Your guide to a UK staycation


UK staycations are very much on the cards for 2021, and where better to holiday in the UK than a Verdant Leisure park. With a host of holiday parks all around Scotland and northern England, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a guide to a UK staycation this year.


Pick the right UK staycation destination


There are so many beautiful locations to visit in the UK, some will even make you feel like you’re abroad. If you’re after that European beach holiday feeling, a coastal holiday is the one for you. Or if you’re after a cosy, woodland escape, you’re best picking one of our countryside locations.


Pease Bay Leisure Park, and Queensberry Bay Leisure Park are both located right on the beach, so if you’re after a beach holiday then these are the parks for you. Coldingham Bay and Scoutscroft Leisure Parks are also just a short walk to the beach, so we’ve plenty of options for fun filled days building sandcastles and eating ice creams!


Pease Bay beach
Pease Bay beach


Our Erigmore Leisure Park in Perthshire, Scotland, is the perfect countryside getaway, with a host of different accommodation including luxury hot tub lodges and cottages.


We also have Thurston Manor and Riverside Leisure Park, both nestled in the countryside but also just a short drive to the coast, so you can really have the best of both worlds.


What is there to do on your UK staycation?


Do your research into what there is to do nearby on your UK staycation. Each park on our website has a section filled with plenty of activities, whether you’re going with children or it’s a couple’s trip, we’ve got you covered with an array of ideas. We’ve also got plenty of blogs to read up on local activities and sights to see.


If you’re a history buff or major Harry Potter fan, visit Riverside to see one of the original filming locations of Hogwarts, Alnwick Castle. All of our parks are located near so many amazing locations with a world of history, museums, castles and beautiful scenery.


Alnwick Castle



Pick the right accommodation


There are a few factors to consider when picking your accommodation:


  • How many are going?
  • What is your budget?
  • What kind of holiday are you wanting?


All of our caravans sleep 4 people, and we also have a range that sleep up to 6 people at all of our parks. Some parks also have accommodation to suit just 2 people, such as the glamping pods at Queensberry Bay.


Glamping pod
Queensberry Bay Glamping Pod


However, if there’s more than 6 of you, our Erigmore Leisure Park has accommodation that can sleep up to 9 in a modern apartment.


If you’re after a fun filled holiday where you’ll be exploring most of the time, then our superior and deluxe caravans are perfect for you. However, if you’re thinking of spending a lot of time in the accommodation making the most of the amenities, it would be worth looking at platinum caravans or a lodge*.


If you’re after maximum luxury and to relax, deep in the countryside, far away enough to be a cosy retreat, but close enough to explore the local town, then you need to look at Erigmore Leisure Park. Offering cosy cottages with hot tubs, modern and stylish apartments or boutique spa lodges with your own hot tub, this is the perfect accommodation for optimum luxury.


Boutique 2 Bed Spa Lodge
Hot tub lodge at Erigmore