5 Great Places for a Family Break in the UK

The Cotswolds is a great place for a Family Break in the UK ... photo by CC user Saffron Blaze on wikimedia commons

Travelling with the family is one of life’s greatest joys you can have. To make it even a more memorable experience, it is important to pay attention in choosing the right destination. If you ever happen to be in the UK, the following are five of the places that you should check.

The Cotswolds

Getting away with the kids will be a lot easier in Cotswolds as there are plenty of unique accommodations that are perfect for family holidays, including self-catering cottages. Both adults and children will never have shortage of activities to enjoy while in Cotswolds. Some of the best attractions that should not be missed include Chipping Campden, Broadway, Hidcote Manor, Snowshill Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold, among others. Kids will surely appreciate a visit to Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens, while parents are bound to have a good time at places like Cotswolds Distillery.


Another great place for a family break in the UK is Cornwall.  One of the best things that can be done there is to try the thrilling rides at Flambards. This theme park is abundant with exciting rides that the whole family will surely enjoy. The Trebah Garden is another attraction that must be seen, where a jungle walk is a relaxing activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. The National Maritime Museum will surely be loved by kids as well. This is a place where they can be a pilot or a lifeguard for a day.


If you are traveling with the family in Yorkshire, make sure to check out the many green spaces, which are perfect for an afternoon stroll or even an intimate picnic. One of the most popular attractions is the Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens, which has an expanse of 58 acres. Perfect for luxury family holidays, Yorkshire has an abundance of great things to do, such as: Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Pesky Husky Trekking, and Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park are other places where kids can have outdoor fun. Another attraction that is worth checking out is the Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, which is a combination of a zoo, resort, and theme park.

Lake District

Known as the largest national park in the UK, this is going to be another top pick for family breaks. This is perfect for families who love walking and physical activities. It is a great way to get the kids moving and make them more active. Some of the most popular attractions include Ullswater, Grizedale sculpture trail, and the home of Beatrix Potter. Aside from walking, other fun activities include canoeing, kayaking, biking, mountain climbing, or simply admiring the panoramic views.

Isle of Wight

From clean beaches to fun theme parks, Isle of Wight will be another perfect choice for family breaks in the UK. The Shanklin Beach, for instance, is one of the safest for swimming and has numerous activities that the whole family can try. More than the beaches, there are many places that deserve a visit, such as Blackgang Chine and The Needles Landmark Attraction. Young vacationers will also surely have a great time at the Isle of Wight Zoo.