Top tips for your 2021 Staycation

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Top tips for your 2021 Staycation

As Scotland’s leading holiday park operator, we’re absolutely buzzin’ to welcome visitors and owners back to Argyll for an unforgettable staycation.

Scotland is home to some of the world’s bonniest landscapes, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy an active family holiday or a relaxing hot tub break. Our opening date is dawning, and we wanted to share some handy tips to make your holiday seamless and stress free.

  • Top tips
  • What to pack
  • How to plan

Research your location

Plan Ahead


With Argyll Holidays, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful Scottish staycation destinations. From the stunning shores of Loch Lomond to the charming town of Dunoon, there’s no shortage of places to explore.

If it’s an adventure-filled stay with the full family, pick somewhere with plenty of walking trails and outdoor activities like Lochgoilhead. If you and your partner are seeking a quiet place to unwind, consider the tranquil shores of Loch Lomond – you’ll be treated to unparalleled views in peaceful surroundings. If you’re travelling with a four-legged friend, all of our parks are pet friendly, and with a dedicated dog beach at Loch Lomond, your pooch is guaranteed to enjoy their paw-liday.

Book early

Book Early

Ye canny leave hings tae the last minute!

Try to book early for your 2021 breaks to avoid disappointment. Booking early not only means you’ll have a wider choice of accommodation to choose from, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of the best rates. Booking early is especially advised for those looking to travel during peak times such as school holidays.

Plan ahead

Plan Ahead

If the pandemic has taught us anything about travel, it’s that organisation is key. We advise guests to plan ahead and make sure anything that needs booked in advance is taken care of before arrival. Pre-book any local activities and make your dinner reservations in advance - planning ahead will guarantee your trip runs smoothly.

Eat for less


Our onsite restaurants offer a great variety of tasty scran and entertainment for everyone. Experienced chefs serve up some of the best local Scottish produce and our new menus feature all the traditional favourites, from steak pie to fish and chips. Keep an eye on our website and check out the new Argyll Holidays app for exclusive discounts and to reserve a table.

Tired after a day of exploring Argyll’s countryside and don’t feel like cooking? DC's Takeaway at Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village serves braw dishes such as stone baked pizzas, traditional west coast fish suppers and gourmet beef burgers.

Pack accordingly


There’s nothing worse than arriving at your accommodation to suddenly realise you forgot to pack yer trunks! Making a list of essentials is a good way to ensure nothing important gets left at home.

If you’re setting off on a hiking weekend to bag a couple of Munros, consider midge repellent and waterproofs – as well as your hiking boots of course! If you’re planning a sightseeing break, make sure you pack your camera and charger to capture all the memories. And wherever you’re going, remember that Scottish weather can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to pack a raincoat and sun cream in your bag!

Know the local restrictions

Local Restrictions

Although you may not be travelling far from home to enjoy a staycation, it’s worth remembering that different areas of Scotland may have different restrictions. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the local rules before setting off on your travels and packing face coverings is advisable. Knowing what restrictions are in place is a good way to ensure you and your travel companions stay safe.

Enjoy a Scottish staycation with Argyll Holidays and choose from a range of luxurious hot tub lodges, contemporary cabins and caravans in eight fantastic locations. Find out more and book now.

Stays in any type of accommodation are subject to the latest Scottish Government restrictions on travel and household gatherings. You can find out more at here.


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