The Best UK Staycations for 2021

Claire Copeman - Dec 29, 2020 - Inspiration2301Guided2301Multi-activity2301Wellness

From hiking in Snowdonia National Park to an amazing wild wellness retreat, these are the best UK staycations for 2021!

Hiker soaking up views of Snowdonia National Park on a UK Adventure Tour

Let’s be honest here, 2020 was the year to forget. Instead of dwelling on the past and all those missed opportunities, we’re looking forward to an amazing year ahead full of fun and adventures. Yes, we’re predicting 2021 to be one of the best years ever. Why? Good question!

Now that the vaccine is being rolled out worldwide and with a full summer ahead of us, Covid should finally be brought under control, becoming just a bad memory. We’re all desperate to holiday again and one thing 2020 did right, was to give us all a little taste of what’s right here on our own doorstep. That’s why everyone is expecting staycations to boom this year.

This promises to be a very busy year for us at Adventure Tours UK and we can’t wait!

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With that in mind, we wanted to highlight a few tours that we think are going to be really popular this year for a number of reasons. Basically, if you’re looking for an amazing UK staycation with a small group of like-minded people, then we’ve got your back.

At Adventure Tours UK, we really want to showcase the best of the United Kingdom while giving something back to the community too. We only use independent hotels and local businesses, supporting all the local communities we visit. And all of our tours are created as low carbon holidays – these are holidays where we ensure your carbon footprint is much lower than the average holiday, often even lower than your own average daily CO2 emissions!

This means you can just focus on having the most fun possible while we take care of the rest. And don’t worry, you will have the most fun possible.

So, if you’re looking at booking a UK staycation this year and having the experience of a lifetime, these are our top 3 most popular tours to book. Go on one of these and you’re going to have a great time!

Wild Wellness Retreat

Group doing yoga outdoors on a UK Adventure Tour

Our Wild Wellness Retreat is the experience we all need after the year we’ve had. Obviously looking after our mental health has never been more important. That’s why we wanted a tour that focuses entirely on you and getting your mojo back.

Our Wild Wellness Retreat is all about nurturing your mind, body and soul. Located in the rolling green hills of North Wales, this is a place where you can escape the crowds and completely re-centre yourself.

On this 4-day tour you’ll enjoy outdoor living with a group of like-minded people. We know this sounds corny, but often our guests arrive as strangers and they always leave as friends. This really is a fantastic way to meet people.

Some of the highlights of this tour are:

Woman cooking over a campfire on a wild wellness retreat UK adventure tour
  • Daily yoga class focused on mindfulness, meditation and breath
  • Standup paddleboarding on the beautiful waterways of Llangollen
  • Foraging to forge a deeper connection with nature
  • Storytelling around the campfire
  • Stargazing under the dark Welsh sky
  • Simple, wholesome food provided every day, all your meals included
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in beautifully-appointed bell tents at The Forge Corwen

With our low carbon holiday promise, this tour only produces 22kg CO2 emissions per person for the entire 4-day trip, which is just incredible. This makes the Wild Wellness Retreat one of the greenest tours we offer.

This retreat was so popular in September 2020 we had to run it twice! We genuinely expect this to be a really popular staycation in 2021 as people are looking to escape the daily stresses of their lives. We feel this experience is the perfect antidote to that.

You can find out all about this tour here – Wild Wellness Retreat.

14 Peaks Experience

Group of three hikers walking through Snowdonia National Park on a UK Adventure Tour

If you like hiking then you will absolutely love this 14 Peaks Experience.

Obviously climbing to the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, is one of the best adventure achievements you can do in the UK. Well, on this tour, not only will you climb Snowdon but the 14 highest peaks in Snowdonia National Park. How cool does that sound!?

This 5-day tour is all about experiencing the best hiking and scrambling in North Wales under the expert guidance of your professional, local mountaineering guide.

We always make sure there is one guide for every four guests. So if you book as a family or as two couples, you’ll have an individual guide all to yourself.

We really want our guests to experience the mountains as authentically as possible. By using local guides we’ve got the best people showing you the ropes. And with our local knowledge and careful planning, you’ll be able to enjoy these famous Welsh peaks without the crowds.

Some of the highlights of this tour are:

Group of three hikers eating lunch in a wind shelter in Snowdonia national park on a UK adventure tour
  • Hike the 14 highest peaks in Snowdonia National Park
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a 5-star hostel with breakfast
  • 3 days of guided hiking in stunning mountain scenery
  • Maximum group size of 8 for a truly personal experience
  • Welcome evening meal with your guides
  • Picnic lunch for your hiking days
  • All transport during the trip

This tour is no walk in the park though, it’s for active hikers of a good fitness. Most days you’ll be walking 8 to 10 hours each day and mountain climbs can be pretty tough on the legs. But it’s worth it for the astounding views and sense of achievement from completing this iconic Snowdonia challenge!

You can find out all about this tour here – 14 Peaks Experience.

Adventure North Wales

Two adults star jump into the water while coasteering on a UK Adventure Tour

With the world’s fastest zipline and more underground activities than you’ll know what to do with, North Wales has established itself as the adventure capital of the UK. We even think it rivals Queenstown in New Zealand (but we are a little biased on that one…)

With beautiful beaches, deep dense forests, magical mountains and cute little towns, North Wales is an adventurer’s playground just waiting to be explored.

As you’d expect with a name like Adventure North Wales, this tour is packed full with all the best adventure activities to do here.

On this 8-day tour you’ll go canyoning, coasteering, kayaking, mountain hiking and ride the world’s fastest passenger speed boat. Yes, you’ll do all of this and a lot more!

A group paddles along a beautiful lake in Snowdonia National Park on a UK Adventure Tour

Some of the highlights of this tour are:

  • Full day canyoning
  • Full day mountain hiking
  • Half day coasteering
  • Half day riverbugging
  • Half day kayaking
  • Ride the world’s fastest passenger RIB
  • 6 nights boutique hotel accommodation
  • 1 night remote bunkhouse accommodation

This tour really does take in the best that North Wales has to offer. It goes without saying, but if you’re an adrenaline junkie then this is the tour for you!

You can find out all about this tour here – Adventure North Wales.


As we said, we really expect staycations to boom this year. On our tours we really want people to get back to nature while exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes that the UK has to offer.

With small groups and experienced local guides, we’re positive you’ll fall in love with the UK all over again. And with our low carbon promise, you can be confident you’ve chosen the kinder option for our planet.

If you have any questions about our tours at all, just send us an email and let us know. We’re here to give you the best adventure of your lifetime.