Are you fed up with doing the same thing every weekend? Why not be a little spontaneous and book a last minute getaway for you and your loved ones? Weekends are the best time to take family trips – you’re off work and the kids are off school giving you a full couple of days to enjoy yourself. Let’s take a look at some last-minute getaway ideas, so you can create some memorable family moments.
Camping – A family camping trip can be a fun weekend away for many different reasons. You can teach your child the wonders of the outdoors, spend quality time talking and catching up, singing songs, sharing jokes and playing games. It is a perfect way to bond and really allows you to experience that quality time together you’ve missed out recently due to busy schedules.
Leave behind or turn off electronic devices and really enjoy those special moments without a screen. There really is no better feeling than pitching up your tent and sitting beneath the stars, toasting marshmallows on the fire.
Hire a cottage in the country – A cottage getaway is the perfect choice for a short break and one you will remember for a lifetime. Check out a site like Classic Cottages that offers everything you need for the perfect cottage getaway – plus their special offers make a last minute trip cheaper too. Take long walks in the countryside, plan adventures with the kids and visit a proper country pub for something to eat.
This is a trip away from all electronic devices, take some board games and challenge each other mentally, rather than having your focus on your phones or ipads the whole time. As most family cottages come with a kitchen why not give baking a try as family? Make a cake, cookies or biscuits and enjoy them later in front of the fire or in the back garden – it’s perfect for some quality time all together.
Coastal Retreat – Beach holidays are a family favorite full of sun, sand, sea and relaxation. This doesn’t have to be far either, instead of hopping on a plane there are plenty of beautiful beaches located here in the UK that you can enjoy and spend a couple of days exploring.
Make sand castles, watch a Punch and Judy show, hire a beach hut, go crabbing and enjoy the amusements and fair rides are just a selection of activities that you could get involved on your last minute getaway. You could even give surfing ago and book in some surfing lessons for those of you who have never done it before. You certainly won’t be bored at the seaside.
City Break – Why not explore a new city and stay over for the night? Visit the city’s museums, theatres and anything else that will keep you engaged and entertained while playing tourist. Try and visit a city that no one in the family has experienced – so you can make the most of it and then nobody knows what to expect. This can be educational and fun all at the same time.
Whatever time of year you decided to plan your city break there will always be something for you to do – as they are not weather dependent.
Theatre Stay – Theatre stays are great fun for the whole family, combined with accommodation and dinner all in one. All you need to do is choose a show, book a hotel and a nearby restaurant, some packages even come with travel included.
Hopefully this gives you some last minute getaway inspiration that you and the whole family can enjoy.
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