Half term beckons27 October, 2014
Beagle Street’s top 5 FREE family days out
With the first Half Term of the school year here we’ve surfed the web and probed members of our team to find out 5 of the best family days out that don’t cost a penny…
Brimham Rocks – North Yorkshire
Suggested by our resident Yorkshireman, Brimham rocks is a collection of oddly shaped rock formations set amongst the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The kids will love spotting the more spectacularly shaped rocks, such as Dancing Bear, and scrambling across them. Take a picnic and enjoy the labyrinth of walks and majestic scenery.
Natural History Museum – London
They say only 2 things in life are guaranteed; death and taxes. I’d add one more – children love dinosaurs! If your kids, or the big kid in you, love dinosaurs then there’s no better place to go than the Natural History Museum. Packed full of interesting artefacts and interactive displays, kids won’t even realise they’re learning.
With the development of GPS tracking in recent years the game of Geo-Caching has grown into a global treasure hunt. Using GPS devices – or even a phone – navigate to set locations (Geocaches) and sign the log book to prove you’ve found it. You can even set up your own challenge. Visit the website to find out where your local Geocaches are and get hunting!
Avebury and Silbury Hill – Wiltshire
Located less than an hour’s drive from Stonehenge this pair of prehistoric sites are two of the most impressive in Europe. Much bigger than Stonehenge, Avebury consists of naturally shaped stones and benefits from completely free access, as does Silbury Hill. These fascinating sites allow you and the kids to walk amongst and touch thousands of years of British history.
Imperial War museums – Manchester, London and Duxford
With this year marking 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, and Remembrance Sunday approaching, it is a great time for children to engage with history. With 3 sites around the country the Imperial War museums tell the story of modern warfare in Britain and the Commonwealth using a variety of interactive and static displays which the kids will love.