Enjoy your days out safely this summer as zoos, gardens, theme parks and more amazing places open up again across Great Britain!
Thousands of theme parks, gardens and zoos can’t wait to welcome you back – and you don’t even need to travel far to find something to suit all the family.
Whether you’re going back to old favourites or finding somewhere new, you’re bound to fall in love with the best Britain has to offer.
The best place to check what’s open is attractions’ official websites. They’ll also give you the most up-to-date information on what to expect once you get there.
But below we’ve picked out some of the best places for a great day – or night – out near you. Scroll through to check out what’s open nearest to where you live. Click here for more info.
If you’ve missed going out to see a movie during lockdown, you’ll love the outdoor Luna Cinema, which is showing classics such as Dirty Dancing
and Singin’ in the Rain, as well as newer flicks like Joker. Now with added drive-in option!
Chessington World of Adventures
Kids across the land are rejoicing because Chessington is back! Pre-booking your fun is essential and capacity is reduced, which means shorter queues – a big win for parents. chessington.com
National Botanic Garden of Wales
This beautiful garden is open again and in full bloom. Stroll through the Fairy Woods, take a lakeside walk and check out the gorgeous gardens
– and with 568 acres there’s plenty of room to keep your distance from others. Find out more about opening times and pre-book your tickets here: botanicgarden.wales
Stargazing in Scotland
Look up into the clear skies and you’ll find a new adventure. Scotland is the place to find some of the most impressive dark skies in Europe, making it easier to spot stars, faraway planets and streaking meteors without light pollution.
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Book your tickets for a walking tour of this wildlife park just outside Cambridge. It’s a gem of a place, where the friendly owners host a hedgehog hospital and an otter experience – kids will love it. sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk
Yorkshire’s big day out is welcoming adventure seekers back, with plenty of rides for younger guests and summer saver tickets that you can pre-book here: lightwatervalley.co.uk
Bath Skyline Walk
Pack a picnic and stroll the six-mile Bath Skyline walk, which takes in secluded valleys, woodlands packed with chirping birds and that beautiful view of the city. It’s just one of many National Trust gems you can enjoy. nationaltrust.org.uk/bath-skyline
Glass of Thrones
Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones territory and fans flock
to its filming locations. But for something different try the Glass of Thrones walking trail in Belfast, which takes you to five windows depicting scenes from the show.
Woburn Safari Park
The big news from Woburn is the arrival of five adorable lockdown lion cubs, so if you visit the safari park this summer you might hear the patter of tiny paws. Book your safari by car or foot here: woburnsafari.co.uk