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Family Fun Month: Your UK Itinerary

Guest - Friday August 05, 2016 9:02

Family Fun Month: Your UK Itinerary

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August is Family Fun month, and if you’re planning on a visit to the UK, we’ve got you covered! From miles of unspoiled beaches to its weird and wonderful wildlife, Britain is the perfect place to spend your summer break.

In today’s post, PreciousLittleOne is bringing us the inside scoop on touring around the UK with your young ones in tow. With museums, activities and historical sites aplenty, you might just think about extending your stay when you see what’s in store!

Holiday hotspots

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If your children are fans of Beatrix Potter, a visit to Hill Top is a must. This year marks what would have been Miss Potter’s 150th birthday, so it’s celebrations all round. From the colourful gardens to exploring inside Hill Top, your young ones won’t want to leave! When the adventure is over, why not carry on the story by picking up one of Beatrix Potter’s famous books for the journey back home?

Britain is famed for its beautiful beaches, and if you’re keen to spend some time by the sea, head north to the picturesque region of Northumberland. From here, you can travel over to the Farne Islands, where the whole family can breathe in the sea air as you keep a lookout for the playful seals and puffins that inhabit this area.

Whether you’re holidaying by the sea or heading in-land, there’s no shortage of places for you and your family to explore this summer.

School’s out, but learning isn’t!

The school holidays might be here, but that’s no reason for education to take a back seat. If you’re looking to learn a little something during your stay in the UK, you won’t be disappointed. Britain is awash with beautiful museums, where the architecture is as impressive as the artefacts – and from fossils to war memorabilia, there’s plenty to fascinate your young ones.

If you’re visiting the capital, don’t miss out on a trip to the Natural History Museum. With various exhibitions running through the summer months, there’s something for the whole family to get involved in. If fashion is more your thing, head up the country, where you and your young ones can try on some Georgian and Victorian outfits at The Fashion Museum Bath.

Wherever you find yourself in Britain, you’ll love immersing yourself in the history of this fascinating country.

Travel options

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One of the most beautiful things about Britain is its travel options. From taking the tube or hopping on a bus to travelling by train or hiring a car, there are a number of ways to get around the country – and each comes with its own unique benefits.

If you’d prefer to travel on your own schedule, hiring a car is the best option. You can choose from different makes and models depending on the size of vehicle you need, and hire the car for as long as you’re staying in the UK. For families looking to cover as much ground as possible during their stay, hopping on and off the train is a great way to travel – and allows you to view the beautiful countryside during your journey.

If you’re planning on staying in one city for the duration of your holiday but would like the option of day trips to nearby places, tube or bus travel is the best way to go. They run at regular intervals and are a family-friendly way of getting around.

We might not be able to guarantee amazing weather, but with so much to see and do during your stay, Family Fun month promises to be an experience you’ll never forget!