Need suggestions. We are flying into Gatewick on Friday, 10/3. We will be staying with family in Hickstead once we get there. Saturday and Sunday are TBD right now. Open to suggestions - Brighton? Dover? Jurassic Coast drive? Eastbourse? too many options tbh.
Monday - We plan to pick our bags from Hickstead and head to Stonehenge, spend a couple hours there, then drive to London visiting the Windsor Castle on the way to London. We will be staying in London on Monday night.
Our background > Hubby and I have traveled a lot but most of it before we had kids 3 years ago. We have traveled to a couple countries since we had them but its definitely slowed us down. Our 2 boys will be 1 and 3 years old and we will be traveling with them.
1. What time should we get to Stonehenge? And how much time should we allocate towards that? I read earlier the better, but when does it start to get super crowded? With 2 toddlers, I am not sure how early we can set off from Hickstead plus the almost 2 hour drive.
2. I am really tempted to drive by Bath before we head back east towards London/Windsor. But hubby says I am being too optimistic. But am I? While I know we won't get experience the Roman Baths, I am hoping to just drive by the city and get a feel of the great city? I know adding this adds 1.5 hours in driving. Thoughts?
3. Windsor Castle - I see the last admission is at 4 pm during our dates. Given our toddlers might not make touring the castle from the inside a very pleasant experience (for us and other arounds us), we might just see the castle from the outside, take some pics and continue on towards London. Is driving by Bath more desirable than touring the inside of Windsor castle? I am guessing we can only do one or the other.
Hubby and I have both been to London before, so we will only be in London for 1 day before heading to Belgium or Scotland. The goal is to take pictures at the landmark sites with the kids this time :)
Thank you for your suggestions.