5 Places to Take the Kids this Spring

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The sun is coming out to play once again which can only mean one thing; spring is finally on its way.
We have all wrapped up in more layers than we thought ever possible over the last few months – two coats, a scarf, woolly hat and thick gloves the normal winter uniform – and now there is light at the end of the dark and cold tunnel.

Flu remedies and cough syrup can be put back into the cupboards because it’s time to rediscover the great outdoors. There are numerous ideal spring breaks to take children in the UK – below are just five of our suggestions.

Holiday Parks

One of the most popular options for a cheap spring break is to take the family to a holiday park. There are a number of holiday parks in the UK that open up around the start of spring – most of which will have something to offer both the older and younger members of the family.

Whether you look to spend a few nights in a holiday resort or fancy being a little closer to nature in a caravan park, there will be plenty of fun for the kids to enjoy such as activity parks or the chance to explore large woodlands and other greenery.
With holiday parks dotted up and down the UK, it is recommended to take the surrounding areas into consideration and nearby sites that you could tie into your spring break for the best family experience.


The nation’s capital is always mentioned on lists such as this, and with good reason. There are numerous hotels to choose from to suit any budget, the London Underground system makes pretty much anywhere easily accessible and there is plenty to keep everyone occupied!

If you do take your kids to London then Madame Tussauds is a must. Not only will the children love their time at the world’s most famous wax museum adults, too, will find plenty to be amazed at making it an essential family destination.

Theme Park

A firm favourite for family days out, especially for those with adrenaline junkie members who are brave enough to hop on the tallest of rollercoasters – there are a number of theme parks in the UK.
Alton Towers and Thorpe Park are two of the names that first spring to mind when thinking of UK theme parks; others include more infant-friendly Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland. If you do plan on spending a day at a theme park it is recommended to pay a little bit extra for fast track tickets, otherwise you will find most of your day is wasted queuing in long lines.

Lake District

If you are keen to get your family outside and smell the fresh air look no further than the Lake District. Whether you decide to take the trip to Cumbria in the spring or not, there is plenty to do all year round in and around the park.
With countless shows on throughout the year and outdoor activities ranging from hiking, cycling and sailing, the Lake District is an all in one solution for family getaways.

Your Local Playground

If you are on a tight budget this spring and whisking the kids away for a weekend simply isn’t an option that’s fine, too. To create memories that will last a lifetime you don’t have to travel miles on end – often all you need is to take a short walk down to your local park and run around for an hour.

There is beauty across the UK, so why not begin with discovering what is right on your doorstep? Take a picnic and make an afternoon of it if the weather is nice and, at the end of the day, you have your own bed to go back to at night.

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