Staycations have soared in popularity over the last couple of years.

In 2018 alone, research by The Escapist found that a staggering three in five British citizens preferred to stay in the UK for their summer holidays. Then, in 2019, Snaptrip! found that a third of 25 to 34-year-olds planned to spend more holiday time in the UK compared to previous years.

Fast-forward to 2020 and, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, travel restrictions meant that much of the UK population turned to staycations for respite instead of their usual trips abroad; and it looks like the popularity of staycations will be climbing high into this year, too!

We’re exceptionally lucky to have access to some truly beautiful places here in the UK – the Yorkshire Dales being one of them! In fact, at Brickyard Lakes, we think there are a number of reasons that a North Yorkshire rural staycation is one of the best possible choices for UK holidaymakers…

5 reasons to choose a North Yorkshire rural staycation

1. You’ll get to spend time amongst the very best of British nature

North Yorkshire is home to some of the UK’s most breath-taking sights and nature reserves.

For starters, Secret London named Gaping Gill among their “10 Magnificent Natural Wonders in the UK To See Before You Die,” while the Yorkshire Dales National Park is recognised for “its extraordinary natural beauty, the diversity of its wildlife habitats, its rich cultural heritage and its fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation.”

… and those barely scratch the surface!

Brickyard Lakes itself is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and beautiful rural scenery; so, if you choose to stay in our touring park or buy a holiday lodge or static caravan with us, you’ll be immersed in nature before you’ve even set out for the day!

2. There’s enjoyment to be had, whoever you’re travelling with

Whether you’re a lone traveller in need of a tranquil escape, one of a couple looking for a romantic getaway or part of a large family seeking your next great adventure, a North Yorkshire rural staycation has something for everyone!

As an example, North Yorkshire recently appointed Scarborough to run a new project, the Scarborough Trails, where solo travellers can walk and socialise with other travellers whilst discovering the nature, history and landscape that the area has to offer.

There’s no shortage of fun-packed family activities available, too; from taking a ride on the Embsay Railway near Skipton to daring the high ropes adventure course at Aerial Extreme in Bedale and much more. In fact…

North Yorkshire rural staycation

3. There’s an abundance of things to do, whatever your tastes

Nature lovers, food fanatics and adrenaline seekers alike can all enjoy the wide scope of activities and days out that a North Yorkshire rural staycation has to offer.

From the stunning sights of Yorkshire Lavendar to the wild rides at Wykeham Lakes Water Park (not to mention the long list of restaurants you can visit), you’ll never run out of exciting options during your stay.

Our touring park at Brickyard Lakes is within a short distance of numerous North Yorkshire activities and attractions, including the ones outlined above! You can read more about them in this blog.

4. It’s an area of the UK that’s steeped in fascinating history

For those with an interest in British history, North Yorkshire has much to offer. For starters, it is home to Eden Camp, a large Second World War museum that gives its visitors the chance to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line.

You can also visit the Dales Countryside Museum, which explores the lives of the people who lived and worked in the Yorkshire Dales and shaped its landscape over thousands of years!

You can learn more about North Yorkshire’s history here and the Yorkshire Dales specifically here.

5. You can still access all your usual home comforts

Even whilst experiencing the above opportunities that North Yorkshire has to offer, it’s good to know that you can still enjoy all your usual home comforts, too; particularly during a time where there has been so much uncertainty around safety away from home.

This is where our holiday lodges and static caravans here at Brickyard Lakes truly come into their own, bringing you all the familiarity of home you could possibly need and more during your stay; from stunning interior designs to full kitted-out kitchens, walk-in wardrobes to double-glazing and much more!

If you’d like to find out more about staying with us in our touring park for your North Yorkshire rural staycation, or even purchasing one of our luxury lodges and caravans to come back to time and time again, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you!


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