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With self-contained holiday accommodation – like our amazing serviced apartments – recently reopening its doors, now is the perfect time to dream big on the staycation front.

Whether you’re eager to get holidaying on home turf sooner rather than later, or are looking to book for the summer or later in the year, booking early is vital.

UK holiday bookings have surged in recent weeks as the nation edges ever closer to freedom, but how can you book an unforgettable staycation with confidence? We share our top tips for booking a staycation that’s Covid-secure.

Choose accommodation that’s built for the ‘new normal’

It’s safe to say that life as we know it has changed exponentially during the past year or so.

Yet with the pandemic far from over, things aren’t going to be completely normal for quite some time. You don’t have to let this put a dampener on your staycation plans, however.

Your choice of accommodation will help you negotiate your new normal like a pro. Serviced apartments are great options that are more Covid-friendly than other accommodation types like hotels and B&Bs.

Individual entrances and more space than the average hotel room means you can continue to social distance with very little thought or effort.

Our full kitchens make enjoying a staycation in a Covid-secure manner less stressful too. You can dine in style away from the crowds found in hotels, restaurants, and takeaways – whether you’re cooking yourself or ordering in.

The enhanced approach to sanitisation also means you can enjoy a deep cleaned environment.

You can keep your cleanliness as high as it would be at home by using the washer-dryer in your apartment to do your laundry.

Find out more about why our serviced apartments are made for the new normal right here.

Research your destination and its attractions

The pandemic has affected businesses of all sizes serving all sectors, which makes doing your research into potential staycation destinations particularly important.

Take a closer look at the attractions and activities that are available within the area, and make sure they’re open for business.

Some attractions, activities, and even pubs and restaurants may have restrictions. Most businesses will have their own strict Covid policies to uphold and may subsequently reduce visitor numbers to keep their customers and communities safe.

Many attractions and activities will require you to book in advance of your visit so if there’s a place you really want to visit, be sure to reserve your place.

Choose a location that offers the best of everything

With the weather warming now is the perfect time to set your sights beyond indoor attractions and activities.

Luckily those holidaying in Cambridge can enjoy the very best of both worlds, with a plethora of rainy day attractions and outdoor haunts to explore.

As well as rambling through the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, holidaymakers can explore so many stunning country houses and gardens.

Those looking to enjoy green spots in the city will want to plan a visit to Cambridge University Botanic Garden as Time Out details:

“Cambridge’s botanic gardens are an Arcadian paradise hidden behind a fairly nondescript entrance at the station end of town.

What sets them apart from other city gardens is the woodland vibe. Lose yourself in a maze of lush foliage and leave all your troubles behind.”

Book your staycation – the flexible way

Flexibility has never been so important. As the last 12 months have proved, no one knows what’s around the corner.

Despite the nation’s falling infection rates and vaccine rollout success, restrictions could be reinstated at any point.

When booking a staycation deal make sure it’s a flexible offer. All our staycation deals, including our family staycation and long weekend packages, can be used on any date within 12 months of purchase subject to availability.

Counting down to your Cambridge staycation? Read our top staycation safety tips to prepare for your upcoming holiday.

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