As a family we love to travel with our kids and visit and explore new places. In the last few years we have been to Blackpool and enjoyed the Pleasure Beach and the piers. It isn’t the most beautiful place in the world however there is always something to do. The day we went to the pleasure Beach Dora the Explorer was there and my daughter had great fun dancing with her, we went to watch a show, we explored the sea life centre, we walked up and down the North, South and Central pier going on all the rides and then we even enjoyed a tram ride. Next time in Blackpool we will try the Zoo and Madame Tussauds.
We also had a lovely week in Ashby de la zouch when we used it as a base for going to Drayton Manor and spending a day there, one day in Ashby itself exploring the castle and the town centre and then another day at Conkers outdoor activity centre. The outdoor play area is cool and gives the kids lots of activities outside to burn off energy and run off steam. There is also a lovely toboggan centre where you can go snow tubing and on the Cresta run and take turns to thrill seek. Our kids aged between 5-9 loved this place and we had a fabulous afternoon there.
Norfolk is also a great place to visit with families as they have a seafront with lots to explore, a seaside and a few rides. They also have a pier and fun park to explore with cool rides for the children.
Llandudno is somewhere else that is great for family adventures. On our first day there we got on the open top bus and rode round. It had many stops including Farms and also Conwy. That is a beautiful little town to walk around and they have a magnificent castle that is well worth the entry fee with spectacular views over Conwy. You can climb up all the turrets up flights of stairs to get a better view. Llandudno also has a nice pier and is a seaside town with a programme of events and many boat trips. From Llandudno you can take a day out in Rhyl which is another seaside town close by with rides and fun amusements for the children.
I asked some other mums for inspiration of cities to visit in the UK and these were the results:
Mary from Https://Over40andamumtoone.com says:
York is a great place to visit as they have the Yorvik Viking centre and also the Railway museum which is free to visit although a donation is encouraged. On further inspection you can purchase a York pass and visit many destinations in York over a period of a few days as a family for one total cost so if you have a free weekend to spare York is definitely worth the trip.
Oxford also has a story museum, the history museum and Oxford castle and Mount that make it worthwhile to visit if you have children.
Michaela from www.adventuresofayorkshiremum.co.uk says :
Liverpool is a great place to visit as the Albert Dock has a whole range of museums around it, Freijwheel Wheel of Liverpool, Mattel Play and is so close to Chavasse Park and Liverpool One. Liverpool also has a dock so you can catch the boat to Dublin and have a day or weekend out there.
Catherine from Passports and adventures suggests Dublin as a place to visit with kids because it has many places to visit especially for children. She says
Places to visit include Imaginosity (children’s museum), Dublin Zoo, Airfield Farm, Malahide Castle and the Natural History Museum.
Raimonda from www.cosmomum.co.uk says:
Edinburgh! I would visit Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura – fun place for all family! If you attend Edinburgh in the month of August they have the Edinburgh fringe on and many of the events in the town are free to attend as are the comedy shows and it is quite suitable for families.
I would love to hear the cities you recommend for travelling with kids