Getaways Perfect for Bank Holiday Weekend

Need a bank holiday getaway? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Whenever we seem to have a bank holiday weekend in the UK the weather always turns bad. It can never be sunny when were off work and have chance to get away. But come rain or shine, we’ve got you covered so you can have an amazing weekend off!

An increasing drive for healthier lifestyles is spilling over into the way we holiday according to Euromonitor’s Global Trends Report 2016, and the microadventure is a key component of this trend. Defined by British adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys as ‘small and achievable, for normal people with real lives’, busy holidaymakers are opting to spend some of their holiday or a short break experiencing destinations in a more active way by taking part in a microadventure. From white water adventures in London’s Lea Valley to kayaking in the Loire valley, horse-riding in Andalucía to climbing Mount Vesuvius or enjoying one of Budapest’s spas, microadventures can be affordable and easily achievable. Almost one in ten (9%) people took an activity holiday in 2016 according to ABTA research, and the microadventure looks set to boost this further in 2017.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe, and what’s more it’s their 70th Anniversary this year! With 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues in 2016 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. So, book your escape to Edinburgh today and go and have some fun!

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Have a perfect getaway with the entire family this bank holiday weekend with our Whipsnade Zoo Family Break. Including zoo tickets for a family of four and an overnight stay at Pendley Manor with breakfast in the morning, it really is a full package. Whipsnade Zoo is the perfect day out, there’s so many animals too see and so many different activities, you’ll need to plan your day right to make sure you can fit everything in! What also makes it so appealing is that its only £125.00 for the four of you to stay over, have breakfast and visit the zoo. To do this separately it would cost at least £200, if not more! So, think of all that saving a book today!

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If a UK break isn’t really what you were after then why not book a short city break this bank holiday weekend? Jet off to Barcelona and get some last-minute sunshine. It’s the capital of Spain so you’re guaranteed sunshine and there’s just so much to do. Barcelona is known for its art and architecture. For example, the fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí are a must see when visiting the city. You also need to make sure you fit in time to go and see the Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró .

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