With the pandemic still looming over us, international travel in 2021 seems to be off the table. Staycation holidays in the UK are definitely the trend for this summer, with many families ready to head off to the Great British coast to soak up sun, sea, and sand. Are you one of those families preparing for a UK staycation?If so, read on for all you need to know prepare for a staycation in the UK break.
Find the ideal region
Here in the UK, we are blessed with so many different regions, all offering their own unique qualities. We’ve the Scottish Highlands offering peace, tranquility, and slightly cooler temperatures. There’s the south coast with white sandy beaches, warmer temperatures, and as much ice cream as your kids can devour. And of course, there’s a whole host of cities to choose for a city-break style staycation – Manchester, Liverpool, and London all offer their own unique city experience with incredible food and plenty to see and do.
What works for one family won’t necessarily work for another, so get your wishlist down on paper. Do you prefer coastal or mountainous regions? Are you hoping to party every night or would you prefer to chill in a hot tub? Whatever your preferences, this will help in narrowing down which region you should choose for your staycation.
<h2>Use comparison websites to get the best deal</h2>
Once you’ve decided your ideal region, it’s time to hit the web! Using price comparison websites will ensure you get the very best deal when it comes to choosing accommodation for your UK staycation. Play around with the dates if you’re able to, this will help you get the very best price for your trip.
We like using price comparison sites such as Trivago, but if finding a home away from home is more your thing then give AirBnB a whirl!
Make a list before you pack
Once your accommodation is booked, the next step is to start thinking about packing. If there’s a few of you going on this trip, then preparing by making a list is essential. Over the course of a week, keep adding things to the list as you remember them and then double check it before starting the packing process.
If you’re traveling with kids, the list is going to be much longer than if you’re just a couple. Bottles, nappies, spare change of clothes, travel booster seats – all essential items for a UK staycation.
Train or car?
The beauty about a staycation in the UK is that our little island is so small that you can get to wherever you need to go really easily by train or by car. So, which will it be?
You may prefer to drive considering the amount of stuff you’ll need to bring along if you have kids. On the other hand, the train takes the stress out of motorway delays and the kids moaning in the backseat ‘are we there yet?’
If you decide on the train, be sure to book your tickets online in advance so you can get the very best deal.
The most important part of your UK staycation? Enjoying yourself! You’ve worked hard to afford this holiday so make sure you do the necessary prep before you go so you can fully immerse yourself in a jam-packed fun holiday with your family!
We hope you have the very best time staycation in the UK – and here’s to jetting abroad in 2022!