Where are the best holidays in the UK?

I am a big fan of UK holidays particularly when you have little ones. The less they have to travel the better as they can get sick/agitated and irritated by travelling too much. I also think if you only have a week of holiday its a real shame to spend a day of it travelling and feeling rough n day 2 form all the travelling.

The UK has some gorgeous holidays on offer too. Shell I show you some lovely ideas that I have explored.


 Boating Holidays

The waterways of the UK are just beautiful. I once took 6 kids form a children’s home on a narrow boat holiday and it was magic. We live right by  a lovely canal. I am convinced water helps children feel calm and happy.  I think a boating holiday on the Norfolk broads would be a lovely idea for a UK holiday.

Feeding the ducks is just without doubt one of the loveliest and most restful things you can do ..it always makes me smile. Walking alongside the boat along the beautiful pathways looking at the flowers and trees,  reclinging on the deck in the evening looking up at the stars. There are so many pleasures to boating.

I have some friends who are going on a kayaking and camp out holiday with their children this summer…doesn’t that sound adventurous!

Youth Hostels

I youth hostelled a lot when I was younger and I have some wonderful memories of communal breakfasts, long hikes and lots of new friends.

This is one of my favourite ever youth hostels at Ashbourne in Derbysire  Set in a Gothic mansion, YHA Ilam Hall has 84 acres of beautiful parkland, a traditional restaurant and stylish lounge. The YHA is situated in the Peak District, and offers views over Dovedale. It is within 30 minutes drive of Chatsworth house and Alton towers and is just gorgeous. Surrounded by bike trails and lovely walks it really is a delight and when else would  you get to stay in a place like this on a budget!

There are youth hostels all over the UK (including cities) offering great value breaks for families in all sorts of accommodation. These could really surprise you!


Family Festivals 

The UK boasts some fantastic family festivals like Camp Bestival and Lollybop but the one I have always fancied going to and am determined to get to this year is the Just So festival. It is full of creative stuff for families to do and just looks brilliant.  There are story telling tents and changes to do creative writing and be young journalists. You get to see plays, make art and crafts and experience all things ‘story’ in the most beautiful setting.

Doesn’t it sound wonderful/ I think the kids would absolutely love it (and me!)

and did I tell you there is a Fairy Queen hiding somewhere deep in the undergrowth for you to find when you are there. Experiences like this are magic for kids and make holidays like this so special.

So some amazing UK holidays to be had!

You might want to take a peek at these luxury cottages in  Holkham Norfolk too – wow

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