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50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
50 of the best virtual trips and educational experiences for families
You and your family may have to spend time indoors, but thanks to your laptop you can let the world come to you instead – take a trip round Frida...
Family learning activities at the British Museum in London
Museums reviewed by parents: British Museum
World-renowned, big columns, ancient artefacts, absolutely enormous – what else comes to mind when thinking about a visit to the British Museum? Our...
Children in cheap, easy costumes
Cheap and easy ideas for last-minute World Book Day costumes
World Book Day: the time of year that can send all parents into a last-minute, no-costume panic. Don't stress: with a bit of thrifty creativity...
Museum of London as viewed from above
Museums reviewed by parents: Museum of London
Discover the extensive history of the British capital at the Museum of London, which is also the largest urban history collection in the world!
Seven Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne
Museums reviewed by parents: Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books
Bring your child's favourite stories to life with a trip to Seven Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne, a haven for book- and story-lovers of all ages...
Life Science Centre, Newcastle
Museums reviewed by parents: The Life Science Centre
An award-winning visitor attraction and educational facility, Newcastle’s Life Science Centre is packed with hands-on science opportunities for...
Great North Museum: Hancock
Museums reviewed by parents: The Great North Museum: Hancock
The Great North Museum: Hancock is a popular family destination in Newcastle upon Tyne and offers exhibitions and activities for children of all ages...
Museums reviewed by parents: We the Curious
Museums reviewed by parents: We the Curious
Discover the wonders of the human body, the solar system and the Earth’s ecosystem through the lens of technology and science at Bristol’s mad and...
The Museum of Cardiff from the outside on a sunny day.
Museums reviewed by parents: Museum of Cardiff
Get to know the city of Cardiff inside and out during a visit to this charming museum. Interactive exhibitions and fun family games reveal a rich...
Child enjoying a science education activity at Techniquest
Museums reviewed by parents: Techniquest
Explore the world of science, technology, engineering and maths in Cardiff’s innovative museum, Techniquest. If your child hasn’t shown an interest...
National Museum Cardiff reviewed for parents
Museums reviewed by parents: National Museum Cardiff
The National Museum in Cardiff combines fascinating exhibitions with year-round displays of the natural world and child-friendly activities. Expect a...
Tate St Ives © Ian Kingsnorth
Museums reviewed by parents: Tate St Ives
Winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 (the world's largest museum prize), Tate St Ives has been drawing crowds back to its spectacular...
Wheal Martyn, Cornwall
Museums reviewed by parents: Wheal Martyn, Cornwall
Set within 26 acres of woodland, this family-friendly country park is home to the world's only china clay mining museum. Find out more about...
Museums reviewed by parents: HMS Belfast
Museums reviewed by parents: HMS Belfast
Walk the same decks as British sailors supporting troops during D-Day with a visit to the HMS Belfast, a hands-on piece of naval history floating in...
Barnes Children's Literature Festival 2018
Best children's literary festivals in the UK
Bring books to life for book lovers of all ages, from pre-school to teenagers, at one of the world's best literary festivals. Meet authors,...
Paradise Wildlife Park
Museums reviewed by parents: Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire
On the Herts/Essex border, Paradise is far more than just a zoo and offers a fun-packed (and fact-packed!) day out for children of all ages.
London's Postal Museum reviewed by parents
Museums reviewed by parents: The Postal Museum, London
How did people communicate in the days before Facebook and WhatsApp? London’s new Postal Museum takes an in-depth look at the history of the postal...
© National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Museums reviewed by parents: National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall's light and airy building, with its wheel-friendly design, is a haven for young families, but enjoyed by...
Eden Project
Museums reviewed by parents: the Eden Project
Hailed by some as the 'eighth wonder of the world', this disused china clay pit is now a thriving global garden. Eden's two '...
© Edinburgh Zoo
Museums reviewed by parents: Edinburgh Zoo
Watch giant pandas having their lunch, catch penguins on parade and even dance alongside colour-changing disco chameleons (!) – there's a world...
Kew Gardens for families © Kew Gardens
Museums reviewed by parents: Kew Gardens
The largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in London, Kew Gardens is a park with a difference, home to 30,000 plant species (including the world’s oldest...
© Sam Peach, Schools workshop at Southbank Centre
29 fantastic activities for the February 2020 half term holidays
Go exploring with Pippi Longstocking, learn how to defend the Tower of London armed with a sword, and even whip up a batch of elephant toothpaste...
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
Museums reviewed by parents: Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
Be awed by past and future science and technology in Manchester with a trip to one of the UK's most atmospheric museums, on the site of the...
Submergence Bristol
101 fantastic activities for the Christmas 2019 school holidays
Help bake a gingerbread London, come face to face with a Gruffalo or watch Santa swim with sharks – it's all going to be an awfully festive...
Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Museums reviewed by parents: Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Discover one of the earliest cameras (on a super-size scale) along with mind-bending optical illusions and tricks at one of Edinburgh’s top family...
Edinburgh Castle
Museums reviewed by parents: Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks. We took a step back in time and discovered what’s on offer for families.
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Museums reviewed by parents: Big Pit National Coal Museum
The sights, sounds and smells experienced by generations of coal miners, some as young as seven years old, are evoked by a visit to the Big Pit...
Longleat reviewed for parents and families
Museums reviewed by parents: Longleat
See lions and tigers and deer (no bears) in the English countryside on a safari in your own car, before exploring formal gardens, one of the world...
River & Rowing Museum
Museums reviewed by parents: River & Rowing Museum
Mess about on the river at the family-friendly River & Rowing Museum and explore the many faces and functions of the River Thames. Our family...
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
Museums reviewed by parents: the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Get a taste of how royalty has lived throughout the ages with a visit to the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. We review what's on offer...
Thinktank Birmingham Spooky Science Night
29 fantastic activities for the October 2019 half term holidays
Set off on a medieval mouse hunt, journey to the dark side of the moon and even come face-to-face with a rare Mongolian Death Worm (yes, really!)...
Windsor Castle © Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017, photography Ian Jones
Museums reviewed by parents: Windsor Castle
Home to the Queen and over 900 years of Royal history, Windsor Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. Family trails and activities...
London Wetland Centre © Stephen Morris
Museums reviewed by parents: London Wetland Centre
Get a taste of the wild without leaving the capital (or getting your feet muddy!) at WWT London Wetland Centre, a 105-acre wetland visitor centre in...
Kensington Palace © Historic Royal Palaces
Museums reviewed by parents: Kensington Palace
At Kensington Palace in London you can look at a 300 year-old royal four-poster bed and marvel at how small people used to be, pretend to be Head of...
Avebury Manor and stone circles
Museums reviewed by parents: Avebury Manor and stone circles
Find out how people lived through the ages by visiting Avebury Manor and its stone circles on a family-friendly and fascinating learning day out.
The Canterbury Tales
Museums reviewed by parents: The Canterbury Tales
Take a trip back in time to the sights, sounds and smells of medieval Canterbury with a visit to the much-loved tourist attraction The Canterbury...
Invisible Circus at Brunel's SS Great Britain
101 fantastic activities for the summer 2019 school holidays
Strike up a conversation with a chatbot, compete against King Henry VIII and even have a go at heart surgery on a real heart (yes, really) – we’ve...
Centre of the Cell © Nick Wood for Land Design
Museums reviewed by parents: Centre of the Cell London
If you love London’s fabulous Science Museum but feel your family has done it inside and out, Centre of the Cell, a cutting-edge tech centre in East...
© National Museum of Scotland
Museums reviewed by parents: National Museum of Scotland
Discover the secrets of Scottish history all the way from the Big Bang to Sir Chris Hoy, see a T-Rex up close and meet the world-famous Dolly the...
© National Marine Aquarium
101 fantastic activities for the Easter 2019 school holidays
It's time to expect the unexpected this holiday, so get ready to sing and dance like a pirate, uncover the mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's...

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