Coastal breaks in summer

Coastal breaks in summer

Enjoy the sun on your face, sounds of the surf and the sand beneath your toes as you stroll along sandy beaches, or head to traditionally English seaside resorts with the kids for rollercoasters, cheeky postcards and vinegary chips on a coastal holiday. Cool off with an outdoor dip at one of Plymouth’s sandy beaches, fire up the caravan and escape with the family on a seaside holiday on the Yorkshire Coast, and discover the breath-taking vistas and ancient history that lies behind Cumbria’s western coast.

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Get lost in Gloucestershire's finest gardens

Experience two world-famous gardens just six minutes’ walk from each other - the Arts and Crafts masterpiece Hidcote Manor and historic Kiftsgate Court, created by lifelong friends.

Location: Gloucestershire

 

Rainy Day Activities: Explore mining history at Woodhorn Museum

Explore hundreds of years of mining heritage at this unique museum in Northumberland, built from what was once the largest pit village in the world.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

 

Take a peek behind the ancient walls of Christ Church

Discover the fascinating history of Christ Church with an exploration of this majestic college, Great Tudor Hall and Cathedral.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

 

Discover James Hudson Taylor’s heritage

The British missionary James Hudson Taylor was born in Barnsley – take a trail through the places he lived and preached at.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

 

Visit the Diamond Isle

Enjoy a 10 min trip on the Needles Park Chairlift and go dinosaur hunting.

Location: Isle of Wight

 

See Europe's largest air museum at IWM Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford is Europe’s largest air museum with over 300 aircraft and objects on display.

Location: Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 

Take part in your very own Time Team project at Hadrian’s Wall

Join the Wallquest community archaeology project, and discover what secrets lie on the eastern sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

 

Midland Railway - Butterley

The Railway’s Footplate Experience provides big kids with all the necessary know-how to drive a steam train.

Location: Ripley, Derbyshire

 

Expect the unexpected with a visit to Croome

Escape to Croome and explore its Palladian Bath stone mansion house set in extensive parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Location: Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

 

Head to St Michael's Mount

It’s not often you get to follow in a giant’s footsteps...

Location: Marazion, Cornwall

 

Sip Earl Grey where it was created: Howick Hall

Earl Grey tea is enjoyed – usually at around 4pm – all over the world, but few know it was invented in Northumberland for Charles, 2nd Earl Grey.

Location: Howick, Northumberland

 

Retrace Turner's footsteps in Durham

Durham’s landscapes and iconic buildings have inspired several of England’s great artists and writers, including the master painter JMW Turner.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

 

See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

See the stunning Crown Jewels on display at the historic Tower of London, and learn about their profound religious and cultural importance.

Location: Tower Hill, Greater London

 

Experience the life of a Royal Marine

Train yourself to the peak of physical fitness at an outdoor assault course and see if you've got what it takes, at the Royal Marines Museum.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 

Visit the real Wayne Manor in Nottingham

Wollaton Hall took on a very special role in when it appeared as ‘Wayne Manor’ in The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Amberley Castle

A romantic castle filled with four-poster beds, open fireplaces and Whirlpool bathrooms.

Location: Amberley, West Sussex

 

Uncover the story of West Midland’s industrial heritage

Go back to the where it all started, the Black Country Living Museum – home of the Industrial Revolution.

Location: Dudley, West Midlands

 

Travel in style on the Settle to Carlisle railway

Take an unforgettable ride on one of the world's great railway journeys, which takes in stunning country landscapes, 20 viaducts and 14 tunnels.

Location: Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley, North Yorkshire

 

Discover the quirky side of Robin Hood’s Bay

Enjoy a traditional seaside break with a twist at this old smuggling and fishing village on the North York Moors National Park coast.

Location: Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby

 

Discover the gruesome past of Leicester's Guildhall

One of the oldest civic buildings in the country, Leicester’s Guildhall stands beside Leicester Cathedral and has many gruesome stories to tell.

Location: Leicester

 

Take a boat trip for the best view of the Jurassic Coast

Step aboard the Stuart Line Cruise, and see the stunning 250 million year old Jurassic Coast cliffs up close from the sea.

Location: Exmouth, Devon

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