The UK is a fantastic family holiday destination.
Here are some suggestions for great days out with the kids.
1. Llandudno, North Wales
Llandudno is a stunning seaside town on the North Wales coast. The dramatic sea front is picture perfect with Victorian hotels and a promenade – the perfect place for children to bring their scooters and whizz up and down. The promenade is also a great place to catch a traditional show of Punch and Judy. The golden sandy beach is a great place for playing and paddling. Just don’t forget the buckets and spades! The pier stretches out well into the sea and is lined with amusement arcades and ice cream parlours as well as rides and soft play for children. A wonderful family day out!
2. Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Alton Towers is the number one theme park in the UK and it’s really no surprise. There are rides for children of all ages, from little rider for young children, to huge white knuckle rollercoaster’s for teenagers and adults. If you visit on a sunny day then the water rides are particularly good fun, with river rapids that all the family can enjoy together and a log flume that is really good fun but does get you very wet!
You can save money on the admission price by booking your tickets online in advance or bringing discount vouchers with you.
3. Liverpool, Merseyside
Liverpool is a great place to take the kids for the day. There are loads of fascinating free museums like the World Museum, The Museum of Liverpool and the Maritime Museum that are particulary child friendly. As well as great museums, you can take a trip to the Albert Dock and enjoy a ride on the Yellow Duckmarine, half bus, half boat; you experience a bus tour of Liverpool before driving right into the dock for a spectacular ‘splashdown’. Liverpool One (the new shopping area of the city) is also home to a huge Lego shop and Disney Store, perfect for a holiday treat for the kids!
Beamish is a massive open air museum that recreates life through the Victorian and Edwardian eras and through to the present day. Kids will love learning about what life was like a hundred years ago, from the houses that pit workers and their families lived in, the schools that the children would have attended and the high streets where they would have shopped. The attention to detail is fantastic, with all of the staff dressed for the appropriate eras and acting the parts well – you might even end up getting told off by the headmistress of the school if you misbehave! There really is no better way to get the kids into history than by letting them experience it for themselves!
If you are thinking of taking a family holiday in the UK and are looking for fantastic family friendly holiday accommodation, look no further than Sykes Cottages. Visit their website at www.sykescottages.co.uk to browse a great selection of holiday cottages all over the UK.