6 Awesome Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained

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Last Modified 9 April 2024 First Added 23 May 2023

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If you’re reading this, you might be tired of the same boring routine, from taking you kids to the local park to watching Frozen for the umpteenth time.

We are here to remind you of all the fun and beauty the UK has to offer! From interactive museums to mind-bending light exhibitions, there is an adventure for everyone.

Here are six amazing places you can explore with your little one that is sure to bring some enjoyment and fun for everyone involved.

1. Museums

Child in a museum

Who said museums are boring? The UK has some of the most interactive and engaging museums in the world, which are just perfect for a family day out.

Are you raising a little scientist? Plan a day out to the Science Museum in London. It’s a great place to explore hands-on exhibits that explore the evolution of technology and the wonders and secrets of science! Plus, you can keep them engaged with the world of discovery afterwards with a great selection of STEM toys, helping to further feed that scientific curiosity.

Alternatively, you may enjoy the Natural History Museum which is one of the most kid-friendly museums in London. Showcasing mind-blowing exhibits featuring dinosaurs and animal evolution! A site your child will remember forever.

If you have already been to these, try visiting the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, a great way to learn about the UK’s rich naval history. Or you can visit the National Railway Museum which explores the history of public transport across the UK.

2. Camera Obsura and World of Illusions

Illusion spiral filled with different colours.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this interactive attraction will leave you and your child speechless in amazement!

Discover mind-blowing exhibits that explore light, perception, and optical illusions. From vortex tunnels that make you feel like your spinning, to rooms where you’re made to feel like a giant!

Camera Obscura is a great place to have fun with your child and be entertained whilst exploring the illusions of science in an engaging way.

Alternatively, there are several events in London that showcase entertaining exhibits featuring optical illusions or mind-bending light shows. Give it a try with the family, you’ll be surprised how good of a day-out it can be!

Why not take a camera with you so your little one can capture the exciting adventure?

3. BeWILDerwood

Tucked away in the heart of Norfolk, England, this unique forest adventure is a must-explore destination with the family!

BeWILDerwood is a magical experience filled with towering treehouses, mysterious marshes, and wobbly rope bridges sure to capture your children’s attention!

This adventure park is all about physical play! From bouncing on a giant pillow to making your own fairy house, there is something for everyone.

Be sure to dress up in your best swamp monster or daring adventurer, and if you’re feeling brave enough you could take a trip on the ‘Scary Lake’ boat ride!

Want to have your own outdoor adventure at home or in the garden? Have a look at our outdoor toys!



Legoland is the land of FUN! With over 55 rides, shows and attractions, we are sure Legoland will offer everyone in your family something to be entertained by.

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day which features more than rides, this is the place for you. Your kids can become mini architects for the day, creating their own Lego masterpieces and constructing landmarks like Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower.

And if that isn’t enough to keep your little one entertained, they can make their way to the soft play area where they can run around and bounce all day! Legoland is the perfect place to spark creativity, and imagination as you are surrounded by amazing sculptures.

You can build your own LEGO toys adventure with our enormous range for endless fun!

5. Stonehenge

The mysterious, ancient monuments that have captured everyone’s attention over thousands of years.

How did they get there? Who built them? Who carried them? All the questions to debate with your little ones and get their imagination flowing!

First, we recommend bringing an audio guide for the kids. This can help them understand the history of Stonehenge in an engaging and easy way. We are sure your children will be amazed at the size of these incredible stones and want to understand their purpose. (As do we all!)

You can walk around Stonehenge and have the chance to touch the monuments to feel the texture of these amazing ancient rocks! You can also explore the fields, go spotting local wildlife or if you have more energy, you can go on a cycle trail!

Be sure to bring along some sandwiches and snacks, set up a picnic and enjoy with a beautiful view!

6. Theme parks

For thrilling rides to entertaining shows, a day-out at a theme park always ends with laughter and great memories.

(And who doesn’t love the kids falling asleep out of exhaustion!)

There are several theme parks to choose from in the UK such as: Alton Towers in Staffordshire, Thrope Park in Surrey, Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire, Chessington World of Adventures, London, Peppa Pig World in Hampshire or Flamingo Land in Yorkshire.

Your children will be screaming with excitement as they soar in the skies, dipping and diving at 50mph! Or if your children enjoy more subtle rides, they can enjoy the teacup or the swings!

From live music and magician performances to interactive mazes and character meet-and-greets, your children will most definitely be entertained for hours on end!

And let’s not forget the delicious food! Indulge in all the classics like ice cream, cotton candy and hot dogs!


Even though the weather may not always be on our side, there are many great ways to spend an exciting day-out with the family.

So, explore, have fun, and don’t forget to bring the camera! (And maybe a change of clothes.)

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Our most experienced copywriter, Heather Aqel uses her broad knowledge and astounding vocabulary to write in-depth and enchanting pieces about fun activities, tips and tricks, and our products.

Heather also moonlights as a children’s author, writing magical stories to inspire and bring wonder to little ones.