Guest Post: Five family-friendly destinations in the UK

With the kids off school, why not treat them to a fun-filled Bank Holiday weekend? The UK has many family-friendly hot-spots, so pack your bags and enjoy a mini-break to remember.

Here are five must-see destinations:


What would the summer be without a trip to the beach? Blackpool has one of the best coastlines in the UK and is the perfect place for a holiday – so grab your bucket and spade and see what all the fuss is about. Once you’ve finished splashing in the sea, head to one of the three piers for an action-packed afternoon or buy a ticket to the Blackpool Pleasure Beach – the UK’s most-famous thrill park.


If you live down south, Brighton is a great tourist destination for all to enjoy. Here you can visit the world-famous pier – where you’ll find everything from arcade games to old-fashioned fairground rides – before cooling down in the bright blue sea. The beach might not be as sandy as the one in Blackpool, but it’s still a wonderful place to spend a warm, summer’s afternoon – so don’t miss out!


During the sunny season, book a train ticket to London and spend the weekend in this cosmopolitan capital. There’s plenty for the kids to enjoy, so head to the Tower of London, book a ticket to the London Dungeon or pay a visit to the ZLS London Zoo. You could even spend the day at the London SEA LIFE aquarium and come face-to-face with your favourite sea creature.


Are you looking for a memorable activity the whole family will enjoy? If so, head to Warwick Castle and unravel one thousand years of jaw-dropping history. Built to withstand deadly attacks from intruders, this wonderful building is a great place to explore and will give you a unique insight into the UK’s turbulent past. The Merlin Dragon Tower is a particular highlight and the playgrounds and gardens are ideal for a stroll.


If you have kids that are too young for Alton Towers or Thorpe Park, take them to LEGOLAND Windsor. Here you’ll find everything from rollercoasters, to log flumes, mini-diggers to fire engines as well as host of stalls and eateries. All rides have been designed for children aged between three and twelve are perfect for your little cherubs. If you’re a history buff, Windsor Castle is also nearby and is a wonderful attraction for all ages.

Book a weekend return train ticket to your favourite destination and make this a summer to remember.

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