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Half-Term Entertainment

Half-Term is approaching – how will you be entertaining the kids?

No passport needed, here are our top four staycations... Or for those who prefer to go abroad, here are our top four vacations:


Top Free Museums

Kid in the Museum
  • Top Free Museums; National Football Museum in Manchester: Explore the world's most noteworthy football collection with in excess of 140,000 items including the FIFA Collection. 
  • V&A Museum of Childhood in London: offers a diverse range of interesting activities for children. 
  • Coventry Transport Museum: Coventry is where the British cycle and engine industry started. Enjoy a FREE day out in the Midlands, and discover the intriguing story behind the development of  transport, from  the bicycle to the quickest automobiles on earth.

Enjoy a family fun day at the UK’s Top Amusements Parks

  • Alton Towers in Staffordshire: Enjoy a family day at the UK’s number one theme park. Extraordinary children attractions, exceptional events and more.  
  • Legoland Windsor in Berkshire: Amusement park for youngsters aged between 2 and 12 years - delight in live shows, building workshops and more.

Top Zoos and Aquarium

Child in the Zoo
  • Safari Park: Take your youngsters to the UK’s number one Safari Park, get up close to the animals and stroke the giraffes at the African town. 
  • Monkey World in Dorset: This is a fun place for children to visit, where they can see a number of different types of monkey, whilst enjoying the play areas, exhibitions, tours and many more activities the rescue centre  offers. Click here for more information. 
  • London Sea Life Aquarium: Home to one of Europe's biggest array of marine life.

Why not take them to a children’s show

  • Magic Marta in Ireland: A mix of Magic, Comedy, Face Painting, Balloon demonstrating and much more. 
  • Peppa Pig UK tour: Join Peppa and her companions for singing, mud puddles and dancing experience, tours in the UK and Ireland. 
  • The Lion King in Theatre: Disney's award winning musical is now on show around the UK.

Top Amusements Parks in Europe

Amusement Park
  • Disneyland in Paris: Un-missable family experience, children will delight in the rides and attractions Disneyland brings to the table.
  • Dinopark in Prague: Fun and educational amusement park loaded with life-sized models of dinosaurs.  
  • Futoroscope near Poitiers France: The second largest leisure park in France. Futuroscope is packed with creative things to do for all the family (4D adventures of Arthur and the Minimoys, Giant screens, 3D cinemas).

Top Museums in Europe

  • Marionette Museum in Lisbon: Houses over 1000 puppets including princesses, knights and other characters. 
  • Museau de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum) in Barcelona: Look into the history of chocolate, its origin and chocolate sculptures. 
  • Nemo science Center in Amsterdam: Great for grown-ups and children; explore the science lab, produce films and music in the Media Lab or simply have fun with giant soap bubbles!!

Top Zoos and Aquariums in Europe

  • L’Oceanographic in Valencia Spain: The biggest aquarium in Europe featuring marine species from around the world.  
  • Aquatopia in Antwerp Belgium: Includes shows featuring sharks and more.
  • Berlin Zoo in Germany: The most established and most popular zoo in Germany, home to over 16000 animals.

Top shows in Europe

Top shows
  • Cirque d’Hiver (Winter Circus) in Paris: Enjoy a circus show with gymnastics, flying trapeze and horseback riding. 
  • Magician in Cyprus: Close-Up Magic for kids from 3 to 13 years of age with animals  and live music. 
  • House of Illusion in Spain: The House of Illusion is an astounding secret theatre featuring Europe's finest mystical performers.