NINE IDEAS FOR THE ULTIMATE SUMMER STAYCATION AND DAYS OUT….
With lots more staycations firmly on the cards this summer and still a couple of weeks left to enjoy the summer holiday with the whole family… we’ve come up with NINE of the best things still left to experience this summer. We’ve also provided some handy links to third part websites to help your plan your next trip.
Take a llama for a stroll in the Lake District
A trip to the Lake District would not be complete without a tour with Lakeland Llama Treks, right? Indeed, you can experience the vast stunning scenery the Lakes has to offer alongside your charming and somewhat fluffy new companion! Guaranteed mood boost for the whole family!
Get adventurous at BeWILDerwood, Cheshire
Feel young at heart again with this new 5-acre woodland play-area located in the heart of Cheshire next to the historic Cholmondeley Castle in the South of Cheshire. Children and big children alike will love the forest adventure, crossing rope bridges, climbing trees and building dens. New for this year is the Curious tree house adventure too! All designed by Tom Blofeld, a local children’s author. If you fancy a more laid-back experience, there is also lots of storytelling arts and craft to enjoy too!
Visit an Italian village…in Wales
Best to visit on a sunny day to get the true Italian experience! This gem located on the coast of North Wales will soon make you forget you are in fact in the UK thanks to its stunning natural scenery, colourful surrounds and authentic Italian feel. Situated on a private peninsula overlooking stunning coastal scenery, the Italian Riviera meets rural Wales with a riot of colour and architectural styles at Portmeirion Village. Built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is now one of Wales’ most popular tourist destinations.
Explore Wookey Hole Caves in Cheddar
Visit the stunning caves, the largest and most spectacular show-caves in England at Wookey Hole. The tour takes around 35 minutes and you will discover the astounding caves in their natural beauty! Once you emerge from the caves there is still so much to do… perfect for the whole family from the Dinosaur Valley, cinema shows, Monster Mill and Fairy garden! There is something to please everyone.
Make a day of it at the Beach
Salty kisses and sandy toes… or more like sand in your sarnies! But who doesn’t love a day at the beach; building sandcastles, crabbing or catching some UK sunshine with the sound of lapping waves (and seagulls)? We’ve found a list of the best UK beaches for you to visit:
Experience the wonder of a Bluebell Forest
With plenty of locations to choose from in the UK, experiencing the wonder of a forest bursting with beautiful bluebells is one of the most delightful sights you can experience this summer!
Head over to the Woodland Trust website for few suggestions on where to visit including the Warriner’s Wood Kendal, Costells Wood, Ashenbank Wood and Grewelthorpe.
Book an Open-Air Cinema Experience
Often set in some of the most iconic, beautiful, and unusual settings in your local area… experience the big screen in the open air for a unique experience. Your opportunity to fully unwind with a scrummy picnic, drinks, and blankets! Perfect to share the experience with a loved one or friend. Most organisers also give you to option to upgrade to premium seats where they provide you with deck chair or similar so you can ramp up the relaxation. Check your local area for the best deals as lots are often pop-ups.
Go seal spotting at Blakeney Point in Norfolk
The north Norfolk coastline is a sweet place to spend away a day or two. Head to Blakeney in search of the area’s salt marshes, sand dunes, sea birds and seal population. The National Nature Reserve is home to a thriving grey seal colony. To see the delightful creatures, including thousands of pups, from a safe distance, take a boat from Morston Quay. Once you’re back on dry land, explore the pretty villages of Blakeney, Stiffkey, Cley-next-the-Sea and Wells-next-the-Sea, as well as the wide expanse of Holkham Beach.
Discover your local outdoor pool (LIDO)
Once you get over the initial shock, you’ll really feel the physical and mental health benefits of swimming outside in the UK and what’s more the lido’s in the UK are beautifully maintained and you may even be lucky enough to soak up the sun! There are lots of Lido’s in the UK including the famous ones at Tooting Bec and Brockwell Park but check your local area to see what is near you and experience something rather fun and unique… perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
List of UK Lido’s in the UK