To celebrate English Tourism Week I have joint forces in a blog carnival with some of my favourite bloggers to collate a list of great educational places to visit with kids in the UK on our very own doorstep.
Because lets face it, there so much to do in this wonderful country yet if you are anything like me? Some days I lack inspiration, I almost need it spelling out for me.
Check out 3 of our favourite educational places to visit in England.
But also pop along and check out some of the other great suggestions.
Visit Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is the most incredible day out and one we could never tire of. It offers something for everybody in the family. History that is tailored for all ages, our boys’ just love Horrible Histories, it is so engaging and fun. You can also follow the history of the War or The Roses, which is displayed throughout the main house. And on a hot day there is nothing better than enjoying a picnic and watching the firing of the Trebuchet.
Spend A Summers Day In Stratford-Upon-Avon
With 2016 being the year we commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, what better time to follow in this great mans footsteps. And visiting his birth town is the perfect way to do this. The Shakespeare Trust offers engaging and interesting ways to find out how life was back then that we all thoroughly enjoyed as a family.
And if it’s a glorious day chill out by the River Avon, or take a boat down the river. Stratford is the most stunning town that has so much to do to entertain the family, with many great dining and hotel options to suit all budgets, should you decide to stay a little longer.
Live Like The Victorians at Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town is like just like stepping back in time, it is a glorious working village that replicated exactly how life would have been back then. On entering the village you are able to change modern-day money for shillings, pound and pence, and live like the Victorians did this incredible working museum.
You can watch demonstrations of tradesmen and women at work, enjoy fish and chip from the chippy, or a drink in the working pub. Have fun at the fair or even get a family portrait taken. What a wonderful way to engage and teach visitors about how life was back then, and one I would thoroughly recommend.
Also find out what the Isle Of Wight has to offer families and how to find the best caravan park to suit you family. There is also lots of tips of family days out and where to visit during your trip.
Visit some of my favourite travel bloggers for more great inspiration for traveling in England.
Sam from North East Family Fun shares her top three English Heritage properties to visit with kids. Featuring Stonehenge, Bolsover Castle and Hadrian’s Wall.
Helen at Actually Mummy tells us about three great days out for families in London.
Ting from My Travel Monkey looks back at her top three favourite National Trust’s sites in the South East of England. Which not only combine majestic historic houses, but breathtaking gardens and landscapes. Fantastic day outs for the whole family.
From castles to yurts, over on A Residence Penny shares three awesome places to stay with the family in Warwick, Somerset and the Lake District
Jane from Practically Perfect Mums shows off three fabulously family friendly places to stay in the South West of England and they’re all spacious enough to accommodate a family of five!
Karen at Mini Travellers shares 3 Child Friendly National Trust properties to visit with Kids near Chester
Yorkshire Girl, Jo Addison, shares her favourite family days out in her home county
Over at Mums do travel, Gretta focuses on South East England in her post about the attractions of London, Kent and the Isle of Wight.
Erin from Yorkshire Tots shares three family adventure trails in Yorkshire where you can follow in the ‘footsteps’ of Stickman.Re-tell the story of the Room on the Broom, and enjoy tunnels slides, bridges and beams on an amazing welly walk.
Cathy at MummyTravels heads to the coast with three of her favourite family-friendly seaside attractions in Devon, Cornwall and Brighton, including the chance to spot giant octopus and be an Elizabethan explorer.
Alison, Helen, Penny and Katie pick three of their favourite cool places to take kids, glamp at the zoo, hire a beach hut or be an outlaw in Sherwood Forest.
21 thoughts on “Great Educational Places To Visit In England”
Blists Hill sounds brilliant! Warwick Castle gets our vote too – and it is where I started to suspect I was first pregnant, all the weird musty smells and the towers giving me vertigo! So it is always fab to go back with the kids.
Do you know Penny I get so scared in those towers the stairs are so steep. x
We loved Blists Hill during our weekend away at Ironbridge last year. I’ve got a great photo of my 4 year old with a policeman! We also loved Enguinity and the actual bridge itself – a really beautiful part of the world.
Yes Jo it is isn’t it? we never got to Enguinity but would have like too, we also visited the Tar Tunnels which were fascinating, it really is such a stunning area x
Blists Victorian Town sounds fantastic – love the idea of stepping back in time and watching how they worked back then! x
Ting it is amazing I love it, such a wonderful way to learn x
Thanks for the ideas, I haven’t been to Warwick Castle of Stratford-upon-Avon since having children. Blists Hill looks very interesting too
Jane it is the most beautiful area we love it, such a great place to travel as a family xx
I really want to visit Warwick Castle – a trip for us is on the cards next year. I think it looks like a fab place for bringing history to life and have only ever heard rave reviews x
Sam you would love it, it is just the best day out, we are dying to go back and stay in the Lodges x
I love your list – Blists Hill was somewhere we used to visit quite a bit as kids. I always remember having the huge old pennies, getting to spend them in the sweet shop and watching the old-fashioned printers. I love Warwick Castle too, there’s so much to do, I never get tired of visiting.
Me neither Cathy it is such a beautiful part of the country xx
We used to love going to Warwick Castle when we had our Merlin cards. I love the idea of Blists Hill, it sounds such a different and fun day out whilst being educational x
Tracey Blists Hill in incredible I really loved it, and you can never get bored of Warwick Castle can you x
I remember spending exactly just such a summer’s day in Stratford and completely falling in love with the history. I’m waiting for my youngest to be a little older so that Shakespeare appeals more to him, then I’m totally planning a weekend there.
Oh I love it Helen and the Shakespeare trust made it so interesting and engaging for the boys x
Some great ideas there. I would love to visit Warwick castle among others
Alison I love Warwick Castle it really is a must place to visit x
Alison I love Warwick Castle it really is a must place to visit x
We’ve had some lovely days out here. A great place to visit 🙂
Thanks Suzanne yes us too, x