7 Awesome Car-Related Places To Visit With Your KidsJanuary 4, 2014
Sometimes parents can be stuck for ideas on what to do with their children during school holidays or even on weekends, especially if the friends of those kids are on holiday abroad somewhere and they’ve got no-one to play with.
Going on holiday is obviously a good option, but if money is tight in your household then the idea of going abroad with the kids can be something of a pipe dream at the moment. But here’s an idea if you want to make your kids spend their time doing something interesting, cheap (or even free) and within the UK – take them out to some awesome car-related places for the day!
Even if your kids aren’t car fanatics, they can still have an enjoyable time as kids love checking out all sorts of interesting and even quirky things – and it might even give them some idea as to what career path they might want to follow when they grow up!
Check out these top 7 automotive venues and destinations as compiled by Listers VW that you might like to consider taking your children out to.
1. Beaulieu National Motor Museum (Brockenhurst, Hampshire)
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Located in the New Forest in southern England, the Beaulieu National Motor Museum also features a Palace House and gardens (which parents will also want to explore), a Secret Army Exhibition and much, much more!
2. Heritage Motor Centre (Gaydon, Warwickshire)
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With nearly 300 British cars for visitors to view and admire from a wide range of eras, the Heritage Motor Centre is conveniently located just off the M40 and promises an interesting day out for fans of vintage and modern British cars alike.
3. Haynes International Motor Museum (Sparkford, Somerset)
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Boasting the United Kingdom’s largest collection of cars and motorbikes, the Haynes International Motor Museum has over 400 examples of automotive magic under the one roof!
4. Silverstone Circuit (Towcester, Northamptonshire)
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The world-famous Silverstone Circuit is, of course, home to Formula One racing and the British Grand Prix but there is also a whole bunch of other stuff that one can see and do here, such as embarking on guided tours both on the ground and in a helicopter.
5. Lakeland Motor Museum (Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria)
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If you are up in Cumbria, then you should consider taking the kids on a trip to the Lakeland Motor Museum and checking out all of the cool automotive exhibits housed there, and maybe follow it up by some sailing on Lake Windermere afterwards?
6. Coventry Transport Museum (Coventry, West Midlands)
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The free to enter Coventry Transport Museum features a whole host of British car and motorbike exhibits, as well as other awesome items such as a DeLorean (like from the Back to the Future movies) and ThrustSSC – the world’s fastest car!
7. Brooklands Museum (Weybridge, Surrey)
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Home to the world’s first racing circuit, the Brooklands Museum features all manner of cars and motorbikes from various eras and is the only museum in the south-east that houses a Concorde plane that visitors are allowed to tour!
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