Often considered the friendliest county of the UK, North Yorkshire is a great place to live and visit. With a huge handful of cities providing superb family attractions, nestled neatly in amongst the stunning Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, it offers the best of both worlds.
You’re heading into the Big Smoke with the children? You’re in for a thrilling trip! The capital is a hustling, bustling adventure for all ages, that’s for sure. Zipping around on the underground is certain to excite, and the fun’s only just starting.
When it comes to family adventures something we have tried to instil in the children is the philosophy that its as much about the journey as it is about the destination. With this in mind, I love the idea of documenting our recent trip to Paultons Park via Instagram Stories. A chance to highlight the highs and low of family travel. Just like life we hit a few speed bumps along the way – namely traffic from everyone looking to make the most of a beautiful weekend as well as roadworks. Take a look at our there and back again a family trip to Paultons Park.
Whether you live in Manchester, Salford, Trafford, or nearby cities, such as Bolton, or you’re visiting the area with your children, you’ll find loads to do in the North’s capital. With Man United tours, the central football museum and the Chill Factore and Vertical Chill Ice Wall near to Old Trafford, you could make a long weekend out of United match alone.
When it comes to seaside adventures on the northeast coast, there’s few to rival good ol’Great Yarmouth. A little calmer, and slightly more collected, than other nearby seaside towns, such as Skegness and Scarborough, Great Yarmouth is a fab choice of ‘staycation’ for families with small children.
We headed over to Gressenhall farm and workhouse for LEAF #OpenFarmSunday. A chance to learn more about farming in Norfolk and meet some local producers. There’s even a chance for young people to have a go at operating farm machinery as well as enjoying a tractor ride around the farm.
But beyond seaside paddling, donkey rides, and sandcastles, just what is there to do in Brighton town? While you may as well make the most of the free fun on the beach, and embrace British seaside culture by enjoying fish and chips between arcade sprints, there’s also a tonne of attractions to add to your Brighton itinerary.
With the summer holidays fastly approaching, it is time to start thinking and planning. UK staycations are on the rise and why go abroad when you have so many beautiful places to visit on our doorstep. If you are looking for a great summer holiday, consider enjoying your summer holidays in Suffolk this year.