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HOLIDAY parks are extending their seasons until December for the first time, as Brits opt for staycations this year.

Many were forced to close for months due to the pandemic, and while have now reopened, face limited capacity due to social distancing rules.

2Holiday parks are extending their season to December to encourage more staycations this yearCredit: Haven

The new restrictions enforced by the government have also had an effect, with groups no larger than six able to meet or go on holiday together.

Families have been forced to cancel their holidays if booked with seven people or more.

However, with countries including Spain, France and Portugal on the travel quarantine list, holidays in the UK are still soaring.

VisitBritain has welcomed the £3.7billion boost to the economy — with south west resorts as well as the Lake District booked up well into September still.

Huw Pendleton, of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, commented on the busy summer season: “I’ve never seen anything like it in 21 years in the industry. Phones are ringing off the hook.”

Now, holiday parks including Haven and Parkdean have extended their season into the autumn and winter.

  • Haven Holidays November breaks - from £59
  • Park Holidays November and December breaks - from £99
  • Parkdean Resorts December breaks - from £169
  • Pontins half-board November and December breaks - from £59pp
  • Away festive December breaks - from £83
2Festive breaks are available for less than a fiver each, per night

Usually closing by October, trips can be booked for November and even December for the family.

Last month, Haven announced plans to continue the season, with 16 of the 36 parks, which often close in October, to welcome guests until November 30.

Park Holidays have since followed suit, along with Parkdean and Pontins, many offering festive breaks - such as meeting the reindeer and breakfast with Father Christmas.

Gerard Tempest, Director of Guest and Proposition at Haven commented: “We’re delighted to be able to extend our 2020 season and with that, the chance for a UK getaway.

"With a number of travel restrictions in place, and previous closures to holiday parks throughout the UK, there are many guests that weren’t able to enjoy the holiday they had previously planned for 2020.

"We hope that by extending our season, we’re able to allow more people the chance to get a break by the coast."

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Parkdean has seen bookings soar in November, and are expecting another surge with holidays even available in December.

Pontins also has some festive offerings with their Feast & Sparkle with Turkey & Tinsel packages.

Here are some other holiday cottages and homes you can book where you won't be breaking the six-person rule.

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Football fans in Ohio sure are a passionate bunch.

That much is evident after six stadium officials were needed to break up a fight during the Browns’ 35-30 win over the Bengals on “Thursday Night Football” — a game in which Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine allowed only 6,000 attendees because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cleveland took great pains to ensure that fans could attend Thursday’s game, one of four that DeWine has allowed the public to attend this year (two for the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium and two for the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium). Those safeguards include:

  • 6 feet of social distancing
  • Mask/face covering requirements
  • Health screening, on-site temperature checks and health questionnaires for all staff
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Comprehensive hygiene protocols
  • Extensive training, signage and communication
  • Accountability, flexibility and compliance

It seems even those safeguards couldn’t stand up to the, um, passionate fan base in attendance. What’s even more curious is that Cleveland sold tickets in pods, allowing families to sit together and limiting the amount of social interaction between individuals.

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