With the August bank holiday a long distant memory, and the hot weather something we can just dream of, it is important to plan ahead for 2023 as accommodation and events get booked up early.
So, without further ado, here is Pass the Key’s top recommendations for a family day out near you for next year.
London & South East
Godstone Farm, Surrey
Godstone farm is an interactive, child friendly farm, a stone’s throw from the capital. This summer, the farm will be putting on interactive displays, alongside the usual animal meet and greets, indoor and outdoor play areas, and farm shop. Perfect for city kids!
Legoland is more than its themed rides, with live 4D shows, events and firework displays, it’s the UK’s most visited theme park, and its range of activities are suitable for kids of all age groups. Go crazy and visit two themeparks in one day with Chessington World of Adventures just a 40 minute car ride away!
Shrek's Adventure, London
Head into central London for Shrek’s Adventure!, an interactive, walk around experience based on the much-loved Shrek franchise. With live sets, captivating storytelling and a 4D ride, the kids will be entertained all day long. Families can also book multi-event tickets to save money, with options including Sealife Aquarium, the London Eye and Madame Tussauds.
Hesterhome House & Gardens is currently holding a summer event, with over 50 acres, there’s plenty to explore, alongside the beautiful gardens and wildlife. From kid friendly yoga, archery and live music, there is something for all the family.
Way 2 go Adventures, Gloucestershire
Way 2 Go are a family owned outdoor activity and adventure company. From canoe and kayak trips along the River Wye, Stand Up Paddleboarding, raft building and yoga in the Forest of Dean, to gorge walking and scrambling in the Brecon Beacons, there is something to suit any family looking for an action packed day out.
Washington Wetland Centre, Tyne & Wear
Get closer to wildlife this summer with a trip to Washington Wetland Centre, from introduction to the centre’s resident Chilean flamingos, pond dipping, mini-beast hunting, den building and much more! In the summer months, kids can roam free at the adventure playground and explore the seasonal wildlife.
Weardale Adventure Park, County Durham
Situated in the Country Durham Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Weardale Adventure Centre offers a range of thrilling, exciting activities to help build kids confidence and develop a love of the outdoors from a young age. From canoeing, rock climbing, gorge walking, high ropes and bushcraft, there is something for everyone.
Chill Factore, Mancester
Home to the UK’s longest indoor real snow slope, the Chill Factore is a fun, leisure destination for families and all abilities. The leisure centre offers ski and snowboard lessons to all ages, alongside other exciting activities and a 12m climbing wall.
Bewilderwood promises a woodland adventure, complete with treehouses, slides, giant swings, zip wires, storytelling and creative crafts. The activity park is extremely accessible too, only half an hours drive from Cheshire, and an hour from cities Liverpool and Manchester.
Gulliver's Kingdom, Milton Keynes
Get lost in Gulliver’s Kingdom this summer with discounted entry, free parking and great deals on overnight stays. The resort is home to dinosaur and farm parks, 25 rides and its own adventurers village for thrill seekers looking to stay overnight.
The National Space Centre, Leicester
The National Space Centre is a must-visit for all space loving kids, and adults alike! From its 42m rocket tower, range of interactive galleries and the UK’s largest planetarium, a visit to this centre won’t be forgotten in a hurry! Remember to pre-book tickets before your visit to avoid disappointment.
Fancy a bank holiday weekend getaway?
Let’s face it, we lead hectic lifestyles these days. Which is all the more reason to book an impromptu bank holiday getaway, spending precious time with loved ones before the end of the season. Luckily for you, Pass the Keys offer a range of beautiful short-let properties in proximity to all of the events and locations listed above. To learn more and browse our available stays, please visit our booking website.
If you have a property in any of the above areas, and are interested in renting it on the short-let market, why not give us a call on 020 8050 2818. We are experts in our field and can provide your second home with a fully managed short letting solution.