Many families and empty nesters are opting to stay close to home this Summer and Staycations are the new trending ‘it’ word in holidays.   There is a lot to be said for the new fashion in travel – no airport delays, or food and language challenges. In effect, your holiday starts here!

There are some incredible places to discover in the UK, and will cater to every palate – whether travelling alone or with your family.

You may prefer a City Break, or a complete escape to the wilds of Scotland or the great British countryside. Here are some ideas to whet your appetite and get you more involved in discovering the UK and all its treasures.

Waterside Breaks have a vast variety of cottages and mini break deals, ranging from the Cotswolds and the Lake District to Geo Domes in Loch Tay in Scotland. Their friendly staff will help you to select from their many holiday options and make sure you tick all the boxes, whether travelling with family, with a partner or on your own. Tim Wells their founder is still at the helm of the business, and very hands on with the decision making, which is why they are a unique family run business who care about their clients and will personally make sure you are well looked after in the old fashioned sense of the word. A 21st Century travel company with traditional values.



There are some exciting Woodland Walks for Autumn and Winter if you are the energetic type, and want to explore more remote parts of the country. The New Forest has some interesting locations as do further afield in the Lake District or the Welsh countryside.



If you are a fan of the City and its hustle and bustle, why not book into one of our Capital’s Hotel Break offers, and soak up the town with its restaurants and nightlife – you can grab a show in the West End or for the more discerning theatre goer, visit the National Theatre on the South Bank to experience the classics or the works of new writers. Holiday Inn and Travel Lodge are doing some great mini breaks, and you can also combine culture with a ‘shop til you drop’ adventure, with a spa experience thrown in to ease your aching limbs.


For those of you who love being near water, hire a houseboat and have a splendid relaxing week meandering through the peaceful Norfolk Broads. Its stunning wetland landscape is both calm and wild, bleak but beautiful – and a haven for wildlife. Like a canal-boat holiday for nature lovers – but without any locks to contend with – this is the place to come to recharge those batteries.


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