Plan your perfect UK family getaway with inspiration from the Vrbo Bucket and Spade List

Did you know the UK receives more visitors each year than Greece or Portugal? Or that more people take holidays in Cornwall than Malta, and the Edinburgh Fringe is the most popular arts festival in the world. If you didn’t, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

When you live in the UK, it’s easy to forget that millions of people from across the world flock to our shores to tick items off their holiday bucket lists. While many of us are used to jetting abroad to get some family time, it might come as a surprise to find out just how much the UK has to offer.

It’s full steam ahead for UK family holidays!

With more Brits than ever exploring the country (compared to 2019, fifteen times as many people are Googling ‘family staycation UK’ this year!), there’s clearly never been a better time for families to make memories without taking their passports. We’re here to help make sure that your UK holiday is much more than just a plan B: taking a family holiday in Devon or visiting Norfolk with the kids can offer your family incredible opportunities to make memories together. So why not save the journey, stay local, and spend more time having adventures?

The brilliant thing is that this country has something to offer for everyone. We know that every family is different – but no matter how different your family is, there’s something that could have been made just for you. Every holiday, after all, should create experiences that last a lifetime. The only difficulty is knowing where to start. That’s why, this year, we’re encouraging families to make their Bucket and Spade List (get it?) to help you discover the unforgettable right here in the UK.

Go find your dream UK family break

So, what’s your thing? If it’s long coastal walks, a Cornwall family holiday will have you strolling down a beach that’s 33% longer than the longest beach in Croatia. If it’s adventure, a family visit to Dorset lets you explore some of the world’s best fossil-hunting locations (as well as some pretty great water parks). Or if it’s just a nice spot of weather, perhaps take a trip to Kent – where Maidstone receives less rain a year than Lisbon. Surprising, but true!

While we can’t write your Bucket and Spade List for you, you can get inspired by looking at our favourite family travel tips for 2021’s top ten most popular UK destinations on Vrbo:

Top UK destinations for families

And if that’s not enough, you can check out #vrbobucketlist, where we’re asking families to post their dream itinerary – and where we’d love you to add yours as you explore the country.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start writing your Bucket and Spade List!

Sources
  • UK receives more visitors each year than Greece or Portugal -https://www.statista.com/statistics/287133/annual-number-of-overseas-visits-to-the-united-kingdom-uk/, https://www.statista.com/statistics/413222/number-of-arrivals-spent-in-short-stay-accommodation-in-greece/, https://www.statista.com/statistics/413252/number-of-arrivals-spent-in-short-stay-accommodation-in-portugal/

  • More people take holidays in Cornwall than Malta- https://www.falmouth.co.uk/key-stats-facts/; https://www.statista.com/statistics/444781/number-of-overnight-inbound-visitors-to-malta/

  • Edinburgh Fringe is the most popular arts festival in the world -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_Festival_Fringe

  • Cornwall family holiday will have you strolling down a beach that’s 33% longer than the longest beach in Croatia - https://boutique-retreats.co.uk/guides/2162/the-longest-beaches-in-cornwall.html, https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/croatia-travel-guide/best-beaches-in-croatia/

  • Kent – where Maidstone receives less rain a year than Lisbon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidstone#Climate, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon#Climate