Imagine a 10-day English adventure packed with historic castles, charming villages, and a dose of that classic British charm. This trip has a bit of everything for everyone. As we kick off this journey, our suitcases are loaded with excitement, curiosity, and, of course, a solid dose of family spirit. We're talking iconic landmarks, chill sessions in cozy pubs, and each day brings a fresh discovery and some quality family time. Whether we're navigating cityscapes, chilling by the coast, or soaking in the countryside vibes, this trip covers all the bases. Get ready for a down-to-earth exploration that's all about enjoying England's diverse landscapes and soaking in its unique culture. It's going to be 10 days of awesome discoveries and shared experiences – the kind of trip that sticks with you long after you've unpacked your bags.

Highlights

Day By day

Welcome to the capital of England!

Welcome to England! Your arrival marks the beginning of an incredible family adventure, and one of our trusted drivers will be there to greet you at the airport, for a comfortable and hassle-free journey to your hotel. Once you've settled in, stretch your legs with a stroll in Hyde Park, immersing yourselves in the serene beauty of this iconic London green space. Following that, dive into an unforgettable children's bus tour — a whirlwind hour-long exploration. Marvel at the iconic sights of The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and numerous other landmarks, all the while enjoying insightful commentary that brings the city to life for both kids and adults alike. Overnight: London

A Day of Old British History

Your first activity of the day is an enchanting private tour of the Tower of London, tailored for families. Our expert guides weave history into a vibrant experience with hands-on activities and captivating storytelling. Unravel tales of royalty and intrigue as you explore this iconic landmark, bringing centuries of history to life. But the adventure doesn't end there! Ascend to the dizzying heights of the Shard for unparalleled views of the city and indulge in a whimsical Peter Pan-themed afternoon tea, where every bite is a true delight. Overnight: London

A cruise on the Thames and a visit to the West-End

Hop on board the Thames Rocket and speed down the river Thames taking in the incredible sites from Big Ben to St Pauls Cathedral and Tower Bridge. The award-winning guides are history-loving actors and will offer you an in-depth and highly entertaining account of London through the years. As you approach Tower Bridge, brace yourself for an adrenaline surge! The grande finale of this thrilling boat tour unleashes an adrenaline-filled speedboat ride, where twists and turns propel you down the river at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Hold on tight for an unforgettable ride that combines history, excitement, and breathtaking views of London's landmarks. Make your way to the West End for your performance of Matilda, the latest production taking the London theatre world by storm. Overnight: London

The Jewel of the Jurassic Coast

Pick up your rental car in the early morning and head to Lyme Regis to discover a wealth of beautiful shops, cafes, and bars. Stroll along the scenic waterfront and take in the breathtaking views of the coastline that Jane Austen admired so much. Walk along the beautiful Monmouth Beach and enjoy a cream tea at Bell Cliff in the centre of the village. As evening falls, head to the Harbour Inn for a cozy, family-friendly night out! Overnight: Lyme Regis

Boats, Fossils & Hikes

Kickstart your day with an authentic Lyme adventure aboard a Mackerel Fishing boat, where you'll witness the breathtaking beauty of the renowned Jurassic Coast Cliffs, then start your fossil-hunting expedition along the picturesque coastal shores! For an active afternoon, walk between Lyme Regis and Seatown, via the quaint village of Charmouth, before summiting the majestic Golden Cap, the highest point on the entire South Coast of England! Once you’ve marvelled at the views, descend to the secluded coastal hamlet of Seatown where you can enjoy a deserved break and refreshment. Overnight: Lyme Regis

A Literary Paradise inside an Ancient City

Spend your first morning discovering Bath with Fred, your very own Blue Badge guide who will take you on a historical tour. Start at Bath Abbey, then visit the neighbouring Roman Bath. Do a bit of shopping at the stunning Pulteney Bridge and head towards the beautiful Reading Rooms and Royal Crescent where Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ comes to life. In the afternoon, head to the outskirts of Bath for a ‘hawk walk’ where you will have an introduction to the ancient art of Falconry and learn how to command birds of prey as a family! Overnight: Bath

Biking to Bradford

Pick up your e-bikes and take the beautiful cycle route to the stunning village of Bradford on Avon along the Avon Canal. Admire the colourful narrowboats lazily cruising on the water, cool your feet off in the river Quick underneath the Avoncliff Aqueduct and spot wildlife such as kingfishers, signets, herons even the odd weasel! Stop by the tourist office for an added twist of fun – grab a Bradford on Avon Treasure Hunt adventure. Solve clues along the way to unlock stories from the past, adding a touch of mystery to your cycling escapade. It's a simple yet delightful way to explore the village's history and uncover hidden gems as you pedal through this picturesque route. Overnight: Bath

The Heart of the Cotswolds

A wonderful base for families, Moreton-in-Marsh has been welcoming travellers from near and far for the past the past 1700 years! Spend the morning exploring the world-famous markets then enjoy lunch at the White Hart Royal Hotel, where King Charles I is said to have stayed during the English Civil War! Join a guided tour taking in the town's rich history and architectural gems. Marvel at the iconic honey-coloured buildings that have stood the test of time and hear captivating stories that bring Moreton-in-Marsh to life. Finish the day with a short walk. Overnight: Moreton-in-Marsh

A Quick Trip to Oxford

Let our wonderful driver/guides take the wheel for the day! Head south to Stow on the Wold (the highest village in the Cotswolds!) and visit Tolkein’s Door at St Edwards’s Church. Enjoy morning tea at England’s oldest pub, The Porch House, which opened in 947, then make your way to the village of Bourton on the Water aka ‘The Venice of the Costwolds’. Let the children get lost in the Dragonfly Hedge Maze then marvel at the intricate model village. Hop back in your car and head to the university town of Oxford, nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds. Explore the historic streets with a Harry Potter walking tour and let your guide regale you with magical tales of all that has taken place in the world's oldest English-speaking university. Overnight: Moreton-in-Marsh

Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the early life of the literary genius, William Shakespeare, as you visit the very house where he was born. In keeping with the theme of Shakespeare, catch a family-friendly performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre which offers child-friendly adaptations of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Extend the enjoyment with a visit to Magic Alley and join a magic-themed puzzle quest suitable for all ages. It's a delightful and interactive way to spend the afternoon, adding a touch of wonder to your exploration of Shakespeare's world. Overnight: Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwick Castle

Finish up your family adventure with a visit to the ultimate family-friendly historical experience at 1000-year old Warwick Castle. Whether you're exploring the enchanting Horrible Histories Maze, witnessing the spectacular falconry displays, trying your hand at archery or immersing yourself in the castle dungeons, Warwick Castle offers an array of activities that cater to all ages. With the towering trebuchet, entertaining shows, and captivating historical insights, it promises a family adventure filled with laughter, learning, and lasting memories. It's more than a castle; it's a living testament to the rich history of England, offering a perfect blend of excitement and education for families of all sizes. Overnight: Stratford-upon-Avon

Concluding the Family Adventure

Leave Stratford-upon-Avon early, with your suitcase full of Shakespeare plays, heading towards London to return your rental car and catch a flight home. After such a fun and informative adventure, you'll return home filled with a wealth of stories to share with friends and family!

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“There are a great deal of options for family trips in the UK, and this one really touches on so many different aspects of English history, landscapes and culture. Using bikes to explore the Cotswolds and Bath is the most fun way to get around for the whole family, and all of our bike hire partners offer chariots, seats and ‘tag alongs’ so no one is too small to join in! Kids will love the walk between Lyme Regis and Charmouth at low tide – the opportunity to find fossils to take home is at its best! And Warwick Castle really is a must-do for families. They have gone above and beyond to make it an incredible experience for people of all ages whilst still learning a lot too! And if you fancy it, they offer overnight stays in the castle grounds so the adventure doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down!“

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We had an amazing journey perfectly planned through the cities of Oxford, Bath, and the Cotswolds and ended in the big City of London. Marion did a wonderful job picking accommodations for my family of 4. She picked a variety of activities of relaxation and action days too. It was wonderful to see so many areas of the UK! We really appreciate all her hard work. The road book was awesome at suggestions. We would definitely look to use High Point Holidays again for our next trip. Marion was also 2 steps ahead and made sure we knew what to expect and shared lots of great details. Summer 2023 to remember!
Lesly & Jason B.

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Where to begin? It all started with the amazing team of High Point Holidays. They heard our desires and were very capable in making our travel as fluid as it was! With some brief back and forth, the itinerary was set. I would be remiss if I did not inject the great attention to detail, the High Point Holidays Team provided and the several last minute changes that we asked for while on travel. If you are considering High Point holidays as a source for your travels, well I am limited to only 5 stars and they are worthy of many, many more. Thank you, the team for making our trip so memorable!
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