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Looking for a staycation – child friendly holidays in the UK

Whether you’re scared of flying or just want to be close to home for whatever reason, fear not as you don’t have to travel abroad to enjoy a fun-filled family holiday. The UK is the perfect place for a staycation and with companies like Tots Too offering a range of holiday packages at an affordable price, you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy yourselves either.
Of course, you might be wondering what there is to do on this little island which you haven’t done already, but you’ll probably be surprised at how much there is to experience here. With this in mind, here are several child-friendly holidays that’ll help reignite your love for Britain and allow you to see it in a new light.
Glamping
While the UK is notorious for being wet and windy, there is a way to enjoy the great outdoors that won’t leave you soggy, cold and miserable – glamping. Short for ‘glamorous camping’ this is a compromise between staying in a hotel with all the amenities you could ever need and roughing it in the great outdoors with many glamping sites offering comfy double beds, a hot shower, flushing toilets, proper cooking facilities such as a stove, electric lights and much more.
Glamping sites are dotted throughout the UK in many wonderful locations such as Mill Farm in South Downs National Park, so it’s well worth doing your research and finding something suitable.
Caravanning
If you’re a family of intrepid explorers, you might find that hiring a camper van or caravan is your best bet. You might even have your own which means you can go from place-to-place and explore the far corners of the UK in style. Alternatively, checking into one of the best coastal campsites the UK has to offer and spending a few days in one location might be more up your street allowing the kids to enjoy the coastlines as well as the various facilities that can be found at many sites including games rooms, swimming pools, children’s clubs and more.
Country house retreats
Sometimes, it’s a good idea to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and go somewhere where you won’t be bothered by noisy commuters, fast cars or the hum of city train lines – the country. Looking out of your window and seeing nothing but sheep and fields might seem a little daunting at first (especially if you were born and bred in the city) but when you see the kids running outside and stretching their legs in a rural environment, you’re sure to feel right at home.
What’s more, many stunning country manors, farms and castles have been converted into accommodation, or simply open their doors for guests, so why not see if you can book somewhere really special and enjoy a unique experience?
London city breaks
From one extreme to another, you might decide a rural break is not for you and you’d much rather head into London, one of the busiest and most metropolitan cities in the world. As well as a host of world famous attractions including Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the London Dungeons, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and much more, you’ll also find a host of five-star hotels as well as eateries that serve some of the best food in Britain including Michelin-starred restaurants, Brasserie Chavot and Banares.
The UK is ideal for a holiday with the kids, but it’s well worth making an itinerary to help you make the most of your stay.