I know I’m not the only one looking forward to a time when we can travel more freely again. Although it’s difficult to go abroad right now, and even travelling within the UK can be a little tricky, going on holiday isn’t completely off the menu. The best thing to do is to try and stay as close to home as you can. If you are travelling a little further, driving is probably a better idea than taking public transport. When you’re looking for the perfect staycation spot, Yorkshire is definitely an area that can tempt you. It has everything from history to natural beauty. So how can you ensure a safe trip?
Check the Local Restrictions
Before you plan your trip, make sure you’re up to date with the latest restrictions in Yorkshire. Remember that this will depend on where you’re planning on going, as certain parts of Yorkshire might have tighter restrictions than others. For example, South Yorkshire, including Sheffield and Doncaster, will be moving into Tier 3 restrictions, while the West Riding of Yorkshire and some of North Yorkshire are on Tier 1. You should know what the current restrictions are, but also keep up to date because they are subject to change.
Book Safe Accommodation
You might decide to book a hotel or similar accommodation for your trip. However, many people feel like the safe option is to choose self-catered accommodation. It allows you to have the accommodation to yourself, so there’s less worry about hygiene or social distancing. There are plenty of amazing holiday homes in Yorkshire that could be perfect for your stay. From cottages to serviced apartments, you can find your own comfortable place to stay during your visit to God’s Own Country. Lodges, chalets, and static caravans can all provide options for you to choose from.
Enjoy Outdoor Activities
Spending time outdoors is one of the best things that you can do at the moment if you want to have fun. It’s a good idea to support local businesses too, but try not to spend all of your time going in and out of shops. Yorkshire offers a huge number of opportunities for walking, cycling, or engaging in whatever outdoor activities that you like. You could explore one of the walking trails in Dalby Forest, go caving in the Yorkshire Dales, or try out the Go Ape course at Temple Newsom.
Remember to take care of yourself and help to protect others during your trip to Yorkshire. Follow the restrictions that are in place and the guidelines that are set out too. You can still enjoy yourself, but it’s important to keep washing your hands, wearing a mask, and limiting your socialising only to the numbers allowed both nationally and locally. Make sure you know about the symptoms of Covid-19 that you should be watching out for and consider downloading the NHS app, which will send you important notifications.
Staycations don’t have to be off the cards at the moment, as long as you’re safe. Yorkshire could be a great choice for your next trip.