Back to School Staycations

The ‘Back to School’ countdown is very much upon us now, but don’t fear the busy days ahead, make plans for something to look forward to!

This time of year is filled with a lot of demands to get ready for a new year at school, university, or a new intake in the workplace. Schedule in some ‘me time’ in advance to give yourself a well-earned break just when you need it most.

With lots to explore and experience across the length and breadth of the UK, you don’t have to look far to find some inspiration.

See our range of September offers to put a spring back in your step!



Uni drop-off break – from £30pp at Legacy Preston International Hotel, Preston
Heading to Preston with students for the University of Central Lancashire? Make a break of it with a stay at the ideally located Legacy Preston International Hotel on the door step of the Harris site, and a short walk to the city centre. Then, explore the vibrant city, visit the impressive Harris Museum, wander the scenic Guild Wheel, or simply enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of the city centre’s shops and bars. Prices from £30pp for a one-night stay, including breakfast (two adults sharing). Call Legacy Preston International Hotel on 08444 119 028,


Well-earned ‘me’ time – from £85pp at Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa, Chester
Take a relaxing mini break at Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa with the Retreat Spa & Shopping package. Guests will be treated to a choice of relaxing treatment, full use of the recently refurbished spa’s leisure facilities, a light spa lunch, and a special 10% discount to spoil themselves at nearby Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlets. The historic 11th century manor house provides a sumptuously comfortable stay in a superior bedroom with full English breakfast. Package from £85pp, based on two sharing. Call Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa on 01244 851666,


Get in to the swing of things – from £55pp at Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club, Crewe
Continue that summer feeling with a golfing break in the Cheshire countryside at Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club. Sweeping views, a challenging European PGA Tour-standard 18-hole course, charming ‘Claret Jug’ clubhouse, and peaceful accommodation, set this hotel and golf club apart from the competition. Enjoy one round of golf, evening meal, overnight accommodation and full buffet breakfast from £55pp. Call Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club on 01270 829200,



Escape to the manor – from £113pp at Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel, Southampton
The kids are back at school, routines are going back to normal, so escape for a day of relaxation and pampering to The Club at Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel in Southampton. Stresses will melt away with the Sacred Spa package thanks to a 30-minute treatment, full use of The Club leisure facilities including the ozone cleansed spa pool, and a light spa lunch. Extend the relaxation with a bed and breakfast stay at the hotel from just £113pp (two sharing). Call Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel on 08444 119 050,


Beat the crowds – from £75pp at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, Salisbury
UNESCO World heritage site, pre-historic and rich in cultural history, ancient monument Stonehenge celebrates the centenary of being gifted to the nation this year. Avoid the summer crowds with a back to school stay at the delightful 13th century coaching inn Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, just 20 minutes’ drive from Stonehenge. Guests can relax on the banks of the River Avon with stunning views of Salisbury Cathedral after a day of exploring the nearby ancient landscape. Prices from £75pp for a one-night stay including dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast (two sharing). Call Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel on 01722 328615,


Hideaway in the forest – from £45pp at New Place Hotel, Southampton
Make the most of the children going back to school with a hidden hideaway break to the sprawling New Place Hotel in idyllic, leafy, Hampshire countryside. Set amongst its own 32 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel’s woodland trail provides the perfect setting in which to try latest wellness trend, forest bathing. Or, wander the peaceful grounds on the lookout for the resident deer. The stunning Grade I listed manor house created by Sir Edwin Lutyens will leave guests feeling relaxed and refreshed after a one-night stay from £45pp (two sharing) including breakfast. Call New Place Hotel on 01329 833543,