The Slide at The Orbit, Stratford, London
If it’s extreme that you’re looking for to satisfy your thrill-seeking kids, The Slide is the place to be. Described as a ‘hair-raising London experience’, The Arcelor Mittal Orbit stands as the UK’s tallest public art display. Travel 80m to the top and then down the longest tunnel slide, at a whopping 178m long!
Be bowled over by panoramic views of London, while squeezing in a few landmarks like the Gherkin, Big Ben and The Shard. Footy fans can even spot some of London’s famous football grounds, including West Ham Utd. Take your time at the top – you’ll have a chance to learn more about the tower with interactive storytelling screens and, of course, don’t forget to flip the world upside down by taking a peek in one of the concave mirrors.
They’ve managed to pack a whole lot into a 40-second trip with loops circling the iconic structure 12 times, before whizzing you right back down to the ground on a 50m straight drop. Everyone over 1.3m tall and 8 years of age can ride the slide, and it’s certainly more thrilling than the stairs!
The Gnome Reserve, Devon
Looking for somewhere that gnome man has ever gone before…? For a brilliantly bizarre day out, you can journey through the enchanted wood, home to over 1,000 gnomes and pixies. Wander the four enchanted acres of The Gnome Reserve whilst wearing your very own gnome hats!
Making over 70 television appearances and being in the Guinness Book of World Records, this attraction is exceptionally popular. Deep in the mystical woods you’ll find an enormous collection of gnomes and pixies. They’ll be hiding in unusual places along the pathway, and peeking behind the trees, so can your little ones spot all of them?
In your phe-gnomenal outfits you’ll have the chance to take plenty of photos in a setting to remember. Walk through a picturesque wood and discover hundreds of little gnomes who can’t wait to say hello. Come and enjoy a cheap and quirky adventure, devour real Devon cream teas, and make memories you’ll never forget.