The Best UK Family Breaks for 2017
2017 has begun and I am sure you are already looking forward to planning your vacation to get away from the monotony of your day-to-day schedules. If you’ve not seen your family for a while, why not arrange a family reunion somewhere special and make some memories.
Here are some of the best places in the UK for the ultimate family break.
Hit the beach in Cornwall on the beautiful southwest coast of England. This county offers hundreds of small towns and beaches and it is the ideal spot for a family vacation. You can travel along the South West Path on foot and explore the small towns as you come along them or you can walk along the beach stopping at towns that catch your fancy. Some of the small towns do not allow parking by outside cars so keep this in mind before planning your vacation. There are plenty of accommodations from luxurious villas to camping and plenty of fabulous places to eat. If you want to spend your days relaxing on the beach with your favourite book, trying water sports like surfing, snorkeling, or diving, or exploring historical sites like museums, castles, and forts then Cornwall is the perfect place for your family to visit.
Nothing is relaxing as walking in the Cotswolds. You can try the 164km of Cotswold Trail. It starts in the market town of Chipping Campden and ends in the historic town of Bath. There are plenty of villages along the way where you can get accommodations and food while hiking this beautiful path. If that seems a bit long for you there are plenty of shorter trails in the area as well. You can pick up a map or use the GPS on your phone to explore this exciting area. The Cotswolds is the perfect place for family holidays, there is something for everyone. Don’t miss the Cotswold Wildlife Park, which is certain to keep the youngsters entertained.
Have a family celebration in Yorkshire, a county in northern England that holds the nickname of “God’s own country”. It gets this nickname from the areas of unspoiled countryside that are considered to be the greenest in all of England. You can spend your days hiking the over one hundred trails or you can meander through castles, forts, medieval abbeys, Roman and Viking heritage sites, or ancient family estates. Rent a cabin, an ancient castle or try camping in this beautiful area.
The capital city of Scotland is a great place for a family vacation. Make sure you visit the Edinburgh Castle that is perched just above the city. No trip is complete without experiencing the National Museum that has some fascinating artifacts that the family will enjoy. Explore the sites of Old Town and New Town and experience all that these UNESCO World Heritage Sites have to offer. Try to travel there during the Fringe Festival, which takes place during most of August to see comedians, bands, plays, and celebrate the arts.
A trip to Stonehenge is something that every family must experience. You can take a bus from London or travel by car the 142km to the city of Wiltshire. Immerse yourself in the history of the famous rock formation that is over 5000 years old and still a mystery to scientists. It is not known for what purpose it was built or by whom.