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Schools Out - Great locations for kids activities

Schools out for Summer! We have picked out some great places to visit over the summer holidays, especially if the heatwave continues.  You may love these places so much you may want to move here?  If so why not book a free property valuation here.  We have picked some top picks for buying and renting in each area which are featured below.  



As well as the Grand Pier and Weston-super-Mare beach there are lots of other great activities nearby.  The Cheddar Gorges and Caves are great for slightly older kids and soft place centres for smaller children.  For warmer days there is the Water Adventure Park and Puxton Park which are fun for all the family. 


Bowen Road - £350,000- This 4 bedroom modern property has a great living space and sizeable bedrooms for all the family based on the Locking Parklands development.  


Cedern Avenue - £895 pcm- This 3 bedroom spacious property comes with a garage and allocated parking based in Elborough Village.  With light and airy living space and two double and one single bedrooms, there is room for all the family. 

Have a look at the properties we have for sale in Weston-super-Mare here, or if you are looking to rent a property in the area take a look at those available to rent here.



The Baddacombe Model Village is a great place for kids, it even has a mini golf course and a chance to return for the nighttime show with your ticket.  Paighton Zoo Environmental Park and Living Coasts Torquay Aquarium are great for animal lovers.  As well as these attractions there are amazing beaches for the kids to enjoy such as Torre Abbey Sands beach and Paighton Sands, both sandy beaches perfect for enjoying over the summer holidays.  


Cadewell Lane, £440,000 - This 4 bedroom detached home in Shiphay is close to local amenities as well as great local schools.  The property benefits from gated security and ample parking for multiple vehicles.  Their are two family bathrooms and four good sized bedrooms. 


Baddacombe Road - £2,195pcm - This 4 bedroom detached home has been finished to an excellent standard with four double bedrooms, two with ensuites and a family bathroom as well as ample living space.  


Our top picks in the area for buying and renting in Torbay are above but if you would like to see what else is on the market have a look at our buying and renting pages here.

Westcliff- on- Sea

Westcliff-on-Sea is home to Adventure Island theme park which is great fun for all ages and for those thrill seekers of the family.  Southend Pier is a local landmark which goes out 1.34 miles into the sea with a train that operates on the pier as well for great views.    There is also Westcliff and Chalkwell Beach to enjoy.


Prince Avenue - £380,000 - This 3 bedroom semi detached home is a wonderful contemporary family home.  Finished to a highstandard, it boasts an en suite, good sized garden and off street parking.  Close to the town centre and Southend Arterial Road it's in a great location for commuters. 


Cornworthy- £1,850pcm- Located in Shoeburyness this split level townhouse is in a great central location.  With five bedrooms and with easy access to all transport links and walking distance to schools, it's an enviable house!  There is off road parking and a rear garden.

See the other properties for rent and to buy from our Westcliff branch via the links. 


For those that want city life but close to many other attractions, Norwich is perfectly located for Norwich Castle, The Norfolk Broads as well as being a short train ride to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft which is home to Pleasurewood Hills theme park.  Cromer and North Norfolk are close via a short train journey.  The North Norfolk Railway the Steam railway from Holt to Sheringham which is a unique experience for kids of all ages to enjoy the coast travel in style. 


Viola Close - £425,000 - This spacious 5 bedroom detached family home comes with a double garage, space for off street parking as well as three reception rooms and generous sized bedrooms.  Based in the popular Cringleford it's a desirable location for families and professionals. 


Waxwing Way - £1,225 pcm - five bedroom home in Costessey with two large reception rooms, modern kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suites with three additional bathrooms. 



Colchester is less than an hour from London Liverpool Street station so London Landmarks such as the Science and Natural History Museum are easily accessible.  Colchester is home to Colchester Zoo which is popular with families and has some great playgrounds and activities for children.  The historical Dedham is a short drive where boating on the River Stour to Flatford is a great summer activity.  West Mersea, Clacton and Frinton offer different beach day options for families nearby as well.

Parker Road - £350,000- This fantastic three bedroom family home has plenty of parking and a great garden.  With a modern kitchen  and lounge that leads to the spacious garden its a great property.  


Whaley Road - £975pcm- A delightful three bedroom home close to the A12 and town centre, finished to a high standard throughout and decorated in neutral colours.  A new kitchen and bathroom have been fitted recently.

Take a look at the other properties to rent and buy  in Colchester here.


Woodbridge is a great location for the Suffolk coast with FelixstoweAldeburgh and Southwold close by great for scooters along the seafront and great fish and chips.  Framlingham Castle is great for picnics, seeing the castle and they hold events throughout the year for all ages.  Easton farm park is also close by with a great selection of animals and play areas for kids.


School Road - £ 350,000 – This modern home offers luxury living in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.  There is an extensive garden including a front courtyard, and sunked patio great for entertaining. 


Cherry Tree Cottage - £1550pcm - This 4 bedroom home is nestled in large gardens in the middle of the Suffolk countryside.  With character features like beams and a cottagey feel this is a great home for all the family. 



Plymouth is perfectly located for popular coastal holiday locations in Devon and Cornwall.  On your doorstep in Plymouth there are great attractions like the Clip and Climb and Crownhill Fort for older kids as well as the Plymouth Mystery Treasure Trail provides something for everyone.  The National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Minature Steam and Plym Valley Railway would be suitable for all ages as well.

In Cornwall the Eden Project is about an hour drive, with many indoor areas inside the domes as well as outdoor activities, it is a place for all ages and for adrenaline junkies there are activities such as zip wires across the site. 


Westwood Avenue - £380,000 – Situated in Glenholt, this family home is modern and ready to move into.  Plenty of living space with a separate dining room, lounge and study as well as a spacious kitchen and access to a large rear garden. 



Grafton Road - £1195pcm – This 5 bedroom end of terrace house has great outside space.  There is one bedroom on the ground floor with a shower room on both floors.  The house also comes fully furnished.

Like what you see?  Have a look at the other properties we have in Plymouth to buy and rent.


We hope we have given some great ideas for things to do with kids during the holidays.  These may make you think you would like to be nearer local attractions.  If you are thinking of selling check out our instant valuation here or if you would like to book a valuation with one of our branches you can do so here


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