Planning to visit London with my husband and 8 yr old son in May for 10 days. We arrive at Heathrow on 18th evening and are booked to stay at Hotel Holiday Inn at Heathrow.
During the first three days, I plan to visit all the major attractions with the original London tour (Day 01), Windsor Castle and LEGOLAND (day 02), Spend the day strolling around, have a picnic and watch the lion king show in the evening (day 03).
I would like help with the following:
a. We are planning to hire a car instead of booking ourselves on day tours. Is it possible to visit Bath and Stonehenge by car and arrive at Cotswolds in the evening or maybe late evening the same day, spend 1 or 2 days there and return? or should we do Bath & Stonehenge together and make a separate trip to Cotswolds? How much time should we spend at Cotswolds? Also need recommendations for a hotel at Cotswolds.
b.How do we get to Lake District from Heathrow? Should we drive down or take the train? Also need hotel recommendations.
c. We don't want to pack in too much on this trip....want to be able to stop and enjoy the sights rather than just be in a rush all the time....hence not taking any booked tours. Should we go to Edinburgh or not? If yes, how to get there from Heathrow....would like to take the train if possible!
d. Have heard a lot about Bicester village...how to get there from Heathrow?
e. Is my son (8yrs) too old for LEGOLAND?Should we do Alton Towers instead?
Desperately need advice/suggestions to plan this trip....visiting UK for the first time and totally clueless!!! Thanks