Two of my grandchildren (girl, 10 and boy, 14) have been hinting very broadly that they would love to go on a trip with me. I caved and we decided we would travel to England in the spring of 2025.
This is early days, of course, but I'd love to get them started on reading about some of the places we will visit. Here is what I am thinking right now and would love opinions. I have almost always traveled solo to Europe and never with kids, so I'm still trying to wrap my head around the logistics.
It will probably be a 10 to 12 day trip as we will be going during the school year and I don't want them to lose too much school time. London seems like a good base for the entire trip (but see question below). Besides seeing London sights, I figured we would also take day trips to places like Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Windsor, Warwick castle, Oxford and/or Cambridge, Harry Potter studio, Bletchley, and so on.
My grandson loves soccer, LOTR, and history and my granddaughter loves Harry Potter, soccer, art and music. I've been to England before (in fact, I will be going for 5 weeks in the spring of next year) so am fairly familiar with it and will be more so by next year. I've traveled with both of them but they were road trips in the states, so this will be a first for all of us.
So here are my questions:
- Does it make sense to stay in one location, like London, and just do day trips outside?
- OR should I think about spending some of those nights outside London?
- If so, any idea of where?
Would love any thoughts on this! Thanks!