If it's the Olympics that you want to avoid, or just that you fancy a change of scenery during the long holidays, we're sure you'll find a day trip here that you'll enjoy. All of our recommendations are around 90 minutes or under from North London.
Firstly we have a list of seaside towns near North London where you can get out to the sea for a day and play on the beach and still be home in time for bed. Whitstable and West Whittering are our favourites.
If the seaside is not your thing, here are some great museums and attractions near North London that are worth a day trip. We especially enjoyed Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.
For a genteel and culture day here are some stately homes near North London that are good fun for families. Knebworth and Hatfield House are two of our favourite destinations for a good day out but there are lots more suggestions too.
Finally if it's animals they love, then this list of zoos, farms and safari parks near North London should give you some inspiration for a great day out.
Do let us know where you like to go for a great day out. Have a fantastic summer.
Posted by By North London Mums Tuesday, 24 July 2012