Some of my happiest memories from being a kid are from the holidays around the UK that we took. It’s easy to overlook the country we live in and forget that there are many beautiful, fun and exciting places to visit in the UK that you don’t need to venture abroad to have a great holiday with your family.
We’ve only taken our kiddos on holidays in the UK, and we’ve always had a great time. I’m starting to think about next years holidays already. Here are a few ideas for UK based holidays:
We’ve been camping a few times, and it is a great way to spend a few days or a week! We’ve camped in the countryside and at family festivals. The kiddos love sleeping under the stars and it’s a great way to get back to nature for a while! If you’re not a fan of roughing it, you could always go glamoing – I fancy a week in a Bell Tent soon!
Holiday Parks such as Park Resorts make for fantastic family holidays. With different types of accommodation – from caravans to chalets, there is something to suit every budget. With everything you need on site – swimming pools, play parks, day time clubs for your kiddos and even evening entertainment – they really do offer something for everyone. The Park Resorts blog have just posted a fantastic blog post – ‘Wales most wonderful walks‘ – it’s given me some ideas for next years holidays that are really close to home!
When I was little, I remember us staying in self-catering cottages many times. They are a great base for a family holiday – especially if you’re meeting up with extended family. Offering a base from which to explore the local area, they are great if you have small children and want somewhere you can sit in an evening once they are in bed.
We visited Bristol earlier in the year, exploring all the city had to offer. City Breaks can be great family holidays – exploring local parks, attractions and musuems. We stayed in a family room in a Youth Hostel. We’re planning on taking a short trip to London next year.
Everyone loves the seaside! There are some beautiful stretches of coast in the UK. Parts of the North Wales coastline and the south of England are stunning – you could almost belief you are abroad! We had a mini-break in Bournemouth earlier this year, and I would love to take the girls to Devon or Cornwall. Kiddos are always happy to spend endless days on the beach, playing in the waves, collecting shells, building a castle – whilst Mum and Dad sit back and relax!
post in association with Park Resorts, all words and opinions are my own