Escape the Everyday: Top Days Out For Parents

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Listen up parents, this one is for you! We know you love spending time with your kids and being out on family days, but every now and then you need some time for yourselves…without the kids. You don’t want to hear the “I’m boooooored” or “Can we go now?” moans and groans from the little ones, so we’ve rounded up the top 10 days out for parents!

Whether you’re animal lovers, adrenaline junkies, on the hunt for panoramic views or need a relaxing break – we’ve got your back!

Top Days Out For Parents

ping pong at bounce

Bounce - The Home of Ping Pong, London

Let’s start off strong with a game night, but not your typical board games – a game of ping pong…with a twist. Using their BRAND NEW AI tech, they’ve developed a game of ping pong that makes the game extra exciting, competitive and most importantly fun!

You’ll find 4 interactive games where you’ll find out who is the King or Queen of ping pong! So, you have Ping Pong X which is your classic game, but has the added extra of hexagons with points. Aim your bounce at the highest value hexagon and you can be in the chance of winning the game. But you need to be careful and avoid the danger zones!

Of course, you have the classic game too, as well as beer pong and shuffleboard! If you love to compete against each other, Bounce is the place to be. Loser buys the drinks!

Shape Location

Battersea Power Station, Farringdon and Old Street

Opening Times

Monday to Wednesday 16:30 - 23:00
Thursday 13:30 - 00:00
Friday 13:30 - 01:00
Saturday 11:30 - 01:00
Sunday 11:30 - 22:00

Pricing

From £8.00

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lost shore surf resort

The Lost Shore Surf Resort, Edinburgh

For any adrenaline junkies out there and those who love water sports, a trip to the NEW surf resort in Edinburgh, opening this September is about to knock your socks off.

Did you know it’s Europe’s largest inland surfing destination? You’ll hit 1,000 waves generated every hour (all sorts of waves too), as you surf and ride the wave. If you’re looking for the perfect wave, you can actually customise your own with a push of a button! AND there’s a huge wave pool that is bigger than 3 football fields!!! The Lost Shore Surf Resort is the perfect thrilling and adventurous day out for parents who love to let their hair loose and experience something totally new and unique. It’s also a bonus if you just love the water!

Afterwards, you can even indulge in some spa treatments and unwind after a day of surfing gnarly waves.

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Lost Shore Surf Resort
Ratho
Edinburgh and Lothian
EH39 5PX

Opening Times

Opening September 2024

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capybara

Capybara Experience, Exotic Zoo Wildlife Park

I know what you’re thinking…is this a real thing?! But yes, it really is! Any animal lover out there can enjoy a VIP Capybara experience and get up close and personal to them! They love attention and a cheeky scratch! Did you know they’re the largest rodent in the world?

They’ve also gained huge popularity in recent years and for good reason – they’re just simply so chill and cute! After your VIP experience, you can then explore the rest of the zoo. Plus, Exotic Zoo Wildlife Park has more animal experiences if you want to see something different!

This is the perfect day out for parents who love all things animals.

Shape Location Get directions

Exotic Zoo Wildlife Park,
Hinkshay Rd, Dawley,
Telford,
TF4 3GZ

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Pricing

From £55 - £135

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neon brush birmingham

Neon Brush, Birmingham

For one time only, Neon Bruch is making their way to Birmingham for a night of artist neon painting, drinks galore AND a chance to spend quality time with your partner or a group of friends!

You’ll join the painting workshop that is alight with fluorescent paint, retro-futuristic and floor-to-ceiling ambience. The music will be flowing, your paint station will be set up and a drink will be included in your ticket – but there’s also a special bar where you can grab a few more!

Channel your inner artist and create your own work of art, plus with Neon Brush your work will literally light up the room.

Shape Location Get directions

Snobs
200 Broad Street,
Birmingham,
B15 1SU

Opening Times

4th - 6th July 2024
Various times throughout the day

Pricing

Tickets from £34.00

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glee club in birmingham

Glee Club, various locations

Do you want to laugh out loud on your night off from the kids? Then an evening spent at the Glee Club will tick your boxes. Settle down as you watch a hilarious show filled with the funniest comedians, with their wittiness, cheeky jokes and outrageously funny stories.

Whether you manage to catch a show with a well-known comedian or someone you’ve never seen before. You can bet, you’ll be in stitches, your eyes will be watering with tears and you’ll definitely need a breather after all that laughing!

I’ve been there 3 times and I can vouch for how funny everyone is! Plus, you can order food and drinks too.

Shape Location

Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Glasgow and Oxford

Opening Times

Various times throughout the day

Pricing

Tickets from £15.00

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dare skywalk

The Dare Skywalk, London

Remember when I mentioned about hunting for panoramic views? Well…this is certainly one way to view a city like never before – introducing The Dare Skywalk in London!

Scale the heights of the iconic Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, a whole 46.8m high above the pitch and take in the transcendent views of central London. But that’s not all…if you’re brave enough and you’re feeling the adrenaline vibes, you can have a go at the Edge…the UK’s first controlled descent from a stadium!

You’ll be slipped onto the guide ropes and before the countdown reaches GO, you’ll be making the biggest drop in your life… As you descend a whopping 42m towards the south Podium. You can go backwards or frontwards – it really depends on how much of a daredevil you are…

Have you got the stomach for it?

Shape Location Get directions

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,
London,
N17 0BX

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:30
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Pricing

From £39.00

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lane7 aberdeen

Lane7, Aberdeen

Looking for the ultimate day out that has more than one outrageously fun activity? Lane7 is where all the parents go to let loose!

From bowling and pool, to ping pong, arcades and of course food and drinks. Can it get any better? You can either team against other couples (if it’s a friends night out), or compete against each other…What’s love without a bit of friendly competition? Plus, with delicious cocktails and tasty food!

Oh did we mention there’s mini golf too?!

It’ll be a night out like no other!

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1 Shiprow
Aberdeen
AB11 5BY

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 16:00 - 23:00
Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 01:00
Sunday 11:00 - 23:00

Pricing

Bowling from £8.50
Ping pong from £9.50
Pool from £16.00
Shuffleboard from £18.00

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bongo bingos

Bongo's Bingo, Across the UK

Are you feeling lucky today? It’s time for the ultimate bingo experience with Bongo’s Bingo! It’ll be nothing like you’ve ever experienced before.

With the classic game of bingo, sprinkled with chaotic energy, positive vibes and raving music! Think outrageous dance-offs, hilarious audience interactions, cheesy music, giant inflatables and just the epitome of FUN.

Plus, if you shout BINGO there’s a big chance you’ll be called on stage…BUT you can win some epic prizes like giant unicorns, Henry Hoovers, mobility scooters and so much more!

It’s the one place where every adult can really let go of their worries, spend a couple of hours drinking, playing and having one hell of a night!

Shape Location

Various locations across the UK

Pricing

Tickets are £20.00 per person

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woman on hot stone lounge

Santai Spa, Resorts World Birmingham

If you need a complete wind-down and a day of relaxation, a trip to Santai Spa will have you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

You’ll find this sensational spa at Resorts World Birmingham, where harmony comes together to leave you grounded and utterly relaxed. From the state-of-the-art swimming pools and hot-stone loungers to hydrotherapy jets and outdoor hot tubs with a stunning view of the lake. One thing’s for sure, you’ll feel all your stress melt away.

Of course, you can book in some treatments too! From full body massages and facials to hot stone massages and even fitness classes!

A trip to the spa is the ultimate treat and day out for parents who just need a little break from the outside life.

Deep breath in…and out.

Shape Location Get directions

The Genting Hotel,
Pendigo Way,
Resorts World Birmingham,
NEC,
Birmingham,
B40 1PU

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 07:00 - 22:00

Pricing

Treatments start from £49.00
Spa days start from £36.00 (Twilight Spa access)

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fforest coaster at zip world

Fforest Coaster, Zip World Wales

Of course, kids can do this too…but it makes for a nice change not to worry about how they are on this epic forest rollercoaster. Because it may be too scary for them, but it won’t be for you!

Did you know it’s the UK’s only alpine coaster?! Fforest Coaster is the ultimate adventure and thrilling ride for parents who love outdoor activities and a bit of uniqueness… Set off on your outdoor adventure on a toboggan with a speed of 25mph as you zip and zoom through the natural beauty of the forest. You can choose how fast or slow you can go.

But that’s not only the outdoor activity at Zip World… From the Plummet and Skyride to the Treetop Nets and Zip Safari!

Shape Location Get directions

A470,
Betws-y-Coed,
Wales,
LL24 0HX

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

Pricing

From £25.00

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friends the experience

The Friends Experience: The One in London

OH MY GAWD… The F.R.I.E.N.D.S is making its way to London this summer!

I KNOW! Isn’t it just the perfect summer event?! Get ready for never-before-seen content…like the ‘London, baby!’ and the FRIENDS Station. For that all-important nostalgia feeling, you can step foot into Monica and Rachel’s iconic purple apartment, play foosball at Joey and Chandler’s pad and sink into the famous orange coach in Central Perk. Could it be any more exciting?

Well, yes, it can! You can create your own iconic show opener in front of the fountain, get up close and personal to all your favourite characters, with a range of replica props and costumes AND even read the 18-page letter… Yes, that one.

Snap a pic in Phoebe’s Yellow cab, enjoy some proper coffee and snacks and you can purchase the nostalgia-inducing yellow frame…

Shape Location Get directions

Royal Victoria Dock,
1 Western Gateway,
London,
E16 1XL

Opening Times

Opening August 12th till November 3rd 2024.

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Pricing

From £20.00

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So, have you found the perfect day out for parents? Whether you’re into thrilling and exciting days out or something a little more relaxed? All parents need a night off sometimes and these are the very, so enjoy a drink or two, enjoy some much needed time together and plan the next one in!

Looking for more adventures? What about the epic atmosphere at Ballie Ballerson? Drink and draw events are always a top winner for parents and or even the Midlands Air Festival!

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