Some ideas for the summer holidays in the UK

If you are planning ahead for the summer holidays and unsure about what rules and regulations will apply after the UK leaves the EU you may be thinking of staying closer to home this year.

There are plenty of lovely places to visit throughout the country, not least here in Suffolk, but we have found some new attractions opening after Easter this year that will suit a wide range of tastes.

They cover a wide range of interests from boats to science, books to sculpture.

The Lake District is always popular and this year there is a new centre on the shores of Lake Windermere where you can find out more about the history and 200 years of boat building in the area.

Windermere Jetty is a new museum opening on March 23, with added adventures including sailing on the lake on a newly-restored Edwardian steam boat.

For families who love Scotland and children who love reading, a new museum of children’s literature at Moat Brae, Dumfries, could be an option. The author of Peter Pan, J M Barrie, credited playing in the gardens of Moat Brae as a child as being his inspiration for his much-loved children’s story. The Moat Brae town house has been restored and is expected to be open from the Spring of this year.

An adventure park in Snowdonia, featuring surfing among its attractions, has had additional activities added for those who enjoy outdoor adventures. Surf Snowdonia also accommodates spaces for camping and caravanning.

Bristol, too, has a new inland surf centre planned to be ready for the autumn of 2019.

Closer to home, there will be a new observation tower and walking trails at Sutton Hoo, with a new exhibition planned for mid-Summer.

There are more details here of all these and other new attractions for the theatrically or scientifically minded and don’t forget, we’re always here if you want to really enjoy your holiday or adventure without the hassle of driving yourselves.