You don’t have to travel far to enjoy an amazing holiday. The UK offers beautiful countryside, stunning beaches, fascinating culture and culinary experiences all within a drive or rail trip just waiting to be discovered.
There are many benefits to a staycation:
Travel time – what travel time? Within a few hours (or even just one or two) you will arrive ready to indulge in a wonderful holiday.
Surrounded by beauty – from mountainous Lake District; breath-taking Yorkshire Moors to the stunning South West coastlines the choice is yours.
Multi destination – given the size of the UK it’s easy to visit many different places and attractions.
Feels homely – all the things you love about the UK will likely be there to greet you at your chosen destination.
Take your pets – there are many pet friendly accommodation options available to you.
We offer a range of UK holidays for you to enjoy including: self-catering, boating or leave the car at home and enjoy a rail trip. Alternatively try a walking or cycling break or combine your hobby with a special interest holiday. There are trips to suit everyone; families, couples or travelling solo.
Escape to a holiday cottage to unwind with a range of facilities to choose from including hot tubs, games rooms, swimming pools and play areas. Perfect for a romantic break, treating your four-legged friend or enjoying a fun filled family break.
Holiday parks are another option, particularly popular with families and groups and great for creating amazing memories. Huge range of parks across the UK offering access to beaches and countryside, packed with activities and entertainment for you to do as much or as little as you wish.
Sample of self-catering breaks:
7 nights in Derbyshire, sleeps up to 5 people, 1 pet with hot tub from £399 low season.
Guide price: standard caravan 2 bedroom from £245 per family in Devon for 7 nights. Prices vary according to location, dates & caravan type.
Midweek term time breaks from £155 standard apartment 4 night break, fantastic fun for families with toddlers
UK boating holidays are fantastic fun; great for families and dogs are welcome. Discover the beauty of Britain by water plus there’s so much to do and see when you moor up. Each waterway has its own character; explore the incredible Norfolk Broads or Britain’s canals including: Kennet & Avon; Oxford & Midlands, Heart of England, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire Ring & Llangollen Canal and Scotland’s lochs & canals.
New to boating? No experience required, you’ll be shown the ropes and everything you need to know!
Sample of boating breaks:
Canal boat for up to 6 people and pets allowed. Weekly prices from £797
Modern luxury cruiser ideal for 2 couples or a small family. Weekly prices from £998
Enjoy alfresco dining aboard this cruiser; sleeps up to 6 and pet friendly. Weekly prices from £1225
Experience the UK in a whole new light as you travel by rail. We offer fully customised independent rail holidays from any UK rail station. Enjoy a UK city break to York, Liverpool, Edinburgh, London or Dublin. It is also really easy to travel further afield by Eurostar from London to Paris, Bruges or Montreux plus many other places.
If you prefer the reassurance and convenience of a tour we offer a range of rail trips with the services of a tour manager.
Sample UK rail holidays include:
Experience 3 classic cities 7 days from £749pp
Immerse yourself in Highland charm, visit Loch Ness, Glen Urquhart Castle and the Isle of Skye 6 days from £599pp
Tour of North Wales starting from base in Llandudno, ride historic steam railways and visit impressive castles with the services of a friendly tour guide. 6 days from £725pp (excludes rail travel to Llandudno)
Walking holidays are the perfect way for everyone to explore the UK and discover hidden gems. Self-guided walking holidays allow you the flexibility to set off when you’re ready and stop when and where you like. Providing you with comprehensive route directions and detailed maps. On hotel to hotel walking trips; your bags are transported for you leaving you free to walk in comfort. Alternatively you may prefer to walk with a small group and a local experienced guide. Walking holidays are available for all fitness levels across the UK and the world. If you’re considering a family walking holiday then we’re happy to advise on suitable itineraries.
Sample UK walks include:
Self guided walk through the stunning Lake District; inspiration to great writers like Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome. 6 nights hotel to hotel from £915pp
Self guided walk through Snowdonia following riverside trails before summiting Snowdon. 6 nights hotel to hotel from £995pp
Follow in the steps of Roman soldiers on this guided walk. 7 nights from £839pp with 2 bases; Hexham and Carlisle.
Cycling holidays are a wonderful relaxed way to discover a place. Opt for self-guided or guided breaks at a level that suits you. High quality bikes are provided and there is usually the option to upgrade to electric bikes for a helping hand!
Self-guided holidays offer you maximum flexibility with detailed routes, usually GPS route navigation is provided and your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel so you can travel light.
Sample UK breaks include:
Special Interest & Wildlife Holidays
The UK offers a huge range of special interest holidays allowing you to indulge in your favourite pastime or learn a new skill, led by experienced tutors. From painting to playing bridge, yoga to singing, dancing, photography, including craft, garden tours, art history and archaeological breaks. We have a small group guided holiday just for you, staying in lovely accommodation at our award-winning country houses or handpicked hotels whilst enjoying and having time to explore the local area.
If as a family you want to discover for yourselves the delights of places of historic interest, stunning gardens and areas of natural beauty it is worth taking a look at the fun activities the National Trust offer at their sites or if medieval castles and Roman forts fascinate you then explore with English Heritage.
For wildlife lovers you don’t have to travel far; the UK is rich with a huge variety of wildlife. Great places to watch wildlife are in national parks, RSPB reserves and wetlands with each season bringing its own delights.
Here are just some of the beautiful wildlife you can spot:
Isle of Mull – otters, bottlenose dolphins, grey seals, golden and white-tailed eagles
Scottish Highlands – orca, basking shark, red deer, red squirrel, pine marten and eagles
Pembrokeshire – Atlantic grey seals, sea birds including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, manx shearwaters and migrating birds in Autumn and Winter
North Yorkshire – Minke whales, see them feeding on herring in August
Norfolk – peregrine falcons, terns, Britain’s largest butterfly the swallowtail, brown hare, grey seals, otters
Dorset – red squirrels, Britain’s six native reptile species including sand lizards and smooth snakes, migrating birds
With all the different styles of UK breaks available you are spoilt for choice! Get in touch to discuss your staycation holiday and we can help you organise a memorable and amazing trip in our own beautiful country. If you would prefer to travel further afield all these different types of breaks are available worldwide.