Breaks in the UK

To celebrate the Easter Bank Holiday as a family, we decided we would try a UK cottage break and it didn’t disappoint! You really don’t have to go abroad to get that holiday feeling. The UK has gorgeous beaches that can stretch on for miles, countryside full of green space and rolling hills waiting to be explored and cities bursting with culture and heritage. A staycation could be just what you need!

The Peak District

My boys have always wanted to go to Alton Towers and we are lucky enough to have Merlin Passes (Covers main Theme Parks) so Staffordshire seemed like a suitable option for us as a family. The plan wasn’t to go to Alton Towers everyday but somehow the bulk of the weekend ended up this way!

I found a lovely cottage in the Peak District, only 7 miles from Alton Towers which made the perfect location for us throughout our short break.

The Peak District National Park offers breath-taking views and fantastic opportunities for activities including cycling, walking and wildlife watching.

There is an array of historical landmarks, churches and cathedrals and variety of things to do whilst you’re there. That’s if you get a chance to fit it all in.


We were also very close to Waterworld which is a HUGE indoor water park! And we all know my boys love a water park, so when we had a rainy day this was the perfect solution to keep us entertained.



Accommodation Options

It so easy to create a home from home on a UK holiday. My husband and I concluded that hiring a cottage would work better for us rather than staying in a hotel because we had the option to self-cater and with kids still young and going to bed early, we didn’t find ourselves on lock down in a hotel room which was fantastic for spending some quality time together!


Accommodation options for a UK holiday can include; cottages, hotels, holiday parks or luxury lodges (some with hot tubs!). There really is something for everyone’s budget and taste.

The key to booking a break in the UK is to ensure you select a location, region or holiday park that has multiple things for you to do, places to explore and activities to participate in both indoors and outdoors, just in case you’re impacted by a change in the weather.

Dog Friendly Accommodation

Most UK holiday parks & cottages now offer dog friendly accommodation so that you can take your four-legged friend on holiday with you too. Dogs are much more than man’s best friend; they are an important part of the family, so why not take the whole family on your next holiday? Contact me for details on pet-friendly holidays and accommodation.

Here are a few reasons to love a UK holiday:

• No Airport delays
• No baggage charges
• No Passport of currency exchange required
• The UK has some of the best beaches in Europe
• The UK is steeped in history waiting for you to discover
• Fabulous food and drink
• Take your dog
• Explore with your own car
• Supports the UK economy

Whether your ideal UK holiday is staying in a cottage, a holiday park or in a luxury lodge, you’ll find a UK break to suit all ages and tastes! Contact me on 01923 445159 or at and let’s find the ideal UK holiday destination for you.

Read more from Lisa on her Resident Expert page on The Outsourcing Way.