New poll reveals the top UK attractions for a family day out this Easter. Nearly half of families think the Natural History Museum is the perfect day trip.


With Easter and the school holidays upon us, a new poll has revealed the top ten days out for families in the UK over the bank holiday weekend.

According to the survey of 1,010 parents conducted by Ffrees Family Finance that helps families save as they spend, the cold weather this year is driving families towards indoor attractions this Easter.

However despite the less chilly appeal of the Natural History Museum and The Eden Project, there is still a hard core who would choose the chills and thrills at Alton Towers, penguins and elephants at Chester Zoo or rambling through the Cheddar Gorge.


1) Natural History Museum, London (44%)


It’s no surprise that the National History Museum is the top family destination during Easter. The museum is open all day – Monday to Sunday including over Easter. Entry is free. Check what’s on for kids this Easter. The Dinosaur gallery and the Red Zone Earth are quite popular at the moment. And on 29 March 2013 the ‘Sensational Butterflies’ exhibition opens where kids can experience 100s of live butterflies in a special exhibition on the Museum’s front lawn.

2) The Eden Project, Cornwall (38%)

the eden project cornwall
The Eden Project does much more than offer a memorable day out in Cornwall.
As well as creating stunning gardens and laying on fantastic arts and music events, they run transformational social and environmental projects on our doorstep and around the world, they create unforgettable learning experiences for students and do valuable research into plants and conservation.

3) Alton Towers, Staffordshire (38%)

4) London Eye (37%)


From Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2013 between 11am and 4pm, Edwin the bunny will be giving out little chocolate eggs. There will also be circus style performers during these times. As well as meeting Edwin the bunny, guests will be able to interact with the onsite chocolate factory to help the production line along by way of motion sensors and remote control.

5) Legoland, Windsor (36%)

6) Cadbury World, Birmingham (33%)

Warwick Castle with the grandparents

7) Warwick Castle (32%)

Britain’s Ultimate Castle, Warwick Castle delivers the Castle of your imagination, whether you’re a 6 year old princess or a 60 year old re-enactor. The various experiences are regularly renewed and you really can breathe history and legend at the same time. A brilliant day out for the family!

8) Chester Zoo (30%)

9) Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey (27%)

Great fun park for the whole family and don’t forget to visit the zoo which is also quite incredible.

10) Cheddar Gorge, Somerset (24%)

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