Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 5th July 2020

UK Budget-friendly Staycations

Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough
Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough
Millions of families across the country are facing missing out on an international summer holiday this year due to varying travel restrictions.

And with budgets even more stretched due to the current economic climate, more and more are looking to the UK for a staycation alternative.

Daish’s Holidays specialises in UK-based staycations, with a portfolio of hotels located in some of Britain’s most popular holiday destinations. The company has adapted its business model as a result of COVID-19, having previously catered its offering to the senior market. Daish’s is now able to offer families attractive, affordable, and safe options to take a trip within the UK.

The company’s portfolio of hotels includes:
County Hotel, Lake District
North Shore Hotel, Blackpool
Somerset Hotel, Llandudno (Wales)
Barrowfield Hotel, Newquay
Devonshire Hotel, Torquay
Hotel Prince Regent and Russell Hotel, Weymouth
Bournemouth Sands Hotel, Bournemouth
Daish’s Hotel, Isle of Wight
Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough

Paul Harper, Director of Sales and Marketing at Daish’s Holidays, said: “We understand that with hotels and holiday parks operating to a reduced capacity, some may struggle to make a booking this summer due to the to rush to stay with providers that are traditionally family-focused. We feel that we are in a unique position because we can provide availability for holidaymakers that may have previously overlooked us due to our more senior focus. We’re pleased to deliver a versatile offering for guests which not only caters to our loyal senior audience, but also suits families’ needs.”

The company’s budget-friendly holidays offer families all-inclusive packages and a selection of choice. Guests are encouraged to drive to their destinations where possible, with on-site parking available at most hotels.

Dating back to the 1600s and located in Kendal’s town centre, The County Hotel is steeped in history. Kendal is the ideal location for those seeking family-friendly adventure in the Lake District and Daish’s recently acquired the Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough, following a major investment in the area earlier this year. The hotel boasts 360-degree views of the coastline and harbour from both the restaurant and sea-facing bedrooms. Situated within a two-mile drive to Peasholm Park and a three-mile drive to the Sea Life Centre, there are all-weather options for the whole family.

Paul added: “Upon arrival at their chosen hotel, guests will find additional hand sanitisers at the entrance and throughout the building. Enhanced and more frequent cleaning regimes are being carried out in guest bedrooms and in the public areas. Our housekeeping team will also carry out thorough cleans throughout the day, paying particular attention to frequent touch points such as the lifts. Social distancing measures have also been implemented in the restaurant and bar area of our hotels, with a reduced capacity to allow for these to be met.”

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And here's another useful 'staycations' resource that might help Brits plan a break here in the UK. has put together Go Guides with information on most of the major staycation destinations in the UK. The guides include articles such as:
Money saving tips in Bournemouth
Best things to do in Cornwall
Alternative accommodations in the UK (non-hotels)