August ideas

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It's the height of summer and there's lots going on this month. Loads of things for Sunny D fans to go and see. Here are some of the favourite things to do recommended by Mr A, Mr C, Mr D and Mr E.

Top tip: If you're off on a day out, pack some Sunny D to keep the whole family refreshed.

Trek with a llama

Have you ever walked a llama? Now's the time to give it a go! These incredibly friendly animals make perfect trekking companions, according to National Forest Llama Treks.

For a walk with a difference, you can join the llamas on a fully guided trek in the Staffordshire countryside. There's also feeding and grooming opportunities too.

National Forest Llama Treks are always happy to discuss your visit ideas, so get in touch with the centre before you travel.

Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire

http://www.nationalforest.org/visit/index.php

"I've only ever taken my dog for a walk. A llama sounds like real fun!"

Walk the Plank

Are you brave enough to tackle high wire bridges and navigate rope ladders whilst hovering 10 metres above the sea at Clarence Pier Amusement Park?

Pier pressure is Southsea's latest attraction, and the UK's first Double Decker Urban extreme aerial high ropes challenge course, suitable for the whole family. Dare you rise to the challenge and walk the plank?

Clarence Pier is the largest amusement park on the south coast with a massive range of rides, arcades and activities for the whole family.

Soar above the sea on Skyways the white-knuckle roller coaster, chase your family and friends on the dodgems, or enjoy a relaxing tea cup ride with views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

http://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/things-to-do/clarence-pier-amusement-park-p60573

"I'm brave enough to walk the plank. Are you?"

Visit the real Downton Abbey

Step in to the real Downton Abbey with a visit to Hampshire's Highclere Castle.

The castle, in 1,000 acres of parkland, is the setting for the fictional Crawley family and their staff of TV fame.

Explore the house and gardens and check out the estate's rare Egyptian exhibition. The 5th Earl of Carnarvon discovered Tutankhamun's tomb and his story is told here.

While you're there, check out the village of Bampton where the village scenes are filmed for the drama.

http://www.highclerecastle.co.uk/index.html

"I'd like to see the servant bells. Do you think they'll let me ring them?"

Walk under a shark

Fancy coming face to face with a shark in an underwater safari tunnel? Perhaps you'd like to get up close with a giant octopus or a ray?

Or visit the Coral Cave and see colourful tropical fish, Blue Dart Frogs and puffa fish.

The Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire is a great day out for all the family. Make sure to visit the seahorses, starfish, piranhas, caiman crocodiles and otters while you're there.

http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/blue-planet-aquarium-p29461

"My best bit is seeing the divers swimming with the sharks at feeding time."

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