Summer Fun for All the Family

A gorgeous and sunshine-filled April has started our summer excitement early in the Medela offices and with June just around the corner, what better time than now to start planning those holidays, activities and days out for all the family to enjoy!

Whether you are going abroad this summer or staying at home, the school holidays offer the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together as a family. We have put together some of our top days out and attractions across the UK with the help of our lovely community of mums!

  • Colchester Zoo, Essex recommended by mum, Mary-Kate Williamson
    Included in the Top 10 list of Zoos to visit in the UK, little ones can learn about the animals, see them up close and even feed them! There are plenty of play areas too, not forgetting the ‘Lost Madagascar Express’ road train!
    http://www.colchester-zoo.com/
  • London Fields Lido, East London
    Escape the heat of summer and have a splash around in the 50 metre Olympic size swimming pool in London Fields. One of London’s best kept secrets this outdoor pool is ideal for some swimming afternoon fun!
    http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-londonfields-lido.htm
  • RHS Wisley, Surrey recommend by mum, Mary-Kate Williamson
    The perfect place for a summer walk, the Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley, offers different colours at every turn and awakens the senses as you pass by a variety of beautiful and fresh flowers.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley
  • Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk recommended by Aimee Gladden
    Head for a forest adventure with all the family this summer! With walking routes, cycling routes and play equipment, Rendlesham is perfect for exploring nature in the fresh outdoors.
    http://www.forestry.gov.uk/rendlesham
  • Legoland, Berkshire, Windsor
    With over 55 rides and attractions there is something for all the family at Legoland. Children will love this day out where they can fly through the treetops, ride the thrilling rapids, enjoy a magical underwater adventure and much more!
    http://www.legoland.co.uk/
  • Flat Ford Rowing Boats, Suffolk recommended by Aimee Gladden
    Explore the countryside and the best nature has to offer by hiring a rowing boat this summer. Bring along a picnic to enjoy by the river’s edge and enjoy a new adventure!
    http://dedhamboathouse.com/boat-hire
  • Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District National Park recommended by Lisa Beever
    A beautiful spot for a family picnic with stunning views, children will love an afternoon in the outdoors at Ladybower Reservoir and with amazing woods to explore too, little ones will be entertained all afternoon!
    http://www.peakdistrictview.com/?page=place&placeid=855
  • BeWILDerwood, Norfolk recommended by Aimee Gladden
    Take a day trip to the magical BeWILDerwood, an award-winning forest for family fun and outdoor adventure! With treehouses, zip wires, boat trips, storytelling and jungle bridges, children are sure to have a fun-filled day in the great outdoors!
    http://www.bewilderwood.co.uk/
  • National Marine Aquarium, Devon
    Visit the UK’s largest aquarium where little ones will be amazed as they learn about the underwater world, from the shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics!
    http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/
  • Hewitts Farm, South London recommended by TC Asli Senbahar
    Enjoy a day in the fields and teach your little ones where their food comes from by picking and tasting fresh fruıt and vegetables at Hewitts Farm. Both exciting and educational for all children, this free day out is bound to be a hit with families this summer!
    http://www.hewittsfarm.co.uk/

Of course, we know nothing beats an afternoon visit to the park or day trip to the beach but we’d love to hear any different plans you have for days out this summer so be sure to share them with us on our Facebook page or via Twitter @Medela_UK.