You have booked a day off and have no idea about where you actually want to go. Whether you have the children with you for the day or simply want to visit somewhere new on your own, it doesn’t matter. This list of the top 5 places to visit will be able to help you make up your mind.
The Aquarium is a great place to visit on your day off because it can be relaxing, informative and above all else, a new experience. Just by doing something a little different on your day off can you ensure you return back to work, refreshed and little more knowledgeable. It is a great place to visit with the family and you could even pick up an animal soft toy on your way out as a souvenir.
The Zoo is a must at least once a year. It is fun for the whole family and can cost around £15.00 which is a little expensive but there are always plenty of deals on if you decide to go during holidays etc. The whole family can enjoy the experience with nature trails, competitions to enter and quizzes to answer that will keep your children occupied whilst you stroll through at a leisurely pace. There are always food carts around and souvenir shops where you can pick up your favourite soft toy animal in memory of the great day you had out.
Museums are more specific so it is important to do a little research before you travel the 50 miles to your destination. To avoid disappoint call ahead to ensure the opening times are correct and that the exhibitions that you want to see are still showing. Museums are a great place for the family to visit and will keep the children entertained with news, information, quizzes and some even have small libraries in which to carry out further research. Refreshments are usually sold so there is no need to take a picnic and you could even pick up a soft toy key-ring in memory of the experience.
For those of you who like creative practices, an art gallery is the perfect choice for a few relaxing hours. They are peaceful and massively informative. Most art galleries are free although with some travelling exhibitions you can expect to pay up to £10.00. Some of the larger galleries like the Tate’s in London, Liverpool and St Ives all have small coffee shops and bookshops in which you can purchase a postcard of your favourite piece or a soft toy in memory of the brand.
Castles, botanical gardens and churches are interesting to visit and can give you a breath of fresh air on your day off. For a few hours you can walk around, soaking up the scenery and learning a little about the area and architectural history. Most botanical gardens and castles have coffee shops within them so you do not need to worry about taking a picnic. Although if it is a nice day then why not take a picnic, save a few pennies and soak up the relaxing and serene natural environment around you. Perfect.
Sara Wright is currently working in online marketing and is researching soft toys and fun days out.