5 of our favourite UK holiday destinations
Posted 7th July 2020 by SOCKSHOP
How does llama trekking in the Lake District sound or canoeing the cool waters of Snowdonia? Read on for some our favourite homegrown escapes…
Norfolk is a dream destination for animal lovers. Blakeney Point to the north is home to the largest seal colony in England; an unspoilt beach where the little ones can take in views of hundreds of flippers and whiskers perched on sandy shores, while enjoying an ice cream. Away from the coast, The Broads National Park is the perfect destination to rent a boat and watch some of the UK’s rarest wildlife float by.
The Highlands, Scotland
A trip to the Highlands is just as fun for kids as the hikers who dare to scale Ben Nevis. Loch Morlich at the heart of Cairngorms National Park, is a hotspot for watersports where families can learn to sail, windsurf or canoe on calm waters. You can even make the short trip to Cairn Gorm mountain to try your hand at feeding the UK’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer. If you really want to tire the little ones out before heading home, you could squeeze in some mini golf and soft play at the nearby Fun House.
If your plans to visit exotic shores have suffered because of social distancing, you could always try a trip to the English Riviera, instead. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are filled with award-winning beaches that welcome the furriest of family members. The county knows staycations better than most and is filled with caravan parks and campsites that have welcomed families on affordable getaways for decades.
If hiking Wales’ highest peak doesn’t sound like fun, you could always fill your itinerary with activities away from mount Snowdon. Kids can paddle their way through the natural stream at the National White Water Centre, or even zipline through the Conwy Valley for a higher, drier experience. The Fforest Coaster at Zip World, is a one kilometre long rollercoaster powered by gravity that twists and turns through tree trunks for kids aged three and over.
Lake District, England
With acres of unspoilt land you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Lake District is short on child-friendly attractions. However, the region’s tranquil waters are perfectly suited to youngsters taking to the water for the first time to enjoy . Those that prefer dry land can still enjoy aquatic wildlife at the Lakes Aquarium. Your little ones can even get up close to Llamas and Alpacas at various Alpacaly Ever After locations.
All featured attractions were open for business as of 7.7.2020.