Sunday, 21 June 2015

Summer Holiday Staycation | Lifestyle & My Motherhood Diary

With the schools closing and summer holidays vast approaching, many people are looking to book their last minute holidays. I know with the weather in the UK at the moment, most people will be looking for an escape out of the country to hot beaches and lands afar, but what about thinking of a staycation in the UK? There are plenty of areas you could visit, and quite a few on my list that I haven't visited myself. I thought I'd compile a little list of places you could visit that would suit all the family.

I've never been to the south of England, and when I re-read that back it sounds so ridiculous. I'll travel to the other side of the world regularly but not even explore my own country! There are so many places 'down south' that I would love to visit down there.

To me, Somerset doesn't seem to be too dissimilar to Yorkshire. It has beaches, beautiful greenery and some gorgeous attractions. Although it's a lot hotter down there! I'm a big foodie, and Somerset is famous for it's cider so on the list would definitely be a visit to a cider mill. Cheddar Gorge looks absolutely amazing, and would make such a lovely walk, but don't forget to be careful with the smaller ones. I, probably like the cider mill trip, would prefer to go on these trips without a child however, there are some super family attractions in Somerset. Brean Leisure Park would make such a wonderful family day out, with rides, a waterpark and other amenities in the leisure park, everyone is catered for, even the adults if you're into a spot of golf. I'm a huge fan of aquariums, so the Seaquarium would be right up my street. There's nothing more relaxing than walking around with the fishes. And if you're looking for somewhere to stay, why not have a look at Tor Farm's log cabins? Log cabins nowadays have gone way over my expectations, and these ones even have hot tubs!

Devon is another place 'down south' that's on my list. Yet again as with Somerset, it's beautiful and boasts amazing coastlines and hot weather. There are so many beautiful arts and heritage attractions in Devon itself, such as Buckfast Abbey and Powderham Castle. Woodlands Family Theme Park has plenty to keep the family entertained, as does Milky Way Adventure Park if you have younger children and toddlers. Exmoor Zoo will keep the whole family entertained and will definitely be a winner for everyone! Dexter is a huge fan of animals, and although he loves the zoo, I think World of Country Life would go down a storm, he loves petting animals and getting close to them too.

Do you think you'll be saying home this summer and having a staycation? I'd like to say yes, although this 'summer' weather is detracting me from the UK at the moment! Oh dear.

This blog post has been written in collaboration with Tor Farm but all content contained within, images (unless specified) and opinions are my own.


  1. I love Somerset and Devon. I've just got back from a long weekend away in Dorset and Devon and had a brilliant time. We visited Paignton Zoo and Swanage Steam Railway which were brilliant days out.
    Cheddar Gorge is a great day out, grab some cheddar and cider at the end of your trip!

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

  2. Oh yeah I totally forgot about Dorset! That's another on my list :) x