Summer’s finally arrived and the school holidays are here, you might be looking for fun-filled family days out that you can enjoy with your youngsters. To give you some inspiration, here are three great ideas that you and your brood are bound to love.
Everyone likes crazy golf. These quirky courses appeal to kids and adults alike and they provide you with the perfect opportunity to test your skills in a family-friendly setting. You don’t have to hold your breath for fine weather to enjoy these attractions either. Many courses are located indoors, meaning you can make the most of them whether it’s blue skies or pouring with rain. For example, if you’re looking for a family day out in Liverpool, you can check out Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf in Liverpool ONE. This 18-hole course sets the scene with Aztec surroundings, volcanoes, temple ruins and jungle huts. It also boasts a golf simulator, bar, table tennis and air hockey, so there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
If you want to make the most of any sunny weather, why not head to the seaside? There are lots of kid-friendly resorts located around the UK, meaning you should be able to find one that suits. Highlights include Sennen Cove in Cornwall with its sheltered crescent of golden sand, West Wittering near Chichester, Sandbanks in Dorset and West Cliff Beach in Yorkshire. From paddling in the water to building sandcastles and tucking into picnics, you’ll have lots to do. Just remember to take plenty of sunscreen and drinking water, as well as towels and changes of clothes. The great thing about a day at the seaside is, apart from the cost of getting there and preparing your food, these trips don’t have to cost you a penny.
Theme parks might not be the cheapest place to spend a day with your kids, but as long as you choose wisely, they should be worth the money. Children love the thrills and spills of these attractions, and there are a variety of different parks on offer. Perhaps your youngsters would love to spend a day at Legoland in Berkshire. With attractions such as the Duplo Valley Splash & Play and the Hero Factory, it’s ideal for tots aged three to 12.
Alton Towers in Staffordshire is another popular choice and it recently opened its latest ride Galactica, which combines the traditional roller coaster experience with a virtual reality ride. Another paradise for thrill-seekers is Thorpe Park in Surrey. If you venture to this visitor spot, be sure to check out the Derren Brown Ghost Train. This 12-minute ride is designed to be a fully immersive psychological experience that manipulates the mind.
As long as you plan your family day trips carefully, you should be able to make memories to last a lifetime this summer.