I had ideals when I was pregnant about the type of mum I wanted to be, and about the type of kids I wanted to raise. Well-mannered, well-rounded, academic individuals. Now, my biggest hope for Phoebe is that she’ll be happy in whatever she wants to do. Cheesy, but true!

Now I just want us to spend as much time as possible doing things as a family, which is why I have written this article; it features the best places in the UK Steve and I have visited with Phoebe so far!

Monkey Forest, Staffordshire


Great for getting up-close to monkeys as they roam freely round their spacious enclosure! Phoebe was fascinated watching the baby monkeys play fighting, jumping all over each other, climbing trees at lightning speed and irritating the hell out of their elders!

It’s a fairly cheap day out too, compared to other places. An adult ticket is £7.50 and a child is £5.50 (from ages 3-14), which was good for us because Phoebe went for free, but being so small she couldn’t really take advantage of the great play area there.

Longleat Adventure Park 

If you live in Wiltshire, then this multi million pound attraction is meant for you. Whether you are a family or a group of friends, you can take the advantage and spend some quality time and experience the wild nature Wiltshire has to offer.


From the Jungle full of animals, including the cheeky monkeys, the wolves, the rhinos and even big cats. Longleat Adventure Park offer numerous beautiful sceneries that will leave you wanting for more.

Come and experience the amazing Sea lion escort and Gorilla Colony


For only: £31. 50 for adults aged 15-59 years

£22.50 for children aged 3-14 years

£24.50 for seniors aged 60+ years.


Roundhay Tropical World, Leeds West Yorkshire


If you love nature, Roundhay is definitely the place to be if you live in West Yorkshire. You and your family will always receive a warm welcome here. Tropical World hosts large number of animals including; bats, butterflies, crocodiles, gorgeous meerkat and snakes. The Tropical World also hosts numerous rare bird species.


For only:

Free Entry for children under 5 years.

£2.30 for children aged 5-15 years

£3.40 for adults


Twycross Zoo, Burton Road Atherstone Warwickshire


Set in more than 80 acres, the Twycross Zoo hosts more than 600 animals from more than 150 species. With a wide variety of primates, the Zoo prides itself as a primates’ specialist.

From the snow leopard cubs to the Asian elephants every species will definitely make a lasting impression that will make you long for more.

Enjoy our daily outdoor play areas, indoor plays and the amazing gardens.


For only:

£16.95 for adults

£11.95 for Children aged 3-16 years

Free Entry for Children under 3 years

£14.50 for Concession (Senior Citizens and Students with NUS card)


Sea Life London Aquarium, Westminster Bridge Road South Bank Greater London


Are a diehard fan of sea life and live in the Greater London? The Sea Life London Aquarium is the place to be. Come and experience the home of one of the European’s largest collections of global marine life situated in the heart of London.


Admission prices to the amazing Sea Life Aquarium are:

£19.60 for Adults

£15.90 for Kids

£75 for Family

This article was provided by World Wide Wales Team.


The problem with having a best friend is they kind of have a hold over you where you feel obliged to agree to do them favours, and follow through with promises you made months ago. Like to go on days out with the youth group they volunteer with to make sure the kids don’t get kidnapped/accidentally hurt themselves/deliberately hurt others/litter/be rude to the public/get lost, or the magnitude of other ridiculous things young kids do. Great.

However, accompanying the group to Green Wood Forest Park in North Wales did give me opportunity to check it out as a potential family day out for when Phoebe’s a little older, and review it for my readers…

The rollercoaster powered by people!
The rollercoaster powered by people!

Looking for a perfect weekend escape plan for your young family? Well, Greenwood Forest is the best place to spend your weekend in North Wales. This amazing park has awesome attractions which span out the woodlands.
The Greenwoods’ 17 acres houses among other things: the people powered roller coaster, Jungle Boast and the big, bouncy Giant Jumper. You and your family will get to discover many fun activities and adventures. By exploring the BareFoot Trail or hitch hiking the Moon Karts, you will definitely have a fabulous time in the field.
You might be shy of the outdoors, and guess what? The Greenwood Forest has you covered. Even during the rainy days, the fun still continues at the Enchanted Wood Barn which is filled with lots of fun indoor activities. Everybody, especially the young kids will absolutely love it.

Little Forest PlayBarn, Toddlers village, Tunnel Warren even and the Little Green Run are just a charm to the smaller kids. Kids will get to interact with one another, make new friends as they expand their social circle and have fun.
The Forest theatre has more goodies to offer than any other park in North Wales. There is a lot of entertainment for kids that will keep them thrilled and excited throughout. Howard the Magician will keep the kids smiling and amazed throughout his magic tricks, while Ricardo the Pirate will keep them laughing as the sail along the stories.

With all these amazing activities, you and your family need to cool off and enjoy refreshments. The Green Oak Café is the place to take a break. Choose from the delicious hot and cold meals as well as a great locally sourced products including Fairtrade. In addition you can grab a bite from one of the onsite snack tuck-shops.
Greenwood offers the best and caters for children of all ages. From the Green Dragon roller coaster to the pedal car race track, you and your family will have a fantastic time that you will live to remember.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to head out to Greenwood Park! Check out the Greenwood Website for the latest offers and updates. Don’t miss out!

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