5 Great UK Alternatives To Going Abroad For Your Holidays
Going on holiday is good for your health and if it’s possible to get away more than once a year you’ll see even more health benefits and feel better for it. You have two choices when it comes to going away… go abroad or take a staycation.
Read on for 5 great alternatives to going abroad for your holidays.
We all love being abroad on holiday! The sun, sand & scenery is a big draw, however sometimes the thought of going abroad and everything that can involve makes you want to stay at home and not bother.
How about a staycation?
Have you considered a UK staycation instead of going abroad?
Imagine not having to worry about:
- Airport chaos and queues
- Delayed or cancelled flights
- Forgotten passports
- Remembering to drive on the other side of the road…
The UK has a host of different options that could make for a relaxed and refreshing staycation with a minimum of stress and a maximum of fun.
Caravanning often conjures up visions of traffic jams, cramped uncomfortable living conditions and grey drizzly weather. Not anymore!
With a plethora of static caravan parks around the UK, you’ll be able to holiday exactly where you want in comfort with all the modern conveniences you’d expect from a good hotel.
Modern static caravans have:
- Large open plan living areas
- Modern sanitation
- Fitted kitchens with built-in appliances
- Two or more double bedrooms and can often sleep six or more
- Large decking areas to enjoy alfresco living
Whether you choose to rent a static caravan for a couple of weeks or take the plunge, in an area you love and buy a caravan, you’ll be amazed at the facilities many campsites have.
Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, children’s play areas and even onsite entertainment teams, long gone are the days of a swampy field with a standpipe for water!
If you’re on a bit of a budget this year but still want to take the family away for a week or two, then camping could be the perfect option.
If you’re already fully equipped with tents, sleeping bags and all of the other vital camping paraphernalia, all you’ll need to do is choose which part of the country appeals, book your pitch and away you go – you’re on holiday.
However, if you’ve never camped before, don’t have the equipment yet and just want to dip your toe in the camping pool before you commit, have a look at glamping.
With glamping, the tents are set up for you when you arrive, you sleep under duvets on proper beds, can enjoy the comfort of a sofa and you cook in a regular kitchen inside your tent.
You’re still camping, sleeping under canvas, out in nature, but you’re doing it in style.
Holiday camps have come a long way since Billy Butlin opened his first camp in Skegness in 1936.
Gone are the chalets and eating en masse in huge dining rooms. Now you can self-cater, go half board or full board, whichever suits how you want to holiday.
Holiday camps are designed to be an all-inclusive entertainment venue with activities all day long and evening shows, bingo and variety acts to round off the day.
A fun family option.
It’s usual to think of a holiday as a one or two week break, somewhere sunny where you can relax as a family and recharge your batteries.
But does it have to be like that?
Why not break your holiday up into half a dozen city breaks spread over the year?
One month you’re taking in the National History Museum in London during the day and seeing a West End show in the evening.
Another month an art gallery or historical monument followed by dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant.
Budget hotels are springing up all over the country making it increasingly easy to get out at a moments notice and explore the UK from top to bottom, one weekend at a time.
Thrill seekers or at least those who have thrill-seeking children will be drawn to the idea of a short break at a theme park. Combining high octane rides with a spa hotel offers something for everyone.
Enjoy a few hours of being flung from side to side and upside down, then let a trained masseuse unravel the kinks from your spine before you enjoy a relaxing dinner and a few drinks to recover before doing it all over again tomorrow…
Why not try a staycation?
Holidays don’t have to be the prescribed two weeks on a Spanish beach, they can be anything you want them to be.
The UK has a surprising amount to offer and as our summer weather has been so good for the last couple of years!
Why not take a chance and explore what is on offer closer to home?