Planning A Holiday In The UK? Here’s How To Do It!

Planning a holiday in the UK with your family can be stressful, especially when everyone has different ideas about where to go and what to see. But there are things you can do to ensure that your trip goes smoothly. Here are some family planning tips for your next UK holiday.

Mother and Daughter on Grass
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If you live in the UK or are planning on visiting soon. The UK can be an amazing holiday destination in the winter and spring months. With so many places to visit the obvious choices are usually London. So we thought we’d mention some other destinations to check out:

  • Edinburgh
  • Bath
  • Cornwall & Devon
  • The Cotswolds
  • The Lake District
  • York
  • Cambridge & Oxford
  • Liverpool
  • Chichester
  • Cardiff

There really is so much to explore in the UK as a family. If you do decide to stay in London, trains run regularly to the southeast, Cambridge, Oxford and even Cornwall or why not hire a car and really explore what a holiday in the UK has to offer.

An Empty Cobblestone Street in St Ives, UK
Photo by Heide-Marie Richardson

Book Early.

If you book early enough, you will find cheaper flights and accommodation. You also won’t need to worry about finding somewhere to stay as hotels often offer discounts during the off-season.

The best time to travel to the UK is between November and March. During this period, there are fewer tourists, and prices tend to be lower than at other times of the year. However, if you want to visit London, you should avoid travelling around Christmas and New Year because of the crowds, although the Christmas Markets are outstanding.

Plan Ahead.

It’s easy to forget that there are some things you should do before you go away. Check out the weather forecast, so you know what to pack. Also, make sure you have enough money to cover any unexpected expenses.

If you plan, you won’t be caught off guard by anything. You’ll know where you want to go, what you want to see, and what you want to eat. And if you’re going somewhere new, you’ll know what to expect. For example, if you’re visiting London, you might want to see Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. Or maybe you’d instead visit the National Gallery, Tate Modern, and the British Museum. Whatever you decide, have plenty of time to explore everything you want to see.

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Pack Lightly.

If you’re packing light, you won’t need to worry about carrying too much luggage. You will also save money by not having to pay extra for excess baggage fees at the airport.

A Woman and a Child Packing a Suitcase
Photo by Ivan Samokov

When travelling with kids, it’s important to pack lightly. The last thing you want is to be stuck at the airport or train station because you forgot something essential. To avoid this situation, pack everything you think you might need ahead of time. For example, pack your passport and tickets well before you leave home if you know you’ll be taking a trip to London. Also, keep a few changes of clothes in your carry-on bag.

Be Prepared for the Weather.

It’s essential to pack appropriate clothing for the weather you expect to encounter while travelling. This means bringing clothes suitable for hot climates as well as cold ones. If you know much about the UK you will probably assume that it’s always raining but we actually do have heatwaves, snow and everything in between. It really just depends where abouts in the UK you are visiting as some places are milder than others.

A Family Playing on a Puddle
Photo by Yan Krukov

When packing for a trip in the UK, it’s essential to consider what kind of climate you’re likely to face. I would definitely suggest packing a rain coat but if you are visiting in Edinburgh in winter, I would suggest thermals and wellington boots.

Have Fun and Create Memories!

If you’re planning a trip to the UK during the winter months, there are plenty of things to see and do. You can visit the Christmas market in London (most are open until the New Year), which features thousands of lights and decorations, or enjoy a dinner at one of the many restaurants located throughout Cambridge. Or, if you prefer a slower pace, you can head to Cornwall where you can take advantage of the beautiful beaches and scenic views (surfing capital of the UK). Whatever you decide to do, be sure to pack comfortable shoes and clothing because the weather can get chilly in the winter months.

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Photo by Leah Kelley

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