My Top 10 Days Out for Easter and a Chance to Win an Amazon Voucher

We have been working with a great new website, Wiki Places For Kids to share some of our favourite days out and have found some brilliant suggestions from other people.

When they asked us to team up with them and come up with a list of suggestions for family fun in our local area (Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire) over the Easter holidays we got straight to work.

So many other schools seem to have broken up already and I are feeling quite jealous as we are still a week away from our holidays. Even so we are looking forward to visiting some of these places when we finally get there!

Great Days Out in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Stanwick Lakes

We have had a pass for Stanwick Lakes ever since I was a baby and it is one of our favourite places to go- especially when it is warm enough to get soaking wet in the sand and water play areas. It’s nice for a walk and has a great play area to run around it. There is an indoor play area and a café too. They often have other events going on too.

Salcey Forest

There are lots of different routes you can take at Salcey Forest including an awesome treetop trail and currently the Gruffalo Trail which we did the other week- my little brother and sister loved it!

Xtreme360 Trampoline Park

I recently discovered Xtreme360 for a friend’s birthday and it was brilliant. We had such a good time on the trampolines and I liked the fact there were different types. I am hoping to go back soon and my sister is desperate to visit. This is definitely on my list for a fun few hours.

Spy Mission

Spy Mission is an awesome place to visit with a couple of friends. I have been to a few birthday parties here and it is always brilliant. I would recommend this for children age 6 and upwards.


Twinwoods in Milton Ernest is just about the most amazing place you can go for any sort of adventure you might be looking for-you can do the climbing wall, drive in the race room, fly in the wind tunnel, surf, swim or go to the play area- there is something for everyone and I would love to go back and try surfing again.

Wood Green Animal Shelter

I really like visiting Wood Green Animal Shelter, it’s a great place for all the work they do with animals and it’s a nice place to visit too. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt an animal you can still have a look around- see the animals who are waiting to be rehomed, visit the maze and little playground and pop to the café. It’s a lovely place to have a walk around.

Wicksteed Park

We haven’t been to Wicksteed Park for a couple of years but now my brother and sister are both old enough to come with me I would love to go back. I really enjoyed all the rides there and have had a great time when I have been in the past.

Woburn Safari Park

For a bigger day out we really like Woburn Safari Park Even if it’s raining there is still plenty to see and as you do most of it in your car it doesn’t matter if the weather is bad. We spent ages watching the monkeys last time- they are so funny. I like the fact that you can drive round the actual safari park more than once if you want. There is also plenty of other animals to see when you get out of the car-we loved the penguins. We enjoyed riding on the swans on the lake too.

Laser Planet Milton Keynes

I went to Laser Planet in Milton Keynes with my friend a couple of months ago and we had a fantastic afternoon, we played team games and individual battles and got a score sheet after each game. It was really cool. You can go with friends or on your own and can either have one game or play for the whole day. If you like computer games this is awesome!

Daytona Milton Keynes

Daytona Race track is one of my favourite places to go. I love doing their Arrive and Drive sessions and have been a few times- I have raced against lots of different people and it’s great because you never know who you are going to be up against. It isn’t a long outing but it makes a great activity for a special treat.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my favourite local days out. If you are looking for inspiration in your own area then you can visit Wiki Places for Kids for some brilliant ideas.


In the meantime we have teamed up with Wiki Places for Kids to offer our readers the chance to win a £20 Amazon Voucher- check out the rafflecopter form for details.

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107 thoughts on “My Top 10 Days Out for Easter and a Chance to Win an Amazon Voucher

  1. RebeccaC says:

    One of my children’s favourite places is Billy Bob’s Diner and Play Barn, north of Skipton, North Yorkshire. They love the ice cream and swinging on ropes in the barn.

  2. My favourite day out would be going to the seaside (don’t really mind which one!) and trying my luck in the amusement arcades, making sandcastles and eating too many chips! :p x

  3. Elizabeth Gaskell says:

    Fellwalking in The Lake District, especially in Springtime. Great competition thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize.

  4. Ema J Lowe says:

    we like going to a local theme park called Wheelgate, there is something for all the children and when its warmer, they have got a great splash park too to cool down in.

  5. Fiona says:

    Got to be Chatsworth, there is something for everyone! The House and gardens are stunning and the children’s playground and farm is just brilliant.

  6. Elizabeth Hinds says:

    We love going to Drayton Manor theme park – it’s so family friendly and not as busy or expensive as some of the bigger ones 🙂

  7. saetana says:

    We love a day out in London. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

  8. My wife and I went to Stanwick Lakes a couple of weeks ago for afternoon tea. We both thought it was really good. We had a good view over the lake and next to the indoor play area, which kept out 2 kids entertained. It was out first time at Stanwick, but we only live 20 mins away, so will definitely be going back again.

  9. Solange says:

    We like going to Kew Gardens. It houses the largest and most diverse botanical collections in the world and is a World Heritage Site. I have a membership so we go often.

  10. Amy Dickson says:

    We love going to the Burntisland Fair in the Summer. If the suns out it’s always a lovely day out going on the rides or watching the Highland Games, playing at the beach and finishing off the day with Fish and Chips from the Links Chippy

  11. Jordan Jarmain says:

    Our favourite family day out in the uk is flamingo land. Theme park plus zoo means something for everyone xx

  12. I love taking my three girls to the Black Country Museum. There;s something for the whole family which is difficult to find when you have two little ones plus a moody teen but the BCM seems to have it all and it’s a good history lesson too so they are learning without even knowing it. Always a plus 🙂

  13. Jenny Harlow says:

    I love going to the Eden Project in Cornwall especially in the school holidays. There might be a larger number of people there but they always put on the best entertainment for the children and there easter eggspectacular this year has been so fun

  14. Susan Smith says:

    Living by the Beach has to be our favourite day out, there is so much to do in Great Yarmouth and surrounding areas, from crab fishing to visiting places of interest and history

    • says:

      Fab- will have to have a look into that, it sounds like a brilliant idea- we all love a treasure hunt

  15. Faye Reed says:

    Saltwell Park, Gateshead. We spend the whole day there and it’s all free. There’s a pets corner, maze, park, pond and more.

  16. paula cheadle says:

    our favourite place for a day out is weston-super-mare, as there is the beach, the pier and plenty of shops, so there is plenty to do for all ages

  17. We as a family love Blackpool.It’s only an hour or so down the motorway from us and has so much for the children to do,Blackpool Zoo is a firm favourite,Sea life centre,Sandcastle leisure centre,Wax works-that have interactive areas throughout,the pleasure beach-to name just a few,We highly recommend. 🙂

  18. we live in Cardiff and we love going to St Fagans the welsh folk museum. it’s always got different things and activities throughout the year and it has plenty of things to see and do if its rainy or sunny

  19. gemma hendry says:

    kent life in maidstone kent is a great day out for all the family, nice boat journey from centreof town to it

  20. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    It’s right on our doorstep -the TROUGH of bowland -peaceful family fun beautiful scenery and lots to do and see

    • says:

      Is that Southend way? I have heard of it, we will have to make that our next trip towards the coast. Would love to be nearer to a seaside!

  21. Cherry Edwards says:

    The Eden Project is a brilliant place for families and if you save your Tesco vouchers you can use them to pay for your tickets.

  22. Amanda Johnson says:

    We love Go Ape. It is one of the hardest things I have personally ever done but the satisfaction when you get to the end is amazing.

  23. We love a trip to Edinburgh Zoo, there are always new animals to see there and with an annual pass it means we can pop by for a short visit whenever we feel like it!

    • says:

      That sounds brilliant, I have heard lots of good things about Edinburgh Zoo and having a pass must be fab

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