We all know the United Kingdom for the magnificent Highland and obviously because of Harry Potter, Robin Hood… But there are so many other things to do while you’re hiking across the UK with your children! So to help you have a fun and memorable trip with your kids, we selected the five most stunning activities to do in the UK.
Did you receive the letter? Do you have your owl? Are you ready for the adventure? Embark on the magical adventure of the Hogwarts Express! From April to October, this magnificent train runs across the Highland over 135 km. Starting in Fort William this adventure is perfect for a family memory! Passing through the dramatic highland sceneries, you will have the chance to live the unique experience of being the Hogwarts wizard apprentice! Don’t miss the view of the Glenfinnan Viaduc, 380 meters long and 31 meters high, it’s from one of the most known Harry Potter scenes! We know that it isn’t the 9 ¾ platform, but for the Wizards fans, this train trip is something you can’t miss!
The Loch Ness
It’s impossible not to make a detour and go to see the mystical Loch Ness! The entire world knows about Scotland and the Loch Ness monsters. If that is already an adventure for you, just imagine how can it be for your children! Visiting the exhibition you will learn so much about the history of the Loch Ness, the discovery and the legend will be explained in a very fun way. Seven themed areas and 500 million years of history are waiting for you! Plus, why not end your day with a boat cruise on the Loch Ness? You may have the chance to see Nessie!
Because this area is so rich in history, you will see a lot of castles and manors on your hiking trip. Some of them will just remain in ruins, some others are very well conserved and you can go visit them and the surrounding gardens. A true escape of time where your kids can imagine being a highlander, fighting for their land! Also, most of these castles offer an incredible view of a Scottish Valley or Lake.
Cotswold Farm Park – One of the Top UK Activities with Animals
Founded in 1971, to protect some of the rare breeds of animal farms, the park is full of amazing creatures! The purpose of the farm is to protect rare animals and nature around them, but it’s also a true farm with the production of wool, cereals… And of course, you will have the chance to participate in some of the farm tasks and to learn more about the flora and fauna! It’s a wonderful place and adventure for you and your kids, having the opportunity to feed some of the animals, transform wheat into flour!
Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy’s Collection
Founded by Mike Cavanagh in 1978, the motoring museum comes from a private collection. For the ones who are crazy about motorcycles, cars or anything with an engine, this museum is the best place to go! Most of the cars come from the 60’s and the 70’s. It’s one of the most exciting UK activities for sure. Once you have fully explored the exciting world of motors, go and take a look at the toy’s museum! Boats, cars, and everything else is presented in a different way, Mecano, wooden vehicles…It’s simply a wonderful stop for the entire family where even mum and dad can feel like children again.