There are lots of fun activities to make the most of on a UK holiday. You can take in the local tourist attractions, plan a family BBQ or enjoy a film night on the sofa.

In this week’s blog at Quality Lets we look at budget staycation ideas to try during weekends and time off work.

Have a Big Night In

One of the easiest staycation ideas is to organise a night in at home. You can put on a film, watch that Netflix series you have been putting off, or even attempt a film marathon. With a large supply of popcorn, crisps and sweets, you can escape reality from the comfort of the sofa.

If you want to be more sociable, organising a games night or cooking a fancy meal for family and friends can be a great way to spend an evening in. For example, you could host a poker night on Zoom or treat your partner to a romantic dinner.

Get Outdoors

No matter where you live, there are always areas to explore, whether you enjoy cycling, running, or walking. Local city parks and botanical gardens are well maintained throughout the year and are perfect for short or extended visits.

There may be national trust parks or walks nearby that you are yet to try out. Find a walk near you, get the trekking poles out and take a picnic out on the trail.

Visit Tourist Attractions

Many of us rarely go to see local tourist sites, if ever. We walk past the city museum, famous statues and cathedrals every day but hardly notice them.

Touring the attractions in your local area is a great budget staycation idea. If you don’t live in the city, you can book temporary accommodation for the weekend quickly and easily. From there you will have easy access to tours, museums and historical sites.

Try Something New

There is a wealth of online courses and tutorial videos online. If you are staying at home and are looking for something to do, why not enrol on an online course, learn how to code, paint or play the piano?

Some ideas for hobbies and courses to try include:

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Knitting
  • Cooking
  • Yoga
  • Languages
  • Stargazing

The possibilities are endless. Hobbies provide somewhere to focus your energy. There is no commitment to practice an instrument or pull out the paintbrushes every day, but having the option to do so can improve your mental health.

Book Temporary Accommodation

Enjoy a budget staycation in Manchester with Quality Lets. Call us today on 0161 291 8452 to book our temporary accommodation or fill in the contact form, and a member of our team will respond shortly.

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