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Our favorite family-friendly springtime spots across the pond

March 10, 2022

After months of chilly weather, dark mornings and early evenings, we’re all ready to get back out there and enjoy what spring has to offer. If you find yourself travelling across the pond, grab your coats, bags, and a travel mug full of English tea, and go out and explore what the UK has to offer.

A stream trickling between rocks in the ruggedly beautiful landscape of Wye Valley, South Wales.

WYE VALLEY,
SOUTH WALES

If you’re looking for breath-taking scenery and natural beauty, the Wye Valley, located in South Wales, is perfect for a springtime trip. Filled with adventure for all the family, you can walk, run, and cycle through sun-dappled trails, outstanding views, and the countryside in full bloom whatever route you take. The Wye Valley also has a number of beautiful villages to explore – perfect for grabbing a spontaneous ice-cream for the kids, or a quick drink in a traditional British pub.

THE YORKSHIRE DALES

Home to outstanding views, historical castles and abbeys, and tranquil environments wherever you turn, the Yorkshire Dales are one of the UK’s finest spots. This dramatic Yorkshire countryside is filled with underground caves, hidden gems, flower filled hay meadows, and soaring natural beauties. Whether you’re bringing the dogs, the kids, or your closest friends, you’re sure to find activities that’ll suit all abilities, and learn a lot about Yorkshire’s history along the way.

A road weaves through lush green countryside in the Yorkshire Dales.
Visitors take in the view from the raised walkway of the vast steel and glass Temperate House at Kew Gardens.

KEW GARDENS,
LONDON

If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air amongst the hustle and bustle of England’s capital city, an afternoon visit to Kew Gardens may be just what you need. Filled with botanicals and beautiful walking routes, this spot is certainly one that the whole family will love. Whether you want to bring your book and take a seat in the Japanese gardens or want to explore every corner of the arboretum, you’re sure to have a fantastic day out in this nature-filled oasis.

LEIGH WOODS,
BRISTOL

Filled with fun walking and cycling paths, Leigh Woods is a great spot to take the kids for a morning stroll, if you find yourself in the wonderfully historic city of Bristol. Explore this beautiful woodland in your own time following the easy walking routes and take in the spectacular views it offers of Bristol. On your adventures, you’ll see an abundance of wildlife, ancient trees, flower-rich limestone grasslands, open grassy glades, and much more when exploring this area.

Hazy sunlight falls on a path through the trees in Leigh Woods, Bristol.
Mossy rocks cover the forest floor and lush green trees form a leafy canopy overhead in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS

Protected as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Lincolnshire Wolds, situated between Keddington and Hallington, are filled with the best things that the UK countryside has to offer. With rolling hills, rare birds and wildlife, beautiful streams, and nestling villages, these woods are perfect for a fun day out with the family. With stunning views that span for miles, you’ll get a real taste of just how beautiful the UK is.

The National Forest, Midlands

Spanning over 200 square miles of the Midlands, this beautiful landscape is filled with rolling farmlands, ancient forests and newly planted woodlands. The National Forest is a regeneration success story, what used to be a location for coal mining is now a wildlife-rich space for the public to enjoy. The forest hosts lots of family-friendly activities, such as wildlife walks, animal attractions and playgrounds, so you're sure to have a fantastic day out every time you visit.

Gentle sunlight shines through the trees as a mother & daughter walk through The National Forest in the Midlands.
A father and his three small children pause for a photo in a field overlooking a bay.

BEEN THERE,
DONE THAT?

If you’ve visited any of these UK spots, we’d love to see what you got up to! Tag us in your photos @fatfaceusa on Instagram for a chance to feature in our gallery.

DRESS THE PART

Whilst it may be spring, the UK weather can be slightly unpredictable. Prepare for chilly temperatures and rainy spells with our range of easy layers.

A woman walks through a forest, wearing a longline ivory cardigan over a pale green dress with white foliage print.
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