In the past 15 months, millions of people have had their holidays and mini-breaks put on hold or just outright cancelled because of Coronavirus. It’s been a tough time for businesses across all sectors, but in particular, the UK travel and tourism industry has taken a massive hit! But with restrictions being close to completely lifting, it’s time to do what we can to make a difference and help the industry recover. Currently, in England (Restrictions differ from country to country, if you’re outside of England please check your government’s restrictions) there are no longer any restrictions on leaving England to travel internationally, however, to protect public health in the UK and the vaccine rollout, you should not travel to countries or territories on the red or amber lists.

However, with all the required tests and potential quarantining, travelling abroad is still not feasible for a lot of us. But that doesn’t mean we’re not still itching for a holiday! So, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of brilliant ideas for a UK staycation this Summer 2021. From coastal breaks to games in the garden, we guarantee to have you returning to work feeling revitalised and well-rested! All without the airport rush and stale peanuts. It’s a win-win!

Mini Break Locations

Air BnB

For a low-key weekend break in the UK countryside, or a sleepover in a city such as London, taking over a whole building via Airbnb is a brilliant option: Before Airbnb, tracking down a holiday home was much harder. Now it’s almost too easy – there are millions of properties listed on the site – one weekend you can be in Bath townhouse, the next a shepherd’s hut in the idyllic Cornish countryside. Check out the Travellers list of The best Air bnb’s!


Planning a romantic mini-break, celebrating a special occasion, or just want to escape for a few days? Check out the top, most luxurious hideaways as voted for by real people! The customers, who return to relax time and time again. These luxury lodges are amongst the very best log cabins selected from all the Hot Tub Hideaway properties across the UK.

Holiday from home: Day Trips and Activities

  • Museums and Exhibitions

  • Walking trails

    • Grab your walking boots and rucksack. There’s never been a better time than a summer staycation o spend the day exploring new walking trails around you! We recommend using Walking Britain to find a new walk near you.
  • Adventure days

    • Any adrenaline junkies out there looking for a day of heart-racing rollercoasters, waterslides or maybe a day of climbing, jumping and swinging through the forest is more your cup of tea. Check out the Top 10 Theme parks in the UK or take a trip to your local Go Ape!
  • Picnic

    • Why not pack up a family picnic for a day at the local park! We recommend taking one of the cool bags along with you!

We’re crossing all our fingers and toes that it won’t be long until we can travel freely and book holidays to our heart’s content, but until then let’s make the most of what we have on our doorstep.

Let us know your plans for this summer 2021 and your UK staycation recommendations in the comments!

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