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Day Trips

  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty.

  • Stroll and scoff: 11 Autumn walks with pubs

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? (spoiler alert: NO). Here's my starter for 10 across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Man the forts! The best castles within 90 minutes

    Ready for a right royal day out? We've rounded up 12 of the coolest castles in Bucks, Oxon and beyond. Tiara at the ready, let's go!

  • Day at the beach, anyone?

    The sun's making an appearance this weekend (at long last) so we're thinking impromptu, socially-distanced daytrip to the coast. Who's in?

  • Rainy day out for kids

    Want to keep your pre-schoolers amused but can't face another soggy day at the park? Go to Godstone Farm where there's plenty of indoor play. And animals too!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

  • Beach day trips within two hours of Cambridge

    Pack a picnic and bucket and spade and head to the beach for the day. These are the best seaside stunners within two hours or less of Cambridge.

  • INSIDER GUIDE: FOLKESTONE

    This town has not only gained a reputation for its artistic heart - it's also making convincing marks on the foodie map. What more reason do you need to visit?

  • West End Kids

    Heading to the Big Smoke this summer hols? Put your feet up while you keep the little people entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in town.

  • The best open air theatres

    Go on, breathe in the culture! The Bard, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Edith Nesbit get the outdoor theatre treatment in some of the loveliest locations in Bucks & Oxon this summer. Don't forget your picnic...

  • Treasure hunt

    Surrey is home to Europe's biggest and best antiques fair at Kempton Park, and now Sandown Park is joining the fun.

  • The secret gardens

    Head to the stunning gardens at Ramster Hall near Chiddingfold this half term - kids are free and there's a lovely teahouse.

  • Shakespeare’s Gardens

    Been to visit the stunning contemporary new sculpture garden at Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford yet?

  • Autumn London Days Out with Kids

    10 fun things to do in the capital this Oct half-term.

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