5 Things to Consider When Planning a Staycation

 

Over the last few years, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people choosing to have staycations in the UK has increased, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. In fact, evidence suggests that more people are choosing to enjoy our beautiful country and all it has to offer instead of travelling overseas. 

While this may be true, many people worry about planning a staycation. This is because, unlike holidays abroad, where you can buy a package deal that includes all your travel, accommodation, activities and food, you must plan everything with a staycation. The good news is that planning a staycation in the UK is easier than you would think. If you are thinking of staying in the UK for your holiday this year, then here are some things you need to consider:

  • Transport

The first thing you need to consider when planning a staycation is how you will get to your destination. For example, would you prefer to travel by car, train or taxi? Once you have decided this, you then need to think a little bit deeper about your mode of transport, for example:

Travelling by bus – make sure you investigate bus timetables and routes.

Travelling by taxi – the price of taxi firms can vary, so do not go with the first company you find. 

Travelling by car – you will need to consider whether you will hire a car or use your own. If you use your own vehicle, you must ensure it is ready for the journey. Check to ensure your vehicle is insured and has had a recent service and MOT. If your car needs an MOT, book it at a garage near you as soon as possible. For example, if you live in Solihull, then find a garage that offers an MOT in Solihull.

  • Destination

Another thing you need to consider before planning a staycation is where in the UK you want to visit. There are lots of unique and exciting places to stay in the UK. Whether you prefer city locations or the countryside, there is something to suit your needs. 

  • Budget

Before you start looking for accommodation and activities that you would like to try, you first need to think about your budget. Staycations do not have to be expensive. In fact, you can have a great staycation holiday on a budget

  • Type of Accommodation

There are lots of different types of accommodation to choose from. For example, you could consider staying in a yurt in the countryside or booking a hotel in the city centre. Both types of accommodation can be enjoyable. 

  • Time of Year

There is a lot to do in the UK, no matter the weather. However, if you have any outdoor activities in mind that you would like to do, it is a good idea to think about the time of year you are on staycation. Booking a staycation during the summer months can help to increase your chances of enjoying these activities. 

There has been a considerable increase in the number of people choosing to have their holidays in the UK, and we can see why. The UK is beautiful, and there is so much to see and do that we don’t need to go abroad. If you’re planning a staycation this year, then make sure you consider all the things we’ve listed above.

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