To celebrate English Tourism Week I have joint forces in a blog carnival with some of my favourite bloggers to collate a list of great things to do with kids in the UK on our very own doorstep.
Because lets face it, there so much to do in this wonderful country yet if you are anything like me? Some days I lack inspiration, I almost need it spelling out for me.
Check out 3 of our favourite educational but fun places to visit in England, but also pop along and check out some of the other great suggestions.
Visit Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is the most incredible day out and one we could never tire of. It offers something for everybody in the family. History that is tailored for all ages, our boys’ just love Horrible Histories, it is so engaging and fun. You can also follow the history of the War or The Roses, which is displayed throughout the main house. And on a hot day there is nothing better than enjoying a picnic and watching the firing of the Trebuchet.
Spend A Summers Day In Stratford-Upon-Avon
With 2016 being the year we commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, what better time to follow in this great mans footsteps. And visiting his birth town is the perfect way to do this. The Shakespeare Trust offers engaging and interesting ways to find out how life was back then that we all thoroughly enjoyed as a family.
And if it’s a glorious day chill out by the River Avon, or take a boat down the river. Stratford is the most stunning town that has so much to do to entertain the family, with many great dining and hotel options to suit all budgets, should you decide to stay a little longer.
Live Like The Victorians at Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town is like just like stepping back in time, it is a glorious working village that replicated exactly how life would have been back then. On entering the village you are able to change modern-day money for shillings, pound and pence, and live like the Victorians did this incredible working museum.
You can watch demonstrations of tradesmen and women at work, enjoy fish and chip from the chippy, or a drink in the working pub. Have fun at the fair or even get a family portrait taken. What a wonderful way to engage and teach visitors about how life was back then, and one I would thoroughly recommend.
Visit some of my favourite travel bloggers for more great inspiration for traveling in England.
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.
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
Jane from Practically Perfect Mums shows off three fabulously family friendly places to stay in the South West of England and they’re all spacious enough to accommodate a family of five!
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.