The weak pound continues to make holidays overseas more expensive, so it’s no wonder more and more Brits are choosing to stay in the UK for their holidays. While some may choose to stay well and truly put, opting to stay at home and sleep in their own bed, seeing local tourist sites and enjoying nearby attractions, others will be happier to treat their family to a stay in one of the popular holiday parks in UK seaside towns or a week getting closer to nature, camping with only the basic of provisions.
It may seem a little alien, considering a staycation, when you’re used to jetting off overseas but the advantages of such a choice can often outweigh the cons. A trip to a holiday park will pleasantly surprise those who have never visited one before, with plenty of entertainment and activities available that a holiday abroad wouldn’t provide. If a break in a local holiday park appeals, keep an eye out for deals and competitions that could make your visit even cheaper, including the current competition run by Cushelle which could result in you winning a break at Butlins!
Staycations provide a number of advantages which could persuade you to give them a try, namely:
Affordability – Travelling abroad on a package holiday can cost a small fortune, especially when you’re part of a family and hoping to travel all inclusive. That, combined with excursions and spending money while you’re there and you could easily blow your budget within days. Holidays closer to home are intrinsically cheaper, without the need to worry about flight costs, airport transfers and a poor exchange rate.
Less Travelling – No need to worry about flight delays, hours in the air and the following airport transfers. Just hop in your car and drive to your chosen resort, often less than a few hours away.
Easier to Budget – You know how much things will cost and won’t have to work out what the local equivalent to semi-skimmed milk or a strawberry ice lolly is!
No language barrier – no need to pack the phrasebook!
Entertainment & Facilities – Holiday parks provide incredible facilities to occupy all hours of the day, making them a perfect option for a staycation.
Don’t worry about finding your passport – you won’t need it with a staycation! All you need is you, your bags and a huge sense of fun!