The summer holidays are approaching at a rate of knots, and it’s time to start thinking about days out and adventures. If you’re keen on a staycation, there are so many wonderful places to explore without leaving the shores of the UK. Here are some suggestions to help you plan a summer of fun with the kids.
Cornwall is one of the most popular escapes for those looking to enjoy sun, sea, and sand, and it’s no surprise. Cornwall has a seemingly never-ending series of beaches, many of which are safe and sheltered for little ones. There’s plenty going on in lively spots like St Ives, Padstow and Newquay, and there are accommodation options to suit everyone. If you’re feeling brave, and you love the outdoors, camping in Cornwall is a great option for an affordable break. You can also hire static caravans and beachfront cabins or look out for bargain home stays on sites like Airbnb. Look out for budget hotel chains or something a little more luxurious if you’re celebrating a special occasion. The Eden Project and St Michael’s Mount are excellent day trips if you fancy a day off beach cricket and building sandcastles.
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Some parents may recoil in horror at the thought of taking their children to London, but if you can brave the crowds, you’re in for a real treat. There are few places in the world where there is so much on offer for smaller visitors, and your kids will be captivated by the sights and sounds. If you’ve got a day, tick off the best-sellers like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the Natural History Museum. If you’ve got a bit longer, explore Hyde Park, take a trip around the Science Museum and book tickets for a show in the West End. If you’re after a stress-free trip, it’s wise to plan ahead. Look online for hotels, plan your route and get some tips for the best restaurants in London for families. If you do want to see a musical, you can buy reduced rate tickets on the day, but if the show is very popular, it’s best to book well in advance.
Liverpool is a fantastic option for families, as there’s plenty to see in the city, as well as a host of activities and sights a little further out. When you’re in the city centre, take an open top bus tour, and keep your eyes peeled for the Liver Building, the Albert Dock, and the city’s famous cathedral. Catch a boat and relax as you cruise down the River Mersey or make the short journey to New Brighton, Hoylake or West Kirby if you fancy a day at the beach. If you’re staying for a few days, the beautiful city of Chester is just a short car or train journey away. Here, you can explore the Roman ruins or hire a rowing boat and make your way down the River Dee.
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If you’re keen to put together a rough itinerary for the summer holidays, you’re probably looking for child-friendly destinations that aren’t too far away. Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas and a little inspiration to help you make a start.