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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Staycations - Making the most of the UK


The Tower of London


Ok, I won’t lie. When I think of a holiday my first thoughts run to golden sands, hot sun, sipping cocktails by a pool, swimming in the sea and not in the UK.
The pandemic last year meant that our holidays and short breaks abroad had to be cancelled so we looked a little closer to home and I have to say we have been majorly overlooking the UK for a short break or family holiday.

Some places are definitely more suited for a city break, others for a week away with the family and there are some great solo adventures to be had too. This year we have said we will actively look at booking some UK breaks if and when our government allow.

City breaks
Perfect if you just want to get away for a few days and fancy doing some exploring. There are so many cities that have lots to offer from architecture to amazing landmarks. Why not visit London to see the
Birmingham
Queens residence or Big Ben. Oxford and Cambridge have some beautiful buildings to admire and Bath is a historians dream.


Beach Getaways
You don’t have to travel abroad to relax on a beach, the UK has some absolutely stunning beaches. If you are looking for a longer stay then why not pack your bucket and spade and head to the coast. From the idyllic beaches and backdrops of Cornwall and Devon to the more old fashioned seaside towns like Margate and Camber, there is something for everyone at the beach!

A Plane Journey
If for you a holiday just isn’t a holiday without a plane journey then that’s still an option. Whether it’s to Scotland or Northern Ireland for a short break or something a little longer, why not grab a cheap flight and fly there.  This way you still get to experience the airport and flying experience whilst still exploring the UK.


Accommodation Options
The number of accommodation options has greatly approved over the last few years making finding the most suitable option for you much easier and more affordable. Over the years we have used a number of different websites to book either a package or accommodation only holiday or break staying in accommodation varying from boutique hotels, home away from homes, static caravans and b&bs. Before deciding on and booking something make sure that you have explored all options and picked accommodation best suited to your budget and your needs.

Brighton Beach

Below is a list of places that we have visited for either family holidays or short breaks that I would definitely recommend and may give you an idea to kick start your planning.

The Lake District
The Norfolk Broads
Camber Sands
Great Yarmouth
The Isle of Sheppey
Cambridge
Oxford
Salisbury
Walton on the Naze
The New Forest
The Isle of Wight
Brighton
Margate
Southend
Stratford upon Avon
Windsor
Hastings 
Glasgow
The South Downs
and my hometown London

The Norfolk Broads


Check out some of these places for accommodation(we have personally booked through all of these)
Booking.com
Airbnb
Parkdean Resorts
Premier Inn
Travelodge 
Lastminute.com
Holiday Pirates
IHG
De Vere Hotels
Hilton Hotels

Where are some of your favourite places to stay in the UK for a short break? Does your family have form places that you like to visit regularly for a family holiday? I’d love to know where you recommend we visit.

Emma xoxo

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