From feeding lambs on hillside farms to glamping in gypsy caravans, there are plenty of ways to treat yourself to a quic British break now that spring has sprung upon us – and best of all, no airport queues!
So, taking inspiration from the panoramic diversity of the British Isles, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite staycation ideas for anyone in need of a few to keep the kids happy
Head off for a farmstay
Farmstays can be a lot of fun, one of the first opportunities for some children to get close to spring lambs and real Easter bunnies! Active kids and toddlers can be kept entertained with woodland walks, collecting hen’s eggs, cycle routes, outdoor play areas, and even lambing, while eager children can help with feeding.
Snuggle up in a Gypsy Caravan
Glamp your family happy in a gypsy-style caravan set in a bluebell wood. Enjoy the landscapes as you travel on quiet country roads, stopping to set up camp in wild meadows. A novel twist on the log cabin idea, the kids will love it – don’t forget to bring all the picnic essentials, though!
Wander the forests on a woodland walk
If you’re travelling without children and love a good hike, plan your route ahead so you can stop at a country pub for lunch before looping your way home again. If you’re staying in timeshare favourite the Lake District you’re one of the lucky ones, the walks are incredibly picturesque, or if you’re down in Cornwall, you can do the beach version of a woodland walk, stopping off at a waterside pub for some hearty fare before heading back before the sun goes down.
Riding in the New Forest
Riding is such an expensive sport that many of us don’t get much of a chance to get on a horse, but if you’re staying in or around the New Forest, this is the perfect place to saddle up and check out the local scenery – the home of the New Forest Pony.
Make Your Own Sausages
This unusual course, run by Suffolk-based Food Safari, offers children’s sausage making workshops to give kids the chance to create their own bangers. If that tickles their tastebuds, you can stay at Hill House Hall, an ancient house dating back to the 14th century set in the centre of the historic town of Woodbridge.
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