10 of the best UK outdoor family culture trips: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Wayland’s Smithy, Ashbury, Oxfordshire An ancient burial mound in a moody copse, about 20 minutes’ walk from White Horse Hill, at Uffington. A walk here takes in gently undulating farmland, with plenty of sloes to collect from well-stocked hedgerows. A trip to this section of the Ridgeway is best finished with a picnic […]

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The best family-friendly museums in the UK: readers’ travel tips

The Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds does an incredible job of helping kids to understand how lucky they are to have vaccinations, antibiotics and even the basics, such as clean water. It’s a Victorian street complete with smells and printed cards (describing nasties like bed bugs), plus it highlights the horrors of cholera and there’s […]

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Take the kids to … The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden, Herts

A self-guided tour of the studio where the eight Harry Potter films were made. A vast hangar features all of the sets – starting with the Great Hall, currently decked out for Christmas with sparkling trees, tables laden with festive food and, for the first time, an ice-sculpture, icicles and a floating orchestra from the […]

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Buckler’s Hard, New Forest: ‘A calm backwater but in a good way’ – review

Hampshire holidays Take the kids to … This riverside attraction, where maritime history can be explored at a gentle pace, offers a relaxed family day out  Float way … Buckler’s Hard in Hampshire, with its former worker’s cottage leading to the water’s edge In a nutshell A former ship-building village on the River Beaulieu in […]

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