There is no better way to educate and entertain your children than taking them on a trip to another part of the country. This can be scenic, cultural or just a fun family trip where everyone finds something they enjoy doing. The UK really does have a lot to offer so instead of travelling abroad, why not explore what’s on your doorstep?
This is, of course, the most obvious destination to take a family, especially if you’re looking to visit some museums. However, there is far more to discover in this fabulous city than you can even imagine. England’s capital city has something for everyone but don’t just view this important historical city from ground level. Children love the London Eye but now there is also The Shard to take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
If that’s not your cup of tea, why not try one of the many boat trips along the river Thames? All family members are guaranteed to enjoy this experience and it gives a completely new perspective of London. One other recommendation would be to take an open-top bus tour. There are several routes and many have guides who will be able to answer your questions and tell you a great range of historical facts.
If you have the opportunity to go there without children, don’t forget this is a gambling capital, especially with the fabulous Empire Casino or Bet365, Ladbrokes or William Hill locations !
Edinburgh is another capital city which has loads to offer and is ideal for families. The zoo is really worth a look as it is fun day out for everyone. You can’t leave this city without taking a trip to Edinburgh Castle which is a highlight of any visit. There is also a fantastic view of the city from the castle. If you can, visit when the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is on; the children will love it!
The Lake District
This really is one of the most beautiful areas of the country. The list of things to do is endless, even on a rainy day. There are so many walks to do and these don’t have to be climbing up high; there are plenty of walks around the lakes to do. Boat trips on the lakes are a great idea for all family members. If your children like steam trains then take a trip on the Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway. Don’t forget to visit the quaint towns and villages, Keswick and Grasmere for example.
Continuing on a nature theme, Snowdonia equally has excellent family walks with the highlight being climbing Snowdon itself. If you’re not up for climbing this mountain, why not travel on the Snowdon Mountain Railway? You will still get to experience the stunning views from the top! Cowny Castle is worth a visit if your children are interested in history.
Don’t forget that you are very near the seaside in this area. Harlech beach makes a great day out when you are tired from all of the walking and sightseeing!
If you’re looking for a beach holiday, then Cornwall is the place for you and your family! There are so many brilliant beaches to choose from, but Fistral Beach, Newquay is perfect for families. Visiting The Lizard and Kynance Cove is also a trip not to be missed. St Michael’s Mount is somewhere that will fascinate your family. Depending on the tides, you could walk one way and take the boat back across the causeway. This trip will not disappoint!