Top UK Holiday Destinations
Holidaying as a family can be hugely expensive so it is little wonder that many of us choose to stay in the UK to keep costs down. Also, you don’t have to contend with the whole airport experience and trying to keep the kids quiet on the plane! So if you are looking for somewhere to make great family holiday memories in the UK this year then you might want to check out some of these:
Cornwall – When the weather is good, Cornwall can almost be mistaken for holiday resorts that you would usually need a three-hour flight to get to. With average temperatures in July and August of 19 degrees, you can enjoy a nice dip in the sea and play for hours on the many beautiful beaches without leaving the UK.
Lake District – If you like sprawling countryside, walking around lakes and quaint villages then the Lake District is a perfect holiday destination. Water sports enthusiasts can take to Lake Windermere or some of the other lakes in the area for sailing, canoeing, paddle boating, jet skiing and all kinds of fun water-based activity. The Lake District is a walkers’ paradise and lots of the hotels and campsites are dog-friendly if you want to bring the family pet along for an active and healthy family holiday.
Loch Lomond – There are plenty of great places to choose from around Scotland and Loch Lomond is a very popular choice for holidaymakers who appreciate stunning scenery. The area is great for walking and climbing with numerous mountains and lakes. The Trossachs National Park is a big tourist attraction and draws cyclists as well as walkers to enjoy the great outdoors. There are lovely log cabins or independent B&Bs to choose from with their own unique Scottish charm. Make sure you try some Haggis and look out for Loch Ness (in case it has hopped over from its usual home!)
Snowdonia – With beautiful mountains and historic castles, Snowdonia is a great place to take a family holiday. Great for camping or caravan holidays, there is plenty to see and do around Snowdonia. You can take a trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, visit Conwy Castle, or sail down the Menai Strait. There are some fantastic hiking trails to challenge the family with and some amazing views from the top of the many peaks!
York – If you’re looking for more of a city break with lots to do then York is a beautiful city to try. The historic city of York is surrounded by Roman walls and has some stunning buildings to visit such as York Minster, one of the UK’s most phenomenal examples of medieval architecture. York is also home to the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum.
York’s Chocolate Story offers a great day out for the family and the city has some lovely shops and restaurants. If you like something a bit spooktacular, then make sure you go on the Ghost Tour for a truly haunting experience! The Ouse River also has a number of boat cruises that you can go on to find out a bit about the Roman and Viking heritage as well as see the sights.
With so many spectacular places right here in the UK, there really isn’t any need to spend loads of money on taking the family abroad this summer. Whether you want beach fun, picturesque scenery, quaint villages and towns or simply somewhere tranquil to enjoy some family time then there are so many options just a few hours drive away.