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Activity Breaks

Take time out from the humdrum of everyday life and do something different on our activity breaks! We've searche...

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...

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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)
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
Wine Tasting Break for Two

Sedlescombe, East Sussex

Save £80 Was £239 NOW £159

    • 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
Four Night Peak District Cottage Break

Buxton, Derbyshire

Save 50% Was £400 NOW £200

    • Self-catering cottages on a Peak District farm
    • Enjoy a four night, midweek stay for 4 or 6 people
    • Farm is halfway between Buxton & Bakewell (6 miles)
    • Small shared indoor pool & games room on site
Overnight Break in Brighton with i360 & Pavilion for Two

Brighton, East Sussex

From £230.00

    • 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
Horse Riding Break

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


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
Murder Mystery Weekends


From £359.00

    • A two night Hotel and Steam train dining break
    • Murder Mystery evening with a five course meal
    • Breakfast at the hotel is included
    • Spend the day exploring the railway
Railway Break Leicestershire


From £359.00

    • A two night Railway Break for two
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Spend an evening having dinner on a steam train
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!

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.