Attractions are open – where can we go on our days out?

Posted 9th July, 2020

We’ve experienced the strangest, most challenging of times recently and it finally looks like things are slowly returning to normal (or the ‘new’ normal, should we say). Now that restrictions are easing, you may be thinking “where can we go on our days out?”

Plenty of local attractions that you know and love are opening their doors once again. It’s so exciting for families to be able to enjoy their days out once again, so in true ABC Day Nursery fashion we’ve curated a list of the top 10 places for you and the little ones to visit this summer – we think you all deserve some great days out – safely of course.

For obvious reasons each attraction has implemented appropriate Covid-19 safety measures to ensure families can have the most fun whilst staying safe, so be sure to check whether you need to book in advance!


Attingham Park: Open for pre-booked visitors (members and non-members) only with an allocated time slot but you can stay all day after your entry time. Cafe, shop and toilets are all open and there’s a great one way route so no bumping into others and everyone keeping their distance.

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom: Pre-bookings only with limited numbers each day but we have seen some amazing photos of people enjoying themselves already! I think the ABC Hoo gang might declare this as one of their favourite places – no guesses why?!

Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club: Open for members and non-members for pre-bookable weekend sessions only. Limited numbers on track at any one time.

One to one coaching pre-booked sessions available with a British Cycling qualified coach. All social distancing adhered to. No helmet hire but bikes can now be hired but must be pre-booked at the time of the session booking. Toilets, tuckshop and reception facilities remain closed.

West Midlands Safari Park: The safari park and the theme park has now fully re-opened but pre-booking is essential. The Twilight Cave, Lemur Woods and Goat Park will remain closed until further notice. 

Telford Town Park: The parks are re-opening in phases from July 10th! Yippee we hear you all say! But remember your sanitiser please. Here’s more details on the plans for parks

Blists Hill Victorian Town: You will need to book a timed admission slot to visit. Slots are hourly between 10am and 4pm and you can arrive at any time within your one-hour slot and stay for as long as you like.

The Quarry Park: Accessible to all, just remember to stay 2 metres apart! The splash zone is not yet open.

Severn Valley Country Park: The park and car park are open daily. The refreshment kiosk is open 9.30am-3.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday (card payments only). The accessible toilet cubicle will be open for all 10am-3.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will be cleaned prior to opening and again at 11.45am-12pm & 1.45pm-2pm

The play areas and the visitor centre will remain closed. Car parking charges were reinstated on July 4th and is card payment only.

Chester Zoo: If you fancy something a bit further away (and to ‘Save the Zoo’), Chester Zoo is open for business. Social distancing must be adhered to and you must book in advance. The zoo is also asking you to stay 2 metres away from exhibits with glass viewing areas and all inside exhibits are closed (for now!)

Comer Woods, Dudmaston: Explore Dudmaston’s woodland at your own pace. All public facilities are currently closed except for the toilets, once again social distancing must be adhered to.


We’d love to know where you’ve been taking your little ones when the weather’s been kind, maybe one of our recommendations is next on your list of days out!  

Note: Please check websites for up to date information as guidance and regulations are changing daily. You can find ABC Day Nursery’s most recent guidelines here