Taking children out for the day always depends on what kind of child you have, and what it is that they like to do. Of course, parents know better than anyone what it is that their children enjoy most. Finding places to take children even after you learn what it is that they like can be difficult. There are hundreds of child-friendly play areas and adventure parks all across the United Kingdom, ready and waiting for children to discover them every single day.
One place with many different places and settings, to suit most children, is Twinlakes. Twinlakes is situated in Melton Mowbray, and is incredibly easy to get to. It has over 40 acres of theme park rides and entertainment, ranging from indoor activities to huge outdoor rides. When it comes to finding something for every member of the family, Twinlakes is equipped with rollercoasters, water parks, indoor soft play centres, and an ice-skating rink. This means that a larger family, with a wider range of children in it, can find their entertainment for the whole day within just the one place.
For children who are more interested in history, but love to run and explore, Avoncroft is an excellent place to take them. Avoncroft is a museum of historical buildings that are taken from the area – usually due for demolition – and reconstructed within the walls of Avoncroft, thus ensuring the wonderful buildings will be saved, and their histories will live on. Avoncroft offers many different pieces of history in one place, from the Tudors to war-survived buildings and so on. There are also parks, and fields, perfect for taking children out in to for sunnier days and picnics amongst such life and history.
Of course, educating children can be on any subject in the world. If you are someone who wants to teach your child about sustaining the earth, saving money, and helping themselves, then Thirteen Moons may be the best place for them. Thirteen Moons is a cafe and a shop located in the Banffshire countryside, just outside of Keith. They offer a first-hand look at how our actions influence and impact the environment, with their own sustainable way of providing for their customers. With cows, hens, and other animals that help the cafe along, the workers at Thirteen Moons offer customers the chance to interact with the very same hens that their eggs came from.
However, some children simply have a lot of steam to let off, and nowhere to let it off in. this is where Monster Mansion comes in to play. Monster Mansion is located in Devon, and is a large soft indoor play centre suitable for children from the ages of 4 to 12. Soft play centres are sought out by most parents, due to their wonderfully safe nature and the vast fun that children can have in them.
The thing with children is that they can entertain themselves in almost every place, and so money doesn’t always have to be spent to entertain them. Bradgate Park, situated in Newtown Linford, is a wonderful natural place full of deer, fields, ruins and other things to spark children’s imaginations. If a child, or children, are too much to handle and filled with too much energy, then Bradgate Park is certainly large enough for them to run around and tire themselves out with ease. The deer are protected by the park, yet they are free to roam around the place, and most times the children will be able to get quite close to them. This can be an education in itself, allowing children to become so close to nature and experience it in real time.
Children are simple to keep entertained, but harder to keep safe. This is why it is so important to find places that will be great for them to go to, keep them safe, and maybe even educate them a little. Children can take a lot from their trips, even if they are not always intentionally meant to. Every day for a child is a learning experience, so it is important to get children out in to the world, interacting and exploring, learning and gaining.
Tony Jones wrote this article with help from House Of Play. The company are the UK’s number one indoor play equipment manufacturers and suppliers. They have been operating for many years and as such have a vast knowledge of their industry, which is constantly growing around the world.