Did you know that you can rent a motor home? You can! According to Itv’s This Morning show, motor home rental firms are running out of stock. It’s expected that 14 million Brit’s are choosing have a Great British staycation this year. If Twitter is to be a reflection of people’s mood, 2020 is the year of staycations. Since having children we’ve only been on staycations and had amazing experiences along the way. Having a motor home means accommodation is sorted and gives you freedom. However, it’s not necessary for a road trip. Are you planning your first UK road trip; here’s what you need to know.
A motor home is not essential for a road trip. Simply book accommodation that’s equidistant to the attractions you want to visit. You could stay in a cottage and do day trips to attractions. Other alternatives are glamping at a camp site or staying in a local pub. Honestly, family road trips can be stress, especially with tiny tots. The trick is to start with shorter journeys, perhaps within two hours’ drive. Factor in comfort breaks. Younger children you will need at least two stops. In between breaks keep kids engaged with games, music and treats.
It’s also important that everyone is comfy in the vehicle; cuddly toys and cushions are great!
Benefits of different types UK road trip accommodations
Cottages & Lodges- Staying in a cottage means you have a home away from home and privacy. In this current Covid-19 world, you can give a once-over on arrival clean up. Admittedly, working on a holiday is not for everyone.
Campsites- Check reviews about the camp site, to ensure it has the facilities you require. Pods are cute for couples and girls’ weekends away but chalets maybe is best for families, unless want to pitch up a tent.
Pubs- There are pubs for every pocket; some are family-friendly; others are dog-friendly. Your spoilt for choice when it comes to locations in the UK; coastal, country or city. Have a look at the Stay In A Pub website.
Scotland and Wales have now opened up for visits. It’s an excellent opportunity to venture further afield. Southern Welsh beaches gorgeous and like Cornwall some can rival their tropical counterparts. Alternatively, North Wales to explore Snowdonia. If you are not all about the beach life, you can explore old town and villages during a heritage/history excursion. Visit Britain’s blog suggests several routes in their post on the oldest road routes around England and Scotland too.
Have you ever gone on a road trip? Where did you go and what was it? Maybe you are planning one comment below, share you tips too.
Whatever you get up to this summer, stay safe, create happy memories, and so see what staycations we have been on so far use hashstag #TTTonStaycation and follow via Instagram .
(Updated 12th Nov 2022)
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