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Family activities for self-catering holidays in UK and Ireland

If you are renting a holiday cottage in the UK with your children then you will probably be looking for family activities to do on your holiday. Most children enjoy doing simple things on holiday - what they value most is spending time with their parents and other family members. Hiring a cottage by the sea will give your family a chance to play on the beach - the time-honoured bucket and spade holiday is often the most successful family self-catering holiday - all children whatever their ages enjoy making sandcastles, running along sandy beaches or mucking about in rock pools. All parts of the UK have the most fabulous beaches.

Other family activities that are popular on self-catering holidays in the UK are visiting theme parks! Legoland and Thorpe Park are great attractions for children and renting cottages near theme parks will give you a chance to go day after day - if you can afford it! Stately homes and castles can also be popular ways to entertain children on holiday - most of them have moved away from their stuffy old-fashioned reputations and now offer lots of things to interest children and get them involved in their heritage - from quizzes to mazes! National Trust properties are particularly good at getting children interested in history.

All holiday cottages are close to activities to keep your children happy on a family holiday. Whether it is playing in the local park, riding or pony trekking, a round of crazy golf or a visit to the quirky local museum there will always be some suitable family activity in the area.

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