What’s on this half term at Continuum Attractions

Join the hunt for Nessie, discover the quirks of 17th century medicine, become a chocolate connoisseur and much more with Continuum Attractions this half term.

The Loch Ness Centre, Inverness

What: The Quest

When: Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June

Uncover the truth about one of the world’s most famous legends. Tales of Nessie date back almost 1,500 years and monster hunters continue to flock to Loch Ness to catch a glimpse to this day.

The Quest spans four captivating days, uniting individuals and organisations in a collective exploration to solve the mystery of Loch Ness and its elusive monster. Through a series of engaging events, you’ll search, debate, and delve into the mysteries that shroud this legendary loch.

Events include:

Sign Up to Be a Monster Hunter
Surface Watch
Hydrophone Discovery Cruise
Documentary screening of ‘Loch Ness: They Created a Monster’
Live Debate: Experts & Witnesses

Discover the real Loch Ness story today – BOOK HERE

Coronation Street Experience, Manchester

What: Coronation Street Star Tours

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

A long list of Corrie legends from Andy Whyment to Sally Dynevor have graced the set’s Star Tours so become the latest fan to meet a current on-screen favourite.

Grab iconic snaps outside The Rovers Return or The Kabin this half term as you stride along the nation’s favourite street. Tour Coronation Street’s authentic set, visit the Exhibition to relive iconic moments from the show and grab a bite in our café before posing behind the nation’s most famous bar.

Step onto the street – BOOK HERE

GreenWood Family Park, North Wales

What: Forest Rocks

When: Monday 27th to Friday 31st May

Enjoy a thrilling family day out, surrounded by nature in the woodland of North Wales. The award-winning adventure park is home to the UK’s only people-powered rollercoaster, the UK’s first solar powered ride and much more.

Immerse yourself in Forest Rocks as our park ranger, Jess, hosts ‘Forest Rocks’ – a fun forest school with activities including nature trails, bug hotel building and fire making. Be among the first to ride our new, exhilarating 75-metre slide and be treated to a second day for free during May.

Discover action and adventure this half term – BOOK HERE

The Real Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh

What: Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Discover authentic truths about Edinburgh’s dark past and find out what it was really like for the people who lived, worked and died on the Close.

Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation is a new interactive and immersive experience to uncover the secrets of 17th-century medicine. Become one of Dr Arnott’s medical students using his preferred method of examining patient’s health – tasting their urine – and create your own, herbal remedy. (No wee will be drunk during the experience!)

Step down into Edinburgh’s hidden history – BOOK HERE

Oxford Castle & Prison

What: The Medieval Mystery

When: Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June

Climb the 101 steps of St George’s Tower to enjoy panoramic views of Oxford. Descend to the castle’s haunted, ancient crypt and do time in the prison’s 18th century cells. All before climbing the iconic Mound at the heart of one of the UK’s most popular city escapes.

This half term, take part in The Medieval Mystery to uncover the whereabouts of Empress Matilda’s crown which has been stolen from the castle. We need your help to track down the thief using your magnifying glass and puzzle-solving skills. Hunt for clues in and around the Castle & Prison, assemble the facts and uncover the villain, before exacting your revenge!

Step inside and do 1,000 years of time – BOOK HERE

York’s Chocolate Story

What: Family Chocolate Masterclass

When: Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Friday 31st May

Uncover the 4,000-year-old story of chocolate from its exotic origins in the central American rainforests to Yorkshire’s cobbled streets.

Indulge in our Family Chocolate Masterclass and be amazed by the history of our favourite sweet treat. Learn how to make it and taste it like a true connoisseur. Handcraft your own mini truffles, personalise your own chocolate lolly, draw your own chocolate shapes and much more in the UK’s ‘Chocolate City’.

Unwrap the history of chocolate – BOOK HERE

Emmerdale Village Tour, Leeds

What: Emmerdale Star Tours

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Explore Yorkshire’s most famous village alongside one of its most recognisable faces. Danny Miller, Lisa Riley and Natalie Robb have all graced the tours in the past so why not see who you meet this time around? Get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the idyllic village which is always gripped by drama on a 90-minute Star Tour this half term.

Step into the drama today – BOOK NOW

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

What: Meet and Greet Bluey

When: Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May

The 170-metre high observation tower offers spectacular views of the sea and outstanding experiences, from high tea to abseiling.

For two days only, join our Bluey meet and greet as she makes special guest appearances at the tower. Every child will receive their exclusive collectable pop badge to commemorate the occasion, while there will also be a free Family Fun Trail and complimentary access to the viewing platform.

Meet Bluey – BOOK HERE

GreenWood Family Park launches new Forest Glider

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Our very own GreenWood Family Park – one of North Wales’ most popular tourist hotspots – has unveiled its latest ride as it continues to build on its reputation as one of the country’s greenest and most family-oriented attractions.

The Forest Glider – or Gleidar y Goedwig in Welsh – made its inaugural run in March, in perfect time for the first busy period of the season over the Easter holidays.

The 20-metre tall dual-run slide is the only one of its kind in Wales and was imported from the Netherlands to add to the park’s already impressive roster of over 30 rides and activities.

Forest Glider represents an investment of more than £100,000 in the park by Continuum. The site was acquired by the group in 2017 and has already won numerous awards for its commitment to sustainability and a fun family day out, including a Gold accolade from Visit Wales in recognition of its ability to provide an outstanding and memorable experience – something GreenWood can now build on further with its latest ride.

Individuals are able to ride the 75-metre long run in individual rubber rings – known as ‘snow tubes’ or pair up with friends or a family member in a larger, two-person ring. The ride plays into the park’s sustainable ethos as riders carry their chosen ring to the top of the 20-metre slope before pushing off. This means that no power is needed to run the ride as individuals are powering it themselves!

Forest Glider also sits alongside Little Green Run – our much smaller ride aimed at children under six. The child-only ride allows little ones to sledge down a short run – even if there’s no snow.

As with every ride, riding the Forest Glider is part of the admission fee.

Plan your perfect trip to GreenWood here.