The UK may not be on your list of places to visit this summer, but if you search hard enough, you’ll find that the country is blessed with a wealth of cultural gems and spectacular views that the entire family will surely love. Whether you are a family of adventurers, beach bums, history lovers, or foodies, the UK has plenty of things on offer for your fun summer holiday with the family.
- The Lake District
Home to the biggest lakes in England, the Lake District is often popular to those who love nature and adventure. It provides plenty of exciting activities for the entire family to enjoy while surrounded by incredible scenery.
If your kids love to do something strenuous, you can go mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, or canoeing. But if you’d rather choose to have a bit of a downtime, go cruising along Derwentwater.
Your holiday to the UK won’t be complete without a visit to Cornwall. A favorite among families, Cornwall is known for its breathtaking coastline and beautiful sandy beaches. Of course, there are also tons of fun family friendly activities to d, the most popular of which is Cornish camping. In fact, Cornwall is home to UK’s top camping sites. It also offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions such as the Minack open-air theatre, Land’s End, Eden Project, and St. Michael’s Mount.
There are many reasons why Wales is a great destination for a summer holiday with the family. It’s home to bustling holiday resorts and charming villages that are fun to explore. For those who love biking, take advantage of the family-friendly cycle paths all over the country.
If you’d prefer to hit the beaches, then Wales has an endless supply of beautiful beaches for you. You can go to Barafundle Bay, which is surrounded by cliffs and is near Pembroke. The Newgale Sands is perfect for those who are into surfing.
- The Scottish Highlands
You will never run out of things to do on your family holiday in the Scottish Highlands. It’s home to wildlife parks and mountain valleys where you can indulge in exciting activities with the family. You can go kayaking, gorge walking, wall climbing, clay pigeon shooting, and more. To make the most of your time in the Scottish Highlands, consider staying at one of those family-friendly vacation rentals. Don’t forget to drop by the mysterious lochs and see if you can catch a glimpse of the infamous Loch Ness Monster.
Don’t ever leave the UK without visiting its capital city. Some people might talk you out of spending a summer holiday in this busy metropolis, but London has plenty of attractions and treats for both adults and kids.
There is a wealth of attractions that your kids would surely love to explore in London. Take them to the Tower of London, the Museum of London, Madame Tussauds, and the London Eye. The city is also home to some of the most spectacular parks in the UK. Most of these parks have play areas for your little ones, such as the St James’s Park. Others have massive green spaces where you can enjoy a relaxing walk or leisurely picnic.