Published: May 23, 2019
Going on holiday can be expensive and a luxury that many families save for throughout the year. Trips to theme parks, water parks and other activities can quickly add up, especially when you’ve got the whole family in tow. But you don’t have to visit costly attractions every day to enjoy a fun filled day out during your stay on a Best of British holiday park. Families on a budget can enjoy a number of free things to do, just a short drive from our 5-star holiday parks.
Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary
Meet donkeys rescued from a life of cruelty at Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary. Get up close to these beautiful animals and find out more about the important work this wonderful charity does to improve the wellbeing of animals in their care.
Heartlands is described as the UK’s first ‘cultural playground’ and is home to a number of unique and exciting exhibits. Children can play to their hearts content on Cornwall’s largest outdoor adventure park whilst adults relax in the Botanical gardens.
Tyneham Village is located in the stunning Dorset countryside and has lain abandoned since it was evacuated in the Second World War. Take a step back in time as you explore this forgotten village and discover the school house and church, which were once the heart of the community.
Bath City Farm
Bath City Farm is a must visit for any animal lovers. Situated in 37 acres of beautiful land, this not for profit farm aims to provide families with an idyllic spot to learn about farm life and spend time in nature.
Bolney Wine Estate
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Bolney Wine Estate’s trail is free throughout the year and the perfect way to explore the eighteen-acre vineyard. Follow a map and complete the questions to claim a prize.
Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Bembridge is home to one of the RNLI’s ‘discover stations’, which is situated at the end of a footbridge protruding out to sea. Take a tour around the lifeboat station with one of the onsite volunteers and learn about the incredible work the crew do.
Take the children to Castle House within the walls of Carmarthen Castle to experience what it was like for the convicts who were imprisoned here whilst waiting for court.
National Slate Museum
Find out more about the Welsh slate industry at the National Slate Museum. Explore workshops and buildings throughout the site, which have been designed to replicate traditional working conditions.
Take an afternoon out of your stay to view this unique spectacle. Located in an ordinary residential street on the outskirts of the city, the shark house is a must see!
Melton Carnegie Museum
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Learn all about the market town of Melton Mowbray at the Melton Carnegie Museum. Find out how this small town became renowned around the world for pork pies and stilton cheese!
Dad’s Army Museum
Dad’s army is a firm favourite in many households around the country. Visit the museum to see where the iconic series was filmed and learn secrets from behind the scenes!
Lincoln Roman Trail
Follow a fun and informative self-guided walking tour around Lincoln using the Visit Lincoln app. Discover Roman ruins and other points of interest around this historic cathedral city.
Free days out in Northern England
Chain Bridge Honey Farm
Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland
Take a trip to Chain Bridge Honey Farm, where you can enjoy free admission to the onsite visitor centre. Learn more about this working farm and the behaviour of bees as you watch a hive, which is located behind a pane of glass.
Pendle Sculpture Trail
Take a leisurely walk through the woods in search of sculptures on the Pendle Sculpture Trail. Hidden amongst the trees you will find carvings inspired by the legend of the Pendle Witches.
Best of British Parks in Northern England
Norrie Miller Park
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at Norrie Miller Park, situated next to the River Tay. Filled with beautiful plants and the work of local artists, it is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon stroll.
Orchardton Tower is the only tower of its kind in Scotland. It is perfectly situated for taking stunning photos of the Scottish countryside and can be incorporated into a beautiful walk.
Best of British parks in Scotland