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. sharon stanley
    November 22, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    We love Devon but then we have freinds in Yorkshire so would also be great to go there. So many great places in the UK, which suits us more than going abroad due to the heavy insurance costs due to health issues. Thank you for the chance to win.

  2. Adrian Clarke
    November 22, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Norfolk with my twin 4 year old girls.

  3. leeanne clifford
    November 22, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I love Dorset, my Mum and Dad lived there for about 10 years and i’ve not been back since my Dad passed away. I would like to visit Dorset, i’ve only ever been to where they lived in Weymouth but the coastline is so glorious and there are loads of gorgeous places to visit

  4. karen
    November 22, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Cornwall

  5. Sunita Verma
    November 22, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Definitely cornwall…such a beautiful place it seems st ives inparticular..apparently they have the best beaches…there are so many nice tucked away places in the uk its a case of finding them

  6. Katie
    November 22, 2017 / 3:13 pm


  7. Amanda Dunn
    November 22, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Cornwall and Dorset are my favourite UK destinations, both have beatiful beaches and stunning countryside

  8. Antonia Richardson
    November 22, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Norfolk so i can visit my mum as well

  9. Chris Hobbs
    November 22, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I have so wanted to go to Scotland for so long. Inverness and beyond

  10. Judy Beba-Brown
    November 22, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Cornwall, it’s soooooooo gorgeous!!

  11. Elinor Bevan
    November 22, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    we love devon and cornwall, but we are thinking of checking out wales next

  12. November 22, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I would love to go back to Tolroy Manor in Cornwall, we went there this year through John Fowler Holidays, highly recommend! it was a great holiday and a beautiful place

  13. Paul Brear
    November 22, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Love Cornwall.

  14. Jodie W
    November 22, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I love Cornwall, however as I go there quite regularly I do feel I should investiage some other places too. Northumberland and the Lake District is on my list.

  15. Simone Griffin
    November 22, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Cornwall x

  16. joanne cox
    November 22, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love Cornwall. My favourite childhood holiday! Hoping to go to St Ives Holiday Village with my family!

  17. joanne cox
    November 22, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love Cornwall. My favourite childhood holiday! Hoping to go to St Ives Holiday Village with my family!

  18. Laura Pritchard
    November 22, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I’d love to visit Norfolk as it’s an area I’m completely unfamiliar with!

  19. sharon martin
    November 22, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    i’d love to go to pembrokeshire

  20. Melissa Lee
    November 22, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I’d love to go somewhere in Cornwall. I used to go there as a child and my other half has never been to that county but I know he would love it.

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