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Fun History Trips For All The Family


It seems like as soon as Lei returns to school it’s time for another half-term break. As I work full time, I value these breaks as it gives us as a family the opportunity to either book a holiday or plan a day trip . Some trips might purely be for fun, like a day at a theme park, Lei is an absolute thrill seeker like her daddy so the two of them love any opportunity to go whizzing round on a roller-coaster. This is great but sometimes, I like to mix fun with educational as it's no fun if the only learning your kids do is at school. Just because it’s the half-term doesn’t mean our children can’t continue to learn, especially if we are showing them that learning can still be enjoyable. The UK has plenty of history, making for some great day trips. Try these places in England for plenty of fun and learning during your next weekend or half-term break. 


If you're looking for somewhere that's packed full of history, you really can't go wrong with a trip to London. It might be more expensive than other places, but you won't run out of things to see and do. There are museums like the Natural History Museum and British Museum, which are fun for all ages. Plus, there are historic sites, such as the Tower of London. If you're with older children and teenagers, you can explore the more gruesome side of London history too. Going on the Jack the Ripper Tour can be great for teenagers studying for their GCSE in History.



If you want to explore a specific period of British history, it's often best to pick somewhere in particular. In the case of Vikings, York has to be one of the best places to go. Once known as Jorvik, the city is home to the Jorvik Viking Centre. It had to close for a while due to flood damage but is set to open again in spring 2017. There's much more to explore in York, though. The Yorkshire Museum, York Castle and the National Railway Museum are all fun places to visit with kids. You can even discover the city's history of chocolate if you visit York's Chocolate Story.


Kids always love castles, and they're excellent places to learn about different periods of history. From toddlers to teenagers, they can enjoy something about a magnificent castle with sprawling grounds. Warwick Castle offers plenty for people of all ages, including an impressive schedule of events, tours and live shows. Try exploring the Horrible Histories Maze or even staying overnight in the Knight's Village. Older children and teenagers might like to venture into the dungeon to learn about the more gruesome aspects of the castle's history.


Ironbridge Gorge

The Industrial Revolution and the Victorian age are also important parts of British history. At Ironbridge Gorge along the River Severn, you and your family can learn about both. There's Blists Hill Victorian Town, which is full of actors showing you how people once lived there. You can also visit the Enginuity science and technology centre, the Coalport China Museum and the Jackfield Tile Museum.

There are so many places you can visit with your children of all ages for an educational day out.

Have you been to any of these places?


Jade Priscilla

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