We know when the time is ripe for a getaway: spotless skies, exotic travel offers, and (more often than not) a sea of people in airports, all looking to escape the UK. But do we really need to make the annual summer migration to get the ‘me time’ we’ve been looking for?
All year round, Great Britain is humming with holiday ideas, and you might find that now, well before tourist fever boils over, is the best time for a staycation. Camping in the Forest has a clutch of reasons why you’re onto a sound choice by being spontaneous, and going against the holiday grain… You’ll save money Spring is usually a time where accommodation comes at lower rates, the holiday seasons just kicking off, many hotels, B&Bs and campsites offer discounted rates to entice families and couples looking for a break. The same applies to activities and events that are going to be cut from their peak pricing. Some of us are able to splash out on a getaway, but the majority of people are careful. And rightly so: you don’t want to worry about the coppers when you’re having a good time. Holidaying at this time of year gives you a lot more for less! The pound is getting weaker Brexit is yet to take full effect, but already the British pound is declining in value – The Guardian has unveiled that we’re 11% worse off in comparison to the Euro, cutting a £250 hole in the budget for an average family of four’s stay in a Eurozone destination.
Jetting off to the continent in spring might mean that we’re free of the tourist rush, but our finances could be stretched thinner. Being abroad shouldn’t mean being on a shoestring!
Everything’s just… easy Take off for a break now, in the country we call home, and you’ll avoid several headaches. Chief of them is a language barrier, which we come up against repeatedly on foreign shores. In the UK, you’ll rarely be misunderstood, and you’ll know that a set of directions make complete sense when you’re on the road.
Another blessing is the lack of queues – a national obsession that drives us round the bend! Strike out for a rural escape in Wales or Scotland, and breathe easily, without the cloying crowds of a major tourist city.
Plus, you have the satisfaction of strolling through independent shops, eateries and markets. We’re an eclectic island, with flavours from every part of the world mixed into our psyche. The UK is never short of surprises; our regions are so varied that just sampling a township delicacy could blow your mind.
Have you ever wondered what makes a Melton Mowbray pork pie a cut above the rest, or why Cornish ice cream is the crème de la crème of sweet treats? Indulge your curiosity by visiting those famed foodie places.
We have some incredible locations
What really stimulates us during this time of year is the chance to explore the wilder corners of Britain. As spring leaps to life, it reminds us that we have some of the best countryside in the world.
The New Forest is one such pedestal for national pride. It sits beside Portsmouth and Southampton, furred in trees that have been there for centuries. You can spot deer, ponies and all manner of woodland fauna, enjoying breath-taking views over a proper British tea. Camping aficionados should check out our Setthorns site, one of many lush spots for a time-out amongst nature to come into its own.
Or you may have grown jaded with tight, arid cityscapes, seeking an expansive view to air out your stress levels. For such a quest, the dashing campsites of Loch Lomond are ideal, squatting by a fabulous scene of turf, mountains and shimmering water in all seasons. Surely there are a dozen other reasons to stay on home ground for your holiday – we want you to discover them yourself, though, before we spoil any transcendent moments! By taking the initiative whilst everyone else is cooped up or bound for distant lands, your camping experience could be the most memorable yet… Browse our UK campsites to finalise your budget-friendly, stress-free excursion.
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