• Ray
  • March 26th, 2018
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Despite it still being a little chilly outdoors, it’s great to see that the snowdrops are finally coming out, which means that spring must be just around the corner!

So in order to combat the winter blues, I’ve made an effort to create a list of some fun days out for families and couples in the UK area that range from tips for the Grand National, to advice for visiting stately homes.

A trip to the zoo

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There’s nothing like a zoo for providing a good way to spend a day with the kids. And thankfully Chester Zoo has many weird and wonderful animals to keep the little ones amused. Whether it’s orang-utans or penguins, there’s something endlessly fascinating about seeing animals in real life, although I’ll also be keen to see Channel 4’s new Chester Zoo documentary when that begins in February too!

Stargazing fun

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It’s always a good idea to mix fun with some subtle education, and the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory provides the perfect opportunity for this with its great telescope demonstration nights. These sessions give your little ones the chance to get to grips with the amazing technology on offer at the discovery centre, so that they can explore the Milky Way and beyond!

Racing thrills

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The north-west of the UK is also home to horse racing’s biggest attraction – the Grand National. This takes place on 9 April at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, and you can get the latest scoop on the 2016 Grand National via the Coral site that features tips on all the races and horses so that even newbies can get acquainted with the racing action. The Grand National also features discount tickets for children, and the huge range of meal options available is definitely more than welcome!

Euro 16

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From June 10 all of our homes, pubs, schools and workplaces are expected to be turned into mini-football stadiums when the Euro 16 football tournament kicks off in France. As usual, there will be an endless supply of tears and tantrums as England make their precarious way towards to the final, but you can guarantee there’ll be more than one St George flag waving on our street in June!

Glamorous houses

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And finally, what’s an English springtime without a quick visit to a stately home? Thankfully we are blessed with hundreds of castles, palaces and mansions to explore, but my favourite has to be the beautiful stately home at Lyme Park that is perfect for wandering around the 16th century grandeur of the house whilst the kids let off steam in the expansive grounds outside.

So from checking out the latest Grand National tips, to gazing at the distant galaxies, 2016’s certainly looking to be packed full of fun days out!

Originally posted 2016-01-19 14:42:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter