Over the past few years, holidaying in Britain has become extremely popular and the concept of a ‘Staycation’ is really quite simple. Instead of going on long haul flights and expensive holidays, families, friends or couples simply stay somewhere in the UK, providing a cheaper and fun alternative. We sometimes take for granted the things on our doorstep and this summer could be your chance to see more of our beloved country.

 

1.Cornwall 

 

Cornwall in Britain

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For those with small children who want a relaxing time away, Cornwall is probably one of the biggest tourist destinations. There is a lot more chance of seeing some sun, making it the perfect place to go. There are plenty of things to do, with a wide range of accommodation. Newquay is probably one of the biggest tourist destinations in Cornwall, offering fun for all the family.

 

2.London

 

London

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London is a must for a short city break. While there isn’t much time to relax, it is perfect for couples or families and the sights to see are a must at some point in everyone’s life. The history accompanying the capital city is fascinating and you won’t be disappointed in your choice. The travel time may deter some people but with cheap flights and meet and greet airport parking, it is a cheap and easy way to get to the bustling city. There is entertainment for everyone, depending on your preferences and the London Eye will allow you to view the sights from a completely different angle.

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3.The Lake District

 

The Lake District

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The Lake District is a great option for those who love the outdoors. The beautiful walks will allow you to clear your airways before you sit down for a great pub lunch. The stunning Lake Windermere is the perfect setting for a picnic and if you aren’t one for camping, there are some beautiful cottages, allowing you your own space. The complexes in Lake District may have facilities you can use, including a swimming pool, making it the ideal choice for those with children, while the adrenaline junkies can find solace in a high rope forest adventure.

 

4.Staffordshire

A short break in Staffordshire is sure to alleviate the stresses of your daily life. Stoke-on-Trent is home to the extremely popular Alton Towers and with an onsite hotel you can ensure you get the most out of your time there. Staffordshire has a lot of history to offer and the beautiful old English towns will transport you to the Anglo-Saxon period. There are walks and outdoor adventures as well as museums and the SnowDome, a massive hit with children.

 

5.Centre Parcs

For those who want a bit of everything, a Centre Parcs holiday is fabulous. With 4 village locations across Britain, they provide fun for everyone. They have a range of outdoor activities, from the enormous swimmers paradise, fully equipped with waterslides to suit all ages, to the huge range of outdoor activities. After a full day of action packed adventure, wind down in one of the many restaurants before you settle down in your cosy forest cabin. You are sure to leave with memories that will last you and your children a lifetime.