Looking for ways to make the most of the school holidays and time with the family? Look no further! We’ve got great boredom-busting ideas for fun-packed family breaks to keep kids of all ages entertained, amused and even educated (but don’t tell them that!).
Family breaks in the UK
Free days out
Some of the best days out in Britain are also completely free and, with rooms from only £35 per night, you can treat your family to a short break without breaking the bank.
Days out with small children
Britain is full of wonderful things for the under 5s - it took us some time to pick our favourites. Here’s our favoruites for pre-schoolers and bigger kids too!
With over 400 interactive exhibits for curious kids aged 0-11, this exciting museum is the perfect spot for a fun family day out. Explore the museum’s six themed zones – from the Spark Gallery to the Soundspace – before stopping for a tasty treat in the café.
Peppa Pig World
This famous day out will have you all jumping up and down in muddy puddles with excitement. Don’t miss the Windy Castles ride, where you sit in a cloud and gently float up above the park.
Days out with teenage kids
Computers and mobiles away – it’s time for action with these thrill-filled days out your teen will love.
Coniston Falconry Centre
Get up close and personal with the birds and learn about their amazing abilities from friendly and knowledgeable instructors, as you enjoy the beautiful countryside views during this hands-on experience.
Alton Towers is the ultimate short break for families with teenagers. Scream your way through the adrenaline rushes of famous rides like Oblivion and Nemesis and discover other thrills, like Tree Top Quest.
Rainy day activities for the family
While you can’t always rely on the weather, you can make sure it doesn’t spoil your family fun when you pick one of our favourite places for rainy days.
Deep Sea World, Fife
Home to the longest underwater tunnel in the UK, Deep Sea World is home to one of the largest collection of sharks in Europe in conditions that are as close as possible to their natural habitat.
Cultural attractions for the family
These great cultural hotspots are so much fun that they won’t even realise they’re learning!
Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.