Published: December 9, 2018
With travel cost soring, more families than ever before are choosing to holiday close to home. We think that there are a number of advantages to spending your hard earned time off in the UK rather than abroad and have compiled a list of our top reasons to go on a staycation in 2019.
Going abroad can be incredibly costly for a family when you’ve got plane tickets, accommodation, transport and airport parking to organise. A week abroad can cost thousands of pounds and that’s without even considering spending money for when you get there!
A holiday in the UK on the other hand, can be extremely cost effective as many of the charges associated with holidaying abroad can be eliminated. Not only does this mean you’ll save more of your hard earned cash, but you’ll also have money to spare for exciting activities during your break to make memories with your family!
For many people pets are part of the family and leaving them in boarding kennels can be upsetting as well as costly. Staycation’s take the worry out of travelling because your four-legged friend can come too! There is a wide selection of pet friendly holiday parks across the UK, catering to the needs of your furry friend. Many of the Best of British parks have impressive facilities such as off lead walking areas and even doggy showers!
We are used to seeing images of far-flung places boasting turquoise seas and white sand, but we often forget that places like this exist within the UK. Across England, Scotland and Wales we are fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful beaches, coves and countryside to explore, so why not make it your mission to tick these natural wonders off of your bucket list? As well as stunning scenery, Great Britain has a rich history waiting to be discovered! Enrich your knowledge and visit some of the ancient sites dotted around the country, including medieval castle, forts an stately homes.
One of the worst parts of holidaying abroad is travelling to your destination. Navigating busy airports followed by a long flight often means you arrive tired, jet lagged and stressed, especially if you have little ones in tow. Travelling abroad can eat into your precious holiday causing you to loose a couple of days, which could have otherwise been spent exploring.
Choosing to holiday in the UK means that you don’t have to travel far and can be relaxing in the comfort of your lodge or caravan holiday home a couple of hours after you set off from home! What’s more, you can avoid costly hire cars and make the most of your own transport.
Any parent who has had the pleasure of travelling with you children will tell you the difficulties of packing for a holiday abroad. Holidays within the UK give you the flexibility to bring everything you need including, prams, cots and car seats without luggage restrictions! You also won’t have to spend time waiting at luggage carousels or worrying about anything going missing!
One of the benefits of holidaying close to home is that you can make use of unexpected breaks in the weather or short notice time off. Escape to the peace and tranquillity of a Best of British park for a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Simply pack a bag, jump in the car or campervan and enjoy some well-deserved 'r and r' at the drop of a hat!
Travelling abroad can have a negative impact on our environment thanks to harmful plane emissions. Help reduce your family’s carbon footprint by engaging in responsible travel and choosing to holiday closer to home!
When booking a holiday abroad it can often be difficult to determine the standard of accommodation you will receive. Different countries have different rules, which means that it is not uncommon for people to arrive to their destination and be disappointed. You can rest assured when booking a staycation at one of the Best of British Parks, as each offers 5 star accommodation and facilities that have been awarded by independent bodies.
Travellers are often put off by the unreliable weather when considering a holiday in the UK. Don’t let the possibility of rain put a dampener of your break, when there are so many indoor activities on offer to keep the little ones entertained. In addition to an excellent array of entertainment options in towns around the country, many of the holiday parks within the Best of British group have on site facilities for all ages to enjoy, including indoor swimming pools and games rooms.