This year, many of us have been ditching jetting off abroad and opting to holiday a little closer to home! Indeed, 2020 has truly been the year of the staycation! And who can blame us – not only do they save us tons of travel time and a few pennies too, but they allow us to discover the UK’s hidden gems such as national parks and historic cities! As summer draws to a close, we’re sharing our top 5 products that have been essential in ensuring a fun-packed staycation that will have us reminiscing about Summer 2020 for months to come!

Food

Splashing out on a restaurant every night can really start to add up! Save money by enjoying a cosy movie night complete with a tasty home-cooked meal. A bag of dry pasta can go a long way, useful for a warming pasta bake on a chilly day, or a refreshing salad if it’s a scorcher! Dry pasta is also long-lasting with no refrigeration needed, and whether you’re staying in a campsite or a cottage, all you need is a pan and some boiling water to begin whipping up a satisfying meal, then grab some sauces such as bolognese or pesto!

Drinks

There’s nothing like a cup of coffee to perk you up and prepare you for a day of holiday activities! No matter where you are, you’ll always have a beverage right at your fingertips when you come prepared with some instant coffee sachets. Hot coffee can do wonders when it comes to warming you up on chilly mornings, however, if the sun is shining, you can always opt for an iced coffee instead!

Outdoor Activities

Is it just us, or does food taste a whole lot better when it’s eaten outside? Picnics are one of the most simple pleasures in life, and so a handy blanket like this one is essential for any staycation. Not only is it generous in size, meaning you can sit large groups, but when not in use, it can easily fold up into an easy-to-carry bag. Complete your picnic with some paper plates and cups.

Indoor Activities

A staycation in the UK means we will most likely have to deal with Britain’s notoriously unpredictable weather. For this reason, it’s important to have a few Plan B’s up our sleeve for a rainy day. There are hours of fun and dozens of different games to play with a pack of playing cards, whether you prefer something traditional or inventive! From a simple game of snap to a competitive game of poker, it’s an activity that’s sure to keep the whole family entertained! 

Sun Care

The UK might not be the sunniest spot for a holiday, but recently we’ve been blessed with plenty of blue skies and hot days. If you’re taking the opportunity to catch some rays, make sure you stay safe whilst doing it with a handy pack of sun care essentials. This pack of 3 offers two factors to choose from, plus a bottle of lotion for that all-important aftercare. 

We hope you felt inspired by this list of staycation essentials! Be sure to let us know which products you can’t holiday without by tagging  #CherryzUK!

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