With the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit, there’s never been a better time to book a summer staycation here in the UK with the family. You can avoid the early morning airport wakeup call, endless queues for check-in and enjoy a hassle-free break that truly feels like a ‘break’ from the stresses of everyday life. There’s no need to rush to the bureau de change, or check the validity of your passport, simply jump in the car and get going.
So where might it be? The UK is bursting with fantastic family-friendly attractions, areas of natural beauty, breathtaking coastlines and beaches. You don’t have to fly all the way to Spain to enjoy white sand and blue waters. You’ll be spoilt for choice here in the UK, here are a few ideas to help you along the way.
Family fun in York
If you’re looking for a city that’s rich in history, with plenty to do for the kids, then look no further than York. Not only is this a truly beautiful city, but it’s also bursting with attractions and tours to keep all of the family entertained. Take one of the city’s gruesome ghost tours, attempt to escape the grizzly York Dungeons, learn all about the Vikings at the Jorvik Viking centre and wander down the Shambles for a taste of 14th-century life. Be sure to pop by the Castle Museum too, which features a fantastic recreation of a Victorian street that the kids will love!
Life’s a beach in Cornwall
Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in the UK and well worth a visit this summer. This thriving tourist hotspot is home to stunning coastlines and beaches that could be mistaken for southern Italy. If you’re seeking water sports and activity, then Newquay is the perfect place to head. If it’s the best views you’re after, then perhaps Penzance might take your fancy. The best way to truly experience Cornwall is to organise a mini road trip, with a few stops to really soak up this charming area of the country.
Modern city vibes in Manchester
Seeking those bright city lights? Manchester offers everything you could want for a fun city break. With plenty of attractions, restaurants, and shops, you’ll never be bored in this Northern city packed with culture.
Explore Chinatown, mooch around the independents in the Northern Corner, enjoy vegan burgers at the renowned V-Rev and soak up a little history at the Manchester Museum. Football fan in the family? Why not book onto a stadium tour of Old Trafford? There are tonnes of fantastic family-friendly hotels in Manchester to choose from, so pack those bags and enjoy this unique city.
Beautiful walks in the Lake District
If you’re trying to escape the city, breathe in the fresh countryside air of the Lake District, England’s largest National Park. Featuring some of the best views in the UK, you can enjoy a number of hiking trails, activity centres, water sports, boating, and attractions such as Beatrix Potter’s house. There’s plenty to do here for visitors of all ages, just be sure to pack adequate hiking gear and a pair of comfortable walking boots.
Save time, money and stress with a relaxing UK staycation. These locations are too good to miss.