UK holiday ideas with babies

17th November 2020

Looking for a family adventure for your next summer holiday? It’s often hard to choose a destination which will suit both babies and toddlers, as well as older children. Whether you’re staying close to home on more of a staycation or looking to venture further afield, find out some of the best ideas for holidays with young children from our detailed guide.

Ideas for holidays with young children

Seaside stays

Keen to cruise to the coast on your next family holiday? With a wealth of beautiful seaside hotspots in the UK to choose from, seaside holidays are among the most popular holidays in England. Choose from the south west coast with touristic hotspots such as Devon, Cornwall and Dorset – with the sunshine slightly more likely than the rest of the UK.

Alternatively, spend your UK holiday over in Wales – exploring the beauty of Aberdovey, Llandudno, Abersoch and many more seaside destinations. With the beauty of the coastline adjacent to cosy seaside towns, you can relax with the kids – allowing them to play to their heart’s content in the sand and sea, while you take care of your baby or toddler.

Exploring The Lakes

Exploring the beauty that the Lake District has to offer is a great way to spend your next holiday with the family. Not only can you embark on glorious hikes across the vast Lakeland, but there’s plenty to do for the little one, too.

Get caught up in the wonderful world of Peter Rabbit & Friends – you can choose to peruse around the attraction, explore the events on show or jump into live action at the theatre. Another great adventure to pursue with the little one is taking a trip out on the water in the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ – where you can embark on lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, and more.

Canal boat holidays

One of the best ideas for holidays with young children, in our opinion, is taking them out on the waterways. A canal boat holiday from ABC Boat Hire lets you explore beautiful parts of England, Wales or Scotland at a slower pace of life – cruising along in your mobile home for either 3/4 nights, 7 nights or longer. Take a look at our canal boat routes to find out more.

Of course, there needs to be a few considerations for planning a canal boat trip with young children or babies. Depending on the time of year you book, you’ll need to ensure your baby is appropriately dressed for the weather – whether that’s suited up in sun hats or caps, or a winter coat and scarf.

You’ll also want to ensure you’ve brought enough entertainment to keep the little one occupied. Make sure to pack plenty of their favourite toys from home and, depending on their age, you could bring games they can play to occupy themselves. If a little baby or toddler is coming along on your waterways adventure, learn more about bringing travel cots onboard your ABC canal boat.

Looking for the best canal boat holidays for kids? Our detailed guide of our favourite kid friendly routes has you covered. For more information about boating with babies, or how to accommodate  having a toddler on board, get in touch with a member of our expert team today.

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