May 22, 2018

The Rise of The Staycation Nation: Home Vs Away

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Why spend time and money travelling abroad when you can enjoy all the same things and more with a UK staycation?

In the UK, more people than ever are choosing a stay-at-home UK adventure over travelling overseas – well, that’s according to a new study. Believe it or not, three out of five people will spend their summer break right here in the UK! That’s a 2% increase from last year. The survey also revealed that one in four are taking more short breaks – an average of three times per year.

After all, why spend time and money travelling abroad when you can enjoy all the same things and more with a UK staycation?

If you’re looking for ideas, you don’t need to look any further than Holgates… Especially if you are thinking of planning a holiday home adventure.

Travel Fuss

Perhaps one of the greatest perks of staying a little closer to home is the travel. If you’ve decided on a staycation, this means no planes, transfers, buses, coaches, waiting, passports, boarding passes, waiting rooms, pricey airport food, screaming children…. The list goes on. With a staycation all you have to do is get in the car and drive to your destination, which can be as close or far as you wish.

Beauty Everywhere!

Sure, the beaches in the Mediterranean are beautiful, but there is beauty everywhere here in the UK too; even more so in the Lake District. The Huffington Post even rated hiking through the Lake District as number 1 in staycation ideas.

Lancashire and the surrounding areas have plenty of beautiful sights to offer, and if it’s beaches that you’re looking for, you are in the right place. Silverdale beach, Morecambe Bay, Arnside Beach – just to name a few; there are plenty right on our doorstep, which will make you want to get your camera out, lay a blanket down, and have a picnic! Bucket and spades at the ready.

Check out some of the best beaches in Cumbria here, and some of the best beaches in the Lake District here. If you’re staying with us at Holgates, you won’t have to venture far to get to one of these.

Apart from the stunning beaches, there are many fantastic animals to keep an eye out for, photographic landscapes and much more!

We have parks in and around Silverdale and Arnside which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. If you are looking for spectacular views, stunning landscapes, wonderous wildlife and more in your staycation, that our parks present that and much more.

Family Staycation

When it comes to family breaks, travelling abroad can prove extremely stressful – and that’s before you’ve even reached the airport! If you stay nearer home and opt for a staycation, it’s likely you will avoid a lot of this headache.

By contrast, a family staycation is as simple as loading up the car and setting off, especially if you have a holiday home ready and waiting for you! The UK and the Lake District offers some of the best family hotspots in the world; consisting of plenty of fun family activities! And Holgates are no stranger to that – From Summer break to February half term, you’ll never find yourself twiddling your thumbs at our parks. Who knew you didn’t have to travel far to get all the family holiday entertainment you want!?

A True Break

A holiday is for a break, right? A break from reality, from technology, from the stresses of everyday life. So surely adventuring to a place which gives you all these things and more is the best idea for a holiday. Campsites in Cumbria or Holiday parks by the Lake districtpresent a tranquil alternative to the hustle and bustle (and crowds!) of a tourist break. Avoid the stress and relax with your loved ones in a spacious and stylish holiday home – or maybe even opt for the good old-fashioned camping trip. Whatever you want, make sure you get to put your feet up!

Holiday Homes by the Lake District

When you spend your staycation in a holiday home – rented or owned – you don’t have to plan as much as you do with a holiday abroad. There may even be no packing involved, as you will probably have belongings already there. Whether a weekend staycation or a full week-long expedition, you can enjoy and relax in the space to your hearts content- certainly if it’s your own.
Wondering what you could do on  your Holgate’s staycation for a week? Check out our full week itinerary here. A staycation doesn’t mean you should be bored!

Not convinced? Check out this article from eatsleeplove which details other benefits of staycations such as supporting the local economy, avoiding the jetlag and the added benefit of being able to take your pet!

If you are looking for the perfect staycation, Holgates could be the one for you. Our holiday homes for rent by the Lake District offer the ideal family staycation, couples staycations and much more. In need of that much deserved break, but don’t want to go through the stress of a ‘conventional’ holiday? We have parks in and around Arnside and Silverdale AONB, meaning you can explore or relax.

Looking for a way to futureproof your staycations? Why not consider purchasing a holiday home at one of our sites? Get in touch with the Holgates family today to see how we can set you off on a new staycation adventure!

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