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Amazing August: 15 things to explore this month

Posted 26 August 2021
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Hello August! While we may still feel like we're in May, the calendars aren't lying and it is well and truly August! And this can only mean one thing... The summer holidays! Whether you're heading off on a staycation or looking for fantastic days out near you, we've got a list of over 15 great things to do this August, from meeting adorable baby monkeys to brand new theme park rides, there's something fro everyone! 

  1. Treetop Adventure Golf, various locations
    Get ready to tee off this summer in a fantastic tropical paradise at Treetop Adventure Golf! With locations in Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester and Cardiff, gather up your adventurers and get ready for an adventure in the jungle. From singing frogs to talking toucans, it’s an immersive journey into a tropical jungle, complete with spectacular lights and even rumbling thunder….
    You’ll get to take on two fantastic 18-hole mini golf courses as you tee off, and once you’ve putted your way around, put your skills to the test on the legendary 19th hole!

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  2. Paultons Family Theme Park, Hampshire
    Head down to Paultons Family Theme Park and meet everyone's favourite pink and plucky pig, Peppa Pig! Explore the home of Peppa Pig and discover plenty of fantastic family friendly rides, plus the opportunity to meet your favourite characters! This August, explore the brand new world of Tornado Springs, complete with 8 fantastic new rides and attractions set in a midwestern desert resort town in America in the 1950’s.
    Ride the thrilling new roller coaster StormChaser, hop in an open top streetcar at Al’s Auto Academy, and zoom down the white waters of Buffalo Falls, plus plenty more!

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  3. Trentham Monkey Forest, Staffordshire
    Release your inner monkey at Trentham Monkey Forest in Staffordshire, a fantastic place where you can walk with monkeys! Home to 150 free-range Barbary Macaques, you’ll get to stroll along the ¾ mile long pathway and have the incredible opportunity to see the monkeys living freely as they would in the wild.
    Meet the new arrivals and see if you can spot 1 of 5 adorable new baby monkeys clinging to their Mums, plus release your inner monkey at the brand new adventure play area!

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  4. I’m a Celebrity...Jungle Challenge grand opening, Manchester
    Step into the Jungle at the brand new I’m a Celebrity...Jungle Challenge in Manchester! Take part in a series of tasks and trials as you collect stars, including clambering up a giant climbing wall, making your way across tree top ropes, and even venturing on a mini roller coaster too!

  5. Churt Valley Sculpture Park, Surrey
    Get ready for an exciting day of exploration at Churt Valley Sculpture Park and head off on an exciting journey where you'll find plenty of fantastic sculptures waiting for you! From adorable animal sculptures to exciting bronze or steel sculptures, you just ever know what you'll find hidden here...

  6. Monopoly Lifesized opens 14th August 2021, London
    Take family games night to the next level at Monopoly Lifesized this summer for the chance to step onto the iconic board in real life! Roll the dice and journey around the board completing mini challenges and earning as much money as possible, just try to stay out of jail!

  7. Writtle Sunflowers, Essex 
    What could be more summery than wondering through fields of bright yellow sunflowers? Plus, at Writtle Sunflowers, if you bring along your own scissors, you could even take a piece of that sunshine home with you in the form of some freshly picked sunflowers! 

  8. Go for a walk with an alpaca, Wales
    Take your family summer walk to the next level with Alpaca My Boots and head off on an exciting walk leading your own alpaca! Stroll through the beautiful Brecon Beacon National Park right next to an adorable alpaca, plus you'll even get to give your fluffy friend a little snack too!
  9. Go Ape, national
    Take to the treetop this summer and enjoy an adventure at Go Ape! With exciting treetop crossings, thrilling zip wires, and even giant bouncy nets high up in the sky, there’s all sorts of fantastic adventures to be had at Go Ape over the summer holidays.

  10. Treasure Trails, national
    Going on a UK Staycation this August? Explore a new area with a downloadable Treasure Trails map and go on an adventure as you solve a series of clues and puzzles to find the treasure. It's a great way to explore a new holiday area, get some fresh summer air, and you'll get to see the sights too!

  11. Adventure Cove at Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire
    Get ready to make a splash this summer at the all new Adventure Cove at Drayton Manor Theme Park! Step into a vibrant and colourful nautical themed zone with new rides and attractions, including soaring around on the brand new Wave Swinger!

  12. Visit the beach
    Nothing quite says August like a trip to the beach, and if you’re looking for suggestions, we’ve got a list of the best 20 beaches to visit in the UK, so pack up your bucket and spade and get going, just don’t forget the sunscreen!

  13. Dino Kingdom, Greater Manchester
    Get ready for a Jurassic adventure at the fantastic Dino Kingdom in Manchester, full of incredible giant dinosaur sculptures, plenty of fantastic family fun, and even incredible fun fair rides!

  14. Meet the elephant sculptures, Green Park London
    Meet a herd of elephants in Green Park in London this summer! These gorgeous wooden elephants were carved out by communities in Tamil Nadu and each life sized sculpture resembles a real life elephant too.

  15. Spectacular Summer  at English Heritage, nation wide
    Get ready for the Spectacular Summer at English Heritage sites near you this August! With plenty of fantastic events going on, from Knights and Jousts to the Kids’ Dig at Stonehenge, it's the perfect day out for any history buffs no matter the age.

  16. Brand new red panda exhibit at West Midland Safari Park, Worcestershire
    The adorable furry little residents at West Midland Safari Park have been given an exciting new home and it’s opened just in time for the summer holidays! Meet the bushy tailed red pandas in their brand new home, plus don’t forget the brand new Red Panda Lodges have just opened too!

  17. Bristol Balloon Fiesta Fortnight, Somerset
    2nd - 15th August 2021
    Whilst it might not be back to usual for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta quite yet, if you’re living in the local area you’ll still get to see hundreds of fantastic hot air balloons take to the sky! Taking off from a variety of parks, public spaces and streets, you’ll get to see the spectacular sight from your garden or local park this year, plus keep your eyes out for the special Stuart the Minion balloon!

  18. Zog cinema at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
    See your favourite little dragon on the big screen at Warwick Castle this summer and join in with daytime screenings of the Emmy Award winning animation. Running throughout the summer holidays until the 5th September, it’s the perfect day out for the whole family.

  19. Paddington The Story of a Bear at The British Library, London
    Take a trip to the iconic British Library and discover the story behind your favourite bear with the exciting new exhibit Paddionton, The Story of a Bear and set off on a brand new adventure around The British Library

  20. Totally Roarsome, Midlands, North West and North East
    Fancy going on an adventure? Discover Totally Roarsome, a fantastic series of sculpture trails across the Midlands, North West and North East, with exciting themed zones to explore! From meeting gigantic dinosaurs to exploring an underwater world, along with superheroes, pirates and even unicorns, there's something for everyone! 

    Looking for more summer holiday ideas? Check out some of our other blogs for the best summer inspiration: 

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