23 July 2020
Top tips for holidaying safely and responsibly this summer
Planning to treat yourself and your loved ones to a staycation over the coming months? Discover how you can do your bit to support local communities, protect the environment, and take care of yourself and others.
Put more thought into mealtimes
The beauty of staying in self-catering accommodation is that you can eat what you want, when you want. However, even if you do decide to dine in, you can still do your bit to support the businesses on your doorstep. Something as simple as buying produce from local butchers, farm shops and delis is a great way to help local suppliers. Plus, we’re sure you’ll be able to taste the difference.
If you do choose to dine out during your stay, then be sure to check whether any nearby restaurants, pubs, cafes or bars are participating in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. You’ll be able to claim up to 50% discount on food every Monday – Wednesday this August, and the business will receive vital funding from the government.
Take care of the local landscape
It’s safe to say that many of us have found a new love for the outdoors. With some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery on the doorstep of each and every one of our resorts, getting out and exploring the local area is a must.
We have always been strong advocates for protecting our surrounding Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and with picnics, walking, and all manner of other outdoor activities on the rise, we just wanted to remind you to please leave any areas you visit just as you found them.
Support nearby attractions
While ensuring the safety of yourself and others is paramount, it’s still important to support local tourist attractions that have only recently been able to open their doors.
In many cases, pre-booking is essential, however, if you’re staying at Clowance or Burn, you can now visit family-friendly attractions including the Eden Project, Newquay Zoo, and Flambards, while Go Ape and the South Lakes Safari Zoo are now open in the Lakes. Plus, Folly Farm and Oakwood Theme Park – two of our favourite family-friendly attractions near Dylan Coastal Resort – are now also open as normal.
Be mindful of others
We’ve been truly touched by the kindness that’s been shown over the last few months, whether that be within local communities, across our wonderful NHS and other frontline organisations, or generally towards one another.
It’s important to remember that while we’re beginning to return to some kind of normality, we still need to be mindful of ourselves and others. When holidaying at our resorts, we would like to remind you to follow all the necessary precautions to keep your fellow guests, our staff, and yourself as safe as possible.
But above all, please ensure you enjoy your time with us to the full. After all, this will be one holiday that’s well and truly deserved.