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The Most Relaxing UK Getaways

10:19 Wed 25th Aug 2021 |

However you define a relaxing holiday, there are plenty of options out there when it comes to a UK staycation. Here we take a look at a few options with adults, children and pets in mind when visiting Dorset, Hampshire, and the New Forest.

Lodge Holidays

Firstly, we have beautiful lodges either on the coast or in the countryside, with private decking and a hot tub. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax in a hot tub under the stars on a summer evening?


As they sleep from two to six people, it would be a great family venue, couples retreat or perfect place for alone time in a unique and magical treehouse in the secluded woodland area of Shorefield Country Park. You can also enjoy a hot tub, sloping timber walks, and sleek interiors.

This would be a truly unique retreat in a woodland setting.

Touring and Camping Pitches

Some find campervan touring or camping a relaxing getaway from day-to-day life.

You’ll be pitched up close to the scenic New Forest landscapes, so you could choose to go out on long walks or bike rides in the day and come back to your base at night or simply relax at your grass pitch all day.

Caravan Holidays

You can hire a caravan to suit families of all sizes, with fully-fitted kitchens, shower rooms and some even featuring your own hot tub – your own little haven!

Houses and Cottages

Having a holiday in a house or cottage for special occasions, weekend breaks and family get-togethers somewhere scenic can provide a particularly relaxing experience. Whether you want a romantic break at a cottage with a hot tub or a last-minute getaway with all the family to a pet-friendly luxury house, this type of accommodation can suit between two and fourteen guests.

Each property is beautifully appointed, modern, thoughtfully furnished and provides great space for entertaining!

Disabled And Accessible UK Holidays

There is a range of adapted and disabled accommodation that is specifically designed for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. These come in the form of either caravans or lodges, from the above choices. Registered assistance dogs are of course also welcome. It’s also worth noting that there are:

  • - Dedicated disabled parking bays within the leisure car parks
  • - Dropped curbs throughout Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park

Dog Friendly Holidays

Dogs are welcomed at all of the different accommodation ranges above! And with access to miles of woodland walks, the historic New Forest National Park, and stunning Solent coastline all on our doorstep, you can pretty much guarantee that your dog will enjoy themselves.

Entertainment On A UK Holiday

With each of the accommodation types mentioned, you can enjoy on-park entertainment and local attractions in the area.

There are so many activities on offer, and there is bound to be something to suit regardless of your age and interests. Here are a few things that may be appealing:

  • - Evening entertainment and live shows
  • - Indoor and outdoor pools
  • - Gyms
  • - Bike hire
  • - A day spa
  • - Play areas
  • - Go Active+

Some local attractions are:

  • - Peppa Pig World
  • - The New Forest National Park
  • - Sandy beaches and scenic quays; Bournemouth and Poole
  • - Hurst Castle
  • - Paddle sports
  • - Paultons Parks
  • - Milford on Sea nearby
  • - Adventure Wonderland
  • - Beaulieu National Motor Museum
  • - Dorset Waterpark
  • - Exbury Gardens
  • - Longdown Activity Farm
  • - Marwell Zoo
  • - Monkey World
  • - Rockreef at Bournemouth Pier
  • - Frequent local events, such as food and music festivals

Book your relaxing UK getaway now!

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