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Five Ways to spend a staycation | Life

3rd August 2017 by naffy

London Commute Summer reads I have a confession to make, as someone who enjoys seeing the world and travelling the truth is, I have not left the UK since I was 13. As I grew up, I found ways I could spend my summers and weekends with my friends so I could make the most out of the holidays and experience as much o of the UK I could. If you’re having a staycation this summer here are five ways to spend it. 

Theme your weeks

If you’re lucky enough to have a summer holiday – make the most out of them by having a theme week. For example, have film week where you visit film museums, go to the cinema, visit some nearby famous filming locations. This way, you get to experience things you wouldn’t have otherwise considered.

Go Camping

I mean, this one goes without saying but camping is a great way to spend a weekend. You can camp somewhere like Ribby Hall where they have activities such as quad biking and horse riding or you can do it in your garden with friends. Camping doesn’t have to be in a tent, have a look and be adventurous with the things you can do on a camping trip.

Host a games weekend.

One of the things my family and I like to do when we get together even just for an evening is to have a game evenings filled with charades and cranium. Why not make a games weekend filled with activities such as mini golf, bowling, cards and charades. Sometimes that is all I need.

Have a pamper

Having a staycation means you can do the little things you have put off – often because you feel like you don’t have the time. Things like having a hair cut, getting your nails done, having a massage all those little indulgences we usually feel bad for making time for. If you’re in Manchester, I would highly recommend you check out the ESPA counter in Harvey Nichols – months later I am still dreaming of the best massage ever.

Do the simple things

Sometimes, the best way to spend a staycation is to relax and do the simple things in life we often take for granted. Things like indulgent cooking, baking, reading the list of books you have saved on your phone, even catching up on that Netflix show you have had your eye on. You know the type of things I mean. Your mind will thank you for it.

Overall having a staycation comes with less stress than a regular vacation and it is something your body and mind will thank you for.

What are your Five Ways to spend a staycation? I am always looking new ideas!


  • Emily
    3rd August 2017 / Reply

    I’m going on vacation in a few days and I can’t wait to get some reading in, I always take a few books with me on holiday!

    Emily xo

  • Whitney Mullennex
    14th August 2017 / Reply

    I love these suggestions for staycationing! ..especially the theme weeks idea. I think this would really help make the most of time off…instead of just binge watching Netflix. (Not that I do that… much…) 😉 Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be putting some of these suggestions to good use!