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The last minute guide to family staycations in the UK

July 18, 2018Uncategorised

When it comes to family holidays this summer there is no need to jet off somewhere exotic when the UK is full of scenic countryside, beautiful beaches and fun activities. With the school holidays fast approaching and the British weather being miraculously warm right now there is no time like the present to book a last minute staycation. Whether you’re looking for a little luxury or a camping trip we have our top picks of UK staycations below…

ADVENTURE STAYCATIONS: FOREST HOLIDAYS

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If you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Forest Holidays is for you! Set in a number of the UKs beautiful forests this staycation will see you riding bikes, zip wiring over trees and canoeing across lakes while staying in a cosy cabin. With a number of locations to choose from you can book your stay today here> 

– Discover our essentials for an adventure staycation –

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Animal lunch box £14 | Animal water bottle £16 | Animal Backpack  £22

SEASIDE STAYCATIONS: BENRUTHAN HOTEL

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The beaches here in the UK are some of the best, and we all have fond memories spent at the seaside as children – set in the cliffs alongside Mawgan Porth Beach in Cornwall, Bedruthan Hotel is sure to exceed expectations. Aiming to provide a fun and relaxing stay for both grown ups and children, the hotel provides childcare, entertainment and fabulous trips for children, what’s more most of the activities are free! With a beautiful beach, indoor and outdoor pools and a spa for Mum and Dad, why wouldn’t you want to holiday here? Book your holiday here today > 

– Discover our essentials for a beach break staycation –

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Star drawstring bag £18 | Fruit print beach towel £26 | Pineapple print bodysuit £14

CITY ESCAPE STAYCATIONS: THE ATHENAEM HOTEL

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If city breaks are more your thing treat your little ones to a super special stay in the UK’s capital city, London. Filled with days out for the kids and culture to learn from London is a great place to holiday with the children. Make your stay even better with a residence at the family friendly Athenaeum Hotel. Dedicated to making your little ones stay a home from home, the hotel gets in touch with parents before their stay to ensure they’re stocked with little one’s favourite movie, activities and also provide a nanny service so you can get some well deserved adult-time. Book your stay today here> 

– Discover our essentials for a city escape staycation –

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Unicorn umbrella £16 | Nappy pouch £16 | Unicorn backpack £22

CAMPING STAYCATIONS: LANTERN & LARKS

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A camping holiday is a British tradition, come rain or shine we’re always happy to sit in a tent and spend time as a family. If you’re glam than camper van Lantern and Larks is the perfect way to experience the British countryside while staying in a luxury tent. The comfort of a bed ensures that little ones will sleep comfortably and with masses of green space surrounding the locations means that there is lots for children to do. With luxury tents there is no need to try and pitch a tent with winging children… Book your glamping stay here > 

– Discover our essentials for a camping staycation –

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Hedgehog soft toy £22 | Snack box set £16 | Blue blanket £20

LUXURY STAYCATIONS: THE ESPLANADE

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Home to the royal family, the UK know a thing or two about luxury and The Esplanade Hotel know how to make a family holiday as luxury for Mum and Dad as for the children too. Based in the beautiful seaside location of Newquay this hotel has breathtaking seaside views and free activities for children to enjoy. The best part is The Esplanade’s #holidayhyped experiences for children; choose from your room being filled with helium balloons, a cosy teepee installed into your room served with delicious hot chocolate, a cupcake decorating kit, a doughnut tower or teddy bear’s picnic set – all guaranteed to wow your tot.

– Discover our essentials for a luxury staycation –

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Waffle robe £25 | Teddy bear £22 | Grey hooded towel £26

AFFORDABLE STAYCATIONS: BUTLINS

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Butlins is the ultimate in the UK staycations famous for their costal resorts, children’s entertainment and red coats, it’s a British tradition as old as time. With a number of resorts to choose from and accommodation choices it really is an amazing staycation for an affordable price. From swimming pools to fairgrounds and tonnes of daytime workshops and evening entertainment to choose from Children will be spoilt for choice at Butlins. Book your last minute stay today > 

– Discover our essentials for an affordable staycation –

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Towel set £30 | Dinosaur book £24 Grey suitcase £60

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