Six Of The Best Locations In England To ‘WOW’ The Kids

  • Preschoolers

By: Lenore Pearson, ellaslist explorer

For such a small country, England is simply packed full of wonderful things to see. Abundantly rich in history and culture, your little ones will be amazed as seemingly over every hill and around every corner they are faced with something special – an imposing castle, ancient ruins, a mystical stone circle or an enchanted wood.

1. Ashdown Forest (East Sussex) – Winnie the Pooh country!Leo bog on common land : Winnie the Pooh Sticks Bridge in Ashdown Forest, Sussex.

Go on an ‘expotition’ through the 100 Acre Wood. Visit ‘Pooh Corner’ shop to pick up a map of the area to visit locations that inspired the stories and a special souvenir.

2. Oxford – Visit the birth place of Alice in Wonderland

Visit Alice’s Shop, the place the real ‘Alice’ would frequent to buy sweets. Treat the kids to a special ‘Alice’ souvenir or collectable.

3. Leeds Castle (Kent) – the loveliest castle in England!Leeds-Castle-Kent-England

Straight from a fairytale, the grounds are stunning, the castle itself is surrounded by water and features including falconry demonstrations, ‘The Knights Realm’ playground and a much enjoyed hedge maze with a grotto at its centre. Sure to be a memorable visit for everyone.

4. Legoland (Windsor)

Watch as your child’s face lights up as they are entertained with over 55 interactive rides and attractions, Lego building workshops, and beautiful parkland. For the ultimate experience, why not stay at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel!

5. Longleat Safari Park (Wiltshire)longleat_kids activities in england

One of the UK’s most loved attractions for over 6o years and the first of its kind outside of Africa. With over 20 attractions including a hedge maze, a jungle cruise and one of the most stately homes in England, Longleat House.

6. Jorvik Viking Centre (York) – Journey back to the age of Vikings

Travel around a Viking city and come face to face with a ‘Viking’ in this interactive display of 30 years of history.



Lenore Pearson ellaslist explorer

Hello! My name is Lenore, proud mumma to three gorgeous kids, amazingly awesome wife to one cool dude and self-professed travel addict! I started out my career as a primary school teacher for five years, which, second to having my own kids, was extremely rewarding for me.

While I was pregnant with baby number 3, and slowly going insane pacing (waddling) up and down the house, I felt I needed to keep my mind active and decided to take up a Diploma in Travel and Tourism, because I clearly wasn’t going to have my hands full enough with three kids!

I am all about exploring. For me, living a full life is about collecting amazing experiences from as many incredible places as possible. Travel and adventures fuel my imagination and I love sharing them in the hopes of inspiring the explorer in each of us! Along with my family, I have been fortunate enough to have discovered lots of places already.

I am super excited to be an ellaslist Explorer, aiming to provide very real and practical information for families looking to create their own adventures and experiences. I am forever researching new and exciting things to do with the kids and I look forward to sharing them with you.

I have also just launched my own travel blog ‘Little Miss Piggy’ a treasure trove of travel inspiration and unique experiences in and around Sydney and abroad.





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