UK Family Holidays on a Budget

Organising a family holiday can be very difficult, especially when you need to stick to a budget as well as please a load of people with very different tastes. Staying in the UK is becoming more popular and rightly so. The UK can offer some great holidays with a huge variety of locations and activities that make it easier to please everyone.

Traditional hotel or B&B holidays can be found for great prices, especially round the coast and in big cities. Small bed and breakfast establishments are cosy and often great for children as they have a more homely feel than a big hotel. No frills hotels are becoming more available and with offers on all the time for very low cost rooms you can get a really great value break with ease, especially as many hotels have family rooms that include a sofa bed or pull out camp style beds which are perfect for younger children.

The slight downside to a hotel or bed and breakfast for a family holiday is the lack of flexibility. You don't have the facilities to make your own food and eating out for every meal can eat into your budget. Self catering accommodation has the advantage of allowing you to prepare meals on site and still eat out if you fancy a break. You also have the independence to come and go as you please without worrying about disturbing other guests. There are cottages all over the UK in cities and rural locations that have a range of facilities to suit your needs, whether you want to be in the thick of town life or out in the wilds.

The traditional form of UK family holidays and still one of the best is camping. The old style wet canvas and muddy willies form of camping in a field is still available for traditionalists, but there are plenty of other ways to go, if you like a little more luxury. Glamping is camping in comfort with tents already erected and proper beds and bathrooms, you can even get your meals cooked for you and your tent cleaned. Holiday parks are a great place for families, they have activities on site and a static home gives you a small kitchen and bathroom making it more suitable for children.

Once you have decided what kind of UK holiday or 'staycation' you would like to go for, have a look for bargains and vouchers online; when you are after low cost holidays discount codes can help knock a bit off the cost, especially if you are flexible with dates and locations. So for your next family holiday stick to the UK and may the weather be good to you.

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