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

Take the kids to … Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight

The UK’s oldest theme park gears up for its 175th birthday celebrations…

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 … the Ragged School Museum, east London

Once a school that provided a free education for destitute children, a row of 19th century warehouses is now a free museum giving visitors a chance to step back in time – and into the classroom – for a strict Victorian lesson

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