Let’s face it, we are all looking for a huge adventure when the endless lockdown rules have been lifted, but coming to terms with the fact that we may not be able to take our dream holiday after this is all over is starting to sink in, making this the summer one that none of us had planned.
But, don’t lose faith!! Whether you're looking to book a trip soon or wait until next year, we've got some top UK holiday ideas for thrill seekers - because who said that a staycation needs to be boring.
I’m a thrill-seeker. Where can I go?
The UK is lucky to have such a wide variety of staycations to cater to all of us. Yes, even you thrill-seekers!
The UK holds some of the best destinations for you to get your much-needed adrenaline rush, with activity holidays such as scuba diving in Scapa Flow to Bungee Jumping beside the London Skyline.
Scapa Flow is a must-visit for keen-divers and Orkney has their very own dive centre with guided tours that cater to all abilities, meaning everybody can be included in this getaway! This body of water ranges from 24 – 45m deep, with the visibility occasionally extending to as much as 20m, making it a great destination for scuba divers. It is home to a number of shipwrecks, including eight of the High Seas Fleet, and the fast-moving water creates amazing visibility as well as attracting a large array of wildlife from seals to unusual fish.
The good news is that there are ferries to the Orkney Isles and hotels can be found at a very affordable price.
How do you fancy a city break in The UK’s capital city, London? A long weekend is perfect for an action-packed staycation of fun and adrenaline. You can now throw yourself off a bungee crane from 160ft, with the stunning backdrop of the River Thames, the 02 Arena, Canary Wharf, and the beautiful London skyline. Turn this into a weekend you could never forget with dinner on the Thames and maybe even a Westend show!
Test your true adrenaline-potential on the world’s fastest zip-line! This zip-line measure 1,555m in length and can reach speeds over 100mph and offers breath-taking views of Penrhyn Quarry (if you are brave enough to look).
If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can even spend a few days at the nearby ‘Cycle to the Zipwire’ and walk or cycle via the Lon Las Ogwen in 10 minutes, as well as adventuring further up into the mountains.
Are you brave enough to visit Zip World Velocity World 2 and fly over Penrhyn Quarry? We aren’t sure if we are!
Alton Towers is the perfect place for a fast-paced, thrilling, yet enchanting break for couples, friends, or the whole family.
A weekend break at Alton Towers offers you, wonderful evening entertainment, theme park access, a round of golf, a full English breakfast and a magical stay in a cosy log cabin, stargazing pods, or even in CBeebies Land, which are all perfect for a short, captivating break. They even have a waterpark – what more could you want in a staycation?
Rocks, fun, and sun… What more could you ask for in a climbing holiday? If you choose the Peak District for your holiday destination this year, you can expect climbing trails which are great for all levels, from beginners to advanced, abseiling, single and multi-pitch climbing, private guiding, and a weekend of feeling truly at one with nature.
The biggest thing to remember when booking your staycation is just like a holiday abroad to still make sure you have your travel insurance.
Make sure you are checking this carefully so that all of your adventures are covered not to mention protecting yourself and your trip, should any unexpected problems occur.
So, who’s ready for the bungee jump?!
TOP TIP: Please ensure you check up to date Government guidelines and local lockdown rules before booking your trip.
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