Red7 Blogs , April 23, 2016
It’s St. George’s Day, so in the spirit of things we want to celebrate all things English. Here’s our top weekend destinations right here in England! There’s no need to get on a plane to have a great weekend with your mates away. We have everything and more for a whole lot of fun (although we can’t guarantee the sunshine!) Did someone say road trip?
First stop is London. There is SO much going on in this city we found it difficult to narrow it down to just a few activities… How about a Champagne Flight on the London Eye? Just a 5-minute walk from London’s busiest train station, Waterloo, it’s the best way to see the London Skyline and all whilst sipping on champagne. If you prefer to do your sightseeing on the ground, why not go for a Beer Bike? Probably the most unusual way to get around the city, you’ll be cycling and sipping beer at the bar at the same time. For anyone who is upset that they didn’t get a chance to experience Oktoberfest, dry those tears as you’re invited to the most authentic Oktoberfest experience outside of Munich – plus it’s available ALL year round! Also not to be missed are the Nightclubs that London’s host to. Whether it’s Ice Bars, a 70’s disco, or the latest chart music that you’re after on your night out, London has you covered.
Head to the coast for the ultimate beach trip in Bournemouth. Spend the day learning to surf and hopefully you’ll be standing on your board by the end of the lesson! If you want a mix of land and ocean, try your hand at an adventure day Coasteering. Exploring the Dorset coast, you can spend the day swimming, climbing, scrambling and canyoning and cliff jumping. Definitely one for the adrenaline junkies! Then it’s time to let off steam in the evening in Bournemouth’s finest Nightclubs – that is, if you aren’t too tired from all the adventure…
Go to the West and check out the strange things that happen down on the farm with an afternoon of West Country Themed Games. There’ll be guaranteed laughs as you all compete in games such as Welly Wanging, Wurzel Knockout and A Cider Run, with a special prize for the winner! For the braver group, why not try Blind Driving. The ultimate trust exercise is driving blindfolded as one of your mates directs you through the course. Would you be trusted? If you and your group are more into splashing around in the mud, check out the Bristol Assault Course. You’ll all have to work as a team to build rafts, crawl nets and overcome the many obstacles that are put in your way.
Liverpool is where it is at for a glam weekend. Get dressed up in your finest gear and head to Aintree for the Grand National, you may even be able to nab a prize for Aintree’s most stylish racegoers. Sing the night away at Karaoke or have your fill of a Chinese banquet at the same time. Sounds like the ideal combination if you ask us! Once you’ve finished, hit the dancefloor and head some of Liverpool’s coolest nightclubs to end the evening.
Brighton is full of charm and a seriously trendy town, dubbed as a mini London when it comes to nightlife and daytime events. Get a view of the town and coast on its newest attraction, the Brighton Wheel. For those who really want a laugh, take part in what is possibly the funniest team game Brighton has to offer. The It’s a Knockout experience will have you rolling around in laughter as you take part in 6 crazy games involving inflatables and buckets of water… Then for the evening celebrations, join Proud Cabaret Brighton for a Kir Royale and a fun show you won’t forget from Burlesque and Cabaret performers and comperes! You’ll be served with a three course meal and once the shows finished you can join the party as a DJ takes over the room.
Manchester is a northern metropolis that never fails to put on a good show, and it really does have something for everyone. Whether it’s sightseeing around the many designer shops frequented by the WAGs or maybe a trip to The Trafford Centre, partying till dawn in The Northern Quarter, or enjoying Manchester’s many sports teams, the city never fails at providing lasting memories. If you’re looking for something more chilled on your visit, then how about enjoying a leisurely stroll around one of the many walks in the city, or take yourself off for afternoon tea or indulge in a spa treatment, for some much deserved pampering.
Bath is an ancient Roman city that definitely proves looks can be deceptive. Its beautiful old buildings and cobbled streets may fool you into thinking that this is a quaint sleepy town, however there’s still many an adventurous activity to keep you happy. Bath is the perfect destination if you like your food and drink, as the fantastic spread of traditional public houses serves fabulous local ales and great pub food, as well as local cheeses and ciders for the tasting. And for the history buffs there is a trip to the Roman baths ruins. Well preserved and combined with actors floating around in authentic Roman dress, you’ll get a true sense of what they were like when they were in use.
Newcastle is not to be dismissed as a top UK destination. Whilst it might not be your regular weekend spot, Newcastle is just as cosmopolitan as any other top UK city, and on top of that you may even spot a celeb or two on your visit. Newcastle offers a host of activities for your stay, including sports for the gents, dancing and spas for the ladies, as well as the infamous nightlife for all of those who just like a good party. If that wasn’t enough to entice you to Geordie land perhaps the local charm and friendliness will.
That was just a small selection of the places to have fun in England! You can have a look at the rest here.