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- The Bournemouth Eye Balloon rises to 500ft (150m) over the City of Bournemouth with panoramic views of the Bournemouth and Poole coast, Isle of Wight and the New Forest inland. Riders can see the surrounding area for up to 20 miles from what is the highest public observation point in Bournemouth.
- Barnsole Vineyard is a small 1.2 hectares (3 acres) family run vineyard in Kent that was planted in 1993 after 16 years of research and now produces up to 10,000 bottles a year. Visitors are welcome and can have mini tours and wine tasting. Full guided tours are available where you will be shown how the vineyard is maintained and wine is made.
- The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is totally devoted to dinosaurs and is the only one of it’s kind in the United Kingdom. The life size reconstructions really get the kids going and they’re part of a multi media experience that includes sound and computer displays to find out more! The real fossils and skeletons help you to visualise the sheer enormity of these creatures and imagine their life on earth. It’s a perfect day out especially with the Jurassic Coast as part of the immediate neighbourhood! Take the kids fossil hunting later on and see what they find on the coastline of Dorset! Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Burton Bradstock – they’re all great places to find fossils and the beaches are stunning! Voted one of the best of Dorset’s attractions, the museum has been on television and in print making it one of the areas most famous attractions for all the family. OPENING TIMES – All year daily, including Sundays, January to March 10am to 4pm. April to September 10am to 5pm. October to December 10am to 4pm. Closed 13th to 26th December inclusive. FACILITIES – The ground floor of the Museum is accessible for people using a wheelchair (only one step with temporary ramp at the entrance). The two upstairs galleries are inaccessible to wheelchair users and to compensate a concessionary rate is charged. Car parking and a wide range of catering establishments can be found within easy walking distance of the Museum. Toilets are available in the Museum. THE DINOSTORE – The ‘Dinostore’ within the Museum is well stocked with a wide range of dinosaur toys, gifts and souvenirs. There is an extensive dinosaur book section with a range of dinosaur titles for kids, schools, and adults. SCHOOL VISITS – The Dinosaur Museum has an enviable reputation for its educational services. The Museum is extremely popular with schools linking various topics to the study of dinosaurs.
- The Beatles Story is located in the historic Albert Dock in Liverpool. This Liverpool attraction takes you through the lives of the Fab Four and includes 60’s replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern. You can listen to the story through audio guides available in ten different languages.
- Splash World is an indoor all weather water park suitable for all of the family. Includes a wide range of flumes and river rides, a relaxing bubble spa and a toddler pool and water play area including tipping buckets and fountains. We also have a poolside café with a menu offering a range of food and refreshments.
- The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre. The Minack Open Air Theatre was originally constructed in the 1930s by Rowena Cade, who lived on the site. The theatre today has a Rowena Cade Exhibition that tells the tale of how she built the theatre with her own hands and from May to September you can see drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of setting. This is not just a theatre but a location and experience that should not be missed.
- The Theakston Brewery in the Yorkshire Dales town of Masham was founded in 1827. Theakston Brewery Visitor Centre allows you to witness the creation of Ales first hand and to experience the flavours and aromas of malted barley, hops and yeast for yourself. With a trained guide, you’ll be able to follow the entire brewing process: from blending the ingredients, through filling the casks, to the craft of the cooper as straight pieces of oak are formed into curved staves to create a sublime vessel that holds a precise measure of beer. You can chat to the people behind the beer, ask any questions, or simply soak up the atmosphere of the brewer’s art. You’ll also be invited to have a pint and enjoy the authentic taste of British beer at its best in the brewery tap, warmed by the inevitable real fire. Open all year round to members of the public. Guided tours are also available.
- The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration being a feature of this picturesque harbour since 1964. There’s so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.
- Albert Dock is a World Heritage Site waterfront in Liverpool that includes the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country. The dock has multiple attractions that include the award-winning Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Mattel Play! The museums, galleries, bars, restaurants and shops are amid The Colonnades of the site and from there you can eat and drink or simply enjoy the view.