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- The Eden Project just outside St Austell, Cornwall has artificial biomes filled with plants that are collected from all around the world, and is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit. The Eden Project two giant adjoining domes, the first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment. From the entrance there is a meandering path with views of the two biomes, planted landscapes, including vegetable gardens, and sculptures that include a giant bee and towering robot called RSA WEEE Man created from old electrical appliances. The project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The project took 2½ years to construct and the visitor centre, opened to the public in May 2000, with the full site opening on 17 March 2001. The domes are constructed from hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, plastic cells supported by steel frames.
- In 1951 John Ford’s movie ‘The Quiet Man’ starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made in the west of Ireland with much of the location being around the village of Cong. The thatched cottage’s ground floor has been designed as an exact replica of ‘White-o-Morn’ Cottage and should give you an experience as if they were actually on the movie set. Daily guided tours of the film locations used for ‘The Quiet Man’ are on offer from April to the end of October.
- Beer has been produced in Faversham, Kent for over 850 years at the Sherpherd Neame Brewery. The brewery has a visitor center with shop and tours showing the public the traditional methods of brewing.As this is a working brewery tour numbers are limited and it is advised to book in advance. Special events run throughout the year along with school, corporate and group visits.
- Healey’s Cyder Farm is more than just a tourist attraction in Cornwall, as we’re able to offer visitors a real insight into what goes on at a working farm. The farm has a visitor centre, guided tours, production halls and a viewing platform. We also have a restaurant providing Cornish cream teas and homemade lunches and of course a shop. Dogs on leads are welcome. Guide dogs only, are allowed in the restaurant, but we do have plenty of outside undercover areas.
- The Big Sheep is an all weather attraction in North Devon. The Big Sheep is a great day family day out for children and adults. There’s a brewery, garden centre, sheepy shop, the indoor playground and outdoor laser guns. With live shows throughout the day including bottle-feeding lambs, sheep shearing, duck trails and much, much more.
- 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.
- Archeolink takes you back ten thousand years and you travel from the Mesolithic era to Roman times through the use of with indoor and outdoor exhibitions. This is a living historical experience with hands on activities, workshops and guided tours everyday. Archaeolink is a multi award winning living history park and visitor attraction, with a central focus on education, participation and fun. Situated in the beautiful countryside of Aberdeenshire in the shadow of the dramatic Bennachie mountain range, the park occupies a central location in the diverse archaeological landscape of North East Scotland.
- Blackgang Chine Fantasy Park is set looking out over the south west coast of the Isle of Wight and is unique in that its attractions blend with the natural beauty of the surroundings making it stand out from the normal theme parks in the United Kingdom! This was one of the first parks built in the UK but it has kept right up to date with the latest trends and offers children a great day with their favourite Nursery Rhyme characters and a visit in the jail at Cowboy Town as well as a scary time at Rumpus Mansion. The park is set in beautiful Victorian gardens and is a mix of fairies, dinosaurs, exciting rides, cowboys, nursery rhymes and other children’s fantasies! There is a great water slide for older kids and a great picnic area and cafe for snacks and drinks. The park is open from 10am to around 5pm daily and prices start from £10.50 per adult but there are family tickets. Facilities are great and the park does offer disabled access.
- Den and the Glen (formerly Storybook Glen) is a wonderful place for adults and children to remember what childhood is all about!Just 6 miles from Aberdeen, this 28 acres park is a giant play area for kids and parents alike full of your favourite nursery rhyme and fairy-tale characters like Postman Pat and Wee Willy Winkie!