Planning your staycation

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The UK is brimming with so many beautiful destinations; many of us are spending long weekends and extended breaks exploring our homeland. And why not?! Simply jump in the car or book a cheap internal flight and discover the hidden gems our country has to offer.

Let the adventure begin at home

Us Brits are avid travellers of Europe and far-flung islands. However, many of us are discovering the vast landscape and deep culture on our doorstep. Just take a look at the Lonely Planet guide to Great Britain and you’ll find plenty of places to visit, all within driving distance. Simply make a base in a cottage, hotel or Airbnb that’s within easy reach of a handful of attractions. Take a look at the National Trust website or Visit Britain for inspiration.

First, let’s consider your lifestyle. Are you interested in history and architecture, are you looking for something active amid a beautiful landscape or do you want something that’s more along the lines of R&R? Here are a few staycation tips to ensure you get the most out of your holiday in the UK.

Staycation tips from Computerquote Insurance

Family with young children

If you’ve got children with a lot of energy, you’ll need to ensure there are plenty of activities available, from country treetop trails, child-friendly museums or historic places of interest. Keep an eye out for any seasonal events and activities. A few ideas:

•    Get back to nature with bushcraft and campfires in Garstang, Lancashire
•    Beautiful country house and gardens with an outdoor adventure playground
•    Discover coves and collect sea shells at Hawker’s Cover in Cornwall
•    Geocaching trail in Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
•    Climb your way up and down the country 
•    Add in lots of family-friendly museums and galleries

Active adventures

Feel the country air in your lungs and soak up the fantastic landscapes this country has to offer... all dotted with plenty of gastro pubs along the way.

Coasteering in Devon
Cycle trails in the Yorkshire Dales
Scrambling Cumbria
Hiking trails
Head to the top of the three peaks – Mount Snowdon, Skafell Pike and Ben Nevis

Staycation tips from Computerquote Insurance

Rest and recreation

Relax in historic Roman baths
Explore the Isles of Scilly
Photography moments

Staycation tips from Computerquote Insurance

Seasonal breaks in the UK

Christmas

Cotswolds - Quaint and festive
Christmas in Windsor and Stonehenge 
Christmas markets 2015

Halloween

Shocktoberfest in Crawley
Harry Potter and the Death Eaters

Easter

Family fun at Easter

Stay safe

We’re incredibly fortunate to have so much beauty and history on our doorstep. With adventure just around the corner, whether it’s for a day trip, long weekend or extended break, ensure that your car and home insurance is up to date. 

Car insurance – if you’re planning a road trip, check your car insurance policy is up to date. Note down any emergency numbers and you have the right level of breakdown cover.

Home insurance – if you’re away from home for a while, keep in mind our home security tips. Double check your home insurance details are fully up-to-date too.

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