With the school holidays just a few weeks away, Feb half term especially raises the questions about what to do with the kids. With the unpredictable weather and Christmas financial hangover, it’s can be hard to keep kids occupied and entertained.
Thankfully, Red Letter Days has some wonderful experiences and days out suitable for all ages, including the parents. There’s also some great money-saving offers so we’ve picked out our top picks for you to take a look at….
Experience the seriously cute attributes of alpacas with a family day out at Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm. Located in the wonderful Warwickshire countryside, this cheerful venue is also home to lovable giant bunnies, pygmy goats, chickens and runner ducks. Get up close and personal to the alpacas whilst taking them for a walk, learning all about their endearing natures and woolly fleeces.
Is there anything more adorable than a tiny little piglet? A whole bunch of little piglets! Located on Old Amersham Farm, Kew Little Pigs is home to a variety of micro pigs, piglets and show pigs. This adorable four-hour experience begins with an introduction and tour of the farm and the pig pens. Then get the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the pigs, playing, petting and even grooming these loveable farmyard animals.
Share a passion for the Red Devils with this exciting tour of Old Trafford for one adult and one child. Walk through the famous players’ tunnel, visit the press room, stand next to the iconic pitch and head to the dugouts. Take lots of pictures in this iconic stadium whilst being guided around by a knowledgeable expert.
Enjoy a fun-filled family day out to the ArcelorMittal Orbit viewing platforms and dare to plummet at speed in The Slide. Begin this experience, for two adults and two children, by ascending the magnificent ArcelorMittal Orbit, the 114.5 metre sculpture and observation tower that is located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Head to the upper viewing gallery and learn more about the structure with the chance to zoom into the surrounding views of London via the interactive touchscreens. Next, all four members of the family can enjoy an exhilarating 40-second trip down The Slide, which is the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide and measures an impressive 178m.
Flip Out is the ultimate trampoline and adventure park filled with active fun for the whole family. Bounce together at one of a choice of popular locations, including Somerset, Chichester, Leicester and Wandsworth. Enjoy unlimited access for an hour to wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks, the gladiator pit, battle-beam stations, a ninja obstacle course, stunt-box zones and much more.
Spend quality time together amongst wild and wondrous nature. Offering a one-of-a-kind adventure for every type of thrill-seeker, Go Ape is renowned for its outstanding tree-top challenges. After a thorough briefing, wiggle into the safety equipment provided and begin to master the ropes at a lower level. After conquering a confident approach, take to the woodland canopy and discover the different challenges. Tackle a variety of obstacles and crossings, before feeling the soaring sensation of the iconic zip wire!
Soak up the stunning sites of the capital with this unique Brigit’s Bakery afternoon tea and bus tour for two. In true British style, climb on board a vintage 1960’s Routemaster bus and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea whilst tucking into a spread of decadent treats. Along the way, look out for some of London’s most iconic and historic landmarks, including Nelson’s Column, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament as well as getting a glance of the city’s culture at South Kensington, Trafalgar Square and Notting Hill. Indulge in the delightful tastes of France with an exquisite selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries and of course, scones with generous servings of clotted cream and strawberry preserve.
Step into a world of magical adventure and whimsical discovery with a family afternoon tea at Wands & Wizard Exploratorium. Select a magic wand and begin to master spell casting. Make the tea stand turn and unlock a puzzle chest full to the brim with ingredients. Budding witches and wizards will get to make their own magical, interactive tea. Enjoy some fun experimentation and delight all the senses with this engaging experience. Finally, after mastering the art of magic, indulge in a tempting selection of sweet treats and savoury nibbles. Tuck into sand-witches, brownies, cupcakes and sweet treats with baked elements of molecular gastronomy – designed to create an other-worldly experience that is sure to delight.