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. melanie stirling
    November 22, 2017 / 12:26 am


  2. simone kilshaw
    November 22, 2017 / 12:58 am

    I would love to go to Scotland as I have never visited. I wouldnt mind returning to Ullswater in the Lake District. Absolutely beautiful.

    November 22, 2017 / 2:29 am

    I would like to visit the Scottish Highlands

  4. Hayley Cunningham
    November 22, 2017 / 2:41 am

    I had a baby late August. So wouldn’t fancy the stress n flight of a holiday abroad. A few health niggles to sort too. I would be more than delighted to take my little ones to Wales. Fingers crossed Great Competition

  5. Carly Belsey
    November 22, 2017 / 5:26 am

    We love Cornwall and Devon and would love to take the kiddies there. Thank you

  6. Anneka
    November 22, 2017 / 7:34 am

    I would be happy with a holiday anywhere as I’ve had a really tough year and am desperate for a break away with my daughter.. we survived domestic abuse, leaving our home and most of our possessions and going from being financially comfortable to being on the breadline! What an amazing giveaway and so happy to be given the chance!

  7. debra applegate
    November 22, 2017 / 8:10 am

    I had my first visit to Cornwall a few years ago and would love to go back and explore some more areas, St Ives was amazing

  8. Deborah Clarke
    November 22, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I adore Cornwall. Such a beautiful place with loads to see and do. Many a happy childhood holiday spent there.

  9. Meryl Thomas
    November 22, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Somewhere in Scotland would be really nice.

  10. Geoff Hibbert
    November 22, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I love Cornwall

  11. Katie Walker
    November 22, 2017 / 9:31 am

    I’d like to check out somerset area I have been before and loved it

  12. tricia bingham
    November 22, 2017 / 9:57 am

    cornwall or devon

  13. vicky collins
    November 22, 2017 / 10:06 am

    We love Cornwall

  14. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    November 22, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Burnham On Sea! They have a John Fowlers there, and I would love to take the kids there because my Mum (their Nanna!) lives right next door! Never yet had a holiday abroad with my lot, would have loved to money permitting, and maybe one day I will when they are earning enough to pitch in lol, but holidaying at home is so much easier with little ones, and cheaper providing you book early and look around. We tend to go on holiday once every couple of years, but then it does make it extra special! (I hope lol) xxx

  15. carol boffey
    November 22, 2017 / 10:32 am

    we adore cornwall

  16. Dawn Underwood
    November 22, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I’m rather partial to a holiday in Dorset

  17. lyn west
    November 22, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Devon & cornwall are our favourite places to holiday

  18. Ray Becker
    November 22, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I O W

  19. Sarah Wilson
    November 22, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I would love to go to Cornwall.

  20. sue mcdermott
    November 22, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Cornwall, never been on holiday there

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