List of UK best holiday destinations for kids, couples and friends… There’s much more to do while on holiday than just sitting in a hotel and getting bored. Your holiday is an excellent opportunity to get out, explore your destination and to enjoy experiences you’d not usually encounter. Great Britain offers chances to take part in a wide range of holiday activities.
Even if you’re not on a walking holiday as such, taking a stroll, whether long or brief, can help you to burn off holiday food and enjoy the local scenery. Check if the local area features any companies that organise walking tours, or else simply grab a map and head out along a pre-planned route through the countryside. In the south-western county of Cornwall, for instance, you can trek from Mousehole to Lamorna for thrilling cliff-top views and the opportunity for a pint of real ale at journey’s end. Another popular walk runs around the Roaches in the Peak District and features moorland vistas and looming peaks.
Another activity for holidaymakers is to visit one of the country’s celebrated public gardens. These attractions boast fine walks and hundreds of varieties of flora. Many gardens – such as those of Chatsworth, in Derbyshire – are part of larger sites, which include such highlights as country houses, follies and mazes. Chatsworth’s gardens, for example, contain a waterfall and an art installation of bronze busts.
If you`ve got kids with you on holiday, the activities you can engage in are simultaneously limited and expanded in range. Many children will enjoy the delights of water or theme parks. Sites such as Thorpe Park and Alton Towers offer everything from gentle rides such as the Tea Cups to white-knuckle attractions such as high-speed roller coasters. Many parks also put on shows featuring exciting characters and displays aimed at entertaining the whole family.
Of course, activities for kids don’t have to involve days out that may be expensive. More low-key attractions to visit that children will likely enjoy include trips to nearby farms or animal sanctuaries, or activity centres where kids can try their hands at clay model making or acting workshops, for example.
For couples or groups of friends, the activities you might take part in may be more adventurous in nature. Extreme sports are popular on holidays, since your trip will likely take you to sites that offer activities such as paragliding, windsurfing and even bungee jumping. If you head to Newquay, in Cornwall, or another top surfing destination, don’t forget to have a go at learning the region’s favourite sport.
A more sedate – but no less thrilling – holiday activity can involve going to a theatre show. Local theatres often put on shows ranging from ballet performances to adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, but the big draw for holiday makers in London is surely the West End. There, you can take advantage of deals on Boxoffice theatre tickets to see shows such as Les Miserables, Billy Elliot and Wicked, some of which have been running for decades.