July 2014 Newsletter

Summer Holidays are Almost Here!

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It's that time of year again when we look for ideas of how we can entertain the kids over the summer holidays. In our latest newsletter you will find great places to go and special events happening all over the country together with details of what's coming up for the new term ahead.

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Action Packed Days Out at Runway Visitor Park

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Unbeatable views of the runways are just part of an action packed day at Runway Visitor Park – Manchester Airport.

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Make this summer and adventurous one at Beamish Wild!

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Our treetop adventure course is the perfect activity for all the family to take part in and enjoy. We know it sometimes is difficult to get the kids away from Playstations, tablets, Facebook and the like but if you mention High Ropes and zipwires we reckon not only you’ll get a bit of interest but you’ll also be a cool mom or dad.

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ANIMAL MAD at Africa Alive!

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Here at Africa Alive we are mad about ANIMALS – long ones, short ones, big ones, tall ones, fat ones, thin ones, cute ones, fluffy ones, African ones and all the other ‘ones’ you can think of!

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Events and Savings at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park

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Families can save up to 20% off entrance tickets by booking online as well as take advantage of the ‘7 Days of Fun for the Price of 1’ offer. Also check out the events happening throughout the Summer holidays

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Summer Events at Skipton Castle

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Skipton Castle, ever watchful over this bustling historic market town for over 900 years, is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England, well worth a visit throughout the changing seasons.

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Bring Learning to Life at The Black Country Living Museum

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This award winning 26-acre open air museum brings the curriculum to life with unique and memorable learning experiences. Spend a day discovering how the innovation and hard work of people in the Black Country created a turning point in Britain’s national story.

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What Kind of Rugby Player are You?

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Discover why people love rugby, from the grassroots game to the elite sport, and get the stories behind some of the greatest players, matches and tries - with a little humour thrown in on a Twickenham Stadium Tour and World Rugby Museum visit.

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Family Activity Holidays in the Lake District at Derwentwater Independent Hostel

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Enjoy an action-packed 3 night holiday with experienced local activity providers Glaramara and Plattyplus. Based at family-friendly Derwentwater Independent Hostel.

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Summer at Twycross Zoo!

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Set in more than 80-acres of beautiful Leicestershire countryside, Twycross Zoo is renowned as a World Primate Centre. Not only do they have one of the most diverse collections of monkeys and gibbons in Europe but is the only place in the UK where you can see all 4 types of great ape- chimpanzee, orang-utan, gorilla and the UK’s only group of bonobos.

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More News & Events

Teachers Go FREE at York’s CHOCOLATE Story this Summer!

From rainforests to chocolate factories; warrior Aztecs to pacifist Quakers; through to sustainable trading and changing materials - we can help you engage your pupils in the new curriculum with a deliciously different school trip. Over 16,000 school children have experienced our award-winning education programme. Now it’s your turn!

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The Birmingham Botanical Gardens - THE Place to be this Summer!

This summer there is much to delight, fascinate and entertain people of all ages at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston.

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Chill out this summer at The Deep!

Help us support the Pole to Pole campaign. Learn about the animals that live at the North and South Poles and some of the threats they face, including our very own penguins!

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Making Money: Design your own banknote at Bank of England Museum

During the summer holidays (23 July – 29 August) the Bank of England Museum invites its young visitors to get creative and design their own banknote to take home. There are many examples of banknotes in the Museum, from the earliest hand-written notes from the 17 century to the highly sophisticated and secure banknotes in use today.

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Explore the unbelievable wonders of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London this Summer

At the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London attraction visitors can marvel at an unbelievable collection of jaw dropping artefacts from around the globe, which are sure to amuse everyone this summer holiday.

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The place to be this summer…Making it! Discovery Centre

Coming up this summer! Take a tour around the Interactive Galleries during the school holidays to learn how everyday products are invented, designed, tested, made, packaged and marketed.

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Skymaze at Cotswold Wildlife Park

This summer sees the launch of the ‘Skymaze’ at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. Consisting of interconnecting treehouses, slides and jungle bridges, climbing to a bird’s eye view of the Park and its existing playground.

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Remarkable Reptiles at Banham Zoo

They may not be everyone’s favourites, but they certainly are remarkable, and this summer holidays Banham zoo is running a special event all about how amazing reptiles are!

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Make the Most of the Holidays at Avon Tyrrell

In the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre is open for day and residential visitors offering an extensive range of exciting outdoor adventure activities perfect for families, groups and individuals.

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Summer Fun for Kids at Peterborough Museums

Check out the Summer of events happening at Peterborough Museums over the holidays

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Roman Encampment in the Close at Vindolanda

Roman Vindolanda lies in the central section of Hadrian’s Wall, set in breathtaking countryside and is highly regarded as one of the most fascinating and exciting sites in the Roman world.

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Severn Valley Railway Summer Activities

It is that time again! During August we have a fantastic event called the Steam & Whistle Club.

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Spinnaker Tower Offers Half Price Autumn Educational Trips

UK school and college groups of 15 or more visiting the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth throughout October* and November* will enjoy a 50% discount off entry, making an educational trip to the tower more appealing than ever.

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Sneaton Castle is more than just a place to stay!

Planning the next academic year? Looking for a residential base for your next school trip? Then why not come to Whitby and stay with us? Sneaton Castle Centre is an ideal venue offering an exciting, picturesque, spacious and safe location.

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Safety Centre – Hazard Alley - 20th Anniversary Open Day

Fun, games and quizzes for all the family. Come and view our unique Centre visited by over 18,000 children a year. Look around our indoor mini town and learn how to keep yourself safe.

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The Experience of a Lifetime at Camp Suisse

For almost ten years its team of adventure experts has been providing multi-activity holidays for children and teens (7-17 years) from all over the world. The exclusive, private, purpose-built camp is situated 1100m above the Rhone Valley and Lake Geneva in the resort of Torgon. With space for 140 people, campers have access to a wealth of facilities that enable them to live and learn in a serene, safe and clean environment.

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Bring PSHE to Life at Sutton Life Centre

The Life Skills Zone at Sutton Life Centre is Europe’s first super classroom. Part movie set, part learning experience; our Life Skills Zone teaches your pupils about citizenship, personal safety and the environment using the latest cinematic technology. Giant projection screens, powerful surround sound, evocative lighting and interactive elements all combine to create an immersive learning environment like no other.

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Summertime at Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest, situated in Staffordshire, is an experience like no other. Take a walk around the beautiful 60 acre woodland and home to 140 free-roaming Barbary macaques. The monkeys live in complete freedom, allowing visitors to get an insight into their natural behaviour and social antics.

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A Unique Place to Stay at Trafford Hall

Trafford Hall is a beautiful Georgian Manor house set in 14 acres of Cheshire countryside. With 53 en-suite bedrooms, 7 conference and event rooms and ample outdoor space to make use of, Trafford Hall offers plenty of opportunity to make your stay a unique and memorable one.

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Summer Holidays at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Drop into the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museums this Summer for events to suit everyone.

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New Rides at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park!

Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland and just 10mins from the popular seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park has been refurbished making it an even more vibrant place for a day out for all the family.

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