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Top 3 UK Destinations for Family Holidays

1. Bedfordshire for a Bounty of Family Activities

Bedfordshire may not be renowned for family holidays but it is a fantastic part of England and offers many great family days out. Being in the East of England, Bedfordshire is well located for Londoners keen to escape the city and for those in the Midlands and in the South East looking for a change of scene and lots to see and do with the kids.

Whip Off to Whipsnade or Animal Spot at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire

Spot Giraffes and more animals at one of Bedfordshire’s wildlife parks

Home to not one but two wildlife parks, there have never been so many opportunities to meet the animals. Walk on the wild side with a visit to Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable and enjoy a safari type of experience with a trip to Woburn Safari Park. Whether you want to see monkeys, camels or lions, there is a fantastic array of animals to see and spot at these top wildlife attractions.

Get out for a Walk or Fly a Kite at the Dunstable Downs
Kids aren’t always keen on long walks but you can convince them to stretch their legs a bit. Head to the National Trust’s Chiltern Gateway Centre where the best opportunities for high winds and excellent kite flying opportunities can be found. The views from here are truly fabulous and the cafe on site makes this an appealing place for parents too.
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2.  Family Fun Awaits in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Get the Adrenaline Pumping at Alton Towers Theme Park.
Close to the south of the Peak District National Park, Alton Towers is situated in Staffordshire but you can easily combine a happy holiday in Derbyshire with a trip to what is one of the UK’s top attractions. With a great range of rides, thrills await at this popular theme park and there are a choice of attractions so whether you are holidaying with young kids or teenagers, you should find something to suit all age ranges.

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3. Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are great, not just for fun on the river, which is obligatory, but also for the stunning scenery that awaits. Adults and children will enjoy wildlife watching and family attractions such as Bewilderwood add to this area’s appeal. This woodland adventure park with its treehouses, jungle bridges and zip wires, is a great place for your children’s imaginations to run free and to enjoy a range of adrenaline-filled activities.

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