Yorkshire Day

Posted on July 27th, 2019

Whitby, Yorkshire, England, UK

The 1st of August is Yorkshire day and being a Yorkshire based company, we are naturally biased towards the wonders of this beautiful county! There are so many reasons to take a holiday here and we hope to inspire you as to why a visit to God’s own county should be on your radar for a UK cottage break.

Due to its size, the county of Yorkshire really does have something for everyone. For walkers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who simply loves days outside in picturesque surroundings, the county’s two national parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are both well worth a visit. Yorkshire is also home to a lovely coastline, encompassing the popular seaside towns of Scarbrough, Whitby, Filey, Robin Hood’s Bay and Bridlington.

And it’s not all rolling hills and stone walls, Yorkshire has a pretty great selection of towns and cities to visit too. Harrogate, Leeds, York, Skipton, Halifax, Ripon, Knaresborough and Bradford to name just a few, all have so much to offer and are both unique and diverse in their own way. Whether you’re looking for history, culture or nightlife, you’re certain to find it!

For days out, there are countless museums to visit such as the National Railway Museum, the National Science and Media Museum, the Royal Armouries, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, the National Coal Mining Museum, the Jorvic Viking Centre, the list goes on! In addition to this. Yorkshire is also home to theme parks such as Light Water Valley and Flamingo Land,  zoos such as Yorkshire Wildlife Park and The Deep, one of the UK’s biggest aquariums.

It’s hard to encompass all the many wonderful things to see and do here in just a short post, but we can guarantee you won’t be lost for activities and will hopefully be wanting to return time and again. If you’re looking for Yorkshire holiday cottage accommodation, visit www.remarkable-holidays.com/holiday-cottages-in-yorkshire


School Summer holiday inspiration

Posted on July 16th, 2019

Bournemouth Beach, DorsetIt’s that time of year again, the school Summer holidays are almost upon us and while children are counting down the days until they have 6 whole weeks of freedom from the classroom, parents may be wondering how to keep the kids entertained for so long!

Sometimes it can be hard to think up new and exciting forms of entertainment each day, especially those which don’t break the bank so we’ve tried to put together a list of activities to inspire you this Summer.


Take a seaside trip – Kids love the beach! Pack up a picnic and get some lovely sea air for the day. Enjoy digging in the sand, paddling in the sea and maybe even a fairground ride or two!

Go fruit picking – This is a brilliant activity for children and adults alike and there’s nothing like a lovely punnet of freshly picked strawberries to enjoy afterwards!

Visit a park –  you may be a regular at your local park but how about looking for other parks in your area? Children (well, the younger ones at least!) can be surprisingly easy to please and seeing a new set of play equipment fills them with excitement. Or stick to your local park, meet up with other friends who have children, bring a picnic and each bring a toy or activity such as a cricket set, a football or a frisbee.

Go for a walk – while this idea alone may not over inspire kids, there are many ways to encourage a good old walk. For example, try a woodland nature trail; write a list of items to spot along the way such as a certain type of leaf, a squirrel, a bridge…the list is endless!

Go to a farm park – UK farm parks have alot to offer for a family day out and generally feature both indoor and outdoor activities,  along with options to either buy lunch there or bring your own picnic.

Make ice lollies – If you’re constantly getting asked for yet another ice lolly, why not make your own healthy ones and get the kids involved. There are so many yummy combinations you could make; here’s one idea we love: chop up a variety of fruit (we like strawberries, mango, and blueberries), add to lolly moulds in layers and fill with coconut water or fruit juice. A refreshing treat and an activity at the same time, win-win!

Baking –  This is something children always love and it doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, some simple biscuits which they can decorate are sure to put a smile on their faces. An added bonus is that it’s quite a calming activity and teaches them about weights and measurements at the same time. Shhh just don’t tell them they’re learning! 

Visit a theme park, zoo or museum  – while these kinds of attractions can sometimes add up for a family, once or twice throughout the holidays they can be a great treat and easily provide a full day of entertainment for all. Some will offer certain discounts, such as a percentage off admission or free admission for a child with a paying adult. A quick internet search will bring up these types of offers; vouchers can also often be found in tourist information leaflets in a local leisure centres or hotel receptions, for example. Also, a surprising number of UK museums are in fact free to enter and will only ask for a voluntary contribution towards its upkeep.

Visit a splash park or outdoor pool –  Kids love splashing about in water and on a hot day, this is a great activity to keep them cool.

Visit a water park – These are often associated with holidays abroad, however, the UK does in fact have a number of indoor water parks which can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

Hopefully this has given you some ideas for the upcoming break but if you feel the whole family needs a complete change of scene, it’s not too late to book a last-minute cottage! Visit www.remarkable-holidays.com to search for current availability.

However you choose to spend the holidays, we hope you have a fantastic Summer!