If you are somewhat excited about the bank holidays becoming warmer every year, and would like to explore Britain more, while saving on flight tickets, you will find plenty of great activities and places at your doorstep. No matter if you are taking a train ride, hire a campervan, or jump in the car, in a couple of hours you can be in a different world, exploring new places and nature. Find out more below.

City Break

There is  no perfect season for a city break. In the winter you can book a spa hotel or a boutique hotel, and enjoy the luxury you need, close to the city centre. Explore the museums and markets you never had time to visit. If the weather is not treating you right, you can even arrange a staycation and find out what you have missed in your hometown. Visit the place as a tourist and explore new restaurants, attractions, and activities.


When the weather is making you want to get close to nature, you can go camping, as well. The long term traditions of this leisure activity in Britain mean that you are certain to find  a campsite that fits your budget and your expectations. From hiring a caravan to taking your tent and sleeping under the stars, you can find some amazing places to discover in Britain where you can take a break from your everyday life. You can even hire a campervan and hit the road, enjoy the freedom and comfort on your getaway.

Bike Tours or Hiking

In case you only have a couple of days, and would like to combine physical activity with  vacation, you can go on a bike tour, too. No matter if you are taking your own bike with you on  a rack, or hire one at the holiday park, you will need to plan your itinerary carefully. You can visit travel blogs to find out about the condition of the different trails and bike routes, and set yourself a challenge for the long weekend.

If you don’t want to take your bike, or get up close and personal with nature, you can also go on a hiking tour. There are plenty of breathtaking views you can discover on the dramatic coastline of Cornwall or in the mountains of Snowdonia.


To combine luxury and getting close to nature, you can also go glamping. If you haven’t tried this way of travel yet, it might be time to find a site and park where you will get all the amenities you need, and some great activities, such as fishing or golfing. Glamping is becoming more popular every year, as you will get the benefit of an amazing location, but without the discomfort of staying in your own tent.

There are plenty of great ways to explore Britain if you don’t want to drive or fly to another country. You should consider the above alternatives to a long weekend to recharge your batteries.