Today there’s a bewildering amount of British country house hotels from which to choose, offering the pleasures of a beautiful old house and a cup of tea, as well as spas, activities, common comfort, and the joys of the English countryside. London has also got comprehensively restored hotels as well as thoroughly embellished ones. Whatever you’re after, you will surely be delighted to stay in a genuinely lavish and superb hotel with good online reviews, that don’t let food slip.
Choose from sumptuous settings where you’ll find the best fresh sea air in Cornwall or walk the British countryside in the Lake District, the Peak District and Devon and indulge yourself in a traditional afternoon cream tea or visit the many galleries throughout the country together with the children, nestled in the 5 star accommodation of your choice. There are beautiful luxury hotels steeped in natural beauty for your staycations and breaks or long holidays with the kids, ensuring your trip is as relaxing as can be.
There are some attractions you must take your kids to, even when they think they’ve seen it all, from rollercoaster to performances. There are plenty of exciting attractions that your family must visit before the children grow up, such as the great family day trips, featuring water sports or climbing. The best adventure holidays, if you want to have a little more oomph this year, are great for adrenaline junkies who will be hard-stretched to choose between these adventures.
Luckily nowadays there are a lot of offers for thrill-seekers, and in order to give you a helping hand we’ve hunted down our top picks for the entire family, able to satisfy even the most energetic holidaymaker. Scuba diving amongst World War One warships on the Scottish coast or heading off down the river on a coracle, you must show no fear, whether you want a staycation or are looking to go long-haul.
- The Natural History Museum
The grandfather of all London museums, it has mind-boggling exhibits and creative interpretation which make this place seem magical. Don’t miss the largest piece of gold ever found nestled in the minerals gallery and the new T Rex Grill, which serves tasty steaks and pizzas. If you really want to get to know the museum, you ought to know that Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s dinosaur skeleton, was replaced to make way for a whale skeleton. If time is limited, families should check out the animatronic T-Rex, admission is free.
- Acorn Adventure
At this adventure camp in south Wales you can try out a variety of water sports, such as paddleboarding and you will be able to choose between its pre-erected tented village or glamping in more luxurious camping pods. A three-night stay starts from £178 (5-15) and includes room and board.
- Experience a UK holiday park
Even if your family is wearing goggles, HO’s breaks have something for everyone, different activity options to choose from such as snorkeling, horse-riding and high rope courses. Each site includes yoga classes for when you need some downtime and the prices start from £259 per week.