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Where to go on holiday this Christmas?

Spice up the festive season by spending Christmas in a totally new environment. With airfare becoming ever cheaper, a family trip at Christmas time is something that is affordable for many people. It can offer your family a unique experience that can make this Christmas extra special. Not only that, but there is an abundance of self-storage options available to keep your possessions safe while you’re away.

If travelling in December is new experience, it might leave you wondering where to go on holiday this Christmas. If that’s the case, take a look at our guide below.

Short Haul

For some people, lengthy flights are an inconvenience that some holiday goers try and avoid. Luckily there are plenty of short haul trips on offer, perfect for those seeking a spot of winter sun without straying too far from home. The Canary Islands are located off the coast of Morocco and can be reached in under four hours.

This collection of beautiful islands has something for everyone, from stunning beaches and resorts, to national parks and museums. Lanzarote and Tenerife are the two most popular islands, and while famous for their nightlife, they also boast great family fun and dazzling natural beauty.

Tropical Getaway

Christmas doesn’t have to be cold. If you want a complete change of scenery, why not whisk yourself away to a tropical hotspot. In eight hours, you can touch down in the Caribbean for a few weeks of sun, sea and relaxation. The locals celebrate Christmas with enthusiasm and many resorts and hotels will offer Christmas packages, offering treats and events, guaranteed to delight your kids. Jamaica, Cuba and Barbados are particularly popular, but the Caribbean also has a wealth of smaller islands that boast their own hidden gems.

If you’ve got a bit of extra cash to spend this year, why not celebrate in style? Africa is an incredibly atmospheric place to spend the holiday season, and offers both a relaxing vibe as well as family fun. Cape Town in South Africa is a vibrant city of breath taking beauty, and a place that’s bursting with activities and attractions. December is the peak of summer for South Africans, and to enjoy the great weather, there are multiple excursions to choose from including the Garden Route, a safari day, or a trip to Simon’s Town to see the infamous penguin beach. Cape Town is also very safe, so don’t worry about taking your kids along for the ride.

Wintry Week in Europe

A white Christmas is becoming an increasingly rare occurrence in the UK, leading some people to seek their snow elsewhere. The ‘chocolate box’ appeal of a snowy Christmas market is ideal for a winter break they are a magical experience that your whole family can enjoy together. There are plenty to choose from, with many European cities hosting their own. The most famous ones include Munich, Budapest and Lille.

Christmas in the UK

If you’re not a fan of flying, holidaying at home is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Renting a cottage can create a home-from-home experience, allowing your family to enjoy Christmas in a beautiful location while still having a space to call your own. You could even bring stockings and decorations to add a touch of familiar warmth to your temporary home. Devon, Wales and the Lake District are all excellent locations to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and to enjoy a Christmas in the countryside.

If you’re jetting off this winter, why not keep your property safe and secure with the services of Simply Storage? We offer high security personal storage units that are both affordable and monitored 24/7 by CCTV. Our team offers their convenient services across the London and Surrey areas. To find out more, give us a call and our advisers will be happy to help.

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