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‘Staycation’ With Superbreak21 July 2008

Superbreak lines up ideas for the new holiday buzz word this summer!

There’s a hot new trend in travel being talked about this week – the ‘Staycation’. This means swapping your traditional family ‘vacation’ overseas for a stay at home or in the UK. As families begin to feel the affects of the credit crunch, it is thought that more people will opt for day trips and short breaks.

Ray Jones, marketing director at Superbreak comments “Already a buzz word in America, it is now thought that we will see a similar trend in the UK. As families tighten their belts it is likely that we may see more and more people opting to take breaks on home turf. Nobody wants to miss out on their holiday. Fortunately the UK has an enormous range of short break options and prices are starting to fall.”

Short break specialist Superbreak ( lines up some of the best Staycation ideas for families have yet to book this summer:

SEASIDE AND ICE CREAMS IN BOURNEMOUTH – £114 per family of four, per night. Enjoy some family fun on the beach building sand castles and eating ice-creams with short break in Bournemouth. Stay at the three star Durley Dean Hotel just a short walk from the sandy beaches, town centre and the hotel boasts a new leisure club including a swimming pool and much more. The price of £114 per night is based on a family of four (two adults and two children) sharing a family room includes breakfast for the adults, children pay locally. Valid at weekends in August.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL LIVE ON STAGE IN LONDON - £161 per family of four - Get ready for the kids to go wild as the new stage production of High School Musical hits London for a limited run over the summer holidays. Based on the Disney Channel’s original movie, the show offers the chance to see this popular movie brought to life at Hammersmith Apollo between now and 31 August. Packages cost from £161 per family of four staying one night at the three star Novotel London West hotel in a family room and including a balcony ticket to High School Musical. Breakfast is included for the adults, children pay locally. Valid any day of the week in August.

THRILLS AND SPILLS AT ALTON TOWERS - £200 per family of four – Kids of all ages and even the grown ups will love a family fun day at Alton Towers. Try out rides such as Oblivion or Rita Queen of Speed or embark on a mission aboard the new Battle Galleons interactive water ride. The three star Quality Hotel Stoke on Trent is only a 20 minute drive away and an ideal base for a family trip to the theme park. The price of £200 is based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12) sharing a family room and includes one night’s accommodation and a one day entrance pass to Alton Towers for all the family. Breakfast is included for the adults, children pay locally. Valid any day of the week August.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE TUTANKHAMUN EXHIBITION - £75pp – The popular Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition at the 02 closes on 30 August. Packages cost from just £75 per person so ensure you see it before it leaves. The price includes one night’s b/b accommodation at the three star Royal National Hotel and a ticket to the exhibition. Valid at weekends in August and based on two sharing.

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