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Staycation is a relatively new word combining the words 'stay' and 'vacation' to describe the trend of holidaying or vacationing at home and locally due to the tough economic climate.
With the UK being a relatively small but diverse island we have at our disposal a wealth of staycation ideas to cater for all tastes and budgets. On these pages we'll give you some great ideas for family holdays, days out, short breaks, camping etc.... the list is endless!
Now, if only we could guarantee the weather!
Great deals on family holidays across 5 UK parks
Happy days with the family beside the seaside
25 Caravan holiday parks from Devon to Suffolk
Holiday parks in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and Cotswolds
The finest selection of personally inspected holiday cottages in the West Country
Self catering cottages in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Isle of Wight
Self catering holiday properties exclusively in stunning South Devon
Special rates for weekends and short city breaks at over 290 hotels
Stylish and contemporary hotels with great city centre locations
Country style inns and hotels throughout England
Explore the countryside in a superbly restored 1970's VW camper van!
Real log cabins in the Welsh countryside furnished to the highest of standards
Tipis look great, are extemely functional and are becoming more and more popular with staycationers.
There are over 2500 miles of nature trails in England and Wales
An inspirational, fun day out for all the family.
Travelling by train has never been more fun or affordable
Minster's Reach Holiday Apartments provide a perfect base from which to explore the historic city of York. Located just 200 yards from York Minster and a short walk into the city centre where you will find restaurants, bars and shopping. Finished to a high standard and set within a private walled courtyard ground floor apartments have private decked areas.
Norfolk Country Breaks have a range of hand picked cottages and self catering holiday homes in North and West Norfolk. They provide great quality self catering holiday homes to suit all budgets and tastes. Their website is easy to use and has a great search facility to narrow down exactly what you're looking for.
Following on from the excitement of the Royal Wedding and a bumper round of Bank Holidays, St James's Palace has reported that the newly married couple will spend a quiet weekend away in Britain before William returns to work next week. Speculation on where they will stay has like Katherine's dress remained a closley guarded secret.
Cornish Cottage Holidays and Devonshire Cottage Holidays have a portfolio of some of the best holiday cottages in Cornwall and Devonshire. Each property is carefully chosen to ensure you have the best possible holiday possible and the choice is amazing - from classic cottages, contemporary accommodation, family orientated and dog friendly there will be something in this collection for everyone.
The Pennine Group have a fantastic range of convertible caravans which are perfect for a UK holiday. Their new lightweight range means that they can be towed by even the smallest vehicles. You'll find much improved fuel economy which is a really important factor in the current economic climate.
The recession, doom and gloom stories about the economy, the strong Euro and threats of airport and airline strikes could encourage holidaymakers to stay in the UK for their well earned holiday or short break.
The caravanning and camping sector in fact anything to do with the great outdoors has seen a huge growth in interest and popularity. Two new shows have been planned for next year to exhibit the latest caravans, motorhomes, camping equipment and accessories as well as products for walking, cycling and sailing.
Self catering holidays look set to be popular during 2011 as seen by a strong early demand for bookings at Classic Cottages. This specialist letting company based in Cornwall has more than 700 hand picked holidays cottages on their books.
Haven Holidays specialise in fun filled family hoildays based around the coast with their 35 parks. They are looking at investing almost £2m in their two parks in Berwick. This brings the total investment at Haggerston Castle to £6m over the past two years. Another indication maybe that the staycation trend could continue during 2011. Haven enjoyed a record year during 2010 even better than 2009 when the term staycation was first introduced to us. Signs for a 2011 staycation look good with bookings already ahead of the same point last year.
Family & Friends Railcards offer amazing value for money. Costing just £26 a year you will then be able to save a third on adult fares and 60% on kids' fares. Coupled with great discounts on hotels, restaurants and days out travelling by train has never been more fun or affordable.
Did you know that there are about 2500 miles (4000km) of National Trails which cover some of the most stunning scenery in England and Wales?
The National trails website www.nationaltrail.co.uk is a great resource and full of useful information on the 15 walking trails in England and Wales. These long distance routes are suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding and are a perfect way to explore our beautiful countryside.
In a recent poll carried out by Blue Chip Vacations more than half of the people asked said they would ditch their overseas holidays in 2010. Over two thirds said they will choose to holiday in the UK instead which is great news for the UK holiday industry.
Decisions were influenced by poor exchange rates, impact of increasing Air Passenger Duty, environmental concerns and positive UK weather predictions. These findings are supported the strong rise in self catering bookings already for 2010.