Staying in the UK for your next holiday doesn’t have to be dull. In fact, there are many plus points to choosing a staycation over a vacation abroad.
You’ll be supporting local businesses
Many of our local businesses have been hit hard in recent years. With a lack of tourist trade to keep them afloat, it really has been ‘make or break’ for many companies. Holiday cottages are a great way to staycation in style. Suffolk holiday cottages are becoming increasingly popular and this beautiful area is the perfect location for a family break or a romantic trip with a loved one. With plenty of beaches and countryside to explore, why not consider making this your next UK staycation?
You can avoid busy airports
With so many people currently looking to travel at the same time, airports are certainly feeling the strain. Not only are airports becoming increasingly busy, but they are also severely understaffed. This makes travelling by air a lot harder than it has been in previous years. You may face long queues and more delayed flights than usual. This can create a stressful atmosphere, which we can all do without when we’re looking to start our relaxing break away! With reports of suitcases going missing and baggage being misplaced on trips, taking a UK staycation is starting to look very appealing to some people!
There are many things to do
The UK is full of amazing attractions, events, and activities you may have never known. Exploring new places and seeking out hidden gems can be so much fun and a great way to get off the beaten track. From coastal walks to countryside hikes, there is something here for everyone. If you’re a city-dweller, why not head further afield and explore one of the many thriving cities in the UK, such as London, Edinburgh, or Cardiff?
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, why not visit one of the many Center Parcs locations where you can take advantage of their various activities and facilities? We go at least once a year – usually in February or just before Christmas as we aren’t really too concerned about the weather when there. There are soooooooo many things to do – both indoors and outdoors.
With aqua parks, spa days, and crazy golf and so much more – you can even decide to visit for just a day if you know other people who are visiting, by buying centre parcs day passes.
You could save money and increase the length of your trip
Depending on where you choose to take your UK staycation, you may actually be able to save money on the cost of your trip. There are many last-minute deals to pick up and without the cost of flights, you may find yourself getting a bargain. Planning in advance may also work in your favour as booking up a holiday cottage or hotel before things begin to sell out, can ensure that you’re not paying over the odds during peak times.
Similarly, if you are taking a UK staycation you may be able to spend longer on your break itself, rather than half-days being taken up with flights and airport transfers. This could save you at least an extra day of hassle, giving you and your family more time to relax and re-charge your batteries.
You can easily work out what you spend
When holidaying in another country, we can sometimes find ourselves confused by conversion rates. By staying in the UK, you’ll never have to work out what you are actually paying. This could allow for better money management and stop you from overspending during your staycation. No holiday is worth coming home to piles of debt.
No confusing driving
Driving on your own local roads is always going to be easier than driving in a different country. Having to drive on a different side of the road and reading signs that might not be in your language, can be daunting for some. With sat-navs taking some of this stress away, you’ll still be likely to find yourself more comfortable in your own area, so this is definitely worth considering.