UK Travel

UK Family Holiday Reviews and Ideas

It’s fair to say the weather in the UK is somewhat unpredictable. For that reason, I’ve always enjoyed my overseas holidays. But since having children, I’ve found myself doing more (and thoroughly enjoying) UK family holidays. Whether it’s family friendly holiday parks, lodges or cottage rentals, we love nothing more than exploring the UK.

We like to try and get away on a UK break as a family every couple of months. I share our honest reviews of family friendly breaks, lodges and parks right here along with photographs.

The types of holidays we typically go on in the UK vary hugely but include:

  • Large holiday parks
  • Family friendly caravan parks
  • Private holiday cottage/house/apartment rentals
  • Countryside breaks
  • Forest breaks
  • City breaks (less frequently and generally more if we are pairing a break with another commitment like a wedding or a conference)

Wherever we go, though, the main things we’re looking for from a break are family friendly features, facilities and attractions. With a toddler in town and small baby too, nothing strikes fear into me more than being holed up in a single tiny hotel room. So we rarely stay in hotels as families.

Whenever we do go somewhere though, we’ll share an honest review and summary of our experience right here.

Winter Wonderland at Whinfell Forest

Winter Wonderland at Whinfell Forest
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We visited Whinfell Forest back in May this year and had a lovely Springtime break with amazing weather. We always try and sneak a few days away in November and decided to return for the…

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A Quick Getaway at the Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester

A Quick Getaway at the Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester
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I can count on one hand the number of times my husband and I have been away without the boys since our oldest was born. This weekend was the third. We booked a night away…

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Holiday Cottages Near Alton Towers – Our Shortlist

Holiday Cottages Near Alton Towers – Our Shortlist
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We’ve just returned from a visit to CBeebies Land at Alton Towers. We’re not far from Alton Towers at all, but as there was a few of us travelling, we decided to stay at a…

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Alternatives to Center Parcs – Our Favourites

Alternatives to Center Parcs – Our Favourites
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I visited Center Parcs for the first time a few weeks ago. We visited Whinfell Forest and absolutely loved it. Our 2 year old had an amazing few days and we’re certainly going back. We…

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Fun for Tots: Activities for 2 Year Olds at Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest

Fun for Tots: Activities for 2 Year Olds at Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest
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We’ve just returned from a few days at Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest. We had an absolutely amazing time and if you want our full review, you’ll find it here. But I’m going to specifically share…

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Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Review – A Visit with a Toddler and a Baby

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Review – A Visit with a Toddler and a Baby
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We love our UK holidays – we really do. Yet despite living just an hour and a half from the Lake District, we’d never been to Whinfell Forest before this week. Actually, I’d never been to a…

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3 Nights at Forty Green Farm Cottage

3 Nights at Forty Green Farm Cottage
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I really don’t like being in hotels with our toddler (unless they have suites with separate bedrooms which invariably costs a fortune). Oliver having his own room when we’re away means he can go to…

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Oasis Lodges, Ledbury – A Fab Few Days Away

Oasis Lodges, Ledbury – A Fab Few Days Away
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It’s holidays in the UK (mostly) for us this year. While I love a hot beach overseas somewhere, my husband isn’t a fan of beach holidays abroad and we’ve decided to do a few short…

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A Lovely Break at Darwin Forest Country Park

A Lovely Break at Darwin Forest Country Park
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I’ve just returned from a long weekend in the Peak District, staying at Darwin Forest Country Park, with my husband, baby son and (for 2 nights at least) also with my Mum and Step Dad.…

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