For so many of us, some of our fondest and most treasured memories of being a child are from when we are on holiday with our loved ones. The break from routine, anticipation and enjoyment of the time away with your family are some of the best moments during your younger years.
Late mornings spent relaxing in your accommodation, days spent at the beach building sandcastles and searching in rock pools, visiting museums and galleries, fun parks and swimming pools, meals out and of course, having your parent’s undivided attention away from the stresses and strains that life at home can all too often bring. Everyone is relaxed and the time away exploring and discovering somewhere new allows for quality time together with those most important to you.
Deciding on a destination when you have a young family can, on occasion, be a challenge. No one really wants to spend too long in the car, with toilet stops required every hour, over-excited kids and a lack of activities to keep them occupied, you can often arrive far from relaxed. These reasons, I am sure, are why Wales has become one of my favourite family-friendly holiday destinations! Well, that and a few others…
The Great Outdoors
Wales is famed worldwide for the diverse and breath-taking landscape that invites visitors, both young and old, to explore! Kids can have the run of the Welsh countryside, with ancient woodlands for afternoon walks, den building and wildlife hunting, a stunning mountain range to conquer and an abundance of family-friendly beaches and coves for those memorable days by the beach enjoying the sunshine and ice creams.
The fresh air and open-space is perfect for the younger bundles of energy! Family activities are abundant in the outdoors and are extensive as your imaginations, as the natural classroom offers the chance to explore and discover together gives you a moment to focus on families. Whether you choose a leisurely walk, wildlife watching, a bike ride or one of the many outdoor attractions in this stunning part of the UK, you are sure to have a memorable time.
Voted the adventure capital of Europe, Wales has a lot to offer for families who are looking to try something completely new and exhilarating together on their holiday! The world’s first underground trampoline park, Bounce Below, is sure to provide a fantastic day out for the kids. With six layers of jumpable net surfaces levitating in the caves, letting loose and burning some energy is more than encouraged! Or, if you’re looking for a slightly gentler activity, head to one of the historical canals for the ultimate trip through the Welsh countryside, you can soar through the sky at over 300-meters on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct or trip along the Llangollen Canal on the horse-drawn boat.
History and Heritage
Wales has a rich and fascinating history, and life in the region is known to have been present since 1000BC! The area has been invaded, settlements and castles have been built, caves and mountains have been mined, and legends and myths have been passed down through the generations. The entwined and diverse past of this stunning part of the UK is fascinating and during your holiday, the whole family can gain an insight into times gone by. Spend the day exploring one of the Iron Ring castles, climbing the turrets and visiting the chambers, or take a trip to an interactive museum before visiting one of the many mining exhibits, a day to discovering the past is a day well-spent during your time away.
Are you planning on visiting Wales on your next holiday? The North is one of my favourite regions in the area and with a wealth of North Wales holiday cottages to choose from, you can find a dream property that is perfect for your family time away. These cottages come fully equipped with all you may need during your stay, with all the attractions you could desire on the doorstep of your home away from home.