5 of the best summer day trips 2017

summer day trips

Summer is the perfect time to get out and explore what England has to offer. There is a huge variety of fantastic options for days out up and down the country, proving you don’t need to go far to have a memorable and enjoyable summer. Whether you fancy thrills, laughs, learning or culture, England’s cities and attractions can provide. So, without further ado, we’ve put together our top picks for some of the best summer day trips for 2017.

Warwick Castle – for history and family friendly entertainment

Warwick castle is one of England’s best castles and is full of over 1000 years of rich history and impressive displays. The castle is a wonderful family day out, going above and beyond to bring history to life, with restored rooms full of grandeur, extensive grounds and exemplary entertainment. Highlights include the world’s largest trebuchet, birds of prey shows, the Horrible Histories maze and the creepy Castle Dungeons. This summer, exciting additions include a medieval banquet, live jousting tournaments and open air cinema screenings.

Liverpool – for cool culture

For a day out in the city, Liverpool has plenty to offer. Whether you’re looking for museums and galleries on a rainy day or parks and walking tours in the sun, Liverpool has it all. Some of the city’s biggest draws are the historically significant docks, the thriving music scene and Liverpool Cathedral – the biggest cathedral in Britain.

As a key British port, the docks are extensive and today are a cultural hub of restaurants, bars, museums and galleries. Live music venues of all sizes and genres can be found across the city. However, the Beatles are Liverpool’s crowning jewel for music, and fun tours and exhibitions revolving around the band are popular and can be found across the city.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach – for the seaside and thrills

The beach is what many people want from summer, and this is what Blackpool provides. A classic British seaside location, Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach is giddy summer fun. Great for all the family, this seafront theme park has child-friendly rides, sideshows galore, thrilling roller coasters and impressive stage shows. There is, of course, the promenade and beach right there too, if you want a break from the rides.

Chester Zoo – for animal lovers

Rated the best zoo in the UK, Chester Zoo is an expansive collection of some of the most well-known, weird and wonderful animals in the world. The zoo is spread across a huge 125 acres and is home to 500 species of animal, from Sumatran tigers and red pandas to komodo dragons and penguins. As well as discovering all the animals yourself, there are talks, masterclasses and opportunities to learn about Chester Zoo’s conservation efforts as well as play areas for kids.

The Eden Project – for nature enthusiasts

The Eden Project is an awe-inspiring captive rainforest close the the Cornish coastline. Emerging from a crater formed by disused clay pits, the site is now home to out-of-this-world biomes and an abundance of lush greenery. This charity-run attraction is a celebration of the environment, with over 1000 plant species from around the world in residence. As well as the biomes, Eden has beautiful outdoor gardens, sculptures, canopy walkways, a skywire, a choice of eateries, and plays host to music events throughout the year.


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