Almost two years on from Brexit, the number of families choosing to stay here in the UK for their holidays, rather than heading abroad, with almost £13 billion being spent on ‘staycations’ each year according to this article from the Express.
But why exactly is this? It differs from family to family, but here are some of the most popular reasons.
When you consider that the cost of living is also rising here in the UK, it makes sense to make savings wherever possible.
Accommodation can be really cheap for a staycation too, with lots of campsites and caravan parks available, which won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Choice of Accommodation
For some people, when you think of a holiday in the UK, you probably think back to seaside holiday camps, which have probably seen better days.
However, holiday accommodation in the UK is much more sophisticated these days, with much more choice than ever before.
To start with, those ‘holiday camps’ aren’t really a thing anymore, replaced by more modern holiday parks, which are home to luxury cabins and lodges, which feel more like a home away from home.
(You can check out this infographic from Elite Dynamics for more information about how the UK holiday park has been revolutionised in recent years.)
However, there are all kinds of exciting options for places to stay in the UK, whether it’s a luxurious hotel, camping and glamping, or even staying on a houseboat!
While a holiday is meant to be a time where you can kick back and relax, it can actually be pretty stressful, especially when you’re travelling with little ones.
Keeping hold of all your important documentation, getting to the airport a couple of hours early and having to cart around all your luggage isn’t a lot of fun, but with a staycation, you can simply throw everything in the car and be at your destination in a couple of hours!
This also means that you can just head off on a staycation on a whim if you please, with minimal forward planning needed, and you can just go for a weekend if you wish, instead of committing to five nights or a week.
Plenty to See and Do
It’s human nature that we start to take things for granted sometimes, but that’s definitely the case when it comes to the UK.
Lots of us don’t quite appreciate how much great stuff there is to see and do here, no matter where you visit.
Obviously, there’s a lot of history and culture to take in, if that’s what you’re in to, but there’s also a lot of natural beauty, such as the Lake District National Park, the Brecon Beacons and the coasts of Cornwall and the South West.
Check out this UK bucket list from the Telegraph for a bit of UK-based travel inspiration to get you started!