When it comes to quality family time together, it is important to make special memories with those that you love – especially when children are growing up quickly. When looking to spend time together having a staycation in the UK could work out to be cheap and also a learning experience for the children. One place to possibly consider is Hastings. The area boasts lots of history as well as having those all-important attractions and has the added benefit of the sea. For me, it also has family nearby so it makes a fantastic stop off point for us.
When looking to book a holiday the most important thing is to find accommodation. After all, you won’t be able to enjoy your holiday if you haven’t got a bed to sleep in! With lots of great hotels, B & B’s and cottages on offer in Hastings, and I highly recommend the latter option, there is something for everyone. The cottages in Hastings boast a wealth of character and provide you with the perfect setting for your trip. You can even find some in the most serene and stunning locations or be able to look over the coast and the wonderful green landscape. I viewed many properties when looking to rent in Hastings and I have to say the views can be incredible. With booking a cottage rather than a hotel or B & B it could work out to be cheaper with a lot of the cottages operating on a deposit basis. However, if they don’t, it is worth looking into secured loan rates, as you could always take out a loan to pay off the upfront accommodation rate, and then you will be able to pay this back monthly, making it more manageable.
When it comes to what to do in Hastings the list can be long because it caters for just about everybody. The children have lots of attractions such as the Clambers Play Centre, Museums like Hastings Museum & Art Gallery and the Fishermen’s Museum to name a few. For those who prefer peaceful, tranquil places there are a wealth of parks and gardens. And for those who love to shop you will not be disappointed. The Priory Meadow Shopping Centre will provide you with more than enough retail stores and independent boutiques to fulfil your needs. But, let’s not forget the battle that made Hastings so famous; the 1066 Battle of Hastings. You definitely won’t be bored on this holiday.
When going anywhere it is always good to try and incorporate a day at the park. After all, it is nice to have some time to unwind and Alexandra Park undoubtedly provides the ideal setting for this. It stretches about one mile so you won’t have any problems finding a spot to have a picnic, play football, feed the ducks or just look at the gardens.
In addition to this, if you have a flexible schedule through the year and can go to visit Hastings any time then it is worth checking out the events calendar before booking a trip. There are often great events in the town such as the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival, and England’s Medieval Festival, which will really kick off the start to your holiday and take your vacation to a whole new level.
So if you are planning to have a staycation and are looking for places to go, Hastings is definitely worth a trip. With lots of fun places to visit, fantastic places to see, lots of events to take part in and some great self-catering cottages to relax in, a bit of careful planning can have your staycation one to remember. Have fun if you decide to take a trip to Hastings!
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