Saturday, July 16, 2016
5 Long Weekend Getaway Ideas in the U.K. for the Whole Family
Spending weekends with the family is already something to look forward to. However, if you’re looking for ways to spice things up a bit, then taking the rest of the gang to a long weekend getaway is your best option.
In case you’re struggling with ideas, here are 5 of the most exciting and unique experiences you can give your family for their short vacation.
If your family is on the hunt for an adventure, then you shouldn’t miss Go Ape in your list. It’s available in 30 different parks and forests in the UK, which means you can book in a location near you or go the extra mile and take the farthest one from your home. Aside from sleeping in campsites, the place also offers zip wires and the thrill of swinging through trees. There’s also zip trekking and a lot of other outdoor adventures, particularly for the kids.
There’s no time limit for the activities, which means you and your family can go at your own pace. In case you’re worrying about your kids’ safety, there are trained instructors around the area that can orient them beforehand.
You can get the Safari experience straight from the UK in The Elephant Lodge in Kent. You can take your kids to watch elephants as well as cheetahs. There’s even a new Dinosaur Forest where your family can enjoy watching the bears.
The tents in the area don’t have full cooking facilities so it’s best if you can bring your electric cool boxes for camping with you. You can load it up with snacks so you won’t have to buy from nearby restaurants. In case you don’t have one yet, you can search online for the best electric cooler reviews so you can get a better idea of your choices.
The Beechenhill Farm is an organic farm that offers good food and quality service. The business is family-run and they allow kids to feed their chickens. Aside from cow-watching, you can also buy organic milk from their dairy farm.
In Somerset, you’ll be able to find a genuine place to stay inside restored gypsy bow-top wagons. Each wagon can accommodate a family of four with the opportunity to visit historical places around the area. There are also donkeys, sheep and chickens that can keep your kids entertained during your stay. Renting the wagons include a day tent, wood burner and some cooking equipment.
If you have ever wanted to sleep in a tree house or have your kids experience it, then bringing the whole family to the tree houses in Powys, Wales is a great idea. The place has six different tree houses which are all located in the Welsh mountains.
Although this getaway isn’t really that cheap, the experience your family will get from it is priceless, particularly since it’s an experience away from technology and the busy life of the city.
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