Have you already booked a post lockdown holiday for you and your family? We have! I am so excited to be heading back to our favourite place. We will be spending a midweek break in July on the Isle of Wight. The only difference is the holiday park. This time we are spending time at Nodes Point Holiday Park which is a caravan site on the island. It kind of feels like going abroad because we have to get there on about – pretty much the same thing right? Caravan parks are places we love visiting and have done as a family for a long time. For us, the Isle of Wight was an ideal staycation destination for a post lockdown break. We have already stayed at Landguard Holiday Park and Thorness Bay so it’s time to try another place and see what we think.
Self Catering Accomodation Will Hopefully Accept Bookings from 12th April
Park Dean Resorts are our go-to holiday park and have been now since 2014. They offer a great range of budget to luxuery accomodation and our experience last year at Ruda really reassured me that they took Covid seriously and were making everything safe and secure for families. They really delivered. Our holiday this year takes us to a place we love visiting as a family but this time we’ve booked something with a bit more luxury – a Hot Tub Lodge and I am SO excited for it. We are also taking Adam’s mum with us because she deserves a break to. We’re heading, hopefully, on a festive break with my parents.
Now there’s still a little bit of me that’s worried that things won’t go to plan and the roadmap might change and not happen exactly how it’s hoping to. I do remain hopeful though. We’ve booked our break for July which hopefully means plenty of time for restrictions to lessen. However, the accomodation is self catering, we’d like the pool to be open but we’re not too fussed. Mostly, we just want to get outside of our own town, do a little bit of exploring and have some quality family time together. Self Catering accomodation is opening in some places from 12th April, hotels and B&B’s are allowed to open up again (at this current time – it may change) from 17th May and we are all waiting on baited breath for things to open fully on 21st June 2021. That’s still some time away so hopefully those booking uk Staycation breaks in July and August will be able to have a break away.
Staycation Destinations for Post Lockdown Holidays this Summer
Anyway, let’s get on with exploring some destinations you might want to consider for a Staycation post lockdown holiday.
Center Parcs Holiday Villages
I will forever recommend Center Parcs as an ideal staycation destination because we had the best time. When searching for local accomodation and holiday parks near Longleat Centerparcs Longleat was the obvious and most recommeded option. They are currently advertising all their UK holiday villages from 12th April however the Sub Tropical Swimming Pool will be closed at this time. We actually have a booking with them for Decemeber 2021 – I’m hopeful that will go ahead after out January 2021 break was sadly cancelled. We first went in 2019 and just had such a wonderful time. Longleat in particular is a huge holiday village and is there anything more perfect than being in the woods. They are cashless, so you can use contactless or Apple Pay in all stores and restuarants. You can prebook activities online and there is currently no daily housekeeping but extra towels are provided.
Seaside Fun at Weymouth
Weymouth is one of my favourite beach places to visit. There are plenty of holiday parks and self catering caravan destinations for staycation post lockdown holidays. If you are happy to wait until further restrictions are lifted then there are so many lovely seafont B&B’s available too including budget prices and family friendly accomodation. We’ve stayed in Weymouth Premier Inn for a night away previously and would be happy to return for a night or two once we can. There is a beautiful sandy beach as well as mini golf, seafront arcades, afternoon tea and the sea life center.
Cornwall and Devon Family Holiday Parks
Cornwall and Devon always make me think of summer holidays with family when I was younger. They are popular UK staycation destinations and I expect will have plenty of post lockdown holidays available from the great range of holiday parks all over the coast, particularly North Devon. Last year we had a really positive post lockdown holiday in Ruda park, North Devon. It had a lovely bay with surfing and a sandy beach. People were observing social distancing. The arcade and restuarants were open as well as the ability to order collection and delivery to your accomodation.
A few years back we went to Cornwall and had a lovely week in the Mullion holiday park on the Lizard Peninsula. Evie, my eldest, thinks back fondly of Cornwall and would love to go back.