Deciding where to take the children for a holiday can be stressful. There are so many places to choose from, each with their own merits, so it can make it really hard to narrow it down to just one perfect holiday destination. They key is to find somewhere that has something for all of you – you’ll find some great tips for family holidays on Travelodge’s blog and a few more suggestions below to help you work out where to spend your next family holiday:
|China Town in London’s West End|
England’s capital city, London really packs a punch when it comes to things to do with the kids. With everything from beautiful parks and open spaces like Greenwich Park, Royal residences like Buckingham Palace and the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Kensington Palace, historical sites like The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, attractions like the London Dungeons and the London Eye, along with family friendly eateries The Rainforest Cafe and Sticky Fingers, London really is a wonderful place to visit with children of all ages. There’s so much to see and do here! You of course have all of the attractions and sites of historical interest to visit. Add that to the amazing shows like Shrek and The Lion King that you’ll find in the heart of the West End and the numerous child friendly events that take place throughout the year and you have a city break that can’t be beaten.
On the Sussex coast, Hastings was originally a fishing village surrounded by beautiful lush green countryside. Still true to its roots, you’ll find evidence of its history as a fishing village everywhere you look, from the boat yard to the fishing museum and pirate caves. There are some great beaches to enjoy, a pier packed with amusements, arcades dotted along the seafront and a seafront funfair. It’s a classic British seaside resort and one that never seems to go out of style. You’ll find donkey rides, crazy golf, trampolines, shops selling donuts and sticks of rock, fish and chips restaurants and a pretty old town packed with historic buildings and antiques shops. Board the tram up the cliff and enjoy the views over the town and out to sea from the cliff top fields, or perhaps even take a wander up the country lanes and visit one of the farms selling homemade ice cream and cakes along the way.
The New Forest
This beautiful part of Hampshire was once the private hunting ground of King Henry VIII. The deer remain even today and you can see them if you venture into the forest along the many paths through the centuries old trees. You’re surrounded by wildlife here, and it’s not uncommon to spot donkeys, horses, cows and even pigs wandering through the forest, open spaces and even up the local high street! The houses and buildings here are so pretty you’ll see why they make it onto postcards. It’s a great place to get back to nature, explore the pretty woodland and coastal villages and towns, enjoy a market or two and maybe even try your hand at horseriding.
Wherever you decide to visit this year, with a little planning you’re sure to have an amazing time.