10 of the best UK outdoor family culture trips: readers’ travel tips

From an outdoor sculpture park to a famous battlefield, and a troupe of Shakespearean actors, here are 10 stimulating day trips – for grownups and kids

Down House, home of Charles Darwin: ‘An unstuffy educational day out’ – review

Darwin’s Kent home and garden immerses visitors in his work and life, and proves a day trip where learning is also fun

Buckler’s Hard, New Forest: ‘A calm backwater but in a good way’.

This riverside attraction, where maritime history can be explored at a gentle pace, offers a relaxed family day out.

The best family days out in the UK for spring 2018

Looking for inspiration for Easter – and beyond? Here’s 25 places to visit, from new attractions to springtime gardens, adventure trails and, of course, egg hunts

Take the kids to … Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Cornwall

With miniature steam engines, a special Santa train, a lake and maze, this charming small attraction near Newquay is a great day out for families with younger children

Take the kids … to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Cheshire

Jodrell Bank is famous for the monumental Lovell telescope – but alongside all the serious science there are plenty of fun activities and hands-on experiments to inspire kids

Take the kids to … Woodlands Family Theme Park, Totnes, Devon

Play zones and rides – outdoors and in – make this woodland-set Devon attraction a family treat, plus there’s plenty of half-term Halloween activities on the horizon, too