Family breaks and holidays

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.

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Go fossil hunting in East Sussex

Go fossil hunting in East Sussex

You never know what you might find on a fossil-hunting session on Peacehaven beach.

Location: East Sussex

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Step into the cockpit of Blackpool’s new Red Arrow Skyforce ride

Step into the cockpit of Blackpool’s new Red Arrow Skyforce ride

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

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Embark on a family safari in Dorset

Embark on a family safari in Dorset

Feed the fluffy cygnets, giggle at the gorillas or take a loveable donkey out for a picnic.

Location: Dorset

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Bushcraft and campfires at Humblescough Farm

Bushcraft and campfires at Humblescough Farm

Gather the family around the campfire to learn bushcraft and woodland skills in the Lancashire countryside.

Location: Garstang, Lancashire

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Luxury camping in idyllic North Yorkshire

Luxury camping in idyllic North Yorkshire

Enjoy the great outdoors in style at this luxury campsite where life is particularly good.

Location: Buttercrambe Moor Wood, near Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire

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Canvas cottages at the Dandelion Hideaway

Canvas cottages at the Dandelion Hideaway

Dandelion Hideaway’s canvas cottages offer family-friendly simplicity and the chance to ‘muck in’ with farming activities.

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire

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Escape on a seaside holiday where the beach is never far away

Escape on a seaside holiday where the beach is never far away

Explore the magnificent Yorkshire coastline, just a stone’s throw away from the Flower of May Holiday Park with its gold-standard caravans.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy a high flying family break in Sunderland

Enjoy a high flying family break in Sunderland

Visit the largest free air show in the country, ride a model train through lush parkland and go rock pooling on the beach.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy the great outdoors at Lee Valley Caravan Park

Enjoy the great outdoors at Lee Valley Caravan Park

Relax and rejuvenate at this camping getaway sited on the River Lee in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

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Mermaids, dinosaurs and pirate adventure on the Yorkshire Coast

Mermaids, dinosaurs and pirate adventure on the Yorkshire Coast

Hunt for fossils on the beach or solve the mermaid mystery and sail on a pirate ship. Go on a dinosaur walk or explore the Maritime Trail.

Location: Scarborough, North/East Yorkshire

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Spendid views and a splendid bath at Cothill Barn

Spendid views and a splendid bath at Cothill Barn

Relaxing is all you and the family need to worry about at this historical barn in the heart of the English countryside.

Location: Cothill, Herefordshire

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Cycle alongside the Exe Estuary

Cycle alongside the Exe Estuary

Jump on a bike to explore the beautiful Exe Estuary, taking in the lovely scenery, villages and landscapes along a 26 mile-long route.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Escape with the family to a Cotswolds hill farm

Escape with the family to a Cotswolds hill farm

Walk with donkeys, cook alfresco pizza, picnic in an arboretum, enjoy an indoor skate-park and become a Roman for the day at Westley Farm.

Location: Chalford, Gloucestershire

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Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Wake up surrounded by nature in an eco-lodge on the banks of tranquil Fritton Lake.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Enjoy family fun and meals by the fire at Norburton Hall

Enjoy family fun and meals by the fire at Norburton Hall

Celebrate a special occasion, or just enjoy having the whole family round for dinner on this Dorset estate.

Location: Burton Bradstock, Dorset

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Set out on a family cycling break in the Heart of Devon

Set out on a family cycling break in the Heart of Devon

Enjoy a cycling break with friends or family and discover the windswept scenery of the Exe Estuary, just south of Exeter, and its abundant wildlife.

Location: Exeter and East devon, Devon

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Spring into action on a family adventure break near Nottingham

Spring into action on a family adventure break near Nottingham

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

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Retreat to Ruthern Valley

Retreat to Ruthern Valley

Get some peace and quiet in a wooded valley inhabited with squirrels and wild rabbits.

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall

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Go camping in the grounds of one of England’s finest stately homes

Go camping in the grounds of one of England’s finest stately homes

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

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Get befuddled at BeWILDerwood

Get befuddled at BeWILDerwood

Delve into an adventurous world of make-believe, inspired by local children’s author, Tom Blofeld.

Location: Hoveton, Norfolk

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