Family Holidays: Cheap Vacation Offers for the Whole Family
With school calendars, work schedules, and other obligations to consider, it can be difficult to find the perfect time to organize a family holiday. To make planning your next family trip a little easier, we've got deals for families to all your favourite destinations throughout the year. Whether it's a family beach vacation in Mallorca, a kid-friendly glamping trip in the U.K, or a budget city break with activities for all ages, we've got you covered with the best family holiday deals. And don't worry if you forgot to book in advance—just keep your eyes peeled for great last-minute holiday deals.
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The Best Budget Family Breaks in the UK
When you're looking for a holiday in the UK to enjoy as a family, you want to get the best value for your money—that way, you can save up much-needed spending money for when you have the kids in tow.
We've created a list of 8 places we think are great for enjoying a family break on a budget. Many families travel in summer but winter travel can be just as good. If you're set on a summer getaway, heading off on a holiday over a weekend break can be a good money saving option too.
Cornwall is a great shout if you are looking for a family holiday in the UK. Since it's on the South Coast, it offers a milder climate and hundreds of beaches—a great way to enjoy a beach holiday without having to endure a flight with the kids. You will find a range of accommodations in Cornwall perfect for families. You could stay in a family-friendly room in a hotel, B&B, or private cottage, or you could opt for a glamping trip (choose from lodges, treehouses, and more), where you often get an awesome choice of amenities—maybe even an outdoor swimming pool!
The Lake District is a well-known spot for family holidays if you are choosing to stay here in the UK. Depending on the type of holiday you are after, the Lake District has it all. You can choose to go on an adventure holiday, stay in a traditional mobile home in a fun holiday park or even stay in a spa hotel.
If you and your family love being active on holiday then the Lake District is definitely a place you should consider. With the region's endless choice of hiking trails, forests, outdoor activities, parks and boat trips you can really get back to nature.
York is a small, stunning city in North Yorkshire. It's a super cute locale with many activities on offer for you and your family—for example, there are many museums if you want to combine your holiday with some education. Head to The York Dungeons if you love ghosts and ghouls or take part in one of the many ghost walks and tours in this allegedly haunted city. Summer is a great time to visit York but we also recommend planning a trip from the end of November through December, when the Christmas Markets are in full swing.
One of the East Coast of England's little gems is Great Yarmouth. The resort town offers a long, sandy beach with many activities to do as a family on holiday. The UK weather can be unpredictable so if the sunshine lets you down you can head to the sea life aquarium to see some sea creatures or for some kid-friendly thrills you could visit The Pleasure Beach and Joyland amusement parks, which have many rides suitable for families.
When looking for a budget family holiday in the UK, London might not be the first place to come to mind. However, with a wide range of hotels offering family rooms and plenty of great places to stay out of the city centre, there are many options for you and your family. There are loads of attractions for kids as well, including the world famous Harry Potter Studio tour (a must for any Harry Potter fan). There is also London Zoo, Kidzania, Shrek World and so much more—you won't even have a second to be bored on a trip to our wonderful capital city.
Another city we would recommend taking the family is Manchester, as it offers many great hotel options and has a super friendly atmosphere. There is so much to do, including bowling, going to the cinema, shopping, attending sports matches and even doing behind the scenes tours of a number of stadiums. There are museums, a choice of walking tours and a hop on hop off bus to learn about the city without having to worry about transport. That way, you have plenty of time to enjoy what Manchester has to offer at your family's own pace. Manchester is the perfect destination for a weekend trip.
Chester is a city in Northwest of England in the county of Cheshire and it is another family-friendly destination that we just had to include on the list. The number one attraction to visit while you and your family are in Chester is definitely the zoo. Chester Zoo is highly rated and award winning and has over 21,000 animals for you to check out. Another reason Chester is a great place to take the family is its location—from here, you can take day trips to many nearby locations like Liverpool and Wales.
Another place that we just had to include in the list of the best budget family breaks in the UK is Eastbourne. It'll be tough to get bored while on holiday in this town. There are a number of things to do here that are perfect for a family holidays as they cater to both young and old. There is a stunning marina, adventure park, soft play areas, a pier which is perfect for a nice stroll with the family and a choice of theatres if you fancy catching a family-friendly show.