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Free Days Out Across England

No matter what time of year, finding new and exciting things to do can be difficult, and expensive. Even more so during school holidays and in the middle of summer.
Lucky For you, we have compiled a list Full of free days out and activities for you to check off your list. Look at these free Parks, Museums, castles, Gardens and so much more! The locations are across the UK. No matter where you are based, you can enjoy these amazing days out.

Days out in London

If you have ever visited London, you will know that there is not a shortage of things to do! It is full of Museums, Art Galleries, Parks and there always seems to be an exciting event happening, there is always something.

The British Museum

This Iconic Museum is a must see for everyone! It is home to over 7 million artefacts from across the globe. The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world whilst being dedicated to the exploration of human history, art and culture.
You can take advantage of the free exhibitions and activities they have to offer every day. It is the perfect place to take the whole family to discover ancient civilisations, cultures, environments and languages. The Museum is open late on a Friday night, if you do not want to go during the day, and explore with a programme of events, food and drink!
Admission is Free every day, although you must book in advance. Next time you plan your trip to London, make sure this is on the agenda!

The National Gallery/ National Portrait Gallery

This one is for all those art lovers out there! A visit here is an absolute must, each gallery is FILLED with thousands of iconic pieces of art, from various well-known artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and Michelangelo. See priceless works of art for free every day between 10am-6pm.

Bushy Park – Richmond

The bustling streets of London can sometimes become be a bit overwhelming. If you love greenery and outdoor space, take a trip to Richmond’s Bushy Park and enjoy the 1,099 acres that it encompasses. It is home to around 320 free-roaming deer and is the second largest Royal Park in the UK.

Borough Market

Enjoy the sensory overload of London’s Borough Market! It is a hub of traders selling loads of British and international produce and gifts, including Cheese, Chocolate, Bread and Meats. Have a gander around this iconic market, taking in the sights, smells and tastes.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Visit the free to visit Award winning parklands, waterways and playgrounds. The Former Olympic and Paralympic venues include the London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, the Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley VeloPark.

Days out in The Northwest

Rich with culture, the northwest is packed with great things to see and do and great free days out. Liverpool’s accolade of City of Culture in 2008 gave the city status as a landmark destination for galleries, museums and theatre.

Tate Art Museum – Liverpool

The Tate Liverpool is the home of modern art, showcasing exhibitions of both modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions have included work from Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Tracey Emin. Plus, the galley has beautiful views of Albert Dock and the River Mersey – and a fabulous café!

Tate Liverpool is open 10 am – 5.50pm every day including weekends with free entry, so make sure you pay a visit next time you are in the area.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Liverpool is home to one of the biggest and most important ports in the UK. This fabulous museum tells the history of the people that have passed through in centuries gone by. From luxury liners, tragedies such as the Titanic, poignant galleries on the slave trade and exhibitions on smuggling, there is something to intrigue everyone!

Open 10 am – 5 pm every day, Merseyside Maritime Museum is free entry so is well worth a visit next time you are in the area. There are often family activities to get involved in so this is a perfect free day out for children and families.

Imperial War Museum – Manchester

Manchester’s Imperial War Museum is a fantastic free day out for the entire family. You can explore the impact of the Second World War, the people and society. It is in an area that was heavily bombed during the Manchester Blitz in 1940.

Exhibitions include collections of both personal items and technical artefacts. Visitors can learn about the conflicts involving Britain, the Commonwealth from the First World War up to the present day.

International Slavery Museum – Liverpool

This important museum in Liverpool explores the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, acknowledging Liverpool’s role in the UK slave trade due to its coastal location, as well as telling stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people.

Days out in The Northeast

Heading to the Northeast of England anytime soon? There are lots of fun and free things to do that the whole family will love.

Angel of the North – Gateshead

Take a trip to Britain’s most well-known piece of art sculpture, Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North.

Standing at an impressive 66 feet tall, with a wingspan of 178 feet, this impressive sculpture looks proudly out onto the city of Newcastle and is a must-see for anyone in the area. Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking, so no excuses next time you’re in the area!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – York

Arts and the outdoors combined, take a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where you can admire pieces and installations out in the open. There are always around 80 installations featured at any one time, so you can while away several hours here enjoying the art and scenery.

Laing Art Gallery – Newcastle

Laing Art Gallery is a great free place to visit for art lovers and novices alike. Enjoy an impressive collection of historical and contemporary art, including local art and photography.

York City Walls – York

Dating back to the Middle Ages, a visit to York’s city walls is a journey back in time they offer a splendid, elevated walk around the city. The accompanying moats have largely disappeared, but the slopes of the ramparts are well known for the display of daffodils in March and April. They measure at over 3km long, so make sure you wear comfy shoes

Days out in The Midlands

The middle of England is not middle of the road for fun, free things to do. Packed full of museums, Cathedrals and galleries, the Midlands is a great place to enjoy a ‘staycation’ in the UK.

Coventry Transport Museum – Coventry

Visit the museum that is home to the largest collection of British road transport in the world, the Coventry Transport Museum.

Containing over a million archived items, 250 motor vehicles, 120 motorcycles and 300 bicycles, the museum explores the important role that Coventry played in the British transport industry.

Lichfield Cathedral – Birmingham

Discover over 1,300 years of history in the UK’s only medieval Cathedral. This impressive building is worth a visit no matter your faith. Lichfield Cathedral is free to enter, although donations are encouraged. Why not pop in?

Days out in The South of England

There’s more to the south of England than just London, and this fab collection of fun and free days out proves just that!

Turner Contemporary – Kent

You might not expect it, but seaside town Margate, Kent is home to a world-renowned contemporary art gallery. Eponymously named after landscape artist JMW Turner, the Turner Contemporary is a must for art lovers (and novices) alike. Admire world-class art from famous artists past and present, in a picturesque setting of Margate Harbour looking out onto the North Sea.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – Bristol

World-class collections of art, archaeology, geology and natural history with pieces across the globe – the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has it all. Housed across nineteen galleries, this museum is a great free day out for everyone.

It’s located in a beautiful Edwardian building right in the city centre, with great views from the top floor.

Don’t miss this one on your next trip to Bristol!

Clifton Suspension Bridge – Bristol

Another must-do on your trip to Bristol is a visit to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Possibly Bristol’s most iconic image, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a beautiful backdrop for photographs all year round.

Enjoy a free guided tour at the weekend from Easter to October, or simply enjoy the view from Clifton Village. And if you can, check out the bridge illuminated at nighttime.

Bath Abbey – Bath

Rich with over 1,200 years of history, this Grade I listed building in the heart of the city should go to the top of your to-do list in Bath.

Bath Abbey remains a working place of worship, and you can visit all year round to admire the architecture, music and learn about the building’s history.

No matter your religion this historic building is definitely worth a visit.

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