English Tourism Week is on the horizon – just behind that field of cow parsley, in that freshly boiled pot of tea, between the sheets of that medieval lodge, at the top of that fell. Some of the UK’s top family travel bloggers have joined forces to share their ideas for places to visit In England with kids, here are my three, followed by lots more awesome ideas from the others.
Places to Visit In England With Kids
Once upon a time we went to stay at Somerset Yurts, on a real dairy farm. We had no idea what a treat we were in for, this is glamping at its absolute – yet affordable – best. I am a firm believer in having a few luxuries when camping and home comforts, like this teapot and the mugs which were provided. Somerset Yurts have thought of everything to make your stay amazing, right down to a little solar radio and the teapot, fire pit, deckchairs and lanterns. Waiter not included. There is an indoor barn for cooking, eating and washing – camping at it’s most glamourous.
I really couldn’t have pictured beforehand just how magical our experience would be – the whole family felt transformed. Full post and video here.
The Lake District
I love the Lake District, it’s brilliant for families, and for romantic getaways. We stayed at Fox Barn with Sykes Cottages in Staveley, also a foodies paradise – we loved shopping and eating locally. We bounced in the treetop trampoline nets at Brockhole, we walked around Windermere and we climbed some fells.
It’s a holiday that left us with so many memories and such a fabulous sense of satisfaction. Climbing your first fell is a magical rite of passage.
Sykes have some gorgeous cottages that really inspire me to relax and to take home some ideas for our place too.
History lovers, Horrible Histories fans and fellow house fantasy dreamers, if you are looking for somewhere unusual to stay this year with family or friends, look no further, but act quickly, these will fill up fast! From 1st July 2016 you will be able to stay overnight in a medieval lodge at Warwick Castle in the ‘Knight’s Village’. These two-storey lodges look perfect for weekends away with medieval evening entertainment and two day access to the Castle and its attractions. I think they offer good value too, especially as I am currently sharing a 10% discount for A Residence readers here.
Do check out my reasons to love England too.
Visit England’s coolest places – great ideas from fellow family travel bloggers:
Sam from North East Family Fun shares her top three English Heritage properties to visit with kids featuring Stonehenge, Bolsover Castle and Hadrian’s Wall
Helen at Actually Mummy tells us about three great days out for families in London.
Ting from My Travel Monkey looks back at her top three favourite National Trust’s sites in the South East of England, which not only combine majestic historic houses, but breathtaking gardens and landscapes. Fantastic day outs for the whole family.
Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos shares her favourite educational but fun family days out. Featuring Warwick Castle, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Blists Hill Victorian Town.
Jane from Practically Perfect Mums shows off three fabulously family friendly places to stay in the South West of England and they’re all spacious enough to accommodate a family of five!
Karen at Mini Travellers shares 3 Child Friendly National Trust properties to visit near Chester.
Yorkshire Girl, Jo Addison, shares her favourite family days out in her home county.
Over at Mums do travel, Gretta focuses on South East England in her post about the attractions of London, Kent and the Isle of Wight.
Erin from Yorkshire Tots shares three family adventure trails in Yorkshire where you can follow in the ‘footsteps’ of Stickman, re-tell the story of the Room on the Broom, and enjoy tunnels slides, bridges and beams on an amazing welly walk.
Cathy at MummyTravels heads to the coast with three of her favourite family-friendly seaside attractions in Devon, Cornwall and Brighton, including the chance to spot giant octopus and be an Elizabethan explorer.
Alison, Helen, Penny and Katie pick three of their favourite cool places to take kids: glamp at the zoo, hire a beach hut or be an outlaw in Sherwood Forest.