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Five fun-filled summer activities for families this year!

Five fun-filled summer activities for families this year!

With spring almost over and summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning those all-important holiday activities to keep your family entertained.Thankfully, with more people now choosing to holiday in the UK, the number of summer activities have surged. Need some help choosing and sourcing the best? Here are summer activities around the UK this year that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Sunset Safari
If you’re taking a short city break this summer, then why not take a trip to London Zoo’s Sunset Safari? This one night only event allows adults and children of all ages to enjoy and appreciate the zoo after hours where you can experience their much-loved animals such as penguins, lions and cheetahs in a completely different light. Running on June 23 from 6pm-10pm, this is sure to be a popular event where you can spend quality time with your friends and family, watch the animals being fed and enjoy the entertainment from music and street artists.

Colour Festival
Inspired by India’s Holi Festival, Away Resorts’ Colour Festival takes place this summer from July 21 - August 5 at their six UK holiday park locations - Sandy Balls, Tattershall Lakes, Whitecliff Bay, Barmouth Bay, Mill Rythe and Mersea Island. Fun for all ages, the Colour Festival is dedicated to celebrating colours by getting messy and throwing a variety of powders into the air and watching the bright colours explode. The festival will feature live entertainment from artists and dancers, a street party and plenty of food – it’s the perfect way to kick the summer holiday as a family!

Dog Fest
Hosted by ‘Supervet’ star, Noel Fitzpatrick, Dog Fest is the pawfect family day out for those who cannot bear to leave their four-legged friends behind. You can take part in a variety of activities involving your pooch, such as displays, shopping, music and much more whilst allowing them and yourself to socialise with fellow dog lovers. Whether you’re holidaying in one of these areas or fancy a day out, Dog Fest will be taking place in three locations this year: Cheshire (June 16-17), Bristol (June 23-24) and Herefordshire (July 7-8).

Dinosaurs in the Wild
If you’ve got children who love immersive, live action experiences, then Dinosaurs in the Wild is perfect for you! Taking you back 67 million years, Dinosaurs in the Wild allows you to see living dinosaurs though your very own eyes.

eaturing their cutting-edge research lab, TimeBase 67, you will be able to see researchers studying the living dinosaurs.Their Lookout area too incorporates huge windows that provide panoramic views of prehistoric life and its landscape, allowing you to see how different species would have reacted in what would have been their natural environment.

Located in the Capital, Dinosaurs in the Wild will be taking in place in June and July. The experience is not suitable for children under the age of three.

Fal River Festival
Taking a trip to Cornwall this May or early June? Then why not add The Fal River Festival to your list of things to do? The Fal River Festival is located primarily in Falmouth, but there are events also taking place in Truro and on the Roseland Peninsular. This is a ten-day celebration that embraces the people, places, history and culture that are connected by the beautiful Cornish river. It takes place from today onwards until June 3.

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