Great Days Out In The UK When Your Feeling Well

One thing my family loves more than anything else is a good family day out. Sylvia and I love nature, visiting wildlife, parks and fun filled places of adventure. Today on the blog, we are sharing four fantastic ideas for days out in the UK.

Days out in the UK

Thorpe park

If you are a thrill seeker or looking for the ideal place to entertain the children, Thorpe park is the place for you. On the outskirts of London near Staines this theme park, situated in a swampy marshland has a whopping 27 rides and 7 roller coasters including Europe’s first winged roller coaster as well as the fasted and the highest in the UK.

Before deciding to visit two top tips are firstly to try and go off-peak, as with over 1.85 million visitors per year, you can end up spending a lot of time queuing at peak times. Secondly book online to get offers and save money on admission price.


Longleat is a beautiful stately home situated in Wiltshire, surrounded by stunning countryside. The grounds offer a great day out for all the family. There is a breath taking Elizabethan country house to tour around, a maze to get lost in and landscaped parkland to stroll and relax in. Furthermore, if you want to experience a safari but do not have the time or money to fly all the way to Africa, then fear not, Longleat brings the safari experience to the UK.

Drive pass tigers, lions, elephants, wolves, cheetahs and many more exotic animals. Top tip, be sure not to leave roof racks loose or pieces dangling off your car because the cheeky monkeys will steel your stuff! Unlike many zoos around the country at Longleat there is the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the animals.

Flying experience

Have you ever wanted to experience being a pilot or wondered what it must have been like to fly a spitfire in the war? Maybe you are an adrenaline junky or fancy a romantic cruise above the clouds. Well look no further, all across the country companies offer flying experience which cater for all these needs. These flying experience companies offer a range of services from small airports all over the country.

Such experiences may include flying lessons, a fighter jet or helicopter experience, parachuting, skydiving or if this all seems a little too action packed, you can seamlessly drift over the countryside with a hot air balloon ride.

Natural history museum London

The natural history museum in west London which pays tribute to Charles Darwin, has one of the most spectacular and varied collections of life and earth science in the world. Swim to the depths with the life size blue whale model or go back in time to the Jurassic period with the robotic T-rex. With over 80 million items to feast your eyes on, there is never enough to see in this marvellous collection, and the best part about it all is it Free of charge!