WITH summer fast approaching, families who've been holding out booking their holidays are finding top staycation spots booked out.

Domestic trips are proving even more popular than last year, as Brits struggle to make sense of the foreign travel traffic light system.

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Brits have been busy booking up summer hols in popular South-West destinations like Cornwall and Devon, leading to a shortage of properties and rising prices.

However, we asked UK travel companies where else in the UK has availability, as well as offering good value and plenty to keep families occupied during the summer school holidays.

Destinations such as Wales, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Kent were some of the top ones mentioned.

We've rounded up the best deals to these alternative hotspots for UK holidays in July and August:

  • Haven 7-night breaks – find here
    North Wales from £685
    Northumberland from £644
    Kent from £685
    Scotland from £695
    Somerset from £699
    Yorkshire from £699
    Essex from £727
  • Park Holidays UK Devon, Kent, Essex, Sussex and Suffolk 3-night August breaks from £437
  • Pontins 3-night breaks from £159 – 4-night breaks from £179 and 7-night breaks from £329
  • VRBO – UK Staycation rentals 7-nights from £486
  • SnapTrip break on July 29, 3 nights in Goudhurst, Kent from £453
  • SnapTrip break on July 29, 3 nights in Faversham, Kent from £502
  •  SnapTrip break on August 5, 3 nights in Tunbridge Wells, Kent from £377
  • SnapTrip break on July 29, 3 nights in Bakewell, Derbyshire from £295
  • Sykes Cottages 7-night breaks to the Peak District, Herefordshire, Yorkshire Moors from £452
  • Sykes Cottages 7-night breaks to Wales from £412
  • John Fowler North Devon and Somerset, 7-night breaks from £559 
  • Away Resort short breaks to Lincolnshire, Isle of Wight, North Wales and Essex from £269 

A SnapTrip representative said: "Wales has plenty to offer at excellent prices in the coming weeks."

"If you’re a fan of Gavin & Stacey, Barry Island is well worth driving to, and isn’t far from Cardiff."

"There are already a lot of bookings for summer. However, Kent, Wales,Derbyshire and Staffordshire seem to have little clusters of availability."

Sykes Holiday Cottages also recommended Wales, as well as the Peak District, Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Moors for great value destinations over the school holidays.

If you're looking for more staycation inspiration, we've found the best UK holiday parks with children’s entertainment and the best holiday parks with outdoor pools.

There are also great UK coach trips for families and campsites with availability for summer.

Alternatively, we've found holiday park party weekenders, cheap staycation breaks with hot tubs and treehouse stays.

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