National Parks are great places to explore with the family for free.
Broads National Park, Norfolk
Miles of coastal walks and inland waterways to explore by cruiser, in a canoe or even by paddleboard.
More info: www.visitthebroads.co.uk
South Downs National Park, Hampshire
You can walk, cycle or horse ride the length of the National Park on the 160km South Downs Way national trail. Don’t miss the world-famous white cliffs at Seven sisters.
More info: www.southdowns.gov.uk
Dartmoor National Park, Devon
The only National Park in England that allows camping. Here you’ll find heather-covered moorland, rocky granite tors, stone circles and Dartmoor ponies.
More info: www.dartmoor.gov.uk
Lake District National Park, Cumbria
England's largest National Park is now a World Heritage Site. It contains Scafell, Englands's highest mountain.
More info: www.lakedistrict.gov.uk
New Forest National Park, Hampshire
Ponies, cows and pigs roam free on this common grazing ground, once a royal hunting forest. It has many ancient trees, some over 1000 years old.
More info: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Enjoy mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and unique geology.
More info: www.breconbeacons.org
Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
Britain's largest National Park contains its highest mountain range and its biggest native forests, not to mention rivers and lochs, moorland and farmland and all kinds of wildlife.
More info: cairngorms.co.uk
Exmoor National Park, Norfolk
In this fascinating landscape of moorland and ancient woodlands you’ll find swathes of bluebells, wild red deer and Exmoor ponies.
More info: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire
Britain's only fully coastal National Park has 620 sq km of cliffs, beaches, harbours and coves.
More info: www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk
Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Dominated by the magnificent Snowdonia mountain range, explore picturesque villages, river gorges and waterfalls and 23 miles of coastline of fine sandy beaches.
More info: www.eryri-npa.gov.uk
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Scotland
You’ve never far from a stunning view across the water in this National Park which has no less than 22 large lochs, 21 Munros and around 50 rivers and streams.
More info: www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Northumberland National Park, Northumberland
One of the least-populated most tranquil areas of England. Here you’ll find the remains of Hadrian’s Wall, wild mountain goats and dark skies perfect for star-gazing.
More info: www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire
Home of the famous Wensleydale cheese, and Yorkshire’s Three Peaks - Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent. Explore reen valleys scattered with traditional field barns and drystone walls.
More info: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk
North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire
This is heritage in action, from a fun steam railway to artisan crafts. Enjoy wide open moors, purple heather, and a beautiful coastline with traditional fishing villages, cliffs and beaches.
More info: www.northyorkmoors.org.uk