Beach holidays are all very good. You get to relax (kids permitting), the sun is out (weather permitting) and you can do absolutely nothing for a week or two. But what if you don’t want to spend your limited holiday allocation doing nothing? What if the kids simply do not allow you to lounge on a sun bed? Luckily, there are plenty of destinations here in the UK which provide action-packed activity holidays for the whole family. Here are a few ideas, tips and pieces of inspiration for planning your fun-filled holiday.
There are various providers of adventure holidays for the whole family. Such holidays are designed for you to mix with other like-minded families to experience new activities, have fun-filled days followed by relaxing evenings. They are a great way to improve the kids’ confidence as they mix with other children and find their favourite new adventure hobbies in lakes, climbing walls and obstacle courses.
These traditional seaside resorts provide a variety of great activities in a family friendly complex. The resort in Southport offers lots of beach fun as well as biking, table tennis, go karts and remote control cars. Domestic holiday provider UK Breakaways have some great deals on trips to the Lancashire resort.
Water Way to Have a Good Time
In Devon and Cornwall, we are blessed with some of the best surfing beaches around. The beaches of Wales also offer fantastic family surfing holidays. Grab your wetsuit and board and go for it!
You could plan your own activities around a camping trip to let the kids get back to nature and have maximum freedom to enjoy the great outdoors. Go fishing, take your bikes or go on long rambles – it’s completely up to you!
Centre Parcs offer great holidays for any time of the year. The resorts have chalets perfectly suited for families and all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities. Although not the cheapest of destinations, Centre Parcs offer peace of mind with pretty much everything taken care of for you.
Camper Van Road Trip
There are several camper van rental companies throughout the UK which enable you and your family to get out on the open road and experience all the country has to offer. Plan your own itinerary and don’t be tied down to one destination.
Climbing is an activity which can be enjoyed by the whole family whether it is at indoor climbing walls or, with the appropriate safety precautions, outdoor rocks. Websites such as Rock & Sun have lots to offer the climb-crazy family.
Walking holidays organised by specialist providers or planned by yourself are fantastic healthy ways to engage with nature and enjoy some of the wonderful scenery the UK has to offer. Check out one of the country’s national parks for walking opportunities as well as other great adventure activities.