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5 weekend escapes in the UK that are perfect for parents and kids

By David Lawrence |

Your career is important to you. However, so is your family, and after working hard, you deserve to spend some quality time with your children. The UK is the perfect place for weekend breaks with your family, so here are some of the best weekend escapes for you to enjoy together

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex


Essex is known as the sunshine coast because it enjoys plenty of beautiful weather. Clacton itself is a large tourist destination, the site for the first Butlins resort in the UK. Now it has a recently refurbished pier with rides, soft-play, arcades, crazy golf, a sea aquarium, and bowling. In addition, there are lots of great places to eat that cater for all tastes.


Warwick, West Midlands


Warwick is home to one of the UK’s most famous castles, Warwick Castle. This is a great place to visit on the weekend, and younger children will enjoy exploring the history of the castle that started after William the Conqueror’s victory in 1066 and goes right up to the second world war.


Birmingham, West Midlands


Close to Warwick is the city of Birmingham. It offers a fantastic shopping experience at the Bull Ring for those seeking a little retail therapy. There are also a host of fantastic museums, a sea-life centre and for chocolate lovers, Cadbury’s World is very close by. The Cadbury’s World tour is something that all will enjoy, especially with the free chocolate hand-outs.


Norfolk coast


There are many places on the Norfolk coast where you can enjoy a calm weekend, perfect if you want to relax. There are lots of cycling routes that take you through some of the most scenic, sleepy villages in the UK. There are also some great salt flats and little-visited beaches you and your family can explore. Those who enjoy nature might also be interested in a seal boat excursion at Blakeney that offers you close-up experiences with two species of seals.


London


If you don’t live in London, then the UK’s capital might be the perfect getaway. There is a lot of entertainment for the whole family, from great theatre nights to peaceful days at London Zoo. There are also lots of museums such as the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Entrance to many of the best museums in London is free but that doesn’t limit the experiences at these national heritages.


David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.