Weekends are often all about grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and driving the children around to their various activities. Sometimes it can feel like you worked harder on the weekend than you did during the week. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Get your errands done during the week and take some quality time off together as a family. Here are some fun ideas for a family weekend together.
Walking in the Lake District
There are so many benefits of walking, and the Lake District is one of the best places to walk with your family. There are 16 glacial lakes around this stunning area in Cumbria and there are walking trails, cycling trails, waterfalls, bridges, small villages and homes of noteworthy writers that you can visit.
There are more than 1,300 square km in the lake so do some research beforehand so that you know the best things to visit during your weekend.
Canal Boating in the UK
Canal boating in the UK is a great way to spend your family weekend together. You can rent canal boats of various sizes so everyone in the family is comfortable. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you explore the lovely backwaters.
The canals travel through a series of locks and you can stop in small towns where you can secure your boat then get out and go for a walk. There are canals to explore in Northern Ireland, England, and Scotland. Dogs are also allowed on some boats, so canal boating is an activity all the family can enjoy.
Meandering Through Cardiff
Spending a weekend in Cardiff, Wales is a great way for the family to bond. Cardiff Castle is in the centre of town and it is a must for visitors to the area. National Museum Cardiff is also a great place to head on a rainy day.
Spend some time exploring the Cardiff Waterfront where you will find, art, large open spaces, and interesting architecture. Make sure you head to the 10km trail at Barrage Bay to view the transformation of this once heavily polluted Bay.
Exploring the exciting city of London is loads of fun for people of all ages. Book a hop on hop off bus tour and you can see all of the famous landmarks like Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben.
Join a guided walking tour and you can learn more about Jack the Ripper or take a ghost tour of the city. Kids who are fans of the Harry Potter movies will enjoy taking a tour of the Warner Bros. Studio. Ride the Tube to get around as it is inexpensive, convenient and a great way to avoid the traffic.
Visiting the South West Coast
Cornwall is a great place for a family weekend no matter what time of the year. In the summer the lovely beach area is bustling and there are so many things to do. You can relax on a beach, go swimming, explore the small towns, or head out on the water and go snorkelling, windsurfing, or surfing.
In the winter you can walk along the The South West Coast Path that winds along this stunning coastline. Walking can build up quite an appetite so be sure to stop in at one of the many fabulous restaurants that the area is known for.