A Guide to Summer Days Out

If you are looking for some great days out in the South West, look no further. There is something for all children to enjoy whether they are budding historians, farmers or just love nature. From high ropes courses to ski centres, these days out will result in an amazing summer.

Christchurch, Dorset – Adventure Wonderland

If you have a mini thrill seeker, they will love Adventure Wonderland. This theme park has been designed for children aged 3 to 10 and offers a lot of rides that are suitable for this age range. This will include a Runaway Train, the Jabberwocky which is a helter-skelter slide, Ghostly Galleon, Flying Elephants and Yoyo Swings. When you book your day out with Picniq, you can get 20% off the tickets.

Boscastle, Cornwall – Museum of Witchcraft

This is a different kind of museum and is the home of the largest collection of witchcraft artefacts and regalia. The museum tells visitors the history of witchcraft and the story of magic. If you get hungry during your visit, there is an on-site café where you can pick up some great food and drinks.

Par, Cornwall – Eden Project

Located in a 50-metre deep crater, you will find the two huge geodesic conservatories of the Humid Tropics Biome and the Warm Temperate Biome. Any budding gardener should not miss this attraction and young conservationists will be eager to see the largest rainforest in captivity. There are also exhibitions and stunning plants on offer.

You can also go to the Dinosaur Uprising to see the many dinosaurs that are lurking within the Eden Project. You will be able to meet a dino expert, get a stamp for each dinosaur and take part in a palaeontological dig.

Warminster, Wiltshire – Longleat Safari Park

There are a lot of attractions to explore at Longleat including the Safari Drive Adventure. The Jungle Kingdom, Adventure Park Longleat House and the Penguin Bay. At the park, you will be able to see the monkeys, lions, cheetahs and rhino. When going through the drive-through safari, you will be able to feed some deer.

This is a unique park that covers 19 acres and includes state of the art exhibitions gardens and climb-on sculptures. If you have a creative little artist, they can take part in the arts and crafts activities. The Totem Circle is also worth a visit as it is a performance area. The Adventure Playground is a favourite for children with funnel slides and lots to climb over.

Poole, Dorset – Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

If your children are budding farmers, this is a must-visit destination. There are indoor and outdoor play areas as well as bumpy tractor rides for them to enjoy. They can also cuddle with some of the cute animals who call the park home. Your active little ones will also enjoy the bouncy castles and the Maize Maze, which is only open from July to October. If you want a bit of peace, you can take a stroll along a beautiful woodland walk.

Exeter, Devon – Clip ‘n Climb

Is your little one ready for an adventure? At Clip ‘n Climb they will be able to tackle the Jungle Gym or try to reach greater heights on the Skyscraper. They can also take the Speed Climb challenge or play on the light up Checkerplate. These are all great activities that not only boost confidence, but also improve team building skills.

Gloucester, Gloucestershire – Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

Any adventurer is going to love this indoor sports centre. Not only does it have a main slope measuring 230 metres, there is also a nursery slope where lessons take place. There is a snowflex fun park for the kids, lifts and a Big Airbag where freestyle manoeuvres can be practised.

Winchester, Hampshire – Winchester Science Centre

Any budding scientist will love to explore this amazing museum with its more than 100 hands-on exhibits. The planetarium operates almost every day and you can get sucked into a black hole or travel through the solar system.

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