Family adventure beckons: Spring and summer holiday ideas for 2024

With the warmer weather tantalisingly close, you may begin to start thinking of some holiday ideas for 2024 within the UK. This country has so much to offer for families who like exploring the great outdoors.

There are many activities which are great ways to explore the countryside whilst making some lifelong memories. Here are some suggestions that will excite all members of the family.

Cotswold countryside retreat

The Cotswolds are home to idyllic villages, stunning landscapes and scenic cycling routes. Whatever the weather there is something to enjoy.

If cycling is your preferred way to explore, then you are spoiled for choice with routes in the Cotswolds. Tetbury to Bath is a popular choice, with the trail starting in picturesque Tetbury and winding through Chavenge which is a Poldark filming location. This route will also take you through Westonbirt which is noted for its arboretum – the perfect place to rest your legs and recharge. The Fosse Way comes next, leading you to the historic city of Bath.

Some cyclists will want to bring their mountain bikes to explore. You may want to take a more family-friendly route and do a loop of the Cotswold Water Park, or for more of a challenge you could tackle the Cotswold Commons loop starting at Barrow Wake Viewpoint.

Coastal Cornwall adventure

Cornwall has been a popular staycation destination for a number of years. This popularity can be attributed to its beautiful sandy beaches, historical mines and tourist-friendly eateries.

The Eden Project is a great day out and a chance to learn about the different plants that inhabit our planet. The three biodomes are each home to different climates which help to transport you across the globe in a matter of minutes.

Another unique place to visit is St. Michael’s Mount. This historical castle sits atop an island and is an impressive sight. When the tide is right, you can walk across the causeway and explore its historical corridors and corners. If you have your bike, you could cycle from Penzance across to Mount Bay where the castle is located. There are free bike racks before you cross the causeway to keep your bikes safe whilst you explore.

Scottish Highlands exploration

As the TV fans will know, Traitors has done an incredible job of showcasing some of the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. If you have been inspired to make a trip north, then there are plenty of places to add to your list.

Loch Ness is perhaps one of the most well-known places in Scotland and there is no better way to experience it than a 360 loop. Strap on your cycling helmet and head off around the loch. Inverness is probably the easiest place to start and finish, but you can join the loop at any point. Just remember to keep an eye out for the Loch Ness Monster!

If this route is a bit long, a more family-friendly option is the Inshriach Forest and Glen Feshie Circuit. This will take you around 2.5 hours and allow you to take in the ruins of Ruthven Barracks. Keep an eye out for red squirrels and capercaillies along the way for a real treat.

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