Guest Post: Top Five UK Locations For Families To Visit

Today we are lucky enough to have a guest post from Sykes Cottages with the top five UK holiday destinations for busy families!

When it comes to holidays, everybody wants at least one a year, but some people don’t realise how good trips around the United Kingdom can be. With places like the North Yorkshire Moors and Devon, there are so many places that families can enjoy every year.
Each place will boast activities that are great for children and adults. From exploring woodlands to learning about the history and heritage of a region, visiting Sykes Cottages
holiday cottages UK for your travelling experiences, can be a great way of escaping the hustle and bustle for a week or a weekend. Have a look around with these top locations to enjoy.

Dorset
Found on the English Channel coast, this is a beautiful place that boasts the holiday resorts of Weymouth and Bournemouth along with various landforms. Most famous for the aptly named Jurassic Coast, there is so much to explore and enjoy. Brilliant for walking, and getting unique photo opportunities, there is a great contrast of charming villages, vast countryside and seaside hotspots to take in. Whether you want to spend days on the beach, walk through the countryside or be interactive and take in some activities like quad biking, walking with llamas or adventure parks there is something here to keep you smiling for a weekend or week break.

Norfolk Broads
From the south-west we head to east Anglia, and the navigable lakes and rivers of the famous Norfolk Broads. Exploring this region has always been popular for boating enthusiasts and it boasts an area of 303 square kilometres, with two-thirds available to enjoy. The stereotypical view is reeds and windmills, and this is something you will see in this area of natural beauty. Whether you want to kayak on the broads, take boat trips, or head to the wildlife and animal centres there is something for you and your family to enjoy and remember forever.

Lake District
With a great variety of lakes and countryside to walk through and many other activities, this is one of the top places for an adventure holiday. Whether your children like Beatrix Potter, are studying William Wordsworth in school or enjoy taking adventure trails they will fall in love with this part of the world. Head to Windermere for a trip on the lakes, and to Stanley Ghyll Force to see a breath-taking waterfall . If time permits, why not visit some of the small market towns such as Keswick.

North Wales
From family activities to cultural festivals, North Wales has it all. Whether you want to show your family the picturesque landscape views that can be seen from the top of Snowdonia or the surfing and sailing beaches at the Llyn Peninsula – or both – then you’re in luck. With stunning hills and a variety of historical sites, you can enjoy so many things with a family holiday here.

Highlands of Scotland
It’s possible to enjoy a great touristy time at all five of these places and this fifth and final place is a beauty in itself. Last doesn’t mean it’s least, and with the Northern Highlands, Skye and Loch Ness all within this region of the United Kingdom, you’d be hard pushed to say that it doesn’t deserve a visit. Many people return many times and continue to get a unique experience, so head up with the family to explore castles, museums and the vast wildlife that there is on offer.

Photographs provided courtesy of Michael Edmondstone for Sykes Cottages.

2 Responses to Guest Post: Top Five UK Locations For Families To Visit

  1. I always used to enjoy family holidays in the lakes and if wet the pencil museum in Keswick was always a good idea..