1. Home education in the UK is legal.
2. Whilst home education is not as big as in the US, most big towns have a group. It is almost always possible to meet up with other home educators. Here, in London, there are several Christian groups and a plethora of secular groups.
3. The UK is full of history and there are so many sites to see.
4. Many museums and art galleries are free.
5. The National Trust and English Heritage have special deals for home educators. In the case of English Heritage, entry is free provided it is booked at least 14 days in advance.
6. There are specialist suppliers which sell home education materials.
7. Some more main stream sites cater for home educators.
8. Our climate means that it is possible to go outside on most days in the year, plus or minus wellies and waterproofs.
9. The sea is never far away-think exercise, biology, geography, creative writing just for starters.
10. There are UK based home education organisations. Home service represents Christians whereas Education Otherwise and the Home Education Advisory Service support home educators of various beliefs. Perhaps, more important there are web groups for various aspects of home education. The Christian education group is active and a source of advice and encouragement.
Of course, none of these points are reasons to home educate but factors that make for a more pleasant journey.
Why we home educate is another matter.
This is linked to Top Ten Tuesday.