9 AUGUST 2021


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ON TOUR: Days out for kids

With school holidays looming up Business Travel News brings you some useful and most popular possibilities for FREE days out.

New research by Clarks analysed 5* TripAdvisor reviews to reveal the UK’s best destinations for kids – and to make life even easier they have categorised their findings into cultural, nature, historical and educational themed days out – so there's something for everyone in the family.  

Top 15 free cultural days out for kids


Town Name of Attraction Website
London National Gallery www.nationalgallery.org.uk
London Camden Market www.camdenmarket.com
Edinburgh Royal Mile https://edinburgh.org/neighbourhoods/the-royal-mile
London Covent Garden www.coventgarden.london
London Borough Market https://boroughmarket.org.uk
London Wallace Collection www.wallacecollection.org
Manchester The John Rylands Library www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/visit
London National Portrait Gallery www.npg.org.uk
Edinburgh Scottish National Gallery www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/scottish-national-gallery
Glasgow Buchanan Street https://buchanangalleries.co.uk
London British Library www.bl.uk
London Tate Britain www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain
Edinburgh Scottish National Portrait Gallery www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/scottish-national-portrait-gallery

Top 10 free nature days out for kids   
Town Name of Attraction Website
Bournemouth Bournemouth Beach www.bournemouth.co.uk/things-to-do/beaches
Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh www.rbge.org.uk
Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory-record/1208325/princes-street-gardens
Cardiff Cardiff Bay www.cardiffbay.co.uk
London Kensington Gardens www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens
Lincoln Steep Hill www.visitlincoln.com/things-to-do/steep-hill
Swansea Gower Peninsula www.visitswanseabay.com/destinations/gower-peninsula
Bournemouth Hengistbury Head Beach www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk
Hastings Old Town Hastings www.visit1066country.com
Bournemouth Lower Gardens www.bournemouth.co.uk/things-to-do/bournemouth-lower-gardens-p2235263

Top 10 free historical days out for kids  
Town Name of Attraction Website
Edinburgh Edinburgh Old Town www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/old-town-and-new-town-p918411
York Shambles www.shamblesyork.com
Liverpool Liverpool Cathedral www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
York York City Walls www.yorkwalls.org.uk
Chester Chester City Walls www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/chester-city-walls-p22241
Edinburgh St Giles' Cathedral https://stgilescathedral.org.uk
Chester Chester Cathedral https://chestercathedral.com
Norwich Norwich Cathedral www.cathedral.org.uk
Gloucester Gloucester Cathedral www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk
Worcester Worcester Cathedral www.worcestercathedral.co.uk
Top 10 free educational days out for kids  
Town Name of Attraction Website
London The British Museum www.britishmuseum.org
London Natural History Museum www.nhm.ac.uk
London Victoria and Albert Museum www.vam.ac.uk
Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland
York National Railway Museum www.railwaymuseum.org.uk
Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/kelvingrove-art-gallery-and-museum-p246571
London Imperial War Museum www.iwm.org.uk
Glasgow The Riverside Museum of Transport & Travel www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/riverside-museum-p995001
Cardiff St Fagans National Museum of History https://museum.wales/stfagans
Manchester Science and Industry Museum www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

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