Looking for something to do with the kids, list days out

Chiltern Open Air Museum Toll House

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

Discover more than 30 rescued historic buildings, including a 1940s prefab, blacksmith’s forge, toll house, Victorian earth cottage, tin chapel, replica Iron Age roundhouse, medieval barns, working historic farm and WW1 and WW2 Nissen huts; all nestled in 45 acres of beautiful woods and parkland. The Museum has an extensive program of re-enactment events, orienteering course and sensory trail. Open Daily 10am – 5pm until October 31st.


Adult £10.50

Concession £9.50

Winchester cathedral

There are many reasons you might choose to venture to Winchester. The fact it’s England’s ancient capital is one. A rich and diverse literary heritage is another. Perhaps being voted the happiest place to live might lure you to its pretty winding streets.

Whatever does bring you here prepare to be bowled over by this beautiful cathedral city.

Perched on the edge of the South Downs National Park and just one hour from London, this destination has all the excitement of the big city on a slightly sleepier scale.

A group of people rafting with The National White Water Centre
The National White Water Centre offer fantastic white water adventures on natural rapids on the River Tryweryn, located in Snowdonia National Park.
Set in stunning Welsh hills, the dam controlled River Tryweryn has high flows ideal for exhilarating white water activities A group of people rafting with The National White Water Centre throughout the year. 
The River Try
Windsor Castle – flag up on tower

If you’re looking for a great day out then can you really do any better than Windsor? It is, of course, the Queen’s choice of residence for most of her weekends!

Apparently, you can tell if the Queen is at home as the flag on the Round Tower of Windsor Castle is raised and – after parking up in the town centre and taking the short walk to the medieval fort – our children were delighted to see that the flag was up. Result! We might bump into HRH herself.

Bed & Bard - The Grand in York

THEATRE lovers can combine one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays with a stay at Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel this summer.

For the second year running The Grand, York, has teamed up with Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre to create a special experience for culture loving visitors to the historic city.

Inspired by the London Rose Playhouse of 1587, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is a pop-up playhouse which will be staging performances at the foot of York’s 13th century Clifford’s Tower between 25 June and 1 September.

The Ever-Changing Forest
The Ever-Changing Forest
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 23rd April - 3rd September.

Tickets cost £12 per child (babies in arms (under 1 year) free, entrance only) price includes activities in The Ever-changing Forest, snacks, drinks & a gift bag to take home.

Adults £2.00 entrance only (maximum 2 Adults per child)

Painshill in the spring

The aesthetic landscape garden Painshill, in Cobham Surrey, has everything for a great day out. Winding paths will take you on a journey to discover a living work of art, with simply stunning views and beautiful garden buildings. Stroll around the Serpentine Lake, walk through woodland and find follies including the Crystal Grotto, Gothic Tower and Ruined Abbey, to name just a few. 

Cardiff Bay Waterfront

An ideal destination for tourists, groups and families, Cardiff Bay really does provide something for everyone. The waterfront offers an exciting blend of historic landmarks and entertainment venues, nestled alongside vibrant bars and restaurants. Whether you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, enjoy scenic views, or soak up the unique atmosphere of the Bay’s cultural scene, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

A planet in space seen from Touchwood's Pop-Up Planetarium


If you’re searching for an out-of-this-world adventure this half term, then look no further as Touchwood is bringing some galactic fun to the centre for young space explorers to enjoy!