September Events And Things To Do

If you can’t quite believe it’s September already, join the club! As we start to count down the days until Halloween (and dare we say it, Christmas!), we’re also looking at great things to do in September for families! From adorable baby animals to paddle-boarding, and even a giant moon, we’ve got our list of the top 15 things to do this September.

  1. West Midland Safari Park, West Midlands

    Come rain or shine, West Midland Safari Park is the place to be this September! Come along and journey through the drive through and see your favourite animals up close and personal. Drive through the safari and keep your eyes peeled for the adorable baby rhinos, Jambo and Jumani, and watch the adorable pair play and run around together.

    Plus, head over and see the brand new Red Panda exhibit, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the adorable fluffy red panda too!
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  2. Reading Eggs 



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  3. Moon on Tour, various locations
    Looking for a day out of this world? How about a trip to see the moon? The Museum of the Moon features an incredible moon sculpture, and it’s currently on tour across the UK! You can see the Moon at Longleat Safari Park until 12th September, or in Durham Cathedral from the 13th September 2021 too.

  4. Living History Weekend at Chepstow Castle, Wales
    11th – 12th September 2022
    Step back into the past at Chepstow Castle this September and go on an epic journey. Head back in time for over 900 years as a medieval enactment set up camp, so sit back and prepare for an epic show!

  5. Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow at IWM Duxford
    18th – 19th September 2022
    Immerse yourself in summer 1940 and discover a spectacular airshow at IWM Duxford! Not only is there plenty of action in the sky, but you’ll also get to experience epic 40’s music and dance, live entertainment, and plenty of activities too!

  6. Roald Dahl Day
    September 12th 2022
    If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the much loved kids author, look no further than a trip to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre! Packed full of all of your favourite wacky books and characters and plenty of exciting things to discover, it’s the perfect day out this September for book lovers of all ages. 
  7. Medieval Falconry at Dover Castle, Kent
    11th – 12th September 2022
    Take your September days out to new heights with a spot of falconry at Dover Castle! Join the expert falconers and watch majestic hawks, owls and falcons take to the sky in an incredible display full of big ‘wow’ moments! 
  8. Steam and Diesel Gala at Whistlestop Valley
    11th – 12th September 2022
    All aboard! Train enthusiasts of all ages will love the annual Steam and Diesel Gala at Whistlestop Valley this September. Packed full of exciting things to do and activities, it promises to be a fantastic family day out whatever the weather.  
  9. Festival of the Horse, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
    11th – 12th September 2022
    Discover a day out packed full of fantastic horsey fun at Belvoir Castle. With an action packed day planned, you can enjoy jousting shows, Polo-cross, and plenty more, plus don’t miss the chance to enjoy your very own pony ride too! 
  10. Aqua Parks, Rutland
    Until 30th September 2022
    August may be over, but September could bring with it some sunny days! Make the most of the last few weeks of the warmer weather and discover Aqua Park Rutland, a fantastic obstacle course packed full of plenty of inflatable fun for you to clamber across, slide down, or jump into!  
  11. Pirate Ship and Pop Up Beach, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
    Until 5th September 2022
    Ahoy there! If you’re looking for a last minute day out to make the most of the warmer days, head over to Bolton Abbey, where you’ll not only find an incredible pirate ship, but also a pop up beach! Gather up your shipmates and bring along your pirate hat and bucket and spade and get ready for a day out on the high seas. 
  12. Party in the Park Trail, Attingham Park
    Various dates in September
    Enjoy a fantastic family day out at Attingham Park this September and get ready for a real party! Pop on your best welly boots and set off on the exciting trail around Attingham Park to follow the clues and find out where the animals are having a party, plus you’ll even get some party goodies to wear as you go around… 
  13. See the baby orangutan at Chester Zoo 
    Get ready to say ‘aww’ and meet one of Chester Zoo’s newest arrivals, the adorable baby orangutan. These apes are critically endangered, and so the arrival of the new baby is very exciting, and you can see the adorable little one clinging to her mum! 
  14. The Great Worcester Maize Maze, Worcestershire
    Weekends in September 2022
    Enjoy some fresh air this September with a trip to The Great Worcester Maize Maze and get lost in the fields of corn! Journey on one of three trails and set off on a mission to find the quiz and solve the questions, and find your way out of the maze!

  15. Go Paddle-boarding, Norwich
    Make the most of the last few warmer days with a trip out paddle-boarding! Hire your own paddle-board and take to the water for a day filled with laughs, plus you could even hire one giant paddle board that can fit up to 6 people!

We hope you’ve found something great to do this September, and if you’re looking for more days out ideas, take a look at some of our other blog for more family fun!

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