Days Out

Theme Parks, Attractions, Places to Visit, Things To Do


Here are some great links to attractions and places to visit from accross the Uk. Try out some of our links or just brows the page for ideas for you next day out  



Take a look at these great attractions.......

Days Out UK

Sea Life Centres
Check out one of the many sea life centres around the UK. You can visit Sea Life at Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Great Yarmouth, Gweek, Hunstanton, Loch Lomond, London, Oban, Scarborough and Weymouth. There are also atractions featuring sealife at Alton Towers and Chessington


Go Ape
Go Ape is the UKís number one forest adventure. Have fun with friends and family at one of the many Go Ape adventure centres and experience a tree top adventure. There are many Go Ape locations around the country, all set in some of Britainís most spectacular forests. Itís the forest adventure that everyone is talking about


Banham Zoo
Banham, Norfolk

Visit Banham Zoo and you'll take a journey of discovery around the globe to experience at close quarters some of the worlds most rare and endangered species. 35 acres of beautiful parkland with innovative and exciting enclosures, providing sanctuary for almost 1000 animals


Blackpool Zoo

Just two miles from the famous sea-front, Blackpool Zoo provides a home to over 400 animals from all over the world. The Zoo provides new standards of animal care and aims to provide a stimulating, informative and enjoyable experience that demonstrates its role in the conservation of endangered species.


Blair Drummond Safari Park,
near Stirling, Scotland

Come along and experience all the excitement of seeing wild animals, watch the sea lion show, talk to the animals in the Pets' Farm or take a trip to Chimpanzee island. There is something for everyone at Blair Drummond.


Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bristol Zoo Gardens is more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family... it's a place to find out about animals in the wild, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo is a registered charity - your visit will help us protect wild animals and their natural habitats for future generations to enjoy.


Chessington World of Adventures,
There is something for all the family at the south's No.1 Theme Park and Animal Attractions. From the crazy comedy capers in Beanoland, spine-tingling rides and awesome attractions, like the white knuckle roller coasters The Vampire and Rattlesnake, the infamous Samurai and the Wet and Wonderful Bubble Works. Take the day at your own pace, absorb the exotic animal encounters, with the wild, exotic and wonderful creatures, in the Zoo.


Chester Zoo, Cheshire
Chester is the UK's largest zoo - and you'll need a full day to enjoy it. These are the United Kingdom's largest zoological gardens, where 5,000 animals live in spacious near-natural surroundings, set in 80 acres of award-winning gardens. Chester is regarded as one of Europe's top zoos.


Colchester Zoo, Essex
Colchester Zoo has some of the best cat and primate collections in Europe. See a White Tiger eye to eye in White Tiger Valley, or get closer to the Zoo's Chimpanzees at Chimp World. Other award winning enclosures include Penguin Shores, African lions and rare Colobus and Black Mangabey Monkeys


Drayton Manor
Whether its 25ft snakes or cheeky chimps that catch your eye, or something more tranquil such as the sea lions, Drayton Manor Park's zoo offers something for everyone, young and old alike. It also boasts one of oldest Theme Parks in the country where families can enjoy a day of excitement and adventure.


Drusillas Park
East Sussex

Widely regarded as the Best Small Zoo in the Country, Drusillas has earnt its reputation by creating an animal and child friendly family environment where the accent is always on involvement. Animals include: Monkeys, Penguins, Meerkats, Mongooses, Porcupines, Beavers, Otters, Owls, Lemurs, Servals, Llamas, Snakes, Spiders, Crocodiles, Iguanas and many, many, more.


Dudley Zoo
West Midlands

There?s something for everyone at Dudley Zoo & Castle . . .animals aplenty, an ancient monument ? and we?re big on conservation too! Find out for yourself: we?re in the heart of the Black Country in a 50-acre wooded site. You can see us from all over the West Midlands ? the remains of the 11th Century Castle overlook the Zoo with more than 200 species of animals from across the World.


Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913, in leafy hillside parkland just ten minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. Recognised as one of the world?s leading zoos, we are involved in many conservation breeding programmes, and we give the highest priority to the welfare, both physical and behavioural, of the animals in our care


Glasgow Zoo
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow ZooPark has many animals, birds, reptiles and you are sure to see plenty of them during a visit. There is also Children's Farm, a Bird Rescue Centre and a Wildlife Garden.


Hamerton Zoo Park
Sawtry, Cambridgeshire

This park specialises in rare, endangered and unusual animals, with over a hundred different species. Animals include Gibbons, rare Lemurs, tiny monkeys from Amazonia, endangered wild Cats and Foxes and many, many more.


Paradise Wildlife Park
At Paradise Wildlife Park you can touch and feed our paddock animals, including zebras and camels. Visit our adventure playground to burn off some energy, and then catch your breath in the jungle theatre.Take a virtual tour today, and do the real thing tomorrow.


Port Lympne Wildlife Park
Whether you are interested in animals, historic houses, elegant gardens or magnificent scenery, Port Lympne has something for everyone... an extensive wild animal park set in natural wild countryside, 350 acre wild animal park set in natural wilderness countryside, gorillas, tigers, lions, black rhino, elephants, wolves, monkeys and much more.


Knowsley Safari Park
Prescot, Merseyside

The main attractions include lions, cheetahs,monkeys, giraffes, zebra, elephants, various antelopes, herds of camels, buffalo and white rhino as well as a group of tigers.


Linton Zoo
Linton, Cambridgeshire

The Zoo is continually expanding as more of the world's threatened species are taken on board their land based 'ark', so however often you visit there is always something new to see. Animals include Sumatran Tigers, African Lions, Snow Leopards, Lynx, Binturongs, Brazilian Tapir, Wallabies, Porcupines, Parrots, Macaws, Toucans, Hornbills, Eagle Owls, Giant Tortoises, Snakes, Tarantula Spiders and many others!


 London Zoo
Regent's Park, London

In the heart of Regent's Park is London Zoo, a 36-acre conservation centre which houses more than 650 species. London Zoo's animal collection includes invertebrates, reptiles, fish, birds, and small and large mammals such as lions, tigers, gorillas, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and bears.


Marwell Zoo
Winchester, Hants

Marwell has many primates, from the tiny pygmy marmoset to Siamang gibbons and from golden lion tamarins to colobus and Hamlyn?s monkeys. Marwell has many hoofed animals including all three species of zebra. It has giraffe, white rhino, Przewalski?s horse and the largest collection of antelope in the United Kingdom.


Newquay Zoo, Cornwall
Newquay zoo is an award-winning centre for excellence in the conservation and scientific study of rare species, and provides an educational and fun day out for all the family. Set in 10 acres of landscaped gardens including woodland, lakes & streams, this beautiful Zoo is one of Cornwall's premier tourist attractions


Paignton Zoo
Paignton, Devon

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a registered education and scientific charity dedicated to conserving our global wildlife heritage. Our recently completed redevelopment programme has transformed the zoo into a unique Environmental Park, featuring the plants and animals of some of the world's threatened habitats.


South Lakes Animal Park
Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbri
There is a whole world to discover with sight and sound at South Lakes Wild Animal Park. There are all the facilities here for a full day out. The zoo is constantly changing, in the years since it opened in 1994, it has changed beyond recognition, from converted farmland with a basic animal collection to a world recognised centre for conservation, breeding and education.


Twycross Zoo
Twycross, Leicestershire

Twycross Zoo opened in 1963 on a site in Leicestershire. Initially a comparatively modest collection, it has grown into one of the major British zoos, attracting 400,000 visitors a year. It is famous for its collection of primates. Like most British zoos, Twycross receives no government funds and relies entirely on money spent by visitors to continue its work.


Welsh Mountain Zoo
Colwyn Bay, Wales

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is part of the Zoological Society of Wales. Its aim is to inform and educate about wildlife and conservation. The Zoo is set in 37 acres of woodland and beautiful gardens, overlooking the coastline and mountains of North Wales. The Zoo represents a unique living resource to stimulate pupils and students of all ages. The Zoo offers a first class FREE education service.


West Midland Safari Park
Bewdley, Worcestershire

Animal reserves include Tiger World, Elephant Valley, Emu Reserve, Lion Reserve, Wallaby Reserve, African Reserve, American Reserve, Eurasian Reserve, Sealion Aquarium and the Hippo Lakes.


Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Dunstable, Bedfordshire

On the Bedfordshire Downs, Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is a 600-acre wildlife conservation centre, one of the largest in Europe. It is home to 2,500 animals and is renowned for its large, open animal habitats.


Woburn Safari Park
Woburn, Bedfordshire

Here you can drive your own vehicle through the Animal Reserves. The animals roam free, which gives you an excellent opportunity to view them at close quarters. The animals in the Reserves are : Rhino, Eland, Antelope, Giraffe, Ankole, Zebra, Elephant, Camel, Bison, Ostrich, Lion, Tiger, Wolves and Black Bear. There is also Wild World Leisure Centre, swanboats on the lake, a railway train, gift shop and restaurant.


Anglesey Sea Zoo
Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Anglesey Sea Zoo is an exciting, award winning lively collection of amazing sealife from the seas around the Isle of Anglesey. From the moment you enter the Sea Zoo, you'll know you've found a very special world - the magical undersea world.


Deep Sea World
Fife, Scotland

The wonders of the world beneath the waves comes to life at the Triple award winning National aquarium of Scotland. Our top exhibits include our Amazing Amphibians, Underwater Safari and the Touchpools.


London Aquarium
London, SE1

The £25 million London Aquarium is the first attraction of its kind in the capital and one of Europe's largest exhibits of Aquatic life. The London Aquarium combines education, relaxation and entertainment through a multi-sensory experience.


MacDuff Marine Aquarium
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Fun and enjoyment are the key elements in every visit to the aquarium. However, a visit to Macduff Marine Aquarium is also a learning experience - and the aquarium is a particularly valuable resource for schools and universities. It appeals to people of all ages, from pre-school children right through to students of marine biology, architecture, art and tourism.


National Marine Aquarium
Coxside, Plymouth

We'll take you on a spectacular underwater journey through streams, rivers, shorelines, reefs and oceans. Stand in awe in front of some of the largest and most spectacular underwater displays in Europe. A wall of ocean 15 metres wide and 5 metres high... a Shark Theatre set in over 700,000 litres of water... a live Coral Reef with hundreds of brightly coloured fish... or aWave Tank washing thousands of litres of sea water back and forth.


Pembrokeshire, Wales

We are the largest purpose-built marine aquarium in west Wales, UK. We keep hundreds of species of marine creatures from Sharks to Starfish, Cod to Crabs! There's so much to sea in our 80,000 gallon aquarium. We keep hundreds of fish in huge tanks, housed on two floors.


Sea Life Aquarium
Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Over 30 fascinating displays - exciting close encounters with marvels of marine life from starfish to sharks, octupus to eels. At the touchpools, you can have really close encounters with many kinds of marine life, such as crabs and starfish. Look, hear, touch and explore.


Binghams Park Farm
Hemel Hempstead, Herts

Come look around our children's farm where you can touch the animals, including many rare breeds who live happily alongside furry rabbits who are always eager for a cuddle and some friendly goats and sheep who will feed from your hand.


Alfold, Surrey

Countryways Experience is a family farm for all the family to enjoy. You are allowed to feed most of the animals, including Lambs, Goats, Piglets, Calves, Chickens and a wide variety of others with food from our farm shop.


Deen City Farm
Merton Abbey, London

Animals on the famr include cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys, poultry, birds, ducks, geese, cats, reptiles and small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas, ferrets and rats.


Easton Park Farm,
Easton, Suffolk

Easton is home to a large number of different animals ranging from rabbits to Suffolk Punch Horses. All of the animals are very friendly and can be stroked and fed by visitors to the park. Special food pellets are available at the entrance kiosk


Folly Farm
Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire

Folly Farm has been run as a working Welsh farm for over 50 years. Every day, Folly Farm creates magical experiences for thousands of guests by offering a wide range of high quality attractions that appeal to all age groups. Folly Farm prides itself as one of the countrysides most exciting all-weather day out.


Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Meet our rescued horses, ponies and donkeys, stroll along the Paddock Walks, watch the Humane Horse Handling Demonstration and visit the Gift Shop or Information Centre to 'adopt' a rescued pony or donkey.


Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

An underwater viewing area has been built at or premises in Buckfastleigh - don't miss a unique opportunity to see our otters under water!


Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World
Midlothian, Scotland

Whatever the weather, Summer or Winter, stroll through the wonderful world of an exotic rainforest, a landscape of tropical plants surrounding splashing waterfalls and pools. Enjoy the great pleasure of watching hundreds of the worlds most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around you.


Harewood Bird Garden
Harewood, Leeds

Harewood Bird Garden is one of the country's premier avian collections. Over a hundred species of threatened and exotic birds are housed in sympathetic environments with the aim of promoting conservation and education. The Bird Garden is an active member of the Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland, and participates in various captive breeding programmes.


The Hawk Conservancy
Andover, Hants

The Hawk Conservancy is the premier Bird of Prey park in the United Kingdom, a Member of the Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Southern Tourist Board's Top Attraction in the up to 50,000 visitors class for 1998.


Leeds Castle
Maidstone, Kent

Set in a walled garden overlooking the great lake at Leeds Castle, the Aviary is a small, yet prestigious collection of 100 species of Parrots, Parakeets, Softbills and Waders from around the world.


London Butterfly Zoo
The London Butterfly House, situated in the historic and beautiful grounds of Syon House at Syon Park, offers the visitor the unique opportunity to walk amongst hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies in a suitably warmed glasshouse environment.


Monkey World
Wareham, Dorset

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre assists foreign governments to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild and at the Centre rehabilitates the refugees of this trade and any primates who have suffered abuse.


The National Birds of Prey Centre,
We are one of the oldest, probably the largest and certainly the best known and respected specialist collection of birds of prey in the world. Housing approximately 300 birds of over 80 species, the Centre leads the world in the number of species bred in captivity. To date 55 species have been bred here, with new species laying eggs each year.


Paradise Park

Plenty for families at this colourful place, the headquarters of the World Parrot Trust. Since the park first opened in 1973 they've successfully bred over 200 species of birds from all over the world. Some of the beautiful current residents are showcased to spectacular effect in the huge Parrot Jungle, a splendid mix of waterfalls, swamps and streams, and in their daily Free-Flying Bird Show


Tropical Birdland
Desford, Leicester

Tropical Birdland was the creation of Mr Richard Hopper in 1982. Set in beautiful surroundings in the quaint village of Desford, Leicestershire the gardens are an exotic bird lovers dream. Take a walk around the pleasant gardens. Have a picnic. Watch the baby parrots being fed in the hatchery, or just sit and take it all in with a cool drink at the drinking area.


Thrigby Hall, Wildlife Gardens
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Features include a variety of fine birds, snow leopards, red pandas, gibbons, monkeys, crocodiles, alligators, otters, porcupines, tigers, owls, cats and much, much, more, in the beautiful grounds of the Hall.


Theme Parks UK

Adventure Island, Southend

Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Thorpe Park, Chertsey

Camelot Theme Park, Lancashire

Chessington World of Adventures

Drayton Manor, Staffordshire

Drusillas Park, East Sussex

Fantasy Island, Skegness

Flambards Village, Helston

Flamingo Land Theme Park,

Gulliver's Theme Parks

Legoland, Windsor

Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire

Loudoun Castle, Ayrshire

Oakwood Park, Pembrokeshire

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

Wet n' Wild, North Shields

Wicksteed Park, Kettering

Scotland's Theme Park, Motherwell





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