There’s something magical about outer space; the mystery of not knowing what’s out there is irresistibly intriguing. We all know a kid who wants to be an astronaut when they grow up so we're introducing the most out-of-this-world places to visit on planet earth, guaranteed to rocket-fuel their interest in the cosmos!
Home of the largest Dark Sky Park area of protected night sky in Europe, Kielder water is arguably the best place in the UK to view constellations. 580 square miles of dark sky give budding astronauts the perfect playground in which to explore Kielder Observatory and use the large telescopes under the supervision of expert astronomers. In summer visitors can take a look at the Milky Way, shooting stars, comets and even the surface of the Sun, while winter is best for observing ‘deep sky’ objects such as distant galaxies. The Observatory hosts events every evening throughout the year such as lectures, which include observing, astrophotography and family events with activities for children. Kielder is also home to over 50% of the red squirrel population in the UK, making it a great place for a family day out in nature.
Atlantis The Palm is an aquatic water wonderland by the sea spanning a massive 46 hectares with unrivalled facilities, restaurants and a waterpark. Atlantis is situated on the famous man-made ‘Palm’.
This luxurious, family-friendly hotel set on a hillside with panoramic views to Spinalonga has first-rate service, first-class restaurants, a blue-flag strip of sandy beach and a decent spa.
Families are safe and well-entertained in this spacious, stunning and secluded five star on a private east coast promontory, with two island playgrounds, one even for playing Robinson Crusoe on at Ilot Mangenie.