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Nominations are open from 10th August - 30th September 2019. We welcome entries from visitors and customers, or even directly from businesses, organisations and tourist boards themselves.

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City Staycation of the Year

We want to hear about your favourite UK cities. Whether it’s a weekend getaway with friends, an opportunity to enjoy the entertainment scene, or maybe you have a favourite city that always has pop-up events to keep you entertained time and time again. Tell us about your favourite city and the judges will select a shortlist.

Rural Staycation of the Year

Have you enjoyed getting out of the rat race and relishing the peace and quiet that a countryside staycation can offer? Which location has stood out for you as offering the perfect mix of local eateries, things to do and relaxing atmosphere in the fresh air? The judging panel will consider all nominations, and select a shortlist of your favourites.

Seaside Staycation of the Year

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A firm favourite with Brits as childhood memories of trips to the seaside are never forgotten! But where are today's best seaside staycations with clean beaches, things to do and great selections of accommodation? 

Sports Staycation of the Year

Recognising the top destinations, tours and centres for those that love to stay active on holiday. Whether it’s a cycling route, walking destination or water sports hub, we want to hear about your favourite sports destinations.

Sustainable Tourism Award

This award recognises the locations, attractions and accommodation providers that keep sustainability practices are at the core of everything that they do ensuring that our favourite staycations are preserved for generations to come.

Rural Escape of the Year

Recognising the accommodation hidden gems nestled in the countryside which offer a break from the norm. Whether its a shepherd's hut, tree house experience, eco pod or a unique rural overnight experience this category awards the best of the best.

Taste Award

Culinary delights are often a key focus for many when deciding where they will visit next. Whether it’s a coastline with the best seafood, a rural destination with the very best home-grown produce, or maybe even a local distillery or vineyard where you go to sample your favourite tipple, this award recognises the must-visit locations to tempt the taste buds.

Tourist Attraction of the Year

We are seeking nominations for any UK places of interest that you’ve visited on your staycation holidays. We want to hear about the top museums, galleries, historical sites, theme parks and zoos, as well as the country’s hidden gems...

Staycation Tour/Activity of the Year

Staycations often involve going on a tour of a local attraction or taking part in an activity that you couldn’t do at home. Or maybe your favourite staycation holiday is a tour that travels to various stops across the UK, and opens doors to a new region you hadn’t visited? We want to hear about the very best national, regional and local tours and experiences.

Hotel of the Year

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Whether it is big, small, historic, modern, boutique, luxury or spa, this award recognises hotels which provide an exceptional customer experience, wide range of facilities and excellent catering options to ensure you have the best hotel staycation.

B&B of the Year

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For the UK’s best B&Bs that go over and above when providing their guests with a unique, personal service, excellent local knowledge and fabulous breakfasts!

Self-catering Accommodation of the Year

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Open to providers that offer the best in self-catering accommodation across the country. We want to hear about the hidden gems where owners go above and beyond to make you feel welcome from the initial booking process through to arriving on site, and make sure you are well catered for the duration of your stay.

Dog-friendly Accommodation of the Year

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Dogs have always been seen as man's best friend, so it's only right that they get to enjoy a staycation to remember as well. This category recognises all accommodation providers that don't just accept dogs, but warmly welcome them!

Caravan/Camping Site of the Year

From glamping and teepees to caravans and camping sites, there has never been as wide a range of accommodation for sleeping under the stars. Tell us about your best experiences, whether it’s an incredible location, excellent facilities and/or just a welcoming and helpful approach from the site owners.

Family-friendly Venue of the Year

We want to hear about locations, centres and attractions where kids come first! Which top sites go above and beyond to make sure that the whole family has a holiday that will never be forgotten?

Accessible for All

This award recognises a tour, attraction, or holiday centre that has been designed to be inclusive for all types of visitors. Whether it’s accessible for wheelchair-users, has quiet zones or maybe has dedicated staff on hand to help those that find it challenging being somewhere new. Everyone deserves a holiday and we want to hear about the places which make it welcoming for all.

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Open to any leisure/tourism business that puts the customer at the heart of everything they do. Who has gone above and beyond to make sure you had a staycation experience/holiday that you will never forget!
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