What To Do When Visiting Your Kids At University In The North
So the time has come for your kids to fly the nest and venture off into student life in a new city. This time can bring feelings of happiness, excitement, as well as sadness about the thought of an empty nest. Don’t worry too much about your child moving to a different city after 18-years at home. It means you get to go and visit them at their new university and see their new life. We’ve come up with the top things to do when visiting your kids at university in the north. Enjoy.
Things To Do When Visiting Your Kids At University
Manchester is a favourite amongst students, with the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and nearby, Salford University, it has a huge student population. This doesn’t mean when you visit you have to live like a student. Manchester is home to lots of museums and art galleries that are worth checking out. We recommend a visit to the People’s History Museum to discover the lives of people in the city over the last 200 years. A great way for you and your child to learn about the history of their new home. For more fun activities to do, read our blog on a weekend in Manchester.
Hull is a lively university city and the University of Hull is a popular choice amongst prospective students. Hull will also be the UK’s City of Culture in 2017, making it an even better excuse to visit this northern city. If you’re into your wildlife, then take a trip to Hulls biggest attraction, The Deep. It’s one of the world’s most spectacular aquariums. The building is a spectacle in itself, a huge angular building that lunges over the waters of the Humber River. Hull is also on the doorstep of beautiful countryside, so take a look at our blog on outdoor activities to do whilst in Hull.
Chester City Centre is rich in history and culture and offers students a vibrant nightlife along with fantastic shopping. It’s no wonder that the University of Chester is a sought after university to attend. When visiting your kids at university in Chester take in the sights of the Roman walls on a Roman Walking Tour. If you’re visiting on a warm and sunny day, take a boat ride down the beautiful River Dee. Don’t forget to treat yourselves to a spot of retail therapy too, shopping in Chester is an experience in itself as the unique rows of shops are 700-year-old shopping galleries. For more fun activities to do, read our blog on a weekend in Chester.
Liverpool is one of the countries most popular cities amongst students. This iconic city is home to four universities giving the city an average of 70,000 student population. When you decide to visit your kids at university in Liverpool you won’t be short on things to do. Famous for its music, it makes sense to head to Matthew Street which is home to the infamous Cavern Club - the home of The Beatles. If you’re a Beatles fan, The Beatles Story tells the fascinating story of how they rose to fame. Read our blog on a weekend in Liverpool for more fun things to do.
Glasgow is home to a wide range of universities and has an abundance of students living there, making it a popular choice. It has a vibrant nightlife, extensive culture with the abundance of museums, theatres, and art galleries and let's not forget about it being a haven for foodies. The city offers visitors an eclectic mix of cuisine. Visit the West End for a choice of restaurants from around the world. Glasgow has so much more to offer, read our blog on a weekend in Glasgow. Whilst visiting your kids at university make sure you book yourself into a hotel nearby, you don’t want to spend an evening in student halls now do you? Take a look at the locations of our hotels across the city here: http://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/
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