Written by Lily Barnes • Published 7th November 2018 • 3 minute read
This summer was one of the best for UK tourism, as Brits decided to stay in the country and enjoy all the British Isles has to offer.
This trend is likely to continue in to 2019, especially with Brexit on the horizon with many more UK families starting to think about taking their annual holiday in the UK. With uncertainty around the value of the pound, almost two thirds of Brits (65%) said they were worried that a further fall in the value of the pound would drive up prices for overseas travel and so they would rather stay in the UK for their annual holiday.
So, for those of you who are planning ahead for next year and dreaming of your next break we’ve helped you out by taking a look at the best UK staycations for your 2019 holidays.
Center Parcs revolutionised the holiday market in Holland over 40 years ago, before arriving in the UK in the 80s. Today, Center Parcs has five villages across the UK – with more to come. Center Parcs’ villages are built deep within the forest, enabling families to enjoy acres of unspoilt woodland where they can interact with nature. The Dutch brand aims to be one of the leading sustainable ‘Large Scale Tourism Destinations’ in the UK. Center Parcs also offers a large choice of activities for all the family, from aerial adventures to aqua jetting and nature walks, not to forget the main attraction, the swimming pool complex which will always entertain the little ones!
Eighty years ago, Billy Butlin changed the face of British holidays. His aim was to make the British seaside break accessible to all. He wanted to create a place of happiness where quality activities and entertainment would be provided, so that families could really enjoy their time together. Eighty years later, Butlins has three different parks within the UK and welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Each park is designed with family at the heart, with multiple hotels, self-catering apartments, dozens of restaurants and bars, a fairground, flumes, go-karts, climbing wall, multi-sports courts, stages, and shops.
From Woodland retreats to action-packed holidays for all the family, Hoseasons is a great choice for UK based breaks. Over one million holidaymakers chose to book with Hoseasons every year. We really like their Starboard packages including cruises and boat rental options – a different way to travel the country and see beautiful landscapes. Hoseasons also produces beautiful travel guides on their social channels to help travellers discover the wonder of Britain and decide which trip is right for them and their family!
When thinking about British holidays, one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is a beautiful, traditional cottage in a picturesque village setting. Well, this dream can now become a reality thanks to Holidaycottages.co.uk. A UK based website that helps you book cottages for all your family, friends… and even pets. If you fancy a last-minute getaway, this site will also give you all the latest vacancies.
For the adventurers amongst us, Forest Holidays will tailor each holiday makers’ trip depending on the activities you want to focus on. From zip lining to gorge scrambling and bike rides, there’s something for everyone. They’ll also find you a cabin in the woods, so you and your family can have some happy times together using the hot tub or even have your own in-cabin chef. Make sure you check their “forestipedia” blog, it’ll give you some interesting insights on nature and what to do depending on the time of the year.
Are you looking to boost your bookings for 2019? Do you need help diversifying your customer base? Speak to our communications experts today to find out how we can help you.