From traditional pies in Barnstaple to vegan burgers in Brighton, from cycle tours around Edinburgh to kayaking in Wales, there are countless ways to enjoy a great staycation this summer.
With so many Brits opting for a staycation instead of a trip abroad this year, a few weeks ago we teamed up with our partners Starling Bank to highlight some of the businesses in our community that can’t wait to welcome you on your travels.
Thinking outside the box, we also looked a bit further afield for great ways to enjoy a staycation, from charity challenges to local produce services to make the most of your trip.
Good Things seeks out ethical and sustainable gifts, toys and games that are changing the world for the better. Its online shop features cards that plant trees, toys made entirely from ocean-bound plastic and handmade cushions that prevent homelessness and transforms the lives of people living with disabilities in Tanzania.
It has plenty of ideas for planet-friendly toys, gifts and games to keep the children busy in the great outdoors. The recycled ocean-bound plastic beach play set features seven sea-inspired pouring shells, while the eco saucer flying disc is made entirely from recycled plastic. The safari print bunting is a great way to brighten up the camping space and supports people with disabilities in Tanzania.
Check out the Starling’s blog post