Sorting your next holiday? Why not try the UK?

It’s that time of year when our thoughts start to turn to booking our Summer holiday. The newspapers are full of holiday pullouts, the days are cold and dull and Christmas has come and gone, so now we think about warmer times and getting away from it all. But why should getting away always involve an airport? The United Kingdom is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with so many things to see and do. It seems that we are sometimes so busy exploring the world, we forget all the wonderful places we have on our doorstep.

I always holidayed in the UK as a child, and now try to take at least one holiday a year in the UK, either heading to Wales, or to Somerset, which is one of my favourite parts of England. Holiday Camps like John Fowler Holidays offer a family-run business with 14 holiday parks throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. They have have friendly staff which ensure every holidays are fun and stress free. What I like about John Fowler parks are that they have something to suit everyone, from caravan parks in Cornwall to glamping breaks in Devon. They also have lots of on-site entertainment, and fabulous surroundings in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Well worth a look if you are planning a UK based holiday this year.

Killigarth pool 2

Are you tempted yet? If not, here are a few more reasons why a holiday in the UK could be right up your street.

History and Scenery Combined in one

Whether you love to explore castles and battlefields, museums of galleries, or just mile upon mile of glorious beaches, you will find it all in the UK. The County of Devon alone has Exeter Cathedral, Dartmoor, the beaches of the English Riviera and the Lavish and imposing Powderham Castle – hard to beat for versatility.

Hayle Towans beach 2


Perranporth coastal path 2

You Can Take Your Pets

With no quarantine laws to worry about, and with many holiday camps and parks now accepting dogs, there is no reason why this important part of your family shouldn’t come along for a break too.

Holidays on Caravan Parks are so much fun

Forget about your ideas of holiday parks from the 1970s, these days caravans can be super luxurious, with central heating, fully fitted kitchens and cosy living areas with sofas and Freeview television. Holiday camps can also include Spas, pool areas with slides, wave machines and actvities, and shows involving a range of well known celebritities. It’s no longer a case of knobbly knees competitions and glamorous granny comps, holiday camps have moved with the times!

Brixham Platinum van

Flume 2

No Need for Passport, No need for Currency

Not renewed your passport? No need to worry. Don’t like needles and innoculations? Again no need to worry. Holidaying in the UK takes away the need for passports, visas, currency and those rather horrible holiday jabs.

Take whatever you need – no luggage allowance

With many airlines now only allowing a measly 15kg luggage, and with hefty fees for going over the allowance, packing for a holiday abroad has never been more difficult. There is no such worry when holidaying in the UK – if you can get it in the car, you can take it, and roof racks and trailers mean you can also take bikes and boats.

Where will you be taking your holiday this year?


12 thoughts on “Sorting your next holiday? Why not try the UK?

  1. I’ve wanted to go on a holiday in the UK, especially around the summer. There’s so much in the UK that I want to go see and discover and like you mentioned, so many pluses to it.

    • You can have a great holiday here and do all the things you’d do abroad – beaches, sightseeing, swimming, funfairs etc.

  2. I love holidays in the UK but I haven’t had one for 13 years! Crazy! Love the sound of the holiday park especially as pets are welcome.

    • They are great if you have a dog. We do try to mix it up a little with traveling home and away.

  3. I completely agree – holidaying in the UK is so much fun. Now that we have kids, I just want to explore the UK and not deal with the hassle of kids on planes. I live in Somerset so we’re well situated to explore Wales, Devon and Cornwall without overly long journeys, and I’m looking forward to a bit of glamping and caravanning this year.

    • A lovely part of the world to live in, and you’re right, so well situated for traveling.

  4. I really want to go on a holiday in the UK, have never done that before! But me and my husband are going to Langkawi in Malaysia in a week for some beach and sun! x

    • I love Langkawi, it is amazing, we went island hoping in Malaysia a few years ago, so lovely. Have fun.x

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