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A South Coast Staycation is the New Vacation

Here at Shorefield Holidays, we’re over the moon that domestic travel is now officially back on the agenda! So what exactly is a staycation? And what are the benefits of taking one?

Nothing makes us more happy than welcoming back beloved guests - both friends and family of our parks, as well as introducing new visitors to the Shorefield holiday experience.

Couple camping with picnic

The last year has given us plenty of time to rethink what it means to travel, and it’s safe to say that we’ve all looked forward to holidaying with our loved ones. With much uncertainty still surrounding travel corridors, talks of a traffic light system for trips abroad and the cost of COVID tests under review, why not make a South Coast staycation the new vacation for 2021?

  1. What is a staycation?
  2. Peace of mind
  3. Something for everyone
  4. It's a dog's life... Pets welcome!
  5. Recharge, rest, relax and be together
  6. A touch of nature

So with talks that the popularity of staycations are on the rise, what exactly is a staycation? Well the official definition for a staycation is "a holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad" - something we're sure many of us will be looking to do before the year is up as we seek to soak up some sun on a UK holiday.


Sometimes it's easy to overlook the stunning and beautiful locations we have right here in the UK, so in case you need more convincing, we’ve popped down five reasons why staycations are becoming the holiday of choice for so many brits, as well as what to expect when you choose to stay at one of our UK holiday parks.

Peace of mind

Forget about passports, the rush to get to the airport on time (luggage and kids in tow!), the traffic light tiering system or worry of being stranded overseas... A staycation completely removes the worry of travelling abroad in the current climate, giving you a little more peace of mind.

Family Piggyback on a caravan holiday in the New Forest

There’s no need to be apprehensive about your stay with us here at Shorefield Holidays. Over the last year we have worked extremely hard to ensure our parks are safer than ever. With our contactless check-in system, alongside socially distanced accommodation and increased sanitation throughout all our parks, we can give you the reassurance of safe travel with Shorefield now that we are open again. Our COVID-secure Booking Guarantee will also give you the peace of mind that your booking is safe in the event of restrictions being reintroduced.

Something for everyone

Our South Coast parks are brimming with options to ensure that everyone’s holiday needs are catered to. So, whether you’re a family wanting to escape the pressures of home-schooling and zoom meetings, or a couple looking for a romantic hot tub retreat, here at Shorefield Holidays we take pride in our ability to accommodate your every need, whatever they may be!

Sea views across Swanage Bay from Shorefield Holidays accommodatino at Swanage Coastal Park

Soak up on local history, visit castles and museums or explore the local wildlife by the sea and the forest... There really is something for everybody.

All Shorefield Holiday parks offer different facilities, which range from indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor play areas for a staycation with kids.

1  A Woman Enjoying An Archery Lesson At Oakdenes Go Active

For those looking for an active staycation, the Go Active+ programme at Oakdene Forest Park offers family-friendly activities for all ages, including archery and crossbows, all set on a fantastic location on the edge of the Hurn Forest.

Silvertree house treehouse accommodation in the New Forest Shorefield Holidays

Looking for something truly unique? Our magical treehouses are a one-of-a-kind experience, offering an utterly memorable place to stay and a bubbling hot tub for you to retreat to and unwind in at the end of the day.

It’s a dog’s life... Pets welcome!

At Shorefield Holidays we understand that dogs are a part of the family, that's why we welcome them at all of our holiday parks, so there’s no reason to leave anyone behind following the pandemic puppy boom! With a range of pet-friendly accommodation options to choose from, your pooch is sure to be spoilt for choice!

Couple With Dog On Lodge

Both Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park allow dogs into designated areas of our main complex so that you can sit down and relax with a drink and enjoy a bite to eat. With a variety of dog-friendly beaches and wonderful woodland right on your doorstep, there’s plenty of choice when you’re planning a doggy day out too!

Recharge, rest, relax and be together

Looking to get away with your other half? Dreaming about beautiful scenery and coastal views? Embark on a trip to unwind and revive that romance after a challenging year. For couples who are looking for a staycation with a hot tub, you’re also in luck.

One of our tops picks of accommodation for couples is The Shrubbery, nestled in the secluded woodland at Shorefield Country Park.

The Shrubbery at Shorefield Country Park exterior

Sleeping two guests it is perfect for couples who want to relax in an environment which brings you closer to the great outdoors, as the intimate new build is perched on a luxurious timber decking. Featuring contemporary interior design that reflects the beautiful woodland surroundings, you and your other half can soak in the magic of this forest sanctuary without compromising on luxury and comfort and unwind in the bubbling outdoor private hot tub.


Of course, there's plenty to choose from, so if The Shrubbery doesn't quite fit the bill for you and your partner, there is a fantastic range of accommodation options for couples, from modern caravans to cosy lodges.

If you dream of a relaxing staycation with a spa, then why not visit Reflections at Shorefield Country Park – a beautiful day spa in Milford on Sea. In need of a post lockdown glow up? Reflections have expert therapists to guide you through a spa experience like no other in the heart of the New Forest. Whether it’s a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure – you’re in good hands!

A touch of nature and ‘seas’ the day

All our parks are surrounded by nature and stunning scenery and are an easy drive from either the beach or the unique New Forest National Park with its ancient, wild landscape and famous roaming ponies.

Couple sat on bikes in Hurn Forest

Cycle the trails of the New Forest and the Isle of Purbeck, walk down hidden pathways to the South Coast, or use your time to get fit or learn a new activity and then come home to the comfort of your own lodge or holiday home.

From Milford on Sea you can enjoy uninterrupted views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Situated just a short walk through Shorefield Country Park and down the road from Lytton Lawn Touring Park, the stunning sea views from Milford on Sea beach stretch across to the Isle of Wight and even the Needles, whereas Christchurch Harbour provides a stunning backdrop to any day trip. There are plenty of water activities to explore on the local beaches, including paddle boarding and even windsurfing.


Of course, the demand for a staycation has risen since the easing of restrictions here in the UK. We're already booking up fast for many of our mid-week summer holiday breaks, so be sure to book yours before they're all snapped up!

Go on! Book your long awaited 2021 South Coast staycation with us and rediscover quality time with loved ones - because you deserve it. You can even book your next staycation with a low 10% deposit and flexible payments, allowing you to plan ahead for less.

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