Until Boris finally announces that we can all travel abroad this summer, many of us feel more comfortable with a UK holiday this year. Going abroad may involve testing, filling in of extra forms, and for some people they would just rather wait until next year 2022. Staycations are absolutely booming right now and availability on key summer dates is already scarce. Here are some of my top picks for your UK staycation this summer!
1) Boating the Norfolk Broads Head for Norfolk with your favourite people and shop in the cute town of Wroxham for your captains hats and fancy food and drink to take on board your chosen pre-booked boat. Sail for 3, 4 or 7 nights on anything from a 2 berth wooden boat to a massive 11 berth cruiser! You will receive tuition before you leave your mooring and then its off you go for a relaxing, and very pretty few days on the Broads. Wave at the other boats, mind the fishing rods, choose a Broad and moor up for the evening. There will likely be a great pub, a village green, ice cream shops or just amazing country walks to enjoy.
2) Brighton and Surrounding Area For me Brighton Pier is pure happiness. The arcades, rides, and award winning fish and chips are all just good old fashioned British seaside fun. If you have kids, the wristband is great value and they will spend hours on the rides. Shopping in the Laines is a lovely experience with lots of unique shops, and the bars! The bars are full of life… even when we visited last October during the pandemic the atmosphere was electric. Slightly further out you have glamourous Hove, or Shoreham for a quieter beach and many other lovely towns along the coast to visit.
3) For big groups, we can book you stay in the childhood home of Florence Nightingale. Near Derby, Lea Hall oozes Victorian opulence and grandeur. With open fires and wood burning stoves, extensive 4 acre gardens, it sleeps 20 in 10 En Suite bedrooms. Perfect for gathering the extended family together for long dinners and a garden party after June 21st. Lets hope!
4) If you love to be active and get your steps in, why not walk Hadrian’s Wall. Stretching 84 miles from coast to coast, this epic walk follows the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. As you walk through Roman settlements and forts, through valleys and over hills, you will feel as though you’ve travelled back in time. Hadrian’s Wall Path is completely unique, passing not only one of the UK’s most iconic heritage sites, but also quaint pubs, bustling market towns and arguably the best views in the North.
I can help you to plan all of these and more, feel free to contact me any time to discuss your perfect Staycay for 2021.