summer staycation ideas

Summer staycation ideas

With holidays abroad costing extortionate amounts of money during the school holidays, more and more people are looking to stay in Britain for their annual getaways.

Known as a “staycation”, vacations in the UK are becoming much more popular as people struggle with the demands of busy work schedules and tight finances. Holidaying in the UK can mean that a family can get away cheaper and sometimes more often if you’d rather take several weekends away rather than a solid week or two.

So what staycation options are there and how can you ensure that you have a staycation to remember?


There is nothing more quintessentially British than a staycation camping holiday in any of the many beautiful sites up and down the country. Choose from seaside resorts along the scenic coastline or set up your camp in one of the many breathtaking national parks, such as the stunning Lake District. Camping gives you a chance to reconnect with nature and switch off from technology for a while. Whether you are taking the kids or off on a solo adventure; a camping staycation has something for everyone.

Weekend Getaways

Instead of a long break somewhere this summer, you may decide to look at weekend breaks instead if you are struggling to find the time for a longer holiday. Spreading the cost of a holiday over several weekends lets you to see many different parts of the UK so there are benefits. Why not make your weekend staycation truly unique with a murder mystery event? Spend the weekend is luxurious surroundings and enjoy fabulous food and company while you try to search for clues and unravel the mystery of a murder which happens right in front of your eyes.

A murder mystery weekend is definitely one you won’t forget and will be the highlight of your summer staycation.

Barge Cruises

The UK’s waterways are some of the most scenic in the world and you can experience them all with a barge cruise staycation this summer. Hire a barge and set sail with friends or family and take in all that the British countryside has to offer at your own, gentle pace. Explore tucked away villages and hidden gems as you sail up and down the canal systems of the UK. Work together as a team to operate the locks and get ready to tuck in to fantastic food at the many pubs and restaurants which line the waterways. Barge cruises offer a unique view of the British countryside and give you time away from the rest of the world to finally read that book you’ve been keeping.

City Breaks

If you’re looking for a staycation with a livelier feel then why not find an apartment hotel in one of the UK’s bustling cities and explore at your own pace. City breaks offer you a chance to explore some of the UK’s most famous places such as London, Liverpool, Manchester or Glasgow and experience the tourist hotspots and the local nightlife. If there is somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit, now is the time as many of the UK’s biggest cities will have events and attractions running throughout the summer to attract people in. perfect for a romantic getaway or a stay-cation with the friends- city breaks are a great way to see more of the UK and staying in an apartment means you can come and go as your please and enjoy the city at your leisure.

There is an array of staycation ideas across the UK as more and more people turn to staying within our borders over the summer. The weather may not always be hot and sunny but the scenery and people you will meet make it more than worth the risk.

Ruby Daub

Ruby Daub

Ruby is a great writer who has been sharing her travel experience through her blogs and articles for the last couple of years. I love to explore my ideas on travel and holidays.
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