Don’t you just hate it when parents and grandparents say ‘it wasn’t like that back in our day.’ As you plan all your extravagant getaways to here, there and everywhere, they shake their head in disbelief, telling you that when they were younger a trip to Southport was more than enough for a family holiday. Well, come to think of it, they do have a point. Less can be more; it’s just a case of finding the right places! Don’t believe me? Here are my top three favourite old school family holidays.
Wales – family holidays in the countryside
Wales is a hidden gem of the UK. Famous for its stunning rural landscapes and cultural heritage, this country has a wealth of tourist activities to keep you and the kids entertained. From exploring the myths and legends of its beautiful castles to tasting some delicious Welsh Mountain lamb in a cosy country pub, you’ll never be bored! What’s more, Wales is also a very musical place, so keep your eyes peeled for any festivals which might be occurring in the near future. Sound like something for you? Then what are you waiting for? Get behind the wheel, grab your touring caravan insurance, and take the family on the road; it’s the best way to discover Wales!
Cornwall – family holidays on the beach
For those of you who enjoy nothing more than lazy days on the beach, Cornwall could be the place for you. Forget about dream trips abroad to the Caribbean or Australia, this southern county has everything you could ask for at just a fraction of the price. Be it relaxing on Polkerris beach or experiencing an agricultural show, you’ll be thrilled with the delights that Cornwall has to offer. Love being at one with nature? Then why not treat the family to a trip to Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre at Gwel an Mor Resort? Taking you on a guided walk through the woods, you and the kids will be in awe of all the fascinating wildlife that you’ll meet; a great adventure for everyone!
London – family holidays in the city
Technically Blackpool was the go-to city for the older generation. However over recent years, it’s become a location better suited for those looking for a good night out; hen-dos, twenty-firsts and such like. So as an alternative, we’ve chosen London! A visit here can get a little pricey, but it’s well worth the money (and let’s face it, you need to visit the capital at least once in your life!) You could be quintessentially British and opt for a spot of afternoon tea, you could tour the city on an open top bus, or you could visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace; London’s your oyster!
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