Staycation travel guide: what you need to know

Are you thinking about enjoying a staycation this year? Wondering where to go, what type of holiday to go on, and what to take with you? We’re here to help. We’ve put together this handy guide exploring the fantastic holidays you can enjoy in destinations across the UK.

Where are some of the best staycation destinations in the UK?

The UK is packed full of stunningly beautiful towns, cities and natural landscapes – so you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a destination. Those that want to walk in nature may love a trip to the Lake District, where you can discover vast lakes, trickling waterfalls and charming country villages. If you love the coast, you could head to Cornwall to sink your toes into golden sands and enjoy fish and chips on the beach. Or those interested in architecture could visit Edinburgh, Durham or Bath – with plenty of stunning buildings on offer.

What types of trip can you go on?

There are many different types of holidays you can enjoy in the UK, depending on the location you’re heading to. If you’re setting off to the countryside, you may want to get back to nature by setting up camp. You could either bring your own tent and camping equipment, or head to a ready-to-go “glamping” site. Or hire a cool campervan and stop at several destinations along your chosen route, taking your own food and drink to lower your holiday costs.

If camping or caravans aren’t for you, then why not head to a luxury hotel for the ultimate rest and relaxation? You could even hire a beautiful holiday property with your own private garden and kitchen to enjoy a home away from home. Ultimately, the type of holiday that’s right for you will depend on several factors, including your overall budget.

What should you take with you during your trip?

No matter what type of trip you decide to go on, there are a few must-have items for any holiday in the UK. The first is a decent anorak/raincoat and an umbrella. Unfortunately, the weather is never guaranteed in the UK, and even in summer you may experience some showers – so it’s good to be prepared.

It’s also worth bringing a good quality camera along with you to get snaps of the beautiful landscape and your family adventures. We think taking a camera separate to your smartphone is wise to avoid draining your phone battery taking photos. Finally, it’s worth taking a decent pair of walking boots or trainers. You’ll likely be doing a lot of exploring by foot no matter where you go, and your feet will thank you for wearing a supportive pair of shoes.

It’s fair to say there are many fantastic holidays to be had across the UK. Which you choose will ultimately depend on your overall budget, so it’s important to consider your personal finances to establish how much you can spend. You should also think about how far you’re willing to travel and the type of accommodation you’re keen to stay in. Why not start researching fantastic staycation destinations for some inspiration today?