Days Out: Classic Family Activities For The Summer

21/08/2014 08:56 | Updated 20 May 2015

Days out: Classic family activities for the summer

Kids stuck on iPads and computer screens complaining about being bored? Help is at hand this summer – thanks to Winnie-the-Pooh.

VisitEngland and Egmont Publishing asked 2,000 parents to vote for their favourite traditional activities, attractions and days out.

From fish and chips on the pier to rock pooling and pond dipping, the top 25 activities make for hours of fun.

Days out: Classic family activities for the summer

And if you need more inspiration, they also have everyone's favourite bear (sorry, Paddington) on hand to show you all the fun you and your kids can have together this summer.

The top 25 traditional days out as voted for by parents are:

1. Enjoying a fish supper on Blackpool Pier, Lancashire

2. Indulging in afternoon tea, Devon

3. Picnicking on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District, Cumbria

4. Rock-pooling in Treyarnon Bay, Cornwall

5. Camping in the New Forest, Hampshire

6. Marvelling at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

7. Getting lost in the maze at Hampton Court Palace, Greater London

8. Taking a stroll beside Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland and Cumbria

9. Boating day out on the Broads, Norfolk and Suffolk

10. Watching the puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

11. Stargazing in Exmoor National Park, Somerset and Devon

12. Taking in the vista from the peaks at the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

13. Trying to make the Queen's Guard laugh at Buckingham Palace

14. Watching the changing of the Guards at Windsor Castle, Berkshire

15. Fossil-hunting on Brook Beach, Isle of Wight

16. Exploring the famous White Cliffs of Dover

17. Playing Pooh Sticks at 100 Acre Wood, East Sussex

18. Rolling down the hills around Corfe Castle, Dorset

19. Visiting a honey farm in Devon

20. Skimming stones at Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland

21. Picking blackberries on Box Hill, Surrey

22. Riding a narrow boat through the canal ways, Birmingham

23. Taking in the grandeur of Chatsworth House from the park, Chatsworth, Derbyshire

24. Seeking out the deer at Richmond Park, London

25. Admiring Bamburgh Castle from the beach, Northumberland

Take a look at the beautiful Pooh bear illustrations below for more inspiration...


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