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National Lottery-supported places for half-term adventures

We all love a great day out, whether it’s visiting an ancient monument like Stonehenge, or exploring the futuristic biomes at Cornwall’s Eden Project.

And at half-term, parents across the UK are usually on the hunt for fun excursions and trips for the whole family.

Each week, National Lottery players raise over £30Million for good causes all over the UK, supporting hundreds of fun things like London Zoo, Eden Project, Roald Dahl Museum, Cardiff Castle and many more.

Here are just 8 fun and fascinating places supported with National Lottery funding:

Cardiff Castle

Standing tall in the centre of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle was built in the late 11th century on the site of a Roman fort.

The Eden Project, Cornwall

There are thousands of plant species inside the biomes of this amazing attraction in Cornwall. One highlight: the majestic redwood trees.

SS Great Britain, Bristol

Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

The prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain has yet to give up all its secrets. The stones in the outer ring each weigh about 25 tonnes.

Stirling Castle

Mary Queen of Scots was crowned in Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland.

Harewood House, Yorkshire

Fans of Downton Abbey will recognise this magnificent 18th century house. It hosted a stunning ball in honour of the King and Queen.

RHS Bridgewater, Salford

Created during the reign of Queen Victoria, these magnificent gardens host year round events.

Washington Wetlands Centre, Tyne and Wear

A must-visit attraction for nature lovers who can train their binoculars on swans, geese, ducks, a family of Asian short clawed otters and a flock of Chilean flamingos.

11th March 2022

The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK since 1994. In that time, there have been more than 6,300 new millionaires created and by playing The National Lottery you raise over £30 million for good causes every week.

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