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Holidaying in the UK...so much to discover including details of a competition

I love holidaying in the UK. As I have grown older I have appreciated there is still so much more to see and do in our own country, that  I have chosen staycations in the UK over holidays abroad. Helped by my love of heritage and a thirst to learn more, there is an endless supply of holiday destinations in the UK just waiting to be discovered or revisited.

Levens Hall, Lake District
Levens Hall, Lake District

I may not have the benefit of some who can walk for miles, but there is always an alternative way to enjoy an area. I have visited the Lake District just the once, yes it is on my revisit list. But I can sit and enjoy the breathtaking views, take in the quiet and relaxing environment. Whether that be taking a boat trip around Lake Windermere or Coniston Lake or a mini bus tour up into their renowned mountains. I particularly enjoyed a tour and stroll around the topiary gardens of Levens Hall, absorbing the history of this fascinating Elizabethan House - at my own pace and of course a cream tea in the tea room.

This got me thinking, when I holiday in the UK there are usually activities or traditions I always look to do. So I thought it would be fun to share what I consider to be my compulsory list. 

Things to do when holidaying in the UK:-
  • At the seaside, eat fish and chips before the seagulls do.
  • Enjoy a Cream Tea as often as you can! 62% of women enjoy a cream tea when holidaying*.
  • Breathe in the bracing sea air, a tip passed on to me from my late grandfather.
  • Skim stones on the sea or a lake.
  • Eat an ice cream regardless of the weather.
  • Stroll along the pier or promenade.
  • Explore rock pools.
  • Eat the local delicacy - Kendal Mint Cake, Cromer Crabs, Eccles Cakes, Welsh Cakes or a Cornish Pasty.  
Cream Tea Devon style - Cream First
Cream Tea Devon style - Cream First
Three years ago I had an amazing holiday in the famous fishing village of Brixham in Devon, with family and extended family, it was a huge affair and lots of fun. But with so much to see and do in the area I never did manage to visit Greenway, the Agatha Christie property now run by the National Trust. It is situated on the banks of the River Dart an extremely picturesque area. It is still on my Wish List of Places to Visit in the UK. Do not worry Devon I am sure I will be holidaying with you again soon.

Brixham Harbour, Devon
Brixham Harbour, Devon

If you want the chance to enjoy Devon or Cornwall then try your luck by entering the fun Summer quiz with Parkdean to win a 3 or 4 night holiday worth up to £499 at one of their Cornwall or Devon parks.

Do you have any fun activities you do as a family when you holiday in the UK?

*a survey recently conducted by Parkdean.

Disclosure - I received a Devon Cream Tea Hamper from Parkdean.
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  1. I much prefer to holiday in the UK especially with young children, there is so much to see and do on our doorstep that we don't need to go abroad

  2. Yea it's easier and cheaper to holiday in the UK when you have young children. I had one recently in Milton Keynes. Loved it.

  3. A great list of things to do on a holiday! xx

  4. A great list of what to enjoy. I'm happy to say I've partaken in all! We are planning several staycation trips next year x

  5. I've realised in the last few years that there are loads of great places to visit in the UK. We're trying to save for a mortgage deposit so haven't been wanting to blow our savings on holiday abroad and it really made us consider the places closer to home. We've now done London a couple of times, North Wales and Edinburgh. The Lakes and Devon/ Cornwall are on our list for sure!
    Em x


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