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Stylish staycations

19 April




Planning a family staycation this year? Emma Howarth selects some ideal spots around the UK and we 


select some fabulous outfit ideas for the kids. Finally, it's time to start planning their summer outfits. 



Gower, Wales


Right up there with the beautiful beach big-hitters, the Gower Peninsula might just be Britain’s 


best-kept secret. Ensure you check out our swim shop for boys and girls before you book.




DO


Take a dolphin-spotting boat trip 


with Gower Coast Adventures.



EAT


Try lunch with a view at the laid-back and 


lovely Bay Bistro. Think post-surf sustenance, 


lots of choice for veggies and decadent cakes.



PLAY


The natural charms of Rhossili Bay should 


be all the entertainment they need but if the 


weather refuses to play ball, try a trip to 


the Gower Heritage Centre near Swansea.



STAY


Glamp it up with a stay in one of Scamper 


Holidays’ shepherd’s huts, wood cabins or 


VW campers. Choose from two equally 


lovely sites on the peninsula.



gowercoastadventures.co.uk; thebaybistro.co.uk


gowerheritagecentre.co.ukscamperholidays.co.uk





Newquay, Cornwall


Wild coastline, sandy beaches, rock pools, pasties, fish and chips – there’s nowhere quite 


like Cornwall for a UK family fling. 




DO


Take a trip to Fistral Beach – the home of British 


surfing – to watch the wave riders in action.



EAT


Jamie Oliver’s Italian-inspired Fifteen Cornwall 


is right on the beach and perfect for a 


leisurely family lunch.



PLAY


Take your sandcastle architecture to the next 


level with Watergate Bay’s vast swathe of sand.



STAY


Laid-back and luxurious, the Watergate Bay


Hotel takes family-friendly to stylish new heights.



fistralbeach.co.uk; fifteencornwall.co.uk; watergatebay.co.uk




SHOP GIRLS SWIMWEAR


SHOP BOYS SWIMWEAR

South Bank, London


History, architecture, art, adventure, London’s South Bank makes the ideal base for a weekend exploring


the capital. Day trips, whether in city or country, require cool-but-practical accessories for girls and boys.




DO


Book ahead for the best prices on the 


London Eye or View from The Shard.



EAT


Proper burgers in a stylish setting, Byron 


on The Cut is a crowd-pleasing winner.



PLAY


Watch the skaters and street entertainers, 


check out Tate Modern or run wild in the 


playground next to the London Eye.



STAY


Save your cash for a shopping session 


and stay at Premier Inn’s brilliantly 


located County Hall hotel.



londoneye.com; theviewfromtheshard.com;


byronhamburgers.com; tate.org.uk; premierinn.com





Lake District, Cumbria


Escape to the beautiful Lake District for dreamy landscapes and wild adventures.


Be sure to pack a lightweight rain coat for girls or boys in case of summer showers.




DO


Pack the walking boots so you can make 


the most of the stunning local scenery. 



EAT


Clifton’s George and Dragon is big on 


atmosphere and child-pleasing dishes.



PLAY


Don’t miss a trip to Lowther Castle 


and its huge adventure playground.



STAY


Who wouldn’t want to spend the night in a 


Hobbit Hole? Head to the Quiet Site and 


make that stay in the Shire dream a reality.



askhamhall.co.uk/george-and-dragon;


lowthercastle.org; thequietsite.co.uk




SHOP GIRLS ACCESSORIES


SHOP BOYS ACCESSORIES

Margate, Kent

The perfect mix of arty regeneration and retro resort, Margate has timeless appeal.


DO

Visit the famous Shell Grotto or get 

your art fix at Turner Contemporary.


EAT

Roost ticks all the right boxes with a 

fuss-free menu of chicken, ribs and 

burgers and a basement games room.


PLAY

No trip to Margate is complete without 

a spin on the rides at Dreamland.


STAY

Small, chic and overlooking the 

beach, Sands Hotel is our seaside 

stay dream base.


shellgrotto.co.uk; turnercontemporary.org; roostrestaurant.co.uk;

sandshotelmargate.co.uk; dreamland.co.uk

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