10 Family Holiday ideas in Great Britain


When it comes to holidays with the kids, some families are a little bit hasty in their decision to leave the UK. This is a real shame, as up and down the British Isles you will find a whole host of fantastic destinations, amazing attractions, and exhilarating activities.

But if you are unsure about what you can see and do, here are 10 suggestions.

  • 1.Climb the walls of a church

Both adventurous children and intrepid adults can scale the fifteenth century walls of St Werburgh’s Church in Bristol, which has been transformed into an innovative climbing space featuring 150 routes on a 250 square-metre dedicated bouldering area.

  • 2.Go wild camping

Get closer to nature by going wild camping in Northumberland, where the whole family can learn various survival skills and put these into action, such as catching fish and cooking on an open fire.

  • 3.Do some dolphin spotting

Off the coast of Cardigan Bay in Wales you can see dolphins, porpoises and seals as well as the occasional shark. Boat trips go out on the water, but great views can still be had on Mwnt’s cliff top.

  • 4.Hunt for dinosaur fossils

On the coast between Staithes and Spurn Point in Yorkshire, kids can hunt for fossils on the beach while following in the footsteps of prehistoric dinosaurs.

  • 5.Embark on a kayaking adventure

On a kayaking day trip off the Isle of Wight you can come into close contact with the famous lighthouse of the Needles and paddle past various sheltered coves, beaches, and caves.

  • 6.Discover pieces of Ice Age art

At the Creswell Crags in Nottinghamshire you can bear witness to Britain’s only Ice Age art, which depicts what life was like for our ancestors some 50,000 to 10,000 years ago.

  • 7.Scare yourself in some dungeons

While the live shows and 360-degree sets of Blackpool Tower Dungeon provide ample entertainment for both young and old, this particular attraction also provides a fascinating insight into Lancashire’s gloomy past.

  • 8.Take part in an equestrian experience

All ages and abilities are invited to go horse riding at the Ingliston Country Club in Renfrewshire, Scotland, which has been voted the best equestrian venue in the UK.

  • 9.Enjoy a wildlife safari

Featuring an incredible 11,000 different species including kingfishers and dragonflies, the Broads National Park in Norfolk boasts England’s highest concentration of wildlife.

  • 10.Embrace pedal power

At the National Cycle Centre in Manchester, you can go as fast as you like around the 250-metre Velodrome or pull some wheelies in the BMX skills zone.

With so much to see and do, you may never want to leave the UK on a family holiday again!

Images by Dave_S. and Steve Parker used under Creative Commons License.

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