We are coming up to our next UK Trip and we are getting super excited about our visit.
As the boys are getting older we feel like we can adventure more and more and visit new places. We have already booked a short trip to France where we will be doing Disneyland and then heading down South for my Sister in law’s wedding.
Booking that has definitely made me realise that there is so much in and around the UK that is accessible to us when we visit that we really need to take advantage of during our visits. So I thought Id write down a few different things as a mini travel bucket list of short breaks with kids on our next few visits to the UK.
Short breaks with kids in and around the UK
Mark and I have NEVER been to Scotland which seems crazy to us both. We are totally desperate to go and explore such a beautiful part of the world.
I want to explore Edinburgh which just looks like the most picture perfect city in the world with so much history and culture and then head out to highlands where there seems to be endless adventures waiting. CairnGorm Mountain looks amazing, especially the funicular railway. I know the boys would love that, trains are of course a big novelty to my little island boys seeing as there are no trains here. VisitScotland has a great itinerary for the highlands with kids
The Channel Islands
Geographically in-between the UK and France, The Channel islands are neither British or French. They may be small but they are steeped in history. Guernsey is the closest to the UK and the Bailiwick* of Guernsey also covers the islands of Alderney and Sark. There is also of course Jersey which is it’s own Bailiwick.
I think we would make Guernsey our base and then head off to explore other islands from there. You can reach Guernsey with Condor Ferries
Castle Cornet is definitely going to be a must for us. The boys love castles and this is a whole island castle!!
Lots of little islands also means lots of coastline to explore which is definitely something Arthur and Freddie love. The Channel islands have some seriously beautiful beaches, which means a lot coming from us!
*If you’re wondering what this word means it’s basically the ‘division of or district’…..I’d never heard of it either until I started reading more about the Channel Islands!
The Lake District
A walking holiday is something that really appeals to me with kids. In the UK the Lake District is the obvious choice. Apart from being absolutely beautiful, there are huge amounts of activities for kids of all ages – A definite bonus when the novelty of walking wears off for the kids! The Lake District National Park website has huge amounts of information on what’s going ideas. I love that they have a dedicated section to people walking with pushchairs too.