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Plan the perfect family day out in the UK with Google Arts & Culture

A women and child crossing a bridge through a moisture cloud
The Folly at Plas Brondanw. Historic Houses.

Right on time for half-term (or any school holiday), Google Arts & Culture invites families in the UK and visitors to embark on a cultural adventure across the country with a new collection of stories and activities curated with more than 100 partner institutions.

Here’s what you can expect, whether you want to travel or stay at home.

Looking to get out and about?

Get inspired by over 120 locations across the UK, including museums and galleries, picturesque gardens, historic castles and vast libraries.

Pick your location on the map and start planning your perfect itinerary, from a hike up to the Lake District’s Scaffel Pike or exploring the Courtauld with artists like Manet, Renoir, Botticelli and Cézanne.

  • A women and child crossing a bridge through a moisture cloud

    Crossing the cloud bridge.

  • Two white-clad children in a garden lighting Chinese lanterns among the flowers on a twilit summer evening

    Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, John Singer Sargent. Tate Britain.

  • Geometrical design of rows of circles and squares in orange, black and yellow on a dark orange / brown ground.

    Pattern design SB 1487. Leeds Museums & Galleries.

  • Resin cast of a human lung.

    Lung resin cast model. University of Edinburgh .

Staying in?

If you're more of a homebody, you can partake in a wide range of online activities, from a pottery class, to colouring books, or making your own music with Blob Beats.

If you want to get inspired, zoom into the details of iconic masterpieces like Van Gogh’s self portrait from the comfort of your couch.

An image of three pots.

Play a game of 3D pottery

3 unusual things to do

1. Tour the Poison Garden:

The Alnwick Garden plays host to the small but deadly Poison Garden — filled exclusively with around 100 toxic, intoxicating, and narcotic plants.

2. Theatre with a view:

The Minack theatre is in one of the most dramatic theatres in the world, with the stage on a Cornish cliff edge

3. Monsters and mythology:

Discover a world of Scottish mythology, from the Loch Ness Monster to Robert Burns’ Tam Lin at the National Library of Scotland.

Enjoy the tour.

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