UK family holidays

Family-friendly breaks in the British Isles

Add This


Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
HomeAway travel expert


Wales family holidaysThere are many reasons why the UK is a desirable destination. Aside from the convenience of being able to start your holiday without stepping onto a plane, there’s the diversity and cultural richness of the British Isles themselves. Britain’s history and attractions need little introduction: suffice to say the country holds enough delights to comfortably entertain the whole family. Choosing a UK family holiday is the easy part; picking the right region requires more thought.

We’ve rounded up five regions that are ideal for UK family holidays. Lots to see, lots to do and an array of attractions to satisfy holidaymakers of all ages. With a discerning selection of HomeAway holiday rentals close by, everything’s been taken care of. Which leaves just one question: when are you coming to visit your own country?


 

Family holidays across the UK


   

West Country Family holidays in the West Country

Stonehenge, Bath Spa, pristine Cornish beaches, verdant Devonshire hills. How many reasons to visit the West Country can be crammed into a single sentence? Quite a lot it would seem. But wait, there’s more: book into a farm cottage where the kids can experience feeding the farmyard animals or take a day trip to one of the West Country’s Blue Flag beaches complete with sandcastles, ice cream and rock pools galore.

View West Country holiday homes

 
   
 

   

London Family holdiays in London

If you can’t find ways to entertain the family in London, your brood must be a hard bunch to please. There’s so much going on in the capital that it defies condensing into a single paragraph. Look out for family festivals, children’s theatre, culinary events and family-friendly restaurants where everyone is made to feel welcome. Visit the Natural History Museum, a time-honoured attraction that enthralls all who pass through its doors.

View London holiday homes

 
   
 

   

Wales Family holidays in Wales

With three exquisite national parks - Snowdonia, the Pembrokeshire Coast and the Brecon Beacons - Wales is the ultimate destination for families seeking to explore the outdoors. Some of Britain’s best beaches can be found at Rhossili and Tenby, while Wales’ lakes are perfect for canoeing and fishing. There are also spectacular mountain trails that are suitable for families, complete with the obligatory panoramic view.

View Welsh holiday homes

 
   
 

   

Lake District Family holidays in the Lake District

Another region that’s all about the outdoors, the Lake District promises walking, cycling, swimming and mountain biking. Many adults fondly recall childhood holidays spent exploring the Lake District’s hills and dales. Now it’s time to share these simple pleasures with the next generation, including Aysgarth Falls, whose cascading triumvirate of waterfalls are an awesome sight to behold.

View Lake District holiday homes

 
   
 

   

Edinburgh Family holidays in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital strikes the perfect balance between ancient history and contemporary chic. Take the kids to see the famous castle upon the rock, climb that other famous rock - Arthur’s Seat - and visit the farmer’s market at Castle Terrace on a Saturday. Cocktails on George Street, ghost tours on the Grassmarket and street performers on the Royal Mile. When you’re in Edinburgh, adventure and intrigue is never more than a cobbled close away. 

View Edinburgh holiday homes

 
   

 

See more family accommodation options in the UK

Peaceful Location Perfectly Suited For Exploring Dartmoor, Devon Coasts And Cornwall

A lovely 1 bedroom cottage on the edge of Dartmoor, perfectly situated for exploring the delights of the moors and the beautiful market town of Tavistock, with its award winning pannier market, shops and historic buildings. Guests enjoy a secluded...

Peaceful Location 7 Miles From Beautiful Loch Ness And 12 Miles From Highland Capital Inverness

Ideal base for touring the Isles, east/west coasts and the north. Sitting beside the owner’s home on a working croft, home to sheep, horses and poultry, close to the road leading to the village of Drumnadrochit beside Loch Ness. Inverness, 12 mile...

Old stone cottage in beautiful rural location, Gellywen, Nr Carmarthen

Our pretty stone cottage is in the quiet hamlet of Gellywen, built around 1835. 10 miles west of Carmarthen. Surrounded by rolling green hills and wooded countryside, gentle sound of nearby river. 1 x Double bedroom, 1 with bunk bed, Sofa bed in l...

3 bedroom apartment with garden to Hampstead Heath

Large well appointed 3 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) upstairs & a guest bathroom down stairs. The property has a large garden with its' own gate onto Hampstead Heath. 2 of the bedrooms look over the garden onto the heath & the 3r...

Private Estate In National Park, Beautiful Views, Perfect Relaxing Surroundings

This property is set within the South Downs National Park, on a prestigious private estate. The front door leads you into an entrance hall with full length mirror and a storage cupboard which houses an iron and ironing board. The first door from...

MapCroatia Slovakia Russia Finland Greece Greece Cyprus Turkey Albania Bulgaria Montenegro Serbia Bosnia Hercegovina Slovenia Austria Czech Republic Hungary Romania Poland Belarus Lithuania Latvia Estonia Afrika Luxembourg Andorra Monaco Malta Italy Italy Sweden Norway Denmark Germany Netherlands Belgium France Portugal Spanien Gibraltar Switzerland Iceland UK Ireland Channel Islands World USA UK
       

Search for holiday rentals

Search for holiday ideas
 


WIN £10,000 FOR YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY

Sign up to our newsletter

Our latest updates and special offers, direct to your inbox

Advertise with HomeAway

Related Articles


 

Other Categories



Popular Articles