Five Fantastic UK Holidays Your Family Can Drive To

Well, it’s autumn but at least there are plenty of locations to visit in the UK regardless of the extra rain, wind, and the odd hint of snow. For families, there are a multitude of events to consider, or your autumnal trip could simply involve a road trip to one of the country’s many famous entertainment and cultural venues.

Whether it’s a theme park, zoo, famous destination, or museum, the UK has many wonders to offer intrepid families. All you need to do is put on a woolly hat and head out of the door into the wider world to make sure you don’t spend all of the wintery period indoors watching Netflix.

As always, though, if you’re heading on a long journey, make sure you have a tyre fitting which helps you make the most of the road. In these cooler temperature, winter tyres might be the best choice for you as they offer increased grip and safety in the often hazardous conditions. Be safe!

  1. Theme Parks!

Believe it or not, there are still plenty of theme parks open even in the dreary months. The likes of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, and many more offer resorts with hotel accommodation, spectacular rides, evening entertainment, and amazing on-site facilities. Certainly one to consider if you’re a bit of a thrill seeker.

  1. A cottage holiday in Wales

If you’d like something which is a bit more family focussed and relaxing, then a cottage holiday in the rolling countryside of wales is one brilliant option. As you can see from this selection, they’re cost effective, beautiful, and situated perfectly to offer rambling across sweeping landscapes. At this time of year, it can be particularly dramatic and a wonderful time away from a more urban area of the UK.

One of the best areas is Anglesey which covers 275 miles of land, including the open ocean off to the west. Locations such as Moelfre, Rhosneigr are extremely popular with tourists but, due to the autumnal season, you’ll be guaranteed a peaceful time of it in an idyllic setting.

  1. Scotland

Why not consider a trip up to beautiful Scotland? The highlands offer genuinely stunning hiking opportunities which will amaze you, with Loch Lomond offering a particularly beautiful location where rural camping becomes something of an art form once sunset kicks in.

The Isle of Skye is also famous for its beautiful backdrop, which is a great way to introduce your children to the beauty of the natural world (and not just their smartphones).

There are also the cities, where urban living mixes the old with the old. Whether it’s Edinburgh or Glasgow, or ancient villages such as Skara Brae, there’s something for all ages and you can indulge in the Scottish way of life.

This Lonely Planet guide to Scotland will easily help you to make a decision in no time.

  1. Visit London!

Why not? England’s capital is a glorious place to visit at this time of year and offers a huge range of hotels which accommodate for any budget. There’s also a seemingly endless selection of activities which families can indulge in, from sightseeing to shopping in the central metropolis of Oxford and Piccadilly Circus.

Of course, it’s also a great place to visit if you’re after a romantic couple’s weekend away, as the centre of London is a relentlessly dazzling and glamorous location, there are hundreds of fantastic restaurants, sights, and museums to visit to relax in the backstreets of this charming city.

The Visit London website is a very handy way to find the top attractions and tours which you can go on for a special time of it this autumn or Christmas.

  1. Devon

At this time of year, Devon can be quite magical. Although the beaches will likely be rained out, there are plenty of other activities to do. Director Steven Spielberg once visited and he was left borderline speechless!

It’s a relaxing location with a major focus on hiking, climbing, cycling, and shopping. The cultural side to Devon is based around theatre, famous landmarks, and other locations, but it’s simply a relaxing pat of the country with many acres of rolling countryside.

The Visit Devon website details all of the activities you can get up to!