The UK's Best Family-Friendly

Staycation Locations

The coronavirus crisis has left most of our summer holiday plans in tatters, with borders closed around the world.

But even as things slowly start to get moving again, more people than ever before are likely to shun holidaying abroad in favour of a staycation here in the UK.

And why not? As well as allowing you to check out some of the most beautiful destinations that the country has to offer, a staycation in some of the UK’s smaller towns and villages also allows you to safely keep your distance from any large crowds too!

With that in mind, we’ve ranked some of the best staycation destinations in the country based on the following six factors:

Population (least crowded)
Number of Green Spaces
Number of Child-Friendly Outdoor Activities
Number of Child-Friendly Restaurants
Number of Campsites
Average Summer Temperature (°C)

The UK’s Best Staycation Locations (Post Pandemic)

Rank

Destination

Population (least crowded)

Green Spaces

Child-Friendly
Outdoor
Activities

Child-Friendly
Restaurants

Campsites

Average
Summer
Temperature

Overall Score

Methodology

We ranked each destination based on the following six factors and gave each a normalised score out of 100 on each factor. We then calculated a weighted average score across all six factors, with 50% weighting for the population numbers and 10% for each of the other factors, due to the need to maintain social distancing.

Population

The majority of population figures were taken from the Office for National Statistics’ Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with figures for national parks taken from the most recent data published by the parks themselves.

Number of Green Spaces | Number of Child-Friendly Outdoor Activities | Number of Child-Friendly Restaurants

All taken from Tripadvisor.

Number of Campsites

Taken from Campsites.co.uk.

Average Summer Temperature (°C)

The average temperature for June to August, according to Climate-Data.org, using a major town or city within each area.