Staycation Ideas for Families


If holidays abroad aren’t an option for you, or you’re simply looking for a family staycation in the UK, there are some great, affordable options to suit every family and budget. The benefits to a staycation are that travelling costs are minimal and there are a great range of options of family-friendly ideas- whether you’re looking for a hotel stay or self-catering accommodation.

The UK has beautiful countryside that is studded with castles and country houses, balanced out by dynamic cities bursting with fantastic attractions aimed at kids or families, many of which are free to visit, and the seaside is always popular with kids.

If you’re looking for some ideas for Staycations, here are five that are on our visit list


The capital has so much to offer families and is a perfect getaway for a family holiday. We’re thinking of finding an Airbnb for us to stay in, my budget is low so I prefer to be somewhere we can self-cater to keep costs down. WIth a huge array of museums to viist, some iconic sites to take in, as well as theatre shows, palaces, and some beautiful parks, there is something to suit every age and budget. The London Eye is high on our list for when we go – I’ve been looking at Discount London as a great place to buy tickets.

Center Parcs

A place we’ve visited in the past, and one of our favourite staycation destinations. WIth five villages across the UK, you won’t have to travel too far to get there, and once you’re on site, there is so much to do you won’t need to leave the site. From spa treatments, high-rope courses, classes for littlies, swimming and kids disco’s there is something for every age, and you can have a relaxing or exhilarating break!

Family-friendly festivals

There are many summer festivals that cater for families now – Camp Bestival, the Just So and the Good Life Experience are three that we have done. They are a fun weekend away, with plenty to keep the kids busy and bands to watch that will please the grown-ups too!

A weekend under canvas

If you’re looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, why not pack up your tent and head off to a campsite? There are sites all over, either in the middle of nowhere where you can enjoy long walks and a quiet life, or on a busier campsite where there are activities to take part in.


If you’re looking for some home comforts, just in a different setting, you could hire a cottage for a long weekend. We’d love to hire one in rural Scotland, have some lazy days and take in the local scenery.



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