Beat the January blues with these holiday deals

by Katie Rowe

January 19 2015
Q Hotels Spa Break

You’re broke and the weather has seen better days but don’t let the blues get the better of you! We know Monday is never going to top the list of things you love but these wallet-friendly holiday offers, January deals and holiday competitions might just help you get through what is said to be the most depressing day of the year. 

So stop daydreaming about your next holiday far away from work and book it now for less, or even better, win it!

Q Hotels

Save up to 40% at five luxury hotels across England throughout 2015 when you book a two-night break. That means you’ll be able to enjoy breakfast each morning and full use of any health club facilities including gyms and indoor swimming pools for just £26.70 per person, per night. Hotels include Oulton Hall in Leeds, Slaley Hall in Northumberland, Belton Woods in Grantham, Mottram Hall in Cheshire and Dunston Hall in Norwich. Visit:


YHA Hawkshead

You don’t have to spend a fortune to sleep in a mansion. YHA (Youth Hostel Association) are offering up to 50% off summer breaks with their January sale. The offer covers hostels across the country, including YHA Hawkshead, a grade-II listed Regency-style building overlooking tranquil Esthwaite Water in Cumbria. Discount applies to beds and rooms, with the biggest discount on rooms sleeping six or more. Time to round up your friends! Use the promo code: NY2015-001 when you book. Go to: 


Haven is offering a three night self-catering holiday staying at Haggerston Castle Holiday Park in Northumberland from £198 (saving 25%) per family. Price is based on a family of six sharing Prestige accommodation on March 13th and includes kids clubs and family entertainment. Elsewhere, in Sussex, prices start from £92 for a four night self-catering holiday staying at Church Farm Holiday Park near Chichester. Price is based on a family of six sharing Deluxe two bed accommodation on March 16th and also includes kids clubs and family entertainment. See: or call 0871 230 1900.


Silk Mill ale and cider house in Derby

We have new competitions popping up on the VisitEngland website every month and our top pick for January is an overnight stay at a sumptuous spa for two with QHotels. The break includes a 60 minute spa treatment per guest, a light lunch, three-course evening meal, overnight stay in four-star accommodation and a full English breakfast the following morning. See all our competitions

Elsewhere, in Derby you could win a beer break for two. Great for real ale lovers, the prize includes free admission to the National Winter Ales Festival in February, two free festival tankards and four festival drink vouchers. You won’t go hungry either with a £50 voucher to spend in Las Iguanas. Fully fed and watered, doze off at the Hallmark Hotel Derby where you’ll also enjoy a full English breakfast, afternoon tea for two and two bottles of Hallmark beer during your stay. Enter the competition here

Katie Rowe

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