Are you planning ahead for when you can get out with the kids next and plan a playgroup day trip? Getting outdoors and exploring is a great way to keep kids busy and entertained, and it even gives you a chance to teach them a little bit about their surroundings. But what are the ideal destinations for a playgroup day trip? Which destinations/sights are able to combine all the elements that keep kids and parents happy? Here’s a look at a few that you may want to check out.
If you want to give kids a truly incredible experience, a visit to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is ideal. This is a privately owned stately home with absolutely stunning and massive grounds. There are family and estate papers that date back more than 500 years, giving visitors a chance to learn about the Dukes of Devonshire along with their families.
Included on the grounds that you can explore is a 1000-acre park, a water garden, ancient forest, a working farmyard, restaurants, and more. Of course, one of the big highlights is the Estate farm shop which features fresh fruit and vegetables, mouth-watering patisserie, fresh fish and butcher counters, and a range of beers and wine.
Another option is to embark on an adventure to check out Hadrian’s Wall. For those unfamiliar with Hadrian's Wall, it is found in the middle of Roman Wall country, which is the town of Hexham. This wall was once a defence fortification that was built in the Roman province of Britannia and is 73 miles in length - stretching coast to coast. Hadrian's Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it an interesting and educational daytrip for the kids.
As for the best way to explore it, you can take use the Taxis, Tours, and Transport for Hadrian’s Wall available through Go Hadrian’s Wall at gohadrianswall.co.uk. They are able to customise a package that fits your needs, accommodating small to large playgroups. You can embark on a self-guided tour of the area or a guided one to give the kids an in-depth experience.
Colchester is another great destination for a day trip with a playgroup as this just so happens to be the oldest recorded town in the entire UK. Located in Essex, Colchester is not only picturesque and interesting, it's also filled with all kinds of family-friendly activities. There are parks, museums, a zoo, restaurants, shopping, and more. To top it off, the architecture is stunning and interesting all at the same time, giving them a chance to experience history first-hand.
One of the biggest highlights in Colchester is the 11th century castle - Colchester Castle. The main keep has stayed mainly intact, making it the largest example you can find like it in all of Europe.
Planning a playgroup day trip is all about finding a unique and interesting destination that manages to appeal to kids and adults alike, just like each of these do.