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See attraction details1 January 2009 - 1 January 2015 - SOMERSET HOUSE FOUNTAINS
Always a favourite with kids. These jets of water are especially popular when they provide a welcome cooling splash amid the scorching summer sun. As a rough guide, the fountains are usually on from 10am to 11pm daily but they are turned off it's best to check (by calling 020 7845 4600) if you're going there especially to see them. FREE entry
Somerset House
Strand, Covent Garden, Temple Underground Station, London, WC2R 1LA   020 7845 4600
See attraction details12 January 2010 - 19 April 2020 - FEEL THE FORCE
Investigate the invisible forces of nature, using the Black Hole, the Airstream and the Anti-gravity Wheel and more.
Centre for Life www.life.org.uk
Times Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP   0191 243 8210
See attraction details12 January 2010 - 19 April 2020 - MEDIEVAL MACHINES
Discover how our ancestors were more inventive than we think and how it relates to today's technology.
Centre for Life www.life.org.uk
Times Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP   0191 243 8210
See attraction details26 May 2012 - 3 August 2015 - CURIOSITY ZONE
Life’s new Curiosity Zone is 100% hands-on and full of exhibits designed to bring out your inner scientist. Ask those burning questions - ‘what happens if…?’ ‘If I put these things together what will it do? It’s all about exploring with your friends and family, discovering new things and sharing your experiences. You can explore magnetism through sculpture, build the ultimate chain reaction, compose your own music, test your powers of observation, create massive machines, - plus there will be hidden surprises and secret treasures for you to discover… just follow your imagination!
Life Science Centre www.life.org.uk
Times Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP   0191 243 8210
See attraction details15 July 2012 - 31 December 2014 - STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD AT BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM
The Staffordshire Hoard is in Gallery 16. Still in the process of being conserved, this unique Anglo-Saxon collection is made up of over 1,500 pieces of beautifully crafted gold and silver from the 7th-century Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia. See objects on display, discover the story of the Hoard find and learn more about the history of Anglo-Saxon Britain. Look out for two replica Saxon swords which can be handled by visitors.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery www.bmag.org.uk
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham , West Midlands, B3 3DH    0121 303 1966
See attraction details1 July 2013 - 15 November 2015 - THE WOOLLY TALE AT THE NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM
Follow this free, fun and educational trail helping families to learn about the process from fleece to fabric. Please check museum opening times before travelling.
National Wool Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk
Dre-Fach Felindre, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP   01559 370929
See attraction details8 November 2013 - 21 February 2015 - BILLY ELLIOT AT VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE
Children will love the award winning show, Billy Elliot, presently at the Vicotria Palace Theatre in the West End. Based on the smash hit film, Billy Elliot the Musical, it is an inspirational story of one boy’s dream to realise his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England against the background of the historic 1984/85 miners' strike, Billy pursues his passion for dance in secret to avoid disapproval of his struggling family.
Victoria Palace Theatre www.billyelliotthemusical.com
Victoria Street, London, London, SW1 5EA   0844 248 5000
See attraction details8 November 2013 - 21 December 2014 - STOMP AT AMBASSADORS THEATRE
This multi-award winning show has been astounding audiences across the world with its universal languages of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance. Eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, plastic bags, bin lids and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm. Now with new routines, new choreography and new music, Stomp is pure stage magic! Visit www.stomplondon.com for bookings.
Ambassadors Theatre www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk
West Street, London, London, WC2H 9ND   0844 811 2334
See attraction details1 January 2014 - 31 December 2014 - RED KITES AT BWLCH NANT YR ARIAN
An unforgettable spectacle. The kites are fed daily, at 3pm in summer and 2pm in winter. Off cuts of beef are scattered out onto the grassy feeding area on the lakeside. The red kites swoop down to pick up a piece of meat and eat on the wing. The kites can be seen very well from the lakeside along the Barcud Trail or there is a bird hide overlooking the feeding area. Remember binoculars!
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre www.forestry.gov.uk/wales
Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion , SY23 3AD   01970 890453
See attraction details1 January 2014 - 1 January 2015 - SKY RAINFOREST RESCUE DISCOVERY TRAIL AT CANNOCK CHASE
Sky and WWF, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, have launched a series of Discovery Trails across England to inspire you to get out into your local forest and learn why they and the Amazon rainforest are so special. Take part in the Discovery Trail at Cannock Chase and you (and your family) can listen to amazing wildlife sounds or simply learn and compare what products come from the rainforest. Along the trail you will also be able to take a photo in an Amazon rainforest setting and have the opportunity to test your knowledge on forests in England and of course the Amazon. Did you know the Amazon is home to around 30 million people? This is just one of the many amazing facts you can learn on your journey.
Birches Valley Forest Centre www.forestry.gov.uk
Lady Hill, Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ   01889 586593
See attraction details1 January 2014 - 1 January 2015 - SKY RAINFOREST RESCUE DISCOVERY TRAIL IN THE FOREST OF DEAN
Sky and WWF, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, have launched a series of Discovery Trails across England to inspire you to get out into your local forest and learn why they and the Amazon rainforest are so special. Take part in the Discovery Trail at Beechenhurst Forest of Dean and you (and your family) can listen to amazing wildlife sounds or simply learn and compare what products come from the rainforest. Along the trail you will also be able to take a photo in an Amazon rainforest setting and have the opportunity to test your knowledge on forests in England and of course the Amazon. Did you know the Amazon is home to around 30 million people? This is just one of the many amazing facts you can learn on your journey.
Forest of Dean www.forestry.gov.uk
Beechenhurst Lodge, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EG   01594 833057
See attraction details8 January 2014 - 17 December 2014 - BUGGY WALK AT BEDWELLTY PARK
Join Communities First for the Buggy and Toddle Walk. It's a great chance to meet other parents or grandparents for a sociable walk and a hot drink afterwards in the Orchid House Tearoom. Every Wednesday, 10.30am - meet at the Bandstand. Please confirm dates before travelling. For further information call Amy Mason at the Communities First Tredegar Office on 01495 712075. £2 (includes Tea & Coffee).
Bedwellty House and Park www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk
Morgan Street, Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, NP22 3XN   01495 353325
See attraction details11 January 2014 - 20 December 2014 - SATURDAY ART CLUB AT CANOLFAN UCHELDRE CENTRE
Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children. Every Saturday, 10am-12noon and 1.30-3.30pm. £2 per session. Please see the website or telephone to confirm dates and for further information. Booking may be necessary.
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre www.ucheldre.org
Millbank, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, LL65 1TE   01407 763361
See attraction details25 January 2014 - 1 January 2015 - GEORGIANS - EXHIBITION AT THE FASHION MUSEUM
The Fashion Museum's special exhibition for 2014, GEORGIANS, celebrates the museum's situation in the Georgian Assembly Rooms in Bath. A chance for families to admire a selection of the finest fashions worn by those attending Assemblies, and other glittering occasions of 18th-century life. Please see the website for more information.
Fashion Museum www.fashionmuseum.co.uk
Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, Bath, BA1 2QH   01225 477789
See attraction details31 January 2014 - 24 January 2015 - ORIENTEERING COURSE AT WIGHTWICK MANOR
Would you like to have a go at orienteering? This course at Wightwick Manor and Gardens in Wolverhampton is a good introduction to the skills and techniques of this popular sport and a great way to find out what's involved. Suitable for all families, but there will also be a course suitable for young children. A self-led event available all year round. Please check the website for property opening times and other details.
Wightwick Manor and Gardens www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton , West Midlands, WV6 8EE   01902 760100
See attraction details8 February 2014 - 10 January 2015 - MEET THE RAILWAY WORKERS AT STEAM - MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
Visit STEAM in Swindon and take a step back in time as you meet engine drivers, firemen and railway workers who worked on the locomotives and in Swindon Works. Find out how the locos worked and see stories of the steam age come to life. This event takes place fortnightly on Saturdays - please see the website for dates and more information.
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway www.swindon.gov.uk/steam
Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2TA   01793 466646
See attraction details15 February 2014 - 21 December 2014 - '50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU'RE 11 AND 3/4' AT CROFT CASTLE
At Croft Castle this year kids can complete 33 of their '50 things to do' list. Ask for the Croft map on arrival to find some of the best places to go. Please see the website for more information.
Croft Castle and Parkland www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Yarpole, Leominster , Herefordshire, HR6 0BL   01568 782120
See attraction details15 February 2014 - 14 December 2014 - NATURE'S ART BOX AT COMPTON VERNEY
Get creative in the grounds at Compton Verney this year. Located near the Obelisk on the south lawn, Nature’s art box allows you and your family to use natural materials to make your very own land art. Use the materials the gallery have collected or find your own to make sculptures, pictures and patterns and leave them for everyone to see. 11am-5pm. Included in collections and grounds admission.
Compton Verney www.comptonverney.org.uk
Compton Verney, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ   01926 645500
See attraction details15 February 2014 - 21 December 2014 - SEASONAL FARMING DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE COTSWOLD FARM PARK
Take the kids to visit the Demonstration Barn at the Cotswold Farm Park to see Kidding - 15 February-6 April; Lambing - 15 February-6 April; Milking - 12 April-21 December; Shearing - 10 May-1 July; Rare Breeds History Show - 7 July-2 November; Pigs and Piglets Show - 3 November-21 December; Living Nativity - 1-21 December. Please see the website for opening times and to confirm details before visiting.
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Guiting Power, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, GL54 5UG    01451 850307
See attraction details15 February 2014 - 31 December 2014 - SKELETON SCIENCE EXHIBITION
Discover how scientists find out about the past by looking at skeletal remains and explore the fascinating work of bio-archaeologists. This exhibition unlocks the secrets of long dead ancestors, using clues from just the bones left behind.Trace the life of a skeleton from excavation through to the laboratory; explore disease, injury, family relationships and incredible journeys. Come face to face with a real ancient skeleton and see if you can spot some of the deadly diseases of the past. With hands-on activities to test your skills, you will discover how cutting edge science is helping to solve some of the greatest archaeological and medical mysteries. With lots of fun events planned throughout the year, this is perfect for budding archaeologists looking for family fun!
Thackray Medical Museum www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk
Beckett Street, Leeds , West Yorkshire, LS9 7LN    0113 244 4343
See attraction details16 February 2014 - 14 December 2014 - HELICOPTER EXPERIENCE FLIGHTS 2014 AT THE HELICOPTER MUSEUM
Learn how a helicopter flies! A wonderful treat for the kids. Flights operate on selected dates only, normally from 2pm, and can be booked in advance. Please see the website for all details.
Helicopter Museum www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk
Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS24 8PP   01934 635227
See attraction details18 February 2014 - 3 January 2015 - THE LOST WORLD OF ATLANTIS AT CREALY DEVON
A whirlpool of adventure awaits you as you're swept away in the deep underwater kingdom. On the mysterious ocean floor, you'll find 4 exciting colourful rides including the exciting expedition on the back of the brand new Shark Bay small coaster! Climb through the fishing nets and explore the bubbly ball pool! It’s an indoor playground full of fun and adventure.
Crealy Great Adventure Park Devon www.crealy.co.uk
Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter , Devon, EX5 1DR   01395 233200
See attraction details3 March 2014 - 31 December 2014 - ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AT THE DEEP
On the 3rd March, a colony of Gentoo penguins will take up residence in The Deep's Kingdom of Ice. See the penguins swim underwater, get comfortable in their nesting and beach area and explore on their very own outdoor balcony. Even the smallest children can get up close to the new additions with our full length windows, making it a perfect exhibit for all ages. These VIP residents will help explain to visitors about the threats to their habitat. Their new home will be kept at a chilly 10°C and has some exciting features which will help mimic the penguin’s natural habitat including a snow machine and water sprinklers. They will be hand fed two or three times a day by a team of experts on small fish and will also get to enjoy some ‘fun foods’ such as fish ice lollies.
The Deep www.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 4DP    01482 381000
See attraction details3 March 2014 - 31 December 2014 - ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AT THE DEEP
On the 3rd March, a colony of Gentoo penguins will take up residence in The Deep's Kingdom of Ice. See the penguins swim underwater, get comfortable in their nesting and beach area and explore on their very own outdoor balcony. Even the smallest children can get up close to the new additions with our full length windows, making it a perfect exhibit for all ages. These VIP residents will help explain to visitors about the threats to their habitat. Their new home will be kept at a chilly 10°C and has some exciting features which will help mimic the penguin’s natural habitat including a snow machine and water sprinklers. They will be hand fed two or three times a day by a team of experts on small fish and will also get to enjoy some ‘fun foods’ such as fish ice lollies.
The Deep (East Yorkshire) www.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, Lincolnshire, HU1 4DP   01482 381000
See attraction details3 March 2014 - 31 December 2014 - ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AT THE DEEP
On the 3rd March, a colony of Gentoo penguins will take up residence in The Deep's Kingdom of Ice. See the penguins swim underwater, get comfortable in their nesting and beach area and explore on their very own outdoor balcony. Even the smallest children can get up close to the new additions with our full length windows, making it a perfect exhibit for all ages. These VIP residents will help explain to visitors about the threats to their habitat. Their new home will be kept at a chilly 10°C and has some exciting features which will help mimic the penguin’s natural habitat including a snow machine and water sprinklers. They will be hand fed two or three times a day by a team of experts on small fish and will also get to enjoy some ‘fun foods’ such as fish ice lollies.
The Deep (East Yorkshire) www.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, Nottinghamshire, HU1 4DP   01482 381000
See attraction details3 March 2014 - 31 December 2014 - ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AT THE DEEP
On the 3rd March, a colony of Gentoo penguins will take up residence in The Deep's Kingdom of Ice. See the penguins swim underwater, get comfortable in their nesting and beach area and explore on their very own outdoor balcony. Even the smallest children can get up close to the new additions with our full length windows, making it a perfect exhibit for all ages. These VIP residents will help explain to visitors about the threats to their habitat. Their new home will be kept at a chilly 10°C and has some exciting features which will help mimic the penguin’s natural habitat including a snow machine and water sprinklers. They will be hand fed two or three times a day by a team of experts on small fish and will also get to enjoy some ‘fun foods’ such as fish ice lollies.
The Deep (East Yorkshire) www.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, South Yorkshire, HU1 4DP   01482 381000
See attraction details3 March 2014 - 31 December 2014 - ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AT THE DEEP
On the 3rd March, a colony of Gentoo penguins will take up residence in The Deep's Kingdom of Ice. See the penguins swim underwater, get comfortable in their nesting and beach area and explore on their very own outdoor balcony. Even the smallest children can get up close to the new additions with our full length windows, making it a perfect exhibit for all ages. These VIP residents will help explain to visitors about the threats to their habitat. Their new home will be kept at a chilly 10°C and has some exciting features which will help mimic the penguin’s natural habitat including a snow machine and water sprinklers. They will be hand fed two or three times a day by a team of experts on small fish and will also get to enjoy some ‘fun foods’ such as fish ice lollies.
The Deep (East Yorkshire) www.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, North Yorkshire, HU1 4DP   01482 381000
See attraction details3 March 2014 - 31 December 2014 - ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AT THE DEEP
On the 3rd March, a colony of Gentoo penguins will take up residence in The Deep's Kingdom of Ice. See the penguins swim underwater, get comfortable in their nesting and beach area and explore on their very own outdoor balcony. Even the smallest children can get up close to the new additions with our full length windows, making it a perfect exhibit for all ages. These VIP residents will help explain to visitors about the threats to their habitat. Their new home will be kept at a chilly 10°C and has some exciting features which will help mimic the penguin’s natural habitat including a snow machine and water sprinklers. They will be hand fed two or three times a day by a team of experts on small fish and will also get to enjoy some ‘fun foods’ such as fish ice lollies.
The Deep (East Yorkshire) www.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, West Yorkshire, HU1 4DP    01482 381000
See attraction details12 March 2014 - 10 December 2014 - SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHT AT KIDS'N'ACTION
The second Wednesday of every month is 'Special Needs Night' at Kids'n'Action. Running from 5.30pm to 8pm, it caters for children of all ages and their families. Activities include use of the play frame, dressing up, Xbox Kinect consoles, imaginative role play rooms and sports arena. Why not avoid the hassle of cooking? The kitchen will be serving hot food until 7pm. Special price of £5.45 per child. Adults and babies under 1 year old enter for free when accompanying a paying sibling. Spaces are limited, please confirm your attendance in advance by emailing info@kids-n-action.com with the number of tickets required. (Upon entry please supply a valid CANCARD or document as proof as disability.)
Kids'n'Action www.kids-n-action.com
680 Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Winnersh, Berkshire, RG41 5TS   0118 968 0983
See attraction details4 April 2014 - 23 December 2014 - CHATSWORTH IN WARTIME
Discover what life was like on the Chatsworth Estate, for the Devonshire family and for estate workers during the First and Second World Wars. This exhibition in the New Gallery marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Both estate workers and the Cavendish family and relations fought on the front line from the Somme to Gallipoli. Explore life on the home front during the First World War, the impact of the war effort on the estate and the contribution made by women. During the Second World War, Chatsworth housed a girl's boarding school, Penrhos College. The State Drawing room will be returned to its appearance as a dormitory, complete with beds and the original wardrobe, stored at Chatsworth since the girls moved out in March 1946.
Chatsworth www.chatsworth.org
off the B6012, Bakewell , Derbyshire, DE45 1PP    01246 565300
See attraction details7 April 2014 - 7 April 2015 - WILD RUBBER EXHIBIT AT THE EDEN PROJECT
Families can experience how rubber tappers in Brazil tap the trees to collect the liquid latex and take it to their processing huts, where the latex is turned into wild rubber. There are games along the way for children, to take a look at some of the products that come from liquid latex and see what a skillful job it is to tap rubber from the trees.
Eden Project www.edenproject.com
Bodelva , St Austell , Cornwall, PL24 2SG    01726 811911
See attraction details12 April 2014 - 13 December 2014 - BRYN'S BUDDIES AT WREXHAM MUSEUM
This is Wrexham Museum's monthly history club for children aged 7-11 years. Each month the club travels back in time to discover and explore. Booking essential. Please book one month in advance only. £3 per child, per session. 10.30am-12.30pm. Please see the website for dates.
Wrexham County Borough Museum www.wrexham.gov.uk
Regent Street, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 1RB   01978 297460
13 April 2014 - 18 February 2015 - HORSE TRAIL AROUND BATH
According to the Chinese zodiac, from the 31st January 2014 to 18th February 2015 is the Year of the Horse. With this trail, visitors can find horses in art at six different collections around Bath, including Roman Baths, Victoria Art Gallery, Holburne, BRLSI, the American Museum and the Museum of East Asian Art. This trail will be launched on 13th of April, Bath World Heritage Day, and it will be available till February 2015 at all six museums.
www.meaa.org.uk/childrens-events
various venues, Bath, Bath, BA1 2QJ   01225 464640
See attraction details14 April 2014 - 2 January 2015 - LATE OPENING ILLUMINATIONS AT BABBACOMBE MODEL VILLAGE
From dusk, on various dates during this period (please see the website for details), thousands of miniature lights, along with fire and sound effects, create a truly magical and enchanting atmosphere. You can see inside many of the tiny houses, even the streets have lamps and cars have working head-lights. A very different experience to visiting during the day!
Babbacombe Model Village www.babbacombemodelvillage.co.uk
Hampton Avenue, Torquay , Devon, TQ1 3LA   01803 315315
See attraction details18 April 2014 - 28 February 2015 - 'ROOM ON THE BROOM' WOODLAND TRAIL AT THE DEAN HERITAGE CENTRE
Explore this woodland trail depicting scenes from the Room on the Broom storybook painstakingly carved by chainsaw artists using locally sourced redwood from the Forest of Dean. The trail is a wonderful representation of the Room on the Broom story and includes all of the characters from the popular storybook by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. As well as the woodland trail, the centre has indoor trails and a 'Witch and Chips' menu in the onsite cafe. Please see the website to check centre opening times before visiting.
The Dean Heritage Centre www.deanheritagecentre.com
Camp Mill, Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 5HG   01594 822170
See attraction details1 May 2014 - 31 December 2014 - GO ALOFT! AT BRUNEL'S SS GREAT BRITAIN
Find out if you could have sailed the seven seas. 'Go Aloft' is an authentic Victorian sailor experience that lets visitors climb the rigging of the ss Great Britain and walk out onto the main yard for a unique and breathtaking view of Bristol. Tickets cost £10 (additional to entry price) and can be bought on the day of your visit. Height, age and weight restrictions apply. Activity is weather dependent. Please see the website or telephone to confirm availability and for more information.
Brunel's ss Great Britain www.ssgreatbritain.org
Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6TY   0117 926 0680
See attraction details16 May 2014 - 8 March 2015 - EXHIBITION: GOODBYE PICCADILLY – FROM HOME FRONT TO WESTERN FRONT AT LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM
Bring the kids along to learn about the contribution of London’s motor buses and their drivers in the First World War and the lives of people living and working on the Home Front in London. The informative exhibition will explore how the conflict accelerated social change, the impact of aerial bombardment on life at home and sheltering on the Tube, as well as rationing – both of which were introduced for the first time in the First World War. The exhibition will particularly focus on the lives of women who were employed on a large scale to do the jobs previously occupied by men, including working as bus conductors and mechanics on London buses and as porters and guards on the Underground. Kids under 17 go FREE!
London Transport Museum www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Covent Garden Piazza, London, London, WC2E 7BB   0207 379 6344
See attraction details17 May 2014 - 17 January 2015 - 'WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT WAR, GLOUCESTER?' AT GLOUCESTER FOLK MUSEUM
Most people are familiar with life in the trenches and the battlefields of the First World War, but what was life like for those left behind on the homefront? This exhibition explores Gloucester during the Great War and examines the sacrifices, duties, jobs and social changes that the war brought about for those left behind. Please see the website for Museum opening times and other details.
Gloucester Folk Museum www.gloucestermuseums.co.uk
99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG    01452 396868
See attraction details20 May 2014 - 31 December 2014 - KUKI'S SUPERHERO TRAIL AT BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS
Take the children along to Bristol Zoo and explore the 'Kuki Trail' around the Zoo. They can make their journey around the Zoo wearing their own superhero cape, learning about conservation as they go, visiting the mini cinema in Kuki's Kabin en route, before being awarded a sticker on completion. Children will become immersed in their own journey towards becoming a conservation superhero like Kuki the gorilla! Please see the website for further details before visiting.
Bristol Zoo Gardens www.bristolzoo.org.uk
Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 3HA   0117 974 7300
23 May 2014 - 31 December 2014 - STORIES & RHYMES AT MERTHYR TYDFIL LIBRARIES
Stories & Rhymes for children aged 0-5 years and their parents take place regularly at Dowlais Library, Merthyr Tydfil Central Library, Treharris Library and Aberfan Community Library. Please see the website, email central.library@merthyr.gov.uk or telephone for dates, times and other details.
www.visitmerthyr.co.uk
Merthyr Tydfil Libraries, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil,    01685 353480
See attraction details24 May 2014 - 30 November 2014 - PETER'S RAILWAY YOUNG ENGINEERS CENTRE AT THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY
Located at The Engine House Visitor Centre, Highley, the Severn Valley Railway's new exhibition for budding young engineers and steam train fans is based on the popular series of children's books Peter's Railway. It will teach children more about railway engineering and how a steam locomotive works with interactive exhibits and informative visuals from Christopher Vine's popular children's books about Peter, his Grandpa and the miniature steam railway they build and operate down on the farm. To launch the exhibition, author Christopher Vine will be putting in an appearance on 24, 25 and 26 May to meet budding engineers and sign copies of his books. He will also showcase miniature steam engine 'Bongo' (the model for engine 'Fiery Fox' in the Peter's Railway series) during the three days. There will be a Peter's Railway treasure hunt and a quiz in which children can participate throughout the season with some great prizes up for grabs. Please see the website for further details including centre opening times.
The Severn Valley Railway www.svr.co.uk
Bewdley Station, Bewdley , Worcestershire, DY12 1BG   01299 403816
See attraction details24 May 2014 - 21 March 2015 - THE STORY GARDEN AT THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
Join an interactive storytelling workshop in the Story Garden on selected Saturdays throughout the year. Each session will be on a different tale inspired by Shakespeare and the themes in his plays. In the Circle Bar, 10-11am. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years old and their parents or guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dates: Saturdays 24 May, 21 June, 23 August, 20 September, 25 October, 22 November, 13 December 2014, 24 January, 21 February & 21 March 2015. To book tickets, please ring the RSC Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1114 or visit the website.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre www.rsc.org.uk
Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon , Warwickshire, CV37 6BB   0844 800 1110
See attraction details29 May 2014 - 31 December 2014 - MY DEN
My Den is a pop-up play space in the Textiles Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry. Little ones can immerse themselves in fabrics and cushions connected to the gallery space and create their very own den. Designed for under 6s.
Museum of Science & Industry www.mosi.org.uk
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester , Greater Manchester, M3 4FP   0161 832 2244
See attraction details31 May 2014 - 1 January 2015 - DISCOVERY TRAIL AT ALICE HOLT FOREST
Take part in the Discovery Trail at Alice Holt and the whole family can listen to amazing wildlife sounds, or simply learn and compare what products come from the rainforest. Along the trail you will also be able to take a photo in an Amazon rainforest setting and have the opportunity to test your knowledge on forests in England and of course the Amazon.
Alice Holt Forest www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt
Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS    01420 23666
See attraction details7 June 2014 - 14 December 2014 - TOY STORIES AT V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
Make sure you don't miss Toy Stories- a series of photographs exploring the role and function of toys in the lives of children around the globe. The portraits show how the children's backgrounds and families impact their choice of toys and how kids all over the world share the act of playing.
V&A Museum of Childhood www.vam.ac.uk/moc
Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, London, E2 9PA   0208 983 5200
See attraction details23 June 2014 - 1 January 2015 - DISCOVERY FORESTRY TRAIL
Sky and WWF, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, are launching a series of Discovery Trails to inspire you to get out into your local forest and learn why they and the Amazon rainforest are so special. From Sherwood Pines to the far off tropical rainforests like the Amazon, they are a great place to relax, exercise or spend time with the family. They are also hugely important for both people and the planet. Take part in the Discovery Trail at Sherwood Pines and you (and your family) can listen to amazing wildlife sounds or simply learn and compare what products come from the rainforest. Along the trail you will also be able to take a photo in an Amazon rainforest setting and have the opportunity to test your knowledge on forests in England and of course the Amazon.
Sherwood Pines Forest Park www.forestry.gov.uk
signposted off the B6030, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9JL    01623 822447
See attraction details27 June 2014 - 30 January 2015 - EQUUS: THE HORSE AT WAR - EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL ROMAN LEGION MUSEUM
The National Roman Legion Museum is marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by looking at the role of the horse in Roman warfare. Includes interpretation of the recently discovered Caerleon horse's head armour. Please see the website to confirm museum opening times before visiting.
National Roman Legion Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk
High Street, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 1AE   01633 423134
See attraction details1 July 2014 - 14 December 2014 - DISCOVERY ROOM: TRENCH ART AT COMPTON VERNEY
Visit the first-floor Discovery Room to find out more about the First World War and join in with Trench Art inspired activities. Make your own shell case from gold paper, engrave your own message on it and add it to the display. Please see the website for further details.
Compton Verney www.comptonverney.org.uk
Compton Verney, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ   01926 645500
See attraction details3 July 2014 - 31 December 2014 - THE NAVY'S AIR WAR 1914-18 - EXHIBITION AT THE FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM
The Fleet Air Arm Museum's new exhibition, The Navy's Air War 1914-1918, tells the story of the RNAS in World War 1. Discover the variety of roles undertaken by the RNAS, how its personnel were recruited and what life was like in the new air service. With World War 1 aircraft, interactives, discovery boards, hands-on activities, personal stories and more, there will be a lot to see, do and enjoy.
Fleet Air Arm Museum www.fleetairarm.com
Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Ilchester , Somerset, BA22 8HW   01935 840565
See attraction details4 July 2014 - 1 January 2015 - DISCOVERY TRAIL
Sky and WWF, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, are launching a series of Discovery Trails to inspire you to get out into your local forest and learn why they and the Amazon rainforest are so special. From Dalby Forest to the far off tropical rainforests like the Amazon, they are a great place to relax, exercise or spend time with the family. They are also hugely important for both people and the planet. Take part in the Discovery Trail at Dalby Forest and you (and your family) can listen to amazing wildlife sounds or simply learn and compare what products come from the rainforest. Along the trail you will also be able to take a photo in an Amazon rainforest setting and have the opportunity to test your knowledge on forests in England and of course the Amazon.
Dalby Forest www.forestry.gov.uk/dalby
North York Moors National Park, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT   01751 472771
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