During the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, there were many changes to the way we lived our lives. Some were bad and quickly disappeared as the world came back to normal while some positive ones stuck around. One of these was staycations as we couldn’t leave the country due to restrictions.
Brits flocked around the country in their cars to see the beautiful sites they’d had under their noses this whole time and we’re pleased to say that trend hasn’t gone away. 73% of British adults are more likely to pick a staycation instead of overseas travel.
So, if a staycation is on the horizon for you and your family, a road trip could be the perfect option. However, there’s plenty to consider while planning your epic trip, which is why we’ve put together a handy guide to help you through it. Read on to find out more.
Best places to road trip in the UK
- The North Coast 500 – This road trip usually tops the list of the most epic road trips in the UK as it offers families views of some of Scotland’s most scenic places. The route is 516 miles long and is sometimes referred to as Scotland’s Route 66.
- The Peak District – For breathtaking countryside views, The Peak District could be a great place to go on a road trip. The Snake Pass in Derbyshire is arguably the most famous route you’ll enjoy on this journey.
- Wild Atlantic Way – Cross the sea with your car to experience brand-new roads in Ireland. You’ll have around 1,600 miles to explore with countryside and sea views all around you.
Road Trip Essentials
Taking the family can be stressful as you look to keep everyone entertained and reduce the chance of getting lost along the way. That’s why you’ll need the following items to ensure it’s a stress-free journey:
- Phone chargers
- Tablets with movies for the kids
- Blankets and pillows
- Plenty of water
- First-aid kit
- Spare tyres
- Torches and headlamps
- Driving license
- A change of clothes
The Ideal Family Car
Comfort, safety and space in your motor will be imperative during a road trip if you want to avoid family squabbles. That’s why you a new car with fuel efficiency and space such as may need to consider an approved used Citroen for sale.
Investing in a new family car also makes the experience better for the designated driver as they can enjoy a new driving experience throughout the road trip!
Once you’ve put all these things in place, you’re good to go! Start booking, buying and planning everything you need and get excited for the future today.