4 Alternative Family Breaks in the UK

The UK is a great place to take a family break and relax from the stresses of your day to day life. There are so many interesting things that you can do to relax and recharge. You can surround yourself in the tranquility of nature, rent your own luxury home away from the crowds, embrace the hustle and bustle of a glamorous city, go on a road trip, or even relax by the beach.

Beach Break in Cornwall

For a truly relaxing vacation take a beach break on the southwest coast of England in Cornwall. There are a series of small towns that you can explore to your heart’s content. Be sure to visit Land’s End and see the western most part of England. If you want to learn how to surf Sennen is a great place to start. You can also walk along the over 1000 km of the South West Coast Path that connects the towns. Have some fish and chips at a pub while watching the sun set over the sea and relax in peace that you can only find in a small village on the coast.

Cottage Break in The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are about a two hour drive from London and you will feel like you have entered another world. It’s perfect for a family break as you can rent a cottage in the middle of the woods and relax in the peace and quiet of the forest. Spend your days hiking along trails in the forest, bird watching, or rent a car and explore the exciting small towns in the area. The towns were once industrial strongholds and they have converted themselves into tourist destinations. There are also many exciting sites like Roman Ruins, natural wonders, and great places to catch a bite to eat.

Large Holiday Home in Scotland

There are many large holiday homes that you can rent in Scotland for a family trip. You can rent mansions, apartments in castles, or even your very own castle for the family. Surround yourself with your loved ones while you relax in your luxurious accommodations. You can spend your days exploring the grounds of your home, visiting one of the many beautiful lochs, exploring the Castle Trail, or even try your hand on one of the many world class golf courses.

City Break in London

Taking a city break in London is a great way to spend your vacation. Don’t plan too much or you will need a vacation from your vacation. Be sure to visit the iconic landmarks like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and stop at the Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guard. Take a guided walking tour and explore certain areas that you might otherwise miss their fascinating history. If you like shopping this is the city for you and you can explore the excitement of Herod’s, Bond Street, New Bond Street, and many other exciting stores. Make time to explore the beautiful old churches, interesting museums, and stop in for a play at Shakespeare’s Globe theater.

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Hi, I'm Dale. Some of the things I like to do are box, lift weights, and spend time with my beautiful wife Crystal. I also enjoy watching shows on Netflix or playing video games with my son when I can find some free time.

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