As the summer holidays creep closer and closer, we're here to bring you heaps of summer inspiration in the shape of our handy list of 15 July events and things to do in July. From theme park days out to farmyard fun and historic adventures - there’s a little something for everyone to discover.
The equinox has been and gone, which means it’s officially summer. When the wonderful (hopefully) summer weather takes over, we all want to go out and explore, so pick your favourite and dive right into the summer fun!
Leeds Castle, Kent
From 24th July 2021Leeds Castle have loads of epic summer ready for you to enjoy this month! From the 24th July, get ready to take on the Castle Kids Obstacle Course and climb, crawl and swing your way through this brand new obstacle just for kids. You can even join in with The Big Book of Leeds Castle-y Challenges, and go on a mission to complete 55 epic challenges!
Day Out With Thomas, across the UK
It’s full steam ahead for summer fun at Day Out With Thomas! Thomas and The Fat Controller have come all the way from the Island of Sodor for a special celebration at a heritage railway near you. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller, get in lots of laughs with Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty and enjoy many more Thomas & Friends activities!
Goat feeding at Chatsworth House, DerbyshireUntil July 8th, 2021
Ready for some adorable goats? Head over to Chatsworth House & Farmyard this July for a special opportunity to feed some adorable baby goats! Get up close to these cute kids in the farmyard and bottle feed these adorable animals, plus don’t forget to say hi to all of the other animals in the farm.
Skylark Maize Maze & Funyard, Cambridgeshire
Opening 22nd July 2021
Ready to get lost? Skylark Maize Maze is reopening on the 22nd July 2021 for the summer, with an exciting maze to explore, plus plenty of fantastic farmyards, including den building, tractor rides, and pedal go-karts, it’s the perfect day out to kick off your summer!
Hitchin Lavender, Hertfordshire
Reopening July 2021
Discover the most photogenic day out at Hitchin Lavender, a gorgeous lavender field for you to stroll and explore. Discover 30 acres of rows and rows of lavender, and you can even pick your own to bring home some of the sweet smelling flowers to brighten up your house.
Charlotte’s Jersey Ice Cream Farm, West Yorkshire
Up for a delicious day out? Head over to Charlotte’s Jersey Ice Cream Farm and discover an incredible farm packed full of awesome animals, adventure, and of course, ice cream! Meet wallabies, alpacas and more, all before tucking into a delicious summery treat.
Under the Moon at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, Wiltshire
Experience an enchanting day out at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and discover all of the magical creatures under the moon. Step into The Longhouse and meet all of the nocturnal animals, plus you’ll even get to see some incredible sculptures, including a giant 6 meter sculpture of the moon.
Elmer Weekend at Kent Life, Kent
3rd to 4th July 2021
Hands up if you enjoy the beloved kids’ books, Elmer? Head to Kent Life for a weekend packed full of Elmer fun, with plenty of exciting patchwork elephant-themed activities to get involved with, it’s a great day out for the whole family.
Underwater agents at Winchester Science Centre, Hampshire
From Saturday 17th July 2021
Get ready to journey under the sea on the fantastic, brand new live science show at Winchester Science Centre, Underwater Agents. Discover the mysteries of the sounds of the ocean and prepare yourself for some explosive and epic live science experiences…
Ta Very Much! At The Black Country Living Museum, West Midlands
Starts 24th July 2021
Join The Black Country Living Museum in saying a huge ‘thank you!’ and celebrate the people that have made our society throughout history, from the small acts of kindness to the big and epic changes, plus don’t forget to grab some chips and visit the sweet shop on your way too!
Giant Top Trumps Trail at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol
Turn your day out at the zoo into an incredible adventure with the Giant Top Trumps Trail at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm! The cards have Noah’s Ark's very own animals on them, so you can follow the trail around to find out who's the fastest, plus there’s an exclusive card only available until the 30th of July!
Octonauts at SEA LIFE Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Until 11th July 2021
Meet the Octonauts at SEA LIFE Scarborough until the 11th of July and set off on a fun-filled mission to help save Captain Barnacles and bring him safely back to the Octopod. Full of awesome activities and even a special meet and greet, it’s the perfect day out for any little adventurers!
Bug and Butterfly Quest at Paradise Wildlife Park, Cornwall
From 24th July 2021
Get ready to head off on an adventure packed full of creepy crawlies at Paradise Park and learn all about insect life. Go off in search of clues to learn all about beautiful butterflies and other fascinating insects, plus there’s a reward at the end too!
Dino Summer at The National Forest Adventure Farm, Staffordshire
Starts 17th July 2021
Get ready for a totally roarsome time at National Forest Adventure Farm this July, as the dinosaurs are taking over! There’s plenty of great Jurassic themed activities to get involved in, including heading into the dino maize maze, a dino disco, and there’s even a raptor run to see if you can outrun the velociraptor!
Plan your summer holidays
That’s right, the summer holidays are just around the corner, and we’ve been busy rounding up 30+ awesome days out and ideas for you to enjoy on your summer holidays! If you’re planning a holiday too, we’ve also got the ultimate staycation guide to Devon, Cornwall, and the Isle of Wight too, so you won’t short of things to do this summer.
So those are our top 15 picks for the best July events and things to do in July. With so much free time to spend with the kids, how many of these awesome days out do you think you can experience this summer?
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