Hyderabad, India, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — When it comes to escaping the daily grind, UK holiday destinations offer some incredible sites you just won’t find abroad. From our amazing railways taking in the mind-blowing countryside to our quaint villages and historic cities, there’s so much to explore right here at home. Now that tourism is starting to reopen in the UK, there’s never been a better time to start planning a staycation and making it one to remember.
The best UK holiday destinations are found in various locations around Britain, from north to south. The Scottish Highlands is providing wild, remote beauty to the Cotswolds leaving you utterly mesmerised by its quintessential English gardens. The opportunities to see the charms of the
UK are endless.
National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham
For marine life lovers young and old, a trip to the Sea Life Centre Birmingham is a must-visit if you are in the city. There’s plenty of parking available in Brindley Place but it’s easy to walk to from New Street Train Station.
The Centre has all the aquatic life you would expect to see in an aquarium but our absolute favourites are the colony of Gentoo penguins you see when you first enter. Other exhibits not to miss include the 4d cinema
where you shall get splashed, shaken and blown on whilst watching a short animated movie.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Safari Park
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Safari Park is the UK’s biggest zoo. Located in Dunstable (Bedfordshire), the zoo/safari park is spread over 600 acres of beautiful parkland and houses over 2,500 animals. Our top tip would be to get there early on in the day as there is so much to see.
You can either explore the zoo on foot or make use of the free bus service which runs between specific points in the zoo or you could bring your car in. There are also two impressive steam engine rides within the zoo. The
train rides are ticketed entries and subject to weather conditions. When operating, they are super fun.
Harry Potter Studios
Harry Potter Studios London will have you checking to make sure you have no wizarding abilities the moment you walk in the door. Even if you are not a fan of the movies (when we went Mark was very anti-Harry and had not watched a film) you will still be amazed at the detail, love and expertise that went into making some of the props for the 8 movies.
Roleplay at KidZania
Picture a town where kids run everything: They work as doctors and dentists; train as actors and put on shows for their parents; and do the jobs of airline pilots, firefighters, and law enforcement officers.
Such a place exists at KidZania, a children’s role-playing attraction that offers 100 different role-playing activities in 60 different establishments like shops, offices, hospitals, factories, and race car pit stops.
Parents can watch from discreet windows, but kids run all the activities inside the play space. The tiny workers even earn KidZania’s own currency (Kidzos) that they can spend in the shops.
Stay at Legoland Windsor Resort
Legoland has 150 rides, all kinds of shows, water slides, and boat trips, and everywhere you look, you shall find amazing creations made of Lego pieces. In Miniland, at the centre of the park, 35 million pieces of Lego have been used to create scenes from London, Paris, Amsterdam, and elsewhere in Europe.
There are surprises everywhere, including a fire-breathing dragon at the entrance to the resort and an incredibly realistic Chewbacca guarding the entrance to the Star Wars exhibits.
The park is aimed at children between 2 and 12 years old, but some of the rides have height restrictions for the younger ones. You can also stay overnight at The Legoland Resort Hotel. The hotel, which opened in the middle of the park in 2012, includes two days of free entry to the park for each guest.