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Top 10 family days out for under £15

A day out that won't break the bank

We know that taking your family on holiday can be expensive, but giving your family a great day out in Britain doesn't need to cost you a lot. So give your wallet a break and treat the whole family to a fabulous day out in Britain for under £15.

Dinosaur Farm Museum, Isle of Wight

Visit the Dinosaur Farm Museum on the Isle of Wight, the best place in Europe for discovering fossils. The museum runs guided fossil hunts on a local beach throughout the year, and you'll be able to spot real dinosaur footprints and discover your very own dinosaur fossils.
Web : Dinosaur Farm Museum

Tall Ship, Glasgow Harbour

Bring your family to Glasgow and climb aboard the Glenlee, which was used to transport cargo from 1896 to 1969, and circumnavigated the globe 4 times. With your family ticket, explore the quarters of this spectacular ship, then take your place at the table for 'Grub and Grog Galore!' where you'll eat alongside Captain Scallywag and swig Glenlee Grog.
Web : The Tall Ship

Wilderness Wood, East Sussex

Wilderness Wood is a brilliant natural playground for the whole family. This unique, award-winning woodland contains walking and cycling trails, adventure play areas and picnic and BBQ spots all set in 61 acres of beautiful woodland. Wilderness Wood also holds seasonal events such as Fairy Gardens, Moths by Moonlight and Chestnut Celebration.
Web : Wilderness Wood

Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle

Visit the costal village of Boscastle in Cornwall , and be spooked by the Museum of Witchcraft. The museum is home to the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts, and is one of Cornwall's most popular museums. Here you'll see dolls with real human hair, cauldrons, pitchforks and other fascinating items.
Web : Museum of Witchcraft

London Fields Lido

If you and your family want to cool down after a hot day in the city, head to London Fields Lido in Hackney, London's only Olympic-sized heated outdoor swimming pool. It recently won the Golden Goggles award for best place to swim outdoors in London, and it's not hard to see why as the 66ft pool's 350,000 gallons of water make the perfect spot for a great family swim.
Web : London Fields Lido

Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Durham

Killhope is home to one of many mines in the North Pennines, and it's here that you can discover the lives of lead mining families and even experience going down into the mines for yourself. A fun and educational day out that all the family will love, Killhope's favourite attractions with kids are the mine trips and washer floor.
Web : North of England Lead Mining Museum

Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

Discover life on Hadrian's Wall 1,800 years ago at Segedunum Roman Fort. Segedunum was home to over 600 Roman soldiers, and protected an important part of Hadrian's Wall for nearly 300 years. Discover the life of Romans at Segedunum in the interactive theatre, excavated ruins and 35-metre high viewing tower.
Web : Segedunum Roman Fort

Cotswold Country Park & Beach, Gloucestershire

Whether you want fun and adventure or peace and relaxation from your family day out, Cotswold Country Park & Beach has everything you need. There's a fantastic family beach, 2 children's playgrounds, boat and cycle hire, barbecue spots, an aerial adventure ground, watersports, nature reserves and much more.
Web : Cotswold Country Park & Beach

Spitalfields City Farm, London

Spitalfields City Farm is a great destination for a family day out. A registered charity, the farm provides something for all the family. In the farmyard, you can meet a whole range of animals, children can learn where eggs and milk come from, and you can participate in workshops on dairying, healthy eating and sustainability.
Web : Spitalfields City Farm

Golden Hinde Educational Museum, London

The Golden Hinde is a stunning, historically accurate replica of the ship in which Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80. The crew, dressed in period costume, provide guided tours, and you can learn all about life at sea in the 16th century ship.
Web : The Golden Hinde

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