You can never get tired of London, no matter how many times you go, there will always be new things to do and see! The city is a fountain of opportunity, as Â you can visit fantastic attractions like The Globe, the Tate, Natural History Museum, Madame Tussauds, Tower Bridge, Covent Garden, the West End…honestly, I could go on and on, so why not experience it for yourself?
In the past few years, Northern Ireland has become increasingly popular, what with hosting the MTV European Music Awards and being the beautiful backdrop in the opening stage of the Giro dâ€™Italia, itâ€™s become a cultural hotspot! Belfast is a great place if youâ€™re a history buff, as you can visit the Titanic museum, as it commemorates the cities role in the doomed ship, or you can discover Belfastâ€™s historic walls that hold Europeâ€™s largest selection of cannons!
If youâ€™re wanting to discover fantastic architecture and buildings, Oxford is the city to go! Famous for its Gothic-Victorian style, the city offers plenty of old buildings for you to explore, such as the Bodleian Library, which has â€śEuropeâ€™s most beautiful roomâ€ť and the â€śHogwarts Library,â€ť or one of the many Oxford college. You can also do the ultimate-Oxfordshire activity and take a leisurely boat ride down the River Isis!
York is a romantic city with rich history, an array of bars and eateries, cobbled streets with many street entertainers! One of the attractions you can enjoy is the York maze, great for the family, but also a place that fun to see for yourself, as the attraction is a giant maze made from maize plants (see what they did there?). You can also visit the York Dungeons for a thrilling day of history fun and if you like trains, you have to visit their award winning train museum!
In 2008, Liverpool was crowned Capital of Culture, and with that title (and funding) Liverpool has grown into a vibrant destination for weekends away to longer stays, as it now boasts endless of museums, such as the Liverpool Tate, the Maritime Museum,Â the Beatles Story, the LFC museum and plenty more! Plus, the city has much to offer in the night-time, with live music and bars.
Newcastle is fast becoming one of the cultural hotspots of the UK, as it has a mix of fantastic architecture, rich heritage and history, pulsating night life, and a range of museums, plus is home to seven bridges! Visit the Discovery museum, which has something for everyone, plus it has free entry! Or if you want to go out and about, thereâ€™s the beautiful Belsay Hall and Gardens, which is a great place for a picnic!
Known as the city by the sea, Brighton is one of the UKâ€™s coolest destinations to visit. Not only do you have the joys of the seaside at your feet, like the Brighton Pier, but you also have attractions like Booth Museum of Natural History, Ghost Walk of the Lanes, Royal Pavilion, Sea life Brighton and more. Itâ€™s also a great place for shopping, drinks and street entertainment!
Take a trip to the south coast and visit Bournemouth, which is for its beautiful beaches. The town has a fantastic pier where you can enjoy afternoon tea. If you do suffer from a dose of bad weather while in Bournemouth, there are loads of â€śinsideâ€ť things you can do, such as the Oceanarium that is home to sharks, sea turtles, clown fish and loads more!
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Newquay has plenty of activities and attractions, which makes it a great destination to take your family! With beaches that are a surfers paradise, and Newquay Zoo, which holds all of itâ€™s animals in lush tropical gardens. Newquay also offers great inside entertainment for those rainy days, such Waterworld and the blue reef aquarium.
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Southport offers beautiful beaches, like the Ainsdale beach, a pier, and a Victorian shopping centre if youâ€™re looking for something different for your seaside visits. Itâ€™s a place where you can get the best of both worlds, as youâ€™re only thirty miles from Manchester and twenty miles from Liverpool, so you can spend time in a big city for shopping and museums.
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Visit Blackpool to see the reason why this seaside resort is one of Britainâ€™s best holidayâ€™s destinations! Â Alongside your traditional beach activities, there is also the famous Pleasure Beachâ€”one of the UKâ€™s favourite amusement parksâ€”where you can go on classic rides such as The Big One and the Grand National! Plus, there are lots of live entertainment to be watched–check out our tribute weekends.
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Back to the south coast, where you can visit Brighton which has been voted as one 10 city destination breaks in the world. You can visit Brightonâ€™s Pier, which has two bars, a funfair and food stalls! You can also see Brightonâ€™s popular landmark Royal Pavilion, where you can see itâ€™s classical architecture, take a visit to theirÂ tea rooms and see all the art and furniture that the Royal Pavilion houses. Plus, Brighton is known as city with an incredible nightlife, whether youâ€™re looking for a drink or want to visit one of their many theatres!
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Torquay and Babbacombe
On the one side, you have Torquayâ€”a popular British seaside destination, but not too further afield is Babbacombe, which gives you the seaside experience, but without the hustle and bustle. Wherever you stay, thereâ€™s loads to do in the surrounding area, whether you want to take a trip to Kent Cavern and explore the caves, or the Torquay museum that offers a special section dedicated to Agatha Christie, or the Babbacombe model village, which has won the Tripadvisor Excellence award.
Take a trip to the popular seaside town of Scarborough, where you can enjoy the beaches, such as South Bayâ€”the more commercial beach, which has a gorgeous long stretch of sand and plenty of amusement arcades. Youâ€™ll never get hungry here, as there are ice cream parlours galore, plus many fish and chip shops if youâ€™re looking for a traditional seaside tea! There is also another beachâ€”North Bayâ€”which is known to be quieter if youâ€™re looking for a serene walk.
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Travel to Ilfracombe if youâ€™re looking for fresh air on the South West Coast! Ilfracombe is rated for its stunning scenery, sandy beaches and blue ocean and is also famous for its Verity statue, which was made by Turner Prize winning artist, Damian Hirst. You can also visit their tunnel beaches, which is rated for its rockpooling! There are many inside activities to do here, such as visiting the Ilfracombe aquarium or Watermouth family theme park â€“ both great activities for the family!
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Llandudno is North Wales most popular seaside resort that is surrounded by countless of fun activities and attractions to get stuck into! Â You can see the Great Orme, which is an outstanding limestone headland that offers terrific viewsâ€”on clear days, you sometimes can see the Isle of Man! You can also visit Conwy Castle, which is Waleâ€™s top tourist attraction, and if youâ€™re looking for adventure, why not try tobogganing on the Llandudno Ski slopes?
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Adapted from the Gregory McGuire novel and written for the stage by Winnie Holzmann, â€śWickedâ€ť has been noted as â€śone of the greatest musicals of our time”, as it’s a heartfelt underdog story with a unique narrative that will give you a show you’ll never forget.
â€śWickedâ€ť brings the fun and fantasy, alongside belting, Grammy award winning musical numbers that you will be humming for the next week. The musical shines a light of another side of the story of the classic â€śThe Wonderful Wizard of Ozâ€ť, as we follow Elphaba and her rise to become the Wicked Witch of the West, as she enrols into Shizâ€”a school for sorcery where she meets Glindaâ€”a popular witch, who later becomes the Good Witch of the North. The story unravels the friendship between the two, which has a rocky start, but transitions into a special and profound bond as they both embark on their adventure through the land of Oz and fulfil their eventual destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
â€śWickedâ€ť stars Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba and Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, who both do an excellent job at bringing their effervescent characters to life, plus their performances provide the show with an abundance of vigour and excitement. They are well supported by Â their fellow cast members, Jeremy TaylorÂ (Fiyero),Â Liza SadovyÂ (Madame Morrible),Martyn EllisÂ (The Wizard),Â Philip ChildsÂ (Doctor Dillamond),Â Sam LuptonÂ (Boq),Â Katie Rowley JonesÂ (Nessarose).
You can tell no expense has been spared, as the set is a portrait of vibrant colours, exquisite lighting and spectacular props, which is the cherry on top that creates the magical Land of Oz.
â€śWickedâ€ť switches â€śThe Wonderful Wizard of Ozâ€ť on its head and you will never look at the Judy Garland classic the same way again, as we learn about another back-story, which is a tale of friendship, betrayal and most importantly, magic.
Travelstyle offer theatre weekend breaks where you can see Wicked and spend time in London, all from ÂŁ139.95.Â Click here for more info. Â
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Get the most out of your 2015 and plan a weekend mini-break! We have a range of different trips from going to the beach with one of our many seaside favourites or visiting the city to watch live theatre. Here is a list of ideas to make this year one to remember!
Chelsea Flower Show: Kew Gardens and Cambridge
For another year, weâ€™ll be visiting one of the most famous flower shows in the worldâ€”the Chelsea Flower show. Youâ€™ll be setting off on the Friday the 22nd (May bank holiday weekend) and be staying at a Home Counties Hotel. On the Saturday, youâ€™ll be visiting the flower show at the Royal hospital Chelsea. Youâ€™ll also get the chance to see the Royal Botanic Gardenâ€”now a world heritage siteâ€”which boasts over 40,000 species of plants and inspirational gardens and landscapes. There is also an excursion to Cambridge; a university city thatâ€™s rich in history and architecture.
A three day break starting from ÂŁ199.95! Click here for more info.
Southport, Liverpool, Beatles Weekend and Southern Lakes
Take a trip to the North West and visit the Victorian seaside Southport, Liverpool andÂ their annual Beatles weekend! Youâ€™ll be departing on the 28th of August and staying at either Scarisbrick Hotel or Prince of Wales Hotel. Youâ€™ll get to enjoy the charming southern Lakeland tour, which calls at Grasmere, Bowness on Windermere. On the Saturday, youâ€™ll have a full day in Liverpool, where you can visit the Albert Dock and be able to experience Liverpool on its annual Beatles weekend, which isnâ€™t one to miss!
Four days from ÂŁ139.95! Click here for more info.
London Theatre Break Weekend
Nothing can beat live theatre! Thatâ€™s why we have a large selection of theatre breaks that you can enjoy, which includes return travel, overnight dinner, bed and breakfast, a matinee ticket for the show and free time in Covent Garden! Choose from shows like Mama Mia, Wicked, Les Miserables, Bend it like Beckham, Made in Dagenham, The Lion King and so much more!
Theatre breaks starting from ÂŁ99.95! Click here for more info.
Llandudno and Chester: Candlelit Cabaret Weekends
For three days, visit Risboro Hotel in Llandudno, where you can have free time in the day around the seaside town, and by night you can enjoy candlelit cabaret in the ballroom! Youâ€™ll also be able to go for a day out to the historic city of Chester!
Three days start from ÂŁ99.95!
Coronation Street Tour!
A must for any Corrie fans out there, as you get the opportunity to visit the famous cobbles of Coronation Streetâ€™s studio. Â You can now view the sets where some of the most famous scenes have been filmed and youâ€™ll be able to get your photo taken outside the Rovers Return! The next day, weâ€™ll also be taking you to Liverpool, where you can see the sights of the city, such as Albert Dock, the Maritime Museum, the Tate and the Beatles Story!
Two days start from ÂŁ89.95! Click here for more info.
Crich Tramway Village: 1940â€™s Weekend and Lincoln
Step back in time to the 1940â€™s and take a break to the Crich Tramway village, set in scenic Derbyshire! TheÂ themed weekend has unlimited tram rides, historic wartime vehicles and entertaining wartime concerts, period costumes and members of the Home Guard patrolling the streetsâ€”all this is included in the admission price! Plus, weâ€™ll give you the opportunity to spend time in the attractive city of Lincoln where you can visit its impressive cathedral!
Two days start from ÂŁ79.95.
Eastbourne and Brighton
For the ultimate south-coast holiday, take a weekend break to Eastbourne and Brighton! Youâ€™ll get free time to spend in both of the seaside holiday resorts, so you can stroll on the beach with your ice-cream or see Eastbourneâ€™s renowned carpet gardens, while the next day you can visit Brightonâ€”â€śThe city by the Sea!â€ť
Two days from ÂŁ59.95.
BBC TVâ€™s Victorian Farm
With this tour, you get to visit the farm from BBCâ€™s â€śVictorian Farmâ€ť, where you can watch live demonstrations, go on a guided tour and enjoy cream tea! Plus, you can experience the magnificent steam train over the Severn Valley railway. While on this your, youâ€™ll be staying at North Stafford Hotel, which is located in the heart of the Potteries, and youâ€™ll be able to go on excursions to Ludlow market, Stoke Bruerne and Ironbridge Gorge!
Three days from ÂŁ129.95!