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Top five family destinations - UK

Find out why the UK makes our top five holiday destinations

The UK has so much to offer

You don’t have to jump on a plane to enjoy history, beaches and culture, with many of us having at least one of these a short drive away. The UK has it all from camping adventures in the forests or special camps to the glorious countryside of Wales and lakes of Scotland.

At a glance

  • There are lots of places to visit right here in the UK
  • If you want a beach break, its's best to go between May and September
  • There are lots of deals and offers for attractions especially if you book early
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Scenic breaks

If you’re looking for scenery jump in the car and head up to Snowdonia, which not only boasts Snowden, the largest mountain in the UK, but also Wales’ biggest lake.

Countryside breaks

If it’s countryside you’re after then the Yorkshire Dales and Exmoor National Park provide a haven for little legs to explore, while the beaches of Devon, Dorset and Kent provide something for all the family.

City breaks

For a city break choose from London with its range of museums and sights, Liverpool with its musical history and Manchester for a cosmopolitan approach. Pick from a city hotel, quaint B&B, cosy cottage or somewhere a little bit more unusual and use it to explore the wide range of zoos, gardens and other attractions the UK has to offer.

Passports and Visas

You don’t need a passport!

Health and safety

Although the UK tends to be cooler than its foreign rivals, it doesn't mean the sun cream needs to stay in the cupboard. Little one’s can burn quickly so make sure they are suncreamed up, with a hat, during those summer days out.

When to go

You can holiday in the UK anytime you like, although if you want to head to the beaches, resorts in Cornwall and Devon really come alive from May to September.

Things to do

When it comes to the UK, the list is endless. Take little ones to a theme park, zoo or paddle in the sea. There’s also a great range of activities when those summer days don’t quite live up to their name, or if you’re planning a winter holiday. Go all touristy and ride an open top tour bus in the capital or see the sights from above with a journey on the London eye.

Essential Information

Be savvy and save money on attractions. You can find many buy one get one free ticket promotions for many of the major theme parks, while travelling by National Rail also gives you this offer for some attractions too. Booking online in advance is another way to save the pennies, while Visit Britain also has some discounts on offer so check it out before you go anywhere!

Speak to other mums in the Bounty Community for inspiration on great places in the UK to take the kids.

At a glance

  • There are lots of places to visit right here in the UK
  • If you want a beach break, its's best to go between May and September
  • There are lots of deals and offers for attractions especially if you book early
If you’re looking for scenery jump in the car and head up to Snowdonia

Top five family destinations - UK