Staycation Ideas for 2021

With travel restrictions due to covid, this year is most likely the year of the staycation, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There are some beautiful places to explore in the UK with your kids.

We’ve rounded up our favourite ways staycation ideas for this summer – just remember to pack waterproofs!

Camping - staycation
Away Resort Campsite

Go Camping!

This may bring back bad memories of your childhood but camping is a budget-friendly holiday that the kids will love. Many campsite amenities have improved over the years and if the weather holds out it can be a great break from reality.

We recommend checking out the sites available on Away Resorts, which is a holiday park operator with parks throughout the UK. You can get 2% back for your kids when you book with KidStart.

If you need to buy a tent, sleeping bags and waterproofs, check out Blacks and get up to 4% back.

Yurt staycation
Yurt luxury + Bathhouse, Callington, Cornwall

Fancy some luxury? Try Glamping!

If camping isn’t quite for you but you like the idea of being at one with nature, then glamping is great. No need to bring a tent or blow up bed. There are some incredible huts, yurts, treehouses and more that are decked out with home comforts that all the family will love. have some beautiful listings including the one in the photo above. If you book through KidStart you’ll get 2% back for your kids.

Caravan staycation
Park Holidays Caravan Holiday Park

Holiday park in a beautiful location

Holiday parks have come a long way in recent years with caravans and facilities getting a glow up, making them a great option for a staycation. Park Holidays have parks throughout the UK at both country and coastal locations. They have luxury lodges as seen in the photo and also static caravans, so something to suit all budgets.

Plus, if you book a getaway with Park Holidays via KidStart you’ll get 3% back for your kids.

Cottage staycation
Plum Guide cottage, Filkins, Cotswolds

Picture book cottages

If you have your heart set on staycation in a quaint cottage then we recommend Plum Guide, they’re a booking platform that handpicks the world’s most inspiring spaces and hosts. They have some incredible listings throughout the UK at varying costs and sizes.

They share recommendations for things to do in the local area, have pet friendly properties and allow you to contact the host if you have any questions. If you book through KidStart you’ll get 4% back for your kids.

Hotel staycation
Elmbank Hotel & Lodge, York, Yorkshire

City break

Last on our list is a family city break. Packed with things to do, a long weekend in a city will keep you and the kids busy. There are so many great cities in the UK from Edinburgh, to Manchester, to York, to Brighton all with great places to eat and activities to keep your little ones entertained. is a safe choice when looking to book, they offer free cancellations on most bookings and you’ll get 2% back for your kids with KidStart too.