Hands up if you love the north of England?
So, we’re kicking off 2019 with a list. It’s a MUST DO list of special places, beautiful locations, scrummy food and family events.Â Everything on the list can be found ‘up north’ and is oozing with northern charm.
We live on the border of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and South Yorkshire; three beautiful counties, in the centre of the UK. We think we’re in the perfect spot to venture far and wide in our caravan. The plan is toÂ enjoy as many special days out as we can.
Our list is far from complete. It’s in no particular order. It’s growing all the time.
There is so much toÂ explore up north… watch this space.
We’re on it!
100 things to do up north with kids
#Still to visit
1. A day at Beamish
2. Visit the Viking Museum in York
3. Robin Hoods Bay
Rockpools, fossil hunting, and the most perilously parked ice cream van ever found on a beach. Visiting Robin Hoods Bay feels like you’ve stepped back in time and this stunning place has a magnetic quality that will draw you back. We loved our visit.
4. Treak Cliff Cavern, Derbyshire
5. Explore Filey Brigg
6. Bamborough Castle
7. Treck along Hadrian’s Wall
8. Walk the city wall in York
9. Edinburgh Castle
10. Day at Chatsworth
11. Magna Carter at Lincoln Cathedral
12. Cruise Lake Windermere
13. Blackpool illuminations
We had such a fun time in Blackpool we wrote all it here – our weekend in Blackpool.
14. Betty’s Tea Room
15. Bolton Abbey
16. Whitby Abbey and Dracula hunting
17. Fish and chips at Rileys Fish Shack
18. Drive up Wynnats Pass
19. Search for monsters at Loch Ness
20. St Johns Beacon Viewing Tower, Liverpool
21. Bewilderwood, Norfolk
22. Deer Shed Festival
23. Warwick Castle
24. Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
25. Ironbridge Gorge
26. National Space Centre
27. Explore Kielder Forest
28. North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, Pickering
29. York Dungeon. York
30. Diggerland, Durham
31. ForbiddenÂ Corner, North Yorkshire
32. Alnwick Castle
33. Alton Towers
34. Matlock Bath
35. Falling Foss Tea Garden
36. Fountains Abbey
37. IngletonÂ Waterfalls Trail
38. Flamingo Land
39. Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory
This springtime spectacle was simply stunning – take a look.
40. Walk the Tyne Bridge
41. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
Sherwood Forest is a pretty magical place.Â Itâ€™s one of the worlds most famous forests and is the former stomping ground of legendary Robin Hood. Here you can get up close to the magnificent Major Oak – the ancient oak tree is said to be over 800 years old. Well worth a visit.Â www.visitsherwood.co.uk
42. See the Angel of the North
43. Cross the Humber Bridge
44. Visit The Deep, Hull
45. Tropical Butterfly House to see Vincent van Sloth
We recently visited the wonderful Tropical Butterfly House near Sheffield – take a look here.
46. Holy Island Beach
47. National Railway Museum, North Yorkshire
48. Eureka Children’s Museum, Halifax
49. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
50. National Space Centre, Leicester
51. Yorkshire Wildlife Park
52. National Coal MiningÂ Museum, Huddersfield
53. Alton Towers
54. Matlock Bath
55. Cresswell Crags
56. Complete Longleat Safari Park Hedge Maze – the longest maze in the world!
57. Find a fossil at Filey Brigg
58. A day at Bewilderwood
Help us find the most special places up north
We’d love to hear your recommendations. Tell us about the most special and unique places that the north has to offer. We’d love to go there.