It’s the summer of the great British getaway, as Covid conditions around the world and great weather here have us looking at our we thought we’d put together a round up of our favourite places to visit in the UK during the Summer Holidays.
We have a variety of suggestions in this round up, some of which are not surprising like Devon and Cornwall, but there are definitely some others you may not have considered.
Back in May we did a round up focused on your Favourite Places to Camp in the UK and this will be equally as useful for the Summer too!
The Peak District is the perfect destination for outdoor loving families this summer. Enjoy easy access walks across epic escarpments or verdant valleys, cycle flat trails that are traffic free, swim in rivers, canoe in canals, or try your hand at bouldering. There are lots of campsites still with availability across the Peak District National Park this summer and most of the attractions have now reopened, including Peak Wildlife Park, Crich Tramway Village and The Heights of Abraham.
stately houses and museums. There are parks and treehouse playgrounds, wildlife and nature reserves, steam railways and so much more. With gorgeous countryside, beautiful beaches and miles and miles of
unspoilt coastline, if you are looking for a great place for adventure, then why not take one of these great family holidays in Norfolk.
Cornwall is undoubtedly one of the best places for a family holiday in the UK. This corner of England is home to over 300 beaches, 200 countryside and coastal walking trails and myriad gardens and outdoor theatres to enjoy. Although the summer months are the most popular, Cornwall still draws a crowd at other times of year. There are castles to explore, old tin mines to visit and a fascinating pirating history to discover, Cornwall with kids is a great place to be.
Clare may be totally biased, as she lives in Devon, but they honestly feel like they are always on holiday. And with travel so up in the air this summer they have decided that the West Country is where they will be staycationing this summer.
Whether you’re looking for a beach holiday, somewhere for adventures in the great outdoors, or a place with plenty of family-friendly accommodation, Devon won’t disappoint. And, despite the changes to the way we can all get out and about, there’s still plenty of things to do in Devon this summer from visits to the zoos, to fun-packed theme parks and walks in the county’s two national parks.
For a quintessential summer holiday I don’t think you can beat North Devon; expansive stretches of sand that provide a perfect playground for sandcastle competitions, paddling or even surfing if you’re feeling energetic. Despite living by the sea, we travel to Saunton Beach each year which gives us a great base for exploring the dunes, heading to the Tarka Trail (an old railway line) on bikes or going to the dinosaur park at Coombe Martin. It’s a great place for all ages!