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Planning a family staycation this year? Emma Howarth selects some ideal spots around the UK and we
select some fabulous outfit ideas for the kids. Finally, it's time to start planning their summer outfits.
Right up there with the beautiful beach big-hitters, the Gower Peninsula might just be Britain’s
best-kept secret. Ensure you check out our swim shop for boys and girls before you book.
Take a dolphin-spotting boat trip
with Gower Coast Adventures.
Try lunch with a view at the laid-back and
lovely Bay Bistro. Think post-surf sustenance,
lots of choice for veggies and decadent cakes.
The natural charms of Rhossili Bay should
be all the entertainment they need but if the
weather refuses to play ball, try a trip to
the Gower Heritage Centre near Swansea.
Glamp it up with a stay in one of Scamper
Holidays’ shepherd’s huts, wood cabins or
VW campers. Choose from two equally
lovely sites on the peninsula.
Wild coastline, sandy beaches, rock pools, pasties, fish and chips – there’s nowhere quite
like Cornwall for a UK family fling.
Take a trip to Fistral Beach – the home of British
surfing – to watch the wave riders in action.
Jamie Oliver’s Italian-inspired Fifteen Cornwall
is right on the beach and perfect for a
leisurely family lunch.
Take your sandcastle architecture to the next
level with Watergate Bay’s vast swathe of sand.
Laid-back and luxurious, the Watergate Bay
Hotel takes family-friendly to stylish new heights.
fistralbeach.co.uk; fifteencornwall.co.uk; watergatebay.co.uk
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South Bank, London
History, architecture, art, adventure, London’s South Bank makes the ideal base for a weekend exploring
the capital. Day trips, whether in city or country, require cool-but-practical accessories for girls and boys.
Book ahead for the best prices on the
London Eye or View from The Shard.
Proper burgers in a stylish setting, Byron
on The Cut is a crowd-pleasing winner.
Watch the skaters and street entertainers,
check out Tate Modern or run wild in the
playground next to the London Eye.
Save your cash for a shopping session
and stay at Premier Inn’s brilliantly
located County Hall hotel.
byronhamburgers.com; tate.org.uk; premierinn.com
Lake District, Cumbria
Escape to the beautiful Lake District for dreamy landscapes and wild adventures.
Be sure to pack a lightweight rain coat for girls or boys in case of summer showers.
Pack the walking boots so you can make
the most of the stunning local scenery.
Clifton’s George and Dragon is big on
atmosphere and child-pleasing dishes.
Don’t miss a trip to Lowther Castle
and its huge adventure playground.
Who wouldn’t want to spend the night in a
Hobbit Hole? Head to the Quiet Site and
make that stay in the Shire dream a reality.
SHOP GIRLS ACCESSORIES
SHOP BOYS ACCESSORIES
The perfect mix of arty regeneration and retro resort, Margate has timeless appeal.
Visit the famous Shell Grotto or get
your art fix at Turner Contemporary.
Roost ticks all the right boxes with a
fuss-free menu of chicken, ribs and
burgers and a basement games room.
No trip to Margate is complete without
a spin on the rides at Dreamland.
Small, chic and overlooking the
beach, Sands Hotel is our seaside
stay dream base.
shellgrotto.co.uk; turnercontemporary.org; roostrestaurant.co.uk;
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