The 10 Best city days out

Whether you fancy learning about the planets, pandas or the plague, Britain’s city’s offer great summer-holiday outings

1. Edinburgh Zoo

Adult £15.50, child £11, edinburghzoo.org.uk

Home to the UK's only giant pandas, this is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland.

2. London Dungeons

Adult £19, child £13, thedungeons.com

Transport yourselves back to London's darker days when danger lurked in every shadow. Everything is based on real events.

3. At-Bristol Science Centre

Adult £12.50, Child £8, at-bristol.org.uk

See your own veins, walk through a tornado, make giant bubbles and have a go at presenting the weather forecast in the future.

4. Cadbury World, Birmingham

Adult £14.75, child £10.75, cadburyworld.co.uk

Discover the history of the company, find out about the magic of chocolate and see how it is made.

5. National Railway Museum, York

Free, nrm.org.uk

This is the world's largest railway museum, not only in size but also in its amazing collection of trains and carriages.

6. Madame Tussauds, London

Adult £30, child £25.80, madametussauds.com/ London

Filled with 14 zones, Madame Tussauds combines glitz and glamour with incredible history.

7. City of Durham Treasure Trail

£5.99 per trail, treasuretrails.co.uk

Durham is steeped in history and has oodles of fascinating tales, and this trail brings them to life.

8. Sefton Park, Liverpool

Free, visitliverpool.com

Sefton Park is one of the largest parks in England and has something for everyone – a boating lake, bandstand, cafés, Palm House and playground among them.

9. Seven Stories, Newcastle upon Tyne

Adult £6.50, Child £5.50, sevenstories.org.uk

This is the only exhibition space in the UK dedicated to the celebration of British children's literature.

10. Natural History Museum, London

Free, nhm.ac.uk

Meet a life-sized blue whale, a roaring T.rex and a gigantic crocodile. The museum has something to keep all youngsters entertained.

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