6 Great Family Destinations in the UK

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If you are reading this post, then it’s probable that you are contemplating a family vacation in the UK.
Cover so many excited locations as these, requires traveling great distances.  Sometime, you may choose use ground transportation but there is not doubts that flying in Europe an save you a great deal of frustration and of course, time.  You may look online to schedule in advance you flights or you click here.  And you may want to read this post, especially if you get a flight with kids.  Here are a few places and things to do that would help you decide why you should, definitely, go ahead with this idea.

Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire

The Longleat Safari Park is ranked number one in the list of zoos and safari parks in the UK. It is quite a delightful treat for children and grown ups as well. The safari offers encounters with a variety of animals. Taking the 4×4 safari with the ranger can get you close to wild animals, yet entirely safe.
Cost: The tickets range from £17 to £35, for children and adults. Note that this range also includes two-day tickets, if you would like to opt for that.

National Space Centre, Leicester

The space, the universe along with its almost infinite expanse has always been interesting to everyone, irrespective of age, it is a perfect place for you to visit with your family. Voted as the Large Tourist attraction of the year, it comprises of Six Space galleries, a Rocket Tower, a 360-degree full dome space theater and the largest planetarium in the United Kingdom.
Cost: The prices are £13 for adults, £11 for children above 5 and free for the little ones.

Deep Sea World, Scotland

The Deep Sea World is a great aquarium and an awesome place to visit with your family, located in Fife, Scotland. Providing you with a Diver’s POV (Point of view) experience, this brings you heads on with the most ferocious and magnificent of the marine species. The long acrylic transparent tunnel is one of the longest in the world. It is one experience that will leave your kids captivated.
Cost: The prices are £13 for adults, £9 for children above 3 and free for the ones younger than that.

Thorpe Park, Surrey

Looking for fun for both adults and children, Thorpe Park is one of the best water-based theme parks in the United Kingdom. Packed with exciting rides like the Detonator, the Nemesis Inferno and many others, this park guarantees adrenaline-pumping fun for all. No description would do justice to this place, for you have to experience it for yourself.
Cost: £43 for adults, £33 for children and free for infants who are under 1m of height. The best deal for you would be to get the Family Ticket for £138, for four.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Wouldn’t it be a shame to have visited the United Kingdom and not having been to a castle? The Alnwick Castle in Northumberland serves as the perfect castle for you and your family to visit, especially if you have Harry Potter fans in the family. The castle is sure to ring many bells with them, for many scenes of the Harry Potter movies have been shot here. The castle also provides an adventure tour for the family.
Cost: £14.5 for adults, £12 for students, £7.3 for children and free for kids under the age of 5.

The Shard and Afternoon Tea, London

Last but not the least, this one is what one might call, a New-Age attraction. This stands as a symbol for excellent new age architecture and construction. For the fun part, they offer a tour called ‘The view from The Shard’, which you may combine with tea or a meal. Standing at 1016ft, comprising of 72 floors, it provides you a 360 degree, all around panoramic views of the city. This is the United Kingdom’s highest building.
Cost: £90 for the family.

Enjoy your time with your family and stay safe and remember to book your flights and hotels in Europe in advance.

Related post: 6 Great Sites Outside of London


Author: Jonathan Marlow

Travel Blogger and dedicated world traveler

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  1. These are look like great places to travel to while in UK. I am always on the lookout for new destinations to explore. Great post

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