Ok so no one is going anywhere far away just yet, but we’re already starting to plan our next getaway and can’t wait for a weekend away. Staycations have become increasingly popular with the on-off travel bans and more and more of us are making the most of what’s available to us a few hours’ drive away rather than a few hours flight. Many of us have been guilty in the past of overlooking holiday destinations in our own country in search of more exotic destinations further away but, as is often the case, necessity if the mother of invention. Not saying that a staycation is a new idea but it is certainly hugely grown in popularity in 2020 and looks like it will continue to do so in 2021 when we are all allowed to venture a little further from home. We take a look at the UK’s top staycation destinations and the perfect luggage to take along with you:
Blackpool: Blackpool had a record year in 2020 as families took to the seaside resort over further afield destinations due to uncertainty over travel, local businesses reported that the seaside town was full every day and they had their busiest summer for 10 years! Dubbed the entertainment capital of Lancashire, Blackpool is a great staycation destination for families because of the amount of fun things to do: the Blackpool Tower, The Blackpool Illuminations, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Stanley Park, The Sandcastle Water Park and Blackpool Zoo. Of course there’s also a beach with famous donkey rides to be had and, with its reputation as the nightlife capita of the North, there are plenty of night clubs full of hen and stag dos having more adult fun. So book your bed and breakfast and take the Vintage Child Drake Leather Travel Bag with you as your perfect weekend holdall.
Cornwall: Cornwall is certainly a well trodden path and traditional seaside holiday destination for Brits. During the summer months the county is packed with staycationers so maybe consider visiting in June or September to avoid the crowds. Cornwall is well known for its expansive sandy beaches and good surfing conditions, as well as quaint portside towns and a good restaurant and bar scene. Activities and sights are abundant so if you’re wanting a day away from the beach there’s the Eden Project, Tintagel Castle, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Cornish Tin Mines to name a few. There are also an array of very varied accommodation spots to choose from, like the party town of Newquay, the foodie destination or Padstow or the chic and prestigious fishing village of Rock. Because of the beautiful scenery all over the county of Cornwall we recommend you take our Vintage Child Kenlock Leather Camera Bag with you to keep all your equipment safe and stylishly transported around with you as you explore.
London: London is not only our top staycation destination in the UK it is one of the leading tourism destinations in the world, the city attracted around 20.5 million international visitors in 2018! With attractions like the London Eye, the London Aquarium, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Shard and Big Ben there is plenty to see. That’s not even to mention all the museums, galleries, parks and restaurants that could keep you busy for several lifetimes. We are so lucky to have this wonderful city within easy travelling distance and we should all take a trip there for a bit of release when lockdown 3.0 is over. Because London is our biggest and best staycation destination on our list we recommend you take our Vintage Child Markham Extra Large Leather Travel bag to make sure you have enough room to pack everything you need from comfortable walking shoes to your party clothes.