Staycations are all the more popular this year, so how do you find the perfect one for you? Check out some entertainment options to create a personalised and unique experience with your holiday goers this summer!

TOP 10 SUMMER STAYCATION IDEAS

  1. Outdoor Cinema
  2. Mobile Bar
  3. Private Chef
  4. Bell Tents, Tipis or Marquees
  5. Children’s Entertainment
  6. Hot Tub
  7. Food Vans
  8. Singing Guitarist
  9. Afternoon Tea
  10. Silent Disco

So, if you want to make your staycation even more exciting, check out the following entertainment options to keep you occupied 😉


1. Private Chef: Get a Little Foody…

The last thing you want to do on holiday is cooking a meal for your family and friends, so why not let a private chef get their hands dirty while you relax with the other guests in the hot tub? It’s a great way to get the gang together without having to worry about the washing up afterwards – a win-win situation for all! And, it doesn’t have to be pricey, with tons of menu options you will be able to work closely with the chef you choose to find the perfect menu to cater for all your dietary requirements and individual tastes.

💷 Price: from £30 per person

⭐️ Best for: groups of 4+

🤓 What do I need? Check that your holiday cottage has all you need in the kitchen, otherwise you can ask the chef to bring their own pots and pans with them. 

❤️ Health and Safety: our Chefs will always keep a 1+ distance from guests and can layout the table with courses prior to the guests sitting down if needed.


2. Mobile Bar: Get Your Mixologist On

Mobile bar hire can come with so many options: full works, a party bartender who can make you classy drinks, hire the equipment to show off your own skills or you would like take a part in a cocktail masterclass. Bar hire is a great way to class up your staycation and give it that little something extra.

💷 Price: from £100 for a night

⭐️ Best for: groups of 4+

🤓 What do I need? If you’re planning this for your garden, check about the sizes that the suppliers need or if they’ll be bringing a gazebo. 

❤️ Health and Safety: ensure a plan is made with the supplier about any social distancing needs i.e do they have correct PPE or will there be enough space to allow a 1 by 1 serving system?


3. Outdoor Cinema: Movie Magic

How about having a silent cinema? The suppliers will provide you with the headphones for all the guests plus a large projector screen and projector. Many people choose to set up the projector outside as long as there is good weather and it is dark enough, so it’s a great idea for an evening activity that will suit all of your guests.

💷 Price: from £100 for all the equipment

⭐️ Best for: groups of 15+

🤓 What do I need? You will need the address of the cottage so you ask the headphones to be sent there. Or alternatively, get them sent to your home and take them with you. Returning delivery time will be organised with the supplier before they are sent out.

❤️ Health and Safety: all equipment is sterilised before shipping, so it will be just like receiving any other post!


4. Bell Tents, Tipis or Marquees: Glamping or Staycation?

If you have an excess of guests, want to try your hand at a bit of glamping or need somewhere for all the kids to sleep, why not look into hiring a tipi or a Bell Tent to pitch in your garden. This can create a festival-esque vibe to your staycation and definitely provide a unique experience in a luxury tent.

💷 Price: from £150 per night

⭐️ Best for: groups of 4+

🤓 What do I need? Check how much space you have in your garden before booking to avoid disappointment. Ask about any extras you need… beds, lighting or heating. 

❤️ Health and Safety: the suppliers will put up and take down any marquees, tents, or tipis for you so this can all be done socially distanced. 


5. Children’s Entertainment: Keep ‘em Occupied!

If you have little ones, you may want to hire a supplier to keep them occupied. If you want someone to play a few party games, get them having a little disco or showing them some magic, there are a number of choices that you can think about. Even hiring a bouncy castle to go in the garden for an afternoon has proved to be a very popular option – and it’s not just the kids who could enjoy this one!

💷 Price: From £100 for a night

⭐️ Best for: groups of 4+

🤓 What do I need? Nothing! The entertainers should bring everything they need with them. 

❤️ Health and Safety: children’s entertainers will remain 1+ meters away from guests and children.


6. Hire a Hot Tub: Make a Splash!

Have you been searching for the right cottage, the best glamping pod or the perfect getaway but you kind find the perfect one with a hot tub? Have no fear, you can simply hire one out to your holiday home for the weekend. This can often work out cheaper for you overall and if you are enjoying a longer stay you can always just book it for the night or two that you haven’t got anything planned. 

💷Price: from £250 for a weekend

⭐️ Best for: groups of 6+

🤓 What do I need? Check with the rental policy before booking, it may be that they have a hot tub that isn’t shown in the pictures, or maybe they have a supplier they already use! 

❤️ Health and Safety: this can be delivered and set up for you without any close-contact assistance.


7. Food Vans: Food Festival in Your Back Garden!

Also, you can hire an artisan food van to come and serve you up some tasty grub. With a smorgasbord of choices, there is sure to be something that suits you and your staycation pals just right! Whether its food-fired pizza, tasty tacos or a fancy vegan falafel van – it’s sure to be a hit. Oh, and the best bit?! You don’t need to prep or clean up anything, just keep enjoying your holiday!

💷 Price: from £6 per person

⭐️ Best for: groups of 20+

🤓 What do I need? Check whether your food van needs access to electricity, water or anything else. 

❤️ Health and Safety: food Vans and Stalls are self-contained so social distancing will already be in place.


8. Singing Guitarist: Mini Music Festival

Missing out on Glastonbury? Not anymore! Hire a Singing Guitarist to get the tunes going in your backyard. It’s a really nice and easy way to get some light entertainment and lift everyone’s spirits during this stressful time. 

💷 Price: from £100

⭐️ Best for: groups of any size

🤓 What do I need? Ask the supplier whether they need any access to mains plugs and how much space they need to perform. 

❤️ Health and Safety: just make sure to set up a performing area outdoors and the singing guitarist has plenty as space and you are socially distanced from the performance space.


9. Afternoon Tea: Fancy a Scone?

A great gift to celebrate something special or just a nice surprise for your loved ones, afternoon tea delivery is a unique and affordable way of making an ordinary day extraordinary! There is a large range of menu options whether you want to keep it traditional with a cup of Earl Gray, cucumber sandwiches and sultana scones or whether you’re wanting to pop the prosecco and turn it into celebratory brunch.

💷 Price: from £12 per person

⭐️ Best for: groups of 2+

🤓 What do I need? Nothing needed for this one! Just make sure that you’re home when the delivery is scheduled.

❤️ Health and Safety: this can be delivered like any socially distanced takeaway food delivery service.


10. Silent Disco: Move to The Groove

Silent Discos are a great way to get everyone together dancing and having a ball while keeping the noise to a minimum, especially if you have children that need to go to bed earlier or if your rental policy has a clause on noise pollution. Not only that, but most of the headphones you rent will come with 3 channels so Mum and Aunty Sue can jive away to ABBA, while you listen to the hottest indie tunes or pop songs. The equipment is always super easy to use and because it is delivered to your door, you just have to set it up and get dancin’ away.

💷 Price: from £65 for 15 headphones

⭐️ Best for: groups of 15+

🤓 What do I need? You will need the address of the cottage

❤️ Health and Safety: all equipment is sterilised before shipping, so it will be just like receiving any other post!


All of these options can be a simple way to spice up an evening or try something new with your friends and family. If you are looking for a top-quality supplier, check out the Poptop website here.

Of course, health and safety are playing a big role in all of our holiday planning this year, so we have included our health and safety tips with each suggestion. We also include a free full comprehensive Health and Safety guide with each booking made with a Poptop supplier.

If you have any questions regarding Health and Safety policies or about Staycation Entertainment in general, please speak to the suppliers in question or drop us an email at hello@poptop.uk.com

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