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Amazing August: 15 things to explore this month

Dela Gonon

17 December 2020

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Summer of 2020 has been unusual to say the least but your favourite family fun experts at Day Out With The Kids are back and we’re here to help you plan an awesome summer! Our list of August events and things to do in August has it all, from theme park fun to exciting re-openings and brand new attractions.

Whether you need to make a last-minute change of plans, or you need to have something up your sleeve for when the first “I’m bored” gets uttered, we’ve got it covered. Let’s find you an exciting August day out that will keep you safe while having loads of fun!

  1. Enjoy a summer of family fun at IWM Duxford, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

    Boy at IWM Duxford next to a plane

    Reach new heights on your next August day out at Imperial War Museum Duxford! The museum is back from 1st August just in time to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Walking the very airfield where fighter squadrons flew to defend the skies of Britain in 1940 will be a truly inspirational activity that will leave your little airplane lovers in awe.

    But that’s not all - IMX Duxford is organising a fun family activity in the museum! The event will take place all throughout August, so you can take part whenever you decide to visit this month. Plus, IMX Duxford is a very large museum with plenty of space for you and your kids to explore, all while keeping a safe distance from other visitors.

    Discover more about family fun at IMX Duxford

  2. Meet the babies at Trentham Monkey Forest, Trentham, Staffordshire

    Baby monekeys at Trentham Monkey Forest

    Let’s face it - there’s nothing more adorable than baby animals! The COVID pandemic has undoubtedly changed much about the world around us but it hasn’t gotten in the way of Trentham Monkey Forest welcoming some lockdown babies. We think baby monkeys are some of the cutest little furballs out there but don't take our world for it - go see for yourself!

    If you have mini animals lovers at home, walking amongst the monkeys is one of the top things to do in August. With special COVID-19 measures in place, you’ll feel safe to explore, which gives you the opportunity to replace the stress of city life with the tranquillity of nature. Also, it's currently online tickets only, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!

    Pre-book your visit today

  3. Explore your favourite rides at Paultons Theme Park, The New Forest, Hampshire

    Family on a coaster at Paultons

    What would the summer be without a day of wonderful mini thrills and whimsical adventures at Paultons Theme Park?! Your kids’ favourite theme park is back, as magical, as ever, with its 70 exciting rides and attractions in a stunning, spacious 140-acre green national park.

    From meeting the star of the show, Peppa Pig herself, at Peppa Pig’s World, to watching the adorable Humboldt Penguins in action - Paultons is a place packed with unforgettable entertainment for the tiniest explorers. The number of visitors will be limited to keep everyone safe, so securing tickets in advance is more crucial than ever. Don’t miss out on a perfect August day out - book early!

    Book your tickets online now

  4. Check out the brand new mini golf - Puttstars Rochdale, Greater Manchester

    At the start of our list of things to do this August, we promised you something brand new and here it comes! Greater Manchester is welcoming a new mini golf venue - Puttstars Rochdale, set to open on 4th August. From putting adventures to a fun-packed amusement zone, it’s an all-round great family entertainment venue. Why not check it out?

  5. Get creative at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

    Build the perfect day out at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham! With timed play sessions, and individual bricks to create with - this August you can go back to your favourite brick-tastic place without having to worry about anything. Can’t wait!

  6. Enjoy family thrills at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire

    Lightwater Valley is back this summer with a focus on family thrills. From mini rides to spacious outdoor play areas, it’s going to be a great day out for the little ones. Make sure to pre-book your tickets in advance, so you won’t miss out.

  7. See the dinos at Birdland Park and Gardens, Burton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

    Looking for something a little different to add on your list of things to do in August? Check out Birdland Park and Gardens - it has everything from exotic feathered beauties to Jurassic creatures. Advance booking required.

    Boy and girl playing in a field

  8. Enjoy outdoor adventures at Piglets Adventure Farm Park, Towthorpe, North Yorkshire

    From adorable piglets to a wondrous maize maze, a beach, mini golf and more, Piglets Adventure Farm Park is one of the coolest places to visit in August. Book early!

  9. Get back on track with Severn Valley Railway, Bewdley, Worcestershire

    Train lovers of all ages will be stoked to find out that from the 1st of August, you can get back on track and enjoy steam train rides at Severn Valley Railway. Make sure you get your tickets early enough and enjoy the ride!

  10. Say “Hi” to the animals at Mead Open Farm, Billington, Bedfordshire

    Experience the refreshing calmness of the countryside with a lovely day out at Mead Open Farm - your kids are sure to make friends with the adorable farm animals! Don’t forget to book in advance.

  11. Discover the outdoor fun at Adventure Valley, Durham, County Durham

    For an unforgettable farmyard adventure up north, check out Adventure Valley - there you’ll find everything from cute animals to a maize maze, go-karts and more!

    Mum and little girl running outdoors

  12. Explore the great outdoors at RHS gardens across the UK

    If you also feel like you’ve been stuck at home for far too long and you’re in need of a proper day out in nature, the stunning RHS gardens may just be the place for you. RHS Garden Wisley, RHS Hyde Hall and RHS Harlow Carr are some of our favourites and they are all open this summer - all you need to do is book a time slot before you visit.

  13. Dive into the secrets of the underwater world 

    The depth of the ocean are full of magnificent and mesmerising creatures - pay a visit to one of these great aquariums in the UK and find out all about them! It's also a great way of introducing your little ones to the idea of conservation and saving our planet. 

  14. Nothing beats a day at the beach!

    Tired after visiting all those amazing places? Enjoy a relaxing day at one of UK’s best beaches - that’s what we call a perfect summer day out!

  15. Discover even more reopen attractions this August!

    If your list of things to do in August wasn’t full enough, we’ve got a whole lot more fun for you - here are some other awesome attractions that are back this summer.

Beach play

We hope you enjoyed our list of August events and things to do in August - time to make the most of summer while it lasts! For more ideas from our blog, check the links below:
Staycation Guide to Cornwall | Best Beaches in the UKDownload your FREE summer holiday planner