Staycation

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There is no better feeling than spending time with your family and friends, getting away on a staycation. Whether it be a day trip to the beach or a week in the countryside, Halfords has everything you need to make sure you are prepared for your journey. Our experts can keep you safe on the road with our 5 point car check or if you need new tyres, our Halfords Mobile Experts can come to you. For those longer trips, we can provide you with additional space with roof boxes, roof bars and bike racks, plus we have a wide range of camping gear and bikes to make the most of your staycation.

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Prepare for your journey

When you are on your way to enjoy your day trip or staycation, you want peace of mind that your vehicle is fully prepared for your journey. We have a range of services to help you including a free 5-point car check where we will check your lights, battery and windscreen. We can even come to you at home or work with our Mobile Expert Vans to fit tyres, batteries, dash cams and more. Don’t forget your pet travel accessories if you’re bring your four-legged friends along and ensure you avoid getting caught out by packing some key breakdown essentials. Learn more

Free 5 Point Car Check
We'll come to you
Tyre fitting, battery replacement and more
Breakdown Cover

Journey Essentials

Tyres
Travel Essentials
Pet Travel
In Car Technology

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Driving in Europe
How to check and inflate car tyres
Where can I get a towbar fitted?

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5 ways to get ready for the ultimate summer staycation

Heading off on a UK-based holiday this spring or summer? We’ve put our heads together and come up with some top tips on how to prepare for the perfect summer staycation.

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Summer staycations: Top UK inspirational drives and destinations

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Getting you there: Essential products and services for every car journey

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Camping

When camping, you’re there to enjoy the great outdoors with your loved ones and we can help you enjoy your holiday even more with some added comforts! Why not invest in a new set up and shop our range of tents, coolboxes and other camping accessories. Shop now

Tents
Coolboxes
Camping Accessories
Airbeds
Sleeping Bags
Gazebos

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Our guide for buying family tents
Guide to camping
Easy camping breakfast ideas

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Top 10 camping must-haves

From picturesque national parks to miles of sun-soaked beaches, the UK is blessed with some amazing countryside, and there’s no better way to experience it than with a camping staycation.

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6 best campsites in the UK

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Top 5 things to make festival camping easy

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Roof Boxes & Bars

When you’re thinking about your upcoming staycation and all the things you want to bring with you, you may find yourself wondering how it will all fit in your car. Attaching roof bars to your car will allow you to safely attach a roof box without the risk of damage and will provide you with that much needed additional space. Shop now

Roof boxes
Roof bars
Roof Box Accessories

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We fit and demo roof boxes for £20
We fit and demo roof bars for £20
Free 5 Point Car Check

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Our guide to buying a roof box
How to store a roof box in your garage
Our guide to buying roof bars

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8 tips for packing your roof box like a pro

Roof boxes are a great way of creating some extra packing space when you’re setting off on a long drive or for a summer staycation. We wanted to help you maximise this extra space and really get the most out of your roof box, so here are our top tips for loading your box and making sure the contents is secure.

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How to choose a roof box

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Bike racks

Wanting to take your bike with you on your staycation or day trip but unsure of how everything will fit in your car? Halfords provide a range of bike racks to suit most vehicle types, including roof mounted, rear mounted, and towbar mounted bike racks meaning you don’t have to leave the two wheels at home. Shop now

Roof Mounted Bike Racks
Rear Mounted Bike Racks
Towbar Mounted Bike Racks

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We fit and demo bike racks for £20
We fit towbars from £399 at your home or work
Free 5 Point Car Check

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Our guide to buying bike racks
How to choose the right bike rack
How to maintain your bike rack

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Roof boxes and bike racks: Where do you start?

With spring and summer fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to start thinking about this year’s staycation adventures.

If you’re anything like us, going on staycation means packing up the suitcases, securing the bikes and hopping into the car. And that’s where roof boxes and bike racks come in.

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Top 3 bike racks for your e-bike

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The utlimate staycation travel checklist

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Bikes

Having a bike with you on your day trip or staycation allows you to explore the local area and is also a great activity that you can do whilst you are there. With a wide range of bikes available including mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, electric bikes, kids bikes and junior bikes we have plenty for you to choose from. Shop now

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Cycling Essentials

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The Halfords Bike XChange
Bike Service & Repair
Bike Insurance
Cyclecare

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Guide to riding with your kids
Bikes buyers guide
Finding the right size bike for your kids

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5 things to think about before taking your bike on a staycation

Staycation season is fast approaching! And that means it’s time to leave our homes behind and explore the best that the UK has to offer.

If you love cycling as much as we do, then your bikes will probably be joining you for the journey (and, more importantly, at your destination). So, let’s get them ready for the adventure by doing a bit of forward-thinking right now...

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Top tips for safe cycling in the sun

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Family-friendly bike rides

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Kids Essentials

Your kids will love going on staycations or day trips and creating lots of new memories with you. Our kids bikes and scooters cater for all ages, and we have a wide range of cycle accessories to match. We also offer a selection of kid’s camping accessories so that they can have everything they need for the trip. And if you need a new child car seat before the journey, we can also help! Shop now

Kids Bikes
Kids Scooters
Car Seats

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Free bike health check
Free 5 Point Car Check
Free Car Seat Demo

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Our guide to car seats
Our guide to buying a kids bike
Our guide to buying a kids scooter

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6 ways to keep the kids entertained on long car journeys

Summer is here and that means the season of staycations is upon us! If you’re one of the millions of families that will be enjoying a holiday in the UK this year, then chances are you’ll be preparing for a long drive… and facing the challenge of how to keep the kids entertained during the journey.

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Get ready for a garden adventure

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Can my child sit in the front seat of a car?

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Camping Staycations

Start your holiday at Halfords where you’ll find everything you need for a superb staycation this year. We’ve got a selection of tents, sleeping bags and camping equipment that will make the great outdoors even greater. We’ve got all the camping essentials you will need to cook, clean, and stay warm and well on your staycation.

Foreign holidays may be out, but there’s no end to the fun you can have on a UK staycation. Invest in a set of roof bars and roof box, and you’ll be able to carry on camping for the whole summer. Summer is the time for outdoor adventures, so don’t forget a bike rack.

Own a campervan or caravan? Check out our range of caravan and campervan accessories and essentials.

If you’re travelling a long way, be sure to book a service, or free road car check before your staycation to keep you and your family safe. Enjoy your staycation with a smile by shopping at Halfords.