Looking for a break away with the family and looking for somewhere close to London but still in a traditional country setting? Look no further than family holidays in Bedfordshire, easily accessible by plane, train or car and making it the perfect getaway in the UK. With a range of activities and attractions there’s something for all ages from educational to fun days out with the family.
With activities and attractions crammed into the small but compact region, you can brush up on your history at the famous Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft and vehicles dating from the first half of the 20th Century. The Stockwood Discovery Centre tells the story behind the history of Bedfordshire and the evolution of Stockwood House. If you and the family are animal lovers then Bedfordshire is the perfect destination with Whipsnade Zoo offering a zoo and safari park with a huge range of animals. Woburn Safari gives you the opportunity to walk or drive past animals out in the wild, giving families plenty of choice for animal based days out. If you’re looking for a day out to get the adrenaline going then Skirmish Central Paintball is the perfect place to let off some steam and enjoy a day in the outdoors with the family.
You’ll never be bored in Bedfordshire with a range of options for days out. If you’re looking for something to do while the children are busy, a walk and picnic in the Dunstable Downs is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet in this tranquil country setting. If you’re looking for a more active day out there are a plethora of walking and cycling trails that take you through the countryside and coastline, giving the opportunity to view the idyllic scenery on offer in Bedfordshire.
Whatever your family’s interests you’re sure to have memorable family holidays in Bedfordshire. For more information on what there is to explore, check out our Things to Do in Bedfordshire guide.