6 reasons to holiday in the UK with family

What are your fond memories of holidays in Great Britain? Do you recreate the memorable moments you had as kids with our own children? Do you have to work harder to create unforgettable holidays, or do simple pleasures still win through?

We asked some top family travel bloggers, along with our sponsor Visit England, to share their version of the great British holiday and how they create an unforgettable British family getaway. Discover your next family holiday at Visit England?s Home of Amazing site.

Here?s what top family bloggers revealed:

Beach pier by Mummy Travels

Herne Bay Beach, by Mummy Travels

1. The great British seaside provides a unique experience

Cathy at Mummy Travels shared a lyrical love letter that reminds us all why we do love to be beside the British seaside. We we were immediately transported back to our own memories of childhood and also how we can celebrate new attractions by the sea.

A love letter to the Great British seaside


Camber Sands by Wandermum

No, not the Caribbean but Camber Sands. Image by Wandermum

2. There?s much to explore without flying away

Elizabeth from the Wander Mum blog gave us the wake-up call that you don?t need to jet off to exotic locations to have fun as a family when Great Britain has so much to offer. She celebrated all the free things you can do that will create precious family memories.

How I Grew To Love The British Seaside Again

girl looking at British landscape

Overlooking the Devil?s Punchbowl. Image by PODcast

3. There are bewitching landscapes & magical tales to be had

With eye-catching pictures on her Podcast blog, Charly highlighted just how much just one county can offer. We are talking white witches, highwaymen, ghosts and dragons! If you love folklore and legend, every Great British county has so much to give.

Surrey’s rich heritage & ancient folklore

kids camping by Actually Mummy

Camping has moved on. Actually Mummy tells how

4. Camping holds its own appeal (even for reluctant campers!) 

British camping has its advocates and Helen from Actually Mummy is now wondering why it took her so long to take the family. Well-traveled Helen regrets not returning to the good old-fashioned camping trip in Great Britain sooner. She encourages us to carry on camping even as we get older, with suggestions on how to love camping. Hint, it includes pizza ovens, giant games of Jenga, treehouses, yurts and festivals. When did you last get the tent out?

Travel: Why I waited 40 years to love British camping

Studland by Chelsea Mamma

Studland. Image by Chelsea Mamma

5. Revisiting childhood holidays creates special new memories

Kara?s Chelsea Mamma post recalled precious time spent with the extended family members. From the cute New Forest ponies to the Bournemouth Air Show, we wanted to get in the car and explore the joys of Dorset and Hampshire straightaway.


Tresco Abbey Gardens in Isles of Scilly. Copyright Gretta Schifano

Tresco Abbey Gardens in Isles of Scilly. Copyright Gretta Schifano

6. You can experience tranquil wildlife getaways  

Gretta at Mums Do Travel gave us a rich menu of things to do in the Isles of Scilly. In place of kids? clubs and whizz-bang attractions it has excellent accommodation, great food, white sandy beaches, uninhabited islands and gorgeous scenery. Plus, we love the idea of swimming with a seal! 

Things to do in the Isles of Scilly with kids

Check out Visit England?s Homeofamazing.com, which celebrates all the wonderful experiences families can have in the UK.

Follow Visit England on @VisitEngland for ideas & inspiration.

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