Published on August 8th, 2018 | by Sam Rose
Fun Days Out for the Summer Holidays
When sat at home, we might not sometimes appreciate just how varied and exciting the UK can be. With the summer holidays in full swing, now is the perfect opportunity to go out and explore what the country has to offer with friends or family. So unplug the TV and leave the laptop at home as we share some fun days out for the summer holidays with a few handpicked suggestions from Your RV Lifestyle!
The Eden Project
— simon james (@sjames_simon) August 6, 2018
If you’re interested in plant life and the wonders of the environment, then a visit to The Eden Project is a must! Much of the features such as the igloo shaped greenhouses, plants and art sculptures are all situated within a reclaimed quarry space. Interestingly, the site is also the base for invaluable amounts of environmental conservation research too! We’d suggest wearing some good walking shoes though – the whole site covers a huge 100,000 square metres and contains several different snack bars and restaurants, so it’s certainly worth planning to spend an entire day here! For more information on the Eden Project, be sure to click here
The British Museum
The British Museum was originally located in Montague house, but in 1840 it was demolished and a Greek revival building was built in its place. The museum contains artefacts from all around the world that have inspired artists such as Josiah Wedgwood. pic.twitter.com/YjYBXqihRd
— Steve Analyst (@EmporersNewC) July 30, 2018
Documenting thousands and thousands of years in British history, The British Museum is another worthwhile day spent out of the house! With over 8 million pieces of artifacts on display spanning from different parts of the world, you’re sure to be impressed with everything that’s on view. The museum was first established in 1753 and only originally showcased collections and findings of the scientist, Sir Hans Sloane before being opened to the public in 1759. It’s certainly advanced since then, with floors and floors of exhibits to explore so make sure to take some comfortable footwear! For more details on The British Museum, click here
Lake District National Park
— Lake District (@lakedistrictnpa) August 5, 2018
There’s nothing quite like heading into the great outdoors for fun days out, especially when surrounded by the breathtaking views in the Lake District. Often referred to as ‘The Lakes’, the Lake District comprises of acres and acres of lakes, mountains and enchanting forests. With numerous friendly and picturesque villages close by, there’s a lot of land to explore and take in. It also hosts claim to the deepest and longest lake in the UK, Wastwater which is a staggering 3 miles long and 258 feet deep! Try and squeeze in some time to treat yourself to a piece of Kendall Mint Cake whilst you’re there too – it’s a local speciality! To see more of what the Lake District has to offer, click here
Beatrix Potter Gallery
The Beatrix Potter Gallery is a 17th-century stone-built house in Hawkshead amongst the Furness Fells of Lancashire, which is open as an art gallery and museum, owned and run by the National Trust. http://t.co/gnYG6ESvTe pic.twitter.com/IgH0YfGlBw
— Wikishire (@wikishire) July 30, 2018
Located in the town of Hawkshead, the Beatrix Potter Gallery is a place full of history and charm. Originally the site of the working office of Beatrix Potter’s husband, the gallery is a place to discover a whole host of Beatrix Potter’s wonderful animal creations such as Jemima Puddleduck and Peter Rabbit. The exhibit inside of the gallery also hosts the exciting history behind the author herself, recounting the story of her dedicative work to helping preserve the natural beauty of the Lake District. The town of Hawkshead is only 20 minutes away from Windermere, which makes for a nice stop off point to break the day up or for a great combination trip with the gallery itself. To find out more information on the Beatrix Potter Gallery, make sure to click here
— Leeds Castle, Kent (@leedscastleuk) August 6, 2018
Finally, for the more adventurous of fun days out, Leeds Castle in Maidstone, Kent is full to the brim with adrenaline pumping activities! You could have a go at zipping down any of their speedy zip-lines, conquering a walk across wobbly bridges and swinging from the trees like a modern-day Tarzan! The castle also contains some exhilarating views when using any of the vantage points within the area. Make sure you don’t forget your camera as you capture all the day’s excitement – about half a day should allow you to experience everything that’s on offer here! To start planning a visit to Leeds Castle, click here
Take a Breather
Taking part in all these fun days out and all that walking will be sure to tire out any little legs (and perhaps longer ones too!) Why not take a break out from all the action and excitement with a picnic between friends or with family? Our Picnic Pack Essentials Bundle contains everything you need to host a hearty picnic whilst taking in the wonderful surroundings.
Health and Safety First
Whilst all these fantastic options for fun days out for the summer holidays are perfectly safe for everyone, it’s sometimes easy enough to pick up a few small bumps and grazes when out and about. Be prepared for any journey with our wide range of First Aid and Medical Equipment, including First Aid Kits and Plasters and Medical Supplies.