The rain was falling steadily and the Pembrokeshire coast in south-west Wales was being buffeted by strong winds, but the Moran family were not worried about the weather.
“It’s great to be back,” said Jonathan Moran, a teacher from Merthyr Tydfil taking a break at Meadow House Holiday Park in Summerhill with his wife, Lauren, and three children, aged one to seven. “The last lockdown was a difficult one and we’ve been planning this break since November.
“This is our happy place. We’ll be taking walks on the beach and playing on the playground. It’s lovely for the kids to have more space to have fun in.”
Here’s Steven Morris on Wales lifting its stay local rule:
More than two-thirds of people in the UK – 68% – have not booked any summer holiday this year, and most of those who have fear they may have to cancel or rearrange, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.
The message that “we’re not going on a summer holiday” this year rings out loudly from the survey, which suggests the vast majority of people have reconciled themselves to either staying put at home, or taking some limited form of break in the UK.
Over recent days, government ministers have gone out of their way to dampen down public expectations about foreign breaks, saying they believe it is “extremely unlikely” that overseas holidays will be permitted in the near future because of the dangers of people returning with coronavirus variants to the UK.