And with the UK’s breath-taking scenery, ease of travel and the opportunity to take the whole family along, it’s no wonder that families are opting to holiday at home – after all, we do live in one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
But what will you do once you arrive at your rural retreat? Relaxing with a glass of wine may seem like the perfect moment, but there is the day to fill before you get to that point. Choosing a destination with activities in mind is a great way to ensure that the whole family is entertained while benefiting from spending time outside.
Backing up commonly understood theories, author Florence Williams writes in her book The Nature Fix about how the great outdoors is good for mind, body and mental health. From pulling out the binoculars for a spot of twitching to finding inner calm in the cut-off countryside, these seven good-for-the-soul getaways are ready to prove a point while putting a smile on your face.
Surf. Kayak. Walk. Explore.
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