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The Great Staycation

Are you ready for a break? Have you been hankering after a holiday? As we slowly leave lockdown, there are signs that summer getaways are back on the agenda.

While trips abroad aren’t expected to be an option for a while, it’s looking highly likely that from July, holiday parks in parts of Britain will be opening their doors once more – and here at Park Holidays UK, we’re looking forward to welcoming you for your staycation in the UK.

We have a huge range of lodges and caravans across 31 coastal and countryside holiday park locations, so there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you want to enjoy a break beside the sea or head to idyllic secluded woodland, you’ll find the perfect getaway when you choose us for your first post-lockdown visit.


Can we go on holiday now?

This will be the summer of the staycation for many UK holidaymakers. Restrictions on overnight stays have now been eased in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. This means that the hospitality sector is slowly reopening.

The updates to domestic travel led by the government mean that holiday parks and campsites in particular are opening their doors again. This type of holiday has its advantages as there is plenty of outdoor space, meaning that social distancing can be followed easily.

So, now it’s possible to stay overnight again, many of us are likely to want to get out of our homes and into lush rural and beachside locations – and that’s where Park Holidays  UK can help.

Can we visit Park Holidays UK?

Our holiday parks have now reopened. We’re constantly checking in to make sure we’re following all the guidelines and keeping up to date with the latest developments. This is to make sure our parks fall within the requirements.

We’ve introduced lots of measures to make sure you can have a safe and enjoyable trip. So, you can book with confidence when you choose us for your fun family staycation in one of our UK locations.

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What is a staycation?

But what is a staycation exactly? If this is the first time you’ve considered a domestic holiday, allow us to show you all that a break here in Britain has to offer.

As the name suggests, a staycation is a holiday closer to home. This doesn’t have to mean you spend the time in your house, however. It can mean that you book a trip somewhere in the country you live in, giving you a home-from-home experience while offering a break from the norm in a stunning location.

While a trip abroad has its charms, you don’t have to hop on a plane to create those holiday vibes. There are lots of beautiful beaches and rolling green countryside to explore right here. You can visit local towns and take day trips to cosmopolitan cities, and all without ever leaving the UK.

Why choose Park Holidays UK for my staycation?

When you choose to spend your first getaway after lockdown with us, you’ll be able to experience all the fun of a staycation in some of the most captivating parts of the country. We’re specialists at providing the backdrop for some magical memories, with parks in seven counties in the south.

Choose from Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, as well as Suffolk, Kent, Hampshire and Essex. This variety means you can choose the location that best fits your dream getaway in the UK.


Inspire me: the ultimate staycation ideas

From golden Blue Flag beaches and rugged coastline to secluded rural settings, there is something to suit everyone. To help you choose, we’ve listed our different options by holiday type. Take a look to see which of these sound like your ultimate getaway.

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Family staycation ideas

If you want to make sure you’re ticking all the boxes, it’s worth selecting the ‘active and fun’ option when filtering by holiday type. This will instantly narrow down your choice to the fun family staycation ideas. Each of these are in family-friendly locations, with countryside and beaches nearby. Whether you head to Suffolk or Sussex, there’s sure to be plenty of space for everyone to stretch out and run around for a few days.

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Romantic staycation ideas

Are romantic hideaway staycations top of your list? If so, try selecting by our ‘relax and explore’ option. These parks are in picture-perfect locations, such as our Brixham-based coastal park in Devon and our seaside park in Kent, making them ideal for couples longing to get away from it all.

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Touring staycation ideas

Cool camping pods and extensive campsites are also on offer when you choose Park Holidays UK. We have touring and camping availability across our sites, so you can pack up the car and set up your tent with us.

Camping is just one way for you to enjoy your holiday while keeping safe. As a staycation post-coronavirus, this is a great way to take control of your summer getaway. If you want to find out more, feel free to contact us and our friendly team will be able to answer any questions you have.


Will I need protection for my holiday?

To give you added peace of mind, we have a cancellation protection plan in place. This is optional cover that’s designed to protect you if something unexpected happens before your holiday.

If you need to cancel and it’s 30 days or more before you’re due to arrive, you’ll get a full refund of the amount you’ve given us. There are certain reasons that you’d have to give in order to qualify for activating this payment protection plan.

For example, if you or a family member who is due to travel falls ill or you have to self-isolate, or if you have suddenly been made redundant, you’d qualify.

The decision to take out this cover is entirely up to you, but it can be an added form of security and help you to book with confidence when you choose us. To find out more, you can call 0343 178 7070 (standard rate call), email holidaysupport@parkholidays.com or write to us, and we’ll provide you with all the information you need.

Shall I buy a holiday home?

We have been working hard to ensure our parks provide the perfect environment to safely relax as you enjoy your first holiday since lockdown.

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Get in touch

To book your staycation in the UK with us, browse our collection of holiday parks and the types of short and week-long breaks available online.

If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.