Best UK Holiday Destinations For Both Adults And Kids
May 20, 2018
More and more families are opting to holiday at home rather than going abroad. If you and your family are jet-setters and the thought of holidaying in your own country seems like a ludicrous idea then just check out these top destinations all here in the UK.
So, instead of frantically looking for your kid's passports gives these destinations a try… you might be pleasantly surprised.
For decades, Blackpool has been the capital of good old-fashioned entertainment. Its most iconic landmark is the Blackpool tower recently celebrated its 125th birthday and this town is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. So what is it that makes it one of the best family-friendly destinations? Well, its wealth of attractions and activities that are on offer for literally all ages.
St Andrews, Fife
We know that a university town may not be the most obvious place to go on holiday with the family, but there is something rather endearing about St Andrews. The kids can let their imagination run wild as they explore the ruins of St Andrews Castle. They will also love exploring the wide, sandy beaches of West Sands or Kingsbarns. Animal lovers will want to visit the St Andrews Aquarium and Scottish Deer Centre, and if there are any budding golfers out there, this town will suit them down to a tee.
The Norfolk coastal town is a firm favourite with families looking for traditional fun beside the sea. The surrounding area is packed with attractions to delight adventurers young and old, from taking a trip on the North Norfolk steam railway to going to have a tree-top adventure at the Pensthorpe Natural Park. However, the real heart of the destination is, of course, the seaside. If you do decide to take a trip here, don't forget to sample some of the famous Cromer Crab and walk along the atmospheric Victorian pier while your there.
Camber, East Sussex
With sand dunes stretching out for miles across the picturesque East Sussex coast, Camber is one of the best family holiday destinations for relaxation. Kite-surfing is a must for the sporty younger kids, while simply strolling along the beach is pretty much perfect for those who prefer a slightly steadier pace.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Welcome to Belfast! The birthplace of the infamous Titanic and also Northern Ireland's capital. Now, Belfast's weather is predictably unpredictable, so ensure to pack you and the kids their umbrellas for this trip. However, come rain or shine this amazing city will keep everyone happy. If you are an outdoorsy type, take a trip down to Glenariff Forest Park. Here you will get to capture in a mosaic of lush green landscapes, cascading waterfalls and steep-sided gorges.
You will be spoilt for choice if you decide to holiday in Devon. Up in the north, you have the stunning beaches of Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, plus the cobbled streets of Clovelly as well as the vast expanse of Exmoor to explore. While down south you’ve got Dartmoor, Plymouth and their main city of Exeter.
Thankfully cream teas are served north, south and pretty much everywhere in between. While your sampling the many baked delights this county can offer, you can explore tiny villages, sandy beaches and rolling hills. Sounds pretty perfect right.
If you are holidaying with small children, then Dorset is the perfect spot: old-fashioned seaside resorts in Weymouth and Swanage, there is the stunning Isle of Purbeck, wide open beaches for strolling and maybe the odd bit of fossil hunting.
Isle Of Wight, Hampshire
The Isle of Wight has the considerable bonus of being reached via ferry and therefore very nearly counting as a trip abroad. Beach lovers get vast stretches of sandy coastlines, rock pools ideal for paddling and pretty much the entire Island has a lovely old-fashioned feel.
There are both walking and cycling opportunities galore and a surprisingly good section of restaurants and old-school style pubs to enjoy too.