We get it, planning family days out isn’t easy, you want it to be fun and something to remember. If you’re struggling for inspiration, then you’re in the right place.

We have compiled everything from thrill seeking theme parks to a glimpse into Britain’s history. So, sit back, relax and pick your next day out in the UK stress-free.

History

Historical sites are perfect days out with the family. Fortunately for history lovers, Britain is littered with a huge selection to choose from. Here are our top picks.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is Britain’s most iconic ancient site.

People are drawn in by the mystery of why and how it was built.

There is the option to get a tour around Stonehenge and walk around the inner ring. This is definitely one to tick off the bucket list.

Britain’s best castles

Best castles in the UK

– Leeds Castle

– Warwick Castle

– Windsor Castle

– Corfe Castle

We believe these are Britain’s best castles as they all are unique in their own way and play a huge part in Britain’s history. And it doesn’t stop here, there are 100’s of castles in the UK you can visit.

If you live close to one, why not incorporate it into a weekend walk and picnic? It’ll be so worth the views.

We have a discount for Warwick Castle with a 45% NHS discount.

Museums

The UK is home to some of the best museums in the world, from awe-inspiring natural history collections to fun and interactive exhibitions. Here are our top picks:

Natural History Museum

This is an obvious top pick as it has everything to offer.

This iconic London museum has drawn huge crowds for more than 130 years.

You’ll discover hundreds of fascinating exhibits, including dinosaur skeletons and fossils, and a mind-blowing blue whale skeleton.

The British Museum

You’ll need a whole day to get around even half of the British Museum’s impressive collection so make sure you have the time to really take in this breath-taking experience.

Prepare to walk around with your mouth wide open as you try and take it all in.

Tower of London

Home to the Crown Jewels and Beefeaters.

The Tower of London has lots to offer for a day out for the kids or family. Parts were used as a prison since the 12th century and the Tower has played an important part in the history of England.

This is a definite one to see if you’re planning a history day out.

 

Cities

There are many beautiful cities in Britain. From traditional and serene to buzzing with life and urban culture. Here’s our rundown of the best the UK has to offer.

Cardiff

The capital of Wales, Cardiff has emerged as one of Britain’s leading urban centres.

From buzzing nightlife, huge shopping arcades, and gigantic rugby stadiums to historic castles and a beautiful bay.

It has so much to offer you won’t be stuck for things to do.

Edinburgh

This is a beautiful city and how can you miss the opportunity to see sights such as Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat?

Silhouetted against a blue sky with a yellow haze of daffodils misting the slopes, this is a perfect city for Spring. Sounds breathtaking right?

Liverpool

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Liverpool?

For many, it is the Beatles and it doesn’t disappoint on that either. It offers museums and statues dedicated to the band as well as a buzzing waterfront.

You can also visit that Tate art gallery and not forgetting the dozens of trendy bars and restaurants.

Bath

Britain boasts many great cities, but Bath stands out as the belle of the ball.

Thanks to the natural hot springs that bubble to the surface, the Romans built a health resort here.

It has stunning Georgian architecture that demands your attention.

 

Views

Travellers are spoiled with scenery choices when visiting the United Kingdom but here is our rundown of the best views across Brittan.

Mount Snowdon

Wales’ wondrous Snowdonia gets our top vote for sheer beauty, featuring four mountain ranges and over one hundred lakes.

Mount Snowdon is the tallest mountain in England and Wales. It takes around two and a half to three hours to hike the summit, and the views up and down are thrilling.

The lake districts­

It’s an obvious choice for our top picks for the UK’s best views. Offering soaring mountains, razor-edge valleys, glistening lakes, as well as England’s highest peaks.

Take a breath of fresh air, literally, and go experience the lake district.

Cornwall

Cornwall boasts endless miles of coastline with rugged cliffs, sparkling bays, scenic fishing ports and white sandy beaches.

It can feel like you’re in your own little spot of paradise but with the comfort of home.

It’s a tranquil, picturesque, and just all-around stunning.

 

Activities

Wanting a fun experience? Something for the whole family? Or perhaps a thrill-seeking, adrenalin filled day out? If so this list is for you.

We have compiled a list of the best activity days for the whole family.

You can also get discounts on all the following activities!

Thrill seekers

Escape to Alton towers theme Park perfect for families.

Alton Towers Resort is offering 49% NHS discount.

Discover an island of thrills and adventure at Thorpe Park, with more than 30 incredible, mind-bending rides.

Save 43% compared to gate prices.

Still want more thrill-seeking roller coasters? This will win you over with Britain’s Wildest Family Adventure.

Chessington World of Adventures has a 49% NHS discount and you also get to come face to face with lions, tigers and giraffes.

Want the best view that England’s capital has to offer? The London Eye is the answer.

Have a full 360˚ view of London with views 135 m up. We have a 23% NHS discount for you to use.

Who is a thrill seeker but afraid of heights? No need to worry you can get your kicks from terrifying dungeons.

Located in the UK they offer a horrifying glance into the UK dark past.

We have up to41% off for NHS staff.

Child-friendly activities

Anyone who says they don’t like Lego is lying! LEGOLAND is offering up to 42% NHS discount.

Want to go somewhere new? Want to go to the bottom of the ocean?

OK well, we can’t quite offer that but what we can offer is Sea Life. This is great as you get to see the wonders of the ocean and you don’t have to get wet!

They are offering up to 43% NHS discount.

It’s time to get active. The best way to bond with your kids is with a fun activity.

Kids Activity Guide has a 7% NHS discount.

They have everything from paintballing, quad biking and archery, to go karting.

There is an activity here for everyone.

 

Finally, want something more sophisticated?

Ticketmaster is offering theatre tickets up to 50% off the West EndShows include 42nd Street, Kinky Boots, Dreamgirls, The Snowman and many more…

 

To see all our day out discounts click here.

To get the best discounts for NHS staff sign up here. It’s free to join and free to use.

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