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Welcome To The Social Round Up!

Whether it is a brand new attraction opening or a trending parenting topic… here you’ll find more info on what is going down on our social media channels with our DOWTK social round up!

February 2024

The best Hotel in the UK?! 😱🤩

The Gilpin Hotel has been named one of the best stays in the UK time and time again!

The intimate hotel in the Lake District is home to plenty of instagrammable features like spa suites built on top of natural ponds, a Michelin-star restaurant, lakeside hot tubs AND resident llamas and pigs.

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Crook Rd, Windermere LA23 3NE

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January 2024

A STITCH CAFE?! 😱💙

A taste of summer in January, we’re here for it! What’s on the menu, you ask? Stitch’s Shake (Bubblegum milkshake topped with whipped cream, bubble gum sauce sprinkles and a lollipop), Lilo’s Sunrise Punch, Ohana’s Waffles and so much more
The cafe is located at Primary’s in Birmingham (High Street), Manchester (Trafford Palazzo) and Edinburgh (Princes Street). They haven’t confirmed a closing date for any of the locations yet yet!
They even have Stitch merchandise for you to buy…Trip to Primark anyone?

THE WORLD’S FIRST F1 DRIVING EXPERIENCE OPENS IN THE UK! 😱🏎️

The world’s first official F1 karting experience is opening its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday 6th February, with tickets going on sale later this week!

The new F1 experience, which is situated below Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s iconic South Stand, has three thrilling karting track layouts. The Karts are designed to create the most authentic Formula 1 driving experience for drivers of a range of ages and ability levels – with features exclusive to F1 DRIVE, including DRS technology, engine sounds and an 18cm LED steering wheel display, with audio commentary from David Croft and Naomi Schiff!

Tickets will go on public sale at 10am on Thursday 25th January via f1drivelondon.com, with an exclusive pre-sale for Tottenham Hotspur Season Ticket Holders, One Hotspur Members, Premium Members, F1 Unlocked Members and those that have previously registered for early access opening on Wednesday 24th January!

Step inside your favourite Pixar Scenes!🤩👀

We’ve found a Pixar Fan’s DREAM! You can now step inside Carl’s house, Riley’s mind, Andy’s room and Remi’s kitchen, plus more!
Mundo Pixar have sets from Up, Cars, Monsters INC, Luca, Elemental, Coco, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Inside Out and Ratatouille!
This exhibit is currently held in Madrid, Spain but we’re hoping it comes to the UK soon!
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Canary Wharf lights are back!🤩😱

The famous FREE Canary Wharf Light Festival is back this month!
There is always the best, immersive mix of interactive artworks and dazzling installations…and fill up on street food and drinks!
📆 Running from 17th to 27th January 2024, 5pm – 10pm… don’t miss out.
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Canary Wharf

Opening Times

Open 17th - 27th January. 5-10pm daily.

Pricing

FREE

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Stranger Things: A First Shadow…everything we know👇🔴

“Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension, this gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end.”

Stranger Things: A First Shadow takes us back to Hawkins, 1959 and tells the story of Young Jim and Joyce…before the world turned upside down.

Playing at the Phoenix Theatre until 24th August 2024

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Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JP

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KIDZANIA has closed its doors!!💔

KidZania London have announced that they are closing the location with a statement:

“To our valued customers and followers,
After 8 years and hosting 2.5 million visitors, we sadly announce the closure of KidZania London.
We value the unwavering support of our employees, brand partners and our landlord.
ZanKs to our visitors. If you have an existing booking, you will be contacted directly. For anything else, please email enquiries@kidzania.co.uk.
The KidZania London Team”
We’re sad to see KidZania closing and hope that it reopens a location soon!

A heated, waterside Tipi in the UK?!?🔥😱

Barca Bar in Manchester have opened an outdoor, Spanish inspired Tipi with hot sangria and a cheeseboard for just £30
Bring a mate, a furry friend and a good time because the new La Capra Tipi is the perfect way to stay warm this Winter. It’s walk ins only so be quick!
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Barca Bar, 8-9 Catalan Square, Manchester M3 4RU

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Travel around the world at the most unique National Trust Location… 🤩

Located in Biddulph near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England… in one stroll around this Victorian garden you can explore Ancient Egypt, Italy and China!

Biddulph Grange Garden was originally created by James Bateman, to display his impressive collection of plants that his wife had collected from around the world. Within the beautiful gardens, you can explore “The Egypt Garden”, “The China Garden”, “The Italy Garden”, “The Himalayan Glen”, “Cheshire Cottage” and more.

Child tickets are available for children under 17 years old at a price of £5.50, and adult tickets are £11.00. Book tickets for Biddulph Grange Gardens here.

Battersea Power Station has a light festival??🦋😍👀

Battersea Power Station’s light festival is back this month and running until February!
It’s a free light art trail for all to enjoy, where you can explore seven light art installations from British and international artists. Shining bright both inside and outside the Power Station, many of the installations will offer more than just a visual experience, enhanced with soundscapes and interactive elements that respond to movement and more. From a giant diamond and illuminated butterflies, to a playable light piano and cycling light battle, there is lots to explore!
⏰ Running from 25th January – 25th February 2024, 8am – 11pm.
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Battersea Power Station

Opening Times

Open 25th January – 25th February 2024, 8am - 11pm.

Pricing

FREE

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Disney 100 Exhibition has been extended!!😱🤩

Due to the massive demand, Disney100: The Exhibition in London has been extended from March 6th 2024!
It is still open at London ExCel until 21st January, it will then close its doors and re open on the 6th March! Right now it will be open every day from 6th March tp the 30th April, but we’re not sure if they’ll continue to extend it!
This immersive attraction is dedicated to Disney movies… including Encanto, Star Wars and everything Marvel! The exhibition includes over 250 props from the movies, and 14 interactive installations to get involved in. 
This is a perfect trip out for all the family!
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December 2023

A UNIVERSAL THEME PARK IN THE UK?!? 🤩👀🎡

Universal studios have confirmed that they are looking into a theme park based in the UK!

A spokesperson for Universal Destinations & Experiences confirms toThe Hollywood Reporter that the company has purchased land in Bedford, about 45 minutes outside of London, and a stone’s throw from Luton Airport.

They are currently in the early stages of exploring its feasibility for a potential park and resort at this site. They have warned us it will be “Many months before we are ready to make a decision to proceed”

All we can do is wait and hope!

DRIVERLESS TRAMS?!?😱🫣

We’re not sure about this but Glasgow have introduced driverless trains to their subway!

They’re the first new trains on the city’s underground in 43 years and a great way to get around the city quickly!

Paddington the Musical 🐻🤩👀

Everyone’s favourite cartoon bear will be appearing in a musical adaptation that draws from both the original stories and the films starring Paddington with McFly’s Tom Fletcher set to write the music and lyrics.

So far, information is limited, with only 2025 listed for the release date, and no locations released just now. We do know that it will be hitting the stage in the UK, and that hopefully means that multiple cities will be able to catch the show.

If you can’t wait, the third instalment in the film franchise, Paddington In Peru, which will hit cinemas next year!

Full BBC One Christmas lineup announced! Will you be watching? 📺

Christmas Day:
15:00 – TheKing
15:10 – ToyStory4
16:40 – Strictly
17:55 – DoctorWho
18:50 – TheWheel
19:45 – Ghosts
20:15 – CallTheMidwife
21:45 – EastEnders
22:45 – MrsBrownsBoys

Christmas Eve
18:00 – Countryfile
19:00 – Antiques Roadshow
20:00 – The Repair Shop Christmas
21:00 – Beyond Paradise
22:00 – Not Going Out
22:45 – BBC NewsBoxing Day
17:05 – The Lion King
18:50 – Charles III: Coronation Year
20:25 – EastEnders
21:00 – Death In Paradise
22:30 – BBC News

 

Boxing Day
17:05 – The Lion King
18:50 – Charles III: Coronation Year
20:25 – EastEnders
21:00 – Death In Paradise
22:30 – BBC News

An immersive Snow Globe in the UK!❄️☃️🥹

The Now Building at Outernet has been transformed to replicate the inside of a snow globe! For the festive season, the new display is presented by UNIQLO, and their festive interactive game is bought by Heat2Heat by UNIQLO, and the Emoji Shower: Christmas Edition!

You’ll also be able to take part in the fun by making digital snow angels on the central screen, using interactive cameras that capture body movements in real-time.

Free entry. Open every day except Christmas Day. No booking required.

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The Now Building, Outernet

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NETFLIX HOUSE is coming to the UK🎬

Fans will soon be able to experience the fun of Netflix in person as the streaming service are set to open their own retails stores called Netflix House! There are plans for ‘experiences’ based on new Netflix shows, themed food and drinks as well as merch options.It is said to hit the UK in 2025.

Would you visit a London Netflix House store to buy themed merch and try out immersive theatre?

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A Christmas Carol Dining Experience!🎄🎅

A SECRET DINING Experience Inspired By ‘A Christmas Carol’ is now running in London!
 Imagine going to the West End, but sitting inside the set not the auditorium…The Great Christmas Feast features a three course festive meal and a menu of Victorian cocktails to immerse you in the experience of A Christmas Carol with real actors playing out the festive favourite.
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The Lost Estate

Opening Times

Running until 15th Jan 2023

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November 2023

Your Festive Date Night Plans Covered🎄🎅

Miracle at Henrietta is the perfect place to hide away from the cold and enjoy some quality time with your favourite people!
From now until 23rd Dec, the space is inspired by a 70’s Christmas home’ with retro decorations and colored lights. What’s more, you ca enjoy festive cocktails such as CHRISTMAPOLITAN, ELFING AROUND and SNOWBALL OLD-FASHIONED!
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A POLAR EXPRESS PREQUEL! 😱🎄🎅

Rumours are flying around that a prequel to the festive classic is coming to Max this Christmas!!

An image claiming to be the official promotion poster is making it rounds on social media this week and we need to know if it’s true or not!!

Unfortunately, there has been no word from WB Studios or Tom Hanks on this movie, so we think it’s safe to assume this was a hoax.

MCDONALD’S CHRISTMAS MENU IS BACK! 😍🎄🎅

Some people say the best part about christmas in the Coca Cola Truck Tour, or the presents, or the big christmas dinner…We say it’s the McDonald’s Christmas menu!

The festive menu is back for 6 weeks with some new additions:

🍔 *NEW* The Big and Cheesy (with Bacon) – beef patty, two slices of cheese, red onions, crispy onions, lettuce, and cheese sauce all in a bun! with the option to add bacon Irish bacon

🍔 Chicken Big Mac – Two chicken patties, a slice of cheese, lettuce, pickles. And the sauce. That unbeatable, tasty Big Mac® sauce.

🤩 THE Cheese Melt Dippers – Four breaded cheese dippers made with indulgent Camembert, served with a rich tomato dip!

🥧 Galaxy® Caramel Pie – Crispy chocolate pastry filled with a Galaxy® Caramel sauce.

🍦Galaxy® Caramel or Chocolate McFlurry – Ice cream swirled with Galaxy® Chocolate Stars and topped with a Galaxy® Chocolate or Caramel sauce.

SIDES IS COMING TO THE WEST MIDLANDS!🤩🍗👀

KSI and the Sidemen will open its fried chicken restaurant at Merry Hill later this year! 

Back in 2021, the Sidemen launched Sides, their very own fried chicken brand and later expanded into food courts around London. Earlier this year, the group opened its first standalone restaurant in Croydon.

The first of the new restaurants is said to be coming to the West Midlands. Specifically, Merry Hill in Dudley on November 18.

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THE IM A CELEB 2023 LINE UP HAS ANNOUNCED!!!

Josie Gibson – Presenter of This Morning
Fred Sirieix – maître d’hôtel best known for appearing on Channel 4’s First Dates
Sam Thompson – Reality TV Star
Grace Dent – Masterchef Guest Judge
Marvin Humes – Singer
Danielle Harold – EastEnders Actress
Nigel Farage – Politician
Nella Rose – Social Media Star/Presenter
Nick Pickard – Hollyoaks Actor
Jamie Lynn Spears – Actress, singer…Britney Spears Sister!

JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS ADVERT 2023!💚

It is the Christmas advert we have all been waiting for…John Lewis has released their Christmas campaign for 2023.

Join Snapper the Venus Fly Trap and see how traditions can grow this year!

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Disney on Ice is back in the UK!🏰⛸️

Disney on Ice comes around every year o so. However this year, they’re bringing Encanto to the ice for the first time ever!
Be a part of the Disney 100 celebrations with their 100 years of wonder tour, including all of your favourite princesses and characters live and on ice this November.
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A Ferrero Rocher Advent Calendar!😍🍫

Calling all parents…this one’s for you!

A Fererro Rocher Calendar has been spotted at Asda this week. We’d recommend finding them before they sell out.

The most festive restaurant in London?!😱👀

Daphne’s has been named the most festive restaurant in London year after year thanks to the beautiful decorations. Embrace the spirit of the festive season where Italian warmth and culinary artistry combine to create unforgettable memories.

 

Enjoy comforting Italian recipes, complemented by classic cocktails in partnership with Malfy Gin!

adds Daphne’s to the list of restaurants to dine at this festive season.
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Fortnum & Mason Christmas Shop is now open!🎅🎄

Calling all Christmas fans…The Fortnum and Mason Christmas Shop in Piccadilly is now open!

From crackers filled with gifts you’ll want to keep, decorations for every kind of festive theme you could imagine and advent calendars that will keep you excited while you wait for the big day, there’s no place like Fortnum’s to discover the joy of Christmas.

It is the perfect Christmas detour if you’re visiting London with your little ones…or big ones, this year!

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See all 8 Harry Potter films in 4Dx!👀🪄

Calling all Harry Potter fans… Cineworld are showing ALL 8 Harry Potter films in 4DX this November!

Feel every Quidditch impact and shudder in fear in line with your seat as Lord Voldemort seeks out the Elder Wand. Water, wind and scent effects establish an even greater connection between you and the events of the Potter franchise. It’s the equivalent of magic made real as you dive underwater in pursuit of the dragon egg and feel the eerie breeze in your hair as you explore desolate Godric’s Hollow.

… Trip to to cinema anyone?
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October 2023

A GRINCH CAFE?! 😱💚

We’re here for it! What’s on the menu, you ask? A Grinchmas Shake (mint ice cream with red sugar sprinkles), Cindy Lou Who Waffles and Orange Hot Chocolate! The cafe will be located at Birmingham’s Primark store from now until 29th December. They even have Grinch themed clothes for you to buy…
… Trip to Primark anyone?

A GRINCH CAFE?! 😱💚

We’re here for it! What’s on the menu, you ask? A Grinchmas Shake (mint ice cream with red sugar sprinkles), Cindy Lou Who Waffles and Orange Hot Chocolate! The cafe will be located at Birmingham’s Primark store from now until 29th December. They even have Grinch themed clothes for you to buy…
… Trip to Primark anyone?

Stay in a real life prison!

Would you spend in night in a prison?😱
👀 Creep out the kids with stories of haunting convicts whilst enjoying a relaxing stay at the refurbished, Bodmin Jail Hotel. This is not an experience you’d want to miss!
Find out more

FREE LEGO

LEGO® Fans get ready for The Big LEGO® Event!

Smyths Toy Superstore have LEGO® giveaways on Saturday, 21st October, starting at 9 am, while stocks last. Head on down o you local store and join the fun with an in-store demo and receive a FREE LEGO® giveaway while stocks last*

 

*T&Cs apply. One giveaway per child, while stocks last.

Find your local store

Bounty Eclairs?!

You either love them or you hate them…but Bounty are bringing out eclairs for you all to try!

Big Brother is Back!

After 5 years, Big Brother will return to UK TV screens this weekend. Once the kids are wrapped up in bed, you parents can enjoy the reboot of the popular series on ITV with new hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best!

A Harry Potter Themed House!

Harry Potter fans have been left spellbound recently on social media by this gorgeous gothic-style Harry Potter house! With a gorgeous master bedroom, the world’s coolest bunk bed and more storage space than Hermione’s handbag, this room is what childhood dreams are made of!
However, people have noticed the price tag being out of this world. We’d need a magic wand to find the cash for that!

Stay in a real life Teletubbies house!

These cute little cabins are nestled into the hills and make a perfect staycation idea for any fan of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, or Teletubbies of course. You’ll be able to enjoy a wood-fired hot tub, a private garden area and they’re big enough for the whole family with room for up to 4 people! You will have a private driveway which can fit up to 3 cars for all the family. They are available to book now just in time for half term.

 

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A Beer Spa & Retreat!

This Spa offers the ultimate relaxation for the dads out there. The Beer treatment includes a beer bath, body scrub and massage alongside being able to pull your own pint! Alongside the treatment, San Servolo Wellness Resort offers a complete experience with a hotel to stay in and gorgeous pool, although we wouldn’t recommend a swim after a couple of beers.

 

This is the perfect relaxing break for the dads!

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A FLOATING MOON?!

Museum of the moon is touring the world and has stopped off at Southwark Cathedral. Artist, Luke Jerram will return this October with his incredible Museum of the Moon artwork, measuring seven metres in diameter! The replica of the moon features high resolution NASA imagery of the lunar surface and glows.

 

Tickets start from £1.50 for children and £3 for adults.

Find out more

Friday 22nd September 2023

Holiday in a Hobbit Home?!

For any Lord of The Rings fans out there, did you know you can stay in the enchanting village of Hobbiton?! Live out your dreams of being Hobbits in the lush and picturesque Shire as you take a guided walking tour of Hobbiton in New Zealand!

Definitely on our bucket list!

Thursday 21st September 2023

A Take That Reunion?!

Mums, we have some exciting news and it’s the news us 90’s teenagers in particular have been waiting for… Take That logos have been shone across cities all over the UK which can only lead us to suspect one thing… A reunion Tour!!!

1st & 2nd July 2023

CLAIM YOUR FREE LEGO DISNEY CASTLE 🤩

FREE Disney castles at a LEGO store near you this weekend! 🏰✨

Thursday 16th March

The ultimate Easter Hot Chocolate… 🤤

Grandpa Greene’s Luxury Ice Cream Parlour in Manchester are selling these insane Easter Hot Chocolates in the run-up to Easter! The famous hot chocolate includes a full Easter Egg, marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate sauce AND mini eggs. They’re also selling mini-egg pancakes and waffles… *drools*

Wednesday 15th March

Introducing… The BISCOTCH EGG 🤤

Image Credit: The Manc

Located at the Northern Quarter, Manchester… Black Milk are selling BISCOTCH EGGS. A combination of creme eggs, chocolate and Biscoff, this is the ultimate Easter treat! They have a variety of flavours, including Oreo… *drools*

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Thursday 2nd March

Stranger Things is coming to the West End! 🤩

JUST ANNOUNCED! London’s Phoenix Theatre will be home to the brand new production in its world premier. Opening later this year, the show, “Stranger Things: The First Shadow” will show an insight into Hawkins in 1959, before the world turned “upside down”!

Shop London Theatre Tickets Here.

Friday 3rd Feburary

Primark have launched a Bambi baby collection, and it’s the cutest range ever… 🥺

Shoppers have gone wild as Primark launches new Bambi baby clothes range -just days after Molly Mae named her baby girl after the cute deer character!

The unusual name has sparked debate online with Molly Mae fans, but Primark shoppers clearly approve. Primark’s Tik Tok video announcing the new Bambi range, went viral soon after posting. We can’t wait to see Molly Mae on a Primark shopping spree!

Friday 3rd Feburary

A FREE light show! ✨

From Friday 3rd February- Sunday 12th February 2023 between 5pm and 10pm Bristol Light Festival will illuminate the city.

Follow a trail of 11 light installations through Bristol city centre. Be dazzled with colour and light! There’s also food and drink treats available to enjoy along the way.

Wednesday 25th January

This cafe is taking toasties to the next level… 🌈

Ever tried a RAINBOW TOASTIE?! This cafe in London now sell the most colourful toasties you’ll ever set your eyes on. “The Pancake Art Cafe” currently opens on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays… and pre-booking is recommended! The kids will love the aesthetic of this cafe, and as well as the toasties, the pancake art is mind blowing! With 36 pancake designs to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Address: 3 Water Lane, London NW1 8NZ

Thursday 19th January

LOVE ISLAND… for single parents?! 🏝

According to The Guardian, ITV have started casting calls for a dating show, just for single parents! Contestants will be nominated by their adult children to find love in a Love Island style villa. This follows numerous rumours over the past few months… with Davina McCall stating that she pitched the idea to ITV. Will you be watching?!

Monday 16th January

WHITE STRAWBERRIES… yay or nay?!🍓

M&S have just announced that they will be the first in the UK to sell White Pearl strawberries! White on the outside and covered in red seeds… it’s a strawberry in reverse! They’re said to taste like a red strawberry, with an aroma of pineapple and vanilla. Interesting!

Thursday 7th July

A rooftop adults playground?! Count us in… 🌞

London’s giant adult playground, “Roof East” is returning this Summer! Located at the top of a multi-story car park, Roof East boasts stunning views of the city skyline and beyond. There are loads of fun activities to get involved in… including sluggers batting cages, Birdies crazy golf, bowls and archery. There’s also a new addition – Carpark Karaoke – coming to the attraction this summer!

Thursday 7th July

It’s official… 💍

It’s official! Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash got married on Sunday, at home in Pickle Cottage! A source told Birmingham Live “Stacey and Joe had the best day of their lives. It was exactly everything they had hoped for, the weather was glorious, and they had a joyous day with their children and family.”… more details to follow!

Thursday 7th July

A restaurant run by robots… 🤖

How insane is this?! At “Robotazia” in Milton Keynes, robots will deliver meals to your table. The restaurant is also sci-fi themed, so you’ll be immersed in displays of giant robots… the kids won’t believe their eyes! They sell a selection of food, from pizzas to curry. You can even request a slice of birthday cake (which will be delivered by a robot that will sing Happy Birthday To You… obviously!) Midweek tickets start at £2, and you must pre-book.

Friday 10th June

The most Instagrammable Cafe to hit the UK… 😍✨

Elan Cafe has to be one of the most Instagrammable cafes out there! You can find the cafe’s at the following locations across London:

  • Brompton Road, South Kensington, London
  • Park Lane, Mayfair, London
  • Market Place, Oxford Circus, London
  • Selfridges, London
  • Hans Cresent, Knightsbridge, London
  • Carnaby Street, London
  • St Pancras International, Kings Cross
  • Lowndres Street, Knightsbridge
  • Wardour Street, Soho, West End
  • Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3

… you can even book a floral afternoon tea!

Wednesday 1st June

Attraction of the week? Binley Mega Chippy 🍟

If you’re a fan of TikTok, you will have have heard about Binley Mega Chippy… and you’ve probably had the theme song/catchy fan-made jingle running around your head all day. Located in the West Midlands, this chip shop has taken social media platforms by storm. The ‘famous’ destination has attracted the attention of millions of people, becoming a tourist destination over night. There has literally been a party atmosphere outside the chip shop, and crowds have swarmed the shop in hopes for a taste of their famous curry sauce, cheeseburger with chips and what a food reviewer would call the taste of a “bang average chippy”. The shop is located on Binley Road, Binley, Coventry CV3 2TN. If you are local,  make sure you head down, who knows… you might turn into what people are calling a “Binley Mega Chippy Mega Fan.”

Thursday 26th May

A Nickelodeon pop up attraction?!

A Nickelodeon pop up attraction is coming to the UK this summer! With 10 different play zones for the kids to explore, you can enjoy multi-sensory and interactive adventures. Get a behind the scenes view of some of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows!

The pop up will take place at Heaton Park, Manchester from July 23rd to August 5th 2022. Kids tickets start at £29.50, (kids under 2 go free), and adult tickets start at £9.50.

PS… Days Out+ Members get an extra 25% off tickets!

Wednesday 4th May

A brand new Ninja Warrior attraction is opening this month!

Check out this exclusive look at the brand new Ninja Warrior attraction, opening in Walsall this month! The 22,000 square foot arena will be opening at Crown Wharf Retail Park on Friday 27th May. Packed full of obstacles to climb, balance, jump and swing across… you can even have a go on the famous Warped Wall! General admission will start from £12 per person, or £3.50 for mini ninjas. Tickets are available to book online here.

Wednesday 23rd March

Two years since Lockdown?! 🤯

Can you believe that it’s been 2 years today since Boris officially announced that the UK is going into lockdown?! This memorial is located a 3 minute walk from Westminster Bridge, each heart represents someone who was loved and that lost their life to Covid.

You can learn more about the memorial here.

Wednesday 2nd March

The Museum Of The Moon is back… 🌚

The Museum Of The Moon is back in the UK this month! The touring artwork has been a huge hit across social media so far this year, the huge moon reflects real-life detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Here are the dates for the upcoming month:

WOMAD, UK, 29 – 31 July

Lichfield Cathedral, UK, 21 September – 31 October

Bolton Abbey Estate, UK, 11 – 31 October

Thursday 17th February

Sky Camping in the Alps?! 🗻

Thrill-seekers assemble… this is definitely NOT for the fainthearted! You can lie 150 ft above the Alps on this sky camping adventure. 

The “Highline Meeting Festival” also takes place above the Alps, where people gather to ‘hang’ above the Alps… taking part in music sessions, yoga workouts and more! Would you have a go?

You saw it here first, on our social round up!

Wednesday 16th February

Feeling the love? 🥰

This art installation has popped up at Wellington Arch in London, and will be there for a week! You’ll find the gigantic heart squeezed in the arch located in the middle of Hyde Park Corner roundabout.

It is installed by Fashion Designer Anya Hindmarch, to show her love for the city of London.

Sunday 6th February

There is a Route 66 in Scotland… 😍

Named the North Coast 500 (NC500), this is the ultimate road trip. It takes around 5 days and starts in the northern city of Inverness. You’ll then weave along the west coast to Applecross, Torridon, Ullapool and many more beautiful coastal areas. Road trip anyone?!

Saturday 22nd January

Afternoon Tea with naughty sheep?! 🐑

Located in Scotland, you can now book “Tea with Naughty Sheep” on Airbnb. It’s a 1 and a half hour experience, where you will have afternoon tea in the beautiful fields of Scotland, by a stone farmhouse. 

You’ll be accompanied by two Herwick sheep, that will join the afternoon tea party for snuggles and mischief. The sheep even have their own spread of food on the table! After the afternoon tea, you can go back to the barn and say goodbye to the naughty sheep… and if you’re lucky you might even be able to give their new baby lamb a bottle of milk before exploring the rest of Scotland! 

19th January 2022

Giant Rolo cookies?! Count us in… 🤤

Best invention ever?! A bakery in Manchester has started making giant Rolo cookies. The company, Gooey Co., have dipped cookie dough into chocolate and added the much loved gooey caramel centre… unreal! At £3.50 each, this bakery is definitely worth the trip on your next visit to Manchester!

12th January 2022

Travel around the world at the most unique National Trust Location… 🤩

Located in Biddulph near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England… in one stroll around this Victorian garden you can explore Ancient Egypt, Italy and China!

Biddulph Grange Garden was originally created by James Bateman, to display his impressive collection of plants that his wife had collected from around the world. Within the beautiful gardens, you can explore “The Egypt Garden”, “The China Garden”, “The Italy Garden”, “The Himalayan Glen”, “Cheshire Cottage” and more.

Child tickets are available for children under 17 years old at a price of £5.50, and adult tickets are £11.00. Book tickets for Biddulph Grange Gardens here.

5th January 2022

A Game Of Thrones-themed attraction is coming to the UK this year! 😍⚔️🐉

After being given the green light last year by Craigavon Borough Council, GOT fans can finally experience the Seven Kingdoms in real life… at the brand-new Game Of Thrones Studio Tour in Northern Ireland! Opening 4th February 2022.

The immersive experience will cover 110,00 square feet full of iconic scenes. You can take a look at behind the scene concepts, scenes secrets, costumes, weapons, real-life sets and more! From Cersei’s Courtyard in King’s Landing to the Throne Room and Castle Black’s Mess Room… this sensory experience is the ultimate day out for Game Of Throne fans.

As well as being located in the exact location where the series was filmed, there are also 25 other filming locations for Game Of Thrones located in Northern Ireland, including The Dark Hedges and Castle Ward.

If you’re going to plan a trip to the HBO Game Of Thrones Studio Tour, click here to explore more things to do around the area!

16th December 2021

“Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts” Reunion special sneak peek 🤓⚡️

A first look at the upcoming Harry Potter reunion special is here! The show, “Return To Hogwarts” is a celebration of 20 years since the first movie was released in cinemas (anyone else feeling old?!). “Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts” will be available to watch on New Year’s Day on HBO Max.

Potter fan? Head to our “Best Harry Potter Themed Days Out” blog… thank us later!

11th December 2021

Adult Lunchables?! Count us in… 😋

Childhood memories unlocked! Asda is now selling “Party Snack Platters”, and parents across the UK have been comparing them to adult-sized lunchables. The ‘platter’ costs £5 and comes with ham, chicken, cracker bites and cheddar cheese, yum.

8th December 2021

Family find GIANT MONOPOLY BOARD under the carpet of their new home! 😮

Originally shared on Reddit, this family in the US ripped apart their carpet to find a giant monopoly board! Would you have this in your home?

Check out the rest of our DOWTK social round up for more amazing posts!

6th December 2021

If your kids love anything pink, or if they love Home Alone, this is a must-visit 😍

Elan Cafe has to be one of the most Instagrammable cafes out there! You can find the cafe’s at the following locations across London:

  • Brompton Road, South Kensington, London
  • Park Lane, Mayfair, London
  • Market Place, Oxford Circus, London
  • Selfridges, London
  • Hans Cresent, Knightsbridge, London
  • Carnaby Street, London
  • St Pancras International, Kings Cross
  • Lowndres Street, Knightsbridge
  • Wardour Street, Soho, West End
  • Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3

…but we have to give a shoutout to their Brompton Road store-front. Inspired by Duncans Toy Chest in the iconic movie “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York”, this looks amazing.

1st December 2021

Chocolate Orange Mayonnaise?! 😳

Heinz has announced that they are releasing a “Seriously Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo.” It will be a blend of mayonnaise, chocolate orange segments, creme patisserie and orange oil. We’re not sure how we feel about this…

Yay or nay? Let us know your opinions on our latest Facebook post for our DOWTK social round up!

29th November 2021

This London restaurant has the ULTIMATE Christmas decorations… 🎄

Take a look at “34 Mayfair”, the London restaurant that has the best Christmas decorations! Back in 2019, the whole restaurant was covered in over 15,000 Christmas decorations, including 8,400 baubles from floor to ceiling… impressive, right?!

So, if you want to catch up on all things weird, wonderful, exciting and entertaining, then visit our DOWTK social round up blog, for the latest and greatest!

And if you want to find more things to do, visit our travel and things to do page – you’ll find more and more each day!

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