21% of Brits planning a winter staycation

Winter getaway in the UK

If you’re thinking about heading off on a getaway in your motorhome or caravan in the coming weeks, then you’re in good company.

According to Park Leisure, 21 per cent of Brits are planning a winter staycation, with the Lake District, Devon and Cornwall at the top of most people’s lists.

The holiday park operator found 25 per cent of those surveyed preferred to holiday at this time of year because it’s more peaceful than during peak season.

While countryside and seaside locations are always popular, you may be interested to know there were a number of cities within the top ten too.

London, Edinburgh and York all featured as destinations popular with those looking forward to a winter break.

Lisa Williams, director of marketing and holiday sales at Park Leisure, said: “There’s no better way to embrace the colder season than to explore some of the most beautiful locations in the UK.

“Our caravan, lodge and cottage accommodations are available twelve months of the year and, with winter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to book.”

A winter holiday offers something to look forward to during the darker months of the year and as long as you’re prepared, can be a cosy experience.

Plenty of warm clothes, emergency supplies and knowledge of the conditions will mean you can make the most of your motorhome or caravan all year round.

You may also want to consider winter tyres for your towcar and leisure vehicle to be fully prepared for any adverse weather conditions.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s the top ten winter staycation destinations for 2021:

1. Lake District

2. Devon

3. Cornwall

4. London

5. Yorkshire Dales

6. Edinburgh

7. Scottish Highlands

8. York

9. Cotswolds

10. North Wales

For more tips on winter getaways, see the Park Leisure blog.


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