The Best Family Staycation Ideas

Summer getaways with your family can be some of the most cherished memories that you’ll ever make, so finding the perfect way to spend those holidays is so, so important. When you’re booking a holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of location – you can venture further afield to Europe, Africa and beyond, or stay closer to home – both have their own charm and appeal that’ll have you veering towards one option or another. We’ve put together some of our top locations in the UK to choose from, showing you that you can have a great family staycation right here in good old Blighty!

Family Camping

There are few things better for bonding that putting up a tent in the pouring rain, but we’re hoping it won’t have to come to that if you decide to hit one of the thousands of campsites up and down the country this summer. Whether you’re looking for places that have got activities to keep the kids entertained, or perhaps something a little more tranquil to help you momentarily forget about the hustle and bustle of city life, there’s something to suit everyone. Head down to the picturesque southern coast for the chance to explore the traditional British towns or take a trip up to Snowdonia or the Lake District if you’d prefer to spend your time at one with nature.

Relax In Style

For a getaway that’s got more of a luxury feel (and no chance of getting soaked putting a tent up), why not head to a hotel – there are loads of options from budget B&B’s to all-out glamour, so whatever kind of break you’re after, there’s loads of choice. If you’re looking to take ALL of the family with you, there are dog friendly hotels in the Lake District that allow you to keep the whole gang together, because we know it isn’t a family getaway without your little furry friends! Up in the Lake District, you’ll find lots of dog-friendly getaways, with walking trails suitable for dogs as well as restaurants and hotels that welcome dogs just as much as, if not more than, the human guests!

Go Exploring

We all know what it’s like when you go away with the kids – it’s a constant stream of “are we there yet?”, “mum, I’m bored!”, and “I don’t like that food”, so tailoring the holiday to give the kids and parents what they want can help the entire thing to run so much smoother. Treetop activities like Go Ape! or similar locations are really fun days out and are sure to tire the kids out, whether it’s zip lines from devilish heights, walkways up amongst the branches, or even forest segways, you’ll be able to keep the whole clan entertained for hours on end! If the stuntman lifestyle isn’t for you, water sports or trips to visit some of the countries unique model villages are also great days out that the younger children seem to love getting involved in.

So, whether you’re heading up a mountain, relaxing by the seaside, or checking out a dog friendly hotel in the lake district, we’re sure you’ll have loads of fun exploring the UK with your family this summer!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

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