Four Fun Things to Do Before the End of the Summer Holidays

By Dan August 22, 2014

According to the weatherman, the warm air and blue skies are going to be sticking around for the rest of the summer holidays… fingers crossed!

For some people, six weeks can seem like an eternity if you’re running out of ideas on how to keep the family entertained, but never fear, here are a few suggestions that might just lend a helping hand.

BEWARE: DINOSAURS AND CUTE TIGERS BELOW…

Dinosaurs Unleashed at The Eden Project
Runs Until: 2 September 2014

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Delve into the depths of a prehistoric world with Dinosaurs Unleashed at Cornwall’s stunning Eden Project.

Upon entry, prepare to be amazed by the many jaw-dropping activities on offer such as The Escaped Dinosaur Experience (as featured in the video above), The Dig Pit and the fossil exhibition.

Did You Know? The Eden Project contains the world’s largest rainforest in captivity – it’s so big that the Tower of London could fit inside it!

Plantasia at Kew Gardens
Runs Until: September 2014

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Uncover the botanic wonders of Surrey’s magnificent Kew Gardens by paying a visit to their summer plant festival, Plantasia.

There are lots of fun things to do for both adults and kids including The Barefoot Walk and Plant Family Croquet – there’s even a Gin and Tonics Garden!

Did You Know? Kew is home to the oldest pot plant in the world, which dates all the way back to 1775.

Tiger Territory at The ZSL London Zoo
Runs Until:
Actually, Tiger Territory is open throughout the year – but it’s best during the summer holidays!

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The ZSL London Zoo is one of the capital’s most popular attractions and has plenty of great activities and animal exhibits for the whole family to enjoy.

The zoo’s latest and arguably most exciting exhibit is Tiger Territory – embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, coming face-to-face with stunning tigers through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. A must for big cat lovers!

Did You Know? Although you can take snaps of the animals, you actually have to request the direct permission of the zoo in order to use them commercially.

Personal Museums at The National Football Museum
Runs Until: 31 August 2014

Manchester’s National Football Museum is a Mecca for all things footie related and is packed with insightful activities, as well as fun things to do.

Its most recent exhibition, named Personal Museums, has been installed by the art group The Soup Collective and combines cinema, 3D imaging and physical displays to celebrate 150 years of the football league – essential for football fanatics of all ages!

Did You Know? One of the world’s most valuable pieces of football memorabilia is a handwritten soccer rules book worth a whopping £881,250.

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We hope our summer holiday suggestions have given you the inspiration you need, however, if you can’t make these events, why not have a browse at our full range of experiences for kids?

Do you have any special summer holiday suggestions you’d like to share? Tweet us using the hashtag #ExperienceSummer

Images: ZSL london zoo, the eden project, kew gardens. featured image bethan phillips via flickr

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