Retirement is the perfect opportunity to take the time to experience new places and enjoy yourself. You may assume that we mean jetting off to some exotic land but when the sun is shining and the days are long, there’s no better place to be than our beautiful island. Whether you’re looking to bury your toes in the sand or catch up on some retail therapy in the city, there’s plenty on offer. So if you’re thinking about a staycation this year, here are a few ideas to help you get started.
1. The Seaside
Here in the UK we are blessed with miles of beautiful seafront. Setting up a deck chair and watching the world go buy can be really revitalising. Enjoy flying a kite or walking the dog on a family day out with the grandchildren. Take a stroll along a beautiful shoreline walk and set up a picnic. Perhaps you’d prefer to take to the sea on a beautiful coastal boat trip. The seaside in Britain truly has something for everyone.
2. The Countryside
In our rush to escape to sunnier climes abroad, it's all too easy to forget that we have acre upon acre of stunning countryside to explore right on our doorstep. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway then a country holiday might be just what the doctor ordered. Blow the cobwebs away with a brisk hike amongst our fabulous flora and fauna. Visit a village fete and enjoy a meal in a real ale country pub. From dales in Derbyshire to sunset on the South Downs, there’s something out there for you.
3. The Capital
If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life then a break to London may be for you. Splash out on afternoon tea at The Ritz or catch a show on the West End. Full of culture, music and top restaurants, we really do have one of the best cities in the world. If you’re worried about the cost, shop around for deals. You may be surprised with what you can achieve on a budget.
4. Active Holiday
Are you most relaxed when you’re on the go? Active holidays are becoming more popular every year and it’s not just amongst the young. Take part in a guided cycling tour in some carefully selected spots in England, Scotland or Wales. Hire a boat and try your hand at catching your dinner. Exercise and explore on a guided walking holiday. Active holidays can be a great way to keep fit and meet like-minded people.
Record numbers of British holiday makers are choosing to stay local and it’s easy to see why. Who needs to deal with stuffy airports and delayed flights when you’ve got all you want right here? With some great weather on the cards, get planning now. Whatever your holiday wish list, you’re sure to tick all the boxes on our sunny isles.