Summer Holidays 2016: Top Days out for the Family

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While soaking the sun up on your back garden might be fun for a handful of those gorgeous days we’re sure to get this summer, it’d be a waste not to use the days to get out of the house and have a mini adventure with the family. But with so many things out there that you could get up to, choosing what to do when the rain clears and the sun beats down can be a bit overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve got together a list of some of the best things you can get up to with your family this summer.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Famous for its 2010 rescue of a pride of lions from the rundown Oradea zoo in Romania, this year Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrates its 7th birthday. Growing year on year to become one of the most popular destinations in Yorkshire, YWP houses over 300 animals and 60 different species, including polar bears, leopards, otters, lemurs and more. Built on a former riding school and farm, the conservation work carried out by the staff at YWP is extraordinary and well worth a visit with your family this summer.

Doncaster Dome

Featuring an ice skating rink with two levels, various sports facilities, and a pool, the Doncaster Dome is bursting with activities for all the family to sink their teeth into. In particular, the pool is a wonderful attraction, with geysers, spas and slides galore, but if an energetic activity isn’t exactly at the top of your list of things to do, the Dome also boasts an array of events throughout the year.

Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land is not only the UK’s most popular zoo – its tigers, penguins, giraffes, rhinos and, of course, flamingoes attracting thousands of people from up and down the country every year – it is also an exhilarating theme park full of roller coasters, live entertainment and excellent food, with the gorgeous Georgian Mansion House sitting nearby too to top it all off.

Whitby Whale Watching

The North Sea is rich with marine wildlife, and the Whitby Whale Watching company provides the opportunity for you and your family to get out on the waves in an attempt to spot the greatest of the marine mammals: the whale. The town has a controversial past as one of Britain’s most famous whaling hubs; at the height of the whaling industry, there were 55 ships bringing back the carcasses of whales for oil to be rendered from.

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Nowadays, the ships going after whales aren’t ones with harpooners on board, but tourists snapping away with their cameras. Fingers crossed you’ll be able to spot some of these mighty animals on your trip!

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