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.
Why not learn a new skill like paddleboarding or surfing……
……try your hand at fossil hunting….
…or simply chill out and relax and enjoy an ice cream and a have paddle in the sea.
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.
You could follow in the footsteps of royalty, by visiting a castle….
…..discover more about the Vikings in York……
or even find out what it would be like to visit the Roman Baths in 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.
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!
From the fastest Zip Wire in the world, to a fforest coaster in Snowdonia…….
….to inflatable fun on lakes……
….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.
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.
Dublin has a famous party scene and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse is a must.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camping is probably one of the cheapest forms of travel and there are some fabulous campsites dotted all over the country.
Where is the first place you want to head to when the travel restrictions are relaxed?