Day Trips in the UK for Families This Summer

Do you have young children or big kids? No matter the age of your family, there is a day out to suit everyone in the UK this summer. From adrenaline-packed adventures to educational retreats, there is so much to do to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Some fantastic day trips include Alton Towers, Bounce Below, Chester Zoo, Edinburgh Castle, The Making of Harry Potter, and Llandudno. Whether you are local to an attraction, renting a holiday home, or travelling from an Edinburgh apartment, you will have a wonderful time and find out more.

Alton Towers

Are your youngsters thrill seekers? Enjoy the ride at Alton Towers in Stoke-on-Trent for an adrenaline-packed day. Spend hours looping the loop and testing your limits on a huge choice of awesome roller coasters and attractions.

There's something for those of all ages, from learning and playing at CBeebies Land for the youngest of the family to the teenagers getting their hearts racing on Nemesis.

Bounce below

Located in the picturesque setting of North Wales, near Snowdonia, Bounce Below is a must-visit attraction. Enjoy a day full of fun, bouncing and jumping around a disused mine, the ultimate playground for the young and old.

Explore beneath the surface in a unique adventure with huge trampoline nets and slides. Get your safety helmet on and get ready for a cave experience like no other.

Chester Zoo

Lions, tigers, and bears… Who doesn't love animals? This is the perfect day trip out for all the family. Have an unforgettable experience walking around looking at animals in their natural habitats and learning more fascinating facts about them.

Take it one step further with Chester Zoos' unique opportunities to truly immerse yourself within the animal kingdom.

Edinburgh Castle

How does spending a magical day out in a historic castle sound? Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in the whole of Europe, housing a rich and impressive history.

Be a soldier for the day, walking where real soldiers and royalty took their steps. Go back in time and let your child's mind come alive whilst imagining the tales of the past.

The Making of Harry Potter

For the Harry Potter fanatics amongst us, The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio Tour in London will be a dream come true. Step into the wonders of the wizarding world, walk through breathtaking sets and be transported into the likes of Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and the Forbidden Forest. Let your little Hermione’s, Harry’s, and Ron’s imagination whisk them away.


Fish and chips, the sea breeze, and Punch and Judy equal the best summer family day out. A good old day trip to the seaside can't go a miss, with a traditional pier and an inviting pebble beach. One thing all the family will be sure to agree on is their love of ice cream, and Llandudno has plenty of it.

Are you excited about your family day trip to the UK? With so much to see and do, all the family will be satisfied this summer.