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Looking for an action-packed day out with the family, a romantic city break, or a leisurely weekend away with friends?

The UK has an almost limitless number of choices, and here we run through the top attractions, theme parks, places to go and things to do across the UK.

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Family Days Out

When the school holidays roll around any parent knows it’s a challenge to keep the kids amused, entertained and active. Luckily there are some fantastic places to visit around the UK that offer family-friendly facilities and the kind of colourful sights and sounds to sap their boundless energy – while you relax with a coffee, or join in.

From interactive exhibitions and zoos to soft play centres and outdoor adventures, our listings will point you in the right direction. Here are just 10 of the most popular places to take the kids:

• Seven Stories, Newcastle
• Dairyland Farm World, Cornwall
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
• Landmark Forest Theme Park, Inverness-shire
• National Space Centre, Leicester
• Belfast Zoo, Belfast
• Deep Sea World, Fife
• Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire
The Deep, Hull
Thinktank, Birmingham

Family attractions by town/city:

Aberdeen | Bath | Belfast | Birmingham | BlackpoolBristolCardiffDundeeEdinburgh | Glasgow | Inverness | Leeds | LiverpoolLondonManchester | Newcastle | Nottingham | Oxford | Portsmouth | Sheffield | SunderlandStirling | York

To find more family attractions in your area, set your location, then filter events by Kids and Family.

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Historical Attractions

With a long, tumultuous history of invasions, dynasties, plots and revolts, it’s no wonder that Britain has literally thousands of historical attractions, catering to every interest from the military to football, film to beer.

While there are the popular options like castles, stately homes and dungeons (yep, sometimes gruesome is good), there are plenty of superb alternatives like preserved villages, niche museums and steam railways. Check out our pick of 25 of the best unsung historical attractions for more ideas, but 10 of the most popular:

Tower of London
St Paul’s Cathedral
Edinburgh Castle
Windsor Castle
Houses of Parliament, London
Roman Baths and Pump Room, Bath
Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Warwick Castle
Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Historical attractions by town/city:

Aberdeen | Bath | Belfast | Birmingham | Blackpool | Bristol | Cardiff | Dundee | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Inverness | Leeds | Liverpool | London | Manchester | Newcastle | Nottingham | Oxford | Portsmouth | Sheffield | Sunderland | Stirling | York

To find more historical attractions in your area, set your location, then filter events by Historical Sites.

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Theme Parks

If you’re idea of a day well spent is subjecting your body – or more specifically, your stomach – to unnatural levels of g-force, then a good theme park will keep you happy. The UK has many options for thrill-seekers young and old, including these popular parks:

LegoLand, Berkshire
Alton Towers, Staffordshire
• Thorpe Park, Surrey
• M&Ds, Motherwell
• Flamingo Land, Yorkshire
• Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire
• Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey
• Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire
• Paultons Park, Hampshire
• Drayton Manor, Staffordshire
• Woodlands, Devon
• Pleasure Island, Lincolnshire

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City Breaks

You don’t necessarily have to board a plane to have a good holiday. If you’re just looking for a long weekend away, a change of scenery, or you’re catching up with old friends, a city break in the UK may be in order.

At WOW247 we regularly pick out the most interesting new bars, tip the best restaurants and uncover the kind of hidden gems only locals know about, to help you make the most of your time. Here’s just a selection of our regular city guides:

Edinburgh: bar guide | restaurant guide | café guide | more from Edinburgh
Leeds: bar guide | pub guide | restaurant guide | more from Leeds
Manchester: bar guide | restaurant guide | shopping guide | more from Manchester
Glasgow: bar guide | restaurant guide | more from Glasgow
Sheffield: pub guide | restaurant guide | more from Sheffield
Birmingham: restaurant guide | more from Birmingham
Brighton: restaurant guide  | more from Brighton
Dundee: bar guide | more from Dundee
Hull: pub guide | more from Hull

Find more things to do by city:

Aberdeen | Bath | Belfast | Birmingham | Blackpool | Bristol | Cardiff | Dundee | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Inverness | Leeds | Liverpool | London | Manchester | Newcastle | Nottingham | Oxford | Portsmouth | Sheffield | Sunderland | Stirling | York

Alternatively, set your location to any city to find guides and listings for that location.

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