we have been saving for a while now and today did a boot sale and have a grand total of just over 400 pounds. The money was supposed to be for a couple of days in disneyland but am trying to steer the kids in another direction mainly because it’ll cost more than 400 pounds for a couple of days. I was thinking we culd have quite a few single days out in different places for that kind of money.
So i need your help, we will be in the UK for a couple of weeks in july and i have the idea of legoland but what other day trips can we do that the girls would love. They are 3 and 5 yrs.
They like princesses, knights, pirates, palaces, castles etc. not too fond of zoos but all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
this is the route we would be taking so if it’s close to this even better. dover - cirencester http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp#fromNode=18260055264239|Dover, Kent|STREET|631931|141814|toNode=18260035177248|Cirencester, Gloucestershire|STREET|402445|201654
There’s a science and discovery centre in Bristol (at-Bristol.org.uk) which is supposed to be very good and hands-on. Nothing to do with princesses or pirates though! A family of 2 adults and 2 children, with gift aid, would cost £41 admission.
puzzle wood is amaZing
@Bristol is good. for a 5 year old techniquest is just as good. the aquarium in Bristol is not amazing but a nice trip.
peigton zoo is a lovely day out.
long leat is worth a day trip.
Chester zoo is really good so is the aquarium in Chester and the aquarium in Birmingham
we have not been to Lego land yet
west midland safari park is a fun day out
I enjoyed wildlife park in Cirencester but Chester is much better
the amphibious boat / truck in Liverpool is great
chisel beach near weymonuth is great for thowing stones into the sea
that’s all I can think of at the moment, not sure if you are going any where near these but sounds like a great idea
Puzzle wood is great and nearby is Perrygrove Railway and Treetop adventure so can combine them for a great day out. Also nearby is clearwell caves although maybe not that exciting for the age of your children, they do have a nice cafe there though.
Another vote for cotswold farm park I went there often as a child and took my dd there quite a few times when she was little.
My dd has been to legoland twice and loved it, I didnt go either time so cant say what I think!
About half an hour south of Bristol is Wells, got a lovely cathedral and Wookey Hole Caves (Britain’s most spectacular caves apparently). I first went to Wookey Hole aged about 3 and still remember it from that time, though have been more recently. They have a witch of Wookey Hole which makes the experience very exciting for little ones, and I think there is a mirror maze (might be a house of mirrors, like distorting ones), Victorian dress-up and arcade and paper-making factory etc when you’re done in the caves. £54 for 2 adults, 2 children, or save 15% by booking online.
Dover Castle is great for princesses! Kent Life near Maidstone is a lovely regional history museum with a farm park included. It has historic houses to explore, lots of farm animals to meet, in- and outdoor play ground, a nature trail, an oasthouse, historic schoolroom. During the summer they have lots going on each day such as tractor rides, ferret racing, piglet racing things like that. (I’m a bit biased as I’m a trustee! ).
We also loved the different National trust properties when our two were the age of yours. The children loved nosing around the houses, and running around the gardens. Often they have children’s trails or activities at weekends and holidays.