To put it lightly, 2020 was a bit weird, wasn’t it? Not only did it change how we worked and lived our everyday lives, but it also posed some fairly significant challenges for those of us who love to travel.
Gone are the days of jetting off to a far-flung destination! Instead, the UK Staycation is on the rise.
With some beautiful places to explore across the UK, from the sandy beaches of Cornwall to the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District; there really is something for everyone. Plus, taking a UK based Staycation comes with a heap of additional benefits aside from exploring your own country. Read on to find out more.
1. Less travel time
When you’ve unruly kids in tow, the airport can be an absolute nightmare! Whilst some of us might miss the busyness of the departure lounge, there is a lot to be said for booking something a little closer to home.
Cutting out the time of travelling to the airport, arriving to check in two hours before, and then your flight, plus transfers once you arrive, gives you so much more time to enjoy your break. Instead, when you choose to Staycation in the UK, you simply need to bundle everything and everyone in the car – making sure you have plenty of time until check-in and rest stops along the way for the little ones. This means you will ultimately get there sooner and get exploring even sooner too. What’s not to love?
2. Easy planning
With the rise of things like AirBnB or cottage booking sites in the UK, it’s easier than ever before to book a Staycation in the UK, even at short notice. Gone are the days of negotiating flights, transfers, airport parking, and costly rental cars. Instead, all you simply need to do is book somewhere to stay, pack your bags and set off on your way. It really couldn’t be easier to get that much-needed break away in 2021.
3. Get to know new parts of the UK
Whilst the UK might seem small and a little underwhelming at times, trust us – there are plenty of places to explore! With over 17,820km of beautiful coastline and a mixture of varied terrain from sandy beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains, cities and so much more, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the perfect getaway spot.
4. Cheap and cheerful
Flights, transfers, parking, visas, vaccinations and the additional extras that come with an overseas adventure in a far-flung land can soon add up. However, when you choose to take a holiday much closer to home, you are eradicating all of these additional costs. This leaves you with much more money to play with whilst you’re away.
Plus, with more AirBnB and self-catering options than ever before cropping up in the UK, you can save a fortune on the cost of eating out by enjoying home-cooked meals in your home, away from home.
5. No jet lag!
International travel is great, and there really are some beautiful places to explore overseas. But, we all know how much jet lag can be an absolute killjoy – especially with small children in tow.
Once you’ve landed in your home for the next week or so, you’re likely to need a bit of time to acclimatise to your new time zone, which can leave you feeling absolutely exhausted. Plus, it can leave the little ones feeling grizzly and grumpy.
However, when you book a Great British adventure with your Staycation in the UK, you get to eradicate that risk! Leaving you much more time to enjoy your trip, and less time feeling groggy and tired as you come round to your new time zone.
Explore new places with a Staycation in the UK!
Have you read our earlier blog about how Staycations in the UK are on the rise? With plenty of places to explore around the UK, the travel industry has seen a marked increase in the number of people choosing to explore in their own ‘backyard’, rather than in a far-flung destination.
With 2021 being the year of the staycation, Chill Factore in Manchester have launched their very own Staycation with Chill Factore! If it’s looking unlikely you will be able to hit the slopes this winter, head on down to your nearest ski centre to get in that precious time on the snow.