Landmarks and Museums

Ashmolean, Oxford

Founded in 1683, The Ashmolean Museum is Britain’s first public museum and home to the University of Oxford’s world-class collections of art and archaeology.
A fascinating and varying collection of antiquities and worldwide artwork that will certainly inspire arty kids.

A range of family gallery trails are always available at the information desk to help you explore the Museum and help keep kids interested. They have separate ones for younger and older children to present an appropriate challenge.

Nation Space Center

The National Space Centre is one of the United Kingdom’s leading visitor attractions that is devoted to space science and astronomy. It is located in the city of Leicester, England, next to the River Soar on the A6.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is set in 2000 acres of beautiful parkland in the middle of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and only 8 miles from Oxford. Outside the Palace there is 100 acres of formal gardens, 2000 acres of parkland including a forest and a 150 acre lake.

A miniature train runs between the Palace and the Pleasure Gardens, which is a great area for children. Located here is the Marlborough Maze (second largest symbolic hedge maze in the world), an Adventure Playground and a Butterfly House.

Throughout the year there is a great number of exciting events. From jousting and Easter and Halloween events to Horse trials and the Bike Blenheim Palace.

The Heritage Motor Centre

The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars; it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras and is a mecca for car enthusiasts.

The Heritage Motor Centre is situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. The building itself  is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, and stands proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres, which rolls out onto the Warwickshire countryside.

Beaulieu

Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, home to a stunning collection of automobiles telling the history of motoring through modern rally cars and F1 Grand Prix machines, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, historic Beaulieu Abbey which was founded in 1204 by Cistercian Monks.

BOND IN MOTION, the world’s largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles, World of Top Gear featuring vehicles from some of the most ambitious challenges and On Screen Cars where the car is the star and includes TV and film favourites such as Ron Weasley’s ‘Flying’ Ford Anglia from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Natural History Museum

Dinosaurs, volcanoes, precious gems, creepy crawlies – as a visitor to the Natural History Museum you will be amazed by the diversity of our natural world.

The Museum is not only home to the nation’s finest collection of natural history specimens but is also one of the UK’s top attractions, with more than three million visitors a year. The collection we look after here now has 70 million plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals – many of which are displayed in fascinating exhibitions.

Warwick Castle

Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history at Warwick Castle; great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses, heroic knights and the dark Castle Dungeon.

 

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