Great days out for the Summer Holidays

20th August 2014

With the summer holidays underway keeping the kids entertained can be both time consuming and expensive. Often as the holidays progress it can be hard to think of new things to do that aren’t going to break the bank and are fun and interesting for the young ones. Here is a list we have compiled of some of our favourite free days out around the country.

National Football Museum, Preston

Take your children (of all ages!) to this free museum which claims to hold the world’s finest collection of footballing artefacts including the match ball from the 1966 World Cup final and the new addition of Robbie Savage’s recently shorn ponytail!

Maiden Castle, Dorset

This colossal Iron Age hill fort, the largest in Britain, is one of the many unmanned and free sites managed by English Heritage.

National Railway Museum, York

The world’s largest railway museum has a summer exhibition exploring the different ways passengers have travelled across the ages.

The Donkey Sanctuary

See hundreds of rescued donkeys living out their retirement in sanctuaries across the country with plenty of activity days across the summer including Leeds Summer Fair.

Richmond Park, London

See some of the 600 free-roaming deer wander among 500-year-old trees, listen out for pairs of ring-necked parakeets and enjoy a wonderful view towards St Paul’s Cathedral. See other parks at

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

An imaginative look at weapons. Plenty for families including falconry and horse shows as well as real jousting with knights in armour doing combat in the tiltyard. Lots going on for the summer holidays including Wild West gunfights and the armourer’s workshop telling you how armour was made and decorated.

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