Family holidays present a great time to get back together and reconnect with the ones you love. In a typical week, with school and work, it can sometimes feel like you lack quality time together. Today we want to show you why a staycation in the UK can be the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones.
In the last couple of years, we have come to realise that taking European holidays can come at great expense and stress. The price of getting flights and taxis can often leave you feeling more stressed compared with before you even went on holiday. The UK is a beautiful and diverse country with so much on offer. The West Midlands is a great place that’s easily accessible and offers all kinds of family trip ideas without feeling like an overexposed tourist trap.
Read on to discover some of our top tips for taking a family holiday in this often-overlooked part of the country.
Countryside Green Spaces to Explore
It has been scientifically noted that spending time in nature is good for your stress levels and overall well-being. There is no shortage of these types of places in the West Midlands. Cannock Chase has some beautiful forest and countryside that equals anything you might find in the Lake District or the nearby Yorkshire Dales. Hiking with your family is a great way to do an activity together without the distraction of technology. Just make sure the great British weather doesn’t catch you out!
If you want more of a city break with the home comforts you all enjoy, you can check out the bustling and vibrant city of Birmingham. This is an intriguing place to spend a weekend. The industrial past of Birmingham has often given it a bit of an unfair reputation in the UK. However, the last few decades have seen it transform while maintaining an iconic character. Explore some of the canal ways of its industrial DNA or check out the free museums to discover more of what is on the surface of the UK’s second-largest city.
If you’re considering booking a holiday here, consider where to base yourself. If you want the balance of being in idyllic countryside with plenty of amenities to entertain the whole family, look no further than The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Royal Sutton Coldfield. In terms of family trips, this hotel offers something for everyone with a luxury swimming pool, adventure playground, forest walks, restaurants, and much more!
We hope today’s article has been helpful in showing you a small range of experiences you can enjoy on a trip to the West Midlands. Whilst it might not be at the top of your list of iconic places to visit in the UK, it offers a massive array of experiences without the associated cost and stress of travelling abroad with your family. Being with your family is the time we all seek to enjoy the most. Book your trip and enjoy a nice and relaxing time together!