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North West
Name of attraction BRIEF DESCRIPTION Contact Number Post Code
The Ice Cream Farm Farm animals and activities from milking to final dairy produce 0800 133 7000 CH3 9NE
Congleton Park Over 24 acres with large play areas and great flower displays 0162 5383673 CW12 1JG
Etherow Country Park & Nature Reserve One of Britain’s 1st country parks with large reservoir 0124 6452000 SK6 5JD
Gallery Oldham On view over 14,000 Social History & Art items 0161 7704653 OL1 1AL
Grizedale Forest Walking and Cycling trails, spots to admire the wildlife 0300 067 4495 LA22 0QJ
Manchester Museum Archaeology, Anthropology and Natural History 0161 2752634 M13 9PL
Portland Basin Museum Social and Industrial heritage exhibited in a historic warehouse 0161 3432878 OL7 0QA
Sefton Park Palm House Grade 11 Victorian Palm house in Parkland 0151 7269304 L17 1AP
Tate Liverpool Over 70,000 Pieces of British and international Modern Art 0151 7022400 L3 4BB
The Dock Museum Viking treasure, Victorian life on channel side site 0122 9876400 LA14 2PW
South West
Ashton Court Estate Country park with 850 acres of woodland and meadows 0117 9531800 BS41 9JN
Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults Museum Grade 1 listed architecture noted for fan vaulting 0122 5422462 BA1 1SJ
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Seafront with ancient coastline fossils on the beach 0129 7560772 DT6 6LL
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Art, Sculptures, over 150,000 historical specimens 0175 2304774 PL4 8AJ
Harts Barn Craft Centre Artist workshops, galleries in restored Norman buildings 0145 2830954 GL17 0QD
Plymouth Sound and Hoe Park One of the world’s greatest natural harbours with country wildlife 0175 2606034 PL1 3DE
Mousehole Bird Hospital and Sanctuary On the Cornish Cliffs around 100 permanent resident birds 0173 673 1386 TR19 6SR
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, exotic animals, birds and insects 0139 2665858 EX4 3RX
The Donkey Sanctuary Farm/Rare Breed animals you can pet and feed 0139 5578222 X10 0NU
Victoria Art Gallery Paintings, Art and Ceramics spanning the centuries 0122 5477233 BA2 4AT
South East
Basingstoke Canal and Visitor Centre Picturesque canal, picnic area and trailblazer play area 0125 2370073 GU16 6DD
Black Park and Langley Country Parks Peaceful setting with 10 miles of well surfaced track ways 0175 3511060 SL0 0LS
Brighton Fishing Museum Historical artefacts from the local fishing community 7786396179 BN1 1NB
De La Warr Pavilion Centre for Arts, seafront 1930s modernist building 0142 4229111 TN40 1DP
Itchen Valley Country Park 440 acres with walks and off road riding tracks 0238 0466091 SO30 3HQ
Pitt Rivers Museum Special family events such as Object Handling 0186 5270927 OX1 3PP
Queen Elizabeth Country Park Over 2000 acres of woodland with trails and walks 0239 2595040 PO8 0QE
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Wildlife in a mosaic of coastal habitats 0179 7227784 TN31 7TU
Ventnor Botanic Garden Visitor Centre Plants from around the world in UK’s hottest garden 0124 3781110 PO38 1UL
Willen Lake and Park Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park 0190 8691630 MK15 0DS
East
River Lee Country Park 1,000 acre park with miles of traffic free trails 0300 0030610 EN2 9HG
Clare Castle Country Park Castle ruin, adventure playground in picturesque setting 0178 7277559 CO10 8NW
Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre Coastal Nature Reserve, shingle beach, Heath and Forest 0844 556 9290 IP17 3DJ.
Fitzwilliam Museum Antiquities, Applied Arts, Paintings from respected Artists 0122 3332900 CB2 1RB
Hadleigh Castle Country Park Nature Reserve with birds, butterflies and local Fortress ruin 0170 2551072 SS7 2PP
Milton Country Park 95-acre containing woodland and wetland areas 0122 3420060 CB24 6AZ
Needham Lake and Nature Reserve Nature Reserve with play area for young and old 0144 9724500 IP6 8NU
Pleasure Beach 15 miles of beach with nearby Historical Landmarks 0149 3844585 NR30 3EH
Natural History Museum The Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum 0207 9426171 HP23 6AP
Weald Country Park Largest is Essex 700-year-old, 500 acre Country Park 0127 7216297 CM14 5QS
North East
Bedlington Country Park Nature Reserve 57 hectares with river, woodland and grassland 0345 600 6400 NE22 5RT
Dorman Museum Middlesbrough history, decorative arts and world cultures 0164 2813781 TS5 6LA
Durham Dales Centre Dales with detailed two mile walking tour of Stanhope 01388 527650 DL13 2FJ
Hamsterley Forest A delightful 2000 hectare oasis, wildlife and adventure play 0138 8488312 DL13 3NL
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Modern arts within Impressive slate and limestone building 0164 2726720 TS1 2AZ
Museum of Hartlepool Re-creation of an 18th century seaport with historic ships 0142 9860077 TS24 0XZ
National Glass Centre Glass at the heart of every exhibit free glass blowing to see 0191 5155555 SR6 0GL
Stephenson Railway Museum Exhibits to re-live the glorious days of the steam railway 0191 2007146 NE29 8DX
Summerhill Nature Reserve/Visitor Centre 100 acre site Activity Centre with a replica of an Iron Age House 0142 9284584 TS25 4LL
The National Railway Museum at Shildon 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects 0138 8777999 DL4 2RE
London
Building Centre Architecture Centre for contemporary building and design 0207 6924000 WC1E 7BT
Geffrye Museum Eleven period rooms and herb and period gardens 0207 7399893 E2 8EA
Gunnersbury Triangle Birch and willow woodland with pond, marsh and meadow 07734 599 729 W4 5LW
Museum of London Amazing London history from prehistoric to modern times 0207 7001 9844 EC2Y 5HN
National History Museum Range of specimens from various segments of natural history 0207 9425000 SW7 5BD
Regents Park Set in 395 acres more than 12,000 roses of 400 varieties 0207 3238000 NW1 4NR
Royal Parks Eight historic Parks totalling 5,000 acres in the heart of the city 0300 061 2000 NW1 4NR
Science Museum Seven floors of over 300,000 exhibits and hands on displays 0207 942 4000 SW7 2DD
Tate Modern Over 70,000 artworks by over 3,000 world renowned artists 0207 8878888 SE1 9TG
V&A Museum of Childhood Vast collections of toys, childhood equipment and costumes 020 8983 5200 E2 9PA
Yorkshire Humberside
Bradford Industrial Museum & Horses Textile, Printing machinery, steam power and motor vehicles 0153 5618231 BD2 3HP
Chevin Forest Park Nature Reserve comprising 700 acres of woodland and crags 0194 3465023 LS21 3JL
Cliffe Castle Museum Manor with period reception rooms, grounds with play area 0153 5618231 BD20 6LH
Dewsbury Museum Historic display of popular toys and recreated 1940s classroom 0192 4324766 WF13 2SG
National Coal Mining Museum, England 45-acre site, world of mining exhibition through the centuries 0192 4848806 WF4 4RH
National Railway Museum Exhibits of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society 0844 8153139 YO26 4XJ
Pontefract Museum Objects from liquorice to glass exhibit in art nouveau building 0197 7722740 BD2 3HP
The Craven Museum & Gallery Shakespeare exhibit, Social History, Archaeology and Art Displays 0175 6706407 BD23 1AH
Wakefield Museum People and their lives, from Jail prisoners to 1950’s kitchen 0785 4615516 WF1 2EW
Whitby Lifeboat Museum (RNLI) Kit and touching mementos from wrecks and famous rescues 0194 7602216 YO21 3PU
West Midlands
Coventry Transport Museum 240 cars and vehicles, 100 motorcycles, 200 bicycles 0247 6234270 CV1 1PN
Forge Mill Farm Variety of farm animals children’s play area, a farm trail 0152 0762509 B71 3SZ
Kingsbury Water Park Fifteen lakes in over 600 acres, surfaced bike riding paths 0182 7872660 B76 0DY
Lickey Hills Park & Visitor Centre 524 acres for peaceful strolls or cycling while viewing wildlife 0121 4477106 B45 8ER
Royal Air Force Museum Over 70 iconic aircraft, Cold War Exhibition, Interactive kiosks 0208 2052266 NW9 5LL
Shire Hall Gallery Historic court rooms and cells to view with an art gallery 0178 5278345 ST16 2LD
The Museum of Cannock Chase Displays on coal mining and extensive area of forest and heath 0121 2621840 WS12 1TD
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Staffordshire ceramics, plants and fungi to smell and touch 0178 2232323 ST1 3DW
Wolverhampton Art Gallery Over 300 years of art Pop Art collections, Dress up as a Georgian 0190 2552055 WV1 1DU
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum Displays from Dinosaur footprints to Worcestershire Sauce Archive 0190 525371 WR1 1DT
East Midlands
Attenborough Nature Centre Eco-design visitor building, set against tranquil waters 0115 9810745 NG9 6DY
Beacon Hill Country Park 330 acres of grassland and woodland offering some short climbs 0116 3058790 LE12 8SR
Wollaton Hall and Park Elizabethan Mansion, Deer Park, Industrial Museum, Yard Gallery 0115 8763100 NG8 2AE
Burbage Common And Woods Wild flowers and Insects in 200 acres of semi-natural woodland 0145 5238141 LE10 1BZ
Carsington Water Playground, interactive exhibition, four bird hides to explore 0162 9540478 DE6 1ST
Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery Social and Industrial History using objects and oral recordings 0162 3463088 NG18 1NG
Markeaton Park Craft Village Feed the Ducks or discover the Park’s Wildlife, Historic Gardens 0133 2715514 DE22 4AA
National Stone Centre Geo Walks and Picnic areas within six former Limestone Quarries 0162 9824833 DE4 4LS
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery World Arts, Victorian Art, special under 5’s and Dinosaur Gallery 0116 2527000 LE1 7EA
Usher Gallery Exhibits from Stone, Bronze and Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, Viking 0152 2552222 LN2 1NN
Scotland
Botanic Gardens Glasgow Gardens with Glasshouses, the most notable is the Kibble Palace 0141 276 1614 G12 0TG
Girvan Promenade Harbour areas with shingle and sand beach, nearby Promenade 0300 1230900 KA26 9AJ
Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat 640 acre Park, Arthurs Seat an Ancient Volcano 251m above sea 0845 225 5121 EH16 5BT
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum One of the finest collections of Arms and Armour in the world 0141 276 9599 G3 8AG
Morangie Forest Walk Set as a European Protection Area because of variety of habitats 0147 6581111 Contact Direct
Museum of Childhood Toys and games Hands-on activities, including a puppet theatre 0131 529 4142 EH1 1TG
National Museum of Scotland Rich artefact collections representing other world cultures 0131 225 7534 EH1 1JF
Scotland Street School Museum Family friendly workshops, and self-led trails around the museum 0141 287 0500 G5 8QB
The Writers’ Museum Works of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson 0131 529 4901 EH1 2PA
Victoria Park Glasgow 50 acres extensive range of formal floral displays and hollies 0141 287 5918 G14 9NN
Wales
Bryn Euryn Local Nature Reserve Grassland and woodland, a part of Special Scientific Interest 0149 2575290 Contact Direct
Wales Coastal Paths A 870-mile walking route from Chepstow to Queens ferry 0333 0063001 Contact Direct
Craig-y-nos Country Park A 40-acre Victorian garden with woodlands, meadows and rivers 0163 9730395 SA9 1GL
Llangors Lake Largest natural lake in Wales, within Brecon Beacons National Park 0163 9730395 LD3 7TR
National Museum Cardiff Wales’s national art, geology and natural history collections 0292 0397951 CF10 3NP
National Slate Museum Remarkable workshops and building exhibits from past to present 0128 6870630 LL55 4TY
National Waterfront Museum Vast exhibit of Industrial and Maritime Heritage in modern displays 0179 2638950 SA1 3RD
National Wool Museum Sympathetically restored listed Mill and Historic Machinery 0155 9370929 SA44 5UP
Segontium Roman Fort Auxiliary Roman fort remains, modified through to fourth century 0128 6675625 LL55 2AY
Waterfalls Centre Waterfalls and remains of the gunpowder works and silica mines 0163 9721795 SA11 5NR
Northern Ireland
Belfast Castle Castle and Garden that homes rare species of wildlife and plants 0289 0776925 BT15 5GR
Belfast Print Workshop & Gallery An integrated gallery and workshops of local resident print artists 0289 0231323 BT1 2ED
Colin Glen Forest Park Woodland, river, wildlife, provides a wilderness within Belfast City 0289 0614115 BT17 0HW
Country Life Museum Social History spread over 4 floors, including the Great Famine 0353 949031755 Contact Direct
Giants Causeway Around 40,000 basalt columns, a result of volcanic eruption 0282 0731582 BT57 8SU
Logan Meadows A small site located next to the River Cam an oasis for nature 07920 187643 BT9 5PB
Natural History Museum A wide-ranging and comprehensive Zoological Collection 0353 16777444 SW7 5BD
The Waterworks Belfast’s former water supply, now home to birds and wild fowl 0289 0320202 BT14 6NG
Ulster Museum 8,000 sq m of public display from Applied Arts to Archaeology 0845 608 0000 BT9 5AB
Victoria Park & Lake Playing Fields with two walking trails that centre around the lake 0289 0314762 BT4 1JT