Winter days out

It's time to try out your new scarf, gloves and hat

Don't stay in. Castles, theme parks and zoos may be among the big attractions for visitors during the summer, but many of your favourites are still open for day trips or winter weekends.

We've rounded up some sure-fire family attractions to keep everyone entertained.

Check out the list below – members enjoy discounts on entry to the Dungeons, UK Sea Life centres and Warwick Castle.

Cadbury World
Bourneville, Birmingham
Love chocolate? Then head to Cadbury World. Find out how chocolate is made; create your own unique product by combining liquid chocolate with different tastes; chase a creme egg; and see yourself moulded in chocolate.
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The Dungeons

The Dungeons

The Dungeons
Members save up to 30% on entry to The Dungeons – Find out more

The Dungeons invite you to delve into Europe's most blood-curdling history. Live actors, rides, shows and special effects transport you back to the black, bleak past… are you brave enough? Find out more about the Dungeons at:
London, Edinburgh, Blackpool and York »

Chester Zoo
Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire
Among the tigers, elephants and some 400 other species, the zoo has the largest free-flight bat zone in Europe. It is home to Livingstone's fruit bat – one of the world's largest – as well as more than 300 other bats. Meet Philippine crocodiles in their new Tropical Realm enclosure.
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Colchester Zoo
Colchester, Essex
One of England's finest zoos, Colchester has nearly 300 species set in 60 acres of gardens. Visitors can feed the elephants and giraffes, and enjoy up to 50 daily displays. There's also an undercover soft play complex, two road trains and four adventure play areas.
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A tiger at Woburn

A tiger at Woburn

Woburn Safari Park
Woburn, Bedfordshire
This is the ideal all-weather attraction – drive around the park and see the animals from the warmth and comfort of your own car. Pull over and let the wild cats roam around you. Drive up alongside giraffes, elephants and camels, but watch out for those monkeys! You can also get close to many creatures – including lemurs, penguins and kangaroos – on the foot safari. And if that's not enough to entertain younger visitors, there's also a fantastic indoor play area complete with crazy slides.
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Eden Project
St Austell, Cornwall
Space-age technology meets the 'lost world' in the biggest greenhouse ever built. Explore the world's largest rainforest in captivity, with steamy jungles and waterfalls. As well as stunning plant displays there are world-class sculptures and art. Don't miss the rainforest lookout, taking you above the treetops, or the biofuel land train. But get your skates on for the annual indoor ice rink – it's only open until the end of February.
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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
Wool, Dorset
Housing more than 240 primates in 65 acres, Monkey World is home to the largest group of chimpanzees outside Africa. There are also orang-utans, gibbons, woolly monkeys, lemurs, macaques and marmosets. And the Great Ape play area is a must for kids.
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Sea Life centres
Members save up to 40% on entry until 31 Decemer 2013 – find out more

Witness a world of sea creatures underwater – from octopus to clownfish, from rays to sea dragons and even penguins. Many Sea Life creatures are endangered or have been bred for conservation. The London Aquarium alone boasts 500 species from every part of the world, and more than 40 sharks from 12 different species.
Find out more about the Sea Life centres at:
Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Great Yarmouth, Gweek, Hunstanton, Loch Lomond, London, Oban, Scarborough, and Weymouth »

Warwick Castle
Members save up to 50% on entry until 31 December 2014 – find out more
Warwick, Warwickshire
Warwick is one of England's best-preserved castles. Drop in for a thousand years of jaw-dropping history, come rain or shine.
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ZSL London Zoo
Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY
Home to over 12,000 animals, insects, reptiles and fish, there's plenty to see and much to learn. Now you can get closer than ever to a group of Western Lowland gorillas.
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(24 October 2013)