Discover the hidden secrets of winter holidays. If you are currently craving peace and quiet and wishing you could book a stress-free getaway, then you could have the perfect solution ‘on your doorstep’. There is no need to worry about COVID tests, travel restrictions or crowded airports if you look closer to home for a relaxing break from it all.
That’s because UK holidays are not just for the warmer months!
In fact, there are important advantages to going ‘off peak’, particularly if you find a great luxury glamping site or cosy caravan park in a rural location.
Walking in a winter wonderland
Have you ever walked along the British coast, across undulating hills, around lakes or through evergreen forests in winter? You need to try it. Exploring nature when there are fewer people around is incredibly therapeutic, and shyer wildlife may also make an appearance.
Also, the unspoilt parts of Britain are just as magnificent in winter as they are in summer. With a dusting of frost and beautiful winter light, some people would argue the views are even better. The UK mountains certainly draw the eye when covered in snow, and a winter sea can be spectacular to watch.
On the best days for outdoor activities, you will find ample space to breathe in some of the places that are normally densely populated in summer, such as the ever-popular Lake District.
Just take extra precautions with your footwear, clothing, routes and timing when embarking on winter hiking, climbing or cycling. If it’s rough and risky weather, please don’t take a chance with your safety.
The weather and winter holidays UK
Talking of climate, let’s be honest, the one thing that you can be sure of in Britain is that the weather is unpredictable!
Of course, you increase your chances of sunshine if you stick to the summer months. However, there are no guarantees and you could still find that you need wet weather plans for your holiday.
Then, of course, there are some travellers who find the heat of summer unpleasant and who prefer to go ‘out and about’ in the cooler winter months.
So, for either a winter or summer holiday in the UK, you may decide some days it’s a good idea to stay indoors rather than braving the weather.
Out of season, this can be a gloriously relaxing plan. Simply find a well-appointed glamping pod site or and caravan park open in winter, and take lots of books, games, food and your favourite people and forget your troubles and woes. It’s a great way to grab quality time with your family too.
Or, you could go solo if you want to shut out the rest of the world on holiday and create a blissfully quiet winter retreat.
Indoor options for winter getaways UK
One of the virtues of booking a winter break (rather than a summer one) is that you can take full advantage of the diverse indoor activities that the UK is now famous for. With shorter queues!
There are plenty of year-round tourist attractions, theatres, cinemas and shopping centres to make a Winter holiday a varied experience.
Winter holidays could be the perfect opportunity to sample British hospitality too. Booking tables at award-winning restaurants could be holiday highlights, or you could grab a seat by a roaring fire in a welcoming country pub.
As well as those indoor activities, you could try activities to do in your car, such as driving tours around Britain. Did you know even the famous Blackpool Illuminations are going right through to January 2022?
Cost of winter breaks UK
Talking of transport and lights, roads are quieter in winter and less prone to roadworks. You are far less likely to get stuck on the main holiday routes, which means less petrol. You could find train fares are lower after the summer travel rush dies down too.
This leads to one of the best reasons to stay in Britain over the cooler months. When you compare winter vs summer holidays UK-wide, the cost naturally comes down when the temperatures drop. You can grab a bargain.
Summer vs winter health benefits
Lastly, taking time out from work in the next few weeks may be just what you need to boost your energy levels and reduce your stress.
In the summer months, you may well already be pretty busy. The longer days can be uplifting and keep you socialising and active. In contrast, by the end of the year, you could well be feeling rather jaded and trapped indoors.
Don’t even get us started on the January Blues! Could a winter escape be the perfect antidote for you?
Of course, the trick is knowing how to find a luxury pod winter holiday or static caravans to rent in just the right spot. A site with the sort of facilities and staffing that keep you comfortable and well supported on a winter break under canvas or in a holiday home.
Fortunately, when you choose our gorgeous countryside holiday locations in Cumbria and Lancashire, you will be spoilt for choice!