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Top 5 Family Friendly Travel Destinations in the UK

Published: May 29, 2018

Whether you don't have the budget for an expensive trip across the world or the time for a long holiday, a short weekend escape within the UK is the perfect solution for an affordable holiday with your family.

We are not talking about just going to the local museums or taking a trip to Legoland, but making your way to one of the many coastal towns and historic villages that have picturesque views and entertaining activities for the entire family.

The UK has a mix of various cities, towns and villages with grand architecture, climate, geography, theatres, museums, beaches and plenty of more to explore. Out of the many locations, we recommend the following top 5:

Pembrokeshire – Wales

Located in the southwest region in the country of Wales Pembrokeshire is a Welsh county that has everything from plenty of blue beaches, 186 miles of coastal path and even a castle or two.

Among the many sights to see in the Pembrokeshire County is the Pembroke castle, which is located near the banks of River Cleddau and offers views of lush green lands all around. You can take your children to the Oakwood Theme Park with many exhilarating roller coasters and Roald Dahl inspired attractions or to the dinosaur theme park. And if you are an animal lover, you can head over to the Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, which is perfect for the entire family. You can stay at hotels or cottages near the beaches to have quick access to have a splash.

Isle of Wight – England

A picturesque island located off the shore of the coast of England, Isle of Wight is famous for its many beaches and seafronts. Like the Yaverland Beach, Compton Bay and Shanklin Beach, or Ventnor Beach, that is lined with historical cottages. The island is the optimal location for locals living nearby, as it can be reached via ferry. The island has many excellent restaurants, pubs and other attractions like the Carisbrook Castle, Osborne House, Blackgang Chine and the Roman Villa.

Northumberland – England

Northumberland is located in the north-eastern part of England and has been one of the most recommended travel destinations for family trips. The county features beautiful neat beaches, lush green scenery and imposing castles which gives the entire county a historic feel.

You can spend your day either lounging or playing in the sand at the Alnmouth Beach, Beadnell Bay or Berwick-upon-Tweed. If you and your family prefer a day on the water, cruising on the deep blue waters, you can take a boat to the Farne Islands from the Seahouses. For the history buffs, there is Bamburgh Castle that boasts the grandeur on the Bamburgh Sea. Harry Potter fans can take a trip to the Alnwick Castle and see the location where many scenes from their favourite movie were filmed.

Aviemore – Scotland

For all the people wanting to explore the Scottish Highlands, Aviemore is a quaint town located in the Cairngorms National Park. The town is known for its close location near the quiet lochs, lush green forests surrounded by ice-capped mountains. The town is perfect for family holidays as there is something for everyone to do including camping, zip-lining, clay pigeon shooting, wall climbing, kayaking, archery gorge walking and miles of picturesque trails for hiking.

North Norfolk – England

North Norfolk is a non-metropolitan district located in Norfolk, England, away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. North Norfolk is one of the most family-friendly locations in England and is the perfect location for a seaside holiday with the entire family. The sandy dunes of the beautiful beaches like the Cromer, Sheringham and Well-next-the-Sea, and seafront resorts offer an opportunity to play in the cool water or lie under the sun.

Besides the beach, children will find the Bewilderwood adventure park a fun place to go and enjoy rides, tree houses and marsh walks. You can also take a trip to the Dinosaur World and take a hike along a life-sized dinosaur trail. The history enthusiasts can visit Heritage locations like Holkham Hall and Walsingham Abbey to witness the history of the location.

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