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Top Family Destinations for August Bank Holiday

By August 14, 2015 March 9th, 2016 Blog-Leeds, Blog-Manchester
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LateRooms look at where you can master the city break with the clan in tow.

It seems Brits have had their beach fix as research reveals UK holidaymakers are opting for city breaks rather than seeking the shore this Bank Holiday. has taken a look into where’s hot to head to this Bank Holiday and it’s the urban retreat that’s come up top in the popularity stakes. Destinations like London, Glasgow and Manchester are a clear favourite but unsurprisingly there are a few old gems that have stood their ground firmly and still very much the place to be.


Spending the Bank Holiday with the kids in tow? has sussed out the perfect activities for a fun-filled family weekend that will give the Brady Bunch a run for their money. These top locations are tipped to be bustling over the last long weekend of summer, so it’s time to get planning that long weekend full of in jokes and those inevitable squabbles.



With the infamous Notting Hill Carnival taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend, it’s no surprise that London has come out top on in the popularity contest. The carnival weekend kicks off on Saturday with three days of open-air concerts, dance, steel bands and costumes galore. Bring the clan along for the Sunday family day for a bank holiday full of culture and an experience the kids will never forget. From the colourful parade to family workshops and costumes awards, your weekend will be far from boring.


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It’s a classic beach break and no bank holiday round up would be complete without it, yes it’s the one and only Blackpool.  The infamous attractions are as exciting as ever, from Pleasure Beach to the Winter Gardens and of course, the iconic Blackpool Tower. This bank holiday treat the kids and extend your trip and book in to the many shows and activities from the Hot Ice Show to Cats the Musical. The Blackpool Tower Circus is in its final weeks so take advantage of the perfect timing and have a fun filled day of astonishing stunts, comedy acts and silly clown antics.


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A bucket and spade might not normally top your city break essentials list, but if you’re heading to Glasgow, get yours in the case. It might not be renowned for its golden sands but hundreds of bikini-clad holidaymakers will be bathing on its beach banks this long weekend with the return of the Riverside Museum this summer.

Located in the city’s West End, you can switch between urban chic and frisbee on the beach in a flash.

After a day in the sun head to The Corky, a secret cinema screening kids classics only. It’s the perfect end to a family fun day so keep an eye on The Corky Facebook page for film showing updates.


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As beach capital of the South, it’s no surprise that Brighton remains a steady contender for bank holiday weekend. With the beautiful coastline, iconic pier and traditional seaside quirks there’s never a dull moment even if there are clouds overhead. This Bank Holiday, make sure to schedule in a visit to the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival. The popular annual festival sees thousands of visitors each year who call by to feast on the impressive selection of local food.  With a huge range on offer, including cheap eats, it’s the perfect way to spend lunchtime with the family – and get around those fights over who fancies what to eat!


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