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Ready for the summer and the school holidays

Ready for the summer and the school holidays

It is finally starting to feel as though summer is on its way! This means that it’s time to start planning all the fun things you’re going to be doing with the kids at the weekends and in the school holidays. If you fancy a break from driving, taking them on a coach day trip is a great option. As well as being more affordable and convenient for the adults, it adds a real sense of adventure to the trip for the kids. They’ll love being able to play games with you on the coach, as opposed to sitting in the back seat asking ‘Are we there yet?’ while you drive!

So, with that in mind, here are three coach trips you can take with the kids this summer.

Colchester Zoo

From white rhinos and elephants to lions, giraffes and komodo dragons, Colchester Zoo has a wide range of exotic animals on display that children love seeing and learning about. There are also ‘animal encounter’ sessions that they can join in with, as well as food, shops and rides to keep the whole family entertained. Taking a coach trip to Colchester Zoo is a fun way to spend the day, while tiring out the kids (bonus!), and be back in time for dinner.


As the largest town on what is commonly called the Essex Sunshine Coast, Clacton-on-Sea offers traditional seaside charm by the bucket load. As well as all the seaside ‘musts’ for the kids – fish and chips, arcades, ice cream and fairground rides – it has award-winning seafront gardens and some great shopping for the adults. Kids will love the excitement of being by the sea, and you can rest assured that the beaches are safe and family friendly.

Longleat Safari Park

A coach is an ideal way to visit Longleat Safari Park, as it means your car is not at the mercy of the animals! Basically, the lions, tigers, giraffes and monkeys roam free, and you watch them from the comfort and safety of the coach. When the coach is full of families, this can create a wonderful atmosphere of excitement and adventure.

For younger children, there are even fun features like a hedge maze and ‘pets corner’ to visit on foot.
So, there you have it: three coach trips you can take with the kids this summer – great options for keeping them entertained in the school holidays, or perhaps as an alternative to a family break away.

To find out more about great coach day trips in the UK and Europe, contact us at Mayday Travel today. Usually, our UK day trips offer a return time of 6.30pm.