From free days out to fantastic family events, here are our top days out in and around the East Midlands in May Half Term 2021.
Please note, we visited on May 3rd 2021, with various restrictions in place. As Covid regulations change, the experiences may be different when you visit. Oh, Warwick Castle, you really were fantastic today! If you’re looking for a fun day out with the family in the Midlands, the Zog “Quest for the Golden Star” activity…
Foxton Locks is a beautiful and truly unique spot to visit on a day out with the family, close to Market Harborough in Leicestershire.
If you’re heading on holiday or looking for staycation ideas with the family, here are our top five free things to do in Weymouth with the kids.
For a truly special and affordable day out for all the family, we really recommend the Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park with boat trips along the Ashby Canal.
From Easter egg hunts through and water sports adventures through to mini golf and snowsports, as restrictions start to ease, there really are some great days out in the East Midlands with the family this Easter.
Here are a few ways we’re keeping our walks interesting during lockdown, when walking the same local routes. Many are free or require no equipment too!
We know we can’t get so far right now, but I hope these ideas can help you to enjoy winter outdoors with the family, and prepare for when we can go that bit further. Stay safe, stay warm and be prepared!
If you’re looking for a truly unique day out with the family, we were buzzing from our day at Swadlincote Snowsports Centre. Find out more here!
The Bluebell Dairy team had clearly put their heart and soul into making their Santa’s Sleigh School a fantastic festive experience, even with the restrictions in place. Find out more here.
Having enjoyed our many visits to Conkers before, here is our review of the Winter Wonderland event in 2020. We felt safe and the lights were beautiful, just we went home a bit disappointed by the long queues.
A great day out for all the family in Leicestershire, with woodland walks, natural play areas and accessible routes too. Don’t miss out on the Labyrinth and sculptures!
If you’re looking for a great day out with the family in the Peak District, we recommend the fully-accessible Peak Wildlife Park, a unique wildlife park full of amazing animal encounters.
A fun and educational day out with the family in the Cotswolds with so much to do for all ages. With amazing events and even a campsite, we can’t recommend Cotswold Farm Park enough.
For a fun family-friendly Halloween event or something to do with the kids this October half term, look no further than the National Forest Adventure Farm. Pumpkin patch included!
Here’s everything you need to know about the snow fun park and climbing sessions at Tamworth SnowDome – a great day out for all the family.
Pumpkin picking at Cattows Farm is looking a bit different this year, but still just as fantastic. Here’s what to expect…
From Christmas markets and meeting Santa to magical lights, train journeys and family-friendly festive events, there are plenty of fun events already being announced for 2020. With tickets often limited this year, it’s worth booking up early!
From pumpkin picking to half term Halloween fun in and around the East Midlands, here’s my top picks for family days out this October!
Where you can pick your own potatoes in the Midlands – September 2020
For a fun day out with the family, visit this beautiful, family-run dairy farm in Derby, with great events, animal activities, and ice cream too!
For a fun and affordable family day out in Weymouth, we recommend visiting Nothe Fort. Don’t miss out on the fantastic museum and stunning views across the Jurassic Coast.
We are huge fans of Gulliver’s Theme Parks so we were super excited to try out the brand new Gulliver’s Valley resort in South Yorkshire. Here’s what to expect…
If you’re looking to visit the Dovedale stepping stones and Ilam Park in the Peak District, I hope this may answer some of your questions, including parking, opening times, refreshments and toilets!
Are you looking to take your family to a weekend music festival, but unsure where to start? Here’s my list of festival weekenders in 2021 that I know will blow your kids’ minds, while making sure you have the best of weekends too.
If you’re looking for a day out with the family, a summer holiday activity, or an overnight stay, Gulliver’s theme parks have reopened with their Gully’s Safe Steps. Find out more here…
With attractions starting to open their doors (and toilets!) following the easing of the lockdown, here are a few ideas for days out with the family, from monkeys and alpacas to toboggan runs and nature trails!
Whether you’re on the search for a beach in the East Midlands without driving too far, or just looking for a fun weekend with the family, I’d really recommend Bosworth Water Park.
The amazing West Lodge Farm Park has reopened with social distancing and safety measures so you can safely enjoy their fantastic walks and beautiful animals for a lovely family trip out. Find out more here.
National Trust Calke Abbey was a perfect place to explore and stay safe, away from any crowds! Find out more here…