Must-visit UK family attractions

03 May 2024

Need ideas for a half-term road trip? Our pick of days out with public charging nearby

With half-term just around the corner, we’ve rounded up our pick of 12 family friendly attractions across the UK – each with a bp pulse charger nearby. So you can spend more time making memories, and less time making detours to charge - whether you fancy exploring a castle or riding a vintage bus with the kids.

1. Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Step into one of most famous prehistoric sites in the world.  With a renowned visitor centre, Neolithic houses, and of course the iconic stone circles themselves, the mystery is part of the attraction.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: The Amesbury Archer Harvester, Mid Summer Place, Amesbury, SP4 7SQ  

2. Warwick Castle, Warwick  

Kids will marvel at this medieval castle, with its exciting calendar of family events and spooky dungeon, while history buffs will be charmed by the ancient monument’s stories of battles and skullduggery.  

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Budbrooke South SF Connect, South Bound Service Area, Warwick Bypass, CV35 8RH  

3. London Transport Museum, London

Dip into the excitement of travel and innovation across the ages at this award-winning museum. From vintage underground tubes to old London buses, hidden tours and walks, everyone will be buzzing.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Q-Park Pimlico, Cumberland Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 4LR

4. Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

History and fresh air meet in a lovely double whammy. Families love wandering the streets and shops of this open-air museum. See the industrial revolution brought to life. 

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Port West Retail Park, Brierly Hill, DY5 1LL  

5. Jorvik Viking Centre, York

Get up close with the Viking Age by travelling with your family through a reconstructed Viking village. Combining the thrill of a train ride with unforgettable historical detail, it doesn’t get much better than this. 

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Monks Cross Hyperhub, City of York Council, Martello Way Huntington, YO32 9JU

6. Legoland, Windsor

The must-visit attraction for lovers of lego (young and old!). Lego’s dedicated theme park offers   shows, rides and more attractions that you could shake a  plastic brick at, if you want to unleash unbridled creativity and spark your kids’ imaginations, you’re in for a treat.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Egham Hill SF Connect, 1 Egham Hill, Egham, TW26 0ET  

7. National Space Centre, Leicester

The marvels of space come thick and fast here, from the jaw-dropping space-age Rocket Tower to the UK’s largest domed planetarium, and rocket collections. Your kids will be over the moon.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Branstons SF Connect, 1487 Melton Road, LE7 3FP  

8. Blackpool, Lancashire

From its (supposedly!) haunted ghost train and vintage wooden rollercoasters at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to watching the sun go down with some fish and chips, this seaside resort is loved by families for a reason.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Garstang SF Connect, Garstang By Pass Road, Preston, PR3 0HQ

9. Alton Towers, Staffordshire

There’s something for everyone at the UK’s largest theme park. Take your pick from its ten dazzling rollercoasters, live shows, waterparks and the thrill of a sky ride over this historic country estate.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Brookside Retail Park, Uttoxeter, ST14 8AU

10. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Hampshire 

This incredible waterfront complex is worth exploring. Discover the secrets of Henry the Eighth’s and other iconic ships, an assault course for your little daredevils, and round everything off with a scenic harbour tour.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal, Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, PO1 2LA  

11. National Maritime Museum, London

You’ll find a treasure trove of swashbuckling delights in the heart of a scenic London parkland. With fun workshops, characters to meet and dressing up, intrepid little pirates (and big clever captains) will love this museum.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Trafalgar SF Connect, 43-53 Trafalgar Road, SE10 9AA  

12. Cardiff Castle, Wales

Spectacular fairy tale rooms, beautiful battlements to walk on, wartime bunk shelters and storytelling of murder and betrayal – your trip here will be as epic as the castle itself which dates all the way back to William the Conqueror.

Nearby bp pulse EV charging: Q-Park Cardiff Bay, Pierhead Street, Cardiff, CF10 4PH 

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