With a growing family, the cost of going abroad can really add up. For some parents too, the thought of taking the kids on an airplane can seem a little daunting. So it is no surprise that many people to choose to have a staycation instead of going abroad, at least once a year. There is so much to see and do in the UK that it really is possible to have a great family trip without some of the hassles that come with going abroad. You don’t have to change money or learn a new language, and you know what the food is going to be if you’ve got a fussy eater or a child with an allergy. There are so many options for amazing staycations in the UK that it can be hard to know where to begin. I’ve put together some ideas to give you some inspiration for your next trip.
The English Riviera
The coastal area of Devon has often been nicknamed ‘the English Riviera’ by sites like Visit South Devon, as it is one of the most stunning places in the UK to visit. So you could look for a relaxing beach staycation in the Torquay, Brixham, and Paignton areas of Devon. With stunning views, walks, beaches, and tourist attractions like Babbacombe Model Village, there is plenty for the whole family to do.
If you fancy something a little more rugged, then taking a trip to Scotland could be a great place for a staycation. Where to visit, though? There are so many options! It could be why many people decide to drive around Scotland so that they can get a mixture of the city and the country. Renting something like a motor home, from a site like www.motorhomefreedom.com/hire/scotland/, could be a good way to keep costs down. It could make it more affordable for you, as you get your accommodation and car all in one.
A list of staycation destinations wouldn’t be complete without a section about Wales. Because, let’s face it, it is a beautiful part of the world. It has plenty of the right ingredients to make a great family holiday; beaches, coastal paths, castles, watersports, farms, and a theme park. A little out of the way, it makes for a quiet and relaxing holiday in one of the prettiest parts of the UK. I was actually born in Pembrokeshire and so I would love to take my own family there one day.
One of the busier tourist spots in the UK is the Lake District in northern England. As the name describes, it is an area scattered with lakes, meaning boat trips aplenty. It has some of the best hiking and walking in the country too, so could be a better choice for families with older children.
The beauty about Yorkshire is that there is something for everyone. For families that like being outdoors and exploring, there is the Yorkshire Dales and Brimham Rocks, as well as the Cow and Calf rocks on Ilkley Moor. Harrogate and Leeds are great shopping destinations, as well as the history that York has to offer. There is plenty to see and do.
Have you got a staycation planned this year?
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