10 of the best family national attractions

From London to the ends of Cornwall, the UK has many well-loved family destinations. Here are the cream of the crop, sure to make some lasting childhood memories

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London Eye

The London Eye is located on London’s South Bank next to the London Aquarium and opposite Big Ben and the House of Parliament. Children under 4 years travel for free on the Eye, which soars to a height of 135 meters and offers you a breathtaking 25-mile view over London.

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Stonehenge

Known as one of the man-made wonders of the world, Stonehenge is believed to have existed in Wiltshire since 3100BC. Stonehenge is open every day of the year except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Children under 5 years are able to attend the attraction for free.

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Eden Project

Children under 5 years go free at the Eden Project in Cornwall, which is one of the world’s largest botanical gardens. Eden features lots of child-friendly play areas as well as impromptu storytelling sessions and workshops, which take place throughout a busy events schedule.

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Unicorn Theatre

Located near London Bridge, the Unicorn Theatre is a favourite for introducing children into the world of theatre. Babies under 18 months go free (unless stated) at the theatre that stages over 620 performances a year and has been entertaining audiences for decades.

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World of Model Railways

If your children are crazy for toy trains, the World of Model Railways is a great place to visit. Located in Mevagissey, Cornwall, the main display features more than 30 trains travelling through different landscapes such as towns, countryside, seaside and even a alpine winter.

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