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UK family holiday blog. With ideas and thoughts that will help parents make the right choice of UK holiday with their kids. Why not go off on a barge ? or try a specialist adventure holiday. You may need something more relaxing, with the children, like an indoor heated pool or a farm cottage or perhaps you'll settle for Butlins !
Holidays to the UK
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2011 will see the Chinese Tiger move over for the Chinese Rabbit on February 3rd but forget all that, it's time to start thinking about the most important leisure activity of your year - your holidays. Mirandasbeach UK Family Holidays is here to help - and the assistance that sites like ours can give is often invaluable, with independent ideas, brimming with variety and so simple and easy to browse.
Nearly out of the winter blues and now is time to make sure you have the family holidays planned. not just the big two weeker abroad if thays what you have to have - but also those half term weeks. You have to plan ahead nowadays, there are too many of us all wanting that dream holiday and if you find it, you can bet quite a few others have as well.
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We all love taking the family out on a bit of a treat sometimes, but we do not always want to spend a load of money doing it. There is a new section at the Mirandasbeach Family Holiday UK site called UK Family Attractions. This is something we intend to build up over time. It is intended to give you some ideas for days out with the family in the UK regions and I am working hard to getthe best ones in there over the next few weeks. The aim is o have a mix of inexpensive or free destinations along with some old favourites that may cost a bit, but we feel are worth the dip into the piggy bank once in a while.
This year, 2009, will definitely see an increase in UK Holiday activity. The recession in the UK and the expensive Euro and Dollar will be reasons why UK residents will try a holiday at home in large numbers, and the weak pound will entice Europeans and Americans in droves. So, if you are looking for a UK Holiday idea for your family then go to our main site UK Family Holidays and start browsing around, there is bound to be plenty to get you interested including our two new sections, LATEST HOLIDAY DEALS and UK HOLIDAY NEWS AND ARTICLES.
Now the Credit Crunch has crunched away our financial confidence, and the world is heating up like a global pizza, it may be time to keep things simple and focus your holiday plans on the UK. The UK is a great place to holiday and there is no better place to start your browsing than UK Family Holidays - the home of eclectic, cost saving, special and friendly, UK Family Holidays for over five years.
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The UK has so many cities to choose from ! So much history and culture along with the vital shopping and nightlife - its hard to know where to start. Do not worry, The UK Family Holidays Directory can help ! the UK City Breaks section gives you easy access to all the info you need in one place (bookmark this place - you will not regret it !).
Bath Belfast Birmingham Bradford Brighton Bristol Cambridge Carlisle Cardiff Chester Chichester Coventry Derby Durham Edinburgh Exeter Glasgow Hull Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Peterborough Plymouth Portsmouth Sheffield Stoke-on-Trent Stratford-upon-Avon Sunderland Windsor YorkSo, if you are thinking of a UK City Break some time soon, then use this resource and plan a great trip !
Liverpool, the city of the Beatles, two Premier League football teams, Tate Liverpool and two cathedrals, is right now in an exciting period full of dynamic cultural fervour as it approaches its deserved crowning as the European Capital of Culture 2008.
This title has started to boost the Liverpool economy, and a trip to Liverpool next year will leave you in no doubt that it deserves to take it’s place alongside the world’s elite cities.
Liverpool has the key ingredients for an interesting, exciting break. There is the maritime heritage, it’s architecture, music, literature, the arts, sport, nightlife, interesting shopping, bars cafes and all the thousands of events in 2008, when the Capital of Culture title will put this city firmly on the global map.
Liverpool is expecting about two million extra visitors through the run up and during 2008, and the atmosphere will be buzzing. It will be the place to be.You'll find lots of information at Visit Liverpool and Liverpool08 the official site for Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008
Our UK Family Holidays Swiki is a great way to build up a wide ranging buzzcloud of keywords that are contributed by you fellow searchers - those people like you who are intrepidly scanning the internet looking for that perfect holiday - give it a go - its already very popular - and the more popular it gets the more focused and better the results. So give Swiki a go !
We’re heading to Latitude festival near Southwold on 12th – 15th July, with the kids, to experience a festival in beautiful surroundings that is less than a tenth the size of Glastonbury.
Brighton (50 miles/80km due South of London), the legendary dirty weekend destination for Mr and Mrs Smith is a must see town for visitors to the UK and British Tourists alike. It has a unique “San Francisco” South Coast vibe with a high proportion of students (many at the nearby Sussex University and Brighton University) and ex-students who just could find no good reason to leave after their studies.
Yes the beach is all pebbles – but there will not be sand in your sandwiches, and no big bully will kick sand in your face. The Beach promenade has a good mix of bars, cuisine high (maybe Ciabatta with tapenade and humous dips) and low (fish and chips of course !), shops selling kiss me quick type merchandise next to art galleries and the internationally rated clubs like Zap. The pier is fun for families with rides and beautiful panoramic views to savor while the seagulls squawk and the kids squeal. The other pier (the old West pier) is a relic, which is a shame, but has been captured in many an atmospheric photograph since its decline – take your camera with you and you may be able to catch the beauty of sea, ruin and sunshine.
The Brighton Pavilion is a sensational treat, a palace built by the Prince Regent (who later became King George IV) that has to be seen to be believed. It really is stunning.
Brighton is full of independent shops and boutiques, the Laines and the famous North Laines area are great places to meander and drink coffee or something stronger. Here you will also find great venues like the Komedia club which has a massively diverse range of entertainments from Theatre and Caberet to Music gigs, standup comedy and club nights. For a relaxing cup of tea after wandering the streets try the Pavilion Gardens cafe opposite the Theatre Royal, the kids can frolic on the lawns with the beautiful Royal Pavilion as their backdrop (another chance for a top notch photograph). There have been a number of pedestrianisation developments recently, including New Road (Theatre Royal) which have made Brighton even more relaxing to wander around and introduced more of a continental street feel with plenty of cafe bar and restaurant tables out in the open air.
Try these sights for information on family fun in Brighton and on the rich and diverse Brighton cultural scene.
Brighton hosts its cultural festival every May, the town has a special buzz in this month, it was great in 2007 and should be even better in 2008, living up to its status as the biggest cultural festival in England - with a thriving Fringe and hundreds of acts, free street theatre, parades, fireworks and a great vibe .
Brighton is one of the UK's best cities – come and see it for yourself !
For honest reviews by people who’ve been there including hotels, romantic breaks, kids reviews and the all important FISH and CHIP shops:
It’s time to “hole-up” with your kids! Yes long dark, chilly evenings in. Family board games or card games in front of the fire, why not give them “history of rock” lessons with all your old favourites at the same time?
With two young boys (10 and 8) and two novice parents we’ve been looking for a cheap holiday to see if we even want to ski or snowboard in arctic conditions. As usual, me, the mother, is the problem because I feel the chill, so with little money to spend on holidays we don’t want to break the bank. After all I might need a hot tropical holiday in order to recover from this one!
A family holiday in the UK does not have to be just in the summer. Blessed with the Gulf Stream, the United Kingdom is relatively, very mild in the Autumn and Winter given its northerly latitude. We love our seasons in the UK and they can provide the backdrop to a truly memorable and pleasurable holiday. Of course careful planning is essential, and we here at Family Holiday UK have put together a huge directory of holiday ideas for parents and children. This includes the out of season favourite: cottages, houses, villas and hotels with indoor heated swimming pools - which can keep the kids and parents (and grandparents) happy in all weathers. Of course out of season accommodation can be significantly cheaper and many places have great Autumn and Winter special offers. So if you are looking for bracing walks in beautiful countryside rounded off with a meal and a drink at an atmospheric and warming country pub that welcomes children, or you want a more pampered break with all the comforts of home and a jacuzzi, pool and sauna thrown in, you must try our directory first !
"Enjoy England - The official site for English tourism" has a great "Family Fun" site, which is graphically streets ahead of lots of the competition. The home page features an interactive map where you can zoom in on a region and discover where families can get some fun, including sport fun, water fun, arts fun, amusement parks, science fun, nature fun, animals fun, railway fun, exploring and discovery fun. That is a lot of fun ...
When you plan a holiday with kids in the UK you need to bear in mind the possibility of bad weather, even in the height of summer.