Family Holidays in England2019-09-23T07:21:56+00:00

Living in London for such a long time has given me a chance to explore all the great family holidays in England. While we love to visit far away destinations, England is filled with fantastic family weekend getaways and fun family holidays.

You could spend weeks exploring London alone with amazing family friendly afternoon tea, visits to museums, watching a puppet show with views of the whole city in the London eye and much more! For a fantastic family day out you can also pay a visit to the recently renovated Kew Gardens, or for the Harry Potter enthusiasts, book a Black Cab Harry Potter tour.

If you are ready to venture further out for your England family holidays, there are plenty of options, from exploring castles and adventure parks in Yorkshire, to relaxing in the Cotswolds, to exploring the beautiful coast in Dover.

For even more destination  inspiration and fun things to do in England with kids, browse through the posts below. If you are wondering how you can save money on your adventures make sure to check out our best tips for finding affordable kids days out.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about your family getaways in England, be sure to leave a comment on one of our posts!

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      A Weekend In Peak District With Kids

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        Things To Do In Brighton With Kids

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          The 11 Best Family Travel Destinations For 2020

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            Things To Do In The Cotswolds With Kids

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                The Best Things To Do In London With Kids

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                  Quarry Karts, Wales & Zipworld

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                      Kew Gardens With Kids

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                        Afternoon Tea in London with kids

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                          BANK OF ENGLAND MUSEUM – A DAY TRIP

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                            THE LONDON EYE

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                              LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM WITH KIDS

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                                HARRY POTTER BLACK CAB TOUR

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                                  THE NATIONAL HISTORY & SCIENCE MUSEUM LONDON

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                                    FINDING AFFORDABLE KIDS DAYS OUT

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                                      SERVICES AT HEATHROW AIRPORT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT

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                                        SAILING WITH KIDS

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                                          COASTAL ADVENTURES | BEAUTIFUL DOVER

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                                            BAILIFFSCOURT HOTEL & SPA REVIEW, WEST SUSSEX

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                                              CALCOT MANOR REVIEW, THE COTSWOLDS

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                                                    Christmas in London with kids

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                                                      Halloween in London with kids

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