UK Staycationers Turning to Campsites to Save Money

by Jessica MCILHINNEY on August 18, 2009

As the economy continues to flounder, more UK holidaymakers are staying within the UK for the summer holiday.  These “staycationers” are increasingly looking for cheaper alternatives to expensive travel abroad, and UK campsites are seeing a spike in activity as a result.  Campsites, water parks, leisure parks, and caravanning sites have all seemingly benefitted from the slow economy as more Britons look for ways to save, while still enjoying the summer months.

One such location is Haggerstown Castle, a theme park in Northumberland.  Haggerstown has seen visitors flock to its gates in record numbers, as customers look for ways to have fun without spending loads of their savings.  In addition to the economy, Haggerstown has reaped the benefits of the Harry Potter phenomenon, as it is very near to Alnwick Castle, which is used as Hogwarts in the popular books and movies.

Northumberland also offers some of the more beautiful beaches in Britain, as well as other outdoor activities that are not just suited for fans of the boy wizard.  This has made it a popular destination for families of staycationers looking for a diverse location which can appeal to the entire family.

These types of parks, along with holiday, and water parks are seeing a surge beyond the norm this summer as consumers turn to more traditional holiday activities in the UK.

Thanks to the Mirror for the above information.  For the complete article, please visit their website.

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