Potter star Grint promotes magic of ‘staycations’

Bridlington seaside

Bridlington seasideWe are all feeling the pinch this year, but that does not mean our family has to miss out on an annual holiday.

'Staycations' are a superb way of helping families to save money without forcing them to go without their yearly break and they could be about to become more popular after it emerged that Rupert Grint has vouched for them.

The Harry Potter star recently filmed an advert at Fraisthorpe, near Bridlington in East Yorkshire, to promote these domestic breaks. It will be shown on our screens from next month.

For those of you not in the know, 'staycations' involve taking a holiday in the UK.

Grint, who stayed overnight at the Crown Spa Hotel in Scarborough, joins other famous faces Stephen Fry, Julie Walters and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in promoting stay-at-home holidays.

Bridlington could become quite the holiday hotspot this year as artist David Hockney's exhibition, A Bigger Picture, which shows landscapes painted in East Yorkshire, is expected to draw many new visitors in 2012.

If a 'staycation' sounds like the ideal way to save money without missing out on an all-important family break, you might want to check out this guide to UK-based holiday ideas.