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By Parkdean Resorts on 17/11/23

What months are best for a UK holiday?

Choosing when you go on holiday is often down to a variety of factors, from term dates for the kids to when you’re able to get time off work. The great thing is that the UK has plenty to offer all year round, however, here’s a breakdown of the best months to holiday in Britain depending on the type of staycation you want and what we offer during these times at Parkdean Resorts.


A frosty morning at St Oswalds Bay on the Dorset Coast in winter
A frosty winter morning at St. Oswald's Bay in Dorset

Nothing beats a getaway with your loved ones in the winter time, the festive season is a great excuse to spend time with family and as the cold, dark days can quickly become monotonous a break away from everyday life is always welcome. At Parkdean Resorts we have Christmas and New Year UK breaks at selected parks, with an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy from breakfast with Santa and a lantern parade to bauble-making and pantomimes.

If you’re looking for a February half-term holiday, you needn’t worry about the temperamental UK weather as we have indoor swimming pools and activities, evening entertainment and cosy caravans and lodges for you to relax in after a fun-filled day.


A bench overlooking Buttermere in the Lake District on a spring day
Overlooking Buttermere in the Lake District on a spring day

Starting mid-late March until mid-late June, spring is a great time to visit the UK. The weather starts to (slowly but surely) warm up and flowers spring to life, offering stunning views at our countryside locations. With both Easter breaks and May half-term holidays to choose from, you can work around the school schedule easily for some much-needed family time.

Walking holidays are also a great choice in the spring as flowers bloom and seasonal wildlife starts to appear, making for breathtaking landscapes and plenty to see. Countryside locations such as the Lake District are particularly beautiful in the spring, as well as beach holidays that offer a great backdrop for coastal walks (although a dip in the sea may still be a bit chilly). Spring holidays in the UK are also great for those who prefer a quieter break, as places are usually less crowded.


A view over the blue waters and white sand of Kynance Cove in Cornwall on a summers day
A spectacular summer's day at Kynance Cove in Cornwall

From coastal getaways to lakeside retreats, summer is a great time for a break in the UK. Britain is home to lots of stunning beaches with plenty to explore and seasonal shops and activities opening for the summer. Our Cornwall and Devon holiday parks are a particular hit in the summer, but with stunning parks at over 60 locations, you can enjoy a UK summer holiday anywhere.

Summer is also a great time for fishing holidays as many freshwater species are most active in their feeding during the warmer months. If sea angling is more your style, you'll also find the UK's coastlines rich with species as fish flock to the warmer shallow waters.


A river surrounded by spectacular golden trees in Scotland in Autumn
Autmn at Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands

September to November is a great time of year to visit the UK, from the crisp autumn leaves to peaceful surroundings as the hustle and bustle of summer is gone. Autumn breaks are the perfect time to enjoy family time after the whirlwind that is the summer holidays. Places are quieter but you can still enjoy the last of the warm weather. It's not unusual for the UK to experience a late heatwave in September, so it's a great time to catch the last of the summer sun - while October and November give way to crisp and frosty days. Check out our research on the UK's warmest beaches in Autumn for some destination inspiration.

We also have October half-term holidays across our parks, which includes plenty of Halloween activities for the kids to enjoy as well as indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages.

No matter what month you want to holiday in the UK, Parkdean Resorts always has something to offer. Check out our holiday park locations and find your next staycation, today.