It’s half term and you’re in dire need of a holiday. Why not save some money and try out a stay-cation instead?
Stay-cations are pretty much all the rage in America. They’re cheap, they’re super easy to plan, and they give you a chance to recharge before heading back to work or school. What’s not to love? In England the stay-cation needs to be embraced. Why you ask? Because there are so many excellent places to stay and wonderful things to experience, right under your nose.
Half term is a great time to take a week off and spend time with your family. A quick holiday abroad never goes as planned, can be super expensive, and is an utter nightmare to coordinate. Half term only provides you with so much time, and you should be savoring every moment of it. You don’t have to hop on a plane to get your holiday on. Just pack up the kids and car, and go! All it takes is a week.
Book a Holiday Cottage in Cornwall
Booking a cottage in the beautiful Cornish seaside town of Fowey is a great way to get all of your family together to spend time with one another. Fowey is a quaint town in the Southwest that is ideally situated near a number of incredible attractions. It’s also safe and incredibly beautiful. Fowey cottages let your family unwind with all the comforts of home. Spend a day on the estuary and then come back to your cottage to cook dinner with everyone. Comfortable rooms with a homely feel ensure that everyone will feel comfortable in their space. “Just make sure to book early” says the spokesperson for Estuary Cottages, a local operator of holiday homes. “They have a tendency to book quickly” Which is no wonder, because this is the holiday, we’ve all been looking for!
Go Camping in the Lake District
The Lake District is the place to pitch a tent. Teach your family about the importance of respecting and protecting nature, while you enjoy the great outdoors. Make sure that you throw together all the gear for fishing and swimming. Spend the day hiking then warm up and refuel with a nice pub lunch. Spend evenings around the campfire and wake up to the fresh scent of the mountains. Giving you and your family all the space, you need to stretch your legs.
Hike and Bike in Snowdonia
Snowdonia is sadly underrated. Embedded in the ever-gorgeous Wales, Snowdonia National Park is surrounded with mountains and glaciers, giving breathtaking views of the land as well as the sea. The park boasts a massive network of hiking and biking trails as well as over 100 lakes. The jagged peaks create a stunning contrast to the placid crystalline waters. There are many chic hotels with every amenity you could want or need. There’s even a railway service that chugs through the park, allowing visitors stunning views no matter their skill levels or abilities.
Catch the Night Train to Glasgow
Glasgow is a stunning port city in the ever-lovely Scotland. If you’re looking to put some excitement into your half term break, Glasgow is for you. The bustling city life offers its patrons an excellent nightlife, with bars, cafes, and clubs open all night long. One of the two main cultural hubs of Scotland, Glasgow is the perfect place to begin exploring the Scottish Highlands. Explore Fort William before you delve deeper into the highlands and experience their incredible distillery tours that are dotted along the stunning countryside. Glasgow is also a hot spot for art and culture, with many incredibly curated museums along with the thrilling detail of rouge street art.
Caravan the New Forest
The New Forest in Dorset is like walking into a living fairy tale. Lush forests with quiet trails abound. Park up in the forest and spend a few days taking in the naturally relaxing scenery before setting off to enjoy the Jurassic cliffs and coastline of Dorset. Bring the whole family to Lyme Regis and spend the day digging for fossils before heading off to the beaches of Bournemouth to warm up in the sunshine. In Dorset, the journey is well better than the destination as the countryside between attractions is anexperience.