It’s the most wonderful time of the year! All the presents have been unwrapped, several (hundred) mince pies have been consumed and the tree has done its duty for another year, but the best part is that some wonderful friend or relative has given you the perfect gift and treated you to some SuperBreak Gift Vouchers this Christmas – you lucky thing, you!
Now comes the fun part, because planning what you’ll do and where you’ll go is almost as fun as going on the break itself. Here to help you decide how to spend those vouchers and have a short break to remember in 2015, we take a look at just a few of the things you could buy…
Added Value Hotels
Our fantastic package deals are the perfect choice for a ready-made break – choose an exciting destination, a great hotel with dinner included, add your rail and off you go! Many of our best value breaks are those with dinner included on the first night of your stay; amongst the most popular in the past year, check out Edinburgh’s stately Crowne Plaza and Cheshire’s impressive Cranage Hall, both available for under £100pp for a two night break.
If you prefer to dine out but still love a fantastic added value break, why not treat yourself to one of our excellent hotel packages with afternoon tea included? Our breaks start from just £24.50pp, and are available right across the country. Why not enjoy a relaxing stay in Yorkshire and escape to The Bridge Hotel & Spa at Wetherby; well-located for visiting nearby York, Harrogate and for walks in the North York Moors, an afternoon tea break here is great value and prices start from just £39.50pp.
Or, naturally, you could have it all and just enjoy a delightful package with both dinner AND afternoon tea included. One of our favourites is the dinner and afternoon tea package at the popular Makeney Hall Hotel, available for as little as £79.50pp; this pretty country retreat in Derbyshire is within striking distance of the incredible Peak District, and the perfect destination for a relaxing short break or getaway.
With a host of exciting shows – new and old – lighting up London’s West End this year, there’s no better place to spend your vouchers than our theatre breaks page. Our pick for the hottest ticket in town in the New Year is the Carole King musical Beautiful; with gorgeous, recognisable music and no less than seven Tony Awards under its belt, the show opens in February and is one of the most highly anticipated Broadway transfers in years. For an established, fun and great value show, The Commitments is a fabulous alternative, and our packages start from as little as £70pp. Roddy Doyle’s bittersweet story of a grass roots Irish soul band is one of the West End’s most uplifting, and a great remedy to those winter blues.
It’s not all about London this year though, and our regional theatre breaks are well worth looking into too. Jersey Boys – one of our top-selling shows in 2014 – heads to the Bristol Hippodrome in May, with our hotel and ticket packages from just £55.50pp. With infectious music, the rags to riches story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is simply a must-see. Or why not head to the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company this year? Perfect for a more traditional theatre break, the company’s summer season is shaping up to be an exciting one with shows like Othello and Death of a Salesman offering the country’s best drama for 2015.
Often the best way to experience a new city is to show up, spend a couple of nights there and simply soak up the atmosphere. When you already know a city like the back of your hand though, it’s time to start digging a little deeper, and visiting some of the top attractions and must-do activities that you’ve never quite got round to before. In London, for us, it’s got to be Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason, the upscale department store, for a decadent treat you’ll never forget – hotel packages start from just £86pp.
Manchester is set for another great year in 2015, and it may be time to visit this exciting city again if you haven’t been for a while. The excellent shopping at The Trafford Centre is all well and good, but if you’re looking to spend your SuperBreak vouchers, consider taking a look round Old Trafford instead or perhaps a tour of the ever-popular Coronation Street set – incredibly, both are available with a hotel package for under £50pp each.
What are you planning to spend your SuperBreak gift vouchers on this year? Let us know in the comments section below!