Top Family-Friendly Cities in the UK

The UK is a fantastic place whether you call it home or just somewhere you like to visit on holiday. Whether you decide to pack up the car and the kids and drive to another British city for the weekend or are even looking to relocate, here are the UK’s top family-friendly cities.

Brighton

One of the UK’s most adored seaside resorts, Brighton offers a beautiful sandy coastline with the scent of salty fresh sea in the air. A quaint and welcoming beach town, Brighton is ideal for family holidays. Summertime in Brighton is often filled with warm weather, ice cream and sand castles. Choose to spend your days lounging on the beach and eating tasty seafood or visit some of Brighton’s attractions. The British Airways i360 is a 150-foot observation tower located right on Brighton’s seafront. At the top is the 360 observation pod where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Brighton. At the top, you’ll also find the Sky Bar where guests can enjoy an evening meal.

Liverpool

Surprising to many of its visitors, Liverpool offers historic and contemporary style blended into one. There is so much to do here with kids both educational and fun! U-Boat story makes for a memorable day out. Here you can learn what it was like aboard German submarine U-534 and learn all about World War II.

Take a trip out on a Mersey Ferry and take in all the sights of the city while sailing down the beautiful river. There are several river cruises to choose from and some even offer family package tickets.

If your family enjoys the outdoors, head down to the Adventure Dock co. A new addition to Liverpool, this outdoor attraction is a giant inflatable aqua park with obstacle courses, trampolines, rafts and more!

 

London

London is a fantastic city to visit as a family and there is an abundance of things to see and do there, so your schedule will be constantly full. The number one attraction that shouldn’t be missed is Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Go behind the scenes of the world-famous movies and get up close to the props, costumes and sets that were used during filming.

The museums in London also make for a great day out. Visit the Natural History Museum and step back in time into the world of dinosaurs and continue through the museum as you learn all about thousands of the world’s species and their stories.

It is important to book family-friendly accommodation and the Park International Hotel in South Kensington is just that. They offer a variety of rooms and suites to cater to families of all sizes and the Kensington location is conveniently situated within walking distance to public transport and local attractions.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a magical city that kids and adults will fall in love with. If you happen to be there during the month of August, you’re in for a treat as the annual Fringe Festival will be taking place. Kids will love Edinburgh Castle which sits proudly on an extinct volcano and visitors can even tour the interior.

Don’t miss out on the Edinburgh Dungeons tour where you will travel deep into the underground of Edinburgh and learn about history of the city that dates back over 1000 years.

 

Bristol

Bristol is a vibrant city nestled along the edge of the lovely River Avon in southwest England. It’s full of culture and maritime history which makes it the perfect city for an educational and fun-filled holiday.

Wild Place Project is a highly recommended day out. Here you can come face to face with the world’s most incredible creatures. Get up close and personal with lemurs, zebras, giraffes, even cheetahs and more. There are also play areas, nature trails and ropes courses to take part in.

When it comes to finding somewhere to eat in Bristol that will cater to kid’s palates, be sure to head over to St Nicholas Market where food is in abundance and choices are endless. This is a great idea when travelling with kids as it means there’s no complaining about not liking anything on the menu as everyone can choose what they want from the many food stalls. With plenty of tables to enjoy your meal as a family, the market has a great atmosphere and even delicious sweet selections for dessert!

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