The best days out with toddlers in the UK


by Aimee Jakes |

Now that some venues and places of interest will soon be starting to re-open after the lockdown, we've compiled a definitive list of the very best toddler days out that the whole family will enjoy.

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If you're looking for places to take your toddler, we've got loads of great suggestions for 1-year-olds and above, from exploring Peppa Pig world to a medieval duel at Warwick Castle to fishy-themed adventures, there is something to spark the imagination in every child.

Here are 14 brilliant toddler days out ideas in the UK 

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1) Peppa Pig World, Hampshire

From Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter ride, to Muddy Puddles Water Splash Park, to George’s Spaceship Indoor Playzone - Peppa Pig World has all you need for a family fun day out! Nestled in The New Forest in Hampshire, you and your tot are bound to have a ball in this beautiful setting.
Read our guide to taking your toddler to Peppa Pig World here.

Still looking for ideas? Check out the below, for more inspiration!

The best theme parks for toddlers

From Chessington World of Adventures to Pleasure Island, to Digger Land, our Guide to the Best Theme Parks for Little Ones gives you all the info on parks all around the UK!

Seasonal days out

Click on the below to get some season-appropriate ideas on where to take your toddler:

Family-friendly days out in London 

Little girl running

If you're looking for fun days out there are interactive experiences, museums, Royal parks, and playgrounds to keep them busy.

If you have an animal lover, there are zoos and parks packed full of cute and cuddly critters and kings of the jungle.

Check out our full guide on the fun days out ideas in London.

The best family-friendly pub gardens 

Summer afternoons are made for lounging around in the sun, but it can be difficult with several tots in tow.

We've rounded up our favourite family-friendly pub gardens, so you and your little one can get outside and have some fun!

The best adventure playgrounds in the UK

There are many fantastic adventure playgrounds across the UK you and your family can visit, with some offering free entry. Here are just ten of our favourites.

Days out inspired by children's books

You need a river or stream with a bridge for this game, played by Winnie the Pooh with his friends. Drop your sticks into the water and see whose emerges from under the bridge first.

Story-time with children can often be a magical, mysterious and exciting experience, but you may be surprised to know that you and your family can visit lots of the places that inspired children’s literary classics, right here in the UK!

Here's our where-to-go guide for all your favourite children's books, including Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear, The Chronicles of Narnia and Beatrix Potter!

The best museums in the UK for families


Many museums are themed with particular interests such as science or dinosaurs while others encompass a variety of exhibitions. Plus, for many, small children under a certain age go free. Bonus! Take a look at our favourites.

Best free outdoor activities for kids 

 You absolutely have to photograph your toddler’s first bike ride – nothing will beat that huge smile on his face and you’ll want to look back on it in years to come. [Corbis]

Hide and Seek, cycling, sculptures on the beach, bug hunting and all the classic outdoor activities are listed here, to remind you what fun you can have on a budget!

You can also have a look at our pick of the best free things to do with your baby here.

Alternatively, you could grab a picnic and let them burn off some energy while getting some fresh air with our pick of the best parks and fun-filled outdoor spaces for the whole family.

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