Top 10 days out

Visitors vote for thier top ten places to take the kids this summer.

By Fusion Lifestyle Reporter
July 22, 2012, 8:00 pm
Top 10 days out

Qype, Europe's leading consumer reviews site, has revealed Edinburgh's Gorgie City Farm Association as the highest-rated family day out in the UK. The farm came top in a consumers' pick of the best across the UK, ahead of the summer holidays.

'A credit to the city of Edinburgh' according to reviews posted on, as Gorgie City Farm Association trumped another Scottish family favourite, Pirate Pete's Indoor Adventure Play Centre in Ayr.

The list features other favourites such as Legoland, Temple Newsam Farm and Chester Zoo as well as Northamptonshire's Wicksteed Park.

Gorgie City Farm Association was praised for its impressive variety of animals, the friendliness of its staff as well as excellent facilities for children. 

Gorgie City Farm Association General Manager Andrew Tweedy commented that the news was particularly welcome given the recent drop in visitors due to poor weather adding, "We've always know that people enjoy visiting Gorgie City Farm but we are delighted to be voted the UK's favourite family day out. We are very proud."

One Qype reviewer writes "Great afternoon out. You totally forget you are in the middle of Gorgie. It's really peaceful with a good variety of animals and a good play area for the little ones."

"It's encouraging to see independent businesses such as Gorgie City Farm Association top this list and highlight the power of consumer reviews. This oasis in the middle of Edinburgh is a fantastic day out for the entire family, not to mention all they give back to the community through schemes such as their youth project" says Richard Dennys, Qype's Chief Marketing Officer.

"With the mobile app, visitors are never far from honest advice on the best family attractions, food, drink and local services." Continues Dennys, "With over 2.7 million reviews and new content posted every 7 seconds, Qype is indispensible when planning a day out with the family."

Top 10 Family Days Out according to Qype reviewers:  

1.      Gorgie City Farm Association, Edinburgh

2.      Drayton Manor Theme Park,Tamworth

3.      Adventure Island, Southend on Sea

4.      Monkey Forest, Stoke-On-Trent

5.      Wicksteed Park, Kettering

6.      Legoland, Windsor

7.      Temple Newsam Farm, Leeds

8.      Chester Zoo, Chester

9.      Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Kilgetty, Wales

10.   Pirate Pete's Indoor Adventure Play Centre, Ayr, Scotland

(Picture Courtesy Of ScotsMan.Com)

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