Number of leisure day trips (3+ hours) taken in Great Britain 2011-2018

This statistic shows the annual number of leisure day visits (lasting three hours of more) made by residents in Great Britain between 2011 and 2018. Around 2.94 billion trips lasting three hours or more were made for leisure activities in Britain in 2018. Of these, those defined as tourism day trips reached 1.7 billion.

Number of domestic leisure day visits lasting three hours or more in Great Britain from 2011 to 2018**

Visits in billions
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Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

GB residents

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* Base size from January to December 2018. Effective sample size is around 25,000.
Note that figures for 2011 to 2015 were reweighted by the source in 2016.
** The data covers leisure day visits or excursions away from home (but in the UK) that last three hours or more and involve at least one leisure activity (as defined by the source), e.g. going for a meal, visiting friends etc.
Data on day visits classed as tourism trips (i.e. to a destination away from the respondents' home or workplace and not undertaken 'very regularly' can be found here.

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