Why Staying Closer To Home Can Be The Easiest Option For A Family Holiday This Year

Why Staying Closer To Home Can Be The Easiest Option For A Family Holiday This Year

February 27, 2015 Off By Adam Kirby

When you have young children, the thought of taking a holiday may actually fill you with dread. Home life is routine and easy. The kids know what to expect, and they know what is expected of them. Travel is something we do so rarely, it can be worrying to think about how the kids and us as parents, will cope. It can be a real upheaval. Prolonged periods of time strapped into a car seat or airplane seat does not suit a child at all. They want to be able to run about and scream and shout, and find lots of fun and exciting things to do instead.

Sticking with a break closer to home may be easier. You won’t have over tired, jet-lagged kids and husbands to deal with! Instead, if things go drastically wrong, you can just turn around and go back home again. You’ll also know the standard to expect of the local facilities. Things like kids’ parks and toilets overseas can be a little horrifying when compared to what you get at home. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to visit wherever you go. All you need to do now is put a pin in the map!

Places in the UK are plentiful when it comes to family holidays. For a little place, the UK does really punch above its weight for great kiddy attractions. You may be wanting something that is quiet and serene for some camping. Alternatively, you might want to try something with heart-stopping rides, and lots of space to run around and make noise. Most of the UK’s theme parks have accommodation attached, and many of them provide far more than just a roller coaster.

Some theme parks are attached to beautiful country estates, and others are in the middle of wildlife parks! Some are right on the beach, and others are just outside of the hustle and bustle of London. Wherever you want to be and whatever else you want to do, a theme park could be just the ticket for you and the kids this year. Whether you want a holiday or just a few days out with the kids, start picking up some pamphlets and look into which one may suit you best. You might enjoy Blackpool for a week, or visit Legoland for the day. You can find and book tickets to the parks as well as locate good accommodation online.

Thanks to Flickr.com for the Blackpool pic

Whatever you choose to do with the family this year, a trip to see more of what the UK can offer you could be just what you need. No passports or vaccines to worry about, and no panic about finding somewhere to change the baby’s nappy! All of these parks have restaurants inside, and some great choices for eating outside too. Some kids are quite into a favourite TV character, and many of the nation’s theme parks have them included, like Postman Pat, Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer and Thomas the Tank. Whether it’s a day out or a whole week of fun, you can enjoy more in the UK this year.