Banish the gloom with a late winter mini-break
HOLIDAY & ENTERTAINING | January 9, 2017

Banish the gloom with a late winter mini-break

Feeling stodgy? Like you've been surgically attached to the sofa every evening since Christmas Eve? Whether you feel the need for pampering or a dose of fresh air, winter sluggishness can be hard to shift, so take decisive action by booking a last-minute mini-break to a charming British location.   

Most of these destinations are an easy jaunt from London via public transport, so leave the car at home and stretch those legs!


Grab these great discounts with Greenredeem

Greenredeem members, use your points to take advantage of:

>> An extra £10 off discounted mini-breaks from Red Letter Days.

>> Up to 50% off a stay at a Warner Leisure Hotel.

And if you're looking for a bargain on a springtime coastal break or seaside summer holiday, we've bagged up to £50 off the great prices at Haven Holidays, just for our Greenredeem members!



Enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet in the country

Price: From £62 per person per night, when you get up to 50% off a break at a Warner Leisure Hotel with your Greenredeem voucher

If juggling the demands of family and friends was somewhat, um, trying over the festive season, then a secluded break at a Warner Leisure Hotel could be just what the doctor ordered. Wake up to bird song and spend your day ambling the byways - out of season you're not likely to meet many folks, so you may feel like you have the fields, beaches and forests to yourselves!

Recommended destinations: Cricket St. Thomas Hotel, Somerset (pictured); Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire



Start to shift that post-Christmas spare tyre with a spa break

Price: From £129 for two people, plus get an extra £10 off with your Greenredeem voucher

Ah, that classic New Year's resolution: get fit! A short pamper break at one of these spa hotels will get your year off to a flying start and help you shake off the holiday health hangover from all those parties, late nights and rich food.

Recommended destinations: Malvern, Worcestershire (pictured); Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk



Soak up some contemporary culture on an exciting city break

Price: From £99 for two people, plus get an extra £10 off with your Greenredeem voucher

All those old 70s and 80s Christmas TV specials filled you with nostalgia? Restore modernity with a fascinating break to one of Britain's culture-filled cities. From art galleries, architectural marvels and digital walking tours to interactive museums, contemporary theatre and live music, you're bound to find something to make you feel part of the 21stCentury again.

Recommended destinations: Manchester (pictured); Brighton



Feel like nobility with a Downton-inspired country house break

Price: From £169 for two people, plus get an extra £10 off with your Greenredeem voucher

If you spend much of your day-to-day rushing around after other people, it's about time you had someone wait on you hand and foot! That's the kind of service you can expect when you stay at one of these impressive country houses, manors, castles and estates. 

Recommended destinations: Flitwick Manor, Bedfordshire; Dumbleton Hall Hotel, Worcestershire (pictured)


Which of these break ideas would you choose? Share your thoughts and comments with us here or via Twitter and Facebook!


>> Inspiring New Year's resolutions to make your life greener and more fun!

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