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24/02/2013 at 19:30
I want to compile a list of all the places I want to take the kids. I was thinking I would visit all over the country so everywhere is up for a look.
So where have you been with your kids that you have loved?
24/02/2013 at 19:33
Warwick castle, Thomas land at Drayton manor park and zoo, chester zoo, Alton towers. Some I have been to and some are on my list to do
24/02/2013 at 19:40
If you'll come up the way east links farm at Dunbar is pretty good. Glasgow science centre is fab but U maybe a wee bit young still to get much out of it x
24/02/2013 at 19:46
Thomas land was great
Museam of science and industry [MOSI] is great too (Manchester)
Lego land Manchester is good but its really expensive and I don't think its worth the money so I'd use tesco vouchers if you had them to go rather than pay
We went on the east lancs railway for a few things (yoyr area may have similar) but they did a Thomas weekend where you could go on the steam train and there was trains made up like all the other tank engines and the fat controller was there to.
A few friends have been to digger land but tbh I'm not seeing the appeal
We are going to ITNG live in August
24/02/2013 at 19:54
Diggerland is just down the road from us
For us I can thoroughly recommend Beamisha nd there seems to e a few more places like it round the coutnry now. One of the things I don't understand about Beamish is why they don't rent properties out on their land. It would be so cool to stay there for a long weekend or a week even!
We have done a couple of steam rides on various old train lines
MOSI was on my list as was the Glasgow Science centre (more for me than the kids)
I am def wanting to plan a visit to all the places in Glasgow and Edinburgh at some stage - I think rent somewhere for a fortnight and trek out. Although day trips are fairly easy as well (as they are to Manchester)
I want to visit The Deep in Hull.
24/02/2013 at 20:01
On my doorstep, Twycross zoo. My kids love it there. Drayton Manor/Thomas Land is always a big hit, we go a few times a year.
Legoland Windsor. Went 18 months ago, but C still raves about it.
Nickelodeon land at blackpool pleasure beach.
Any sealife centre, always a big hit with my boys.
24/02/2013 at 20:05
There's loads of places between Glasgow and Edinburgh and round about, so if you are coming up shout and ill have loads of suggestions to help you plan! X
24/02/2013 at 20:11
weekender - is there anywhere you would particularly recommend to stay?
24/02/2013 at 20:32
In leices there is the great central railway, twin lakes, national space centre, stonehurst farm, New Walk museum and art gallery (cool dinosour skeleton and it's free), the climbing station.
24/02/2013 at 20:42
My H took the kids to the Discovery museum in Newcastle this week. They had a good time and is free. I would also like to visit 7 Stories too.
I've been up north for 16yrs ish but have still never been to Beamish.
24/02/2013 at 21:35
we had a fanatsic trip to Durdle Door absolutely amazing scenery
24/02/2013 at 21:40
24/02/2013 at 22:14
Peppa Pig World
24/02/2013 at 22:39
Mine love Woburn safari park which is very near where we live and Legoland. They also love going to London, preferably on the train. The National Aquarium at Plymouth is brilliant too, I think the London Aquarium is pitiful compared to that one!
24/02/2013 at 23:22
raincloud and abnormal kitty - I hadn't realised you were near me! I would recommend those places too! Did you mention conkers and snibston (can't scroll back) they are good too.
24/02/2013 at 23:44
Sorry QI I'm just coming back to this. TBH, depends where you want to go and what you want to spend really...if you are going to spend more time around Edinburgh then Seton Sands caravan park is just outside Edinburgh - not much to do on site though I don't think? If you are going Glasgow way then I'll give you hand to look at stuff that way or midway between both. Shout whenever you are looking at it and I'll give some advice on where's best to be based xx
25/02/2013 at 08:01
I agree with Carole about Durdle Door - there's loads to see and do in Dorset including Swanage railway, Corfe Castle and a teddy bear museum in Dorchester.
Paignton Zoo in Devon is good and so is the Aquarium in Plymouth.
Loads to do in London - including the Aquarium and London Eye and trip on the river.
Isle of Wight is also good for kids - loads to do in a small area so don't have to spend lots of time travelling. For you that would be offset by the long journey to get there!
25/02/2013 at 08:52
We love Folly Farm, it's in Pembrokshire in Wales. It's brilliant, there's a normal farm, then they've got a bit where there is zoo animals, and then there is an old fashioned fun fair, and a big outdoor play area. You can pay with Tesco vouchers, but it's not that expensive i don't think for a full day out. The food is reasonably priced too. We're going at the weekend and i am really looking forward to it.
25/02/2013 at 09:14
Chester zoo is fab, we used to do gullivers world as children but on taking ours I don't think they had spent any money on it since, I found it run down, such a shame. We tried Camelot last year and loved it, we loved it and P aged 5 then had loads to go on. We love all the museums in Liverpool and Manchester. Arh another day out we love is formby.
25/02/2013 at 10:14
Lots to do here in London, my two love the zoo and aquarium. To be honest though they're just as happy wandering around and pointing out things like special buildings. They also love the science and history museums which are next door to each other.
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