Happy mother and father kissing their daughter in the park


Choosing where to raise a family is not an easy decision for any parent and according to estate agents, the highest priority is schools.


There is a long list of requirements that people measure a potential area against including whether there are libraries and good parks in the vicinity. Playgrounds, museums, sports facilities and cinemas are also considered when looking for the best place to raise a family.


At City Landlord, we’re trying to make your life easier so here are the top 5 family friendly places in the UK:


5. Edinburgh


This city has a little bit of everything to offer, from numerous open spaces for picnics and playtime, to museums, theatres and galleries.


Edinburgh is easy to walk around – which makes finding your way stress-free with young children! Named as the second most child friendly city in Europe in a recent Trip Advisor Survey, Edinburgh was only beaten to the top spot by Florence.


4. Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire


Located within commuting range of London, but still tucked away, Great Missenden is fourth on our list.


The village is best known as home to the late Roald Dahl, where you can find a museum dedicated to him.


3. Stamford, Lincolnshire


Home of the annual Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford is a lovely old market town which has much to offer. Rutland Water Nature Reserve and Water Park are located nearby and there is a film festival every August with afternoon screenings for children.


2. North Norfolk


Nature is at its best here with beaches in Norfolk being some of the most idyllic in the country and stretches of beautiful woodlands allowing for long walks.


With outstanding schools dotted around the county, Norfolk provides an excellent location to raise a family. It is also the choice of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who will be raising Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their country retreat, Anmer Hall.



1. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Being a festival town means that there is often a special children’s event to look forward to. Popular destinations are located nearby in the form of Sandford Parks Lido – a children’s paradise with water slides and swimming pools – as well as Pittville Park. Cheltenham has it all!


A bustling town centre, excellent schooling, low crime rates and a thriving sporting culture make this a favourite for families with children.


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