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UK Staycation Ideas

Whilst many of us opt for white, sandy beaches and rolling horizons, what you might not realise is that the UK itself is home to some stunning beaches, as well as a whole host of interesting things to see, do and explore. What you also might not realise is that Norfolk, the UK’s 5th largest county, is home to many of these hidden gems. So, when looking for UK staycation ideas why not consider this beautiful county?

A photograph showing a Windmill in the Broads National Park.

UK Staycations Ideas: Norfolk

Norfolk Coast

Stretching over 90 miles, the Norfolk coast is an ideal candidate for a holiday at home. With our stunning sandy beaches, big beautiful skies, and wildlife at every turn, you’ll never be short of things to do.

One of the best things about Norfolk is that it’s home to over 25% of the UK’s rarest wildlife, and there’s plenty more to be seen along the way, too.

Whether you want to try crabbing in Cromer, or spot a seal off the Winterton coast, you won’t be short of interesting creatures to see.

A photograph showing a seal swimming off the Norfolk coast.

Norfolk isn’t just known for its wildlife; one of our best features of the area is its breath-taking views and picture-perfect sunsets. Just take a look at the picture below – would you believe us if we said this was a UK beach?

An image to inspire UK Staycation Ideas, showing Hemsby's beach. The picture shows a big, blue sky and horizon and a sandy-stony beach with white wash.

Throughout the county, there are plenty of incredible backdrops to set the scene for you UK staycation. From nature reserves to coastal paths, cycling routes to sandy beaches there’s plenty to do outdoors in Norfolk.

A photo showing a couple in a hot tub as inspiration for UK staycation ideas.

Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park offers affordable accommodation to suit a range of budgets, needs and tastes. Sleeping from 2-10, our accommodation ranges from our basic chalets to Platinum Lodges with hot tubs. Better yet, we have pet-friendly caravans and lodges available, so you don’t have to leave the dog at home!

Find your UK staycation with Richardson’s now.

Broads National Park

Norfolk also benefits from being home to one of the UK’s National Parks, the Broads. When searching for UK staycation ideas, the Broads National Park may be just what you’re looking for from a holiday at home.

A photograph showing St Benet's Abbey, a popular landmark in the Broads National Park and a source of inspiration when considering UK Staycation ideas.

Just a stone’s throw from the Norfolk coast, the Broads National Park spans across Norfolk, dipping into Suffolk. With over 125 miles of navigable waterways, there’s plenty to discover along the way. From the winding turns of the rivers, to the large expanses of water called ‘broads’ from which the area gets its name.

There are many ways that you can explore these beautiful waterways during your staycation.

When considering UK staycation ideas, a day boat is a popular day activity for many visitors. Photograph shows 3 orange and white day boats with passengers on board eating whippy ice cream cones.

Those on holiday in the area often opt for a day boat. You can hire these anywhere from an hour to a full day to suit your needs. Visit Richardson’s Day Boats now to see the day boats we have on offer.

Some people prefer to take their UK staycation on the waterways themselves, opting for one of the larger holiday cruisers available to hire.

Holidaying on the water offers a different experience to holidaying by land. A great way to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, the speed limits in the Broads National Park range from 3-6mph making it a great option for those looking to slow right down and relax.

A photo depicting a white Norfolk Broads cruiser with black windows. A woman stands at the side of the cruiser, with a large willow tree in the background. The Norfolk Broads are a great option when considering UK Staycation ideas.

At Richardson’s Boating Holidays, we have a fleet of around 240 holiday cruisers in a variety of configurations to suit most parties, with a classic fleet and a more modern Platinum fleet to add an extra special touch to your holiday. Full tuition is given, so if you’re a first timer don’t worry – we’re here to help!

Find your Norfolk Broads boating staycation now.

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