Seek Out Britain’s Unusual Destinations This Summer

For British families wanting to enjoy a holiday in Britain this summer, Dealchecker, a UK based travel comparison site, has suggested some unusual summer destinations on home soil.

Staycations, or holidays at home, have gained popularity with British travellers as these options can often be less expensive and less stressful than going abroad.

Ben Hatch, author of the family travel guide, ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’ has collaborated with Dealchecker to offer a guide to 10 events, destinations and activities for families to enjoy in Britain this summer.

Ben Hatch’s top five picks include an Olympian Trail from the Guildhall and Wenlock Tourist Information Centre in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, which provides visitors with an insight into Much Wenlock as an historic inspiration for the modern Olympic Games, which derives from the town’s own Olympian games that began in 1850; watching seals at Blakeney Point, in Blakeney, Holt, Norfolk; visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester; touring Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, Northumberland; and Dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point, Fortrose, in Scotland.

Mark Attwell, the company managing director, said, ‘It was great fun working with Ben to suggest affordable destinations for families and those looking for something a little different this summer. Visitors and locals alike can take advantage of offers on car hire and hotel rooms so that extraordinary UK holidays don’t have to be expensive.’

Dealchecker’s top five unconventional holiday destinations include Boardmasters surf and music festival, to be held at Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England, between August 8 and 12, 2012; the Worthing Birdman event, where entrants attempt to fly hand built flying machines in a competition that is held in Worthing, West Sussex, England, on August 18 and 19; the World Alternative Games to be held at Llanwrtyd Wells, in Powys, Wales, from August 17 to September 2, 2012; hot air ballooning over the Lake District, at Kendal, Cumbria; and the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure in Aberfoyle, which has one of the UK’s longest zip lines.