4 fun spring days out in the UK for the whole family

Spring officially began on 20 March and since then, the days have been getting longer, lighter, and milder.

It’s an ideal season to get out and about with your family after being snuggled up indoors for the winter.

So, if you’re busy planning fun spring days out with your children and grandchildren, read on for inspiration. There are plenty of fantastic places to take your family in the UK.

1. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) was voted the Yorkshire Tourist Attraction of the Year in 2023 and it provides a fantastic spring day out for the whole family.

As well as world-class artworks, there’s 500 acres of 18th-century landscape to explore, including woodland, lakes, and beautiful green spaces.

The sculptures on display include permanent works, long- and short-term loans, gifts from artists, and site-specific commissions. So, if you’ve visited before, the chances are there will be something new to see on your next trip.

There’s also a full calendar of events including indoor and outdoor family activities. Keep the little ones entertained as you stroll through thought-provoking works of art by downloading the “sculpture spy” and “sculpture and nature hunt” worksheets. Or, escape the rain and explore the resources available in the project space of the underground gallery.

You could easily plan a full day out that appeals to both young and older members of the family, come rain or shine. Also, the YSP is a charity and every penny from the tickets you buy will go to support their work.

2. Harry Potter walking tours, London

Based on the extraordinarily successful series of books written by J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter films are a hit with children and adults alike.

So, what better way to spend a glorious spring day – or a slightly damp one – exploring some of the film locations dotted around London?

It’s a great way for your family to enjoy spending time outdoors being active, while soaking up the history and culture of England’s capital city.

There are many different tours to choose from and each varies in length and content. Most pass iconic landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge.

You’ll also get to indulge your love of Harry Potter by visiting filming locations that reveal the mysterious, curious, and magical side of London, led by an expert guide who knows the films and books inside out.

3. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the Lake District

An adventure to delight all ages, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in the stunning Lake District national park offers seven miles of spectacular scenery.

The “little railway” or “La’al Ratty” in old Cumbrian dialect, is one of the oldest and longest narrow-gauge railways in England.

Your journey will start in Ravenglass, a picturesque village with easy access to sandy beaches, and end in Dalegarth, which has a café, gift shop, and play area.

A single journey takes about 40 minutes, and you could easily create a full day out by exploring one of the many walking routes nearby or visiting the Ravenglass Railway Museum.

There’s plenty of steam train photo opportunities, both onboard and from the platform. So, this day out offers a great opportunity to create and capture precious family memories.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you might want to explore the gift experiences available, such as hiring a private carriage or having a full cream tea on board.

4. Longleat safari and house, Warminster, Wiltshire

Come face-to-face with African painted dogs, cheetahs, giraffes and many more species. Whether you opt for a driving safari or decide to set out on foot, Longleat offers an exhilarating experience for all animal lovers.

There’s also a boat safari that offers the opportunity to feed sea lions and cruise past a gorilla colony.

For an extra treat, you might want to book a “VIP experience” – spend some time in the meerkat enclosure, hand-deliver breakfast to an aardvark, or get up close to a red panda.

There’s much more to Longleat than animals, too. There’s also Longleat House to explore and lots of other attractions, such as the adventure castle and one of the world’s biggest hedge mazes.

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This article is for general information only and does not constitute advice. The information is aimed at retail clients only.

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