A Staycation In The UK? Why not!

With work and family life becoming more stressful year on year, and the price of holidays and a chance to relax steadily rising, more and more people are opting for a staycation.

What is a staycation, you ask? A staycation is any type of holiday where you don’t actually go abroad. There’s been a steady increase of people opting to stay local instead of going abroad for a variety of reasons, including financial, family and work commitments. However, not going abroad doesn’t mean that holidaying should be less fun. To give you some inspiration, we’ve put our heads together to come up with some fabulous staycation ideas that might just make it the highlight of your summer!

A Staycation in the UK!

Cornwall

If you’re looking for a nice, quiet, romantic location then look no further than Cornwall. It’s been a popular holiday destination for couples and families for years, making it a classic British holiday hotspot. Over the years, Cornwall has grown into a thriving tourist spot with some of the best beaches in the country, and enough attractions to entertain the whole family.

If it’s stunning views you’re after, then Penzance is the one for you. Want more of a thrill and love water sports? Newquay has everything you need and more. A fan of the countryside? Then a scenic walk through the Lost Gardens of Heligan will be right up your street. Don’t forget to pick up a famous pasty while you’re there!

Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands is dominated by the magnificent mountain ranges and mesmerising lochs. But it also boasts its fair share of sandy beaches and blue waters. Walking through the Highland is a magical journey where time stands still, and gives you a chance to forget about the moans and groans of life back home. If you’re looking to get close to nature, you can see seals and deer galore at the Knoydart Peninsula –  a wildlife lover’s dream!

Greater Yarmouth

a canvas picture of a girl by a fence for a staycation in great yarmouthA canvas picture of Olivia in the summer of 2012 outside one of the attractions, mini golf, on Great Yarmouth seafront!

Greater Yarmouth is another classic British holiday destination for families in the UK. It’s a fun and vibrant destination that has everything you’d expect from a coastal town holiday spot. There are plenty of sandy beaches for the kids and there are fish and chip shops on every corner – a proper British holiday! For the grown-ups, there are many events and festivals happening throughout the year, just waiting to be explored.

Blackpool

picture of blackpool resort passes for a staycation in blackpoolBlackpool really does have it all!

Blackpool is a great destination for a family holiday because it really does have a bit of everything. There’s never a dull day in Blackpool, even when the weather’s looking grey. There an abundance of things to do in Blackpool, from the lovely seafront to the pier and the restaurants, and not forgetting the quirky shops and amazing nightlife, the list of things to see is endless.

blackpool really does have it all views of the blackpool tower a staycation in blackpool

The National icon, The Blackpool Tower, is bursting with interesting activities and entertainment for a great family day out. Of the 7 amazing different attractions, each one promises to be more exciting than the last. It’s the ultimate destination for a family staycation. Explore over 2500 different sea creatures at SEA LIFE Blackpool, gaze across the stunning views from The Blackpool Tower Eye. Afterwards, why not plunge into Lancaster’s murky past down in The Blackpool Tower Dungeon – there really is something for everyone.

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