Do your little ones finish for summer soon? Six weeks can be a long time to fill, and whether you spend the time in the garden, going away or having days out with the kids, it’s easy to run out of things to do. The team at ACE has put together a list of the perfect staycation destinations for a couple of days away this summer.
As the birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a great place to visit with the family – especially if the kids are studying his plays in school! Explore his history by visiting the whole range of Shakespeare attractions – including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, where plays are performed regularly.
If you’re not interested in the thespian side of this great city, there are plenty of other things to see and do to fill a weekend away – take a stroll through the many gardens, marvel at the contraptions in the Mechanical Art and Design Museum, or visit The Magic Alley store and see what spells, broomsticks and dragon’s eggs you can find! With so many ways to fill a weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon we can’t list them all, so find the top 30 things to do, here!
Another historic English city, Warwick, is great if you want an educational staycation. Immerse yourself in thousands of years of history at Warwick castle, and learn about Britain’s ultimate castle. If you’ve been buying lots of ACE at Tesco (among your other groceries, you can use your Club Card points to pay for your entry and save yourself some money!
For the younger members of the family, visit the Children’s Play Village, filled with soft fantasy realism of a real village, this will be a play time they won’t forget. For a more relaxed trip, there’s lots of beautiful gardens to explore, including Hill Close garden, Jephson gardens and Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden.
Throughout the year, Norfolk is a great place to take a staycation. Whether you want to pitch a tent on one of the many campsites around Norfolk, book a caravan or a holiday home, there are plenty of accommodation options.
Wherever you decide to stay, you’ll never be far from the coast! Spend a day in Cromer, visit the grounds of Holkham and its beach, or choose from one of the many other beaches in the area. If you fancy heading onto the water, book a boat for the day on the beautiful Norfolk Broads and see the Norfolk country side from a different perspective.
Whether your kids are young, or coming in to their teens, Devon is a great place to keep kids of all ages entertained. For older children, surf lessons will keep them occupied in the day time – and for little ones, there are plenty of animal-themed adventures!
For a day out, River Dart Country Park has activities to suit all ages. Test your nerves by completing the high-rope course, or pack your swimsuits for a paddle in the lake!
Think Devon could be the place for your next family holiday? Find out what else you can do here.
Whichever place you choose, with so many activities for the family to do, don’t forget to pack a bottle of ACE for if they get stained along the way!