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As we head into 2023, you may be looking to plan your family holiday for the summer. With the rising cost of living, a holiday abroad may not be possible this year. But luckily the UK has plenty of gorgeous places for you and your family to visit!
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Planning a family holiday in the UK
The UK has plenty of gorgeous places to visit, no matter the time of year but particularly in the summer. For beach breaks, you may consider Brighton or Wales where the kids can splash about in the sea and enjoy some watersports. For budding suffers, Sennen Cove in Cornwall is a great option as you will find a section with smaller waves which are perfect for little ones!
If you are looking for an action-packed trip then a couple of days at one of the many theme parks in the UK such as Legoland in Windsor or Alton Towers could be a great idea as there is plenty to get up to for children of all ages.
For families who enjoy the great outdoors a cabin in the Lake District could be a brilliant way to spend your holiday. There are lots to choose from with different amenities including hot tubs and many are dog friendly so you can bring the family pooch along for some summer hikes!
With UK weather being as unpredictable as it is – it is best to pack a range of items so that you are covered for all eventualities. You will need plenty of sun cream and coverups like hats. As well as wellies and raincoats for the showers that you are likely to experience! If you are planning to head into the water, armbands or other buoyancy aids are recommended, even if your children are strong swimmers as open water can be unpredictable. Bringing along a first aid kit is also a great way to ensure that you keep everyone as safe as possible, whether you need to clean up cuts or bandage a sprained ankle.
While safety is a key concern for any parent or carer while on holiday, accidents can still happen. From food poisoning at your hotel to falling over. If you do get injured during your holiday in the UK you may be able to make a claim which can help recoup the costs of your missed holiday.
Car or train transport is likely the best option when travelling as a family. While car travel can be convenient, it will mean that someone has to drive. If the journey is long, this may not be ideal. Travelling via train is better for the environment. And can be a great way to ensure you can keep an eye on the little ones and keep them entertained during the journey. While train travel can be expensive, there are ways to bag yourself a bargain such as being flexible with your dates and times and taking advantage of any discounts. Many train lines such as Thameslink will offer free tickets for children under 10 years old . So if you are planning a family holiday in the UK this summer and travelling with kids this can be a great way to keep prices down.