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Fun family UK experiences

Lisa Atkinson
1st September 2015

Glamping Quiet side Lake District

1/10 Family Glamping

For a more luxurious UK camping holiday, take your family to the cool, 100% carbon-neutral camping pod in the heart of the Lake District. With seven square meters, you need all your camping gear just minus the tent, and the carpeted and wooden interior will feel like luxury after daytime lakeside walks. Site facilities include a shop, bar, family play room and WiFi. ?It’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and beats camping in a tent hands down.

Price: £98, for two adults and two children.

Book: Visit lastminute.com to book your family glamping trip in the Lake District.

 

Zorbing in dorset

2/10 Zorbing in Dorset

For families with daring teenagers, book a weekend down on the south coast and take part in the latest dare-devil craze – Zorbing. Two of you are harnessed in an inflatable ball and are launched on a ramp, letting gravity take you down the giant hillside.

Price: £48

Book: Book your Zorbing ride in Dorset on lastminute.com

 

Lion king theatre show

3/10 Show and Stay

Book a theatre ticket and hotel break with a choice of the best shows and hotels in and around London’s West End. The huge range includes great family-friendly stories including The Lion King, Matilda the Musical and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Stay in a family-friendly hotel nearby and you can spend time exploring the sights of London, too. And all packages come with a free surprise gift!

Price: From £46pp.

Book: Visit show-and-stay.co.uk

 

Thorpe Park ride

4/10 Thorpe Park

For kids that love amusement parks, book a THORPE BREAK where you’ll experience some of the UK’s most epic rides. A break here includes theme park entry and an overnight stay in either a nearby local hotel or THORPE PARK’s The Crash Pad Hotel which is onsite so you are the closest to the rides and you’ll also get first access to the rides in the morning.

Price: Stay onsite at The Crash Pad from £63pp, or the local Hilton Bracknell hotel from £44.50pp, including park tickets and breakfast.

Book: Visit thorpebreaks.co.uk

 

 

Chessington log flume

5/10 Chessington holidays

For a fun adventure this summer, take the family to Chessington World of Adventures where you can stay overnight at the Chessington Resort Hotel with safari-themed rooms and an indoor swimming pool just a few steps away from the park. Here you can experience the new Africa-themed ZUFARI with giraffes, zebras and white rhinos along the way.

Price: Stay in a family room at the Chessington Resort hotel, from £149pp; or the nearby Holiday Inn Woking, from £99pp including breakfast and park tickets.

Book: Visit chessingtonholidays.co.uk

 

Thames sightseeing cruise

6/10 Thames Sightseeing Cruise

You and the kids can take in the sights of London from the water with an unlimited hop-on hop-off cruise on the Thames. The boat has open air decks and panoramic windows for unlimited photographic opportunities as you pass Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich, hopping on and off along the way to take in the tourist attractions of the big city.

Price: £17 for two (50% saving)

Book: Visit lastminute.com to book your Thames Sightseeing Cruise

 

 

7/10 Family Wembley Stadium Tour

As the home of English football and the FA Cup Final since 1923, Wembley Stadium is a top venues for sports and entertainment events, with amazing views from all of its 90,000 seats. If you’ve got football fans in your brood, hey will love going behind the scenes and walking in the footsteps of the many sporting legends.

Sit in the England manager’s chair, have a photo taken with a replica FA Cup, and visit the players’ dressing rooms, tunnel and dug outs.

Price: £45

Book: Visit lastminute.com to book your family Wembley Stadium Tour.

 

lego hotel

8/10 Legoland

Stay at the family-friendly LEGOLAND® Resort Hotel packed with exciting LEGO features and receive a second day in to the theme park for free!

New in the park for 2013 is a 4D Movie Experience – LEGO® Legends of Chima™; DUPLO Valley with the UK’s largest outdoor water play structure and giant DUPLO® Village; and the Hero Factory Interactive Zone.

Price: Stay in a family room at LEGOLAND Resort hotel, from £314 pp. Stay in a family room in the nearby Hllton Basingstoke, from £119 pp.

Book: Visit legolandholidays.co.uk

 

National trust castle

9/10 Explore National Trust sites

For a day of exploration in the UK, the National Trust has over 300 places to discover amazing nature and wildlife or uncover ancient ruins. Visit one of the sites with your family (2 adults and up to 3 children) and enjoy a delicious cream tea on your first visit and a recipe book of traditional treats as a gift. You’ll have unlimited access to National Trust places for a month after your first visit and 20% discount to use in the shop.

Price: £65

Book: Visit lastminute.com to book your National Trust day out

 

RIB southhampton

10/10 Extreme Solent Rib

For James Bond-lovers and families with adventurous teens, take a 60 minute RIB ride and accelerate across the Southampton Waters at incredible speed. Leaving Ocean Village, passing the Luxury Cruise Liner berths at Southampton and then toward the Solent, the boat will step up a gear, showing you some of the signature tight turns, jumps and wake rides that these Seadogz boats are known for.

Price: £39 (save 50%)

Book: To book your fun RIB ride, book at lastminute.com

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