upon us, the colder weather has swept in and we’re already looking ahead to our
summer vacations, but why wait? You may not be escaping the cold but a change
of scenery can sometimes do the family some good!
I’ve put together my list of some of the best places in the UK you can head to around the winter months for the perfect family getaway.
of British music, Manchester is a great place to head for a weekend away.
There’s all sorts including their infamous Christmas markets that are a
particular highlight. If you have any football fans you can head to the
National Football Museum or take in a game of football at one of the cities
number of teams. There’s loads of shops, including the Arndale Centre where you
could quite literally get all your shopping done in one go! Get in touch with
the Airbnb customer services team if you’re looking for
The Lake District
is one of the most stunning locations in the UK and with a frosted glint it’s
particularly pretty at this time of year. There’s some great museums including
the old home of Beatrix Potter or you can take a walk around one of the many
lakes. A particular highlight is Lake Windermere which is great if you have any
pets as you can bring them along for the fun!
One of the
most historic towns in the UK, Chester has some amazing markets and also a great
shopping scene for all those last minute buyers. Founded as a Roman Fortress in
1AD, you can take a walk around the Roman walls to get a real sense of the
history of the place. Combine your Christmas shopping with a trip back in
history and consider Chester for a day out, it truly is a stunning place.
Take a trip
further North to the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Take the family up to
Arthur’s Seat for a short hike, a great way to take in the incredible views and
to get your kids out in the countryside. If you prefer sticking to the city you
can wander round the streets and take in Edinburgh Castle, a spectacular fortress with views across the city. If you want to
learn more about Scotland, head to the National Museum of Scotland to learn all
about the countries past.
some of my top picks for places you should head with your family this winter.
There’s loads more around the country, do some research and don’t let the
weather stop you having loads of fun with your family! If you have any
suggestions feel free to comment them below, I’d be interested in hearing from
you as I’m always looking for new ideas!
I wrote a
post about summer days out if you’re looking to plan ahead for
next year. Thos particular article looks at Blenheim Palace, a stately home
situated in Woodstock. There’s nothing wrong with planning ahead!