Best family days out this autumn
Posted 24th September 2019 by SockShopGet planning your next day out this autumn with these great family-friendly ideas…
Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset
Enjoy the changing trees and autumnal colours on the Moors Valley play trail as your little ones explore the giant ‘Ants Nest’, wriggle through snakes at the ‘Snake Pit’ and attempt the ‘Crocodile Crossing’. An interactive day out for all the family, with multiple play areas, falconry, bike hire and a railway, Moors Valley has even brought a life-size Gruffalo into their picnic area. Are you afraid of the Gruffalo?
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Discover the secrets of Cheddar Gorge as you delve 400ft down into the caves, exploring hidden chambers and underground pools. Back in the open air, climb up to Jacob’s Ladder and enjoy breath-taking views from the look-out tower. A fun and educational experience for children and parents alike, don’t forget to take yourself home some cave matured cheddar cheese!
The Lookout Discovery Centre, Berkshire
Just outside of the London bustle, treat your family to a day in the woods, building dens or swinging through the trees on the Go Ape high-wires. If the weather turns rainy, get hands-on with the science experience, launching your own hydrogen rocket, playing with boats in the indoor stream and getting up close to a range of wild insects in the Insect Enclosure.
Gypsy Wood Park, North Wales
Unearth the fairy magic in this enchanting family park. In the foothills of Snowdonia, explore 20 acres of beautiful natural woodland as well as fabulous adventure play areas and child-sized railway. Plan your visit between 25th October and 1st November to catch the Halloween Spooktacular!
Hadrian’s wall, Brampton
Choose your weapons for battle at the Housesteads Roman Fort in Hexham, Northumberland. Imagine what life was like living and working in the historic fortress, learn all about your Roman ancestors at the Housesteads Museum and enjoy spectacular views from the barrack blocks overlooking Hadrian’s Wall. A family adventure everyone will remember!
An award-winning day out in the heart of The National Forest, let the little ones loose on the activity trail taking you through 120 acres of woodland and lakes. When you’re done outside, visit the Waterside & Discovery centres, with 4D Cinema and Enchanted Play Zone, ready to refuel at the Olive Tree Restaurant at the end of an action-packed day!
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, North Yorkshire
Take a ride on one of the UKs last steam railways. Step inside a magnificently restored tank engine, dating as far back as 1908 and enjoy a ride through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Tea rooms selling a selection of homemade treats can be found at both Bolton Abbey and Embsay stations, with picnic areas for you to enjoy between rides.