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Holiday Breaks in the UK

family holiday breaks in the UKThere’s no doubt about it finding a fun, affordable family holiday destination gets harder and harder every year.  Those of us who have no choice but to holiday in the peak school holiday chaos are heavily penalised with hiked air-fares and stupidly expensive hotels and don’t even look at a holiday villa as a week in August can set you back a ball crunching £4000!

With that in mind this year I’ve already started searching recommended UK holiday breaks on the internet for the summer break when Miss Roo finishes for the big 6 week break.  Going abroad, particularly to Europe is becoming increasingly expensive as the Euro gets weaker against the pound and it really does gall me to spend a couple of thousand pound for a week in an average resort, with crappy food holidaying with the masses.

It may be snobbish but it isn’t me.  I like the holidays where you can come and go as you please, where you’re daily schedule is not pre-determined by what time the self-service restaurants open and shut, and importantly where my child can run around in acres of space without my fear of a germ infested swimming pool and substandard playgrounds.  The cost of going abroad doesn’t just stop at buying the holiday itself – by the time you’ve bought ‘holiday clothes’ that you’ll wear once, the endless supply of pool inflatables, paid for cheesy photos with the guy with the shoddy parrot and more ‘must have’ souvenirs that you can shake a stick at your Visa card is flagging.

uk-sandcastle-404_675017cHolidaying in the UK not only offers some amazing places to stay from the rugged coastline of the north coast through to the leafy moors of Devon and Dartmouth but the UK can be a great low cost family holiday destination if you plan in advance.  Using voucher sites to book tickets in advance for key attractions can sometimes save you up to 60% on the standard entry prices for some of the UK’s top attractions.  It’s also a lot easier to take picnics with you for your daily adventures when holidaying in the UK, you can load up your cool bag with goodies galore and spend hours at the beach or running around the countryside without it costing you a penny other than the price of your picnic.

Log-Cabin-holidays-ukWhether it’s a country cottage, a boutique hideaway, a quayside townhouse or a holiday park complex the UK has loads to offer for great family holidays and I’ve already found some absolute gems that look like they could create the next set of magical memories for myself and Roo this year.

If you holiday in the UK where is your favourite place to go and do you have any hidden gems you would share?

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  1. We are gong abroad in the summer but as we are not yet at school age we can take advantage of less outrageous prices off season! £4,000 for a villa stay in Aug is MADNESS!!! However – would love a little UK break a bit later in the year 🙂 x
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