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Seven Stories in Newcastle: A magical experience

If your children love stories then they will adore Seven Stories in Newcastle. Seven Stories; The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle is the UK’s only museum dedicated to children’s literature. It is one of our favourite days out in the North East. Exhibitions change regularly but you can always guarantee original artwork, interactive …

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Is it worth buying a Jorvik Group triple ticket?

We recently had an amazing day trip to York. We visited three attractions and learnt about the Vikings, the history of magic and archaeology in one adventure filled day. We had a Jorvik Group triple ticket, which gives you access to Jorvik Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and Barley Hall over the course of …

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The Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore

If you are visiting the Scottish Highlands with children, then the Highland Wildlife Park is a must. Located near Aviemore, and with staggering views of the Cairngorms in the background; the Highland Wildlife Park has a large collection of animals, a fantastic adventure playground and a drive through safari experience. The animals at The Highland …

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Creswell Crags – a museum in Derbyshire like no other

Creswell Crags is a museum like no other. Set on beautiful grounds with an adventure playground, a gorge, visitor centre, gift shop and coffee shop – what makes this truly special is the caves. We went for a really memorable day out, including a cave tour. Creswell Crags is a spectacular magnesian limestone gorge on the …

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A wonderful family day out to Castle Howard

Castle Howard is a stately home just outside of York. It has landscaped gardens, a garden centre, farm shop, various cafes and an adventure playground. But what makes it stand apart is it’s sheer size and beauty. Castle Howard is actually one of the “great palaces of Europe” and it truly deserves that title. Set …

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