If you want a UK break with plenty of things to keep your little ones entertained and enough to keep older children happy, then a holiday centre is a perfect option
Located across the UK, these centres are great for both long and short breaks offering safe play spots for tots to entertainment for teens and many also have pools. Some are all about adventure, while others are by the coast making them great for those summer UK beach holidays. Those who also love the great outdoors and nature won’t miss out with some centres also in forests offering biking, boating and boating options. When it comes to accommodation you’ll find there is a range of options across the board from static holiday caravans to chalet villas.
At a glance
- UK holiday centres have great facilities
- There are many different types of break - you're sure to find one that will suit your needs
- Accommodation options come in all shapes and sizes
However, one thing these all share is that they have been built for families meaning that safety is always a priority. Many also have self-catering options or restaurants on the resort meaning you won’t have to leave the park when you get peckish.
Read our tips on how to keep little one’s entertained in the car when travelling to your holiday centre break.
Passports and Visas
You won’t need to worry about travel documents with this type of holiday. Just pack your bags, fill up the car and you’re all set to go.
Health and safety
Although there are no health requirements for a UK holiday, it’s best to make sure the family’s immunisations are up to date. Always watch children in pools and make sure any activities they want to do are catered for their age range.
When to go
The great thing about this type of holiday is that you can go at anytime of the year. Just make sure you pack the sun cream in the summer or your jumpers and waterproofs in the winter – we all know what the British weather can be like!
Things to do
The great thing about these holiday parks is that they have everything in one place. Pick a centre near one of the UK’s top seasides or go for a nature trip to a resort in the forest. Watch your little one’s squeal in delight when they spot the resort’s mascot (only available in some) and capture the smile on their faces as they embark on the fairground rides on offer (subject to availability). Some centres also offer beauty treatments for mums and archery or similar activities for younger ones. However, it may be wise to book ahead as these activities can get busy.
Who offers this type of holiday?
There’s a huge amount of companies offering this type of holiday, including: Haven, Butlins, Centre Parcs, Bluestone, Pontins, Forest Holidays and Park resorts.