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Staycations are becoming increasingly popular among young families with the cost of flights and UK summer temperatures rising; 2019 might be the best year yet to explore your home country.

Top 5 Destinations for Families on a Budget

1. Devon

Devon is a fantastic place to take children on a budget, from the Big Sheep to the numerous pleasant beaches all year round. Devon is a fantastic place to camp or stay in holiday lodges and log cabins, as the county is full of green forestry and other reserves.

2. Cornwall

Cornwall is the traditional family holiday destination, with sandy beaches and warmer weather than the rest of the UK. From the boats of Padstow to the walking trails that lead up to Lands End, Cornwall can sometimes seem as exotic as the beaches of Spain and Portugal.

3. Dorset

The Jurassic Coast and Weymouth is home to a host of natural attractions such as Durdle Door and many cliff-top walking trails as well as Sandworld, the Sea Life Centre and a historic fort, all in the small but well-loved town of Weymouth.

4. Yorkshire

Whether you want to explore the set of Heartbeat, walk through the moors, ride a traditional steam train or visit the Bronte's house at Haworth, Yorkshire is full of natural wonders and landscapes that both you and your children will love. For a town-based experience, you should stay in York, a wonderful, historic town with child-friendly attractions such as The Chocolate Story and York Museum. You can also visit other areas of Yorkshire on the best coach trips.

5. Brighton

Brighton, the original seaside resort, still gets floods of tourists every summer. Whether you want to explore the arcades on the Victorian pier or wander around the quirky streets, and jewellers and antique shops at the Lanes, the choice is yours.

When planning a holiday, you should always ensure that you take out family travel insurance to protect you against last-minute cancellations.

The UK can make just as perfect a holiday destination as many European holiday resorts, with its sandy beaches, lush forests and historic coastlines.

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