There are lots of things to do in Britain for free so even if you don’t have a wallet filled to the rim with cash, you can still enjoy a great vacation with your family in Britain. Here are our five favourite things to do in Britain for free:
Sherwood Forest, Nottingham
Sherwood Forest in Nottingham is not only a beautiful forest and park, it’s also the home of one of Britain’s most famous characters – Robin Hood. And there are lots to do here. Say hello to the animals, play golf, go cycling or horse riding, listen to the guides telling stories about Robin Hood, have a picnic or take a walk in the beautiful surroundings.
The Bristol & Bath Railway Path
The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is a 21 km long traffic-free route along a disused railway path between Bristol and Bath, perfect for a family day out. Take a walk or bike ride along parts of the path, visit one of the playgrounds or beautiful parks, see historic sights, have a break at one of the cafes or take a steam train ride on Avon Valley Steam Railway and much more.
Hadrian’s Wall, border between England and Scotland
Hadrian’s Wall is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most well-known part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire in Britain. Built under the order of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122, it’s 117 km long and took 6 years to build. Walking the wall is a great free day out and you’ll find lots of Roman antiquities along the way such as strongholds and forts, Roman baths and even a Roman toilet!
Museum of Childhood, London
The Museum of Childhood has the UK’s biggest collection of toys and childhood paraphernalia and is a great place to spend the day with your family. Exploring this history of childhood from the 16th century to today, the museum houses a world famous collection of dolls and dolls’ houses, games, puppets, toys as well as exciting new interactive areas.
Big Pit National Mining Museum, Wales
Big Pit is a real coal mine that you can visit for free in Wales. Take the world-famous underground tour, where you’ll get kitted out with helmets and cap lamps and taken into the pit cage to descend 90 meters underground with a real miner, who will show you what life was like working in a coal mine.
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Enjoy your stay in Britain!