Top UK holiday destinations for families
From Scotland all the way down to Cornwall, there are so many fantastic UK holiday destinations for families. Rolling green hills give way to breathtaking coasts and golden sandy beaches, all of which hold the potential for adventure.
Then there are the countless attractions and historical sites that are sure to be a hit, not only with kids of all ages but also with parents too. We know that with so many options it can be difficult and time-consuming to choose your ideal destination and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of the finest UK holiday destinations for families. These locations are all found within range of the best family holiday parks in the UK so there’s no need to go out of your way to visit.
Sidmouth is a charming town on the Jurassic Coast of Devon nestling beneath majestic red cliffs and green hills with its own balmy microclimate. As well as the beautiful Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and Regency architecture, Sidmouth is also home to a toy and model museum, donkey sanctuary and Blue Flag award-winning beaches, so there is something for the whole family.
Our nearby Devon Cliffs Holiday Park offers all sorts of further fun with the opportunity to try out water sports such as sea kayaking and paddleboarding. On-site there's also the Mini Aerial Adventure course, Jump tower and climbing wall for the adrenaline junkies. Segway tours and Adventure Golf are also unmissable.
Blackpool is a classic UK holiday destination for families with its famous Tower and Promenade as well as seven miles of award-winning golden beaches. From thrills and family-friendly entertainment to historic gems and beautiful gardens to white-knuckle rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, there’s always something new to discover in the seaside gem.
Slightly inland lies the Marton Mere nature reserve, a tranquil refuge on the edge of Blackpool which is ripe for exploration. The nature reserve also gives its name to our nearby Haven park, one of the best family holiday parks in the UK. Guests can explore the park on a Segway, try their hand at archery, get creative in our Pic 'n' Paint sessions, or hit the pool for some aquatic fun.
Ayrshire and Arran
Easy to reach by car and even easier to explore, Ayrshire and Arran sit on the west coast of Scotland, only a short drive from Glasgow. This region offers plenty for all the family in the form of quaint towns and sandy shores. Take a wander around an ancient castle, learn about the Vikings who once set foot on these rugged shores, or absorb the charms of island life on a day trip to the Isle of Arran.
The region is also home to the wonderful Craig Tara, Haven’s spectacular clifftop holiday park that has entertainment in abundance. Outdoors there are extensive play areas and a multi-sports court while indoors there is a massive indoor pool complex, Airspace indoor SportsDrome and Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village offering hours of fun if the weather is not on your side.
Some of the best outdoor adventure activities in the world, brilliant beaches, thrilling mountain scenery and fascinating ancient culture, all of this is yours on a visit to North Wales. Home to Snowdonia, a national park that is world-renowned for its awe-inspiring landscape, the magnificent seaside town of Caernarfon and the quaint Italianate village of Portmeirion, this region is overflowing with unique destinations.
Hafan y Môr, Haven’s stand-out North Wales holiday park is one of the best holiday parks in the UK and provides an excellent base for you to explore all the above. Not only this, but the park also has a wide range of exciting activities. The Dragon Lakes Adventure Village offers up the opportunity to try 4x4 Off-roaders, as well as family favourites such as Aerial Adventure, Segways and Splashaway Bay water park.
With its sandy beaches and two historic piers, Great Yarmouth is Norfolk’s flagship beach town and is ever popular with families during the summertime. Similarly, the seafront “Golden Mile” is comprised of restaurants, amusement rides, and arcades means there is something to keep even the liveliest of kids entertained.
Our Caister-on-Sea Holiday Park is located just outside of Great Yarmouth, next to a splendid Roman fort. If you are looking for a park that has something for every taste and generation then this is the one for you. The Adventure Village here is bundles of fun and it’s hard to turn down the chance to try 4x4 Off-roaders, as well as the Aerial Adventure.
Walk along the front at Skegness and it's easy to see why it has a reputation as one of the best UK holiday destinations for families. The Lincolnshire seaside town is a wonderland of attractions, from go-karting and ten-pin bowling to funfairs and crazy golf, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Our Skegness Holiday Park is located close to the resort centre, while just a short drive down the coast, Haven Golden Sands Holiday Park is also home to a Blue Flag award beach meaning that it is amongst the cleanest in the world. On top of this, there's a great range of activities such as the Aerial Adventure, sand play, The Jump, Nature Rockz, a huge multi-use games area and more, enough to keep you and the kids busy for your whole stay.