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  • Rediscover the places you used to love


  • Remember that special location you loved to visit as a child that made you feel all sentimental? Well now’s the time to explore those favourite places again and create nostalgic memories for you and your children.

    Below are five places well worth making a road trip to as there’s even more fun to be had with your family. With AXA car insurance by your side, you have the peace of mind to live boldly.

    Brighton

    Does sitting on the beach or the Brighton Pier tucking into a portion of fish and chips sound familiar? With the sea breeze in the air, you can still do that and more.

    Apart from the attractions fit for a king such as the Brighton Pavilion, there’s the entertainment at Sea Life.

    Sea Life Brighton is celebrating the release of Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory by taking you and the family on an interactive tour. It’s an opportunity to learn about blue tangs and clownfish like Dory and Nemo.

    The Brighton Wheel is a new way to see the city you love with fantastic views. If you’re feeling flash, there’s a luxury VIP capsule for hire.

    Weston-super-Mare

    When it comes to Britain’s best loved seaside resorts running along the coast of Somerset, Weston-super-Mare is one of the largest and oldest.

    Remember building sand castles on the never ending golden beaches overlooking Wales?

    Now the sands are being brought to life with a childhood themed Weston Sand Sculpture Festival.

    You will be treated to massive sculptures inspired by a ‘When I Grow Up’ theme. There’s a chance to vote for your favourite, making a fun day out indeed.

    Or you can explore the quaint seaside resort with a treasure hunt trail. The route starts and finishes on the sea front. It’ll take you through the town, parks and gardens while you’re solving clues on the trail.

    Blackpool

    Nothing beats the feeling of being in Blackpool, a favourite childhood haunt for so many people. With sweets like Blackpool rock, who can blame them?

    The sound of laughter in the background and the smell of candy floss in the air, Blackpool has a special atmosphere like no other.

    The Blackpool Tower Eye has given a new meaning to seeing the spectacular surroundings you love. There are now panoramic views, a Skywalk and a 4D cinema.

    For the families who enjoy a party, Blackpool is hosting the Nickelodeon Slimefest this year. The live music events are set to take place at the Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens.

    Cornwall

    Who can forget driving down to Cornwall enjoying the tranquillity of the coast? Or surfing in the lagoon-like sea?

    In addition to the idyllic coastline, there’s the unspoilt Cornish countryside. To explore you’ll want to get on the Camel Trail, 18 miles of bliss.

    No cars are allowed on the trail, only walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Bikes are available for hire and a great way to get that adrenaline pumping in the country.

    There’s also the Eden Project, which opened its doors in 2001 to a truly spectacular display of plants from all over the world. The project hosts family friendly events throughout the year.

    Paultons Park, Hampshire

    Going to the New Forest as a child you’ll remember seeing the ponies roaming free. Now there are dinosaurs and pigs too.

    Peppa Pig World opened in 2011 at Paultons Park, a fun packed mini theme park in itself. With the largest Peppa Pig toy shop in the world.

    This year the Lost Kingdom was opened, a mighty Jurassic Park style dinosaur world. You might even come face-to-face with a walking animatronic dinosaur – not to be missed.

    With so much more on offer than the adventure playground you enjoyed as a child, why not take your little ones? And feel like a big kid all over again.

    Rediscover the places you love most as a family and relive those special moments together.

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