Since it takes a number of people to please, the prospect of planning a family holiday can be nightmarish. However, there are many holiday spots in the UK that are designed to cater to all tastes. If you’re stuck for inspiration this year, fear not. One of the following family holiday ideas is bound to appeal, whatever your budget.
Water Park Resort
If your kids love water sports, then you can’t go far wrong with a water park holiday. Water park resorts will often have self-catering lodges and apartments on site – ideal if you want to save your funds for nearby attractions such as a day of sailing or water-skiing with the family.
When you’d rather go out to eat, water parks and resorts will often have a number of pubs and eateries within walking distance to save you driving from A to B. Many of these will feature indoor play areas and adventure playgrounds to ensure the kids are amused while mum and dad share a quiet drink on the terrace.
A long weekend in the city needn’t be limited to friends and couples. A break in the city can be just as stimulating for families too, so long as you prepare well enough beforehand. In many of the UK’s major cities, there is so much to soak up in so little time. To avoid disaster, it may be wise to plan out your visit from day to day. Create a rough schedule of which landmarks you wish to visit in order, for example.
Take a breather in between sightseeing and relieve sore feet by retreating to a self-service hotel during your stay. Otherwise, scout out some family-friendly pubs and restaurants before your visit.
Caravan or Camping Holidays
If you want a simple family break brimming with kid’s activities and regular entertainment at no extra cost, a caravan holiday site is a godsend. Alternatively, if you wish to stay somewhere a little more secluded, you may want to set up camp in idyllic countryside spots that are close to landmarks and places of historic interest. Isolated areas of the UK such as the Lake District, South Wales and the Yorkshire Dales make for perfect family camping spots, allowing visitors to explore the great British scenery for less.
If you do plump for the latter on your family holiday, make sure you don’t venture out into the great outdoors ill-prepared. As well as preparing meals and packing the essentials, don’t forget to decide upon ways to keep the kids amused on rainy days.