Staycations in the UK are continuing to rise year on year, and we know why! With fantastic scenery, great food and the ease of travel, there is no better time to start exploring the offerings of the UK. Here are eight reasons why people are choosing to holiday in their own country, rather than heading abroad:

sun hat and sun glasses on a beach

 

Cost

Staycations have the benefit of being much more cost effective, making them accessible to more members of the family. There’s no need to spend masses of money on pricey flights, or hiring a car when you arrive. Plus, if you’re self-catering, you’re not likely to spend much more on eating than you usually would at home, as you can shop at the same places and have your usual meals, although, as you’re on holiday, you can treat yourself to an extra bottle of wine or two and some sweet treats.

 

Great for the whole family

Holidaying in the UK allows more members of your family to get involved. As we’ve said, holidays abroad can generally be expensive if you’re not careful, especially if you’re intending on bringing your extended family too. Each family member will have a different budget, staycations are usually much more affordable, and it makes for a fantastic holiday when more people can get involved! The length of travel can also put people off, the older generation don’t like travelling too far from home, and taking younger children on long journeys can also be a challenge. A staycation has the advantage of a much shorter travel time, which helps keep everyone happy.

 

Less stress

Organising a holiday abroad can be stressful, and you sometimes need a break from just the planning of it! With passports to find, destinations to pick and planes to catch, coordinating everyone can be a little tricky. With a staycation, there’s no need to panic about flight delays or running late on the way to the airport. You can leave your house when you like, stop off for lunch if you want to, or maybe even see some sights along the way. You won’t lose your luggage as it’ll be safe in the back of your car, in the same place you left it. There will be no switching time zones, messing up your sleep patterns or kids bouncing off the walls in the middle of the night. Travel can be stressful, why not make it easier by cutting out more than half of the journey and staying in one of the beautiful places in the UK?

 

Explore your own country

There are so many stunning locations in the UK; we have mountains, beaches, rolling hills and lakes. If there is a place in the UK that you have always wanted to visit, why not tick it off your bucket list this year and spend a week or two in one of the glorious places on offer? You’ll discover just how wonderful your own country is and you’ll be telling people how much you enjoyed it and that they should give it a go too.

 

No language barrier

Although travelling aboard can be inspiring and a great personal challenge, it’s also just as good to be able to fully relax and be around people who can speak the same language as you. You’ll be able to easily order your food in a restaurant and asking people for directions will be trouble free.

 

Food and drink

The UK is a perfect destination for foodies, your tastebuds can enjoy flavours from all over the world, without ever having to hop on a plane. The hotspot includes the classic English dishes, fish and chips and a traditional Sunday roast or gourmet restaurants serving the finest locally produced and foraged foods to fusion foods.

 

Pets

For many of us, our four-legged friends are a part of the family, and leaving them at home can be one of the hardest parts of a holiday. By staying in the UK, you get to bring them along with you, and they get to join in the fun and be there while you make all your memories.

 

Beaches

Lincolnshire and the whole of the UK has an incredible coastline and a great choice of beach view holiday parks, whether you are searching for a long, golden stretch of sand or an idyllic hidden cove, the choice is yours! No holidays would be complete without a day spent on the beach, a dip in the sea and an ice cream. Soak up the amazing scenery and relax on your staycation.

Will you be taking a staycation this year or have you already?