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Recently voted the East of England's most popular free attraction, you can visit this spectacular building - and see the more than half a million artworks in its collection - for nothing!
With plants from all over the world displayed in a 40-acre oasis of gardens and glasshouses, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is an inspiration for gardeners, an exciting introduction to the natural world for families, and provides a great day out for all our visitors.
See the best that Cambridge has to offer in the company of an official Blue Badge Guide. This two-hour walking tour takes in some of the most famous city centre sights, with a specific focus on the magnificent 15th century King's College and Chapel as well as the picturesque Cambridge Backs.

Days Out in Cambridge

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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side!
Southend Pier is the worlds longest pleasure Pier at one and a third miles or two point two kilometres. You may walk or take a unique ride on a Pier train. Visit the lifeboat station and gift shop, and stop for refreshments in Salt café.
Built by the first Earl of Suffolk, Lord Treasurer to James I, this Jacobean-style house is one of the most magnificent of its type in England.

Days Out in Essex

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Old Spitalfields Market represents one of the country's last bastions of consumer diversity and individuality. Home to an old-fashioned community of over 30 independent and large traders and a plethora of chic bohemian businesses.
This London 2012 Olympic Games venue is open to the public for adrenalin-fuelled white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking sessions – riding the rapids that challenged the world's best makes for an action-packed experience.
Whether you're a ping-pong pro or a wiff-waff wally there's fun to be had at Bounce Shoreditch, the second of two vast bars dedicated to table tennis.

Days Out in East London

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Highgate Cemetery is perhaps the most famous of London's 'magnificent seven' burial grounds. Following its Victorian heyday, it fell into ruin during the early 20th Century. It's made a comeback since The Friends of Highgate Cemetery took over, and is now a popular tourist destination — visitors coming to see the final resting place of Karl Marx, George Eliot, Michael Faraday, Douglas Adams and many more.
Go behind the scenes and sense that cup final magic on a tour of the UK’s biggest football stadium
Regent's Park is one of London's most popular open spaces, covering 410 acres in north-west London. Originally a hunting ground for Henry VIII, it remained a royals-only retreat long after it was formally designed by John Nash in 1811; only in 1845 did it open to the public as a spectacular shared space. Attractions run from the animal odours and noises of London Zoo to the enchanting Open Air Theatre.

Days Out in North London

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Find answers to your big nature questions. Delve into stories about the Museum's collections, scientists and research. Uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
Here you can plan an educational visit to the Science Museum, search for learning resources to use in the classroom or at home, and look at our CPD opportunities for teachers.
The Royal Borough’s largest park with 22.5 hectares of gardens, children’s play facilities, sports areas, a cafeteria and large areas of woodland abundant with wildlife. Contained within the park is the beautiful Kyoto Garden; a Japanese garden donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991.

Days Out in West London

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Royston Cave is unique in Europe. Believed to date from the 13th Century, it is a man-made cavern in the shape of a beehive, with a small aperture at the top for ventilation. Its most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings.
Cammas Hall Farm is a family owned and run business in beautiful countryisde on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, in easy reach of London, which provides a great day out for all the family.
The park has a great selection of animals, ranging from lots of big cats (including snow leopards which I haven’t seen before), reptiles (biggest boa I have ever seen), penguins, zebras, camels, birds and farmyard staples.

Days Out in Hertfordshire

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Find answers to your big nature questions. Delve into stories about the Museum's collections, scientists and research. Uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
Here you can plan an educational visit to the Science Museum, search for learning resources to use in the classroom or at home, and look at our CPD opportunities for teachers.
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Here you can plan an educational visit to the Science Museum, search for learning resources to use in the classroom or at home, and look at our CPD opportunities for teachers.
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Holland Park
The Royal Borough’s largest park with 22.5 hectares of gardens, children’s play facilities, sports areas, a cafeteria and large areas of woodland abundant with wildlife. Contained within the park is the beautiful Kyoto Garden; a Japanese garden donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991.
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Notting Hill Carnival 2024: Lineup, Times, Schedule, Dates & Ticket Info For Festival
Dancing, music and masquerade – join the Carnival fun in Notting Hill next August bank holiday weekend
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visitors can jump across the expanse in any direction they wish, bounding onto 'walk the wall' trampolines or over obstacle courses in 27,000 square feet of space. As well as these freejump sessions there's a trampoline academy, fitness classes, family sessions and even dodgeball to try out.
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Royston Cave | Day Out With The Kids
Royston Cave is unique in Europe. Believed to date from the 13th Century, it is a man-made cavern in the shape of a beehive, with a small aperture at the top for ventilation. Its most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings.
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Cammas Hall Fruit Farm, Hatfield Broad Oak
Cammas Hall Farm is a family owned and run business in beautiful countryisde on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, in easy reach of London, which provides a great day out for all the family.
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A Unique Attraction in Hertfordshire | Hertfordshire Zoo
The park has a great selection of animals, ranging from lots of big cats (including snow leopards which I haven’t seen before), reptiles (biggest boa I have ever seen), penguins, zebras, camels, birds and farmyard staples.
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Rye Meads Nature Reserve, Hertfordshire
This delightful wetland reserve beside the River Lee is a firm favourite with walkers, birdwatchers and photographers thanks to its many trails and hides.
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Harry Potter World Studio Tour - family reviews
It’s a studio tour of sets, scenes and props from the Harry Potter movies, turned into a behind-the-scenes experience. Find it in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, 20 miles northwest of London.
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Old Spitalfields Market, London | Food & Drink, Antiques and Vinyl
Old Spitalfields Market represents one of the country's last bastions of consumer diversity and individuality. Home to an old-fashioned community of over 30 independent and large traders and a plethora of chic bohemian businesses.
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Lee Valley White Water Centre
This London 2012 Olympic Games venue is open to the public for adrenalin-fuelled white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking sessions – riding the rapids that challenged the world's best makes for an action-packed experience.
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City Farm Review: Spitalfields City Farm
This venue has become quite famous over the past few years thanks to the annual “goat race”, run on the same day as the posher boat race, and has become so popular that they now have to pre-sell tickets to control numbers.
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We tried the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide and it was awesome
ArcelorMittal Orbit slide and its awesome