Say yes to a staycation this summer

Who needs Barbados when you’ve got Bournemouth?

Summer 2013‘s been a scorcher so far. At times, Britain’s been even hotter than the Med and the Caribbean, so it’s no surprise that savvy families are choosing to stay here in the UK rather than venturing overseas.

But wherever you are in the world, planning where to go and what do when you’re on holiday can be a bit of a headache, particularly when you’re trying to keep toddlers, teenagers, mums, dads and grandparents happy – all while not breaking the bank.

We at Travelodge want your summer holiday to be as relaxing as possible, from when you start planning to when you get back home. That’s why we’ve created a handy Family Staycation Planner app. It’s packed with easy-to-digest information about 13 fab family-friendly holiday spots around the UK.

Just click on the dot on the app’s interactive map—which covers England, Wales and Scotland—and you’ll find loads of useful information about the destination. The app includes top sights in the area, museums and attractions to visit, events the entire family will enjoy and restaurants to head for—whatever your budget.

You’ll also find helpful travel tips with useful links and details of where to find the nearest Travelodge. There are some fun facts about each place too, so you can impress the kids with your local knowledge –who knew London used to be called Ludenburg!?

All the places listed are then marked on an interactive map, so no more getting lost on your hols. Now you’ve just got to decide where to go.

If you want a city break, consider looking out for the Queen in London (or at least visiting her home). Or perhaps you fancy checking out castles and Scottish culture in Edinburgh? Sports mad kids will love visiting Manchester’s famous football stadiums.

Families wanting to head to the beach can find out more about surfing the waves in Newquay, or where to find the best fish and chips in Brighton.

For those looking for country air, our planner suggests loads of breathtaking walks in some of the UK’s most iconic regions including the Cotswolds and the Lake District.

Wherever you end up, the planner will take all the stress out of your staycation, so all you have to do is make the most of the British summer – whatever the weather!

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