Top Spring Break UK Destinations For Families in 2017
If you are longing for a much needed break and you want to have a great time with your family then spring is a wonderful time to travel. You will not only have longer days to spend more time with your family members but the pleasant weather will allow you to explore the exotic locations that the UK has to offer. Spring time is when nature is at its best, you get to see bumble bees drone in the gardens, beautiful peacock butterflies circle in the air, and birds singing in earnest.
So, what are you waiting for, leave all your worries behind and plan a holiday with your family members. Here are spring break destinations to that put a smile on every face.
If you really want to say hello to spring in a unique way then head towards Losehill House Hotel and Spa (4-Star) to indulge in a luxurious and rejuvenating spa experience. Nestled in the heart of the Peak District National Park, you get to enjoy the ridge walks overlooking the Hope and Edale Valleys. You can also have a leisure time with your family members in the outdoor hot tube at Losehill House while you enjoy the panoramic views of the valley and the hills.
Next is a stunning location that is located on the western shore of Derwentwater. You and your family members will be enthralled by the scenery which also inspired English writer, Ms. Helen Beatrix Potter, who spent ten summer holidays here between 1885 and 1907. Here, you can visit Lingholm Kitchen where you get to enjoy a wide range of locally sourced foods. An ideal destination to have a breakfast, light lunch or you just want to enjoy an afternoon tea.
This place is not only known for its scenic landscapes but you also get to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities as well. Make sure you have explored two parks known for its gorgeous floral displays and wide open green spaces. Both these parks are a must visit during the spring season. You can play some small games and can have a relaxing time as well. If you are looking to know more about the industrial and cultural heritage, you can also visit the historic houses and museums.
Enjoy a glamping holiday on the well-known seaside coast of Kent. In the daytime, enjoy the magnificent sea views and the beautiful countryside scenes. Take some time out to explore Dover Castle. Founded in 11th century, the castle offers various things to see and do.
Head away to Wallett’s Court Spa Hotel to have a heavenly spa treatment and take pleasure in enjoying delicious Kentish dishes in their popular restaurant. Some of the other places you get to explore are – The Grand Shaft, Dover Museum, St. Margaret Museum, and Kearsney Abbey Garden.
Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Enjoy a stylish rural retreat at The Feversham Arms in Yorkshire. In addition to having spacious 33 bedrooms, the hotel boasts a welcoming lounge and an award-winning restaurant. You will be impressed by the unique décor in the rooms with duck down duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms are fitted with the speakers playing soothing music while you enjoy a relaxing bath.
Explore English heritage by visiting Helmsley Castle, meet the stick man – Mr. Keith Pickering who is well-known for making handmade walking sticks which are both functional and decorative, Helmsley Arts Centre that offers a dynamic programme of cinema, music, and different workshops for all ages, National Centre for birds of prey, and North York Moors National Park.
Whether you are going for the first time or you have been to London before, the city ensures that no trips will be the same, especially when you are accompanied by your family. The city offers a wide array of attractions that will surely make your spring break memorable. Some of the most visited attractions are – Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, you can also witness Chelsea Flower Show.
The list doesn’t ends here as you can also be a part of London Coffee Festival in the Old Truman Brewery. This festival celebrates the vibrant culture of coffee that London has including – demonstrations from the finest baristas, specialty tea, live music, and a complete lab seminar programme.
During spring, a trip to Somerset is a must. Here you get to enjoy the biggest gorge in Britain – Cheddar Gorge. You and your family will surely be impressed by the caves, nature reserve and 450ft cliffs where you can even try rock climbing and adventure caving.
During the spring there is so much to do in Somerset, the picturesque coastline, exploring the historic destinations like Wells, and indulging in the local produce such as cheese and cider. If you really want to keep your costs down, you can opt for self-catering cottage. Enjoy a comfortable ferry ride to Northern Ireland to see Giant’s Causeway (made of 40, 000 basalt columns) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. The dramatic landscape of North Atlantic Coast makes the whole surrounding more appealing.
Eastbourne, East Sussex
If you and your family love cars, then travel towards England’s South Coast to witness vintage and class car motoring event during the spring season. Magnificent Motors features more than 300 classic and vintage cars, buses, motorbikes and more. So, there is plenty of motoring action you don’t want to miss. You can also enjoy afternoon tea after the event at Lansdowne Hotel. You can also enjoy most beautiful sights of Sussex with the Vintage Motoring Company.
So, if you want to have the best spring break with your family, consider the above-mentioned destinations that are sure to entertain.
About The Author: Emma Brown is a writer by profession. She has done Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication and is a Gold Medalist in the same. A voracious reader, she has written several articles for sites like Qwikfix and newspapers like The Telegraph. She loves traveling and photography.
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