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Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the world famous Blackpool Illuminations. The Illuminations have been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ and have been a guiding light for visitors to the resort ever since. With over 3 million visitors every year, it’s just as popular as it ever was!
Matlock Bath Illuminations is a fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats along the River Derwent.
Dark Arts returns for Hallowe’en with the Great Hall ceiling decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins as well as a feast of lollipops and red apples dressing the long tables. Try your wand combat moves against Death Eaters in a live duel demonstrating how battle scenes were directed, before walking down a darker, spookier Diagon Alley.
Shop until you drop on this great day out to central London. This is the time to stock up on early Christmas gifts or simply treat yourself.
If shopping is not your thing, make the most of our captial city by spending your free time on day one in and around the city!
From wonderfully preserved medieval strongholds to romantic clifftop ruins, Scotland is bursting with spellbinding castles. Steeped in legend and architectural grandeur, uncover the unique stories behind these marvellous monuments on this enchanting break.
Experience the splendour and beauty of England’s largest National Park, The Lake District! On this break we enjoy an award-winning cruise along Ullswater, as well as admission into the captivating Lowther Castle and the National Trust’s Hill Top Farm.
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.
Situated right opposite the Swindon Designer Outlet, the museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway, often referred to by historians and railway fans as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’.
The pioneering vision and engineering genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel led to the Great Western Railway network becoming regarded as the most advanced in the world.
Or head over to McArthur Glen to do a spot of shopping.
The illuminations have been a major attraction in Blackpool since 1879. Using over 1 million lamps the illuminations are often referred to as “artificial sunshine.” Make this year the year you're part of the historic celebrations!
As the sun goes down, the eerie, the spooky and the creepy come out to play this Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures! A spine-chilling Halloween event filled with thrills, howls and half term family fun awaits.
With wondrous witches, Horrible Histories and the return of the spectacular Fire Joust, experience Warwick Castle’s biggest ever Haunted Castle event this Halloween.