Seven top heritage days out for a sunny day

The living grassland roof at The Sill, Northumberland National Park
Are you in search of a great day out this summer? Take a look at our selection of National Lottery supported places for all the family.

The National Lottery funds a wealth of local projects and attractions for you and your family to enjoy in the sun this summer. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors, and share a picture of your trip with us on social media using #NationalLotteryDays.

Here are some of our favourite HLF-supported great places for you to visit:

Woodberry Wetlands, London

Woodberry Wetlands is an oasis of wildlife, biodiversity and calm in the heart of Stoke Newington. Head over for a break from city life, and enjoy a slice of nature in London’s backyard.

RSPB Middleton Lakes, Staffordshire

If you love birds, or simply enjoy a stroll through the countryside, Middleton Lakes is the place for you. The site is renowned for its wildlife, and is designed for families – making it the perfect place to bring your young ones to explore this summer.

Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire

Whether you’re a local or a passing traveller, you’re bound to be impressed by the beauty of Ilkley Moor.

Check out the Friends of Ilkley Moor’s selection of guided walks, and enjoy this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

The Sill, Northumberland

The Sill is Northumberland National Park’s brand new visitor centre. It’s the perfect place to start your adventure, with incredible views, craft exhibitions and outdoor activities for all ages.

RSPB Cors Ddyga, Anglesey

The spectacular RSPB Cors Ddyga has only recently been revealed to the public. Discover its coal-mining history, and see the home of Wales’ first pair of breeding bitterns in over 30 years. If you’re a nature lover and in Wales this summer, this should be top of your list.

Inner Forth, Firth of Forth

If you’re a little further north, why not visit the Inner Forth Landscape initiative? You’ll find a huge range of habitats, from rivers to coastal margins, and can take part in events like wildlife identification workshops and family nature clubs.

Ring of Gullion, South Armagh

The Ring of Gullion is one of Northern Ireland’s last great wildernesses. There’s plenty of opportunities to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whether you prefer hiking, driving, or hanging out in an adventure playpark.

National Lottery support

National Lottery funding continues to make a huge difference across the UK by revitalising our heritage, and improving the health and well-being of people and local communities.

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