Over the last few years, lots of couples and families alike have been swapping their holidays abroad for staycations, and holidaying in the UK has soared in popularity. Rather than booking flights to exotic countries and staying in all-inclusive hotels, many have been buying holiday lodges and enjoying the Great British countryside or coastline instead. 


There are so many benefits to going on a staycation and exploring a new part of the UK, and if you’re wanting a break from day-to-day life, it is undeniably worthwhile looking for a holiday park with lodges available to purchase. Below we have listed some of the main reasons why UK staycations are so popular these days and why they’re predicted to remain popular for quite some time.


There are wonderful holiday destinations in the UK


Often, people don’t realise just how many amazing destinations there are in the UK until they start going on staycations. There are multiple breathtaking places to visit and you will be surprised by just how many incredible holiday locations are right on your doorstep. From the Essex coastline to the East Sussex countryside and the Kent Downs, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing where you’d like your holiday lodge to be situated. 


There are numerous tourist attractions in the UK


Wherever you decide to stay in the UK whilst you’re on holiday, there will be an abundance of places to visit and things to see and do nearby. Whether you want to see the animals at Colchester Zoo, play on the arcades at Clacton-on-Sea, eat ice cream on the beach in Mersea or wander around the many heritage sites in Colchester, for example, planning a fun day out couldn’t be easier. Regardless of how long you have lived in the UK, it is likely that you won’t have visited many of the tourist attractions we have and a staycation provides you with the perfect opportunity to do so. 


Staycations are more affordable


Going on a staycation is generally much more budget-friendly than jetting off abroad somewhere. Not only will driving be less expensive than flying and staying in a lodge more affordable than a hotel, but having the facilities to cook for yourself in a holiday lodge means you don’t need as much spending money too. Ultimately, the less you spend on each of your staycations, the more holidays you will be able to go on throughout the year. 


Staycations are hassle-free holidays


Many will agree that the build-up to a holiday can be really stressful, from packing and weighing the suitcases to check they’re not too heavy to finding your passports and applying for visas to ensure you can get into the country. When you go on a staycation, you won’t have any of this additional hassle and you can simply get in your car and relax on the way to your lodge. Holiday lodges are fully furnished and stocked with everything you need for an amazing holiday too, so you won’t have to worry about forgetting any essentials. 


Staycations are family and dog-friendly 


Travelling abroad with the whole family isn’t something that everyone has the luxury of doing, yet staycations enable you to spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest. Depending on where you choose to stay, it is likely that you can even bring your four-legged friend on holiday with you too, so no one will have to be left behind. Staycations really are so much fun and you can create memories to last a lifetime whilst you’re away. 


Finding holiday lodges in Essex


All in all, it is easy to see why so many people have been swapping their holidays abroad for getaways closer to home and there is no denying that staycations are worth considering next time you’re wanting a break from your usual routine. With so many holiday parks here in the UK, you definitely won’t struggle to find the perfect base for your next trip away. 


If you’re trying to find a holiday lodge in Essex to purchase, be sure to take a look at the rest of the Sellers Leisure website. We own a number of prestigious country parks offering luxury holiday lodge ownership across the South-East and we will gladly help you find your perfect home away from home. Sellers Leisure is well recognised within the holiday industry and we are incredibly proud of our excellent reputation. With three decades of experience behind us, there is no one better to turn to for holiday lodges in Essex.