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10 reasons to holiday in the UK after the Corona Virus Pandemic

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April 9, 2020

My timehop pictures have made me happy and sad in equal measure this week as it is filled with images of some of our fantastic holiday’s we have enjoyed in the UK in recent years.

We are lucky enough to have explored some truly stunning places in here the UK and when we have decided once the Corona Virus finally exhausts itself and the danger is over, we need to do something good for our country!!

Much as we love to travel abroad, I firmly believe that people should take holidays in the UK, fill UK holiday resorts, eat in local restaurants, buy British products, buy local meats and veggies and support local businesses where they can. These businesses are going to find it very difficult to get back on their feet and survive without our help.

10 reasons to holiday in the UK after the Corona Virus Pandemic

1. We have some fabulous beaches to explore

We have some amazing beaches and open spaces, here in the UK, many with an excellent leisure market attached to them.

Worbarrow-Bay-1

Why not learn a new skill like paddleboarding or surfing……

Paddle Board

……try your hand at fossil hunting….

Sebby-fossil-hunting

…or simply chill out and relax and enjoy an ice cream and a have paddle in the sea.

Ice Cream

2. There is a little bit of history around every corner

The UK is filled with fascinating, historic places to visit and wherever you stay, you don’t have to travel too far to find something interesting.

Stonehenge bluestones

You could follow in the footsteps of royalty, by visiting a castle….

Caernarfon Castle Sebby and Kian

…..discover more about the Vikings in York……

City of York

or even find out what it would be like to visit the Roman Baths in Bath.

Roman Bath

3. The UK is home to some iconic movie locations

Being in lockdown has meant there has been a lot of TV box set and movie watching, so why not venture out and see if you can find your favourite locations.

Dark Hedges - Kings Road

We were lucky enough to visit Northern Ireland last year and did a Game of Thrones location tour, or visit Yorkshire and find some of the locations used in Harry Potter, such as the stunning Malham Cove and its famous limestone pavement.

4. Push you boundaries and find adventure

Our country is one of the most beautiful to holiday in and there are plenty of fun places to find adventure!

Zip World Velocity

From the fastest Zip Wire in the world, to a fforest coaster in Snowdonia…….

Fforest-Coaster

….to inflatable fun on lakes……

Dorset Adventure Park

….and even the chance to go Hot Air Ballooning, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

5. Take a literary break

England is the home of Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes and Pride and Prejudice, to name but a few.

For kids, why not visit locations inspired by your favourite author. Enid Blyton’s famous five was famously set in Studland, Dorset, or follow in Beatrix Potters footsteps and find Peter Rabbit in the Lake District.

6. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a bustling city break

The UK has some fabulous locations for a city break. Of course, London is probably the the first city on many people’s minds, but don’t rule out some of the smaller cities, which are packed full of history.

Tower of London

Edinburgh is home to the famous castle built on top on an extinct volcano, which has the daily one o’clock gun, or why not climb Arthur’s Seat and view the city from above.

Belfast is famously the location that built the Titanic and they have a whole city quarter dedicated to its story.

Titanic Sign

Dublin has a famous party scene and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse is a must.

Pint of Guinness

Cardiff is a young and vibrant city and famously the location for filming Torchwood, Doctor and Casualty, to name but a few.

7. Take the kids to a holiday park

With the kids not at school, they are missing their friends. Why not take them to a holiday park where the focus is on entertaining them!

Diversity at Butlins

We have been to Butlins a number of times and the kids best memories are learning to dance with Diversity and being on stage with Dick n Dom.

Most holiday parks or caravan parks have some form of entertainment for the kids, where they get them up on stage taking part in fun games and dance-offs and they offer lots of activities to keep them amused during the day.

Highline Isaac Blindfold

8. Get back to nature

One thing that this pandemic has given us, is the realisation that we really need to look after our planet and appreciate what we have.

Why not learn to forage, take part in some nature art or learn a new skill such as orienteering and take part in some structured walks on some of the UK’s favourite walking paths.

Bolton Abbey

Or take a holiday on a farm and learn about the animals they keep, take part in a feed run and eat food freshly harvested.

Coombe Mill

9. We have some pretty awesome theme parks

One of the kids favourite activities in lockdown is riding virtual rollercoasters, by watching the videos of them on YouTube and then moving left or right as the rollercoaster moves.

We have some brilliant theme parks, whether you are 2 and love Peppa Pig, 6 and love LEGO, 10 and enjoy reading David Walliams books or 18 and love the fastest rollercoaster you can find.

Paultons Park

10. Go Camping

As a family, we have been hit hard financially by the Corona Virus, losing one income completely and surviving on wages from a temporary job in a supermarket, so it is going to take a while to get back on our feet.

Vango tent

Camping is probably one of the cheapest forms of travel and there are some fabulous campsites dotted all over the country.

Camp Bestival

Where is the first place you want to head to when the travel restrictions are relaxed?

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos

    April 9, 2020

    We live in such a great country with so much to do. Thank you for including our little farm stay 🙂

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    April 9, 2020

    So many wonderful places to visit in the UK and I am going to stop travelling overseas for now. We were planning to head to London and York so that will be first on our list of places to visit

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    Di Hickman

    April 9, 2020

    I love the tip on “little bit of history” because it’s so true. I never appreciated it until I moved out of the UK. Now I crave that cultural experience and indulge every time we visit.

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    Eva Katona

    April 10, 2020

    We will definitely do this – we already had 3-4 bookings for UK holidays this year but we’re not giving up on them!

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    Rebecca Smith

    April 10, 2020

    These are great reasons to holiday in the UK. We try to holiday in the UK a couple of times a year. We visited quite a few places in 2019.

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    Liam Wilkinson

    April 10, 2020

    There are some excellent locations around the country, we had some things planned but its all on hold, we are hoping to restart out plans again after this has all settled down, a great article.

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    Ashleigh

    April 11, 2020

    We will definitely be exploring the uk when this pandemic is over. We took it so for granted!

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    Jess Howliston

    April 12, 2020

    These are all such great points, holidays in the UK are awesome and times like these, when all this ends we should all be helping put money back into our own economy by supporting UK holiday parks and places.

    We have never been abroad and always holiday in the UK! We have found some absolutely beautiful places to visit and go somewhere new every year since my son was born (10 years ago now!). Whether its adventure, relaxation or something inbetween the UK has a holiday park to suit.

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    Cosmo Mum

    April 13, 2020

    Love all these reasons to holiday in the UK! Definitely no stress with passports and leaving your car at the airport!

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    Michael

    April 14, 2020

    I am starting to plan a Thanksgiving trip to UK for Dec 2020 with my kids. Hopefully Covid doesn’t ruin it. Was wondering if you could recommend any good travel planning apps? I found one called PlanMoreTrips https://planmoretrips.com but any others you know of would also be super helpful because I am struggling to plan all the logistics for this trip. Thanks!

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