What is a Staycation?
Quite simply, a staycation is a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. Some see a staycation as a vacation where you stay at or around your hometown.
Many choose to stay overnight in their own home or choose to stay overnight at a Hotel to create a feeling that they are “away from home” but still typically remain within close driving distance.
Many are choosing wonderful locations like Worcester as a staycation location because of its rich tapestry of history, things to do and ease of access from all major transport hubs.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic it has become difficult to travel abroad so the UK staycation is becoming the norm. Whether it is staying close to home or simply staying in the country.
As local restrictions continue to fade, people are discovering creative ways to spend leisure time with their family and friends. Spontaneous staycations are becoming highly popular and providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.
Staycations can be a great deal less stressful and take a lot less travel time than a further away vacation. Staycations are a great way to unwind when planned and done correctly, leaving you feeling just as refreshed as any other type of vacation.
Staycation – Staycation Worcestershire Ideas:
1) Beautiful Walks.
If walking is your thing, Worcester is situated at the heart of up to 20 circular walks including the Woodland and Meadows Trails at Worcester Woods Country Park. This beautiful working woodland has veteran trees, a pond, an abundance of wildlife and wonderful displays of bluebells in the spring.
2) Walk with Mammals.
Situated in the quiet village of Flyford Flavell is Simply Alpaca an unforgettable experience for all the family! Alpacas are curious, gentle and fascinating animals. Simply Alpaca offers a variety of family-friendly opportunities and experiences allowing you to get up close and learn more about these fascinating creatures.
3) Visit the Lido.
Droitwich Spa Lido is Worcestershire’s finest outdoor pool. One of the UK’s last remaining inland, open-air saltwater Swimming Pools, Droitwich Spa Lido is a great family day out. Boasting a 40m pool, wet play area, sun terrace and cafe.
4) Visit the Local Zoo.
Only a short drive away from Worcester is Bewdley, home of West Midlands Safari Park. Founded in 1973 the West Midlands Safari Park holds over 165 species of exotic animals and has something for all the family with its famous Safari Drive-Through and Adventure Theme Park. Or, if Dinosaurs are more your thing why not visit All Things Wild? Situated in the historic market town of Evesham, All Things Wild is an interactive and educational environment for all the family featuring its Step Through Time Dinosaur Trail.
5) Watch Sports.
Worcester has many sporting facilities for a great family afternoon, whether your family prefers to watch Rugby, Cricket or even Basketball Worcester boasts many state of the art indoor and outdoor gaming facilities.
6) Visit a Museum or Art Gallery.
Described as possibly the most interesting of all England’s Cathedrals, Worcester is home to Worcester Cathedral and many other famous 16th Century Buildings including the Worcester City Centre Art Gallery and Museum. An elegant Victorian building which transports you back in time, plus there’s plenty to see outdoors with its tranquil grounds and gardens.
Discover new places with a great Staycation!
Not only are Staycations a fantastic way to save money, they’re also the perfect opportunity to find those hidden community gems.