PLACES TO VISIT IN ENGLAND – INSPIRED BY ENGLISH TOURISM WEEK
As part of English Tourism Week (5th – 13th March 2016) I’ve teamed up with a group of travel writers to put together an English Tourism blog carnival. This means that as well as featuring our three family friendly places to stay, I’m also linking to the top three favourite places to visit in England as chosen by other travel writers too to bring you a really useful family guide to outings and holidays in England. If you’re planning a visit to Yorkshire, London or the South West you’ll find ideas for family-friendly seaside attractions, favourite National Trust properties, English Heritage sites and castles and lots more besides. First up my round up of family breaks in England which all offer accommodation for families of five or more!
3 FABULOUSLY FAMILY-FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY IN THE SOUTH WEST
TREVELLA CARAVAN PARK, CORNWALL
Caravans can provide great base for a family of five, but I think finding a park you like is as important as staying in good accommodation. As we live in the South West, Cornwall has long been an attractive UK holiday destination for us and Trevella Park which is in a countryside setting close to Crantock Beach and Newquay offers a good range of facilities and attractions nearby as well as plenty of wide open spaces where our children can just indulge in good ol’ wholesome creative play. We loved the ranger activities, proximity to beaches and Trevella’s outdoor swimming pool. Read my comprehensive review on Trevella Park here.
WOODOVIS CARAVAN PARK
My next pick is Woodovis Caravan Park, which is located within 14 acres in the Tamar Valley. Again the park’s in a rural setting but there’s plenty to amuse the children with on site family friendly facilities including an indoor heated pool, children’s play area, outdoor table tennis, games room and a Petanque court. We all enjoyed ordering and devouring freshly baked-to-order bread and water-walking in the heated indoor pool was a much talked about favourite for my boys.
Check out the full Woodovis review here.
MOORLAND GARDEN HOTEL
The Moorland Garden is a luxury hotel which makes a good base for exploring the untamed splendour of Dartmoor National Park and Plymouth’s natural harbour. On entering the hotel grounds the rugged landscape magically recedes, making way for attractively manicured gardens and extensive lawned area.The hotel’s simple facade offers few clues to the quality of the internal decor but every bedroom in the hotel has a slightly different garden inspired design. We loved the fabulous restaurant food, beautiful decor and our adjoining rooms with interconnecting doors – perfect for our family of five.
Lots more info and a video review on Moorland Garden Hotel here
Now for more inspiration, check out these top family travel bloggers’ recommendations:-
Ting from My Travel Monkey looks back at her top three favourite National Trust’s sites in the South East of England, which not only combine majestic historic houses, but breathtaking gardens and landscapes. Fantastic day outs for the whole family.
From castles to yurts, over on A Residence Penny shares three awesome places to stay with the family in Warwick, Somerset and the Lake District
Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos shares her favourite educational but fun family days out. Featuring Warwick Castle, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Blists Hill Victorian Town
Sam from North East Family Fun shares her top three English Heritage properties to visit with kids featuring Stonehenge, Bolsover Castle and Hadrian’s Wall
Helen at Actually Mummy tells us about three great days out for families in London.
Karen at Mini Travellers shares 3 Child Friendly National Trust properties to visit with Kids near Chester.
Yorkshire Girl, Jo Addison, shares her favourite family days out in her home county.
Over at Mums do travel, Gretta focuses on South East England in her post about the attractions of London, Kent and the Isle of Wight.
Erin from Yorkshire Tots shares three family adventure trails in Yorkshire where you can follow in the ‘footsteps’ of Stickman, re-tell the story of the Room on the Broom, and enjoy tunnels slides, bridges and beams on an amazing welly walk.
Cathy at MummyTravels heads to the coast with three of her favourite family-friendly seaside attractions in Devon, Cornwall and Brighton, including the chance to spot giant octopus and be an Elizabethan explorer.
Alison, Helen, Penny and Katie pick three of their favourite cool places to take kids, glamp at the zoo, hire a beach hut or be an outlaw in Sherwood Forest.