Often in life, the most memorable occasions are the ones we don’t plan. How many times have you meticulously planned an event and really looked forward to it, only for it to end in disaster? If you suddenly find yourself with spare time on your hands and decide on a day trip, it’s often hard to pull some inspiration out of thin air.
Well fear not. Lifestyle brand Cotton Traders have put together a nifty little ‘Day Trip Decider’ tool on their site which can assist you in making one of those last minute decisions on where to go, based on your UK location. Whether you fancy some quality time with your better half, or a catch up with your best mates, the perfect solution is waiting just around the corner.
Take a look below at some of our favourite recommendations from the Day Trip Decider:
The only problem you’ll have in Central London when planning a day out is where to go – there are a million and one things to do. For something a bit different, why not pick up some roller blades and head out to Richmond Park for a spot of power kiting? If that sounds a little too adventurous, then the park is also great for a romantic stroll, with beautiful floral gardens and Red and Fallow deer to marvel.
If the weather has let you down somewhat, then there’s always the world famous Natural History Museum. With so many incredible exhibitions all year round, from prehistoric beasts to false widow spiders, it’s hard to believe that entrance here is free.
Ever fancied getting up close and personal with Prince Harry, One Direction or Cheryl Cole? Well head on over to Madame Tussauds and you can do just that. With stars from sport, music, film and beyond, there’s a good chance you may just bump into one of your heroes.
If aviation and war history floats your boat, then a trip to The Royal Air Force museum is essential. With fascinating Battle of Britain events to commemorate its 74th anniversary, it’s the perfect opportunity to step back to a time that’s often forgotten these days. Sporty types could do a lot worse than head down to Alexandra Palace – a stunning stately home that features an ice rink. The venue also doubles up as a music and sport venue, with The Libertines heading there on the 28th September.
Kew Gardens are the most famous public gardens in the world; go there and you’ll see why. This UNESCO World Heritage site hosts the kind of flower shows that get grannies the world over in a spin and features a beautiful lake to boot as well. Arty hipster types will be in their element at Battersea Arts Centre, where every corner of the creative spectrum is present – the brilliantly bizarre and critically acclaimed Ring is just one of many shows you can catch here.