Finally, the weather has turned (yay) and we’re excited about the sunshine. Here’s our best round-up of spring days out that are great for the whole family (although take a brolly just in case!).
Peppa Pig World, Paultons Park, HampshireEverybody’s favourite pink porker will be making her usual daily appearances along with brother George at Paultons Park this spring. They’re also launching a brand new, hand-crafted Victorian carousel in time for Easter with two levels, beautiful music and 24 traditionally painted horses. Tickets for adults or children over 1metre tall are £29.25, children under 1m go free. peppapigworld.co.uk
Old Spitalfields Market, East LondonFor seven weeks, the market is launching 'Spring Rising' (commencing 16th April) which is a series of fun and interactive, kid-friendly workshops and supper clubs run by artist PomegranArt.
Each week, PomegranArt will lead children through an immersive and exciting art and food experience in collaboration with a different trader from the kitchens, which will be followed by a delicious supper club provided by the hosting trader. Each workshop will cost £12 with the supper club costing a further £8.
Festival Of Nature, Bristol and BathThe UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, Festival of Nature, marks its 15th birthday this summer with a bumper week of activities and events.
Running from 2-10 June, the Festival of Nature starts at Bath’s riverside Green Park before sailing down the River Avon to Bristol’s Harbourside.
Animals of the Ice Age at Howletts Wild Animal Park, CanterburyAnimals of the Ice Age is a fantastic new experience for all the family where real-life size prehistoric creatures are set in the woodland walk at Howletts Wild Animal Park. These magnificent new arrivals have changed the face of the park and have enabled visitors to discover a world lost in time and ruled by giants.
What's even more, children can get in for just £1! The perfect half-term treat.
Click here to find out more
Mad March Ranger Ramble, Stonehenge, WiltshireHead to the famous ancient site for a springtime walk with a ranger. You’ll enjoy incredible views of the Wiltshire countryside, and you may even spot some hares. These usually shy creates can be spotted ‘boxing’ in open fields during the mating season. Call 0844 249 1895 to book – tickets are £5 or visit Stone Henge
Thinking of staying overnight? Find great deals on the best places to stay near Stonehenge on Booking.com.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, LondonOn the first and last Sunday of every month, take your little one along to drop-in art workshops, where you can do activities as diverse as bunting-making or block printing. It’s free for families with a Gallery season ticket or £3 per child. All Materials provided. Visit DulwichPictureGallery.org.uk
Morden Hall Park, LondonThis little oasis in the city gives you a taste of a country estate at the end of the Northern line. Visit Morden Hall Park
Rode Hall Snowdrop Walks, StaffordshireBetween Saturday 8th February and Sunday 16th March, the landscape surrounding the 19th Century Rode Hall is awash with more than 50 different varieties of snowdrops. Your toddler will love wandering through the Old Wood and witness the first sprigs and saplings of spring. Entry: £4, children under 16 free. Rodehall.co.uk
Chatsworth House, DerbyshireHead to the beautiful stately home of Chatsworth for Mother’s Day this year. All children will be given a daffodil to hand to their mum as a gift. Why not finish off the day with tasty tea and cake by booking an afternoon tea for an extra special Mother's day treat? Tickets for entry to house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground cost £23.10 for adults, £16.50 for children and £71.50 for a family ticket. Visit Chatsworth.org
Find great deals on hotels close to Chatsworth House on Booking.com.
Miniature Pony Centre, DartmoorYou’ll get some seriously “aaaah” moments here with their cute collection of Shetland ponies. The centre offers a selection of talks, demonstrations, pony rides and hands-on activities, plus outdoor and indoor play areas. Visit MiniaturePonyCentre.com
Runnymede Woods, SurreyOne of the most beautiful sights during spring is spotting a swathe of bluebells in a sheltered clearing. You’ll get your chance at Runnymede woods, which are running a guided walk on 4 May from 11-12.30pm. Call 0844 2491895 to book or visit Runnymede
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centres, nationwideWatch baby ducklings flamingos, cygnets and goslings take their first steps at Wetland Centres across the country. Each centre offers close-up wildlife experiences, walks and talks and downy duckling tours. *Cute* Visit Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Elderflower Fields Festival, East SussexKick off the festival with this kid-friendly event on 25th-28th May 2018. There’s plenty of sports, art and music workshops, all set in the beautiful surroundings of Ashdown Forest. There are also lessons on woodland plants and animals. Elderflowerfields.co.uk
Almond Valley Heritage Centre, West LothianDuring springtime, the farm at Almond Valley is alive with the cheeps of newly hatched chicks and the bleats of baby lambs. And if the weather turns, there’s an indoor play area and interactive museum. Adults £8.50/Children £6.50 (3-17 years). Visit Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Blackpool Zoo, BlackpoolFor more exotic springtime animals, visit Blackpool Zoo. There are little lemurs in Lemur Wood and miniature goats in the Children's Farm. Visitors can also meet or catch up with some of zoo's most popular babies including Californian sea-lions Rubi and Niko. Visit BlackpoolZoo.org.uk
Thinking of staying overnight close to Blackpool Zoo? Take a look at the best deals on Booking.com.