Dreaming of sand, sea, rest, and relaxation? You don’t have to go far afield to get it - there are plenty of stunning staycation destinations right here in the UK. From beachside towns to quaint villages and seaside resorts, you don’t need your passport to enjoy a relaxing holiday - just a tank or two of fuel!

We’ve listed our top 5 staycation picks to give you some inspiration. Wherever you decide to go, remember to follow public health advice, book activities and accommodation in advance, and observe social distancing, for a fun and safe staycation to remember. And don’t forget to conduct car maintenance checks before you set off on your staycation to make sure you get there safely.


The Lake District

Set in the heart of Cumbria in the North West of the UK, the Lake District is famous for its breathtaking lakes, mountains, and fells. If you love the great outdoors and are keen to get in touch with nature, a drive to the Lake District might be the perfect choice for you. 

As the largest natural lake in England, Windermere is a must-see. Soak up the scenic views with a socially-distanced cruise or hire a self-drive motor boat to take to the water at your own pace at Windermere Lake Cruises. Or for a day out the kids are sure to enjoy, visit The Lake District Wildlife Park where you can see over 100 species of wild and domestic animals, including lemurs, alpacas, deer, and wild boar! 

Not only does the Lake District offer picturesque scenery, but you’ll also find a range of shops, restaurants, and accommodation in the nearby towns of Ambleside and Keswick which will provide a great base for your staycation.


St Ives, Cornwall 

There’s more to this well-loved UK holiday destination than just cornish pasties - as delicious as they might be! With stunning beaches, a rich heritage, and plenty to do, Cornwall promises a postcard-perfect staycation for you and the family.  

Perhaps you’ll discover a new passion for surfing, or simply want to hop in your car and explore the beautiful surroundings and visit the many attractions Cornwall has to offer, such as the award-winning Eden Project or Land’s End


Scarborough, Yorkshire 

Head north to Scarborough for a seaside escape which offers the perfect balance of relaxation and entertainment. Stroll along the seafront, have chips by the beach, visit the ice cream parlours, or enjoy an afternoon at the amusement arcades - Scarborough promises a fun-filled staycation for all. 

A favourite with families, Scarborough offers lots of activities to keep the kids entertained. Get up close and personal with the penguins at Sea Life, take a drive to Peasholm Park for a relaxing day out, or go back 3,000 years and explore Scarborough Castle.


Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

Set in a valley in the Snowdonia Forest Park, Betws-y-Coed is the ideal UK holiday destination to immerse yourself in nature and take in the breathtaking, unspoiled landscapes of North Wales. This picturesque village offers a great choice of characterful inns, bed-and-breakfasts, and restaurants, making it the perfect staycation spot. 

North Wales is home to a number of castles such as Conwy, one of the most spectacular medieval fortresses in Europe, which is a must-visit for history fanatics. Load the family into the car and take a day trip to this stunning castle to get a glimpse into the fascinating history of North Wales. 

And while you’re visiting this beautiful region, why not drive to the seaside town of Llandudno? A stunning Victorian pier, arcades, and the promise of beautiful coastal views make it a firm favourite amongst tourists.


The Cotswolds 

With rustic charm, rolling hills, and distinctive ancient limestone villages, the Cotswolds are undeniably beautiful. So much so, they have been a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1966, making them the perfect road trip setting. 

There’s no shortage of things to do in the Cotswolds. Spend a relaxing afternoon wandering the grounds at Blenheim Palace, pack a picnic and drive to the countryside, or explore the rural surroundings and ancient woodlands. Family-friendly attractions like Cotswolds Farm Park will be a hit with the kids, where you can make friends with the farm animals and discover rare plants and animals in an immersive Wildlife Walk. 

Wherever adventure takes you in the Cotswolds, you’re sure to fall in love with the scenery and make memories to treasure. 


Where would you go? 

At Motor Range, we’re giving you the chance to win a staycation to the UK holiday destination of your choosing with a £500 Sykes Cottages gift voucher! You’ll be able to take your pick from over 15,000 holiday cottages to rent, and make your dream staycation a reality. Simply fill in the form on our website to enter. Good luck! 

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