Feeling a little ‘meh’ about travel plans currently? Yes, us too! One positive of this past year has been the rediscovery of the staycation. It’s given us the opportunity to explore treasures that we have on our doorstep.
Here are a few suggestions of fun things for you to get excited about without the stress of a traffic light system. Fun times incoming for a summer staycation!
Are you and a few friends free for lunch after lockdown…. Depart Southampton aboard a 60′ Sunseeker Predator to power along the Solent at 27 knots to Yarmouth or Colwell Bay where your reserved table awaits you at the famous Hut restaurant – right on the waters edge at Colwell Bay.
The Hut has gained a well deserved reputation as being one of the best places to dine on the South Coast. It offer high quality dining, with stunning views and a chilled Ibiza vibe that is hard to beat.
2. Elephant Camp
Elephant Camp is an all-new boutique festival and campout full of glamour without any of the hassle, designed to take you away from the real world. Escape into a weekend of music, ideas, cultural creativity, merry making and relaxation. All you need to do is pack a bag.
Elephant Camp unfolds across Capability Brown’s rolling parkland at Fawsley Park, Northamptonshire. A wood and sailcloth dome hosts daytime performances and fascinating talks. Live music and DJs take the fore at night. There’s a funky moving stage and pop-up happenings. What else? Well there’s a workshop tent and a wellness area, a hidden bar in the woods and a restaurant in the kitchen garden.
No need to bring your tent pegs, the accommodation is all arranged for you with kingsize beds, vintage French linen headboards, restorative breakfasts and sumptuous tent service. They’ve even got babysitters that you can book. Catch a talk or jump in the lake; dance in the woods or find a corner for cocktails. An intimate festival without the large crowds. If you want to party under the stars but wake up in linen sheets, then Elephant Camp is the weekend for you.
3. Drop Off Grid
If you have a hankering to drop off grid for a while, the Treehouses and smaller Hives make a dream destination for an escape. Launching in August this Victorian country house hideaway is nestled in 35 acres of gardens and woodland at the edge of the Dove Valley. Sustainably built and designed with every comfort in mind, you can experience the excitement of living tucked away amongst nature, under the stars, toasting marshmallows on the communal fire, while still having easy access to the house and facilities. Wild boxes of food and drinks can be delivered to your door.
4. Saddle Up
Why not take your horse on holiday too. A three day ride over sweeping downland crossed by the historic Ridgeway, England’s oldest road. Rich in history and with far reaching views, it is a fabulous place to ride and take a glimpse inside the bubble that is the racing world of Lambourn. Bring your own horse and stay at the elegant and imposing Woolley Park. It’s a classic English ride in unspoilt country within 60 miles of London.
5. Calling All Kids
Keeping the kids entertained in the summer holidays is not an easy task. The Adventure Aunt offers marvellous learning adventures at London’s museums, galleries, historic sites and parks for children aged 6-12. Learn about Egyptian mummies at the British Museum, go tiger hunting at the V&A or climb the rigging of a pirate ship on a Peter Pan tour of Kensington Gardens.
The Adventure Aunt also offers home-based art, science and nature activities. Sit around the Periodic Tea Table and learn about the elements or pen your own literary extravaganza as part of a creative writing workshop. Specially-designed trips can be arranged, and the Adventure Aunt’s twenty years’ events experience translate into the most amazing Adventure Parties.
6. Pop Up Hotel – Cadland Estate
The Cadland Pop Up offers the romance of glamping with the luxury of a boutique hotel. Blending romance, luxury and the thrill of camping, our glamping approach offers the services you would expect at a boutique hotel, in a location that you wouldn’t. An exclusive collection of glamping rooms scattered in the meadows directly above the beach. Space enough to not have neighbours but a short stroll from the restaurant, bar and other amenities. Watersports, a spa and other activities are available on site throughout your stay.
7. Paradise Island
It’s surprising how many people have never ventured to the small islands off the Cornish shore? And when they do it is usually to the largest island of St. Mary’s or the better known Tresco. The Karma St Martin’s is a new hotel located on one of the smaller inhabited islands a stone’s throw from the beach and a world apart from everyday life. Think beautiful beaches, turquoise water, walking, water sports, fine wine and excellent food. This staycation will make you feel like you’re heading abroad, you can even get on a plane!
8. A Glamping Dome
The camping and glamping stakes just seem to get bigger and better. These geodesic domes come with a field kitchen equipped with a wood fired oven that you can roast, BBQ or cook pizzas on. Each of the domes has a well furnished lounge area furnished with chesterfield leather sofas and log burners. The bathroom is en-suite and fitted with a large shower, sink and a flushing WC and each has its own private hot tub. Situated in stunning countryside with cycle tracks, golf courses and sailing nearby.
The Perfect Staycation
Businesses are gearing up to make the most of the holiday season this year. After 12 months of lockdown they are ramping up with better ideas, adventures and new openings. This is just a mere soupçon of what’s on offer within the UK. A Buy Time VA can research and hunt out the perfect holiday spot or weekend adventure: whether you are seeking peace and relaxation or thrills and adventure.
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This is the chance to rediscover all that Blighty has to offer. With our help we can create a memorable summer 2021. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 292 0566 for a chat about how we can help create your perfect summer holiday. It’s all in the planning!