The UK boasts idyllic locations for the perfect getaway
There are many reasons why choosing the UK as a holiday destination is growing in popularity, not only is it cheaper than going abroad but the travel time is more manageable, your phones work so no hefty roaming charges and there are always great bargains to be had if you research and plan early.
Whether you fancy a beach holiday, a short break in the city, taking in the sites of a pretty village or a magical forest break, there’s plenty to suit all most people’s needs. The beauty of staying in the UK means you can get about easily if you fancy doing different activities on different days and travel time to different counties is manageable. Although I’m sure you’ll still get there ‘are we nearly there yet’ routine whether you fly off for some Summer sun or stay put.
We’ve rounded up our top destinations for a UK break this Summer:
1. Isle of Wight
A perfect holiday haven just a short ferry ride away which is always a fun way to travel, unless of course you get a bit green around the gills. Lots of attractions to do on the island and stunning beaches and countryside to explore.
Things to do in Isle of Wight:
- Tapnell Farm Park
- Blackgang Chine
- West Wight Alpacas
- Dinosaur Trail
- Butterfly World
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/
Norfolk is a great all year-round holiday destination. Sitting on the mid-east coast of England and boasting of unspoilt coastlines, pretty market towns and nature reserves.
Great Yarmouth is a family favourite and is the perfect place to make memories.
** HOT DEAL ** Forest Holidays are offering a 5% discount off their log cabin holidays in Thorpe Park by using code MFC18. Thorpe Forest lies in woodland on the banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Here you can escape to a luxury cabin and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a leafy setting with riverside walks.
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/
A firm family favourite destination, where many families return year after year building memories to last a lifetime. Beautiful food, lots of activities for all the family and truly stunning coastline – a surfer’s paradise.
** HOT DEAL ** Forest Holidays are offering a 5% discount off their log cabin holidays in Deerpark by using code MFC18. Away from the tranquillity of this location, you can be at the Cornish coast in less than 15 minutes, exploring, among other delights, the pretty fishing villages of Looe and Polperro.
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://www.visitcornwall.com/
If you are looking for tranquillity, then Yorkshire as a destination can offer a breath of fresh air. Known as ‘God’s Country’ by the locals its clear to see why. Yorkshire is steeped in heritage and the gothic York Minster Cathedral is a must-see.
** HOT DEAL ** Forest Holidays are offering a 5% discount off their log cabin holidays in Keldy and Cropton by using code MFC18. The North York Moors are on your cabin doorstep and the coast, is only half an hour’s drive away. The forest itself is a paradise for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike.
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at http://www.visityorkshire.co.uk/
Renowned for it’s wild and natural glory, Scotland is a magical place to explore. Whether on a road trip or lodging in a cabin in the forest.
The location is simply stunning, offering breath-taking scenery that have inspired poets and artists for years.
** HOT DEAL ** Forest Holidays are offering a 5% discount off their log cabin holidays in Ardgartan Argyll and Strathyre by using code MFC18. Our Argyll location has 40 luxury cabins and is situated at Ardgartan where the pine-clad mountains sweep down to meet the shore of Loch Long at the edge of the Argyll Forest Park; just a short drive from Loch Lomond.
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://www.visitscotland.com/
Sitting to the west of Wales, Pembrokeshire boasts the UK’s only coastal national park.
The beach scenery of rocky cliff and crashing waves is truly fabulous. If you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of a dolphin or a seal. Be sure to check out the cute and cheeky little puffins of Skomer.
Things to do in Pembrokeshire:
- Folly Farm
- Castle Henllys
- Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
- Puffins of Skomer
- Jump of a cliff at St. David’s
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/
Located in the west of the UK, Dorset is a wonderful location to explore.
Moors Valley County Park has 1000 acres of parkland and forest trails to explore.
The Jurassic Coast is a world heritage site which boats of 95 miles of coastline and has a 185 million years of history. Outstanding!
Things to do in Dorset:
- Monkey World
- Moors Valley Country Park
- Farmer Palmers
- Adventure Wonderland
- Dorset Waterpark
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://www.visit-dorset.com/
Magnificent beaches such as Dartmoor and Exmoor are a huge hit with families.
Devon boasts two stunning coastlines, two national parks and five official areas of outstanding beauty. Packed full of activities for all the family.
The north and south coasts of Devon each have both cliffs and sandy shores, and the county’s bays contain seaside resorts, fishing towns, and ports.
Things to do in Dorset:
- Woodlands Family Theme Park
- Tamar Trails
- The Bear Trail
- The Milky Way Adventure Park
- National Marine Aquarium
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/
9. Lake District
Did you know the Lake District is England’s largest national park is now a world heritage site? It’s easy to see why, it’s simply breath takingly beautiful. Walk, swim, climb and cycle – there’s physical activities to suit all tastes.
Ten of the highest mountains and 16 large lakes should see your kids exhausted and thoroughly fulfilled.
Things to do in the Lake District:
- Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland Tour
- Alpacaly Ever After
- Lake District National Park Guided Walks – Walks to Inspire
- Go Ape at Grizedale Forest Cumbria
- Take on the twin ridges of Helvellyn
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://www.visitcumbria.com/
10. East & West Sussex
Close to London, about an hour (ish) away sits Sussex, a popular and thriving destination with over 200 tourist attractions to visit.
It’ll be hard for even the toughest nut to crack to say ‘I’m bored’.
A wonderful country bursting with things to do for all the family.
Things to do in Sussex
- Drusillas Park Zoo, Alfriston
- Royal Pavilion, Brighton
- British Airways i360, Brighton
- Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Billingshurst
- Herstmonceux Castle& The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham
Read more about this wonderful UK holiday destination at https://placestovisitsussex.co.uk/