3 Budget Friendly UK Christmas Break Ideas

Cornwall Christmas

If you feel tired and overworked, why not yourself a favor and plan a Christmas break? If you need a little destination inspiration, simply continue reading to discover, three of the UK’s top Christmas destinations.

1. Book a seaside vacation to Cornwall

Whilst it may be too cold to put on your bathers and take a dip in the sea, you may want to consider donning a wetsuit and signing up for an introductory surf lesson. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a unique activity that will interest your whole family, why not sign up for a sea safari excursion.

Daily cruises depart from Newquay Harbor and navigate the Cornish coastline. Expect to see a variety of wildlife such as dolphins, seals, porpoises and sharks. If you’re keen, you’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel off the side of the boat or cage dive with blue sharks.

Alternatively, if you’re a fan of the hit television series “Poldark“, you may be interested in taking a Poldark themed tour of Cornwall. If you sign up for one of Poldark’s Cornwall’s riveting tours, you’ll get the unique opportunity to visit a variety of locations from Winston Graham’s novels and the hit TV series “Poldark”. You’ll even gain access to Ross Poldark’s ancestral home, Nampara.

If you’re thinking of spending quality time with your loved one’s this festive season, you simply can’t go wrong organizing a seaside escape to Cornwall. If you’re interested, why not search for cottage holidays in Cornwall? There’s a wide variety of picture perfect self-catering cottages available which would make a great home base to explore Cornwall from.

2. Discover Bath’s rich history

If you’re looking for a novel way to warm up this Winter, why not travel to Bath and visit the world renown Thermae Bath Spa? For hundreds of years, holiday makers have flocked to Bath as it boasts natural, hot thermal water, which some believe can soothe or heal a variety of ailments. In fact, 2,000 years ago both the Celts and the Romans flocked to Bath, to take a dip in Bath’s thermal water.

The Thermae Bath Spa boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor pools, including a rooftop pool which offers unbeatable views of Bath’s historic buildings. Best of all the rooftop pool is also open at night. However, if you’re after a little privacy, you may be interested in hiring out the Cross Bath, a private room which is perfect for families or couples.

If you’re a bit of history buff, you’ll also enjoy exploring Bath as it’s a Word Heritage listed city and boasts over 5,000 heritage listed buildings. Some tourists describe Bath as a bit of a living museum.

3. Treat your family to a Blackpool getaway

If you plan on treating your nearest and dearest to a fun-filled family getaway, you can’t go wrong visiting Blackpool. After all, Blackpool is the UK’s most visited tourist resort and draws millions of tourists each year.

Best of all Blackpool, doesn’t hold back when it comes to Christmas. Each year Blackpool’s main streets are decorated in hundreds of thousands of lights. Some buildings, such as the Winter Gardens, even have Christmas images projected onto them. During the festive season, you’ll also be able to take a Christmas train ride along Blackpool’s beach front promenade and try your hand at ice-skating.

If you’re traveling with children, make sure to spend a day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which hold’s the title of being the UK’s number one amusement park. Blackpool Pleasure Beach offers a wide array of rides such and is one of the last two theme parks in the world to boast a traditional Wild Mouse roller-coaster.

If your children love swimming, it’s also worth visiting the Sandcastle Waterpark, as it’s the largest indoor water park in the United Kingdom. Whilst it may not be warm enough to swim at the beach, you’ll still have the opportunity to splash about this festive season!

So, what are you waiting for? After working hard all year long, you deserve to take off for a Christmas vacation. If you have young children, just choose a destination such as Blackpool or Cornwall, which offer plenty of attractions and activities to keep your little ones entertained.

If you don’t feel like spending an arm and a leg on an expensive hotel or resort accommodation, why not save extra money for Christmas gifts by opting to stay in a beautiful, self-contained cottage, which has plenty of room for your family and friends.

After all, Christmas is all about spending quality time with your nearest and dearest!

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