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The UK has plenty of magical and educational places to visit that appeal to children of all ages. From places filled will mind-boggling illusions to amazing natural marvels, our list of the top five places to visit in the UK are the perfect backdrops to happy memories to look back on for years to come.

Our picks are not just fun, educational and exciting days out. They were chosen with children’s development in mind so that they do not only excite, they enrich too.

Here are our picks:

Natural History Museum – London

Can your child name more dinosaurs and animals off the top of their head than you can family members? If so, the Natural History Museum is the place for you and your family. You will find mind-boggling exhibits dedicated to nature including dinosaur fossils and eggs inside the museum. From the sight of the diplodocus in the Hintze Hall to confronting the life-like animatronic T-Rex children and adults alike are bound to be amazed by the experience.

The Natural History Museum offers more than just dinosaurs though. There is also the opportunity to experience and learn about natural disasters, ancient civilisation and all manner of marvellous creatures too.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions – Edinburgh

Deemed as one of Britain’s oldest attractions, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions has six floors full of puzzles, special effects, games and other interactive activities for children to learn from and enjoy. Founded in 1835 by instrument maker Thomas Short, Camera Obscura is situated on the top floor offering a live projection of a “virtual tour” of the city of Edinburgh. The five floors below are full of interactive exhibits demonstrating aspects of optical illusions, colour, and light. Camera Obscura is a sensory playground and everyone can enjoy interacting with puzzles, getting lost in mazes and trying out the vortex tunnel.

Stonehenge – Wiltshire

Stonehenge is amongst the UK’s most special locations that are bound to spark awe in adults and children of all ages. It is not called a wonder of the world for no reason, after all. The prehistoric monument, which was built about 5000 years ago in the year 2500 BC, is a marvel to behold, especially for children. The unique ring of standing stones with each stone about 13 feet tall will amaze kids and teach them about a mysterious era of history and the power of mankind.

Stonehenge can spark creativity. Children can dream up scenarios of how Stonehenge came to be, and their imagination can run wild against the magical and mysterious backdrop that the location offers.

Legoland – Windsor

Made with 80 million Lego blocks, this amusement park is every building block lover’s dream. Full of interactive adventures, fun rides and great activities, Legoland offers entertainment for the whole family. Adventures like the Coast Guard rescue and the Lego City Driving School, and rides such as the Lego Haunted House and Lego-themed rollercoasters that goes over the park’s building block rooftops are the most popular attractions. Furthermore, the Lego Store offers everything Lego including LEGO sets, LEGO mini-figures, clothing and more for a great shopping experience

Forbidden Corner – North Yorkshire

An eerie labyrinth of walkways, puzzles, and surprises on a four acre garden, the Forbidden Corner offers a unique experience that is sometimes scary and a lot of fun. Perfect for children who love adventures and exploring, the garden has tunnels, mazes, a creepy mausoleum and hidden passages that offer endless choices and opportunities for discoveries. Complete with a Corner Café and a Forbidden Corner gift shop, the popular tourist attraction has something for the whole family.

These are some of our top picks for a day our in the UK, what would be yours?

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