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September 7, 2022

The Benefits of a Staycation in the UK

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September 7, 2022

Are you planning your next holiday but are unsure whether to stay in the UK or venture abroad? Read our guide on why holidaying at home is becoming the new normal, alongside the many benefits to doing so! 

Wherever you live in the UK, there are many new and exciting places to visit and can all be visited either by public or private transport. Read on to find out why you should plan a staycation. 

 

What Are the Benefits of a Staycation? 

Following the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many UK citizens are now opting to holiday at home instead of going abroad. One of the many reasons for this is that many are now wanting holidays that are easier to plan, lower in costs as well as helping support the local economy. See below the many benefits of a staycation in the UK: 

 

Affordability 

Firstly, a staycation is a lot cheaper than a holiday abroad. If you like to plan your holidays yourself, then opting for a staycation is a great way to go. Not only will you save money in flights, transport to and from the airport but you can also keep within a family-friendly budget on food. Whether you’re going camping or not, staying locally will mean you can drastically cut the costs with food being one of the biggest expenses! 

 

Easier to Plan

Staycations, without a doubt, are easier to plan than holidays away from the UK. Not only are you familiar with the surroundings, but if anything goes wrong you will know where to go for help. 

You won’t need to stress over travel insurance, getting to the airport on time or having the right amount of clothes in the suitcase. A staycation in the UK means you will be less stressed, which is what holidays are all about. 

 

Bring the Pets

When holidaying abroad, you will also have to sort out where the pets will go while you’re away. Whether you’ve got a family member on hand or use the kennels regularly, both can be stressful and expensive. So, why not take your pets on your next holiday? 

There are plenty of pet-friendly hotels and caravan-sites across the UK, which means you can take your pets along for some family fun. 

 

Visit Hidden Treasures 

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One of the UK’s hidden treasures: Morecambe Bay, near Barrow-in-Furness.

 

While the UK does have some rain and grey skies, there are still plenty of hidden treasures to see across the country. Rain or shine, there is without a doubt somewhere new and exciting to go in the UK – you just don’t know it yet!

Many opt for a packaged holiday abroad year after year. While this may seem ‘stress-free’, it also means you’re missing out on seeing all of the amazing things the UK has to offer. From picturesque sceneries and wildlife in Barrow to beautiful coastlines down in the south in Poole, there’s plenty to do and see with you and your family in the UK. 

 

Environmentally-Friendly 

Aeroplanes are one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions which are slowly killing the planet. Opting for a staycation in the UK means you will be doing your part for the environment. You can also go that extra mile while on holiday and opt for a sustainable hotel or a location which is in walking-distance from all the amenities and local attractions. 

 

Save Time 

Time, and money, are two things we always want to save on. A staycation in the UK will ultimately mean you save time travelling. This may be particularly useful if you have younger children travelling with you – who often get restless on flights! 

Travelling in the UK is also easy whether you’re using public or private transport. It also means that you can have multiple stops along the way to keep the young ones happy and get any food or refreshments. 

 

Where Is Best to Staycation in the UK?

If a staycation sounds like something you’re now considering, then you may be wondering where you should go. There are thousands of places to go in the UK with lots of exciting local attractions to see and activities for all ages. 

Why not go local? There is bound to be something new to see only 1 hour down the road from you. Or perhaps pack the car up and take a trip to somewhere you’ve never been before! Wherever you go, you’ll be saving time, money and means you can find new hidden treasures in your home country.  

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