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Great places to take the Grandchildren this half term

Published: 03 October 2019

Wherever you live in the UK, we’ve got some fantastic ideas on where to take the Grandchildren this half term.

Many children would sit on their devices and play electronic games all day during the holidays if they could! However, it’s much better for them to get outside and enjoy the fresh air during the day. Once they’re outside, they inevitably don’t want to come indoors!

Here are some great places to take the Grandchildren this half term that won’t cost the earth!

National Trust – visit old buildings, gardens and houses
National Trust is one of the largest membership bodies in the UK and membership offers access to over 500 places to visit and kids go free. They have lots of exciting places to visit. These include old buildings, gardens and houses to visit and explore spanning the country. So why not pack a picnic and probably an umbrella or two and set off to make some special memories.

English Heritage – visit historic places
English Heritage offers members access to over 400 historic places for over one year and free entry for us to 6 children. So wherever you live in the UK there is usually a site not far and the grandchildren can come along for free. In addition, they also offer free parking at sites that are managed by English Heritage.

RSPB – visit commons, marshes, moors and forests
The RSPB membership offers free entry to 170 reserves across the UK. These include commons, marshes, moors and forests so wherever you live, there is usually a reserve near you.
They also run a variety of events across the UK for a nominal fee such as treasure trails and spider hunts for children.

The Woodland Trust – explore a woodland near you

The Woodland Trust aims to protect our woodlands. The membership pack provides a directory of all the woodlands, helping you to get out and explore local woodlands across the country. 
Den making or Geo Cashing are both great outdoor pursuits for children. Geo Cashing is where you download an app on your phone and follow the coordinates to find treasure and to leave treasure is special places.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – learn about birds and their habitats
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust aims to look after and protect the wetland habitat. Membership offers free access to wetlands across the UK so it’s a great place for children to explore and to learn more about Wildfowl and their habitats.