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Our guide to the very best of the UK's kids & family events and attractions. We've been busy finding the very best things for you to do, places to visit, and events to attend across the UK in 2012.

  • A Celebration of Talent! Kids & Family

    This exhibition at Urbis features innovative work by artists from Manchester's two leading universities in the fields of art, design, illustration, painting, sculpture, embroidery, fashion and moving image.  Read more

  • Abbotsford Kids & Family

    Abbotsford was once the home of 19th-century novelist Sir Walter Scott. Today, visitors can explore the house and grounds and view Scott's extensive collections of historic relics, weapons & armour, and rare books.  Read more

  • Adventure Island's fearsome Dragon's Claw ride Adventure Island Kids & Family

    Screams of delight ring out from Southend-on-Sea's Adventure Island, where children run between rides like Jumping Jolly Roger's, Pharoah's Fury and Dragon's Claw. The rides and entry fee are categorised by height and divided into Mini, Junior and Big Adventures.  Read more

  • Nemesis, Alton Towers Resort. Courtesy of Alton Towers Alton Towers Kids & Family

    More than a theme park, Alton Towers is a British institution and one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, with three million visitors every year. Large-scale white-knuckle rides abound, but there's plenty for the faint-hearted too.  Read more

  • The Play Barn at Amerton Farm Amerton Farm Kids & Family

    Amerton Farm features an array of attractions for all the family, including a Play Barn, a Tea Room, the Amerton Railway, a complimentary therapy centre and a whole range of craft shops.  Read more

  • Animated Exeter Kids & Family

    Animated Exeter screens around 140 animated films and stages an exciting programme of workshops, exhibitions and other events throughout the city of Exeter. The 13-day programme ranges from new features to classic shorts.  Read more

  • Funny goings-on at the Annual Kendal Torchlight Carnival Annual Kendal Torchlight Carnival Kids & Family

    At the Annual Kendal Torchlight Carnival, 100 floats and around 2000 people make their way through the pretty market town. They bear burning torches in a spectacle featuring classic cars, folk dancers, street entertainers, marching bands, carthorses and costumed participants.  Read more

  • Antiques for Everyone logo. Courtesy of Antiques for Everyone Antiques for Everyone Kids & Family

    The past has never been so popular, and antiques are big business, as the three-times-a-year Antiques for Everyone fair at Birmingham's NEC proves. Up to 30,000 visitors attend each time in the hope of snapping up a bargain.  Read more

  • A reconstructed Iron Age farm at Archaeolink, near Aberdeen, Scotland Archaeolink Kids & Family

    Archaeolink is a pre-history centre that tells the story of North-East Scotland's Prehistoric, Pictish and Celtic past. The centre has a number of reconstructions including a Roman marching camp, an Iron Age farm, a Bronze Age smithy and a stone circle.  Read more

  • Armed Forces Week Kids & Family

    Blackpool puts on a series of events to celebrate and honour the armed forces this summer. The week-long programme, which includes an Afternoon Tea Dance and a Music for Heroes concert, coincides with the National Armed Forces Day on 26 June.  Read more

  • Ashton Court Estate in the Forest of Avon. Courtesy Ashton Court Visitor Centre Ashton Court Estate Kids & Family

    The magnificent estate of Ashton Court covers 850 acres of woods and grassland, with views over Bristol. Watch red deer and fallow deer frolic in the grounds among ancient trees, including the famous Doomsday Oak.  Read more

  • Avenham Park, Preston Avenham Park Kids & Family

    Laid out by Edward Milner during the 1860s, Avenham Park and the adjacent Miller Park are his best-surviving bequests to the city. A traditional picturesque Victorian park, Avenham is created from a natural amphitheatre overlooking the River Ribble and is a popular facility for outdoor pursuits.  Read more

  • Ballymena Show & Countryside Festival Kids & Family

    The annual Ballymena Show & Countryside Festival is an agricultural fair with hundreds of trade stands, livestock shows and competitions, as well as food and drink stalls. The festival is held at Ballymena's Showgrounds.  Read more

  • Pilkington Jackson's maginifcent equestrian monument to Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn. Photo Paul Tomkins, courtesy Scottish Viewpoint / Visit Scotland Bannockburn Heritage Centre Kids & Family

    The Bannockburn Heritage Centre celebrates Robert the Bruce's victory over Edward II's English armies at Bannockburn. Run by the National Trust for Scotland, it sits close to the actual battle site just south of Stirling.  Read more

  • A view of Bantock House in Wolverhampton. Photo credit to Wolverhampton Tourist Office Bantock House & Park Kids & Family

    Built in the 1730s, Bantock House & Park was the residence of the wealthy Bantock industrialist family during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Today it tells the 200-year story of Wolverhampton's metamorphosis from market town to metropolis.  Read more

  • A Dalek entertains young visitors at the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Photo by Jay Williams, © Bath Festival of Children's Literature Bath Festival of Children's Literature Kids & Family

    The best children's books are brought to life by their authors and illustrators at the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Kids are encouraged to take part in author interviews and book signings, drawing with illustrators, storytelling and stand-up comedy.  Read more

  • Books, lovely books Bath Literature Festival Kids & Family

    Over 100 events are hosted in Jane Austen's former home town for the annual Bath Literature Festival. It is held at venues around the spa town, including the Guildhall, Bath Masonic Hall and the Holburne Museum.  Read more

  • A visitor at the Museum of Reading. Photo credit to Museum of Reading Bayeux Tapestry Kids & Family

    The Museum of Reading hosts a guided tour of its famous full-size replica of the Bayeux Tapestry every Saturday afternoon. Just turn up and away you go...  Read more

  • Enjoying a walk in Beale Park. Photo courtesy of Beale Park Beale Park Kids & Family

    From small beginnings, the 350 acres of Beale Park have been transformed into a garden with nature trails, summer river cruises and a deer park. Most impressive is the aviary walkway where you can see a number of rare birds.  Read more

  • Beamish: the North of England Open Air Museum. © Beamish Museum Beamish: the North of England Open Air Museum Kids & Family

    Visitors step back in time at the The North of England Open Air Museum in Beamish, just outside Newcastle. An 1820s steam train transports you to Pockerely Manor and a 1913 colliery village, complete with actors in ornate costumes.  Read more

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