It’s time to celebrate the Great British Summer…by getting your wellies out and your Cagoule, and your swimming suit and waterproofs. Come on people, get with it, where’s your British Summer spirit? Well, we have to smile at the weather, don’t we? There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of places for you to take your ‘staycation’ in the British Isles this year.
Try Something Other than the Typical
Of course there are typical places that most people think of, including Alton Towers, Center Parcs, Pontins and other holiday resort type places, but you could also have some fun doing strange and weird stuff with your kids.
Our friends at Talk Holiday have compiled a list of some inspirational ideas for you to do with your little angels, regardless of the weather. We have included ideas and places to stay, so that you are prepared.
Scotland the Brave
One place that you should definitely take your kids to this year is the Blair Drummond Safari Park where you can take your children for the entire day and there will not be a moment of boredom. You can add face painting to the agenda and take them around to see the animals, see Chimp Island, watch bird of prey displays and so much more. While you are in Scotland you can also take them down to Stirling castle to not only entertain them, but teach them too.
Courtesy of Andrew Smith
If you plan to visit England
Any coastal area is fun for the kids, but there are some places that are more kid friendly than others. Get them to bring their wellies for warm weather in places like Weston-Super-Mere or Brighton, or Torquay. Pack the flip-flops and the bucket and spade so that you can lounge on the beach eating ice cream while the kids build sand castles. Relax at the end of the day in a nice hotel somewhere, but book early in case you miss out.