The summer holidays are nearly upon us and that means it’s time to get planning some activities. Whether you and the kids want to get out and about exploring, or simply soak up some sunshine by the sea, there are so many places in the UK you can go. No matter where in the country you are, you won’t be too far away from an absolute gem.
The UK has a great selection of family-friendly beaches you can visit. From Porthmister in Cornwall, right up to North Beckwick in East Lothian. Going to the seaside is the perfect British summer experience. The kids can play in the sand and have a paddle, while you can sit back and relax. Or, if you and your family are feeling adventurous, you could even try your hand at watersports, like surfing or paddleboarding. Make sure to have an ice cream break.
Another great activity you and the kids can do this summer is discover a city you’ve never been to before. There is a trove of treasured cities you can explore in the UK. From the fascinating history of York to the iconic capital, London. You can discover the local museums or simply stroll around sightseeing. There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities. Save yourself the hassle of driving in a busy city and take the train. There are train tickets that let you travel anytime, allowing you and your family a flexible journey.
Perhaps this summer, you want a weekend away to get away from life and switch off. A countryside getaway could be just the thing for you and your family. Whether you want to be charmed by the Cotswolds or lounge in the Lake Districts, there are plenty of countryside weekend getaways that are perfect for families. Lots of these countryside escapes lend themselves to walking, so you and your little ones can take things at your own pace while exploring.
You can’t put together a list of family-friendly trips, without mentioning theme parks. There are some terrific theme parks you can visit in the UK. Popular spots include Alton Towers, Legoland and Lightwater Valley. Which one you pick will differ depending on how old your kids are. Some sites offer soft play and live shows, whereas for the older kids – including us adults – there are some adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and water slides. You can pick a place you know your family will enjoy.
We’re so lucky to live in the UK as there are so many fabulous places that lend themselves to family fun. Wherever you end up visiting, you and your kids are bound to make some special memories together. What have you got lined up for summer this year?