United Kingdom Family Travel

The UK should be firmly in anyone’s travel plans for the pure fact alone that it has such a mind-boggling history. You can see buildings from 3700 BC and castles and stately homes such as Highclere Castle made famous by Downtown Abbey. Visit London with the kids for iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

But if history is not your thing, you can also get outdoors and visit beautiful national parks such as the Peak District or the Lake District. You can see peninsulas and bays, islands and lakes (or lochs in Scotland where you might catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster). We have Jurassic coastlines in Dorset and heritage coastlines in Suffolk. We have mountains (with ski resorts!) and peaks, hills and dales and lavender fields.

And after all this, why not sit back and relax in a quaint British pub with a craft beer from a local distillery while enjoying your meal of locally sourced produce? Even the pubs are old with the oldest having served beer since 570! If you need more UK inspiration, make sure to check out our new UK Family Travel site.

Leeds Castle at sunset

The 16 Most Impressive Castles in England

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There is so much to love about the castles in England; from their formidable structures that dominate so many towns and cities across the country to their incredible history. In fact, English castles are among the most visited tourist attractions in the country but with over 4000 to choose from, which ones are the best?
ice skating with kids

Our Top 10 Fun Things To Do At Christmas With Kids

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The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about organising some things to do at Christmas that the whole family can enjoy. From Ice Skating to Christmas Pantos and seeing the Christmas light displays..these ideas are bound to fuel your Christmas spirit.
Bluebell woods

The 10 Most Beautiful Bluebell Woods in the UK

The bluebell woods that are found all over the UK are the absolute highlight of Britain in the spring. We're not saying that you should visit the UK in the spring just for the bluebells... but you really should!
The Jacobite (aka the Harry Potter Train)

The 20 Best Harry Potter Experiences in the UK

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With Harry Potter being the best selling book series in HISTORY with over 500 million copies sold worldwide, it is only natural for there to be a whole hoste of amazing Harry Potter experiences to keep the super fans happy.
Heartwood Forest

Exploring Heartwood Forest in Hertfordshire

Heartwood Forest is a lovely 858 acre site in Hertfordshire, most of which was previously agricultural land that has been redeveloped by The Woodland Trust. It's a fabulous place to see bluebells in the spring and wildflowers in the summer.
Woodland playground at Ashridge Estate

Exploring The Beautiful Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire

Ashridge Estate is a National Trust run estate with over 5000 acres and 80 miles of footpaths and bridelways to explore. Expect scenic rolling hills and ancient woodlands in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire.
Longhorn Cattle grazing at Panshanger Park

Exploring The Historic Panshanger Park in Hertfordshire

Panshanger Park is a lovely 1000 acre site comprised of grassland, woodland and wetland areas with clearly marked bridleways, cycleways and footpaths and is a great place for a family walk in Hertfordshire.
The Roman Soldier

Exploring The Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail

The Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail is a short but fun walk through ancient woodlands in Hertfordshire. There are nine sculptures to spot, each representing the history of the local area and the nature of the woods.
African animals at the Tring Natural History Museum

The Tring Natural History Museum: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

Related to the Natural History Museum in London, the most visited museum in Europe, the Tring Natural History Museum is every bit as fantastic as its more famous relative. Read everything you need to know to plan your visit.
The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

The 12 Best Places To Enjoy Afternoon Tea For Kids in London

Afternoon tea in London has always been a rather grand affair but the kids are getting in on the action and these days there are some fabulous places serving afternoon tea for kids in London. Here are 12 of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea with kids in London.
Landmarks of London Afternoon Tea at the Town House

The 20 Best Places to Take Afternoon Tea in London

If you're planning a visit to London (even if you're visiting London with kids) you really should include an afternoon tea in London in your itinerary. Nobody does afternoon tea like the Brits.
Entrance to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Top Tips For a Family Day Out at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo is the largest zoo in the UK and home to a fantastic selection of animals including elephants and rhinos. It offers a fabulous day out for the whole family whether you want to just pop in to the petting zoo or take a full on safari drive.
Children's Afternoon Tea at The Langham

21 Deliciously Child Friendly Restaurants in London

Living in London for nearly 20 years and being a massive foodie, I've tried a lot of restaurants. They've not all been family friendly but what I have noticed is that there has been an increase in child friendly restaurants in London over the years. Here are soem of our favourite family friendly restaurants in London.
Halloween scene

80+ Spooky Halloween Events for Kids in 2020

The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning colour. It must be time for Halloween! We have over 80 spooky suggestions for Halloween events across the UK to ensure the kids have a fang-tastic time!
Natural History Museum ice skating

10 Cool Places to Go Ice Skating in London in 2020

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London is an impossibly cool city anyway, but over the festive period, these places to go ice skating in London increase the cool factor in more ways than one. From the Natural History Museum to a secret rooftop bar, read all about the 10 top places to go ice skating in London this winter.