We all want to do what we can to help the environment, and one way we can do this while still enjoying our holidays is to take a holiday at home. That doesn’t necessarily mean actually staying in your own home, but you can holiday in your own country once in a while. Living in the UK, the temptation is often to go abroad and head for better weather, but generally, that means air travel – hardly the most environmentally choice available.
Holidays at home still involve some energy use of course, but driving to a holiday park or campsite isn’t so bad. And in the UK, there are so many places to choose from to stay, often with great communal facilities like swimming pools and playgrounds for the kids.
Looe Bay holiday park in South East Cornwall, for example, has a choice of different accommodation on offer. There are pitches for tents and touring caravans, as well as static caravans or mobile homes that you can rent for the duration of your stay. Some of these are really luxurious, and give you that home away from home feeling.
When you’re on holiday, try and do some activities that don’t impact on the environment too much. Walking the coastal path or spending time on the beach are two great examples, as long as you take your rubbish home with you and recycle it properly.
Staying on holiday parks like the one in Looe Bay, you’re often close at hand to many tourist attractions so if you can take your bikes with you to get around to local places rather than using the car. It’s often possible to hire bikes locally if you don’t want to transport your own from home.
When on holiday, just as at home, think about the effects of your actions on the environment, and with a little consideration, you can be as green on holiday as you are at home.