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U.K. Holiday Park: ‘Travel Traumas’ Fueling Quest for Local Stays


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More guests are opting for stays within the U.K. this year to escape the hassle of overseas travel, according to Skelwith Fold, a Lake District, Cumbria (England) holiday park.

In a press release, the park in Ambleside said that it has seen a boost in bookings during the reported mayhem at many British airports and last-minute cancelations by vacation companies. Skelwith Fold’s Henry Wild shared that people want their holiday memories to bring back happiness rather than headaches.

“Holiday parks are proving the perfect antidote to the hassle of traveling abroad,” said Wild, whose family’s park is nestled on 130 acres of countryside near the shores of Windermere.

He said that guests, most of who only live two hours away, are re-booking stays “because the experience is so much more relaxing and enjoyable for everyone.”

“For those flying off abroad, that timescale often sees just the start of a journey which is pitted with uncertainty and frustration that can leave people feeling helpless,” Wild added.

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Photo courtesy of Skelwith Fold

Wild shared that guests appreciate having peace of mind from the outset and being able to be excited about traveling instead of the opposite.

Skelwith Fold provides glamping accommodation such as fully-equipped safari tents, cottages, as well as pitches for motorhome and touring caravan guests.

More than leaving “travel traumas” behind, staying at a holiday park provides a way for people to spend more quality time with their extended family, as per Wild. Multi-generation vacations, he said, bring nostalgic memories of what used to be a typical trip for U.K. families.

“Overseas holidays saw this decline for practical reasons, but I think we are now seeing something of a renaissance in families coming together for a great time,” he said.

“A holiday park is the ideal environment for this as everyone can enjoy breathing fresh air in natural surroundings and just take it easy in a laid-back atmosphere,” he added.

For more information about Skelwith Fold, visit www.skelwith.com.

Featured image from Skelwith Fold.


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