Short Family Breaks in UK & Europe | Day Out With The Kids

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Short Family Breaks

Family staycations for 2020/21

It's been a funny old year, but if there's one good thing to come out of it all, it's our renewed love for a UK staycation. Whether you've been exploring your local towns and cities, or venturing to one of the many popular staycation spots across the British Isles, we've got short family breaks that are packed full of fun - with accommodation, attractions and adventure all included!

Theme Park Breaks

Looking for a family break with double the fun? Theme park breaks are perfect for the whole family; enjoy rollercoasters and rides by day, then enjoy the night all tucked up in everything from resort glamping to character-themed rooms! 

Kids Go FREE on LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Short Breaks
Prices from just £120* per family!

Book your LEGOLAND® Holiday now

Save on epic Warwick Castle Short Breaks
Prices from just £129* per family!

Book your Warwick Castle Break now

Escape to the Seaside

Enjoy sand and sea air with a getaway to our beautiful coastline, and maybe even a trip to one of the UK's best seaside towns. From cottages and camping, to caravans and chalets - there's so much to explore and relive your own childhood holidays.

Offers on Haven short breaks
Offers on Pontins short breaks

Family getaways a little further afield

It's easier than ever to hop across the Channel for some much-needed family time - say bonjour to some of our top European short break & holiday bargains below.

Disneyland Paris tickets

Why you should take a short family break

Time with our children is precious; we’re all trying to squeeze in a few extra minutes here and there, and between work and after-school club it’s tricky. So, instead of attempting to stuff more hours into the day, why not go the whole hog and book a short family break?

Where will your getaway take you? We’ve got loads of fantastic family escapes near some the biggest family theme parks in the UK like Alton TowersChessington World of Adventures and LEGOLAND, where rides, shows and costumed characters are raring to go.

Fancy something a little more low-key? You could take a weekend break in the countryside of Warwickshire or Leicestershire – would you choose a hotel or camping out in nature? Meet animals from all over the world or someone from your kids’ favourite cartoon cast, all while spending quality time with the people you love best.

The great thing about family weekend breaks is that you can properly bed in. There’s no stress about travelling back late at night, and package offers make catering for your little ones easy-peasy. It might mean a few early starts but after a day of dashing around a farm park or zorbing your way to victory, you’ll all be ready to tuck up at 7pm! We’ve even got some tips to help you when it comes to finding games to play in the car on the way, or prevent travel sickness, for the smoothest ride there and back. 

Memories are what make a family, and weekends away with the kids are the best time to conjure them up. Remember the time Mum left one of the bags at home so the kids spent the whole weekend wearing Dad’s giant t-shirts? What about meeting Mickey, or when that llama chased everyone around the park, demanding treats?! Memories are yours for the making on any one of these short family breaks; just grab the kids, pack a spare pair of pants and take your pick.