UK holidays | Why they are great, and how you can win one!


We haven’t been abroad for more than 5 years now. Part of it comes down to money, but most of it comes down to the fact that we just haven’t felt the need to fly off to other countries when we have such amazing places on our doorstep in the UK. 

So why should you consider a holiday in the UK this year?

  1. The beaches are just as glorious as those abroad. We are lucky enough to live on the Devon coast, and so we spend many a summer (and winter!) day on the beach. Devon and Cornwall boast some gorgeous golden sands, there are some perfect surfing spots and there are some truly lovely places for rockpooling and fish and chips on the breakwater. Some of the holiday parks in Devon are a stones throw from the sand, so it is a case of getting up, grabbing your flip flops and heading out for a day at the seaside!
  2. It’s cheaper! As I mentioned above, part of the reason we choose to holiday in the UK comes down to finances. We don’t have heaps of money, and taking 4 children abroad can cost a small fortune. If we stay in the UK, we can snap up a holiday park deal for very little, and be there in a couple of hours. We tend to choose self catering deals, and they work out no more expensive than a week at home, as we buy and cook food as we would in a normal week. 
  3. It’s far less hassle. No airports, no lost luggage, no limits on what you can take. If you forget the travel cot, most holiday parks will have one you can borrow, and if you go without your hairbrush you can just pop to the local Tesco and pick one up. If your children are fussy eaters, there is no worrying about what you will feed them on all week – you just pack or buy your usual meals!
  4. There are so many amazing sights to see. The UK is full of hidden gems that you might never experience if you head off abroad. Stonehenge, Tower Bridge, HNMB Portsmouth and Warwick Castle to name but a few. There are also some incredible family days out in the UK, especially the South West. Crealy, Diggerland, National Marine Aquarium, Paignton Zoo and more – check out my guide to the ultimate days out in the South West for more ideas.
  5. You can holiday for as long as you like. A 3-4 week holiday in a foreign clime is out of most peoples reach cost wise, but it is more than possible in the UK. Equally, if you are just too busy to squeeze in a holiday and can only manage to get away for a weekend, a quick trip to a UK beauty spot is do-able. In fact, you could easily fit in several UK weekends away, and it makes it seem like you are getting more holidays than most!

So, now I have you convinced, how about winning a UK break for you and your family? I have teamed up with John Fowler holidays to offer you the chance to win a mid-week break at any of their UK holidays parks, staying in their gold accommodation. To be in with a chance to win, simply enter below – good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions. Open to UK residents only, giveaway ends 22/11/2017. Winner will be randomly selected from all correctly completed entries and contacted by email. Winner should claim their prize within 10 days or it may be redrawn. Prize includes gold accommodation at a John Fowler UK holiday park for a mid-week (Mon-Fri) break out of high season. Prize does not include food or travel.



  1. November 22, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I’d love to take a break in Cornall with the kids, it’s so beautiful and very different to the south east where we live!

  2. Chris Fletcher
    November 22, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I love trips to Cornwall to explore the coastline!

  3. Paula T
    November 22, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I always love Devon and Cornwall xx

  4. Joanne Atkinson
    November 22, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Cornwall or Devon are my favorite places to holiday in the UK

  5. Jo Hutchings
    November 22, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    There are so many parts of the U.K. we’d like to visit but the Lake District is probably top of the list.

  6. Melanie Burton
    November 22, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    I would love to go to Isle of Wight as I would love to explore it

  7. Peni
    November 22, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I NEED a holiday!

    November 22, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Norfolk, nightmare journey but I’m sure it would be worth it

  9. Catherine Gregory
    November 22, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    The Lake District. Gorgeous place and would love to take my little boy

  10. Natalie Crossan
    November 22, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    The norfolk broads xxx

  11. November 22, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I would love to go on a dog friendly holiday to a good beach. Maybe the South coast somewhere with lots of walking 🙂

  12. November 22, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Cornwall…beautiful part of the country

  13. Leanne perrett
    November 22, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    ilfracombe is one of our fave locations there is a little place near barnstaple thats so lovely

  14. Carolyn Collins
    November 22, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I love Devon because of family holidays when I was a child. Especially East Soar, near Bolt Head.

  15. Tammy Neal
    November 22, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Cornwall haven’t been since I was a child and it’s such a beautiful place xx

  16. Lia Burns
    November 22, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I’ve always wanted to take my kids to Cornwall it’s beautiful there x

  17. Lynne OConnor
    November 22, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I love the south coast. I’ve spent a lot of time in Devon and Cornwall but would like to visit Dorset

  18. Natalie Gillham
    November 22, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    I would love to visit cornwall again as I haven’t since I was a child.

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