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Disorganised parents rejoice! 75 summer activities you don’t need to book

Petting farms within the sticks

The award-winning Little Owl Farm Park in Worcestershire doesn’t have a tendency to be totally booked till a number of days earlier than. The farm has a meerkat enclosure, reptile home, rescue foxes, pigs, chicks and rabbits to stroke – and sheep racing. 

Urban wildlife centre



Ouseburn Farm is unfold throughout fields and meadows a mile from Newcastle metropolis centre. Petting and feeding classes can be found, in addition to animal-drawing lessons. 

Red squirrel recognizing on Brownsea Island

Booking for Brownsea Island, simply off Poole in Dorset, is really useful however not important and you can verify availability on the National Trust web site earlier than setting off. Visitors stroll on to the foot ferry from Poole over to the wildlife haven which is known for its purple squirrels.

Avon Heath Country Park

Dorset has much more to supply than simply its coast. Avon Heath Country Park is 236 acres of heathland 10 miles north of Bournemouth, with sand lizards, moth enclosures and strolling trails.

Child-friendly pubs 

The Hadley Bowling Green, Worcestershire

You can not book the beer backyard on the Bowling Green in Hadley Heath. Picnic tables line the fenced play space with climbing frames. Turn up at opening time to get a desk for lunch with views over lavender fields. 

The Good Companion, Brighton

A welcoming message flashes up on its web site: “Please note we do not take bookings, walk-ins only.” The pub has two giant beer gardens and a kids’s menu, accessible on the website

Head for the highlands


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