The Easter holidays needn’t mean bored kids (and parents). From thrilling bike trails through Welsh valleys to mind-expanding museums and beautiful beaches, the best British day trips won’t cost a penny...

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This is an edited extract from 'Let's Go with the Children' (£3.75), a series of regional and online guides published by Boomerang Family,; 01252 368 325.

Additional reporting by Simon Usborne