Unusual Family Holidays in the UK

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UK Family Holidays With A Difference

Planning family holidays in the UK often seems much of the same old routine. If you're keen to make changes this year, why not check out some of the most unusual family holidays in the UK instead?

Unusual Family Holidays in the United Kingdom: Top Holiday Lettings

Boat Wayford
Boat ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Wayford, Stalham, United Kingdom
from £57
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Boat Wroxham
Boat ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Wroxham, Broadland, United Kingdom
from £53
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Boat Wroxham
Boat ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Wroxham, Broadland, United Kingdom
from £44
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Boat Beccles
Boat ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Beccles, Waveney District, United Kingdom
from £193
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Castle Balmaclellan
Castle ∙ 9 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
from £196
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Castle Banknock
Castle ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Banknock, Falkirk, United Kingdom
from £243
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Castle Rosudgeon
Castle ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Rosudgeon, Perranuthnoe, United Kingdom
from £108
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Castle Kilmartin
Castle ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
from £885
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Castle Aberdeenshire
Castle ∙ 10 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £605
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7 Unusual Family Holiday Ideas in the UK

We're all a little weird at heart, that's the reason unusual UK family holidays are taking off so fast. When it's time to plan your next family break away, here are some ideas to consider.

  • 1. Scotland's more remote cabins

    Hopefully all family members will rise to the challenge of the outdoor life if you book a remote cabin or glamping holiday in the Scottish Highlands this year.

  • 2. Narrowboat on the Warwickshire waterways

    A narrowboat holiday exploring the Warwickshire countryside is not top of the list for most families. However, these modern boats can sleep from six people, and have all mod-cons, often including onboard WiFi! Take a leisurely trip from the Alvechurch area down to Stratford-upon-Avon by narrowboat and let all your troubles disappear. Alternatively, take your narrowboat into the centre of Birmingham and discover all the hidden attractions of this city from the waterway.

  • 3. Rock climbing in the Peak District

    Active kids will adore pushing their bodies to extremes during rock climbing holidays in the beautiful Peaks. Hiking and wild water swimming are more activities to enjoy. It's easy to book a local cottage or hotel, then check out all the available activities in your chosen location!

  • 4. Manchester

    Why not contemplate a city break to Manchester this year?Football-mad kids will adore the chance to visit Manchester United's Theatre of Dreams, and the National Football Museum in the city centre. With excellent shopping, entertainments, and a lively cultural scene, Manchester is hard to beat for holidays.

  • 5. Christmas and New Year hiking

    The challenges offered by climbs, hikes, and sporting activities are doubled during winter in Scotland. Whether you plan a family hike in the Highlands or hope for enough snow to ski at Aviemore, enjoy the best festive breaks with a unique holiday experience.

  • 6. Farm holiday in the South West

    If you always dreamt about waking up in the middle of nowhere, with the peaceful lowing of cattle being the only discernible sounds, why not check out rural cottages and farm holidays in the South West? Cream teas, craft beers or ciders, and loads of thatched pubs and restaurants to visit. Heaven on earth!

  • 7. Castles and country house estates.

    Castles, mansions, and country house estates abound in the UK. Whether you plan a cultural tour of Ireland, an historic road trip from southern England to Newcastle, or a Welsh adventure, you'll discover National Trust properties to ignite your interest!

Best Places to Stay for Unusual Family Holidays in the United Kingdom

Castle Dover
Castle ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
from £75
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Castle Tawstock
Castle ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Tawstock, North Devon District, United Kingdom
from £293
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Castle Inverbervie
Castle ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
from £89
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