UK Staycation Ideas – Visit Cornwall for a week!

Can I travel in the UK? (as at 13th May)

The new rule for people in England is that they “may drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of distance, so long as they respect social distancing guidance while they are there, because this does not involve contact with people outside your household.” But “when travelling to outdoor spaces, it is important that people respect the rules in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and do not travel to different parts of the UK where it would be inconsistent with guidance or regulations issued by the relevant devolved administration.”

This stops short of allowing you to stay away from home overnight, but it seems to mean that you can take the children out on day trips to the countryside, national parks or coast, for example. Currently early July seems the time the tourism market may open including campsites and holiday parks, most campsites are still closed until June/July and people are waiting for more guidance but we see it challenging to open bars and restaurants and not open a campsite, especially if the public amenities  are closed off or managed well.

Quick facts on UK Tourism

  • The most international visitors to the UK in one year was 39.2 million in 2017 and 19m visit London which is by far the most popular destination
  • Last year, US visitors were the largest group to visit the UK with 3.9 million visitors.
  • International visitors described a potential trip to the UK as educational above anything else.
  • A survey from Sykes Holiday Cottages has named Cornwall as the most popular staycation destination for Brits in 2020. The Cornish coast ranked first in a poll of 2,000 travellers, followed by the Lake District, Devon and the Scottish Highlands. and 4 million people visit each year

Fancy a Cornish Staycation?

White sandy beaches, clear, turquoise seas, watersports and great British food! Cornwall has something for everyone even when the weather turns. Steeped in maritime history, wartime locations, art galleries, amazing landscaped gardens and hidden walks around deserted coves it’s full of romanticism and adventure all at the same time

Cornwall has the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom, as a result of its oceanic setting and the influence of the Gulf Stream. … Cornwall is one of the sunniest areas in the UK, with over 1541 hours of sunshine per year, with the highest average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day in July.

Caravan parks – Where to stay?

Whether you are looking for a small, quiet touring site, a holiday park with static caravans and loads of facilities, or something in-between, you’ll find masses of choice in Cornwall. Here is a link to all Cornwall Caravan Parks

Family Attractions

Discover the special places Cornwall is famous for; gorgeous gardens and iconic attractions such as St Michael’s Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Land’s End, Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project. But Cornwall will keep surprising you with the vast offer of new, different and fun things to do, even if you’re a regular visitor or a local. The National Trust in Cornwall has more than 25 historic places and gardens.

Browse through our listings of official Tourist Board members representing the best attractions and gardens in Cornwall Things to Do

Cornwall’s Best Beaches

Cornwall has some of the best beaches in the UK. Cornwall attracts over 4 million visitors per annum. Many of the beaches in Cornwall offer fine white sand and turquoise blue water. Others have the perfect water conditions for various water sports such as surfing, snorkelling, swimming and paddleboarding. And then there are the ones with hidden secrets…..



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