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September Sights: 15 places to visit with kids this September

Lisa O'Keeffe

31 August 2017

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September is all about saying goodbye to summer, starting with the kids going back to school and ending with digging out the jumpers and coats – not that this summer has exactly been filled with shorts and sun hats…

The end of the school holidays doesn’t spell the end of great family days out though, as we’re back with more suggestions for making the most of your weekends. From Peppa and picnics, to castles and curiosity, there’s still plenty of fun to be had with these September family events.

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  1. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

    Pay a visit to the birthplace of Winston Churchill, with 2,000 of acres of parkland plus the stunning Blenheim Palace itself. Get lost in the giant hedge maze, jump on a miniature train ride to the Pleasure Gardens, and explore the extensive collections within the palace walls for a day out that’s great fun for the whole family. If you need even more persuading, you can save 30% off your tickets using our special discount code!

    Get 30% off tickets with code DOWTK17

    Get lost in the maze at Blenheim Palace

  2. Sooty’s Birthday Bake Off at Cadbury World, Birmingham

    If you’re already gripped by the return of the Great British Bake Off and have started planning your next show-stopper, then make sure you take a break for some more baking fun at Cadbury World this month. Childhood favourites Sooty and Sweep enlist the help of Soo to whip up a birthday cake, but expect lots of magic, mayhem and guaranteed laughs for the whole family. It’s all included in ticket price too!

    Sooty's birthday bake off at Cadbury World

  3. WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli

    Upgrade your weekends in September, with a visit to the special events taking place every Saturday and Sunday at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre from 9th September – 1st October. The giant LEGO brick-animal trail is back by popular demand, plus there’s minibeast hunts, pond dipping, craft workshops and more too!

    Pond dipping at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

  4. Farm Fest at Lee Valley Park Farms, Essex

    Head to this Essex favourite on 23rd-24th September for Farm Fest, a weekend jam packed full of extra family activities! With farmyard games, live music, face painting and children’s entertainment, all in addition to the adorable animals, it’s a must for any animal lover. Can’t wait until the end of September to visit? Book now and save up to 35% for visits until 18th September!

    Click here to book and save 35%

    See the animals at Lee Valley Park Farms

  5. The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes, London

    This exhibition combines LEGO and superheroes for a day out that’s sure to be a hit with both little kids and big kids too! Ending on 10th September, you’ll need to be quick to see over 2 million LEGO bricks transformed into large-scale sculptures of heroes and villains including Batman, Superman and Harley Quinn. Save 20% by booking with us, just click the button below!

    Click here to book and save 20%

    Last chance for The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes exhibition

  6. Teddy Bears Picnic at Avon Valley Railway, Bristol

    If you go to Avon Valley Railway on 17th September, you’re in for a big surprise, as it hosts its own Teddy Bears Picnic! There’s free train travel for any children bringing their teddy along for the ride, plus a teddy bear trail around the station, craft activities on board, Punch & Judy shows plus lots more! Trust us, train-mad kids will love it!

    Avon Valley Railway family events

  7. Flickerama at Umberslade Farm Park, Warwickshire

    We’re already big fans of Umberslade Farm Park, so when we heard about an exciting film festival heading there this September, it sounded like a winning combination. Sunday 17th is family film day, with favourites including Frozen Singalong, The Lego Batman Movie and Matilda, plus loads of other film themed activities to get involved in. All created and run by The Electric Cinema in Birmingham, it’s a real treat for the whole family.

    Family day at Flickerama film festival 
  8. Family Saturdays at Windsor Castle, Windsor

    Every Saturday in September, head to Windsor Castle to become a knight in training. The special arts and crafts workshops are dedicated to learning how to become a knight, including creating your own helmet, sword or shield and discovering the rigorous training needed! Why not use the stunning castle grounds to get a picture of your newly trained knight too?

    Family events at Windsor Castle this September

  9. Creek Full of Colour at Camel Creek Adventure Park, Cornwall

    If you’ve got a budding Picasso on your hands, then you won’t want to miss Creek Full of Colour at Camel Creek. From splats to murals, there are plenty of activities for both kids and grown-ups, including competitions and a colour explosion from children’s favourites, Creation Station. Taking place on 9th and 10th September, there’s no need to book, but £5 for adults and £3 for children is all going to the park’s chosen charity, The Cornwall Air Ambulance.

    Family events at Camel Creek Adventure Park

  10. Family Day at York Racecourse, York

    Did you know that children under the age of 18 go free to almost every single racecourse on raceday? Whilst it wouldn’t necessarily be your first idea for a family day out, dedicated family days are bursting with entertainment and activities specifically designed for kids. It’s all part of the #StirrUpSummer campaign, and on 10th September, head to York Racecourse for bouncy castles, an interactive racing zone, and even the chance to meet the legendary Paddington Bear.

    The whole family can enjoy a day at the races thanks to #StirrUpSummer

  11. September events at Finlaystone Country Estate, Glasgow

    It’s a case of Super September at Finlaystone Country Estate this month, with lots of family events the kids will love. On 10th, join the rangers for a fitness fun day complete with kids obstacle course, or visit on 16th for its popular Falconry Day. On 17th, pick a lucky duck and race it down the burn with help from the famous Finlaystone duck call, on 18th, go on a mini-beast safari and on the 24th, spend an afternoon building a den in the forest.

    Finlaystone Country Estate

  12. We The Curious, Bristol

    If this has got you feeling, well curious, then that’s exactly the aim as At-Bristol relaunches with a brand new name on 14th September. The popular science centre is known for sparking curiosity in visitors of all ages, and the complete redevelopment of the ground floor means there’s lots more to explore, even if you’re a regular. We’re curious to see its brand new look!

    At Bristol is changing to We The Curious in September

  13. Hops and Harvest Boutique Festival at Kent Life, Kent

    Bigger, better and back for 2017, this festival is a great family day out this September. Kids will love making a wish in the Bohemian Wood, going on treasure hunts and seeing all of the cute and cuddly animals usually found at Kent Life, whilst parents can enjoy food, drink and live music from the likes of Newton Faulkner and Toploader.

    Visit the festival at Kent Life this September

  14. The Deep at National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham, Blackpool & Great Yarmouth

    Solve the secrets of the deep at this brand new event, which runs until mid- September (dates vary depending on location). Kids can become a junior Nekton, visiting different zones to solve puzzles and mysteries along the way. With a reward on offer too, it’s a great added extra for a visit to Sea Life Centres!

    The Deep at Sea Life Centre

  1. Peppa & George at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

    Two very special pigs will be heading to Cannon Hall Farm on 16th and 17th September, as Peppa and little brother George seek out some new muddy puddles to jump in! Making appearances throughout the weekend, kids will love meeting the cheeky characters, as well as enjoying all the usual farm activities like sheep racing and tractor trailer rides. Book your tickets online, with no extra charge to see Peppa and George.

    Cannon Hall Farm is a great day out with the kids

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Lisa O'Keeffe

31 August 2017

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Lisa is Brand Manager at Day Out With The Kids. Originally from London, she now lives in Birmingham and is a big kid at heart!

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