More families to ‘staycation’ this summer

Parents and children holidaying in the UK expected to reach 65%

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The number of families holidaying in the UK had already risen from 35 to 41 per cent between 2011 and 2012 and this year, it’s expected to reach a whopping 65 per cent as foreign holidays become increasingly unaffordable.

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The study, carried out by the hotel chain Travelodge, also found that Cornwall has been overtaken by London, Edinburgh and the Lake District as favourite staycation hotspots.

The survey also found that 42 per cent of staycationers will take one week’s holiday, 15 per cent will take two weeks and a third will have three short breaks in the UK.

Although costs of holiday essentials such as a glass of wine, a meal out and an ice cream make the UK the second most expensive holiday destination after Sydney, Australia, families save on travel and accommodation by staying in the UK.

Fancy a fun-filled family break in the UK? Take a look at our dedicated days out page for free activities across the country, top family walks, picnic spots and UK holiday reviews of spots in Cornwall, Devon, Butlin’s and many more.

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