*Disclosure – Collaborative Post*
We’ve never been abroad as a family, in fact the last time that I went abroad was for my Honeymoon, back in 2012. My passport expired shortly after our honeymoon and I’ve not renewed it. There are several reasons for choosing to holiday in the UK, the biggest being the ease of loading the car and taking our time. I often joke that we would never manage a holiday abroad because a) we wouldn’t make the flight on time and b) we would have far too much luggage!
We like to holiday during term time where possible, but, with Aria moving up to reception in September next year our term time holidays are somewhat limited. I intend to make the most of 2018/2019 and cram in as many term time holidays possible while we can still take those cheap staycations. A staycation outside of term time can often be just as expensive as going abroad.
We currently have two breaks booked in, a weekend in Cornwall and a week in Bluestone, which is one of our favourite places to holiday; but I’m itching to book more!
Our favourite staycations are the ones that feel like a home from home. We stayed in a cottage in the Lake District a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed that, cottage and lodge style holidays are very much top of our list.
We’ve been putting out the feelers for where to visit next, and we’re quite fancying a break in Norfolk Cottages. Norfolk comes highly recommended by plenty of fellow bloggers, and the cottages look fantastically homely and cosy.
Sarah says Norfolk is a great place to visit as a family, whether you are looking for beautiful beaches, woodland walks or a trip on the Norfolk Broads. There is something for all ages, with a range of local attractions to enjoy as well as family focused museums.
Lauren is a fan of the amazing beaches and the bright & colourful beach huts, plus the traditional seaside towns with penny arcades and piers.
Holly recommends the National Trust boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point.
Lauren agrees that Norfolk is the perfect place for a UK getaway. There is a beautiful coastline to explore, from natural unspoilt beaches where you can spot wild animals such as seals to places like Great Yarmouth where you can go on rides, play in the amusements and embrace the tack.
Charlotte says that Norfolk has so much to offer families looking for cheap days out. We’ve got rivers, lakes, woodlands, fields, beaches and more…