If you are looking to explore England with kids, then you have come to the right place. We are a family of five (and a dog) based in Staffordshire in England, and we love nothing more than to share our recommendations for great family days out, things to see, places to stay, and great family friendly campsites around the UK.
From beautiful beaches in Cornwall, to island hopping in search of dinosaur footprints on the Isle of Wight, there is so much to see and do in England.
Exploring England with kids
Here are a few ideas for places to stay, things to do in England with kids, and our best family friendly and dog friendly campsites.
We first visited Yorkshire when the kids were really little, and we stayed at Camp Katur in a family friendly safari lodge. You can stay in Geodomes, tents and lodges, with so much to do on the Estate, you’ll not want to leave. Our second visit we stayed on a campsite near to York and visited the local area including Yorkshire lavender and also York for the day ( afternoon tea at Betty’s tearoom is a must!)
The Lake District is a favourite of ours and we have visited many times. We last stayed on Coniston lake, and stayed at a campsite on the edge of the water – we loved it so much it was one of our favourite campsites in the lake District..only a short stroll with the paddleboard. There is so much to see and do, I really need to write up more about the incredible lakes.
If you are looking for luxury, and camping all rolled up in one, then you will love this resort. There is so much for families, including a beach, swimming pool, gym, adventure park and much more.
We regularly visit the Peak District. There is so much to do, and so many incredible family friendly walks, cycle rides, and family friendly attractions. Not to forget a gorgeous spa on the edge of Staffordshire Peak District.
Staffordshire is our home, and we spend our weekends and days off exploring and finding all the things to do in Staffordshire with kids. There are so many amazing places to stay, and things to do in and around Staffordshire. If it is raining then why not head to a ceramics cafe for pottery painting with a coffee? IF you are in need of a bit of R&R then why not try an afternoon tea or a Staffordshire spa day.
We lived in Cheshire for a few years before kids, so Cheshire holds a special place in our hearts. Chester is a city in North West England, and Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and a 1000 year old Cathedral! We have stayed in and around Chester a number of times including family friendly self catering accommodation and also on one of the great family friendly campsites around Cheshire