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The Top 10 Hidden Gem Days Out for Half Term

Maya Griffiths

Maya Griffiths

Looking for something different to do this half term? Legal and General have found the top 10 UK days out that are less well-known, with excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.

Log Heights, Outdoor Adventure, Harrogate

Based in the grounds of Ripley Castle, Log Heights is a fun climbing and swinging experience. You and the kids will be given all the safety equipment you need along with accompanying experts. The kids will have the time of their lives swinging like a trapeze and feeling a sense of accomplishment from climbing so high.

Source Park, Skateboard Park, Hastings

Source Park is the world’s largest underground skate park, and on the seafront in Hastings, East Sussex. If you have any budding skaters or BMX riders in the family they will be in heaven here. Located in old Victorian baths, there are two different skate parks inside along with the world’s biggest BMX store. The courtyard also offers a barber, coffee shops and juice bars.

While in town you can also enjoy the other sights of Hastings, including the seafront attractions like the go karts and arcades.

Escape Challenge, Immersive Gaming, Redditch

A great experience for the whole family, there are many options to choose from here. As well as two different escape rooms, you can also choose from several virtual reality laser tag games.

Dr Neils Garden, Edinburgh

On the shore of Duddingston Loch, this beautiful garden is run by volunteers and is free of charge to visit.

Hounds Escape Game Experiences, Immersive Gaming, Crawley

Packed full of brilliant puzzles, the fully immersive experience of the two escape rooms here will amaze you. Choose from the Southern Discomfort or Questionable Ethics games, and you will feel like you’re in a movie while battling to win.

Cute Farm Experience, Farming & Animals Chepstow

Got an animal lover in the family? You can’t go wrong with booking an experience here. The Cute Cuddle option lets you cosy up with alpacas, sheep and donkeys, or A Walk On The Cute Side gives you the chance to walk alpacas on a lead.

Wilder Ways, Horseback Riding Tours, Campbeltown

Choose from a number of horse riding adventures at Wilder Ways, including day treks through either beautiful countryside or along the beach.

Chads Theatre Company, Theatre, Cheadle Hulme

An amateur dramatic theatre with a difference: the performances and staging are top notch and there is a bar on site too.

Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream, Speciality Farm Shop, Burnham

Offering home-produced ice cream made from fresh milk from Ayrshire cows, this might be the best ice cream of your life. Choose from a delicious range of flavours including rhubarb crumble or honeycomb. There is a range of other farm shop goods on sale too.

The Hawking Centre, Bird of Prey Experience Centre, Ashford

Ranked as Trip Advisor’s top day out in Kent, a trip to this falconry centre is unforgettable. If you’ve ever fancied having an eagle or falcon flying to your gloved hand, this is the place for you. You can choose from either an hour or a full day with the birds and also enjoy afternoon tea.

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