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Activity Breaks

Murder Mystery Breaks

Nationwide Locations

From £179.00

    • Murder mystery weekends at UK-wide hotels
    • Stay overnight and see if you can solve the crime
    • The plot unravels as you dine at the hotel
    • Mingle with suspects played by professional actors
Severn Valley Railway & Horse Drawn Canal Cruise Break


Save £80 From £470

    • 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
Weekend Tennis Coaching Break

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Buckinghamshire

From £295.00

    • A weekend tennis break for adults in Marlow
    • Hosted by Living Tennis - run by the Delgado brothers
    • Held at prestigious Bisham Abbey NSC
    • Tailor-made training from world-class coaches
Cricket Break with Afternoon Tea and Tour for Two

The Oval & Hampton by Hilton London Docklands

From £198.00

    • 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
Eastbourne, the Bluebell Railway & 1066 Country Break

East Sussex

Save £70 From £450

    • A four-night break to Eastbourne for two people
    • Stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
    • Package includes a trip on the Bluebell Railway
    • Visit market towns & 1066 country by coach
Portmeirion & Great Little Trains of North Wales

North Wales

Save £70 From £430

    • A four night break in North Wales for two people
    • Three full day coach excursions are included
    • Ride two steam railways & an historic tramway
    • Visit Portmeirion, Caernarfon Castle & more
The Cotswolds & River Avon Cruising for Two

The Cotswolds

Save £80 From £460

    • A four-night break to discover the Cotswolds
    • Includes a ride on a steam train from Cheltenham
    • A day out in Stratford with a River Avon cruise
    • Full day tour around the Cotswold villages
4x4 Driving with Overnight Break for Two

The Coniston Hotel & Country Estate, Skipton

From £249.00

    • 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
Activity Break Powys

Powys/Shropshire Border

From £159.00

    • An overnight activity break on the edge of Powys
    • Four driving & shooting activities to try
    • An all you can eat BBQ at lunchtime
    • No tiring drive after - you're staying overnight!
Two Night New Forest Lodge Break for Six

Bransgore, Hampshire

From £150.00

    • 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)
Wine Tasting Break for Two

Sedlescombe, East Sussex

Save £80 From £179

    • 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
Overnight Break in Brighton with i360 & Pavilion for Two

Brighton, East Sussex

From £259.00

    • Stay overnight in the Brighton Hilton Metropole
    • Flight on the i360 & Royal Pavilion entry included
    • Time to explore all that Brighton has to offer
    • Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at the hotel
Falconry Break for Two Yorkshire

The Coniston Hotel & Country Estate, Skipton

From £249.00

    • Falconry & a luxury hotel stay combined
    • Relax at the Coniston Hotel on the Coniston Estate
    • Go for a hawk walk as part of your stay
    • Spa access, evening meal & breakfast also included
4x4 Off Road Driving Break for Two

Swansea, South Wales

From £235.00

    • 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
Horse Riding Break
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New Forest

From £190.00

    • Choice of Western or English saddles
    • Bed and breakfast accommodation
    • Safety hats are provided
    • Takes place in the New Forest
Luxury London Theatre Breaks
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From £325.00

    • Stay in a very luxurious four or five star hotel
    • Two seats for the show of your choice
    • Shows include Jersey Boys, Stomp and Wicked
    • Most Hotel Facilities include a bar and gym
Private Yacht Charter

Brighton Marina, East Sussex

From £765.00

    • Your own privately chartered performance yacht
    • Your yacht comes with a skipper to take the helm
    • Up to 10 passengers for a full day charter
    • Up to 6 passengers for a two night weekend charter
UK Weekend Bootcamp

Buxton, Didsbury, Swadlincote, Cholderton, Market Bosworth

From £149.00

    • 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
Bear Grylls Extreme Survival

Dartmoor National Park and Scottish Highlands

From £999.00

    • Multiday extreme survival courses with Bear's team
    • A 'lowland' 4 days in Dartmoor National Park
    • A 'highland' 5 days in Alladale Wilderness Reserve
    • Our toughest survival courses on the books!
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Overnight Break

Nationwide Locations

From £218.00

    • 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
Friday Night Out for Two with Hotel & Dinner

Locations Nationwide

From £130.00

    • A big Friday night out with hotel included
    • One night city centre hotel stay & nightclub deals
    • Three course dinner to start the night off
    • Big name hotels, clubs & restaurants around the UK
RYA Level 1 Powerboat Course Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway

From £120.00

    • 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
Two Day RYA Sailing Course Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway

From £180.00

    • A two-day RYA certified sailing course in Scotland
    • Learn to sail in lovely Dumfries & Galloway
    • Course uses easy to sail Wayfarer dinghies
    • Optional package with accommodation included

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.

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