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Weird and Wacky Days Out

It's great to go for days out with the family when the weather is nice, but it can be hard to come up with ideas of where to go. We've put together some suggestions that are a little out of the ordinary, to give the kids (and you!) a real surprise.

The Forbidden Corner – Leyburn, North Yorkshire

www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk

Billed as The Strangest Place in the World, and it certainly is. This magical wonderland has something odd, intriguing, puzzling and magical around every corner. Kids love it, but even as a grown up, this is one of my favourite places to visit. Entrance is limited so you need to book in advance, but this means it never gets too crowded.

The Puzzling Place – Keswick, Lake District

www.puzzlingplace.co.uk

If you love optical illusions, you'll love The Puzzling Place. An attraction filled with illusions, many of which you can actually walk into and become part of the illusion. There's also a gallery of holograms. The Puzzling Place has something for everyone. While it perhaps won't take you a whole day to view, you could team up your visit with a trip to another odd attraction, the nearby Pencil Museum where you can see the world's largest pencil!

Abbey Pumping Station – Leicester

www.abbeypumpingstation.org

Bizarre, yet educational, the Abbey Pumping Station takes you on a voyage of sewage, from the toilet to the sewage works. There's also an exhibit of toilets through history! It's bound to raise a giggle with the kids, but they'll also learn something.

House of Marbles – Bovey Tracey, Devon

www.houseofmarbles.com

The House of Marbles is a museum dedicated to, you've guessed it, marbles! There are exhibits of old and rare marbles, and you can see the world's largest marble run. There are interactive exhibits, a games room and you'll also have the opportunity to watch glass blowing. Don't forget to pick up some marbles to take home from the gift shop too!

So, have our suggestions sparked your imagination? Wherever you go this summer, don't forget to take a picnic and your Green Decore outdoor rug to sit on!  


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