Reasons to Book a Winter Break in North Wales or Cumbria

Say goodbye to the summer rush and sunburn – here’s why taking a winter break in North Wales or Cumbria is the perfect idea!

There’s nothing quite like a getaway to the stunning snowy countryside or the fresh and crisp coast in the colder months. Forget beach towels and suncream – a winter break in North Wales or Cumbria could be exactly what you need!

Many people think of Lyons Holiday Parks as the place to rock up to during the school holidays, with flip flops, beach balls and sunnies in tow. But did you know that as well as offering summer holidays to thousands of families each year, we also cater to the many winter-lovers and snow-seekers out there?

Where can I take a winter break in North Wales or Cumbria?

Although peak season may be over for holiday guests at our Rhyl, Prestatyn, and Towyn parks, there’s still plenty of autumn adventure to be had at two of our parks with a longer season. Lyons Woodlands Hall in Ruthin boasts panoramic views of the Vale of Clwyd from a picturesque hillside location and is open for 11.5 months of the year – including Christmas and New Year!

Lyons Manor House Park is Cumbria’s best-kept secret, nestled in a farming village right between the Solway Firth and the Northern Fells. Open presents overlooking Keswick and Skiddaw, or welcome 2022 in style under the stunning Northern sky – and you may even see the Northern Lights like the locals did last month! A winter break in North Wales or Cumbria will guarantee your family the most magical Christmas on record.

Reasons to get away this winter

This summer, we listed all the health benefits of a holiday by the seaside. Now winter is here, it’s only right that we list all the reasons to take a break this winter!

1. Beat the seasonal blues

We all know how sad, cold, and glum the winters here in the UK can be. It’s all too easy to feel a little down once the clocks go back, or even in January during the post-Christmas and New Year slump. A winter break in North Wales or Cumbria could be the perfect (and cost-effective!) pick-me-up and will give you something to look forward to during bleak times. Dr Gill Jenkins, from Whiteladies Health Centre in Bristol, said “The psychology of having a winter break planned provides a positive goal to work towards to get you through the bleakest time of the year. Even if you decide to stay in the UK, occasionally escaping everyday life is good for you mentally and physically.” What she said!

2. Get active

Do you know how we were just talking about that horrible bit between the second week of January and the start of February? This is the time when everyone is either finishing off the rest of the chocolate stock and mince pies or is absolutely sick of chocolate and mince pies. Those who aren’t are either obsessing over a rigorous gym routine…or complaining about not going to the gym. The solution, you ask? Book a winter break in North Wales or Cumbria and give yourself a reason to get out on those stunning rolling hills. Not only will this encourage you to get out and about, but will also offer the perfect family-bonding activity.

3. Hygge holidays

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No, we don’t mean nappies. The term ‘hygge’ is astronomically important among families in Norway and Denmark – and apparently in Scandinavian furniture shops too. Oxford Dictionary states that ‘hygge’ means “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being – regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture.” To put it simply, it means getting cosy and cute with your nearest and dearest in a warm, Eskimo-come-Game-of-Thrones vibe. Blankets, candles, hot drinks and cuddles – sounds perfect, right?

4. Escape the bustle

Peak season is peak for a reason. It’s the busiest time of year! This is mainly down to kids having time off school, those in work taking recess or time off, and is considered among many as the perfect time to get away for a week or two. Taking a winter break in North Wales or Cumbria means you could escape all the touristy hustle and bustle, which includes queues, sold-out attractions, and of course, the noise and distractions of a busy summer holiday.

5. Cut costs

Summer is not only our busiest time of year, but can also be the most costly too. This is due to the demand in people wanting to get away to our many holiday parks over the school holidays. Booking a winter break in North Wales or Cumbria could help your wallet, as there tends to be more availability, with a wider range of accommodation, in an equally stunning setting.

6. Christmas is calling

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Everyone wants Christmas to be magical, don’t they? What’s more magical than finding your inner snow child, or absorbing the beautiful rural views in the cold winter air snuggling up in our wonderful selection of central-heated and double-glazed cosy accommodation? Both Lyons Woodlands Hall and Lyons Manor House Park offer festive breaks as well as New Year’s Eve stays, and our Ruthin park is in itself a stunning winter woodland wonder. To find out more about celebrating the end of 2021 in style – even with a hot tub lodge in the country! – click here.

7. Nature at its finest

North Wales and Cumbria both offer unbeatable views of their local mountain ranges. We’re super proud at Lyons Holiday Parks that we’re able to help many families make precious memories in such beautiful locations. Experience the snow-capped summit of Snowdon (the clue’s in the name, right?) or admire the masses of bare wild cherry and pine trees cascading the Cumbrian landscape on a winter’s day. Getting back to nature with the kids, especially during the pretty winter months, is a sure way to create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a great shout for any photographers or Insta-fans out there too!

8. Broaden your horizons

We’ll keep this one short and sweet: try something different. Give the kids something memorable to cherish. Get out of your comfort zone of sunny seaside escapes and book your winter warmer holiday today.