Family breaks and holidays
There’s plenty to do on family holidays in England. From the dizzying rides of a vintage fairground in Devon, to glamping at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, you can find child-friendly activities for all kind of weather and at all times of year. Spend time together on a family weekend break, and learn something new alongside the kids with educational trips to the coast, where you can find fossils or follow a pirate on an adventure around Bristol. There are magical experiences to be had on a budget too, with enchanting forests and family-friendly cycle paths providing great spaces for exploration. Fresh air and a run-around will tire them out before you return to bed down in your woodland lodge or family wig wam.
With accommodation, activities, and adventure all waiting, there has never been a better time to plan a family break in England.
Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the same course used by top athletes in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Location: Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Pronounced ‘beaver’ by locals and literally meaning ‘beautiful view’, the Vale of Belvoir offers the perfect place to hideaway.
Location: Near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has joined forces with the world famous Red Arrows for a new 72ft-high white knuckle ride that’s great for family holidays.
Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
From picnics to paddles, Nottinghamshire is ideal for a springtime family adventure break, with an abundance of things to do and places to explore.
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Gather your friends and family and start planning a memorable Christmas in one of Forest Holiday’s luxurious log cabins in Sherwood Forest.
Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
A must-visit destination for chocoholics of all ages, Cadbury World in Bourneville near Birmingham is full of fun indoor activities and things to do when it rains.
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Take the kids camping on a child friendly holiday at Castle Howard near York, where a thousand breath-taking acres await for you to explore.
Location: Malton, North Yorkshire
If the thought of camping conjures images of screaming kids and collapsing tents, then relax, have a cup of tea and check out Suffolk’s Alde Garden.
Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk