Best UK Staycation Ideas for 2022 by Season

Keep your passport in the drawer, save yourself the cost and uncertainty of Covid-19 tests and skip the stress of international travel. Instead, jump in your car or take a train ride and explore the amazing UK holiday destinations for your 2022 staycation. 

Here’s our list of UK staycation ideas for when you’re planning your next holiday, whatever the season.

Best UK Staycation Ideas for 2022 by Season

UK Staycations for Spring

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is beautiful all year long, but it’s especially spectacular in the spring. As home to some of the best walks in the UK, you can take advantage of the 102- mile Cotswold Way, an easy trail that’s great for dogs. Be sure to check out the Broadway Tower – you can take your furry friend along to enjoy the views, too. Attach Curve, the smart GPS tracker, using the Pet tracker clip, to your dog’s collar so you can stay connected while you’re out exploring

Take time to discover the pretty villages and gardens that bloom with snowdrops and drifts of daffodils. And of course, we couldn’t mention the Cotswolds without talking about Blenheim Palace – a magnificent World Heritage Site steeped in history. Take a look at what’s on there around the time of your trip. 

Yorkshire Dales 

The Yorkshire Dales is perfect for nature lovers and those wanting to unplug and go offline. Spring is the time you’ll see the Dales fill with wildflowers, birds and other animals as it bursts into life. 

Head to the Yorkshire Arboretum and marvel at the colours and scents of the spring bulbs and 6,000 trees. If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids, take them to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and try out the Children’s Challenge – an activity that gets them to find wooden marker posts around the trail and take a pencil rubbing at each one. There’s also a word search and a quiz, and they can claim a prize at the end. 

For a cosy place to stay, and for those not quite ready to leave all home comforts behind, book yourself into a glamping pod. Wensleydale Glamping is at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and has three luxury, environmentally friendly designs that will keep you warm while it can still get a little chilly outside.

Best UK Staycation Ideas for 2022 by Season

UK Staycations for Summer

Outer Hebrides 

If you prefer to get away from the crowds, make your way to the Outer Hebrides. Nestled off the west coast of Scotland, these islands make a wonderful getaway to make you feel like you’ve really escaped the summer hustle and bustle. 

Getting there is all part of the fun. You can travel to the Outer Hebrides by ferry, which gives you a chance to relax and switch off (you can get there by plane, too). It’s a fantastic location for families who have different interests as there’s something for everyone. For those who like to keep active, there are things like canoeing and windsurfing, or if you’re there to chill out, take a sightseeing trip and see the local puffins or go chocolate tasting at Flavour

Cornwall

Famous for incredible beaches, Cornwall will give you the escapism you’ve been craving. Make the most of Airbnb’s contactless self-check-in, so you can access your booking without needing the host to be there, making your staycation even more straightforward.

Cornwall’s Camel Trail is an 18- mile cycling route through the glorious countryside along a disused railway line. As the trail is level and practically free of traffic, it’s a great one for the whole family to enjoy and a way for everyone to unwind. Bring Curve Bike light & GPS tracker along for the ride and see your journey insights, detect a fall and let others know where you are. You can also stop off for a bite or drink and have peace of mind when locking up your bike up.

Best UK Staycation Ideas for 2022 by Season

UK Staycations for Autumn

Elan Valley

Located in Mid Wales, Elan Valley is a stunning beauty spot filled with the striking colours of heather throughout autumn. Known for its six dams, the valley is also home to reservoirs and is rich with wildlife. 

The area has International Dark Sky Park status, which means there’s almost no light pollution. It’s magical to see the stars and constellations on a clear night and would make a stay in a motorhome or a campervan even more special. If a B&B is more your thing, check into Penbont House and enjoy the views across the mountains. 

Shropshire

The Shropshire Hills are breathtaking at this time of year. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the forested hills are vividly colourful with oak, pine and beech, and you’ll see sheep and cattle grazing along the landscape. 

There are small market towns nearby that you can get to by train. Historic Ludlow is well-known for its food scene and you can pick up a souvenir or two from its independent shops. Once you’re all shopped out and ready for a breather, grab a drink from the Ludlow Brewing Company – you can even take a tour and find out how their craft beer is brewed.

Autumn wouldn’t be autumn without apple picking. Visit the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate where you can help pick and press the apple harvest in the orchard.

Best UK Staycation Ideas for 2022 by Season

UK Staycations for Winter

Winchester

Known as ‘England’s Christmas Capital’, it seemed only right that Winchester got a spot on our list. The Cathedral’s Christmas Market is a wonderland of beautifully decorated stalls, crafts and food, and you’ll find lots of other fun festive activities.

Nearby Wallops Wood Cottages offer eco-friendly accommodation that’s part of Britain’s Green Tourism Business Scheme. There’s an electric car charger if you choose to drive there, too. Bring along Curve, the smart GPS tracker, to keep tabs on your car keys for that extra peace of mind

Edinburgh

A gorgeous city to visit in the winter months, Edinburgh is jam-packed with things to do that all the family will love. The famous Christmas Market is a six-week event and includes an ice rink, a light show, a Christmas tree maze and all kinds of other attractions. 

Wrap up warm, grab yourself a hot drink and venture to the impressive Edinburgh Castle. Probably the most iconic landmark in the whole city, it sits on top of an extinct volcano. If you’re ready for a bit of retail therapy, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a huge selection of luxury brands, high street shops and small boutiques. Attach Curve to your bag so you can relax, knowing you could easily locate it if you misplaced it while you’re out and about. Its GPS technology means that, unlike Bluetooth, it doesn’t matter how far it strays from you – you can still pinpoint its location. 

If you’re feeling inspired and would like to see more ideas, take a look at our best UK staycations of 2021. Next time you’re planning a getaway, make your holiday a staycation and enjoy the best of what the UK has to offer.

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