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A family day out at the SS Great Britain

At the heart of Bristol’s vibrant harbour lies a boat with a tale to tell. The SS Great Britain was built right there in the Great Western Dockyard. This was where she would return 127 years later. Since then, the ship has been lovingly restored. Visitors can look around both inside and outside and get a feel for what life would have been like for those on board. Covid-19 and visiting the SS Great Britain Days out across the UK have changed since the Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the SS Great Britain has been able to reopen since lockdown was eased.…

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Attractions reopening across the UK as lockdown eases

With lockdown in the process of easing across the UK, many attractions are reopening. As most of us gear up for staycations this summer, it is useful to know what’s on in the area you are visiting as well as your local area. I’ve put together a roundup post to pull together loads of information. Instead of turning this into one huge list, I’m linking to blog posts, articles and websites where you can find local information. For ease, I’ve divided it up into England, Scotland and Wales and then alphabetically by county within England. There is a table of…

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Things to do in Bristol city centre with children

Bristol is a city that truly has it all. Shopping, restaurants, nightlife and plenty of attractions to keep children entertained. Better still, much of it is accessible on foot. We headed to Bristol for the morning on a National Express coach. It’s just an hour from Cheltenham, ideal for popping into the city for brunch and a spot of shopping. If you’ve got a bit longer to spend there, here are a few ideas for things to do with the kids. All of these are accessible on foot from the bus station. SS Great Britain The iconic SS Great Britain…

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Westonbirt Arboretum dog friendly family day out

After brilliant days out on Forestry England sites at both Cannock Chase and the Forest of Dean, we were keen to explore another one of their locations. Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire is a beautiful, dog friendly day out that has something to offer for the whole family. Young children with bikes under 70cm tall can cycle around the site while adults enjoy a relaxing walk. And of course, there’s plenty of fun for dogs too. The majority of the site is dog friendly although there are a few areas where dogs can’t go and others where they need to be…

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Blists Hill Victorian Town dog friendly family day out

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is a truly nostalgic family day out. Step back in time from the moment you arrive. Change your money into Pounds, Shillings and Pence at the Victorian bank then stroll around traditional shops to spend it. Dogs on leads are welcome everywhere except inside food shops and cafes. We spent a day at Blists Hill during October half term. Here’s what you need to know to plan your visit. Blists Hill Victorian town and shops After strolling around the welcome exhibition, the first store you come to is the bank. Friendly bank employees will…

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