With the weather warming up and summer fast approaching, it’s time to pack your bags and enjoy a getaway. If you’re yet to book your break and need ideas, check out this top five list!
//01 Seek out the thrills at Blackpool
It’s one of the most traditional seaside destinations in the United Kingdom, and it remains as popular as it was back in the 60s and 70s. The beauty of Blackpool is its variety; whether you want to spend a day relaxing on the beach or you want to take in the thrills at its Pleasure Beach with new ICON rollercoaster, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And for families with small children, there’s Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE, where older children can swim with sharks and have fun in a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience.
//02 Spend a weekend by the sea in Devon
Another stunning seaside destination that’s perfect for the whole family is Devon. With its stunning Dartmoor, its Crealy Adventure Park, and its Zoological Park, you can easily spend a weekend checking out the local attractions and spending quality time with your family. And if you need somewhere to stay and have some money to spend, you can find large holiday homes in the heart of Devon, allowing you to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centre.
//03 Splash out at Center Parcs
One of the country’s most popular holiday destinations is Center Parcs, and with locations in Cumbria, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, and in 2019 Ireland, there’s a park within a couple of hour’s drive, wherever you live in the UK. While Center Parcs can be expensive during the summer months, you can often find last-minute offers on lodges and hotel rooms. And with free access to the Parcs’ Subtropical Swimming Paradise, complete with slides, games and fun aquatic activities, you won’t have to spend much money when you get there.
//04 Enjoy a classic break in Southport
The classic Victorian town of Southport really is something special. Whether you’re coming for the weekend or you want somewhere for the whole week, the town is a curious mix of traditional buildings with contemporary fixtures and fittings – and it’s perfect for families of all ages. Home to some breathtaking beaches, shopping complexes, golf courses and award-winning eateries, you’ll be spoiled for choice should you choose Southport for your summer break.
//05 Try haggis and fried Mars Bars in Scotland
Scottish cities Glasgow and Edinburgh are amongst the most visited tourist destinations in the UK, and it’s clear to see why. Scotland is home to some stunning scenery and is jam-packed with culture, whether you’re having laughs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe or you’re sampling a fried Mars Bar at Blue Lagoon. They may sound unusual, but boy are they delicious!
There are so many amazing places to visit in the United Kingdom, and if your budget and time off allows, you could even head overseas and explore the sights and sounds of a new country. Wherever you end up this summer, have a fantastic time!