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Staycations don't have to be boring!

Mateys, we are looking forward to the next time we can get on a plane and are hoping it is sooner rather than later, but we know some of you would rather keep your feet on the ground for the time being.

The good news is there are plenty of fun ways we can holiday right here in the UK once the lockdown is over and still have loads of fun.


We have rounded up a list of fab getaways you can do without having to leave the country.


Glamping has become more and more popular and there are more and more unusual options coming into the mix too. There are the original glamping pods, treehouses, hobbit houses and even safari tents.

Holidu and Airbnb are our go-to for glamping getaways!


If you are looking something other than a hotel then Airbnb has so many different types of accommodation you won't know what to pick. You can find anything from cheap rooms within houses to massive luxury villas with lazy rivers and all sorts of amenities. Themed accommodation like a Harry Potter villa, a giant beagle and many more things you would never think of!


You know we love our lodges here at HolidayPirates and there are many to choose from in locations all through the UK, there are options for couples or much bigger groups. There are options available where you can take your four-legged friend along as well as cool amenities such as private hot tubs.

Places we recommend finding a lodge to book include Hoseasons, Cottages.com, Holidu and Airbnb!

Boating holiday

You can rent a narrowboat, wide berth boat or even a yacht and sale around certain parts of the UK. these can be great options if you want to just stay within your household or bubble and a fun way to see parts of the country. Don't fancy sailing? You can also stay on a stationary boat!

You can find a whole range of boats at Hoseasons and some options on Airbnb and Holidu.


You can get super cheap budget hotels for super cheap or luxury 5* hotels that costs hundreds. A good thing about a hotel stay is you can generally choose your duration,if you want just one night away that's fine or you can choose to stay longer too! Hotels amenities differ between hotel with some offering gyms, swimming pools and spas and some offering in-room amenities like a hot tub or game console.

For hotels we would usually choose to book with Booking.com (sign up to their Genius programme for extra discounts) or with Trivago where you can then choose who to book with including the hotel direct.


We hadn't really thought much of going on a campervan holiday but when we were researching holiday to take with our household and bubble then a campervan holiday came to mind. The pros are you can pick your route and your duration and there is no need for extra hotel fees.

Check out our article on the best places to rent a campervan!


Grab a map and mark off some places you want to see around the UK, fill your car with petrol and you're good to go. This is a great option as you can stay in a variety of different accommodations and pick as short a stay or travel for as long as you want.

Activity holiday

If you are someone who likes to be active on holiday then why not head off on an activity holiday. There are many of different options around the UK including water sports, high ropes, many sports getaways and more.

Theme Park

Who doesn't love a theme park, even if you aren't one for rides there is so much more going on at theme parks, you get mega swimming pools, bars and restaurants, cinemas and more. There are many theme parks throughout the UK, some have hotels on-site too.


You don't need to head off to another country to enjoy a safari, there are a number of choices right here in the UK. See many of the awesome animals you would see on an African Safari all without the high cost of heading to somewhere like Africa. Some of the great safari parks in the UK include Longleat Safari, West Midlands Safari Park, Woburn Safari, Knowsley Safari, Blair Drummond Safari and Port Lympne Safari Park, Wild Animal Reserve & Hotel.

Vineyard Hotel

That's right pirates, channel Napa Valley without leaving the country as the UK offers a selection of hotels with their very own vineyards. Check out our article with a round up of our favourite winery hotels.

Spa break

What's better than a relaxing spa break mateys? Not much we think. There are many spas and spa hotels around the country, some have really good rates and others can be more expensive the more luxurious the spa. Always check when booking a stay at a spa hotel whether spa use is included.

We would use the filters on Booking.com to find the best spa hotel for you or with Trivago!

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks are a great place to take the family and there are tons all around the UK, you can book the cheap £9.50 options or book direct with your chosen Holiday Park including Butlins, Haven Group and Center Parcs os check out these great holiday parks at Hoseasons.


Camping is another great option if you are looking to keep the costs of your holiday at a minimum. Again, camping can differ massively, from a small tent to a luxury caravan.

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