holidays fast approaching, you’ll be thinking of packing up the car and taking the family for summer days out. With the UK boasting some wonderful attractions, it’s worth taking advantage of the great days out our country offers. To help organise your summer holiday, we’ve given you a list of some of the best summer days out:
- Music Festival
Introduce your kids to the festival scene by taking the whole family to one of many music festivals across the country this summer. Whether it’s the family friendly Camp Bestival in the grounds of a gorgeous English castle, Kendal Calling in the beautiful Lake District, or Hardwick Live in County Durham, there’s a plethora of festivals to choose from for a guaranteed day (or weekend) of fun.
- Theme Park
Please those thrill seekers in the family with an adrenaline fuelled day at a theme park. Take a ride on a classic carousel or take a risk with a rollercoaster ride. From pirate ships to log flumes, ferris wheels to bumper cars, there’s something for all the family on a day out at a theme park.
- Countryside Days Out
With the pleasant summer weather, it’s a great opportunity to take the family into the countryside for days out. Pack a picnic, chuck the wellies in the boot and set off on the open road. With beautiful countryside such as the Scottish Highlands, North Yorkshire Moors and the Sussex Downs, you’ll not be short of picturesque places to take the family this summer. Why not visit one of Britain’s County Shows such as The Great Yorkshire Show? With a packed weekend of events, it’ll be sure to entertain the family for hours on end.
- Indoor Soft Play / Trampolining
Inevitably, as with every British summer, the rain will hit. When it does, entertain the kids by taking them to a soft play. While the little ones play, parents can enjoy some peace and quiet with a coffee and a cake. For older kids (and adults too) a day at an indoor trampolining experience is buckets of fun and great exercise too!
- Roller Disco
Get the elbow and knee pads ready and prepare yourself for some trips, falls and great fun at a classic roller disco.
- Meet the Animals
Whether it’s feeding the ducks at the park, visiting a farm or a day out at the zoo, all are great options for a family day out. Children can learn about different species, habitats and even feed some of the animals.
- Mini Golf
For those of you with a competitive streak, a game of mini golf can allow you to compete against family members to be crowned family champion. Practice your putting at Adventure Golf or tee off at Paradise Island.
Zoom around the track Lewis Hamilton style, in a Go-Kart. With a range of tracks and activity packages available across the country, Go Karting is a fun and accessible day out for all the family. Who knows, you might even inspire your little one to become the next F1 champ!
The sun is shining, there’s not a cloud in the sky, what better way to spend the day than at the beach? Pack up your bucket and spade, set up your deckchair and relax, enjoying the sun, sea and sand. If you really want to go the whole hog, get some fish and chips for lunch and a 99 cornet for dessert.
Education doesn’t have to stop just because the kids are off school. Why not spend the day at a museum? With hundreds of free museums around the country, there’s loads to see and enjoy for very little cost. Why not spend the day at the 2017 UK City of Culture and visit Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities at Hull Maritime Museum? Or immerse yourself in literature at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Lookers, in collaboration with Metro Radio and TFM, are offering listeners the chance to win family days out to attractions across the country. Tune into the daytime radio shows or visit the websites for your chance to win.