With December 25th fast approaching, the Christmas adverts are out in full force, and crowds are flocking to the shops to hunt out the perfect gifts for the big day. In the midst of all the excitement there are also some signs of panic as the reality of hosting a big family Christmas sinks in. This year, instead of worrying about how to squeeze everyone around the table for dinner, why not let someone else do the hard work? Here are just a few reasons why Christmas staycations are becoming increasingly popular:
Banish the Christmas Stress
Christmas is a time to celebrate and enjoy the company of your family and friends, but far too often the day is spent slaving away in the kitchen instead of making magical memories. The biggest benefit of a Christmas staycation is that someone else is doing all the hard work for you, so you are free to just relax and enjoy the festivities. No more stressing over the festive food shop, or who’s going to be doing the washing up!
There’s Space for Everyone
Spending the holidays in a hotel may not seem like a family friendly option, but in reality it means you can have a large group all staying in one place. There’s no need for a designated driver when you’re all staying together, so everyone can enjoy a festive drink or two! Most hotels will have plenty of space for large groups to all dine together – without having to seat the kids on the garden furniture.
Take a Break from the Normal Routine
Getting away for the festive season gives the whole family the chance to sit back and relax without worrying about all the normal struggles that come with a big Christmas. As exciting as it may be for the children; December 25th can become a yearly struggle for the grownups, and a staycation is the perfect chance to give everyone the fun filled Christmas they deserve.
Save Some Money
Everyone knows Christmas is expensive, all the presents, wrapping paper, food and drinks soon add up to an eye-watering bill. In many cases, getting away for the festivities can actually be cheaper than staying at home.
Make Unforgettable Memories
Traditions are great, but sometimes making new ones is even better. There’s no reason why you and your family need to keep repeating the same Christmas day over and over again, just because that’s the way you’ve always done it. This year, make some new amazing memories and come home with a story.
Why not head to the beautiful Malvern Hills for your Christmas staycation? The Abbey Hotel’s Christmas Residential Package includes everything you need for a relaxing family break over the festive period. You can choose to arrive on 23rd or 24th December and stay until the 27th, and enjoy daily festivities including family games, movie nights, pantomimes and much more.
For more information or to make a booking at The Abbey, call us on 01684 879193.
Please note, since publishing this article, the Abbey Hotel is now fully booked for the Christmas Residential Package.
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