Top UK destinations for a family holiday

Each year, millions of families across the United Kingdom are looking for unique and exciting holidays to enjoy. Whether you have young or old children, are looking for a coastal resort or walks through the countryside, small holiday cottages or properties big enough for extended family there will always be something to see across the UK.
The current economic situation means that many people are starting to have a look closer to home more frequently in order to find an affordable and unforgettable trip. Here are our five top destinations for families this year:

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Lake District
Whether you want an isolated retreat for a dozen people or a small cottage in one of the many market towns and picturesque villages in the Lake District, you can find what you want. With places like Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside to visit to take in some breath-taking walks or activities on one of the many lakes, there is something that children of all ages can enjoy. Whether it’s kayaking you want, trekking to waterfalls or a visit to the world of Beatrix Potter you can find it all here in the Lakes.
If you’re chasing English country cottages then a trip to this county on the south west tip of England is a great option. Coastal walks aplenty with woodlands to enjoy, it’s all about getting involved in the outdoors when you head here. At any time of year it is beautiful but in the summer, when the weather is at its best then there is so much history to view, your kids can learn a bit of surfing and with the Eden Project to visit you will never be short of something to do.
Somewhere that isn’t always considered, it doesn’t have as many country walks and there isn’t a coast line to enjoy but this historic and ceremonial county is worth a look in 2012. Windsor is pretty much the key reason for coming here, and it’s Windsor Castle, the best castle in the United Kingdom that makes it so special. If you’re looking for a bit of history with plenty of activities then a day here is what you need. That’s not all there is to see though, and a break here can also include Legoland and the ideal family picnic location of Wellington Country Park.
Isle of Mull
A spot in the UK which is becoming more and more popular with families, this is a brilliant spot for an adventure in wildlife adventure. It’s a spot that many people get to on a ferry from mainland Scotland; it is a brilliant adventure opportunity as you go on the hunt for sharks, dolphins, seals and sea eagles along the way. Tobermory is the capital of it, and with just 700 people living on the island it’s a great spot to discover some of the best wildlife that this country has to offer.
It isn’t just Scotland and England that holds spots for great family holidays, but Wales is also a top place to go as a tourist. This being the most popular coastal destination in the country means that it has previous and with a national park alongside coastal paths there is so much to see and do. Grab your hiking boots or a bicycle and set off, take a boat trip to Cardigan Island or just relax on the beach – you can’t go wrong in this part of the world.

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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