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Staycation the Order of the Day

26 August 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

More than 5 million Brits are planning a holiday at home for the August Bank Holiday weekend (and putting their lives at risk by eating under-cooked burgers is seems) according to a VisitEngland survey released today.

VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker survey shows that 5.1 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, with 4.6 million planning a holiday in England. Brits holidaying at home for the long weekend are expected to generate about £1.25 billion for the UK economy, of which £1.1 billion will be spent in England.

The survey also shows that a further 3.6 million people are still undecided about whether to take an overnight holiday trip in England over the Bank Holiday weekend with about 40% saying they are waiting to see what the weather is like and about 20% saying they like to decide at the last minute.

 

What’s on this August Bank Holiday:

Celebrate Europe's biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival, London (28 – 29 August)

Dance, eat and revitalise at the Jazz and Ale Festival at Boringdon Hall, Plymouth (28 August)

Lose yourself at the Asylum Steampunk Festival, Lincoln (26 – 29 August)

Spend the evening bat watching at Cherryburn, Northumberland (29 August)

Camp out with The Big Wild Sleepout on Havergate Island, Suffolk (28 – 29 August)

Watch The Hound of the Baskervilles under the stars, Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Hampshire (28 August)

Capability Brown Birthday Weekend at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire (27 – 28 August)

Join in at The Siege of Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire (28 – 29 August)

Enjoy the King Arthur Weekend, Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset (28 – 29 August)

Scarecrow Festival, Thornton le Dale, North Yorkshire (29 – 31 August)

Dartmoor Walking Festival, Devon (27 August – 4 September)

Picture: The Robin Hoodfest, Nottingham

 

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 26 August 2016

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