How to make the most of your Summer Staycation – Holidaying in the UK can come with a whole host of benefits. From pet-friendly breaks to scenic walks and sandy beaches – the UK has it all, whatever the weather.
In this article, we’ll explore how you can make the most of your summer holiday, and make memories that last a lifetime.
When embarking on your UK summer break, there are many things you’ll need to consider. The first being your budget. This will help you make future decisions on where to go, your accommodation, and activities you can book.
It’s a good idea to think about whether you’d like to eat out each night, or self-cater, because paying for a caravan or lodge with a kitchen might save you money throughout your trip.
Picking the perfect place
Once you’ve figured out which accommodation best suits your budget, you can decide whereabouts in the UK you want to explore. To do this, consider the attractions and sights that you want to see, and decide where best caters to you and your family’s needs.
Think about how you’re going to travel there, and how far you’re willing to go. The whole point in a UK-based summer holiday is convenience, so make sure this is at the fore-front of your planning when picking the perfect place to visit.
It’s a good idea to pre-book as many of the activities as you can, so you know you have the time to see and do each thing you want to. Whilst some might be weather-dependent, you could create a flexible schedule and have a rough idea of when you’re going to do each activity, as well as your means of getting there.
To really make the most of your summer holiday, you might want to pack some of your favourite board games to enjoy as a family. These can be a great way to spend the evening, unwinding after a day of exploring – or, a good way to pass the time if the weather isn’t quite on your side.
Another tip is to pack light. In order to make the best memories, you won’t want to be worrying about ruining your best clothes. Pack the essentials. Remember a swimming costume, rain coat and decent shoes, and anything else you need you can buy when you’re there.
This gives you more space and time for memories, without fretting about getting sand in your fancy trainers.
Speaking of memories, in the modern-age of technology, it can be easy to feel like you need to keep checking your phone. Perhaps take one phone out and use it only for emergencies. Don’t even use it for the camera. Instead, take disposable cameras and let each member of the family capture the trip from their unique perspective.
It’s important to dedicate time without devices, to ensure you feel renewed and refreshed after your summer break.
Take your pet
We all know that our dogs are part of the family, and there’s nothing better than being able to take them on holiday to make memories with us! Around the UK, there’s plenty of pet-friendly accommodations to cater to just that. You can relax and unwind in luxury, surrounded by all your loved ones.
To truly make the most out of your summer staycation, there are many ways to plan and prioritise everything you want to do, whilst factoring in something for everyone, come rain or shine.