6 great UK destinations for a harmonious multi-generational holiday

The UK is a great place for the family that loves to travel together. There are so many beautiful and interesting places that will keep everyone from the toddler to the grandparent enthralled. There are plenty of family-friendly properties in the UK which have everything you need to keep children happy, whilst also being stylish for the adults. 

UK family vacation destinations

When you are planning a multi-generational vacation there are so many things to consider to have the perfect family vacation. Here are 6 great UK destinations for a harmonious multi-generational UK trip.


Cardiff is a beautiful city that is great for a multi-generational UK trip. The city has many exciting places to visit like Cardiff Castle and National Museum Cardiff. Wander along the Cardiff Waterfront where you can see the fabulous architecture, public spaces, and interesting art. 

The massive stone entrance to the Cardiff Castle with the tower in the back ground. It is a beautiful place for a multi-generational UK trip.
The entrance to Cardiff Castle

Be sure to explore the trail along Barrage Bay where you can see how this once heavily polluted area has been transformed.

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Devon is located in the southwest of England and is a county which encompasses fossil cliffs, sandy beaches, moorland parks and medieval towns. Take a walk along the footpath of the South West Coast Path and enjoy scenic views of cliffs and harbours along your trail.

You can enjoy the natural open expanse of the moors in Exmoor. You can enjoy a family-friendly time in the Crealy Great Adventure Parks which offers themed rides and attractions. You can visit the Dartmouth Castle, Exeter Cathedral, Watermouth Castle and Hartland Abbey to see the examples of the stunning architecture found in this county.

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Yorkshire is a fabulous place for people of all ages to visit on their multi-generational UK trip. There any many beautiful beaches on the Yorkshire Coast and if you are thinking of taking your dog with you, then plan your holiday out of season, (usually October to April) when the dog restrictions aren’t being enforced. Reighton Sands is a dog-friendly beach near Filey where all the family can enjoy going for a walk on the sand.

Another beautiful area of Yorkshire is the 841 square miles of Yorkshire Dales National Park. You can walk, cycle, or drive through different areas of the park and see stunning landscapes, stone-built villages, farmlands, obsolete mines, flowery meadows an underground labyrinth of caves, and spectacular waterfalls. Be sure to visit The Forbidden Corner in Leyburn, an exciting maze through a variety of unusual buildings and gardens.

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Stonehenge is an exciting monument for people of all ages and definitely should be on your multi-generational UK trip itinerary. This exciting rock formation is more than 5,000 years old and it is still shrouded in mystery. No one has discovered for what purpose it was built even though scientists have been studying it for years. There are plenty of great accommodations nearby and the family can go camping, glamping, or stay in a hotel together.

The stones that make up the Stonehenge site in the middle of a bright green field under a beautiful blue sky.
The rising stones of the iconic Stonehenge.



Durham lies in the northeast region in England, south of Newcastle upon Tyne. You can visit the Durham Cathedral for its Roman architecture which has the shrine of St Cuthbert and a treasury museum. The Durham Castle is an 11th-century castle which has been occupied by the Durham University College since 1840. Enjoy a calm stroll through the Durham University Botanic Garden which has an area of 25 acres and is filled with beautiful plant life. Be sure to spend a fun-filled day outdoors at the Diggerland Durham which offers real ride-on diggers and go-karting.

If you were thinking about heading further north up to Scotland, you could always save time by parking at the Durham Tees Valley International Airport and fly up to Scotland. They have plenty of regular flights to Scotland and Norway so you can make the most of your time and get to see more amazing sights.

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The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a great place for family members of all ages. You can rent a cabin in the woods that has a hot tub or stay in accommodations in the small towns and villages. If you choose to rent a cabin in the woods you can spend your days trekking through trails, try bird watching, or set up a family adventure like a scavenger hunt. Be sure to explore the surrounding area where you can see towns and villages that reinvented themselves, ancient Roman monuments, and enjoy festivals all year round. The Cotswolds are definitely a place that would be an epic inclusion to your multi-generational UK trip.

We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has given you all the very best ideas on where to have a fabulous multi-generational holiday in the UK. There are so many perfect places for a family vacation in the UK. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in England click through to our England Destination Guide page for more brilliant inspiration.

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5 thoughts on “6 great UK destinations for a harmonious multi-generational holiday”

  1. Great post and I think the keyword here is definitely “harmonious ” lol. It is not easy to please everyone who can have different beats. I only have been to the Yorkshire so I have a lot of new places to visit.

  2. Such a great post! Cardiff and Stonehedge are definitely on my list of future spots I’d like to visit. 🙂

  3. We took our children to the UK when they were small, then again when they were teens/young adults. It was a wonderful trip, both times!

  4. It pains me to admit that I have not yet been anywhere in the UK… And I want to go so badly when I read posts like this. There isn’t anything in this post that I wouldn’t want to see or do. I’m fascinated with history and I love old architecture. I also love taking photos. I’d be in heaven here!

  5. I’ve been to all of these fantastic places except for Cardiff! I am dying to go to Wales with my family, thanks for sharing 🙂


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