Top 5 places to visit during half term
Choosing a “big day out” for the kids during a half term break can be a difficult task, especially when there are so many great places to visit in the UK.
But never fear, we are here to provide you with the list of the Top 5 places to visit during half term. Obviously you don’t have to do all of them, these are just suggestions of the best places to visit to keep this kids entertained.
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1. London – The capital is a great place to take the kids on a day out. Easily accessible by train, London offers a host of museums, shows and shops that will keep all children and adults of any age thoroughly entertained. Click here (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) for listings of train times to London from across the country. If you are interested in seeing one of the West Ends fabulous shows then you could check the Official London Theatre Guide, found here (http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/london_shows/) for show times and dates. If you’re more interested in splashing some cash on the kids during half term check out London Shopping Guide, located here (http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/shopping/) for tips on where to shop in London.
2. Alton Towers – Alton Towers is the UK’s largest theme park and family resort, with rides tailored for people of all ages. There are often discounts for large groups, so if you plan on travelling with other families make sure you take advantage of the group deals. The Alton Towers website can be found here (http://www.altontowers.com/)
3. LEGOLAND – LEGOLAND, located in Windsor, is a theme park aimed at a much younger audience than the likes of Alton Towers. The park is themed around LEGO and has a number of rides and attraction for children. Once again there are often group discounts, so remember to book your tickets in advance to make sure you get the best deals. The LEGOLAND website can be found here (http://www.legoland.co.uk/)
4. Longleat Safari Park – The famous safari and theme park from BBC’s Animal Park (hosted by Ben Fogel and Kate Humble) is a fantastic place to visit if you and your children have an interest in wildlife. With hundreds of different animals to see, both in enclosures and on the vehicle safari trail, you and the children will never get bored. Longleat’s website can be found here (http://www.longleat.co.uk/)
5. The Seaside – If you don’t happen to live near the coast (or the half term falls in off season) then this one may not be for you. With a group of other friends and their children a trip to the seaside can be a joy, so remember to bring your bucket and spade and, depending on the weather, some sun cream. Many British seaside towns are packed with funfairs, arcades and all-importantly –fish and chip shops – so there is plenty of fun and food around for all. Check out a list of Britain’s best beaches here. (http://www.greatbritishbeaches.co.uk)