Take time out from the humdrum of everyday life and do something different on our activity breaks! We've searched high and low the length and breadth of the UK for short activity weekends and stays to some fascinating places to do some fabulous things. We're talking everything from supersleuthing murder mystery breaks, to a couple of days in the saddle on a horse trek.
Whether you're booking last minute or trying to organise an action-packed break away as a special treat for the future, we've got some great cheap activity packages that you will love. It might not be the traditional overnighter you're used to, but it will certainly be a welcome change! Read more...
• A four-night break to explore around Shropshire • Take a trip on the Severn Valley Heritage Railway • Enjoy a horse drawn canal cruise on Llangollen Canal • Visit historic market towns Worcester & Much Wenlock
• A weekend break in London with a day at the Oval • Surrey CCC match tickets, ground tour & afternoon tea • Stay at the Hampton by Hilton in Docklands • Watch the afternoon's overs from a hospitality suite
• Drive a 4x4 & stay on the Coniston Estate, Yorks • An overnight stay with offroading session included • Package includes dinner and breakfast for two • Make the most of the hotel's spa facilities too
• Two night breaks at an outdoor activity centre • Weekends & weekday breaks available • Situated in a 65 acre estate in the New Forest National Park • Many activities available on site (payable locally)
• Winery tour & tasting with overnight accommodation • Take a walk around the estate's vines & woodlands • Includes a deluxe Afternoon Tea or Ploughman's • Stay in a country house hotel near the vineyard
• A break away in Wales with 4x4 driving included • Stay one or two nights in a log cabin near Swansea • Welcome & hosting by the 4x4 driving operator • Enjoy a 1hr private 4x4 lesson as part of your stay
• Sign up to a girls only, fitness boot camp weekend • Various venues and dates around the country • A fun, exercise-filled bootcamp with no shouting! • Overnight accommodation, food & snacks all included
• Take part in Fawlty Towers-inspired dinner event • It's improvised British comedy all the way! • Package includes overnight stay in the host hotel • This is a live theatrical event inspired by the show
• RYA certificated powerboat courses in Scotland • One day out on the waters of Dumfries & Galloway • Possibility to include two nights' accommodation • Bed, breakfast & dinner with picnic included too
Don’t just laze on the beach, get active on holiday!
Before you go off and book a week's holiday abroad like every year, have you ever considered a great value short activity break holiday in the UK? It's funny how we dash off to faraway climes but never take the time to discover the more unusual wonders that are on our very own doorsteps, which is what these deals are all about.
Some of our more active itineraries appeal to those with a certain interest or hobby, such as a break in the great outdoors with a trek and stay for horse lovers to spend some time in the saddle or a murder mystery soiree that combines gourmet dining with a bit of a drama
There are also away breaks to the Great Central Railway, surrounded by heritage steam locos. And you don't have to be a train spotter to enjoy this, the country's only mainline heritage railway, there's something for everyone and all ages, as this GCR video introducing the four train stations along the line shows you.
For those who just want to do that London overnighter and take in a show thing, we've got a full range of ticket and accommodation deals to to West End shows. All your favourite stage shows at London’s most famous theatres feature, so have a browse takes your pick, take action and get booking. What’s more, for these areas you’ll be staying in some of the best London tourist hotel, so you’ll be well-placed for a spot of dining, sightseeing and retail therapy too.
Some lovely places to stay
But the main thing most of these holidays boast is that they aren't like staying in an anonymous chain hotel. Each lodging is full of character, bursting with personality and has some really nice individual touches that you'll really appreciate. For example, who could resist bedding down for the night on an organic vineyard after a day discovering what running a winery is all about and tasting some of the fruits of those labours?
Wherever you are in the UK and whatever your budget, there's bound to be that tempting activity break that'll grab your attention. Leave the office on Friday night and open up a whole new world with a well-deserved mini holiday where you see something great, learn something new or try a new activity. Life's short, so enjoy it.