How To Plan The Perfect Staycation

July 5, 2021
by Hattie Unpack Summer

    Follow these top tips to enjoy a great staycation.

    Hands up who’s planning a staycation this year – for those who can’t see, ours are firmly up and we can’t wait. Whether you’re off to the British seaside, taking in the countryside or planning a city break, one thing remains the same – you want your staycation to be perfect and that’s where we’re here to help. Buckle up and take a look at our top tips on how to do it.

    Research, research, research
    It’s all well and good having a base to stay but what about everything else that comes with a staycation. Before you even get there, plan your pit stops, whether it’s a cool place to break up the journey or just a well-facilitated service station. Then take a look at what’s around the local area. In a remote part? Chances are there won’t be a supermarket down the road, so stock up on essentials like milk, bread and breakfast goodies before you arrive.

    It’s all about the food
    No one likes having to compromise on food when they’re on holiday and finding places to pre-book can be like a minefield if you don’t know the area. The answer? Take tastiness on staycation and say goodbye to that meal planning. Did you know that you can get your HelloFresh boxes delivered to your staycation address up to 4 days before your delivery? And it’s simple to do. Simply go to ‘Account Settings’. Scroll to ‘Delivery Address’ then click ‘Edit’. Add your UK staycation details and save. Want your food to land when you arrive? Go to ‘Account Settings’. Scroll to ‘Delivery Window’ then click ‘Edit’. Choose your delivery date and save.

    Enjoy a range of al fresco sharing sides

    Al fresco sharing sides from HelloFresh

    Be prepared for every eventuality
    We all know how the British weather likes to keep us on our toes so get planning for those rainy days. And that means thinking a little bit more than those rain macs and umbrellas. Got little ones in tow? Make sure you check out what indoor activities are around and how far ahead you need to book or think inside the box. Pack one full of things to keep adults and kids occupied, whether it’s the cards, the board games and anything else you can think of. Or, go one step further and order HelloFresh recipes everyone can have fun with cooking together. Just take a look at the menu for those perfect summer sharing sides or our blog post about Recipes to Cook For Summer That Everyone Will Love.

    alizee cuisine avec hellofresh

    Make those memories
    Holidays are about making memories with those you love and a staycation is a perfect way to do this. Split your week out into different activities each chosen by a member of your family and create a keepsake around these. Going to the beach? Collect shells or pebbles that you can paint and keep at home or press some flowers you found on a countryside walk. And let’s not forget cooking up a signature ‘holiday dish’ from a Moussaka to a Pasta, that can be recreated when you get home and bring back those memories from that perfect staycation.

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