Article from: My Family UK
Flying is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gases in the world, so it is always worth considering the UK, instead of other destinations, for your next holiday.
You don’t have to stay at home to ease your conscience. Although reaching far-flung destinations may not be practical without hopping on an aeroplane, there are plenty of enticing, extra eco-friendly holiday destinations right here in the UK.
1) Really Green Travel Company, Isle of Wight
Camping is a fun, environmentally-friendly option, and here you can do it in style, with comfortable yurts and bell tents. With real beds, stoves and furniture, it’s less like camping and more like a home from home. The facilities include lots of eco-friendly features like compost toilets and solar showers. A free pick-up service from the local ferry port means you can leave your car behind. For more camping options in the UK see our article on Top Ten Family Campsites.
Price: Yurts from £120 and bell tents from £100 for seven nights in low season
2) GreenWood Forest Park, Wales
If you’re planning a holiday in Wales, drop in on GreenWood Forest Park in the foothills of Snowdonia for a family fun day out. All activities in this eminently affordable adventure park are on a green theme, and rides include the Green Dragon Roller Coaster, the world’s only environmentally friendly roller coaster which generates more electricity than it uses over the course of a year.
Prices: From £5.75 per child and £6.85 per adult in low season
3) Wilderness Scotland
This operator offers adventure holidays packed full of activities including wilderness walking, mountain biking, kayaking and sailing. Their credentials as a sustainable tour operator have been recognised through various accolades including the Green Tourism Gold Award. As well as other initiatives, they promise to match a voluntary £5 donation given when you book, and donate the money to Scottish conservation organisations.
Prices: A seven-night family adventure holiday in Perthshire this Easter will set you back £495 per child and £695 per adult
4) Trelowarren Estate, Cornwall
Luxury and sustainability are combined in the five star holiday cottages dotted around the historic 1,000 acre estate at Trelowarren. Winner of ‘Best Place to Stay in Britain’ in the Times Green Spaces Awards 2007, Trelowarren cottages are restored and built from sustainable resources, and are brimming with eco-friendly features. They are available to rent or on a timeshare basis.
Price: Self-catering cottage for four available from £450 for seven nights in low season
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