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Weekend breaks

Plan your next big adventure with a weekend break in the UK. With quirky accommodation and exciting family-friendly activities, England is packed with memorable weekend breaks, whether you're planning for a standard two day trip or a bank holiday weekend. Alternatively you can indulge yourself at the 4 star, 19th century Ardencote Manor Hotel, with its spa and romantic atmosphere making it perfect for couples. You can get close to nature with a camping trip in Nottingham to the National Water Sports Centre, and wake up to a day of water skiing or white water rafting. There’s also glamping for campers who like to step up their camping power; stay in a themed wigwam at Warwick Castle and camp like medieval royalty!

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Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Norwich’s compact creative quarter is packed with foodie delights, from fine dining restaurants to asparagus and Colman’s Mustard.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 

Enjoy a romantic break at Cotswold House Hotel and Spa

Chill out and rekindle your romance with a wonderful summer luxury break at the contemporary Cotswold House Hotel and Spa in Chipping Campden.

Location: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

 

Splash your cash in the Victoria Quarter

A haven for designer brands, the award-winning Victoria Quarter is renowned as one of England’s finest shopping destinations.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 

Explore the historic and lively city of Lancaster

Uncover Lancaster’s ancient and haunting history at its hilltop castle and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in one of England’s Heritage Cities.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

 

Plan a New Forest adventure

Remember family holidays? The rain hammering down on the caravan roof; the endless games of cards, and interminable bickering? All that can be a thing of the past.

Location: Hampshire

 

Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Enjoy contemporary architectural and cultural gems as well as its shopping and nightlife.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Enjoy a cosy family getaway in a luxury log cabin

Explore the Somerset countryside on foot or in the saddle, before heading home to Tamarack Lodge’s toasty log cabin.

Location: Otterford, Near Chard, Somerset

 

Join the A-List on a narrow boat holiday

You just can’t beat messing about in boats and travelling at just 4 miles an hour you are sure to unwind.

Location: Chirk, Shropshire

 

Peel away the layers of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Trace a history that goes back millions of years as you meander Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, England’s first UNESCO Natural World Heritage site.

Location: Dorset

 

Get active on the Isles of Scilly

Don't let Scilly's tranquility fool you – there is a huge range of outdoor activities to keep every member of the family occupied.

Location: Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

 

Let Plymouth bring out your adventurous streak

Plymouth provides the perfect place for adventurers, with water sports, scuba diving, climbing walls, cycle paths, walks and boat trips.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 

Stay in a secret chalet in rural Nottinghamshire

Enjoy a romantic stay in a beautiful chalet in the grounds of Langar Hall, and explore the surrounding area including country walks and walled gardens.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Enjoy a relaxing break in Bradford on Avon

Perfect for family breaks, a stay at Church Farm Country Cottages in Bradford on Avon offers an ideal countryside retreat.

Location: Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

 

Take a trip to Bristol's Old City & the St Nicholas Markets

Stroll hand in hand through Georgian squares to discover Bristol’s buzzing St Nicholas market, with its quirky stalls and diverse street food.

Location: Bristol

 

Head to Bristol for a loved-up city break

Ditch the car – and even the bike – because relaxed and arty Bristol is the perfect size to stroll around, hand-in-hand.

Location: Bristol

 

Spring into action on a family adventure break near Nottingham

From picnics to paddles, Nottinghamshire is ideal for a springtime family adventure break, with an abundance of things to do and places to explore.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Hide away in a period apartment for two

Escape the everyday by dropping off your bags off at Foxwood, a charming 18th century bolthole near Norwich.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 

Plan a romantic escape to Malmaison Oxford

Enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries in a converted prison on a romantic break in Oxford.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

 

Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Lincoln’s unique city-centre waterfront is the ideal base for a vibrant, exciting weekend city break.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 

Enjoy a rural escape at Kitley House Hotel

This 500 year old country house is set in the heart of the South Devon countryside making it the perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 

Stay in a 300-year-old pub in the heart of Herriot country

Eat, drink and get a good night’s sleep at The Durham Ox; a quintessential English pub in the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Crayke, Yorkshire

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