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DOWTK Loves: Our most loved sightseeing days out

Harry Meredith

14 February 2017

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Get ready to explore historic museums, venture through fascinating forests and set your sights on a great day out, as we reveal the five most-loved sightseeing days out.

Pack your camera, pick up a map and navigate your way to some of the UK’s most iconic destinations to discover everything from dinosaurs and steam trains, to magic, muggles and even gnomes! Get ready to explore, as DOWTK Loves brings you the UK’s favourite sightseeing attractions:

  1. The Natural History Museum, London

    No sightseeing list could omit The Natural History Museum, London. In every corner and room you’ll find historic artefacts and dazzling exhibitions that will leave kids speechless. With dinosaur bones, ancient jewellery and over 36 galleries there is so much to see, and with free entry too, it had to take the title for our number one sightseeing spot! Super fact: Did you know that the museum looks after over a mind-boggling 80 million specimens?

    A look inside the famous Natural History Museum in London

  2. The Gnome Reserve, Devon

    One of our quirkiest days out on our website is The Gnome Reserve, Devon. This charming attractions is phe-gnome-enal (sorry, couldn’t resist!): walk around a stunning forest, spot the sneaky gnomes hiding behind the trees and wear your very own gnome hat with pride. Come and enjoy a cheap and quirky adventure, devour real Devon cream teas, and make memories you’ll never forget. Intrigued? Read Kate’s review of the Gnome Reserve to find out more!

    The gnomes chat and giggle in the forest at The Gnome Reserve in Devon

  3. Warner Bros Studio Tour, London

    This attraction has certainly got the magic touch. A trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour to revisit the magical world of Harry Potter is a real family favourite. Walk through Diagon Alley and pop into Flourish and Blotts, Weasleys’ Wizard wheezes and Ollivanders wand shop. Why not try the magical chocolate frogs, frothy butterbeer and every flavour Bertie Bott jelly beans? Can your family handle the ear wax, candy floss and earthworm flavours?

    the pendelum swings at Warner Bros Studio Tour in Leavesden

  4. Treasure Trails, Nationwide

    This is a day out where you can explore a new city or find a new adventure in your hometown. With over 1000+ locations across the UK, Treasure Trails are a great way to discover hidden treasures wherever you are in the country. Download one of the self guided tours, perfect for spontaneous days out and go on adventure with your family. You’ll find hidden secrets, discover mysterious clues and work together to figure out the answers - better put those thinking caps on!

    Two kids search for clues on a Treasure Trail

  5. Brecon Mountain Railway, South Wales

    Hop aboard a train that will take you up into the mountains and beyond at Brecon Mountain Railway. Discover the breathtaking views of the Brecon National Park all from your classic steam train carriage. Keep an eye out for the rare wildlife of the mountains, and mini-train enthusiasts will love being on a train that’s just like their toys.

    the bare bones of a steam train being refurbished

This post was sponsored by the big kids at Virgin Trains. Whether it’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester, Snozone in Milton Keynes, Kidzania London or the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool, take the little ones on an adventure this half term with Virgin Trains and their family ticket deals from just £65!


While you’re onboard their free onboard entertainment app BEAM has tons of film and TV to keep both you and the kids entertained.

Looking for even more sightseeing attractions? If you’ve got mini-historians on your hands, then be sure to check out some of the best days out near you using the links below, or see our ultimate list of the top 10 museums in the UK.

 

London tourist attractions | Glasgow Museums | Cambridge Museums | Museums in Manchester | Castles in Kent | Edinburgh art galleries | Sheffield Museums | Theme parks in London

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Harry Meredith

14 February 2017

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Harry is our intern at Day Out With The Kids. After living in Leicester, Bath and Vermont he is always on the lookout for his next adventure. He loves anything to do with polar bears, and when he was 12 he was ranked the 14th best Pokemon player in the UK!

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