How to plan the perfect staycation

Our 11 UK locations offer the perfect fuss-free escape with secluded cabins

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Our 11 UK locations offer the perfect fuss-free escape with secluded cabins and miles of peaceful forest to explore. Fancy keeping things simple on a UK staycation this year? Here’s how to do it in style...

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Don’t limit your luggage

A staycation is just as much a holiday as any other – but with one fantastic advantage. There’s no limit on your luggage, so you can bring along all the essentials you need to relax. Each of our cabins are fully equipped, but you’re free to bring along whatever creates a home from home for your family. 

Relaxing by the log burner in a Golden Oak cabin

Create your home away from home

Treat yourself to some peace and quiet

Whether you want to finish that novel that’s been on your bedside table for months or stargaze from the comfort of your hot tub, there’s no better place to do it than a cosy log cabin. 

From mindful morning meditation and movie nights to getting everyone involved with a family baking session, you’re free to hunker down and create a schedule that works for you. And if you need a little inspiration on in-cabin activities for the whole family, we’ve got lots of cabin extras designed to keep things fun. 

A couple relax in their hot tub

Cosy up together in a bubbling hot tub

Get back to nature

Staycations offer some amazing landscapes to discover if you’re looking for tranquility. Consider the sweeping highlands of Scotland, with majestic mountain peaks overlooking ancient forests and calm, placid lochs. Or discover the beautiful Norfolk Broads, close to our Thorpe Forest cabins - with no bustling crowds in sight. 

Enjoying the mountain and loch views from Strathyre

Get outdoors and take in the beautiful forest views our locations offer

Splash and play 

Of course, while it’s good to be a tourist on holiday, you can also take a break from dashing about and trying to fit as much in as possible. There is far less pressure on a staycation – so you’ve got time to show the kids how to play in the woods just like you did as a child. Splash in puddles, build dens, climb trees, go fishing – and remember to take a picnic.

Family enjoys time outdoors near their cabin

An ideal base for your forest adventures

Go cycling through the UK countryside 

Cycling through the forest is a wonderful way to explore the woodland trails and venture further afield. We offer cycle hire at or near to each of our locations, and know all the best routes, whether it’s gentle exercise or thrill-seeking you’re after. 

Mountain biking down steep hills, splashing over river crossings, or following a remote trail - you’ll find the fresh air stimulating and end the day with a healthy glow. Enjoy an evening relaxing in your peaceful, luxurious cabin, bright eyed and refreshed with a sense of well-being. 

A family hire bikes at the Forest of Dean

Cycle your way around the forest

Escape to the forest this year

Each of our locations offers a sense of retreat and a chance to take a break from the routine of daily life. No matter what kind of holiday you are looking for – a family adventure, a cosy break for two, or a weekend of exploration – you’ll find everything you need in Britain’s forests.

Your family deserves something lovely to look forward to. Browse our special offers and book your staycation with our hassle-free online booking. Easy. 

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