Looking to make a splash with your next family day out? Head to one of these many beautiful waterfalls and take in some stunning sights and scenery, which is sure to please your little nature lovers!
Mottisfont Abbey & Garden, Romsey, Hampshire
Surrounded by picturesque riverside gardens, this historic house is full of beauty from paintings, photographs and interior design. The gardens provide seasonal delights throughout the year, with spring offering an amazing blue carpet of ‘Glory of the snow’. There’s also a lovely Wild Play area for kids and great trails to follow! Find out more.
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, Wales
This enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains is the highest waterfall in the UK! With water plummeting 240ft from top to bottom, its no wonder many visitors return again and again! Find out more.
Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall, Neath, Wales
Come and discover two fascinating attractions in one place! Set in a steep gorge, see how the water-powered tin worked and how the now giant water wheel is used to generate electricity. The kids can pick up a tracker pack which is stuffed full of activities for them to complete as they make their way around! The Old School House is now a great little tea room where you can feed the brood with light bites and treats. Find out more.
Waterfall Country, Brecon Beacons National Park
Nestled in the southern slopes of the Fforest Fawr massif, west of Merthyr Tydfil, the Waterfall Country is one of the most beautiful spots in the Brecon Beacons National Park! You’ll see steep, tree-lined gorges and lots of splashing water! It also contains two Sites of Special Scientific Interest, which include oak and ash trees and over 200 species of mosses, liverworts and ferns! Find out more.
Cotter Force, North Yorkshire
Explore this lovely secluded waterfall in its beautiful woodland setting! It is a series of about half a dozen waterfalls, with the largest single drop being about 1.5m. The perfect tranquil day out! Find out more.
Janet’s Foss, North Yorkshire
Try your hand at this popular walk, starting at Malham Village and ending at the magical waterfall at Janet’s Foss. You’ll encounter flagged paths through fields before making your way through the woodland on rough and rocky tracks! Find out more.
Hardraw Force, Hawdraw, Yorkshire
Hardraw Force is home to England’s largest single drop waterfall with a reputed 100 foot drop! Set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn, little explorers are sure to be amazed at what this fascinating site has to offer. Find out more.
Lydford Gorge, Okehampton
The White Lady Waterfall offers breathtaking views… and is a great family photo opportunity! The water runs down the gorge’s face like a stream of silk, inspiring theories around its name. Its also super beneficial to surrounding wildlife too, with the wind and spray providing a rainforest-like environment for lots of fascinating plant life to form! Find out more.
Glenoe Waterfall, County Antrim
At only a short stroll from the village of Gleno, this stunning waterfall is surrounded by winding steps and paths that make this a tranquil walk for all of the family to enjoy. When you get there you’ll understand why this is such a favourite for photographers! Find out more.
Plunging 90ft (27m) into a wooded gorge, Henrhyd waterfall is a stunning sight and the surrounding Graigllech Woods are a haven for wildlife! You might get to see woodland birds like woodpeckers, tree creepers, warblers and wrens, as well as Dippers and wagtails too! Find out more.
Aira Force, Cumbria, Lake District
This stunning network of of trails makes it way from Ullswater lakeshore to Gowbarrow summit, where you’ll spot Himalayan firs, rare red squirrels and woodland glades, as well as many perfect picnic spots and views out across Ullswater! Find out more.
Aysgarth Falls, Yorkshire
This waterfall is a must for little fans of Robin Hood! This stunning sight was featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Split into three levels, this well signposted route allows everyone to take in the entire sight! Find out more.
Steall Falls, Scotland
With a single drop of 394 feet, this amazing waterfall is Britain’s second highest. Surrounded by majestic looking rocks and trees, this tranquil spot is perfect for family’s after a slice of outdoor adventure! Find out more.