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The long cold nights are starting to draw in as Autumn sets in and Winter is soon to follow. Don’t be tempted to go into hibernation just because the warmth air of summer is nothing but a distant memory. The UK is a beautiful place in Autumn, with the leaves turning a vibrant rustic colour and the air turning slightly crisp, the great British outdoors are one not to be missed at this time of year. If you’re more into your city breaks than country escapes, Autumn brings a sense of magic to the bustling and vibrant UK cities, as the anticipation of the festive season sets in. Cities come alive with Christmas markets and festive shoppers. Here are the best family holiday destinations to visit in Autumn in the North.

Family Holiday Destinations To Visit In Autumn In The North

family holiday destinations to visit in Autumn in the North

Manchester is just twenty minutes from the beautiful and historic Tatton Hall, located on 1,000 acres of the most magnificent deer park. This National Trust owned estate boasts glorious gardens, a working farm and a neo-classical mansion. It’s not just a place to visit during the Summer, with plenty of events going on throughout Autumn. They are celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl, with a fascinating exhibition on this great author and plenty of family fun, it makes it one of the best family holiday destinations to visit in Autumn in the North. Whilst staying in the city, if you’re a lover of art and history, you’ll never be at a loss as Manchester is home to plenty of Museums and art galleries. We recommend the Museum of Science And Industry to keep the whole family entertained.


family holiday destinations to visit in Autumn in the NorthA city steeped in history, Chester has lots of attractions making it a favourite of the best UK family holiday destinations in Autumn. Surrounded by ancient Roman walls, that were built to protect Chester from invasion, they now offer great walks along them, where you can take in the panoramic views of the city. Chester also offers a unique shopping experience where you can escape the cold and experience the unique rows in the 700-year-old tiered covered shopping centre, a perfect place for festive shopping.

Family Holiday Destinations To Visit In Autumn In The NorthCarlisle

For keen walkers and lovers of the great outdoors, Carlisle should be on your must-visit list this Autumn. Only a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Lake District and home to the longest continuous remaining stretch of the magnificent World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall it’s no wonder why it’s a great Autumn destination. Carlisle is another city with rich Roman heritage, discover Carlisle’s historic quarter with its 900-year-old cathedral and take a trip to Tullie House Museum to delve into the fascinating history of Carlisle.


Family Holiday Destinations To Visit In Autumn In The NorthThis vibrant Scottish city of Glasgow is well worth a visit in Autumn. There are plenty of museums to hide away from the cold in and explore the city’s rich historical heritage. It’s home to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland’s most visited museum. Glasgow is also a great place to shop, Buchanan Street is a shopaholic’s haven. If you’re a foodie head over to the West End are of the city for an eclectic mix of cuisine from around the world. This October is a great time to visit with kids for spooky Halloween fun, The Witchy Walk at Loch Lomond Shores is an event not to be missed for those who love a ghost story whilst walking through the forest with spellbinding witches and wizards.

If this blog has left you feeling inspired to get away to the best UK family holiday destinations to visit this Autumn, then take a look at our Autumn Nights package. You can get up to 40% off your stay at our locations across the UK.


Written by Molly