If you want to squeeze in a fun-filled break before the kids break up for the summer, June is the perfect time to get away to the south-west.
With glorious beaches, plenty of tourist attractions, and a huge variety of dining out and entertainment options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. But why choose June over the popular summer months? Here are five reasons why you may find an early summer holiday that little bit more relaxing and enjoyable…
1. It’s less busy
Dawlish (and the south-west in general) tends to be exceptionally busy during the summer months. The region is a very popular tourist destination because of all it has on offer. What this does mean is as soon as the school summer holidays kick in; you can expect hoards of families and children to head to the region.
But here’s some good news. If you don’t need to holiday around the constraints of a school timetable, simply visit in June when it’s a little quieter. You’ll find the beaches and tourist attractions are less crowded. In addition, given the recent weather trends, you may find that June will bring some of the best of the summer sun. So holidaying a little earlier doesn’t necessarily mean compromising on your suntan!
2. June is the perfect time for couples and young families to holiday
June is an ideal time for couples and young families to escape for a break.
Couples will enjoy a June holiday because this time of year is less hectic and more relaxing. During the school holidays there’s definitely a different atmosphere on the park and around Dawlish. With excitable, enthusiastic school-aged children running loose, it’s bound to be noisier! But this does mean if you’re not used to being around kids, the noise and energy can get a little tiring.
Young families may also prefer June. If you have a baby, toddler or children who aren’t yet at school, why not make the most of the freedom and flexibility to holiday when you like?
In addition, because the beaches will be less crowded in June, you won’t need to compete with older children over the sand or water!
3. It’s cheaper!
As you can imagine, holiday parks are in highest demand during the summer holidays. For example, at Welcome Family the six weeks get booked up pretty quickly as families plan their quality time together.
In comparison, because less people are free to take a holiday in June, you’ll find this month is a lot quieter. As a result, some holiday parks offer generous discounts to attract more visitors. This means that very often you can book a holiday for less.
And if you spend less money on your accommodation, you’ll have more to spend on ice creams, days out and treats. That’s got to be worth considering, hasn’t it?
4. There’s stacks to do
If you book a June holiday in Dawlish, you’ll be spoilt for choice, as there’s so much to do.
The south-west is a magical part of the UK as it has everything from sandy beaches, to imposing moorland, to unspoilt wildlife havens. Whether you’re at home in the water, on your bike, or hiking for hours, adventure awaits you each day in the great outdoors.
If you prefer a day out soaking up the local culture and heritage, you can potter around quaint English villages, visit the castle at Totnes, or get a taste of bygone days at the range of National Trust properties in the region.
And if it’s thrills and spills that excite you, why not head to Paignton Zoo, Woodlands, or Devon’s Crealy? These are just a small selection of the fun places you can explore, right on your holiday doorstep.
5. Why wait until the summer to relax and recuperate?
With a holiday in June, you can have stacks of fun and relax knowing that you’ve saved a bit of money too. So if you have some free time, why not book up a great value break? It’s the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful south-west before the tourists arrive on mass in July.
And if you’d like to stay at Welcome Family, we’d love to see you.
You’ll discover a wide range of accommodation to choose from, as well as a huge selection of on-site facilities and activities to keep you entertained.