Family Staycation Ideas for 2022
The days are getting warmer and brighter, meaning many of us will start thinking about the trips and holidays we want to take this year. Getting time away with your family is a great bonding experience and you should value the time you can have relaxing together. The UK has loads of different ideas to try if you want to save yourself the expense of going abroad. If you’d like some tips and ideas for a family holiday, read on to see what you can discover!
Try a Seaside Trip
It was a favourite of Brits for the Victorian era, right up until the 1950’s. Sea, sand, and ice cream can be found at many of Britain’s favourite seaside towns like Blackpool, Bournemouth, Weymouth or Eastbourne. Donkey rides coupled with Punch and Judy shows might seem a little quaint by our 21st Century standard, but there’s an undeniable charm at play. While these types of holidays might have fallen out of favour in recent years, there’s still plenty to enjoy if you want to take a trip into a bygone era of British travel.
Cycling Holidays for Families
One of the best bonding experiences you can have as a family on holiday is through a shared activity. There are loads of great places in the UK that lend themselves well for cycling holidays, whether you decide to go to the Yorkshire Dales, North Wales, the Lake District, or Strathyre. Across these locations are various cycling routes that lend themselves to people of all ages. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend time as a family. Just remember to be prepared for all kinds of weather, because we all know that British summertime doesn’t necessarily mean uninterrupted sunshine!
Family Resort Trips
Getting a family holiday location that’s suited to everyone including the parents and children can be a tough balance to strike. What appeals for some, might not for others so getting it right is crucial. There are a few resorts around the country, but none cater to family holidays as well as well as The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. While the hotel is famous for its Brabazon golf course, it also caters for family stays with a sports camp, adventure playground and swimming pool. All of this is set in beautiful woodland that you can explore during your stay.
One of the main draws to the UK for international tourists is the hikes and countryside scenery of the Scottish Highlands, North Wales, and Cumbria. Now that we’ve had a chance to rediscover what’s right on our own doorsteps, a hiking holiday might be the perfect way to spend a summer staycation this year. Spending time in the great British outdoors is scientifically proven to improve your mental health and you can take the opportunity to teach your children about the local wildlife and fauna while you walk.
We hope this guide has been useful in showing the diversity of experiences you and your family can have in the UK on your next staycation. An incredible trip is just around the corner this summer!