There are tons of fun and free family activities taking place up and down the UK this March.
Here’s a selection of some free family days out – both indoor and outdoor activities that will appeal to kids – as a taster. Make sure you keep an eye out on local forums and noticeboards at your leisure centre and library for nearby free events too. Well worth checking out is the ParkLives website, which offers free activities happening in local parks, year round.
Indoor Rainy Day Fun
When it’s cold and rainy, outdoors may not hold much allure – but neither does being cooped up at home with stir-crazy kids.
Visit the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, South London, daily 10.30am – 5.30pm.
Children will love the Natural History section, including the bizarre Horniman Walrus, which sits proudly on his iceberg, and the hands-on base where you can try on costumes and masks, or make music on instruments from around the world. If the weather perks up, the 16 acre garden is a great space for a family run around and the Animal Walk gives you a close up view of alpacas, goats, sheep, guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens.
Visit the Bank of England Museum in the City of London, weekdays 10am – 5pm.
Hold a real gold bar, see inside the vaults, learn all about the advanced security features on our bank notes to prevent counterfeiting and discover all about the bank’s 300 year old history.
Visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, daily 10am – 5pm.
The museum is packed with different exhibitions and family-friendly activities. The Sea Urchins play area (for kids aged 8 and under) has maritime-themed activities on offer including costumes, activity sheets and story books. Discover what life was like on board for seafarers and passengers, from the luxury of the 20th century liners, to the long, dangerous journeys of 300 years before and find out about the tragic sinking of the Titanic, then the largest ship in the world. Part of the exhibition includes survivors’ tales…