With the winter months behind us, it’s time to start thinking about our summer holidays for 2016. There is no doubt that a great family vacation will be one of the year’s highlights, and that’s the very least you deserve.

However, taking a great vacation shouldn’t ruin other plans that you have throughout the rest of 2016 and beyond. Finding a holiday that won’t break your bank balance is a must. Quite frankly, you best bet is to stay in the UK.

You might think that will limit your enjoyment. On the contrary, it can be your best adventure ever. And here’s how to ensure it is.

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Find A Main Attraction

When you take a foreign holiday, you often pick a location for one main attraction. It could be the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil. Those magical experiences are the ones that will stay with you forever. Embrace those sentiments for the domestic trip, and it will instantly become more enjoyable.

There are a number of great places to visit in the UK. Incorporating at least one into your vacation will guarantee that you have a talking point upon your return. Moreover, it provides a sense of structure to the holiday. This can be very influential as you look to make the most of your time away.

Every great holiday that needs that standout moment and your UK adventure should be no different. Take this opportunity to see a landmark you’ve always wanted to visit, and it’ll serve as the foundation for a great trip.

Go Caravanning

Above all else, the family holiday should be fun. Taking the caravan to a local holiday park can be the greatest way to inject a sense of entertainment and excitement into the vacation. This is especially true when travelling in a large group. After all, splitting yourselves across various hotel rooms ruins the atmosphere.

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Caravan awnings will provide you with the versatility to sit outside the caravan too. Regardless of whether the weather is good or bad, you’ll have fun. The most important part of the holiday is the people you spend it with. Simple things like a family BBQ or game of cards can be fun. Meanwhile, being on a holiday park ensures that there will be plenty to do in the nearby area.

If you are looking for a cost-effective vacation packed with fun from start to finish, this is an ideal solution.

Travel Outside Of Peak Time

Holidaying during the six-week school vacation is always more expensive due to the sheer volume of interest. If you have kids completing their GCSEs, then this might be the only option.

But if you are an adult party or have children below school age, you could gain a huge saving by holidaying at the right time. Aside from the lower costs, you’ll find that it’s a lot quieter too. As long as you book early, you can find a huge bargain.

Besides, those savings can be put towards making the peak summer season more enjoyable at home.

About The Author


I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

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