UK family holidays

Family-friendly breaks in the British Isles

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Comfortable Ground Accommodation in Central Location, 30 yards from Beach

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