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Family staycations in the UK

Unique Home Stays

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With Bank Holidays aplenty on the horizon, we asked the team at Unique Home Stays to give us their favourite family-holiday locations up and down the UK, for the ultimate family staycation.

Whether you’re in search of rolling countryside or are eager to explore the everyday buzz of an historic market town, Britain has something to cater for your every desire. Here are the most talked-about staycation destinations.


As well as portraying an abundance of charm, the Cotswolds embody the enviable glamour of yesteryear England. Playing home to vibrant towns and villages such as Cheltenham, Cirencester and Tewkesbury it is very much ‘ye olde’ meets modern English chic in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Once you enter the Cotswolds you will find a plethora of colourful cafes, traditional inns and gastro pubs, all a perfect ending for those long walks along its acclaimed cobbled streets. Our pick? A short drive out of Cirencester, The Bell is perfect for a delicious meal in quintessentially British surroundings, while Bourton on the Water – with its ice-cream parlours, babbling brooks and olde-worlde cafes – is a great day out for children.

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If it is a blend of quintessential landscapes with edge-of-the-world views, many stretches of golden sands and lingering sea mist accompanied with salt-infused air, then your next destination has to be Cornwall. Renowned for its breath-taking scenery, this county will have you hiking across illustrious moorland, exploring quaint fishing villages and experiencing Mother Nature in her most beautiful form. As well as its idyllic beaches, enjoy fish and chips fresh from the sea, head to coastal galleries – such as Porthilly Gallery – or enjoy wandering through the beautiful streets and artisan boutiques.

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Ingrained with passion and pride, y tir cân, or the land of song will allow imaginations to run wild as you delve into the harmony that sings through Wales. With vast options available to peruse the plethora of wildlife, there is no better way to start than paddling along the serenading waters of The River Wye. Once your feet are firmly back on dry land, explore this modern Celtic nation’s staggering history in the shape of Harlech castle perched in the fabled Snowdonia National Park.

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West Sussex

A region once established as a Medieval Kingdom, West Sussex is now a hugely prominent tourist destination and, with over half of the county made up of protected coutryside, there is no shortage of space for fun-filled family activities. Lace your walking boots, embrace the fresh air and stroll onwards towards classic English coastal towns such as Worthing and Shoreham. To finish your day, relax and soothe tired limbs with a drink in one of the many traditional West Sussex pubs.

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