The possibility of foreign holidays has been given fresh hope thanks to plans to introduce a travel traffic light system, which would see countries categorised as red, yellow or green, based on Covid-19 cases. However, even with this plan it is not expected that foreign trips will be allowed until 17 May at the earliest, forcing many to consider a holiday at home. If you’re keen for an escape, the UK has a wealth of attractive spots to enjoy, with these 9 destinations being ideal for families with young children.
1. Isle of Wight
Reached via ferry, the beautiful Isle of Wight is home to several child-friendly sandy beaches, coastal walks and pretty towns, with popular attractions including Robin Hill, Sandham Gardens, Monkey Haven and Tapnell Farm Park.
2. Lake District
England’s largest national park offers a stunning outdoor playground to explore, from swimming and kayaking, to hiking and mountain biking, while youngsters will love the popular World of Beatrix Potter Attraction which brings to life the tales of Peter Rabbit.
3. Scottish Highlands
Adventurous families will enjoy exploring the hills, forests, lakes and mountains of the Scottish Highlands, with walking routes, white water rafting, biking, swimming and camping all on offer, plus a chance to ride the steam train which starred in the Harry Potter films.
As the largest resort in Dorset, Bournemouth boasts seven miles of sandy beaches, with pretty parks, gardens and attractions all on offer to keep families entertained. Families will love Adventure Wonderland, Oceanarium and Bournemouth Beach.