Get a taste of Venice at London’s Columbia restaurant, bar and terrace this summer. Terrazza on the Thames, its riverside pop-up in the heart of the Docklands, offers a Venetian-inspired menu of prosecco, tapas and live music, in gondola-style booths with skyscraper views. It’s open all week until September 30. For more details, visit columbiarestaurant.co.uk.
Take a drive on the wild side at Knowsley Safari Park in Prescot, Merseyside. The family-friendly “drive-thru” experience invites visitors to get up close and personal with wildlife from around the world.
See the lazy lions, catch a glimpse of Nomvula the baby Rhino and watch the baboons make mischief in the woods. Take a ride in your own car or catch the Baboon Bus with your very own guide.
You can also transform your little ones into tigers at the face- painting station and enjoy an animal encounter with the elephants. A family tickets costs from £55. Visit knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk.