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The Best Activities to make the most of the Leap Year

We think the fact 2016 brought an extra day along with it is something worth celebrating. To help you make the most of this extra day, we’ve found a range of attractions that will make the 29th February a day to remember.

The Roman Baths @RomanBathsBath

Nearest Train Station: Bath Spa

One of the finest historical sites in Northern Europe, The Roman Baths attracts millions of visitors each year. Filled with history it will expand your knowledge on Roman culture whilst you explore the iconic building and great baths.

The New Forest @TheNewForestUK

Nearest Train Station: Ashurst New Forest

With so much to see and do, you may need to spend a couple of days at The New Forest to fully enjoy all there is to offer. From walking, horse riding, cycling, golfing and even water sports there is plenty for those with a bit more energy. For others, a gentle stroll exploring the scenery, wildlife and even the odd shopping trip makes The New Forest an experience for all.

Blenheim Palace @BlenheimPalace

Nearest Train Station: Hanborough

Extending over 12,500 acres of beautiful parkland, Blenheim Place is home to a wide variety of wildlife, historical monuments, ancient woodland and rural activity. With numerous walks around the palace ground, highlighting many points of interest, there is plenty to see and do; both in and outside of the palace.

Honister Slate Mine @honisterdotcom

Nearest Train Station: Hatfield

If you’re looking for an adventure that will get your blood pumping, look no further than Honister Slate Mine. With a plethora of indoor and outdoor adventure activities to choose from, you’re in for an exhilarating ride. If you can’t decide what activity to sink your teeth into, why not look into an all-day pass, combining only the best activities, you will be sure to leave feeling exhilarated.

Clifton Suspension Bridge @brunelsbridge

Nearest Train Station: Clifton Down

The Clifton Suspension Bridge has spanned the picturesque Avon Gorge for 150 years. A Grade 1 listed structure, owned and operated by Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, has attracted visitors from all over the world. There is plenty to do whilst you’re at the bridge such as climbing observatory hill, visiting the visitor centre, enjoying a free tour and much more.

Babbacome Model Village @verytinytweets

Nearest Train Station: Torre

Ever wanted to pretend you’re a giant? Here’s your chance! Babbacome Model Village is a miniature world that that uses sound, animation and British humour to bring your imagination to life. With fire breathing dragons, celebrity mansions and so much more, there is plenty to see on your visit. If you have some time spare, don’t forget to check out their evening illuminations too.

St Albans Museums @stalbansmuseums

Nearest Train Station: St Albans City

With two museums and three Heritage sites, St Albans Museums present you with the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and open your mind. Built on the site of one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain you are able to explore the remains of the Roman town at your own pace and get a feel for what life was like back in Roman times.

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