Itinerary ideas: Families and Sun Tour
Off the shelf, flexible tours of the UK and Ireland
Families and Sun Tour
What's it all about?
This itinerary is slightly more appropriate for younger children and has a beach and seaside focus. It goes to the Cornwall area which in itself is stunning but it also has lots of days out and small theme parks appropriate for younger children. Having said that, it would still be very much enjoyed by all the family.
Region: London, South East England, South West England
Length: 18 days / 17 nights
Transport options: Public, Ferry, Vehicle Hire
Start and End: London Heathrow
Price: Please enquire with dates for accurate prices
Inclusions: 17 nights accommodation, Airport transfers, London Underground travel, 13 days car hire, Selected Entrance fees, Info Pack, maps, taxes, fees and financial protection.
Exclusions: Meals other than breakfast, optional activities unless stated, Flights, Tips, Visa's
Families and Sun Tour Itinerary
Day 1-4: London
London is packed with great things for kids and adults alike. From sightseeing to a ride on the London eye to a visit to the Tower of London and a wander round Madame Tussauds, no matter how much time you spend here, there will always be far more to come back for.
Day 5-8: Isle of Wight
One of the most exciting things about the Isle of Wight is actually the ride over there, on a hovercraft! The Island itself is great for adults and kids alike with lots of hands on centres and fun days out.
Day 9: Portsmouth
Portsmouth is Britain's Naval capital and as such the historic dockyard in a wonderful place to spend a couple of days. Attractions there include a harbour tour, a look around Nelson's HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior, a viewing of the raised wreck Mary Rose and several interactive hands on museums for kids.
Day 10-15: Cornwall
As well as a plethora of its own beaches and activities, Newquay is a great place to rent a car and explore the region. There are hundreds of hidden beaches, picturesque fishing towns, small theme parks and activity centres and even a cliff top theatre called the Minnack Theatre. St Ives is right at the tip of Cornwall and is in itself a delightful fishing town. From here you can visit the most southerly tip of Britain - Land's End and take out a boat trip to see local marine life such as seals or even do a spot of mackerel fishing yourself.
Day 16-17: Bristol
A vibrant and fun city, Bristol is packed with fun ways to entertain children. Home to Wallace and Gromit your little ones could visit 'At-Bristol' and learn animation for themselves with hundreds of interactive exhibits. Bristol also has a fabulous zoo and dozens of other interesting shops, attractions and museums.
Day 18: Windsor - London
On the way back to London why not stop off at Windsor, home to the world's largest inhabited castle. It's a great sight for people of all ages and Windsor itself is a charming town. And if you visit on a Friday afternoon keep your eyes peeled for a peek at Mrs Windsor herself coming home for the weekend, Queen Elizabeth II!