Get your kids back in touch with nature and take them to some of the UK´s most beautiful national parks, or get up and close to the animals at a safari park or children’s farm. Even if you live in the heart of London just step out a little further and you have an abounding choice of nature trails and country walks such as the Lee Valley Regional Park stretching for 26 miles with wonderful riverside walks, and cycle routes, where you can even stop for a spot of fishing. Or visit one of the many parks in the centre of London such as Battersea Park with its boating lakes, adventure playground and tropical gardens, or Regents Park where you will find London Zoo. All over the UK and Ireland you can find fun and interesting ways to get the children to appreciate animals and nature. In Wales you have Cwmcarn Forest Drive with mountain bike and hiking trails offering spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons. Dolphin watching at the mouth of the River Shannon in Ireland or canoeing and mountain biking on the shores of Loch Lomond in Scotland. Read on for more ideas on fantastic days out for the kids and all the family.