Hello there summer, we’ve been expecting you! Want to make the most of your kids’ holiday? Take them someplace memorable. The UK is packed with amazing destinations that will wow them. Cycling trails, amazing waterparks, forests with zipwires, and adventure parks are all spread across the UK. Make this year count, and start planning an itinerary.
While you book accommodation, we’ve taken the liberty to lay out some of the best places to take toddlers. Check them out!
Heaton Park in Manchester has a brand new playground area for adventurous families. The famous Treetop Trek company has just opened a centre within the park. According to the officials, the Manchester branch is the biggest. What you should expect to see upon arrival: giant trampolines, over 20 zipwires, mini treks for toddlers, and a lot more.
Treetop Trek is a place like no other. It offers spectacular aerial adventures with more than 35 obstacle challenges, including swinging logs, balance bars, bridges, and 24 zip wires. Adventurers can climb, balance, swing or fly through the woodland area surrounding the park. The views from 15m high are breathtaking, making the outdoors fun and exhilarating.
The ancient woodland that encompassing Heaton Park has two main treks: the Zip Trek, aimed at fearless adventurers (last for about 2-3 hours), and the Mini Trek, meant for younger kids (takes about 1-2 hours to complete). Are you a cautious trekker, or a fearless one?
Take the kids someplace new, different, and exciting. William’s Den is a 475 sqm barn packed with incredible outdoor activities for kids. There’s a den making area, a 50m zip wire, and a dedicated space for kids to roll around, run, and jump freely. The idea for the barn came from the wish to recreate the best childhood memories; the best environment for kids is rugged, wild, and adventurous - to put it simply: it’s outside.
At William’s Den, kids can play inside and outside, whatever the weather. The beautiful barns gives them the freedom to explore the countryside scenario; it is a great place for parents too. The Kitchen Table is the main restaurant; the barn has amazing homemade food prepared for guests in a beautiful, relaxed environment that will soothe their souls. Yorkshire puddings, gingerbread, brandy snaps, custard tarts, and pizza are all prepared by the Den’s head chef. It’s time to get the kids active this summer!
How would you feel about exploring 250-acre wild park surrounded by mountain bike trails and cycle routes? Betteshanger Park is the kind of adventure park where it’s literally impossible to get bored. There are activities for everyone, including an outdoor playpark, an archery, den building fossil hunting opportunities, and a military fitness training zone. The park opened an amazing visitor centre this spring where tourists can check out the Kent Mining museum, the Green Energy Centre, and the new cafe.
The play area designed for kids is a perfectly safe environment for enthusiastic toddlers that can’t stop fidgeting around. All parents want to find activities to keep kids entertained; at Betteshanger Park we’ve got what you need for your hyper-energetic tots: slides, cradle swings, slides, walks, swinging steps, rope walks, stepping stones, and more. There’s even a picnic area where they can relax before their next play session.
Step on the set of the world’s most famous movie ever, let your kids feel like wizards for at least once in a lifetime. Soon they’ll be all grown up, so the time to take them explore the Harry Potter Studio Tour is now. Over 25,000 unique clothing items can be admired at the wizarding Wardrobes area; make sure to enter the Forbidden Forest too.
The studio is located in London, and it claims to be one of the city’s most amazing place of interest for kids; and we can understand why. Lots of authentic elements from the movie can be admired here, including the Chamber of Secrets, Dumbledore's Office, lots of arts & crafts used on set, and a lot more.
Windsor Legoland is a wonderland for kids. The beautiful theme park opened in 1996, and it has grown into one of the country’s most visited attraction for families with kids. Most facilities are aimed at kids between 3 and 12. It emphasises on everything related to LEGO toys, allowing toddlers to have the best time trying out all the activities. They can venture into the LEGOLAND Castle, explore Pirate Falls, or check out the Star Wars Miniland Experience. The huge, colourful blocks will keep them busy for hours in a row. We guarantee!
Parents, are you ready? This summer season will be huge. Pack your bags and let the adventure begin. Choose the destination and place that best matches the demands of your toddlers, and of course, your budget. There are numerous amazing places to take toddlers across the UK. We’ve picked some of the best. What’s your favourite?