We pick some of the best photos from some of the attractions across the UK that welcomed back visitors this week. 

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire

Families and friends returned to the zoo this week, with the attraction’s rhinos pictured next to a special sign to welcome them back (pictured above). There were some other great shots that you can see below:

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond

Spring has well and truly arrived at the world-famous gardens, with visitors able to take in its beautiful, seasonal displays. As pictured below, this week’s guests had the chance to take a slow walk in the sunshine and admire its flowering blossom trees:

Hever Castle, Kent

Visitors to the historic castle in Kent, which was the former childhood home of Anne Boleyn, have been welcomed back with a sea of bright yellow daffodils. Every year the castle boasts this stunning display which looks even more impressive on a sunny day:

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre, Dorset

Although the gates to Monkey World have been closed for the majority of this past year, the centre has still been bustling with activity. The animals have given the team a routine which has directed all of its energies into keeping them fit, well and stimulated in their rehabilitated family groups. Visitors can now explore the park again with 260 rescued primates to see:

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Source: © MonkeyWorld

Thelma and Simon play in their enclosure.

Longleat, Wiltshire

Longleat also reopened its gates for visitors, giving all of its guests the chance to get up close to some fantastic animals either on its road safari or on foot. See below a majestic lioness making her way through some bluebells.

Shakespeare’s Globe

The historic venue in London welcomed back guests for the first time this year, giving the lucky few the chance to once again step into the past and uncover the history associated with Shakespeare’s iconic theatre. See below some of the snaps from the last week.

Chester Zoo

What better way to blow off the lockdown cobwebs than by admiring some of the world’s most gracious animals at a zoo? Visitors took to Chester Zoo for this exact reason, appreciating the sights and sounds from different enclosures.

Of note: clearly these attractions may not yet be welcoming groups as part of the Government’s roadmap. Make sure you keep up to date on our website to find out which venues are accepting group bookings as well as key dates.

We also encourage group travel organisers to check the latest Government guidelines and local restrictions before travelling.

Indoor attractions are set to open after 17th May as part of the third stage of the roadmap after which it is also hoped that most restrictions outdoors will be lifted, subject to a limit of 30 people. 

We Welcome Groups

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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We will be compiling a list of the places we know are accepting group bookings. Please get in touch if you know of somewhere that should be added to that list. 

For example, North Yorkshire Moors Railway has said it is now accepting group bookings at a discounted rate - it is opening again for the 2021 season as of Saturday, 15th May. It will be operating two trains to Whitby every day, as well as an intermediate service between Pickering and Grosmont.