UK Family Destinations

Now that we have (finally) encountered some hot weather here in the UK, it’s time to start thinking about the summer holidays. Although it’s great to imagine lazy bbq’s in the garden, why not consider taking the little ones away for the weekend? There are so many places to visit with many child, baby and toddler friendly attractions too. Cheaper than taking the kids abroad, UK holidays are becoming more and more sought after. Below are some of the hotspots for families this year. You can find cheap hotels in the area, or just drive down for the day! If you do decide to drive, contact the DVLA for information on travel, or for any information on the area you are travelling to.

Southwold, Suffolk
Nestled along the East Coast, Southwold offers sandy beaches, piers with many attractions and the quintessential colourful huts associated with the British Seaside. If you’re into your history, you can also visit the lighthouse, which has been in operation for nearly 700 years! If you’re looking for a relaxing sleepy town, this is the one for you.

Whitstable, Kent
Popular for Londoners looking to escape the hustle and bustle, Whitstable is famous for its oysters, and in July the town holds its annual Oyster festival. Throughout the year, Whitstable in Kent always offers fresh seafood and beautiful coastal walks.

Shanklin, The Isle of White
Perfect for a weekend getaway, Shanklin is a perfect destination for beautiful seaside family vibes. Featuring thatched houses, stores, and traditional tearooms, it’s perfect for a quiet weekend away. If your family is adventure orientated, why not rent kayaks and take in the views of the coast from the sea? There really is something for the whole family in Shanklin.

Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire
Despite the name, this Bay has no connection to Robin Hood! However, it does have a history of smuggling and pirates… With century old buildings and cobbled roads, you’ll feel as though you have walked into the past here.

Crosby, Liverpool
With a 3km stretch of beach, Crosby is perfect for a day in the sun – picnic and hand and lotion at the ready. On the beach you’ll also find the installation of Antony Gormley, who installed cast iron men on the beach years ago. An erie sight at the tide rolls in, these men are beginning to show signs of wear, with some having barnacles attached to them!

Durdle Door
The Durdle Door is considered one of the more picturesque places in Britain, and offers budding photographers the chance to capture it’s beauty all year round. Located in Dorset, the door is home to a sandy beach and blue waters – something not to be missed.

Guest Post by Gina Kay Daniel