Hello and welcome to August’s blog. This month is all about staycations, children, wedding fayres and cake. Not sure how yet but grab a coffee, take a seat and relax for a few minutes while you read.

For many, the idea of a staycation is an alien concept. Getting to the airport, then on a plane and flying away is their choice for the perfect break, but after the year we’ve all had that is not as appealing as it once was.

For the first time, huge numbers of families are looking closer to home for their holiday options, while crossing everything for some sunshine. The UK has a vast array of choice, examples being the breath-taking scenery of the Lakes and the Highlands right through to the spectacular beaches we are blessed with around our shorelines.

It’s a simple matter of personal choice but it looks very much like the Staycation is the holiday vibe for 2021. Whether you choose to stay at home, opt for the trusty tent, rock up in a caravan, dive onto a boat, stay in a lodge, cottage or maybe even swap with another family, there are loads of options when it comes to choosing a staycation.


The word staycation is a combination of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation’ – meaning staying at home and participating in leisure activities within driving distance of home. You also do not have to stay over for it to be classed as a staycation. Some people say that the word means to stay at home and do things from home that you’ve maybe not done before, but for the purpose of this blog I am going with the ‘travelling by car’ version.

Regardless of budget, a staycation offers the perfect solution for getting away from the four walls we were confined to and mentally and physically stretching our legs. Offering the chance to explore close to home offers a wealth of benefits