Summer is just around the corner and the UK has just relaxed its next level of Coronavirus restrictions. As from Monday the 17th of May, UK residents are now allowed to travel abroad for a some much needed sun and a holiday. Unfortunately though, it’s not quite as rosy as it sounds. The Government have created 3 travel lists that tell you where you can and can’t travel too. At the moment, the Green list (the good list) is very small and even then, not all of those countries on the Green list are allowing entry to UK residents at the moment. The Amber & Red lists are not even worth looking at as Red means you are not allowed to go and Amber means if you do go you need to quarantine in a Hotel for 10 days upon return to the UK. Due to the increasing concern around the Indian Variant of Covid the Government are asking people not to travel to any of the Amber list countries unless it’s essential. That narrows down availability & travel options quite dramatically. So, after the much anticipated and long awaited return of Foreign Holidays a lot of us have been left thinking, what now? The lure of some warm sunshine and golden beaches is so tempting after a long and miserable year but with so much uncertainty in the world and government rules & guidelines at risk of changing at the last minute a lot of us will be banking on a staycation holiday this summer. If a staycation is on the cards for your summer holiday then let’s look at some of the top 4 ways to holiday in the UK this summer.
1) Caravanning Us British love a caravan holiday. According to the latest statistics there are 6, 243 holiday parks in the UK. That’s insane! When I was growing up we never owned our own touring or static caravan but we loved a caravan holiday. We spent our summer holidays travelling to different parts of the UK staying in statics in some really great holiday parks. Holiday parks are a great holiday choice for Adults & Kids alike. Some holiday parks are huge and offer day & evening entertainment, swimming, arcades, bars & restaurants or if that’s not your thing you can pick a quieter site to just chill out for few days and come and go as you please. Depending on what sort of holiday you are looking for you will be sure to find the perfect site to fit your requirements. The options are vast if a caravan holiday is what you are looking for, all you need to do is pick your favourite
park, do a bit of online shopping for some new holiday slogan t- shirts, pack up your suitcase and your good to go!
2) Hotels & B&Bs Who doesn’t love a break away in a nice Hotel or B&B somewhere? Comfy beds, TV, Internet access, Shower, Tea & Coffee and even a cooked breakfast in the morning. Bliss! The UK is full of great places to explore from bustling Cities to coastal retreats and quaint villages so if a hotel or B&B break is on the cards for your summer staycation then your biggest challenge is going to be picking your ideal destination!
3) Camping Ok so how adventurous are you feeling? You’ve got camping (traditional campsite with or without electric hookup, toilets, showers etc) and then there’s wild camping. If you dream of escaping into the wild and cutting off all ties with the real world for a few days then wild camping might be just the holiday for you. Get truly back to nature and enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. Who doesn’t love a bit of camping? Camping can be great fun and it’s definitely good for the soul to spend time outdoors.The only concern is the unreliability of the UK’s weather! Chances are you are going to have to snap up your camping pitches pretty early to ensure you can get a pitch where you want but then the downside to that is nobody can predict the weather 2 or 3 months down the line! But don’t let the weather ruin your holiday. Get all your camping essentials sorted and of course some new and essential funny camping t-shirts and camping hoodies and you’ll be ready for anything.
4) Glamping Glamping is a more luxurious way to camp. If you like the idea of getting back to nature but you hate the thought of spending more than one night lying on an airbed on the floor then glamping could be the perfect choice for your summer staycation. There are various different ways to glamp with options ranging from your basic ‘pod’ with no beds or kitchen mod cons to your fully equipped ‘pods’ with beds, electric, fridge, kettle & sometimes even a hot tub. Glamping has boomed in the passed couple of years and there are glamping sites popping up all over the country which is great news for those of you wishing to go glamping this summer.
Whatever way you decide to spend your summer staycation we’d love to hear from you. Tag us in your holiday adventures on Instagram @streetside_surgeons Have a fun!
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