Survey reveals real reason families are choosing to staycation this year
Research by Parkdean Resorts reveals the real reasons UK families are choosing to staycation in 2020
With Covid-19 changing the way we travel this year, more young families are choosing to holiday in the UK post lockdown.
A survey of 2,000 families carried out by Parkdean Resorts revealed that more than two thirds of families (66%) who took the survey were keen to book holidays in the UK in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
UK residents spent a staggering £43.4billion in 2019 on overseas holidays but the survey showed a -24% decline in holiday spending this year.
Of those surveyed, these were some of the reasons a UK staycation is many families first choice:
- A UK break feels more likely to go ahead than an international holiday (44 per cent)
- It means we definitely won’t need to self-isolate when we’re home (38 per cent)
- Parts of the UK are beautiful in the summer (30 per cent)
- It means I won’t have to fly me or my family anywhere (30 per cent)
- I would like to support the UK in any way I can with rebuilding the economy, including holidaying here (29 per cent)
- It feels safer for me and my family to stay on home turf instead of going abroad (21 per cent)
- It’s an opportunity to explore where I live (12 per cent)
Top holiday destinations for 2020 include stunning Devon and Cornwall with its 500 beautiful beaches as well as picturesque Dorset, according to the survey. With 53% saying they plan on holidaying with young family’s which is why choosing the right holiday park is key for an amazing family getaway.
There are many benefits of choosing a UK staycation including UK scenery, great days out for young families from babies first steps on the beach to exploring woodland adventures. Holiday parks have always been popular with young families and never more so than this year. A holiday park break is a good choice in the current climate as they are located in secluded locations and not densely populated urban areas, they are surrounded by large spacious park areas with lots to do for your family’s mental and physical wellbeing. All holiday homes are at least 5m apart and are self-contained and self-catered, giving you and your loved ones peace of mind.
Parkdean Resorts offer 67 award-winning holiday parks perfectly located across the UK from coastal breaks to woodland retreats. They offer ideal holidays for families with little ones with entertainment for all the family from Pipsqueak’s story time and seasonal pantomimes to big celebrity acts as well as great family restaurants with something for everyone’s taste - even the fussiest of little eaters.
With great value caravans and luxury lodges, Parkdean Resorts have a range of accommodation for families of all shapes and sizes with cots and highchairs available to hire and heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Catherine Lynn, Chief Customer Officer at Parkdean Resorts, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has really affected many parts of our lives in 2020, including how we holiday, with many would-be holidaymakers being stuck at home. However, our data gives us cause for optimism. We expect to see a big upturn in the staycation market this summer, and beyond into 2021. We are so excited that our parks are reopening all over the country, giving people the opportunity to see all the amazing things that the UK has to offer, in a safe and clean environment. We’ve implemented measures to ensure all of our guests and staff are safe, to be able to enjoy these wide open spaces and much needed fresh air.”
With over 60 amazing destinations, filled with thousands of things to see and do, you’re free to make your own perfect holiday with Parkdean Resorts. From a babymoon retreat to babies first holiday, you’ll want to come back for years to come. After all, when we say ‘there aint no holiday like a Parkdean holiday’, we mean it!'