My husband just got back from a trip to the U.K. It was golfing trip with buddies to celebrate his friend’s 60th birthday. When he got back, I asked him if we should go as a family. I had spent time in London and Cambridge, before kids, and I wanted take the kids on more international trips. Bonus points for England, too, since we wouldn’t have the language barrier.
From Boston, where we live in a suburb, it’s the exact same flying time (actually a half hour less) and approximate flight costs to go to California where our relatives are as to go to England. That’s tempting.
My biggest concern is what will the kids do all day? They are ages 8, 11 and 13 and finding activities that they all agree upon is practically impossible. I was thrilled to learn about Butlins because here is a change to get out and about with the family this summer at English seaside resorts!
They have three locations, all beach front: Bogner Regis, Minehead and Skegness. These seaside resorts in UK (United Kingdom) all look amazing for kids and adults!
Here’s an overview of what it’s like to stay there.
In the United States, we don’t have that many official working days off during the summer. There’s Memorial Day but that is really before summer begins. The 4th of July fell midweek which is not as great as when it falls at the end or beginning of the week. The Brits are lucky. The summer bank holiday is for some family fun.
Here’s to thinking more like a Brit. Take some time off this summer to enjoy the seaside. You’ll never regret not working to spend time with family!
p.s. Here’s some Brit Children’s Books to get the kids excited!
This is London by Miroslav Sasek
If you make a few stops in your U.K. adventure and go to London, use this book to get your kids acquainted with the important sights to see.
Anno’s Britain by Mitsumasa Anno
I like to explore a new city by historical reference. This wordless picture book by Anno gives a quick overview of Britain’s history.
Madeleine in London by Ludwig Bemelmans
Travel with Madeline to London before you take your trip there.
Let’s Explore a Castle by Nicholas Harris
Castles come to life with beautiful and intricate illustrations.
Castle by David MacAulay
Visiting castles will take on more meaning if kids read this castle book first. David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.
What are your favorite books for kids about England or places to visit. Do share!
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