United Kingdom Family Travel

The UK should be firmly in anyone’s travel plans for the pure fact alone that it has such a mind-boggling history. You can see buildings from 3700 BC and castles and stately homes such as Highclere Castle made famous by Downtown Abbey. Visit London with the kids for iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

But if history is not your thing, you can also get outdoors and visit beautiful national parks such as the Peak District or the Lake District. You can see peninsulas and bays, islands and lakes (or lochs in Scotland where you might catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster). We have Jurassic coastlines in Dorset and heritage coastlines in Suffolk. We have mountains (with ski resorts!) and peaks, hills and dales and lavender fields.

And after all this, why not sit back and relax in a quaint British pub with a craft beer from a local distillery while enjoying your meal of locally sourced produce? Even the pubs are old with the oldest having served beer since 570! If you need more UK inspiration, make sure to check out our new UK Family Travel site.

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15 Fun Things to do in Suffolk with Kids

The 50 mile stretch of the Suffolk heritage coast is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the UK and great for families to explore with many family-friendly activities, seaside towns and the best fish & chips!
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An Enchanting Day Out at BeWILDerwood in Norfolk

If only there had been a BeWILDerwood when I was growing up. Well, yes, that would have been nice but actually, the great thing about BeWILDerwood Norfolk is that it's a fabulous day out for adults as well as kids and would stay it's one of the best family days out in the UK.
Framlingham Castle

Family-Friendly Fun at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk

Framlingham Castle is a fabulous example of a medieval castle in Suffolk and it's a great place for a day out with the family. I would say that it is the best castle in the country but that would be totally biased because I am from Framlingham and have many fabulous childhood memories of Framlingham Castle.
View along the coast from the Dunwich Cliffs

The 6 Best Suffolk Beaches to Visit During Your Suffolk Holidays

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Suffolk is one of the most unspoiled parts of the country and the Suffolk beaches are no exception. With 50 miles of heritage coastline in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is plenty of space to get away from it all in this beautiful part of the world.
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Landal Sandybrook | The Perfect Alternative to Center Parcs in the Peak District

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Situated just on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the Landal Sandybrook Lodges are ideally located for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. If you're looking for self-catering accommodation in the Peak District with outdoor space AND a pool, Landal Sandybrook is the perfect choice.
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How to have a beautiful day out visiting the Hitchin Lavender Farm

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Lavender was introduced to the United Kingdom during Roman times but farming lavender is actually relatively new to the British agricultural scene. Lavender fields are growing hugely in popularity in the UK now though with Hitchin Lavender Farm being one of the best in the country.
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Using the Klook App to book your UK activities | A review by Flashpacking Family

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Klook UK has recently launched in the UK and is an easy to use activity booking platform. You can book on their website or on their app often with great discounts, but the benefits of using the Klook app is that you have all your attraction tickets stored in one easily-accessible place.
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Center Parcs Alternatives: 14 Places Like Center Parcs That Won’t Break the Bank

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Center Parcs is a big favourite amongst people seeking action-packed, fun-filled UK family holidays but it can come at a cost, especially if you're tied to going during the school holidays. If Center Parcs is out of your budget, the great news is that there are so many cheaper alternatives to Center Parcs offering a similar experience that won't break the bank.
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The 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2021

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Looking for family holiday ideas for your 2020 family travels? Look no further! We've pulled together a list of the ten best family holiday destinations for 2020 to help you narrow down your search. Most destinations these days are easy to travel to with a family, but these ones stand out as being exceptionally family-friendly.
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The 13 Most Magical Things to do at Christmas in London with Kids 2020

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Christmas is such a magical time of year, especially for children and it's when London really does excel as a child-friendly city. Of course, there are always great things to do in London with kids, but London at Christmas is very special. We've listed 13 great things to do in London with kids this Christmas so that you can enjoy the most magical festive season in London.
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The 10 Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2020

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Christmas is such a magical time of year and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than visiting one of the best Christmas markets in Europe? With so many to choose from, it can get confusing, but our comprehensive guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe will help you choose the right one.
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A Perfect Weekend in the Peak District with Kids

The Peak District is the perfect family-friendly destination if you want to get out and try some easy walks with the kids. There are some absolutely stunning views to be enjoyed along these walks and you don't have to exert too much energy to be able to appreciate them!