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Fun things to do with your kids this summer

Section: Days out

Your diary might be packed with after school clubs for your tot, but with the summer holidays around the corner, finding activities for your older kids can be tough. To make things easier, we’ve come up with this fun list of things to do (some of them you might even want to take part in too!)

Up at the o2, London,

Up at the o2

Fancy viewing London from the clouds, or 52m above the ground to be precise? Up at the o2 now allows children from aged 9 to climb with a parent, so forget that fear of heights and get ready to scale one of London’s most iconic landmarks. You’ll be provided with all the gear you need for the climb, and will be given a full safety demo beforehand.

The Color Run, London, Brighton, Manchester,

The Colour Run According to their website it’s ‘the happiest 5k on the planet’. A fun day out, you can walk, jog or run the 5k at your own pace. If you want to bring your little ones along, children under 5 go free. Time to test those Persil washing tablets…

The Eden Project, Cornwall,

The Eden ProjectFrom parent toddler clubs, to space themed summer holiday adventures, there really is something for everyone, of every age. What’s more, Cornwall is beautiful if you want to turn it into a longer trip!

Walk with Dinosaurs in the Isle of Wight,

Walk with Dinosaurs

If you’ve got mini explorers on your hands, why not take them to the undisputed dinosaur capital of the UK? The Isle of Wight is one of the top six ‘dinosaur locations’ in the world, and the new Walking with Dinosaurs app, using the latest augmented reality software, is the perfect way to bring these prehistoric beasts to life.  

London Zoo, Regents Park,

London Zoo

You’re never too old to fall in love with the Zoo. What’s more, this summer you can travel back in time and meet their newest residents in their Zoorassic Park dinosaur experience. Children under three go in for free, or if you’re a frequent visitor to the zoo, it might be worth investing in a family pass.

Legoland, Windsor,


If you haven’t been to Legoland yet, what have you been doing with those bank holiday weekends? Your older kids might pretend to be bored at first, but as soon as they see the Lego cars, they’ll have forgotten that. With plenty of activities for all the family, be sure to read this handy guide beforehand. Little ones under three go in for free.

Big Family Festival, 28th-30th July, Dunton Hall,


Back for it's second year, The Big Family Festival promises to keep your kids entertained, with a variety of different entertainment options on offer. From performances by Dick & Dom, The Sooty Show and Basil Brush on the Main Stage, to a meet and greet with The Gruffalo and Elmer The Elephant - they say you should never meet your heroes, but we're sure your little ones will disagree! 

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