Staycation vs. Vacation – The Advantages of holidaying closer to home

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The summer holidays are fast approaching, which means lots of families are looking to book their annual getaway. In previous years jetting off to far flung foreign destinations would have been the done thing. However, with increasing international travel costs, more and more families are choosing to holiday closer to home. 

At Red Deer Village Holiday Park, we have a range of self-catering accommodation, ideal for families wishing to enjoy a holiday in Scotland. Our Glasgow holiday park has been rated 5 stars by Visit Scotland and is ideally situated for exploring Stirling, EdinburghLoch Lomond and further afield.

Check out some of the advantages of a staycation to Red Deer Village Holiday Park below!

Staycations are (normally) cheaper than  vacations

Package holiday prices have increased and the British pound has dropped, making travelling abroad more expensive. Holidaying closer to home means you can save on things such as plane tickets and airport transfers, leaving you extra cash to take part in more activities and experience local attractions during your stay.

The dog can come too!

Many people will be put off of travelling abroad by the thought of leaving their four-legged friend in a kennel or with a dog sitter. At Red Deer Village Holiday Park, our chalets, holiday homes, static caravans and camping area all welcome dogs, so feel free to bring the whole family!

Reduce stress whilst travelling

Driving to your holiday destination saves you a large amount of time and hassle. If you have your own mode of transportation, you’re on your own schedule. You can view the scenery, take your time and avoid relying on anyone else. You’ll also avoid flight delays and hours spent sat in the airport and arrive at your chalet or holiday home, relaxed after a short and carefree drive. Without travelling overseas you remove the stress of getting passports and currency exchanged. Plus, there’s no further documentation needed such as health cards, travel eligibility checks, or even topping up on medication for going away – because you’re still right here in the UK.

Pack as much as you like

With no luggage allowance, you can pack as much as you’d like, guilt and cost free – as long as it fits in the car! If you holiday by tourer or motorhome, you have even more storage space for belongings! You also won’t have to wait at the baggage carousel or worry about your belongings getting lost!

Simple planning

Booking hotel transfers, airport parking and rental cars for a holiday abroad requires careful planning and can be incredibly time consuming. Organising a staycation, on the other hand, is a simple process that can be booked in just one phone call.  Simply bring your clothes, vehicles and some towels and you’re ready to enjoy a self-catering accommodation or camping trip!

Weekend away

Mini-breaks in the UK are great if holiday days are running out at work, or if you want to fill a bank holiday weekend. Travel after work on a Friday night, enjoy 2 fun-filled days around Scotland and travel home on bank holiday Monday. It’s the perfect way to make the most out of your weekend!

Traditional history, culture and food

When many of us go on holiday, we like to take a look at the sights and eat in famous restaurants. But have you ever seen the attractions that many people travel here to see? And have you ever tried haggis, neeps and tatties, porridge or whiskey? Only a short distance from the park you’ll find Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, Edinburgh Castle and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. And there are great Glasgow restaurants such as Ubiquitous Chip in the West End. Alternatively, there are lovely afternoon tea destinations such as the Willows Tea Rooms in Glasgow city centre. Visiting a whiskey distillery on your trip to Glasgow is also worthwhile. The Clydeside Distillery and Glasgow Distillery Company are both near to Red Deer Village Holiday Park. See Things to Do in the area for more!

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