Now that we’re slowly coming out of lockdown and are able to venture out a bit further away from home we thought we’d compile a list of the places that are starting to reopen their doors so the you can enjoy a fun family day out.
We all need a change of scenery after months of climbing the walls. Thank goodness we’ve had such lovely weather. It will typically rain now that we’re allowed out again now though won’t it?
Obviously still maintain social distancing and follow the guidelines of the places you visit but go and have fun!!
Many National Trust places are starting to reopen their doors again. It’s worth checking out their website or downloading their app to see what’s open. You may also need to book in advance for some places so that numbers of visitors can be managed. National Trust memberships are also low cost for families costing as little as £10.50 per month.
Image: The National Trust
Thrill seekers will be pleased to know that the Merlin Attractions in England will be reopening from the 4th July. Merlin paused all Merlin Passes during the lockdown and has extended all passes so that no one misses out. If you don’t have a pass, they have a sale on right now and many of the attractions have slashed their prices.
The attractions that are set to reopen are Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, LEGOLAND Windsor, Warwick Castle and Chessington World of Adventures Resort. The Blackpool Tower, SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussaud’s will also re-open in line with the latest Government guidelines.
You will need to book in advance as they are limiting the number of people in the parks for obvious reasons.
Check out their website for more information.
Image: Merlin Entertainments
Our treasured zoos and wildlife parks were one of the first attractions to reopen. If you have one local to you, go and show your support. Many are at risk of closing down after being closed for so long. Their income obviously comes from ticket sales. They have had no income over the past 3 months but have still had to feed and tent to the animals. It costs an astonishing £465,000 per month to look after all the animals and plants at Chester Zoo!!
A visit to the zoo is one of our family favourite days out and it’s educational too so that’s homeschooling ticked off the list for the day!
Although these places will look very different when you get there - temperature checks on arrival, staff in PPE etc. etc. we still think that enjoying a family day out can be done in these times as long as we’re sensible about it and follow the guidelines.
Do you have any other ideas for fun family days out after lockdown? Let us know in the comments below.