How To Make Your Summer Holiday Last Forever

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Everybody wants a year-round holiday – with Lyons Holiday Parks, the summer holidays never have to end! Find out more about how you can vacation up to 52 weeks* of the year while owning your own slice of seclusion in the stunning North Welsh countryside.

We all deserve a break this year, that’s a given. After seeing those same four walls day-in, day-out, it’s no wonder that many of us are seeking tranquillity and adventure on different turfs. With summer just around the corner, many of you will be looking up summer holidays in a bid to grab a few precious days in the sun. Whether that’s camping with the kids and the dog in the Lakes or grabbing two quiet nights away with your other half near the coast, summer is the optimal time for creating family memories.

When does this year’s summer holidays start?

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The schools close for summer on Friday, July 26th, with the new term beginning on Wednesday, September 1st. This covers all schools in England and Wales, meaning there are just less than 6 weeks of school holidays to pack the car and the family away for a few days!

Discussions have been had among government officials about shortening the school recess period to make up for lost time suffered during the pandemic. However long the holidays are, there’s a guaranteed boom in tourist hotspots and holiday destinations as thousands of Brits flock to their favourite domestic destinations.

In this post, we’ll explain how to avoid the crowds and beat the bustle, so you and your family can enjoy eternal peace and quiet – not just in the holidays!

Which locations are looking to be busiest?

With anxieties surrounding foreign travel still relatively high, experts are predicting a boom in domestic holidays during these summer months. Wherever you go this summer, crowds are expected with the below destinations looking to be the busiest:

UK holidaymaker’s top destination this year will be Cornwall, according to a new study commissioned by  The study revealed that more than 50% of Brits who are holidaying at home this year will be heading to this beautiful southern county.

Just a stone’s throw away is St Ives, previously dubbed by Trip Advisor as one of the world’s top emerging holiday destinations for 2021. Just below on the list of top destinations this year are Devon and the Scottish Highlands, with 43% of hopeful holidaymakers hoping to visit the regions this summer.

Last but not least this year is the Lake District, with its sweeping views, vast terrains and plenty of outdoor adrenaline-inducing activities to keep families busy.

Where are the best places to visit in the summer holidays?

In another recent survey conducted by Snaptrip, just under half of Brits specified that the coastal and beachside holidays were top of their bucket list this year. 28% edged towards the countryside, while a very low 17% highlighted they were keen for a quick city break. Take a look at the data below to see the most searched for destinations this year:

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Why is Snowdonia so popular for holidays?

Here at Lyons Holiday Parks, we feel truly blessed to be located so close to Snowdonia National Park – just an hour’s drive away from our Penmaenmawr-based site, Lyons Pendyffryn Hall. Snowdonia is also just an hour away from our Towyn-based parks, Lyons Winkups and Lyons Oakfield, with plenty of public transport taking tourists each year to the world-renowned mountain range.

So why is Snowdon so popular among hikers, walkers, holidaymakers – and even dogs? The oldest national park in the country welcomes around 10 million guests each year! People travel far and wide to climb the highest mountain in the country, take in the sweeping panoramic views of Llanberis, Llyn Tegid, Gwynedd and beyond, and soak up the quaint local culture.

Snowdon is a must-see if you’re in the area, with plenty of activities and attractions for everyone in the family during the summer months. Conwy Castle, Dolbadarn Castle and Harlech Castle, all situated within the park’s boundaries, serve the history buffs, while the cute shops and pubs offer something for those who love to potter and browse.

For the adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers, Snowdon is the place to be! Go Below, Zip World Adventure, Bounce Below and Adventure Parc Snowdonia are the focal points of many a tourist trip – and we’re proud to have partnered with each of these wonderful companies to bring our owners some amazing discounts this year!

Best things to do on a UK summer holiday

Lyons Holiday Parks has 13 stunning coastal and country locations where you can holiday in our hire fleet, and even own your own! North Wales is robust with things to do and must-sees, from beaches to family parks, pubs, cafes, restaurants, arcades, watersports and more.

The best news? When you become an owner with Lyons, you’ll receive our Owners Select Discount Location Guide, which includes listings of up to 60 local businesses where you’re entitled to a discount.

Our Owners Select Discount Location Guide is packed full of incredible discounts and offers Lyons’s owners can utilise while on holiday, kindly gifted by wonderful businesses across Wales and Cumbria. We developed this guide to not only work collaboratively with businesses within the communities, but in hope of helping our owners explore the fun, excitement, and wonders North Wales and Cumbria have to offer! Our printed guides will be available to all our owners and are packed full of information regarding which businesses are offering discounts and benefits, discount codes, and booking information.

What if I don’t want my summer holiday to end?


Want to avoid the tears and tantrums as your summer holiday draws to a close? The answer is simple: own your own!

When you become an owner with Lyons Holiday Parks, you’re investing not only in your family’s future, but you’re also providing your nearest and dearest with a much-loved space to holiday week in, week out, for almost the entire year.

You won’t have to worry about spaces being booked up, long queues at the airport, or checking out early when you leave at the end of your stay. With ownership, you can check in any time you like (and you can never leave if you don’t want to!) Forget squeezing all the fun out of one sole week in the summer. When you become an owner, you’ll be able to jet off at the drop of a hat whenever you like!

How many holidays a year will I get as an owner?

Quite simply, as many as you can fit in! Our seasons are lengthy and full here at Lyons, and they vary from location to location. Lyons Manor House Park in Cumbria boasts a full 12 month season, meaning there’s no time at all when you won’t be welcome to pop down for a break near the coast of Maryport.

A number of our parks in North Wales operate on a 10.5 month season running from the beginning of March until mid-January. These include Lyons Robin Hood, Lyons Winkups, Lyons Lido Beach, Lyons Oakfield, Lyons Pendyffryn Hall, Lyons Eryl Hall and Lyons Mounds. Lyons St Mary’s Luxury Lodge Park and Lyons Woodlands Hall are open all year round except for two short weeks in January. Our smaller parks, Lyons Abbeyffordd, Lyons Lyndale, and Lyons Kingsley are open for 7.5 months of the year.

Is ownership cheaper than holidaying abroad?

We’ve done the research and got you covered. Check out our infographic below which highlights just how much you could save per year if you join the Lyons family!

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How do I know if ownership is right for me?

We know investing in a holiday home is a big decision, and we want to guide you in any way we can. This is why our wonderful sales counsellors are on-hand 24/7 for you to direct enquiries to. You’re more than welcome to pop down to any of our parks for a browse, a coffee and a chat.

Simply call us on 01745 362 020 to arrange your non-obligation viewing and the rest, as they say, is history!

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A group of Zebras is called a Dazzle, and ZeZe certainly Dazzles with her hip dance moves and rocking smusic taste

The latest member of the Beach Buddies is ZeZe! After Leo, Milo and Hetty enjoyed the delights of Mombasa Beach and the Chalbi desert on their backpacking trip through Kenya, they made a friend in ZeZe, the sassy, rockin’ and dazzling Zebra. ZeZe has a natural flair for playing any instrument available to her and she loves writing songs for her friends. Much to the delight of Hetty who loves a boogie.

You can catch ZeZe at ZeZe’s Eco Fashion, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and ZeZe’s Birthday Party. Check the events calendar for more details.

Milo loves to tell jokes… “Why did the monkey take its banana to the doctors? It wasn’t peeling good.”

A cheeky-chappie who loves to joke, Milo is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING! You will often see Milo bounding around park, full of energy. Milo absolutely loves all things bananas; Banana bread, banana
cookies, banana milk! Milo’s favourite dance move is the “banana split!”, letting his creativity shine when he’s rapping and dancing, Milo loves joining Hetty in making up new, cool moves. The laughter never stops when Milo is around with his funny jokes, friendly pranks and infectious chuckle! Milo’s good-nature and zest for
life, means you just want to be around him all the time.

You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

Cool and smart, Leo is definitely, the “mane” man!

Full of energy, Leo is a probably the coolest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves making new friends! You will often find Leo socialising with all his friends and hosting the best parties. Keeping active is Leo’s favourite way to spend his time! Leo will try any sport or activity from playing basketball and football to archery, becoming a master of them all! Smart, logical and grounded, Leo leads his Buddies, always thinking of games and exciting activities. You can’t help but smile when Leo is around.

You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

Hetty always says, “I’m gonna hippo-pot-a-miss you!” When it's time to say goodbye

The quietest of all her friends with a big imagination, Hetty always has the most fantastical, creative ideas and believes that all dreams can come true! Hetty can often be found dancing around park and making up new moves with Milo for her friends to join in all her dances. Hetty loves all things colourful and covered in sparkles, her favourite colour is pink… all shades of pink! Baby pink, bubble-gum pink, flamingo… She loves them all! Kind-hearted and loveable, Hetty loves to meet new friends and giving them all a big hippo hug. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you meet Hetty.

Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.