Whether you’re thinking of taking a short break away from the realities of life, or a proper holiday to spend time with your loved ones, a staycation is a great and cost-effective option. With so much beauty and adventure across the UK, there are plenty of places right at home where you can have a fantastic holiday, one of the best being the Lake District.
So, while you’re considering your staycation options, why should you think about choosing the Lake District for your destination?
The Lake District - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
We’ve always known that the Lake District is one of the most beautiful parts of the world, but this is now recognised by UNESCO who awarded the area World Heritage Site status. This shows just how spectacular the Lake District is, meaning that you don’t have to travel outside of the country to find the perfect destination for soaking up a bit of nature in beautiful surroundings.
Take Your Pick of Activities
One of the great things about the Lake District is the fact that there is just so much to do while you’re here. Whether you’re travelling with children, friends, your partner or even on your own, you’ll have no end of things to see and do in the local area. Here are just a few of our favourites:
- Windermere Lake Cruises - see Windermere in the best way by taking a boat cruise or hiring your own boat to explore the lake.
- The World of Beatrix Potter - step into the magical world of Beatrix Potter where you and the kids can get up close to characters like Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck.
- Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum - visit the former home of the famous poet, William Wordsworth, located in Grasmere, where he found the inspiration for a number of his writings.
- A Chance to Explore Nature - There are plenty of opportunities for any family to get out and experience the best nature in the Lakes has to offer. From gentle walks, parks and gardens, situated across the whole national park.
Tuck into the Local Food
Food is important in the Lake District and you’ll be able to find plenty of local delicacies that you will love, such as Cumberland sausage, Kendal mint cake and Grasmere gingerbread. When it comes to fantastic restaurants, there are just too many to count, including the likes of Michelin Star restaurant L’Enclume at Cartmel, as well as more cosy, family-friendly places, such as The Royal at Silverdale.
Find Somewhere Cosy and Comfortable to Stay
You really do have the pick of the bunch when you’re looking for places to stay in the Lake District. At Holgates, you can get in touch with nature when you stay at one of our holiday parks, without giving up the luxuries of a holiday. Whether you choose to stay in one of our camping pods, a static caravan or set up your own tent, you’ll have access to plenty of facilities including a restaurant and bar, playground, leisure club, and even a bowling alley.
Take a look at the Holgates parks to find the perfect location for you and get your next staycation in the Lake District booked today.