Families choose UK holiday destinations which bring them closer to nature
| 29th November 2019
It has been a decade since the ‘staycation’ made its mark on the British travel industry and with families increasingly choosing to escape the crowds and holiday closer to nature, it looks like it’s here to stay.
In 2009, appetites for holidaying in the UK increased dramatically, as British travellers shunned trips abroad. According to the Caravanning and Camping Mintel Report 2018, there were 17.8 million trips taken in the UK as a whole during this year.
Ten years later and staycations are still hugely popular, with UK holiday searches and bookings up a third in 2019* compared to the previous year, highlighting that more people are exploring locations across the UK, and seeking out popular British destinations.
Interestingly, Mintel also found that 48 per cent of caravan holiday goers choose this type of getaway in a bid to be closer to nature, with 38 per cent admitting to wanting to escape from the crowds and nearly a third (31 per cent) having a desire to visit remote places.
For those that do want to experience a holiday in the UK, there are plenty of luxurious alternatives to staying in a cottage, an Airbnb or a hotel, and they really must be seen to be believed.
Willerby, the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges, creates beautiful homes, with state-of-the-art features and decor to match. Old notions of caravans must be thrown out, and instead enjoy the 21st-century caravan or lodge experience surrounded by modern home comforts, designer soft furnishings and high-spec tech.
Situated in parks across the UK, and also available to buy outright, holiday lovers can enjoy taking time out from their everyday lives to explore woodlands, walk on the beach, stroll in the countryside, or simply put their feet up with a cuppa in the comfort of beautiful surroundings.
The bespoke Clearwater lodge is the perfect home-from-home, and is full of character with its cosy and comfortable living room, ensuring holiday goers can relax and switch off from everyday life.
The Portland lodge offers holidaymakers a practical yet stylish stay with the feel of a country house hotel, as it perfectly combines both contemporary and traditional decor.
The open plan living area provides a great space to entertain guests with a generously-proportioned shaker style kitchen, complete with breakfast bar and double larder cupboard. The conveniently positioned dining area also means you can socialise while cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
To find out more about Willerby, please visit: www.willerby.com