London is the capital of England and such a beautiful city that one gets lost in its tourist attractions. The weather is cold and cloudy but that doesn’t dampen the spirits of the tourists who come to visit the city in millions every year. If however, you think you have seen and done everything in London, there are some great sites and activities to indulge in near London to make up for a day trip. If you have rented one of hundreds of apartments in London, you can easily set on a day trip to see and do some exciting things. These apartments are comfortable and inexpensive compared to hotels in London and resemble Amsterdam apartments and apartments in New York.
If you are with your family including teenagers, Alton Towers may the best place to be in. It is the largest theme park in England and has many interesting rides for the excitement and fun of kids. This includes Nemesis, which is world’s first legs free roller coaster that can attain high speeds of more than 100 km/hr. The place also contains a children’s farm and a museum. The entire Alton Towers are built inside magnificent gardens of Staffordshire that are breathtakingly beautiful.
The 1st Duke of Marlborough defeated the French in 1704 and the Queen got built this magnificent palace for the Duke. With a clock tower, state rooms with a library and a great hall, the Blenheim palace is a marvel of architecture. The palace has beautiful gardens that contain exotic plant species. There is a butterfly house with hundreds of species of butterflies and a train ride that is free for the visitors.
If you are along with kids, do not forget to visit this marvelous zoo near London. In fact, Colchester zoo is considered to be one of the finest zoos in all of Europe. Spread over more than 60 acres of land area, the zoo contains more than 200 animal species. There is a unique acrylic tunnel which is made for the visitors and inside the tunnel they can see sea lions swimming in water which is quite a mesmerizing sight. The zoo is famous for conducting adventurous encounters with various animals with a Penguin parade being very popular among the visitors.
For sheer fun and frolic, there is nothing to beat Legoland in Windsor near London. All kids just love to test their creativity and also have loads of fun in this place. There are rides that are kid powered and roller coasters that are exhilarating to say the least. There are many interactive activities and animated attractions that depict various cities and places of England.
Howletts wild Animal Park
If wild animals excite you, this park, spread over 90 acres of land is surely going to be loved by your family as it contains some really ferocious wild animals such as gorillas, elephants, Indian tigers, leopards, Canadian wolves, rhinos, mandrills, bongo, small monkeys and cats.