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Half-term Heroes: Top deals on Family activities across Britain this May half-term

As the Spring Bank Holiday and half-term break approaches, families across the country will be gearing up for a week of fun, exploration, brighter evenings and (hopefully) some sunshine. Whether you’re looking for last-minute ideas to keep the kids busy, or planning a great British day out, let National Rail’s Days Out Guide inspire your week of adventure for less.

From iconic...

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Spring term sorted for creative kids in London

Roundhouse announces spring term programme of affordable activities for aspiring creatives ages 11-17

Young people aged 11-17 are invited to explore their creative outlets in the upcoming round of opportunities at the Roundhouse.

Known as a legendary venue, the Roundhouse also delivers hundreds of creative projects and opportunities for young people each year, at some of the most...

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The Magic of Christmas at London Zoo

Meet Santa and enjoy festive fun at London Zoo throughout the Christmas season - Saturday 25 November – Sunday 7 January

Make Christmas extra magical this year, by journeying through the animal kingdom to Meet Santa - and celebrate the Magic of Christmas at London Zoo.

From Saturday 25 November to Sunday 7 January, very merry visitors can dash through the Zoo’s fairy-lit festive...

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A host of October half-term activities for young people at the Roundhouse

Roundhouse, an iconic London venue, is excited to announce a series of creative workshops and courses for young people taking place this October half term.

The Roundhouse youth programme, which supports young people aged 11-30, aims to empower young individuals through the arts and provide opportunities for self-expression and skill development.

This October half term, the Roundhouse...

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The Baby Show returns to Olympia London

20th – 22nd October 2023

The Baby Show , with Lidl GB - the UK’s best-loved, pregnancy, baby and parenting event, will return to Olympia London from Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd October. The show, now in its 22nd year, is the must-attend event for new and expectant parents keen to shop for all their newborn essentials at fantastic prices, as well as get expert advice from the nation...

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• FUN AT FEN COURT is the centrepiece of a fun-packed programme of family-friendly events in the City running throughout the summer

• The event, on Saturday 15 July will feature face painters, balloon artists and magicians

• It forms part of a series of family activities including Urban Playground, Morph’s Epic Art Adventure and Sculpture in the City hosted by the Eastern...

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The UK’s Best Hidden Lidos for the best outdoor swimming experience

- Jesus Green Outdoor Pool in Cambridge is the UK’s quietest lido (3 hashtags) - Parliament Hill Lido in London (6) and Heathersage Pool in the Peak District (8) are also in the top three. - Devon is home to two of the top ten quietest lidos: Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool, and Chagford Swimming Pool. - London and Cornwall are home to some of the most in-demand outdoor pools.

In preparation for...

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Family fun: 9 outdoor attractions in England with free parking

With the cost of living still on the rise and school holidays on the horizon, you may be starting to wonder how you’ll entertain the kids this year while sticking to a budget. As every parent knows, they grow up so fast — so, it’s important to make memories and spend quality time with the whole family while you can. However, paying for transport, meals out, and tickets for attractions also...

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Family fun at Whipsnade Zoo for the Coronation

Coronation Countdown Keepers at London and Whipsnade Zoos prepare for Coronation Weekend celebrations

Animals at ZSL’s conservation zoos got into the royal spirit this week, after zookeepers put up red, white and blue bunting in preparation for the Coronation Weekend.

Critically Endangered Western Lowland gorillas and Bolivian black-capped squirrel monkeys woke up at London Zoo to...

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Coronation and May Half Term family days out in London

Madame Tussauds – Royal Zone

Madame Tussauds London opened the brand-new The Royal Palace experience, which will allow guests to go beyond the gates of Buckingham Palace and get a sneak peek into Royal life in this historic Coronation year.

The monarch, who will be coronated on 6th May, has been given a stunning update to honour the opening of the new experience. Continuing...


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