11 staycation ideas for couples

Taking a few well-earned days off from work?  

Taking a few well-earned days off from work? Forget the stresses of suitcases, airports and uncomfortably long plane journeys – you don’t always have to travel far to enjoy a memorable holiday. In fact, there’s plenty of things to see and do right on your doorstep here in the UK! Here’s our round-up of the best staycation ideas for couples.

Book a cosy cabin for two in Cornwall

Location: Cornwall
Best for: Recharging your batteries in total tranquillity.

Romantic log cabin

For a truly romantic staycation, why not book a cosy cabin somewhere secluded? Escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine and enjoy some time to yourselves. If you can manage it, try turning your phones off for the weekend to switch yourselves off from reality for a while. For log cabins located in peaceful countryside surroundings, try somewhere like Cornwall.

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Treat yourselves to a spa day

Location: Cheshire
Best for: Indulging in an ultra-relaxing spa treatment

Hot tub with steam

We all need to treat ourselves every now and then, and what better way to do it than a pampering spa day? Even if your other half isn’t too excited about the treatments on offer, they can relax by the pool or enjoy the saunas and steam rooms. Cheshire has a great selection of spa locations across its county, including the luxurious five-star Chester Grosvenor

Visit a museum

Location: London
Best for: Exploring the city and learning some interesting new facts!

Museum London

London is home to some of the best museums in the country. So, why not make your way over to the capital and visit the world-renowned British Museum? Even if either of you aren’t really keen history buffs, it’s one of the largest museums in the world – so there’s bound to be something that will capture your interests. Afterwards, you can explore the rest of the city.

Go walking in the Peak District

Location: Peak District
Best for: Enjoying time together outdoors, surrounded by fantastic views.

Peak District Walking

If you’re looking to save money on your staycation, dig out your walking boots and make the most of the UK’s natural attractions. With rolling valleys and awe-inspiring views, the Peak District is a great place for getting outdoors together. The Mam Tor circular walk is a moderate 2-hour trek which offers some of the best views in the area.

Attend a Cookery Class

Location: Brighton
Best for: Learning a new skill to take home with you.

Cookery Class Romantic idea

We know its tempting to stay in and order room service while you’re on holiday. But have you ever considered trying out a cookery class? They can be a fun way to spend time together, and you’ll also learn some new tasty recipes to bring back to your own kitchen. The Community Kitchen is a popular venue for evening cooking classes, so if you’re in Brighton it’s certainly worth checking out.

Enjoy a scenic bike trip in the Lake District

Location: Lake District
Best for: Keeping yourselves fit while enjoying stunning rural views!

Lake District Romantic Views

We know its tempting to stay in and order room service while you’re on holiday. But have you ever considered trying out a cookery class? They can be a fun way to spend time together, and you’ll also learn some new tasty recipes to bring back to your own kitchen. The Community Kitchen is a popular venue for evening cooking classes, so if you’re in Brighton it’s certainly worth checking out.

Dress up for a restaurant date night

Location: Manchester
Best for: Wining and dining in style. 

Manchester

We know its tempting to stay in and order room service while you’re on holiday. But have you ever considered trying out a cookery class? They can be a fun way to spend time together, and you’ll also learn some new tasty recipes to bring back to your own kitchen. The Community Kitchen is a popular venue for evening cooking classes, so if you’re in Brighton it’s certainly worth checking out.

Watch the stars in a hot tub

Location: Devon
Best for: A romantic evening under the stars.

Devon Coast

Soak your stresses away and stargaze from a sumptuous hot tub. Choose a holiday cottage or cabin in a rural location with very little light pollution – such as the Exmoor National Park in Devon or the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. Both of these places are official Dark Sky Reserves, meaning you can expect the very best in starlit views.

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Hire a kayak

Location: Cornwall
Best for: Couples who don’t want to lounge around on the beach all day!

Cornwall Coast

Spend some quality time together by the seaside and if you’re up for a bit of adventure, hire out a kayak for the day. If you’re still deciding on which area you want to visit, Fowey Estuary in Cornwall is best known for its idyllic coastal views, woody creeks and the occasional dolphin visits. You can choose to explore the estuary on your own, or with a qualified kayaking guide.

Go glamping

Location: Wales
Best for: A romantic getaway for couples who want to camp without leaving home comforts behind.

Snowdonia, Wales

Let’s face it, standard camping isn’t for everyone, especially if you hate parting with your home comforts. For a comfortable compromise, try glamping in a fully-furnished bell tent or eco hut. Choose a secluded and scenic location, such as North Wales, and enjoy a relaxing and romantic break surrounded by serene views.

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