There’s really no need to mourn the end summer because with autumn comes so many things to look forward to – hot chocolate, trick or treating, curling up under a blanket in front of the telly, and on a similar note, finally getting to turn the central heating on again. But for some people, the celebration of autumn requires some more serious celebration.
Yes, we’re talking autumn mini breaks. City trips to Barcelona, cosy weekends in the Lake District, soaking up the very last of the sunshine at the seaside – there are plenty of different options to suit plenty of different tastes, and all come with plenty of different price tags. So what makes a great autumn mini break for you? We’re going to take a look at a few different factors to help you decide…
Where Can I Get a Cheap Weekend Getaway?
Seeing as we are a site that can save you money, it follows that one of the most important things many of you are going to be looking at is price. Finding a good deal is a top priority and there are lots of different ways you can do this online. One such way is looking at our lastminute.com voucher codes. On their city breaks page, you can search for current offers in preferred locations, or take a look at their Deals of the Week selection which has lots of last minute packages for European cities including Amsterdam and Krakow. And if you look below, we’ve got a few pointers on how you can find specific types of activities on their site too.
Where Can I Go for a Romantic Weekend in the UK?
One of the best things autumn has going for it is its cosiness. Think of this season and you’ll probably be conjuring up images of walks through the rustic coloured countryside, toasty firesides and the wearing of woolly hats. And all of these things are made so much better when enjoy them with someone you love. If you agree with us that autumn is by far the best season for a romantic weekend in the UK, then you want to be looking for cosy countryside hotels or maybe a secluded self-catering cottage. Because what could be more romantic than not having to talk to anyone else apart from each other? Even if it does mean having to cook your own breakfast in the morning. And if you’d like some more ideas for what to do on your romantic getaway, Visit England has lots of interesting suggestions – puffin spotting, anyone?
The Great Outdoors
As we briefly hit upon above, autumn and countryside walks go hand in hand. But our definitions of countryside walks may differ slightly. For some, this may mean a brief stroll in your local country park. For others, it may require a sturdier boot and some reliable waterproofs. If your autumn mini break plans involve embracing the great outdoors and all it has to offer, the you will need to think about packing a few extras as well as finding the perfect location.
Of course, if you are an outdoor aficionado already, then you’ll have a great outdoor adventure destination in mind, be it Yorkshire, Kent or one of the wilder parts of Wales. But if you’re booking at the last minute, then we would very much advise taking a look at the weather forecast before you make your final decision. When it comes to suitable outdoor clothing, reliable branded quality is always the sensible way forward, and our Blacks voucher codes can save you money in a number of ways, be it 20% off selected labels, or 15% off for new online customers.
The Cosier Indoors
And then we have the other type of person. Those who see an autumn mini break as something to be enjoyed very much indoors. We’re not talking just about romantic getaways here, but more the sort of break which focuses on other indoor activities – enjoying fine food and wine, perhaps a musical or play, shopping, or taking in some local culture. Our favourites lastminute.com have helpfully sorted some of their packages into useful categories such as spa breaks and theatre, but if you’d like your indoor autumnal activity ready and waiting for you (long with your food and drink too), you might want to opt for a different kind of all inclusive deal instead. Our Great Little Breaks voucher codes can offer you a huge choice of this sort of break including their Hampton Court Experience and Blenheim Palace Break. And on our page, you could access an extra discount to save more money on your stay.
Where is Warm in October?
And lastly, there’s this kind of autumn mini break. The kind where you’re in total denial about the end of summer and want to catch the last of the rays while you can. If you fall into this category, then there are, of course, plenty of European options available. But if you’re limited to looking within the UK, then you want to head south. There are plenty of options here on My Favourite Voucher Codes for breaks in Eastbourne, Brighton, Bath or Bournemouth and these are going to be your best chance for experiencing slightly warmer temperatures. But again, we highly recommend you check the weather forecast first!
So as you can see, there are many different things that could make your autumn mini break the greatest one ever. Just as long as you make a few contingency plans in case of the rain, you’ll be onto a winner.
By Anna Scott, 9th September 2019