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September Sights: 15 things to do and events in September

Lisa O'Keeffe

17 December 2020

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The summer holidays might be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! We know it’s been a weird summer for everyone, but we’re here to help you get your family days out back on track.

As attractions are starting to open again and welcome you in, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best family days out in September for you so you can get back to what you love as a family, from getting muddy in the outdoors to making your very own money, there's plenty to get stuck into!


  1. Tropical World, Leeds

    Escape into an exotic paradise at Tropical World, where little ones can run wild. With slithering snakes and cheeky monkeys, there’s plenty of curious creatures just waiting for you to meet. Plus, test out your night vision in the nocturnal area and see if you can see as well as an Armadillo!

  2. The Royal Mint Experience, Pontyclun

    Ever had to tell your kids that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’? Head over to The Royal Mint Experience and show them where money really comes from, you can even strike your own coin! With plenty of educational fun, it’s bound to be a real family pleaser.

  3. Swadlincote Snowsports Centre, Derbyshire

    Ready for the winter? Get a little taste of winter sports this September at Swadlincote Snow Sports Centre. Get your skis on and go racing down one of the 2 ski slopes, or try out the epic 500m Toboggan run! Feeling more adventurous? Don’t forget to check out the epic Drop Slide for your little daredevils!

  4. London Transport Museum, London

    You heard that right, everyone's favourite transport museum is reopening 7th September! Get your family days out on the right at London Transport Museum, packed full of fun for all ages, just don’t forget to check out the interactive play area before exploring all the exhibits.

  5. Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Buckinghamshire

    Splendiferous news! The Roald Dahl Museum reopens from 10th September. It gets better too, as each visit will be led by your very own tour guide, so you’ll get to see every knock and cranny with the help of an expert. Get ready for a day packed full of twists and turns, and round it all off by a visit to his original Writing Hub. Have you got your golden ticket yet?

  6. Roman Baths, Bath

    Looking for an exciting and educational day out? Step back in time and discover ancient Rome at the Roman Baths and travel across 2000 years. Follow the one-way route around the incredible site as you walk in the footprints of the Ancient Romans, don’t forget to bring your camera too - it really is that incredible!

  7. Leicester Mystery Treasure Trail, Leicester

    Fancy a day out that’s led by you and at your own pace? Introducing Treasure Trails! Head off on an epic adventure with the Leicester Mystery Treasure Trail, solve and follow the clues as you journey around the town, so make sure you’ve got your mystery solving hats on! It’s all at your own time and pace, so pick a nice sunny day and head off in search of the clues.

  8. The Wave, Coventry

    Still in the summer holidays spirit? Head over to Coventry's epic indoor water park, The Wave, the perfect place for rainy days, and sunny days! With 6 epic slides to discover for little daredevils, plus a splash zone that’s perfect for your water babies, and did we mention the wave machine? There’s everything to made sure you have a splash-tastic day out.

  9. Dyffryn Gardens, Wales

    Dyffryn Gardens is certainly a breath of fresh air! While the beautiful house remains closed, there’s still plenty of outdoor space to explore and take in. Let your little monkeys blow off some steam in the brilliant Log Stack play area, and if you’re looking for the perfect way to round off your day, don’t forget to pack your picnic!

  10. Beamish Open Air Museum, County Durham

    Take a trip back to the 1800’s and explore what life was really like for those living there at Beamish Open Air Museum. Just make sure you put your detective hats you make your way around the museum, keep your eyes peeled for clues to try to solve the exciting murder mystery! If that’s not quite your thing either, get counting and see if you can find all the teddys in the Teddy Bear Bingo!
  11. Knowsley Safari, Prescot

    Calling all animal lovers! Take a walk on the wild side at Knowsley Safari and meet the roarsome lion pride on the drive through safari! Meet giant giraffes and terrific tigers on the walk-through safari, and take your day out to new heights as the Birds of Prey displays are back on!

  12. Welly Walk at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

    Get ready to get muddy! Discover the awesome Welly Walk at Bolton Abbey and put your skills to the test. Clamber up nets, jump from pole to pole, and go zooming down the super slides, plus loads more fantastic obstacles to make your way over. Fun for all ages, it’s a fantastic day out, just don’t forget to pack a spare set of clothes!

  13. Deep Sea World, North Queensferry

    Dive into a fantastic watery world at Deep Sea World. Meet tiny seahorses, cheeky seals and you can even come face to face with terrific sharks! With everything from the iconic Clown Fish to the spectacular stingrays, it’s a wonderful day out for all marine life lovers.

  14. Flambards, Cornwall

    Got little thrill seekers? Flambards are packed full of fantastic rides for daredevils of all ages, so get ready to throw your hands in the air and scream! Plus, head indoors to discover a whole new world of fun, from exploring the Victorian village to discovering Britain in the Blitz, there really is something for everyone!

  15. Go Ape Bedgebury, Kent

    Ready to go bananas? Take your family day out to new heights and swing from the trees at Go Ape Bedgebury. It's not just for grown-ups too, mini monkeys will love exploring the Treetop Challenge, with everything from stepping stones and zip rides, it’s definitely one for little daredevils! 

Our list of 15 September events and things to do in September may have come to an end, but there’s a whole load more to explore on our blog! 

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