Top tips for safe holidays and UK staycations

Top tips for safe holidays and UK staycations

Discover how to swap your annual family holiday for a staycation in the UK and still love every moment
Forest Holidays


Safe family holidays UK: an adventure on your doorstep 

From holiday-let disappointments to those tricky “are we there yet?” conversations there are tons of reasons to stay closer to home on your next getaway. Not least because the UK is home to some of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world. 

The subtropical coastline of Cornwall, vibrant towns of Hampshire and wide open countryside of Yorkshire (to name a few) have never looked more beautiful. Providing a dose of well-deserved fresh air and freedom for those looking to explore nature’s playground -  with no passport or travel visas required. 

Views over the Peak District

A view across winding roads in the Peak District

Responsible holidays: making the most of your UK breaks 

As the way we plan our holidays changes, the things we look for in the perfect break have changed too. Structured activities and all-inclusive meals matter less and our ability to tailor our family holidays to suit us matters more. 

Our ‘unpackaged’ breaks are designed to do just that. You’re free to explore the forest at your feet or venture off location and support local businesses. So you can make new traditions, discover your own hidden gems and find family favourites you can return to year after year. 

And if you want to get inspired before you arrive, we can help with that too. Our Forestipedia blog is filled with ideas for family days out, safe places to walk the dog and tips on the best attractions, restaurants, farmers markets, pubs, walks and more.

On our website there’s also advice and FAQs covering responsible tourism and everything you need to know to help plan safe holidays that work for you. 

Beddgelert village in Wales

Beddgelert is a quaint village in the north of Wales

Discover clean and safe holidays in the UK 

After getting your answers back from our Big Holiday Survey, we understand cleaning and safety is now even more important to you when booking a break. And it was fantastic to hear that 97% of you trust us to reopen safely. 

Since putting into place our safe reopen action plan (which includes development of our unique CleanAssure+ cleaning system), we’ve secured an additional accreditation from Visit Britain. The "We’re Good to Go" mark lets you know we’ve taken care of everything in terms of cleanliness and social distancing, meaning we’re ready to welcome you back to the forest. 

Golden Oak cabin at Blackwood Forest, Hampshire

Golden Oak cabin at Blackwood Forest, Hampshire