With the upcoming Olympics and the celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee, 2012 is the year to visit England! There are events being held throughout the country to commemorate both of these momentous occasions, making it a great time for the whole family to learn all about the history and culture of the UK.
If you’re starting to plan your summer vacation why not consider a family cottage holiday in the UK? Here are three great holiday ideas that your whole family are sure to enjoy!
Beatrix Potter World – Lake District, Cumbria
Go on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter and get acquainted with the landscape that inspired her animal characters. This award winning attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere brings the stories of Potter to life and gives children the opportunity to meet some of the most famous characters, like Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-duck. Finish your day off with a snack in the onsite tea room, which serves a selection of delicious treats made from local ingredients.
Eureka! The Children’s Museum – Halifax, Yorkshire
The Eureka! Children’s Museum in Halifax is fun for the whole family. Spend the day wandering through hundreds of hands on exhibits which encourage children to learn about themselves and the world around them. The entire museum has been designed by experts in play and learning, with the ethos that play is essential for helping children and families to learn, laugh, and gain confidence together. There is no better place to spend the day should you get a rainy day on your Yorkshire cottage holiday!
Blue Planet Aquarium, Chester
On a ten minute drive for the centre of Chester you will find the Blue Planet Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the UK. With two amazing underwater tunnel experiences and the chance to dive with sharks, the Blue Planet is sure to be an experience like no other! If the kids need a break in the middle of the visit you can visit the Pirate Playground, while you enjoy a refreshment from the restaurant. What’s not to love?!
If you are planning a UK cottage holiday for this summer then consider the cottages offered by Sykes Cottages, the UK’s leading independent cottage rental agency. Whether you are looking for a large family cottage in Cornwall, or a romantic cabin in the Scottish Highlands, Sykes Cottages are sure to have the perfect accommodation for you!