GUEST POST / 5 FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE UK WITH THE KIDS
Wherever you find yourself in the UK, there is sure to be somewhere perfect to take the kids. As a parent, you want to make as many memories as possible. Childhoods are meant to be magical and, right here in the UK, there are a plethora of options for parents to take their children on days out or extended breaks.
With that being said, here are five fun things that you can do with your little ones in the British Isles.
Harry Potter World
If it’s a magical experience that you are after, then not much comes close to the home of magic itself. In Watford, in the outer reaches of London, is Warner Bros. Studios that invites you to step into the world of Harry Potter.
The chances are that your children have either read or seen at least one of the chapters of J.K. Rowling’s franchise that has grown from strength to strength, even after the release of the final film. On the Harry Potter tour, you will visit Diagon Alley, walk through Hogwarts, come face to face with fantastic beasts and have a unique behind the scenes look at the making of the films. Tip – try not to scream when you see Aragog!
As much as the country’s history deserves to be celebrated, there are dark chapters that some would rather be forgotten. For example, the famous Tower of London was the scene of many a prisoner and execution, while serial killers walked the streets. Click here for more information.
Some of these tours and sights will be better suited to older children such as teenagers, although some do present history in a fun, yet gory, way suitable for younger children. Check before planning a trip to ensure that your trip will be memorable for all the right reasons.
In the UK, there are a number of major theme parks suitable for all ages. Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Drayton Manor are just some of the more well-known parks in the UK, featuring pulsating rides famous the world over.
Younger children probably won’t be able to fully experience some of the bigger theme parks, on the account of height restrictions for certain rides. However Legoland, CBeebies Land and Chessington World of Adventure are all suited to smaller children, while also offering some options for teenagers and adults.
Fancy yourself as a master archer? If so, a visit to the fabled home of Robin Hood could be the place to take the family. At Sherwood Forest, you can stay overnight in log cabins in the forest itself and partake in various fun activities.
Archery, shooting, seasonal trails and expeditions are just some of the events that children can get involved in, while adults can lap up spa treatments, champagne breakfast and afternoon tea. There is something for everyone in Nottinghamshire’s most famous location.
For Sporty Kids
It’s no secret that the UK is known for its sporting tradition, with games such as football, rugby and cricket quite literally ingrained in the country’s culture. Sport mad children will love being taken to see an event at some of the biggest stadiums in the world, such as Wembley, Old Trafford, Twickenham and Hampden Park amongst others.
As well as watching, there is ample opportunity to play with numerous clubs and activities dotted around the country. Failing that, all you need is a ball and a park to play – nothing beats a good kick around!