Escape to the countryside this half term
This weekend children up and down the country will rejoice as they break up for a week’s half term holiday (schools reopen on Monday 26th). Aside from being a great opportunity to regroup with the family after the stress of getting back into the school routine post-summer break, it’s also the chance to have one last adventure before the winter settles in proper.
But before you decide to chase the sun across southern Europe, here’s a guide to the best of what’s on offer throughout the UK this autumn.
Welcome autumn at South Lakeland Leisure Village, Lake District
Enjoy a breathtaking drive across northern England’s most exquisite countryside, revelling in the scenery of the Yorkshire Dales before arriving at South Lakeland, a holiday lodge park that offers the perfect setting to relax, be cosy and observe the coming of autumn in all of its glory.
Spark the Kids’ Imagination at Legoland, Windsor
Now approaching its 20th year, Legoland Windsor has become one of the UK’s best loved theme parks visited by almost two million people a year.
Your little ones will love diving into their very own Legoland adventures, with over 50 rides and attractions waiting to be discovered at the resort. From following pirate trails and joining the fleets of Vikings battling sea monsters, to escaping dragons and exploring the mythical underwater city, Atlantis.
Cycle Cornwall’s Camel Trail
If you’re more of an active family that struggles to stay put for any sustained period of time, perhaps a cycle holiday is the way to go this half term? The Camel Trail in Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular trails, with over half a million people of all ages and abilities cycling the 17 mile route every year.
Originally used as a railway track the entire circuit is flat, which means there’re plenty of opportunities to take in the un-spoilt countryside and the River Camel itself. There are lots of watering holes en route and with the world famous Eden project as well as the area’s stunning coast line, you’ll have no shortage of things to see and do during your stay.
Enjoy the Heritage of the Blackpool Illuminations
A family destination for over 100 years and a truly iconic event, Blackpool Illuminations is the planet’s biggest free lighting exhibition at Britain’s most popular seaside resort.
There are plenty of other attractions to take in around Blackpool; from the Pleasure Beach and The Blackpool Tower to The Grand Theatre, which offers shows such as The Nutcracker, The Whitney Houston Experience and Jimmy Carr’s Funny Business.
Taking the kids away for October half term is a great way to bring the family together and give the kids a memorable experience before the countdown to Christmas begins.
Scott Beaman is a Digital Writer for Pure Leisure Group, the holiday park company based in the heart of England’s countryside.