From opera to sand sculptures and morris dancing to Madness, there’s loads of festival fun to be had on or near the beach this summer
From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea.
Monkeying around is very much the order of the day at this Dorset family attraction where fun, conservation projects and chimp-themed shortbread collide
Avoid moans of ‘walking’s boring’ by trying a children-focused tour, where guides channel Robin Hood and Mary Poppins, or lead ghost trails and fossil hunts
History lesson and fun family day out combine at this sumptuous medieval house and its gardens near Tonbridge. The cycle ride to it is a joy as well
Featuring A-listers of the animal kingdom, this safari park gets a thumbs up from the children – though adults may learn to regret a trip to the hard-to-dodge fun fair
This spring, unleash the children’s pent-up energy at these less-well-known day-trip destinations, from Cornwall to North Yorkshire, chosen by readers