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 5 staycation getaways for your family this autumn

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For some parents, there may be an element of relief that comes with the back to school feeling. Indeed, keeping kids occupied and stimulated for the best part of three months isn’t necessarily the easiest thing in the world. But of course it does bring the curtain down on the holiday period, and indeed the (all too brief) British summer time.


Yet that need not spell the end of future getaways for the family. Indeed, just getting away for a weekend can do wonders to refresh the mind, and make lasting memories for the family. Added to that, they can be done on the cheap too, and when you consider that just under one in five Brits who set off abroad on holiday do so by financing it either on their credit cards, or through a personal loan, it really does put into perspective how better value for money can often be right on your doorstep.

 

Even though the number of gems in the UK – well known or otherwise – are plentiful, here are five which may just be ideally suited as your next holiday destination…

 

1. The English Riviera

South Devon’s Beautiful Bay is the ultimate proof that you don’t need to travel abroad in search of paradise. The glorious beaches are award winning, and the exotic palm trees will make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean. Should the weather not play its part, the abundance of great restaurants, quaint villages and picturesque scenery will give you plenty to play with.

 

2. Norfolk and the Broads

One of the more popular trips is to visit the idyllic Norfolk Broads, with renting a houseboat being the ultimate in relaxation. But the county has many other hidden beauties such as the historic King’s Lynn, the famous resort of Hunstanton and Greater Yarmouth, along with beautiful countryside and an endless supply of charming villages.

3. Southport

As jewels of the North go, Southport must surely be right up there. It epitomises everything we love about British seaside resorts, albeit with a bit extra. With beautiful beaches, top-class shopping, golf courses, casinos and a non-stop series of events and festivities throughout the year, there really is something there for everybody.

 

4. Pembrokeshire

North Wales is often considered as the place to be when it comes to holidays on that side of the border. However, Pembrokeshire boasts some of the best-kept secrets when it comes to white-sand beaches and breathtaking countryside. Towns like Tenby will steal your heart, and there are plenty of stunning cottages along the coast to help make it the perfect trip.

5. Lake Windermere

The Lake District may be a well-known destination to some, but may who live in the South may not be fully aware of the splendour that the likes of Windermere have to offer. When the sun’s out, the lake and gorgeous surrounds will take your breath away. But even on a grey day, there is a certain magic and mystique that pictures simply can’t do justice to. To round it off, a cruise around the lake, a visit to William Wordsworth’s home and a trip around the Lake District National Park will fill out a weekend for the family to remember.

 

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