Mummy says… I like to spend the cold winter months dreaming of sandy beaches and sipping Pina Coladas in the sunshine, but there is truly nothing better than enjoying the British summertime in the UK. When the weather is fine, the glorious beaches and gorgeous scenery we have right on our doorstep is unbeatable. We love travelling in the UK, there is so much to see.
One of our favourite ways to spend the summer is by travelling to different parts of the UK over a couple of weeks, just to take it all in whilst the weather is good. If you fancy doing the same this year here are a few top tips for travelling in the UK:
1) Utilise the Great British Railway
One of the best ways to travel the UK is using the rail network which is so well connected taking you to the heart of towns and cities. Ditch the car and hop on the train for your summer adventures, you’ll be able to take in the gorgeous views of the country side and relax and enjoy the ride, instead of being stuck in traffic on the motorway. I always pre-book tickets in advance to get the cheaper fares and find there’s some great deals to be found.
2) Be Spontaneous
The best thing about the UK is there are so many places which are so charming and fun to explore that you’ve never heard of, even on your doorstep. Why not be spontaneous and book a trip to somewhere completely new that you’ve not visited before. Make sure to take a journal and camera with you to record all your memories so you can show them to family and friends when you return.
2) Share Your Memories with Family and Friends as you Travel
One of the best things about the UK are the little things about each place that make it unique. It could be the cider in Somerset, mint cake in Kendal, or a real Cornish Pasty in Cornwall. With such amazing delivery services available from couriers like TNT, you can share all these experiences and amazing new foods and souvenirs you find with family and friends back home with ease. If you see something that you just have to buy for that special someone it can be with them in no time with a little help from a trusted courier service. Why not post mementos home for yourself too so you have something to look forward to when you get home. This is also great if you see something that you just can’t fit in your car or carry on the train.
This summer we have lots of adventures planned including camping and Camp Bestival, glamping and visiting family.
Where are you going to head this summer? Remember the British weather is unpredictable so always pack umbrellas and raincoats just in case!