The annual family holiday is something we’re all guilty of taking part in. Saving up for those two weeks in the sun with our nearest and dearest, it’s the ideal way to break away from our day-to-day life.
However, it wasn’t always this way. Before flights became more accessible, us Brits would often holiday right here in the UK. And why not? There are so many wonderful places to explore. It’s also been found that withBrexit looming, many people are opting to leave their EU breaks in the past. So, will this see a rise in the UK break?
I can’t see why not, as I said there are so many wonderful places to get to. An old favourite of mine is Bognor Regis. A fabulous seaside destination filled with things to do, it’s ideal for families, and you can even get there easily with anytime tickets on a number of rail networks.
But, what to do when you’re there? Here are some great things for families to do in and around Bognor Regis.
If your children have a lot of steam to burn off, then there’s no need to worry as there’s plenty to keep them occupied here. Fisher’s Farm Park is great for children of all ages and provides plenty of activities such fairground rides and water-based fun, while you’ll find plenty of animals to look at in the Animal Barn. Meanwhile, you’ll unlock a whole world of fun at nearby theme parks, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park, world renowned for keeping everyone happy.
For those of you wanting to explore the great outdoors, rather than hop on rides, you’ll be spoilt for choice. While there are plenty of beaches to head to, where you can enjoy sun, sea and sand, there’s also the beach on the beach, which is a huge sandpit the children can enjoy on the East Beach Promenade, even when the tide is in. Meanwhile, the Bognor Regis pier is a great place to enjoy a walk over the British Sea – first opened in 1865, this Victorian structure is a marvel in itself. You can also explore all of this seafront by hopping on the delightful Bognor Regis Promenade Train.
If it’s greenery you prefer, then you’ll be spoilt with green spaces such as the Bersted Brooks Nature Reserve, Avisford Park Rose Green and Hotham Park close by.
You’ll also find a whole lot of history here too, perfect for a fun day out. From the Bognor Regis museum, filled with a wealth of artefacts, information and pictures of the area, alongside the wireless museum of radios, this is a place to spend hours learning about your holiday destination. There’s also the Ice House, which was built in 1792 for Sir Richard Hotham, who developed the seaside resort, and the Military Aviation Museum.
Whatever you want to do, there’ll be something for you in Bognor Regis.