5 Days Out in the UK that Embrace Nature

It isn't hard to get out and discover the fantastic fauna and flora just outside your door. The UK has it all and provides a diverse range of days out for those wanting to take a trip on the wild side. Read on to learn about 5 brilliant examples that embrace nature, both on land and in the sea.

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Aspinall Foundation's Howletts Wild Animal Park

If it is something exotic you fancy, then Howletts Wild Animal Park will be right up your street. There is a whole host of exciting animals to see, such as elephants, lions, snow leopards, gorillas and black rhinos. All are housed in habitats that are designed to be as close to the animals' natural environments as possible, giving you a truly authentic experience. If you're after some exercise, there are also the Treetop Challenge and Animal Adventure Challenge courses where your family can put their bodies to the test. In addition, the park has a restaurant and plenty of other activities on offer, making it a fantastic family day out. Click here for more info on a day out at Howletts in Kent.

Knowsley Safari Park

An equally excellent place to experience wild animals is at Knowsley Safari Park. The park is home to an impressive array of animals including tigers, elephants, giraffes, wolves, baboons and many more on its 5 mile safari drive. As well as the wildlife, a load of other activities are available. There are both sea lion and birds of prey displays and a bat forest to enjoy. If you have any leftover energy after all that, your family
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can try out their physical capabilities on the world's largest urban High Ropes Adventure Course! Head here for more details on Knowsley Safari Park.

Brownsea Island

Situated in Poole Harbour, this is one of the best places in the UK to spot the elusive red squirrel as well as a huge variety of birds. There is a visitor centre on the island and plenty of different terrains including woodland, heathland and a lagoon for you to explore. The island also has lots of activities and events on offer. You have the chance to camp too, turning a delightful day out into an awesome overnight stay! Read more about Brownsea Island here.

Hounslow Urban Farm

Located in West London, this 29 acre urban farm is a great alternative to a usual day out in the capital. The site offers a fantastic opportunity for people who wouldn't normally be able to experience agriculture to learn about and get involved with that way of life. The farm is home to multiple types of pig as well as goats, cows, rabbits, peacocks, alpacas and more. There are also Shetland ponies for kids to ride. Click here for more info.

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Cardigan Bay in Wales has a surprisingly large amount of marine life to offer. Frequent marine visitors include bottlenose dolphins -- which can be seen via an organised boat ride -- and porpoises. The area also boasts more impressive yet rarer creatures including sunfish, basking sharks and leatherback turtles. There is also a visitor's centre with exhibits and activities, some of which are conducted on the beach at selected times of year. For more on Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre head here.
Photos: Aspinall Foundation and Knowsley Safari Park

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November 10th, 2015



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