Planning a family staycation this year? You might find a road trip to be a fantastic experience to share as a family and a chance to see the great beauty on show in the UK and enjoy complete control over your trip with the chance to travel privately and spend quality time together. This post will offer a few tips and look at a few of the best road trips in the UK for families.
What to Pack
A road trip is not like a typical holiday and you need to make sure that you have everything that you need. The key items that you need to have include:
- Food and snacks
- Travel pillow and blankets
- Games and gadgets for kids
- Car emergency kit
You also want to make sure that your car is in tip-top condition before setting off – you don’t want to have your trip ruined by breaking down in the middle of nowhere! You should check the tyre pressure and tread depth, top up your fluids and check the brake pads – it is also a good idea to get the car serviced if it is due. If your car has seen better days, it might be worth looking at a used car from a reliable brand like Volkswagen for peace of mind.
The Best Road Trips in the UK
In terms of road trips in the UK, you are spoilt for choice. The NC 500 is often the first mentioned and for good reason. This is an epic 500-mile trip around Scotland’s north coast and allows you to enjoy the dramatic natural beauty found in this part of the world with many different highlights to check out along the way.
Land of the Lakes in the Lake District is another trip worth considering that will show you the postcard-esque beauty found in the Lake District with a shorter 42-mile journey through some of the lesser-seen parts. This includes many charming villages and hamlets where you can stop off for good food and supplies. The 5-mile North York Moors National Park is another good option for families taking you through the breathtaking heather moorland. The extra journey on to Whitby is certainly worth it and a great place to finish your trip!
If you are thinking of a road trip with the family this summer, this post should help you to get prepared and hopefully give you an idea of a fun trip to take.