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There are plenty of destinations that make for the best UK summer holiday breaks. Below, we reveal some of our top picks for a brilliant UK staycation over the summer holidays.

Get your surf on

Surfing can be an enjoyable sport to learn so why not visit Perranporth’s Surf School this summer? Perranporth is known to be a ‘bucket-and-spade’ family holiday resort; and surfing a great activity for all the family to enjoy, from 7 years old and upwards. The surf school is located on the beach throughout the summer, so you couldn’t be any closer to the waves, ensuring your experience of learning to surf is certainly memorable. YHA Perranporth is situated close by, so a fun day out with the family can easily be turned into a memorable UK summer holiday break.

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Visit a theme park

The summer holidays are the perfect time to plan a visit to a theme park, our favourite being Alton Towers. Here, there is something for all ages. For the adults and teenagers, there’s the classic coasters like Rita and Oblivion. Tiny tots can enjoy CBeebies Land and the In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride. With YHA Ilam Hall situated close by, you don’t have to worry about the tiring car journey home. A perfect UK summer holiday break for the whole family.

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Safari park fun

Knowsley Safari Park boasts about having the longest safari drive in the UK. Covering an incredible five miles, you’ll see everything from the brilliant lion pride and mischievous meerkats, to buffalo and zebra. Don’t forget the best part – you can go around as many times as you like! On the foot safari visit sea lions and tigers. There are amusement rides for the little ones to enjoy and you can even take the family out rowing on the lake for a bit of well-earned peace and quiet. With YHA Liverpool being a short car journey away, it’s the perfect opportunity to book the ultimate UK summer holiday break.

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Happy hiking

Put the iPads away and hit the Lake District trails with your kids this summer! The Lake District really does have something for everyone when it comes to walking – including those with little legs. Spend the summer days climbing rolling hills, exploring quaint villages and taking in remarkable views which the little ones will love. The Lake District is an unforgettably beautiful and magical destination especially in the summer for walkers of all ages, with gentle hill walks for young walkers starting out and of course the major mountain challenges for older families. With 18 YHA’s located in the Lake District, why not book a stunning summer Lake District retreat for you and your loved ones? It will certainly be the best UK summer holiday break.

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Looking for ideas for the half-term holidays? Here are our top picks to keep your little ones entertained.

Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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