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5 Luxury Family Holiday Destinations In UK

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In today’s fast world, finding time for oneself is quite hard, let alone for one’s family. However, it is of utmost importance that each and every individual, irrespective of their work schedule, find time for their family and loved ones. A great way to do this is to plan and go on Luxury Family vacations.

These vacations provide an escape from the monotonous lifestyle of the city and help families unite with one another and rejoice together. Luxury Family vacations also bring the members together since they get to spend quality time, and what better way to have a good time than exploring a place with your loved ones?

There are many options when planning a family vacation, including one of the best in the UK. The United Kingdom has some of the most beautiful and picturesque destinations imaginable. From regal castles to rolling hills, from high-rise buildings to the finest dining, choosing the luxury UK family holidays will make a memorable experience. Not just the cities and towns, tourists can indulge in the amenities of the resorts and seaside hotels and go on cruises on ships and yachts. The adults and even the kids will love the Luxury family holidays in the UK.

There are countless beautiful places in the UK. From the beautiful isles of Scilly to the archipelago of Cornwall, tourists are bound to be enchanted by the beauty of these natural wonders. And not just coasts or islands, the inland areas are filled with natural beauties. Puzzlewood is an enchanting place with its fables and myths hidden deep inside the forest. Boat rides are a staple for the people there, and your family is bound to enjoy them. If you have never gone to the UK, then it is high time you let yourself and your family enjoy this beautiful place.

Here are the 5 Luxurious Family holiday destinations in the UK

1. Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate, Cornwall

This beautiful hotel is situated along the coast of Cornwall. The picturesque view and a huge space of over 100 acres make this hotel one of the best places to spend a holiday with your family. Right out the front door, the sea is visible, and you can spend your time sunbathing on the beach while the kids play on the sand.

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This estate owns a whole beach called Blue Flag Beach, and this resort is established on it. The accommodations for the tourists are quite luxurious, with self-catering services, lodges, suites, and private lounges. St. Ives is also a short walk from this estate, making it a prime destination for tourists willing to get the best out of Cornwall. The dining is also top-tier, with international cuisines for tourists.

Activities

This hotel offers a lot for the family, with all-day terrace dining overlooking the beach. There’s also a kids’ club where your children can make friends and have fun throughout the stay. Children are also taken on excursions to the beach, and there are a lot of different activities that they will love, including seal rescues and other crafts that they can learn and enjoy. When discussing luxurious hotels and destinations to visit with your family,  Cornwall is one of the best places for luxury family weekend breaks in England. The cost of the whole trip is also quite subtle, making it one of the more budget options on this list.

2. Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire

Another extravagant family retreat for tourists with some mind-blowing amenities that you and your family will love. This beautiful castle is situated on the coast of Ayrshire, with a whopping 120 acres of space and 21 rooms to accommodate its guests. Tourists coming here can live their days regally inside a castle. You will feel like a king or a queen, and your kids will be princes and princesses. Their services are even better, and they will, in fact, treat you like a royal family from the very moment you set foot on the grounds of this resort.

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The amenities offered by this place include a local woodland where you and your family can go on trips and various outdoor activities like axe throwing, yoga, canoeing, and kayaking. There are many indoor activities and games for kids who like to spend time inside. There’s also a tennis court where you can compete with the other tourists. Kids often love bringing their own toys or sports equipment when coming on a vacation; Glenapp has enough space and facilities for the kids to play what they want whenever they want.

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What better way to spend quality time with your family than boating trips to different islands? Ailsa Craig Island is a beautiful spot for families to spend time and watch natural wildlife. Seals, dolphins, whales, and sharks are natural inhabitants of these waters, and you can spend hours watching them thrive in their natural habitats. For the older folks, there is also a natural distillery nearby where they can drink the time away.

3. Ballygally Castle, Antrim

Right off the bat, this castle is owned by Hastings Hotels, a huge luxurious hotel conglomerate in Northern Ireland. If you have teens in your family, this place is best for them. They will love the hotel’s scenic views and spend time on the beaches playing on the sand. This whole place looks like it is out of a Disney movie.

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This marvel is 26 miles from Belfast and is one of the most luxurious hotels on this route. With six large family rooms and a myth that a ghost called Lady Isabelle Shaw haunts the corridors, this hotel has its own legacy. The dining is also pretty good and on par with its competitors. The spooky tales that follow this place will keep you on your toes while spending time with a ghost will thrill you to the core. But worry not because she is quite friendly!

Activities

Most tourists spend time indoors, awestruck at the castle’s wonders. The fact that a friendly ghost lives there with them is thrilling enough, even for the adults. The beach is close to the castle, and children can have a lot of different outdoor activities. There are also a lot of indoor activities to enjoy with your family. The rooms are quite big and cozy, so children can bring their board games or card games and enjoy after-dinner games and stories while having a beautiful coast view.

4. Chewton Glen, Hampshire

​​​​​​This holiday destination is attractive for adults and kids alike. The children in this 18th-century-styled country house love the tree-top house theme.

During the day, you can go on hikes or explore the nearby woods and indulge in the natural flora and fauna, and at night you can spend your time with your family in one of the treehouses, gazing at the stars. Being in a tree house is also quite nostalgic for tourists since it reminds them of their childhoods and makes up for some great stories and experiences they can share over dinner or around a campfire.

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The very idea of living in a treehouse while on a family vacation is exhilarating. The smell of wood and the cozy atmosphere will attract anyone who loves being in a natural setting. The coast isn’t far either; you can stroll along it collecting sea shells or sunbathing. A cookery school also invites the whole family to have a great time.

Activities for families 

There are a lot of different family activities that tourists can perform in this hotel. Hiking, mountain biking, and tennis are some of the most lucrative ones that they offer. Kids also have their own treehouses, and they can stay for free during school holidays. Outdoor swimming and duck herding are also some engaging activities for the family. Kids learn a lot about other animals and their habitats in this way, and it will serve them well in the future.

5. Rockliffe Hall, County Durham

This resort, located in Durham, is a utopia for tourists who love to read. The theme of this resort is almost like a cabin amidst the woods where you can spend your days in a cozy bed, snuggling with your family and indulging in your favorite books. More precisely, this resort draws its design from Alice in Wonderland, with many interesting things to do around the hotel.

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Kids will absolutely love this place since they get to experience and explore this resort as if it is right out of a storybook. The author of Alice in Wonderland grew up near this place, and hence to conserve his legacy, this hotel has been built following the same theme. Observers can find some small details amusing; for example, the log cabins and rooms have some easter eggs that point directly to events or objects straight from the books.

Activities for families 

There is a place called Mischmasch which is an eco-friendly playground for kids and grown-ups. There are many wood cabins with interesting things to explore, and they are also up for booking in case of private parties or celebrations.

If you have kids who love storybooks or wish to live in one, this is the best place you can take them to. You can also celebrate your kids’ birthdays here, further elating them because of the storybook theme. Birthdays and celebrations of different kinds can be held here, and honestly, any celebration amidst the woods in a cozy cabin will be memorable!

Conclusion

Above are some of the best holiday destinations in the UK to go to with your family. There are not only resorts adjacent to the sea but also some inland marvels that allow tourists to deliver deep into the natural beauties of the forests and the woods.

The boat rides and the beach activities make for a great time for the kids, keep them engaged, and allow the adults to have some quality time away from the ruckus of city life.

The resorts and destinations mentioned here are family-friendly; hence, parents do not have to worry about their kids getting exposed to anything other than what they want. Family vacations are some of the best ways to have a great quality time with your kids, parents, and loved ones, so without hesitating any further, book your family getaway now!

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