Wednesday, 20 December 2017

5 Reasons to Choose a UK Staycation this Winter

During the winter, many of us choose to bunk down in our homes, keeping warm and cosy and doing our best to stave off the cold seasonal chill and freezing temperatures outside. 

However, with the winter comes the infamous January blues – how can we go about reducing their impact and guaranteeing a fabulous feeling all year round?

The solution is simple – book yourself onto a UK staycation this winter!

While it may be quite a different experience to that of a summer getaway, holidaying during the winter months brings a whole new atmosphere. Swap out your summer clothes for winter coats and boots, and prepare for an unforgettable break right here in the UK this winter.


As a general rule, holidaying in the UK is much less hassle than everything that must be considered when you travel abroad. It’s convenient, it’s easy and it’s much less of a headache than having to get passports in order and book flights! Even if you don’t want to stray far from home, there are plenty of exciting places to visit and things to do and see right on your doorstep. Why not take the opportunity to explore some of them this winter?


At this time of year, the indulgence and extravagance of the festive period can cause many of us to get concerned about our spending – especially after a look at our bank balance! However, a holiday doesn’t have to be lavish or break the bank; it’s just as possible to have a great time while sticking to a strict budget. Do plenty of research and set yourself a budget to stick to before you travel in order to avoid the temptation to overspend. Finding a cheap hotel near Nottingham during winter, for example, should be much easier during the off-season than during the peak summer months. It’s also possible to find countryside walks and free attractions to really work on cutting those costs!


Holidaying with children can be a bit of a headache, especially if they’re overexcited from the seasonal festivities. Instead of lugging your little ones on a plane or having to pack up all their brand new Christmas presents because they can’t decide which one to bring, a staycation can make a sensible alternative and will keep the whole family happy. If you are travelling with the little ones in tow, don’t forget to pack everything they might need, plus all the additional spare clothing and essentials just in case. Similarly, it might be a sensible idea to research child-friendly attractions in and around the area where you are staying before you travel just in case you need a quick way to stave off boredom on a rainy day.

Perfect for a Short Break

While those long, hazy summer breaks might be nothing but a distant memory, when the weather is harsher and the temperatures plummeting, a short break can make a much more sensible option compared to several weeks away. Similarly, sometimes all you need is a long weekend to refresh yourself and ensure you’re ready for everything the New Year has to throw at you!

A Fresh Perspective

We are all familiar with the sights and sounds of the country during summer and the warmer months of the year, but in winter, things are completely different. Offering a unique outlook and a brand new perspective on places both new and familiar, a staycation is a great way for everyone to discover something new together.

At the end of the day, choosing to holiday during the winter might not be for everyone. However, there are undeniably many benefits to heading out in the colder months – this year, it might just be time to give it a go! 

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