Top Places to Visit in the UK with Your Family

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A holiday in a new country holds enough promise of establishing everlasting memories. If the family also joins in the fun, than it makes the trip that much more special. International family vacations have an added appeal as the kids are sure to experience something they have never had before. While the world is blessed with a lot of beautiful destinations, the UK too is home to many stunning places which will leave the family gasping in disbelief with their beauty. To choose a perfect place, from the hundreds from all over Britain, can be challenging, but we understand the demands of the modern day family and have selected the most suitable family hot spots for them. 

So stop browsing on the internet and  just follow our suggestions that will take care of all the travel niggles of the whole family during a trip to the UK. Here’s our handpicked list of top family days out in the UK – 

South Downs National Park

There is no better way to get close to nature than by way of a family holiday in the wilds of South Downs National Park located at Eastbourne, East Sussex. While the parents can relax at the family friendly Shore View Hotel right next to the park, the kids can spend the day spotting birds they may have never seen or heard before. In this natural habitat there is no shortage of things to do. The children can go camping, attend a wildlife course or listen to nature talks etc, all activities which would fit perfectly in your family getaway itinerary.

Chessington World of Adventures

With more than 40 rides and attractions, spread over 10 theme parks, Chessington World of Adventures provides non-stop excitement to the whole family. In addition, the kids have a unique opportunity to get up close to nearly a thousand different animals, most of them highly endangered and rare like, the Lowland Gorilla and the Asiatic lion. A thrilling roller coaster ride on the Scorpion Express, designed especially for the first time kids, promises surprises and thrills on each and every turn and is a mega draw. The Sea Life center will also leave the whole family occupied for hours. The park is located in Chessington, Surrey.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park

This award winning family owned property offers the ideal getaway for a family seeking a holiday by the sea. The park lies in BudleighSalterton, South Devon, and offers top entertainment by way of golf and horse riding.The adjacent Jurassic Coast area is perfectly safe for swimming and other water based activities. Fishing in the rock pools in this sheltered bay is also a very popular pastime. There is ample accommodation available here with hotels having an interactive play zone for kids, while the adults can relax in the spa or use the gym. Ladram Bay Entertainment Team provides many interesting things for children including games and singing competitions.

Birmingham

The fabulous city of Birmingham, due to its proximity to London, makes for a great weekend break with the kids. Even though the city is undergoing a major renovation, one can spend hours and hours simply moving on foot and enjoying the many attractions the small city has to offer. Children will love to see the National Sea Life center or get a feel of the local culture at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Entry to this interactive place is totally free. The recently introduced Legoland Discovery Center is also a top draw with all age groups. As far as eating out is concerned, families will enjoy visiting the chain of restaurants overlooking the canals in Brindley Place. The city has many concert and show venues, where families can watch great performances at par with West End, but at a far lesser price.

Brighton

The United Kingdom has a plethora of towns by the sea, but none as more inviting as the quaint city of Brighton. This wonderful place is a haven not only for teenagers but for kids of other ages too. Brighton is accessible by a short train ride from London, while buses are also available all along the coast. The seafront is a great area to introduce the kids to the city, with its quirky outlets and small galleries. For the best views, climb up to the i360 observation tower and gaze down from a height of 162 m.The narrow lanes in the city are great for vintage shopping. One can pick up souvenirs and other knick knacks quite cheaply here. Children will love the fairy tale atmosphere of the iconic Royal Pavilion and it’s opulent decoration which includes animals and dragons to enhance the feeling.

CHIPPING CAMPDEN

Chipping Campden

One of the most charming town of the many that dot the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden dates back to as far as 1627. Trains from London to Stratford upon Avon offer quick connection, and once there a car is ideal for exploring the place. There are a number of shops and pubs worth visiting, while the kids can hike on the many routes available around the town. Trips to Shakespeare’s family home and to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill are a must. Kids will be kept occupied at the butterfly house or by a ride on the miniature train. An easy drive from Chipping Campden is Warwick Castle where kids can enact the era of the knights and queens by dressing up like them and participate in archery or watch fireballs being shot across the lawns

Lake District

This mind-blowing UNESCO World Heritage Site in the district of Cumbria is known for its sheer beauty and epic landscapes. The Lake District can be reached by an easy day trip west of London, and is near other popular spots of Bristol and Bath. Families flock here to get a feel of the true taste of English country life.Paddling on any of the sixteen lakes is a great hit with children, while other family friendly activities include a visit to the Beatrix Potter Museum. Here the many caves and spooky manor homes make for a perfect adventurous holiday in this 1287 square kilometres of pristine countryside.

The United Kingdom is the right place to take the family for a vacation. The beautiful beaches, the Gothic cathedrals, the idyllic English countryside, all have something for visitors of every age. Moreover, being compact in size, most of the attractions can be accessed easily in a small area. Most places cater to the interest of the kids as much as they do for adults. So for some good dose of family fun, head to the UK with the kids before they grow up.

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