The summer holidays are fast approaching and if you aren't jetting off for some sun, sea and sand you may wish to book a few days out nearer to home for entertainment. These fun and quirky ideas might be just the thing you're looking for!
The Abbey Pumping Station is the museum of technology and science in Leicester and it has some rather interesting exhibits! Apart from the restored Beam engines, steam shovel and narrow gauge railway you can also explore the history of bodily waste. That's right, there is a talking toilet, Victorian loos and Roman water pipes. The transparent bowel and cistern allow you to follow the journey of poo - the kids are going to love this one!
With over 800 figures in a picturesque woodland setting, the opportunity to decorate your own and a little tea room for treats, Gnome Magic is an unusual yet low cost attraction. There is a relaxing atmosphere as you take a stroll in the gardens but keep your eyes open for the terrapins and snakes! They may be slithering around the natural ponds along with the ducks.