Family life School & Family Free activities and days out in the UK Our pick of the best free family-friendly days out, weekend trip ideas and much more 1 of Ad break Free activitiesHorses, Robin Hood, Modern Art, guard changing - there's a wealth of fun things to watch and discover - and the best thing is, all of these are free! Take a look at where you can visit across the country... East Anglia Midlands North West Ireland Scotland South East London South West Wales Yorkshire and Humberside East Anglia Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Norfolk These special horse centres offer guided tours, free tractor rides and, of course, the chance to meet adorable horses. Visit redwings.org.uk to see what’s happening at the sanctuary nearest you – there are also centres in Essex and Warwickshire. Read more... 10 of the best days out in East Anglia MidlandsSherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire Home to the legendary Robin Hood, this 450-acre park boasts amazing scenery. The flat paths are ideal for both pushchairs and toddlers on bikes, plus the visitor’s centre offers lots of interactive fun. Visit sherwoodforest.org.uk for further details. North WestWythenshaw Community Far, Manchester A great opportunity to learn about the workings of a countryside farm and meet an exciting array of animals, as well as enjoy the extensive playground. See wythenshawecommunityfarm.co.uk for more information. Read more... 10 of the best days out in the North West Continue slideshow > Ireland Explorer, Ireland’s Museum of Modern Art, Dublin The perfect way to introduce your tot to modern art in a creative and fun environment – a pleasant Sunday afternoon excursion for the whole family. Visit imma.ie for details. Read more... 10 of the best days out in Northern Ireland ScotlandCamping It’s still legal to camp wild in the Scottish countryside, so pitch up and enjoy a family break – for free!Glasgow Tollcross Children’s Farm An old-fashioned farm that lets children get close to the animals. Visit glasgow.gov.uk for opening times and directions. Read more... 10 of the best days out in Scotland South East Hainault Forest, Essex Bring a picnic and a ball or a kite for outdoor fun in the fresh air. And if that doesn’t keep your little one happy, why not take him to the on-site farm? Visit hainaultfarm.co.uk for more information. Read more... 10 of the best days out in the South East LondonChanging of the Guard, Buckingham Palace Don’t miss the iconic display of military pomp at Buckingham Palace. See royal.gov.uk for times and details. Natural History Museum For a fun-packed day out, head straight to the Natural History Museum, as there’s so much to see and do, plus exciting free events. See nhm.ac.uk. Read more... Best family days out in London Continue slideshow > South West The Donkey Sanctuary, Devon Give a friendly pat to some of the hundreds of retired donkeys as they roam happily in the fields – the perfect way for your little animal-lover to get closer to nature. Visit thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk for more information. Read more... 10 of the best days out in the South West WalesSwansea Bay cycle route, Swansea Get pedalling out in the fresh sea air on this free bike route that stretches from the Swansea Maritime quarter, right around beautiful Swansea Bay to Mumbles pier. With a medieval castle en route, it’s the perfect place to spend the day. For more details on the area, go to visitswanseabay.com/swansea. National Slate Museum, Snowdonia Ride on the mini mining train, get involved with mining workshops, see quarrymen at work and visit the fun play area. Go to museumwales.ac.uk for a full school holiday timetable. Read more... 10 of the best days out in Wales YorkshireWeston Park Museum, Sheffield Teach your tot all about the Arctic world at one of the museum’s permanent exhibitions, with a chance to construct his own mini igloo and meet the star attraction, Snowy the polar bear. Visit museums-sheffield.org.uk for more information. Read more... 10 of the best days out in Yorkshire and Humberside For more ideas for great family days out and local listings visit MadeForMums.com and click on Neighbourhood. By Sophie Westnedge Comments Latest on MadeForMums MadeForMums Awards 2018 shortlist announced Mum takes drastic action when her baby name is 'stolen' How Rochelle Humes tackled her daughter's curly hair insecurity What's the most you'd pay to watch your child's Christmas play?