As a mother, spending quality time with your youngsters is so important. And one of the best ways to do that is to take your family on a minibreak. Below, we’ve rounded up five of the best holiday ideas for bonding with your children this year.
- Watch a musical in London
It’s almost impossible to visit London without taking in at least one of its fantastic musicals. The Lion King is currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre, Disney’s Aladdin can be seen at the Prince Edward Theatre, School of Rock is at New London Theatre, and Wicked is booking through to December 2018 at the Apollo Victoria. And don’t forget that you can find cheap guest houses in London on the Toprooms website to save money on your trip.
- See their favourite characters in Blackpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach will be celebrating in 2018 when it launches its new £16 million rollercoaster Icon, but that’s not its only attraction. If you want to bond with your children in Blackpool, then take a visit to Nickelodeon Land and get wet on The Rugrats’ Lost River, learn about the world on Dora the Explorer’s World Voyage, or spend time with Patrick and Spongebob on the Bikini Bottom Bus Tour. Other characters on show include Backyardigans, Go, Diego and The Fairly Odd Parents.
- Explore the countryside in the Lake District
Not every weekend away has to be action-packed. In fact, a relaxed weekend away camping could be just what you need to spend quality time with your children. The Lake District is a popular choice, with affordable campsites on offer where you can pitch your tent and relax over a campfire and some marshmallows. And you can make the weekend away even more fun by hosting a “spot the animal” game when you go for a walk in the countryside.
- Go to the beach in Cornwall
Cornwall is one of the most popular holiday destinations for families with young children – and it’s clear to see why! All you need is a bucket, a spade and some imagination, and you’ll have hours of fun on one of Cornwall’s stunning beaches. And don’t forget to treat yourself to an ice cream and some fish and chips to finish off your traditional seaside minibreak.
- Get Christmassy in York
With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to spend time with your family than by visiting a Christmas market in York? The city plays host to an international market, where you can pick up Christmassy trinkets and gifts for friends and family. And, if you want to see everything York has to offer from above, then take a walk around its famous 2-mile walls.
We’ve rounded up five holiday ideas for those who want to bond with their children – so do bear them in mind if you’re looking for somewhere to visit. Whether you’re away for the week or just the weekend, we hope that you have a relaxing break with your family. Enjoy!