February 19, 2018
If you are looking for a relaxed family holiday or even a short family break, Northumberland in the northeast of England is the perfect destination. There are a lot of places of historic interest, an abundance of natural beauty, and plenty of family-oriented activities and events to keep everyone in the family happy.
If you are looking to stay in safe and fully-equipped accommodation, there is nothing better than renting a luxury cottage, which comes with all the amenities and comforts you have back home. Staying in a rented cottage offers the perfect base from which you can set out with the family to explore the wonderful attractions found in this part of England.
Some of the best places to visit with the kids in tow in the area are:
Alnwick Castle: The children no longer have to remain content with watching castles and knights on the telly, when there is a rare opportunity for them to visit an actual castle in this part of the country. The county is home to more than 70 castles, perfect to explore with the family. Alnwick Castle is one of the finest in the area to visit. It is the perfect spot to go with the little ones as there is ample open space for them to run about and explore. There also are several activities organised for kids that add to the charm of the place. Whether they want to roll down the hill, dress up as a knight or even fly a broomstick, there are activities galore to keep them busy on the trip. Visitors are allowed into the castle, although, there are plenty of steps to climb so it would be better to use a carrier or carry kids on the way up. Check their website to find out what activities are planned for the day you choose to visit!
Alnwick Gardens: On a warm sunny day, trot along to Alnwick Garden with the kids - a fabulous place to spend an afternoon. The first thing that draws the attention of visitors is the massive cascade of water that flows from the top to an area down near the entrance. It is a magnificent sight to behold and captivates both kids and grownups who see it. The kids can enjoy a ride on toy tractors and the attached shovel could be used to catch water trickling down the walls. Just ensure to carry an extra pair of clothes for the kids to change into!
There is also a plethora of places in the garden for the kids to explore like a labyrinth, cherry orchards and a maze. A wonderful collection of water-based sculptures is also a must-see. There is also a large Treehouse outside the castle and gardens. It is one of the biggest of its kind and has a fun collection of walkways and rope bridges, which the kids will love to play on.
Beadnell Beach: If you are looking for a beach ideal for toddlers, Beadnell Beach is among the best. Its unique natural design in the shape of a horseshoe shelters it from the elements and makes it the perfect spot for the kids to play in the sand and paddle in the area. The beach is pristine - with beautiful fine golden sand, making it the perfect spot to spend time on.