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how to find a cheap last minute UK holiday

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May 6, 2024 · 10 MIN READ

Although it is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment when it comes to UK staycations, there are ways you can save money with a last minute holiday…but how to find one?

Most of the time you will probably be planning for your UK staycation months before you plan to go. But we know some people love the spontaneity of booking something last minute. If you are thinking about being spontaneous when it comes to your next trip there are a few things to consider before you start searching and booking your holiday for next month.

1. try to avoid peak dates

Usually, you have the most chance with availability and the find best price when you are looking off peak. This means looking where you can at dates that aren’t in school holidays or bank holidays. So, when you are searching for availability make sure you are aware of any half term holidays or when the summer holidays start.

2. be as flexible as possible

When it comes to booking a last minute holiday you want to try and be as flexible as possible. We have 26 holiday resorts across the UK covering Scotland, Cornwall, Norfolk and everywhere in between so if you are booking something last minute make sure you are flexible on your location. And if you can, look at mid-week 4-night breaks from Monday to Friday as you will save on the additional weekend costs.

3. follow on social media

You can find us on all social media platforms, keep up to date with us on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok for all the latest offers, sales, and holiday information. It’s also a good way to get some inspiration if you know you want to go away but you are unsure where you want to go.

4. subscribe to the holiday newsletter

Another way to help with booking a last minute break would be by subscribing to our holiday newsletter. We have a monthly email that goes out with any of the latest offers and plenty of holiday inspiration to help you with your decision making.

where to go on a last minute UK holiday?

countryside escapes…

Whether you are wanting to explore a national park in North Wales or the Lake District or discover incredible trails and woodlands you can do it all with a countryside staycation at one of our resorts.

our top countryside resorts:

beachside stays…

Sit back, relax and soak up the sun with a beachside stay at one of our resorts. From the stunning Cornish coast to the historic beaches of North Wales. You will be able to find the perfect retreat for you that won’t be far from some incredible beaches.

our top beach resorts:

city breaks…

Although none of our resorts are in city centres, we have a few that are just a short drive away from some incredible UK cities. Learn about all the history and enjoy a day out exploring before retreating back to your self-catering accommodation for an evening of relaxing.

our top city resorts:

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