Day-trip dilemmas: Where to go and what to do

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When it comes to making that all-important decision as to where you should venture on your next well-earned day out, it’s not always quite as straightforward as it may initially seem. Not only is there the location to decide upon, but the activity too.

To give those faced with this very dilemma a push in the right direction, lifestyle brand Cotton Traders have put together a handy little tool, aptly named the Day Trip Decider. So whether you fancy a romantic excursion with your other half, or a fun-filled trip with the whole family, there’s no longer any need to be stuck for ideas. Follow the straightforward instructions and answer a few quick questions relating to the location and nature of your preferred day out, and you’ll be greeted by a suitable suggestion in a mere matter of seconds!

We gave the tool a whirl for ourselves and picked out a few of our favourite suggestions for the ultimate day trip at various destinations throughout the UK…

Couple’s retreat

Everyone deserves the chance to spend some quality time with their significant other, at least every once in a while. If you just so happen to be based in or around the stunning university city of Cambridge, then what better way to do so than by going punting along the meandering River Cam. As for couple-friendly activities located in the north of England, the Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail in Clitheroe, Lancashire is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll amongst nature. Alternatively, a boat tour on Ullswater, one of the UK’s most sought-after lakes, is sure to take your breath away.

One for the little ones

When you’ve got the children or grandchildren in tow, keeping them enthused and engaged can sometimes be a challenge. However, if the regal town of Windsor isn’t too far away, why not take them to one of the most child-friendly attractions that the UK has to offer – Legoland Windsor. At the opposite end of the country in Glasgow, the city’s Science Park with its wealth of exhibits offers a more educational experience.

Fun in the capital

It goes without saying that London has more attractions than you can shake a stick at. In fact, there’s so much to see and do that you really are spoilt for choice. Suitable for visitors of all ages, the world famous waxwork museum, Madam Tussaud’s is a firm favourite, while the Natural History Museum is ideal for those who are keen to discover the ins and outs of the country’s intriguing past. For something a little more active, why not try your hand at power-kiting in Richmond Park, or go for a dip at the recently-restored outdoor pool, Brockwell Lido?

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