The COVID-19 crisis which started in early December last became a global pandemic during the early month of this which has brought our country and the whole world into an impasse. Our country went into lockdown to fray the coronavirus pandemic which forced us to stay at our homes and quarantine. Travel has been one of the hardest-hit aspects among others as the only essential transits were allowed and our planned vacations for the summer went out of the window. Since the country is slowly getting back on its feet and people are feeling a bit safer, here are some of the places to visit during the summer once this pandemic ends completely and we go back to our normal lives.
Below you’ll find some of the affordable summer family vacation spots.
Get lost and find your way through the Wistow maze as a family amidst the countryside of Leicestershire. Wistow Maze is a giant 8-acre maize maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden with high-level bridges and towers giving fabulous panoramic views. The maze is redesigned each year using GPS satellite technology. The maze includes an Activity Funyard with mini mazes and games for all the family, including hoopla, bean bag throwing, a space hopper track, and a football shooting game. Situated opposite is the Wistow Rural Centre with a café, garden centre, model village, art gallery, and numerous shops, making it a great day out for all ages at an affordable price.
Forest of Dean
The Forest is sheltered beneath the protective canopy of ancient oak woodland or situated in the open meadow at the forest edge, cabins at Forest of Dean offer an escape from everyday life in one of Britain’s most amazing forests. From cozy one-bedroom cabins to spacious five bedroom Golden Oak Treehouses for short breaks or longer stays, you can match your group’s requirements exactly. Comprising 120 cabins, surrounded by a maze of forest walks, trails, and meadow, Forest of Dean holidays have something for everybody whether you’re staying for weekend breaks or longer. The cabin accommodation includes Silver Birch, Golden Oak, and amazing Golden Oak Treehouses. At the heart of the location is the Forest Retreat, with a shop, café, and bar. Here you can also meet the Forest Ranger, book activities, and hire bikes. There is also a children’s play area! Make your holiday memorable with extras and activities to suit your mood. If you are ready for adventure, then canoeing the River Wye is a must.
City of caves
Investigate the social history of the caves and learn more about the events that once happened inside these fascinating underground dwellings. The family attraction that is now the City Of Caves was made possible thanks to the soft Sherwood Sandstone beneath Nottingham that allowed hand-carved cellars to be excavated and used as storerooms, factories, pub cellars, dwellings, and even air raid shelters.. This journey back in time begins with a descent into the dark, dank Brythonic and Anglo-Saxon tunnels, leading to original medieval wells and cesspits.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects, and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Discover the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall and explore the Forbidden Forest, all before boarding the original Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ and wandering down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all eight films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the British talent, imagination, and artistry that went into making the impossible a reality on screen. This place is a must-visit for Potter heads and the general populace who love films.
If you’re an avid lover watersport then Plymouth is the ideal family summer vacation for any water sports fanatics. Britain’s Ocean City, with its fantastic waterfront location, has no shortage of things to do if you’re a watersports enthusiast. Whether you’re looking for high octanes adrenaline sports such as wakeboarding or coasteering, or scuba diving you can experience everything that is watersports here.
Eastbourne seafront – Bandstand
The final one on our list is the Eastbourne Bandstand. This one is purely for the music heads. Enjoy concerts amidst the seafront and enjoy the perfect family summer vacation as you attend the weekly firework and concerts. The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it in the United Kingdom. Whether it’s pop or rock you like, Eastbourne has got you and your family covered this summer.