The COVID pandemic has put a temporary hold on travel abroad, and there’s still an air of uncertainty over whether restrictions will be lifted in time for the UK summer. If you’re not one for leaving things to chance, then you may have decided to take a holiday closer to home this year instead. And while the idea of missing out on a tropical holiday somewhere out in the Mediterranean might make your heart sink just a little, there are plenty of ways in which you can make your UK holiday one of the best you’ve ever had.
There are hundreds of destinations all around the UK which offer gorgeous scenery, high-quality accommodation and plenty of things to do to keep the whole family entertained. Whether you regularly take holidays in the UK or are a total novice, here are some tips to really make the most of your trip:
Decide Between City Life and a Beach Retreat
The UK offers such a great variety in its travel destinations that you can easily tailor your holiday to be perfect for your whole family. If your kids have bundles of energy and love to learn new things, then a city break to bustling spots like London or Liverpool will offer plenty of things to do. The days will fly by as you explore historical monuments, wander around museums and eat at delicious restaurants.
For a more relaxed holiday, head to the sleepy towns in Cornwall or Wales, where you can check out some of the UK’s most picturesque beaches, sample some delicious, locally-made ice cream and have fun at a beachside mini-golf course. There really is something for everyone.
Consider Staying at a Serviced Apartment
The great thing about serviced accommodation, as opposed to non-serviced, is that you’re looked after for your whole stay. The last thing you want to be thinking about when you’re on holiday is the bath towels that need washing or meals that need preparing, so why not stay in accommodation that does that all for you?
Newport, South Wales is one of the most interesting UK travel destinations. To make your stay even more relaxing, you can find a great selection of serviced accommodation in Newport. Explore the accommodation from Propertri to find a beautiful option that best suits your family. As they provide a range of serviced properties, you’ll quickly find something that suits your family and taste. Depending on where you want to start, you might want to use a service like UnderTheDoormat that has luxury accommodation all over the UK. So wherever you want to visit, they have you covered.
Come Prepared, and Expect the Unexpected
Travelling with children already comes with an element of surprise, but couple that with a UK vacation, and who knows what will happen? The UK’s weather is unpredictable to say the least, and only a British person will understand the logic in packing a pair of wellies, some sun cream and a warm coat all for one trip.
Even if your weather app promises a heatwave all week, it’s best to be on the safe side and pack for all weathers, just in case things change at the last minute. Depending on the age of your kids, you’ll also want to be packing multiple changes of clothes, a first aid kit, and anything else that you might end up needing.
The great thing about travelling within the UK is no border control- so your picky toddler who only drinks one particular brand of juice will be happy!
Prepare for a Long Car Journey
The novelty of being in an aeroplane is enough to keep most kids entertained for the entire flight, but car journeys, on the other hand, can soon get old. To make your trip as stress (and moan) free as possible, it’s wise to plan some interesting car activities to engage your little ones. Snacks also go down well, and are a great way to combat car sickness.