It can seem right now that we are struggling for good quality days out with the family. We need to find something that educates our children to an extent (although some won’t like it), but we also need to think about something that incorporates good quality family time with a little bit of exercise. Depending on the age of your children you may want to think about something like walking holidays. While this is usually something confined to ramblers or budding explorers, there are some great options for families to go somewhere, stay overnight, or have good quality days away. Let’s show you some of the best options out there.
The Norfolk Coast Path
It was voted by the readers of Coast Magazine as the best coastal path trail in the whole of Britain so it had to be top of the list! Its 47 miles runs from Hunstanton to Cromer. In between, you’ve got sandy beaches, coastal villages, and even plenty of seals to look at. And if you think Norfolk isn’t one of the more interesting places, here are some facts you might not have known about Norfolk to whet your whistle. As far as coastal paths and scenic routes are concerned, it’s hard to beat Norfolk.
Dorset and Its Jurassic Coast
There are many self-guided tours that go over the Jurassic coast which can cover between 5 and 10 miles a day, which is ideal for those with younger children (and shorter legs). There are also plenty of opportunities to stop for pub lunches so you can recharge those batteries. There are also many options for B&B accommodation.
The Lake District
We cannot talk about hiking trails without the beautiful Lake District. This is a fantastic opportunity for families or couples. You can get a 2-day break across pony routes in the South West of the Lake District, starting from Moss Side Farm and usually covers around 6 to 9 miles per day, all with breakfast, lunch, and bell tent accommodation. There are plenty of opportunities to explore on foot, while also taking in some downtime.
The North Cornwall Coast
This is a great one if you’ve got children who are more on the spiritual side. If you’re looking for something relaxing while also putting in a morning yoga session there are rambles that encompass your downward-facing dog. Perfect for those that want to get a bit more spiritual on their travels.
Getting on Your Bike in Snowdonia
Betws-Y-Coed in Snowdonia is one of the cheapest options on this list. You can get a bunk hut to sleep in, store your bike, and get the adrenaline pumping!
Walking the Dog in Cornwall
The Nare Hotel gives you the opportunity to go for a walking break and if you need to bring the dog along with you, one of the benefits of this place is that dogs are actually checked in as guests and are offered their own menu.
Walking isn’t a boring alternative to the typical holiday. If you are looking for somewhere firmly within the United Kingdom right now there are plenty of options for you and the family to enjoy.