Great Days Out
Great Days Out brings together inspirational ideas for places to visit and things to do during the 2015 season so make sure you stop by Great Days Out to start planning your next adventure.
Meet exciting tourist attractions from around the UK, take advantage of special ticket offers to save you and your family money and win free tickets in competitions! Plus each attraction will be bringing something along to give you a taste of the experience they offer. Read on to find out more about what you'll discover in Great Days Out.
Attractions in 2014 included:
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Set in the heart of Snowdonia, these two narrow gauge steam railways form an important part of the local tourist transport and make a great alternative way to explore the area.
The historic Ffestiniog Railway runs between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog. Where slate trains once ran from the quarries to the sea, the little locomotives haul carriages full of passengers through the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog. The newly rebuilt Welsh Highland Line steams from coast to coast between Porthmadog and Caernarfon and the two railways have a joint station at Porthmadog making circular tours and longer trips out available. Sit back and watch the scenery go by with a bottle of locally brewed ale or a cup of coffee served at your seat by a cheerful steward.
There are several good campsites adjacent to Welsh Highland Stations so simply leave your unit behind and enjoy your day. To find out more visit www.festrail.co.uk
Don't miss Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways' 108-year steam locomotive 'Hugh Napier' which will be on display!
Wedgwood Visitor Centre
Set in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, on the edge of The Potteries’ city of Stoke-on-Trent, The Wedgwood Factory, Visitor Centre and Museum all combine these days in a way to offer ‘something for everyone’.
Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.
We have a selection of beautifully restored heritage boats from which you can take in the spectacular views of ‘England’s Lake Lucerne.’ This is the same lake that Donald Campbell used to successfully break the world speed record in 1955 in his Blackbird K7 and where Wordsworth wrote ‘Daffodils.’ It was once believed to be the home of dark monsters and the alleged burial ground of one of the knights of the round table!
Find out more at http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/
Looking for a fun-filled day out for you and your little ones? With over 70 attractions including rides and shows to enjoy each day, and a park entrance charge of just ₤15.95, Gullivers Land is without doubt one of the best value kids’ days out in the UK. For less than 23p per Magical Experience, Gullivers provides fun for all the family from February - December each year.*
Unlike most other theme parks in the UK, Gullivers World caters especially for younger children. This means that if you are looking for great days out for toddlers and youngsters, then we are the park for you. We’re a family-run attraction, designed for families with children aged between 2 to 13.
From the Runaway Train in Discovery Bay to the Jungle River Ride and classic Dodgems there are plenty of exciting rides to ensure that all the family have a fun day out. There are also a number of rides designed for the Under 5s, as well as shows and toddlers’ favourites – the ZingZillas!
Find out more at www.gulliversfun.co.uk/milton-keynes
The Gulliver's team will be ensuring kids have great time with face-painting, balloon modelling and lots more in Great Days Out.
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “ little railway “ in olde Cumbrian dialect.
The centre piece in the Eskdale valley, our heritage steam engines journey from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, along the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops, with a 1:40 gradient at times, en route to our final destination some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3,209ft) at their peak.
Find out more at http://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/