What UK staycation are you doing this summer?

Friday 10th Jul 2020 |

You’ve been cooped up for the majority of 2020 and now it’s your chance to book your UK staycation this summer.

Whether it be a glamping break, a hotel break, countryside stays, romantic break or an unusual break – Buyagift and Red Letter Days have got you covered.


Two Nights for the Price of One Hotel Break for Two, Was £199.98, Now £99
Everyone deserves some time out from time to time, so escape the everyday and make precious memories together on a glorious getaway for two. We’ve hand-picked over 150 amazing venues across the UK and mainland Europe, ranging from character-rich manor houses to chic boutique hideaways. Enjoy rural walks in the serene Scottish Highlands or perhaps soak up the fresh sea breeze on a coastal break in Cornwall or even whisk away to a magical setting in France, Spain or Italy. For an unforgettable minibreak, we’re sure to have something that ticks all the boxes.

Overnight Getaway with Dinner for Two, Was £149, Now £99
From coastal hotels to country lodges, buzzing city centre havens to quaint town guesthouses, this voucher offers you and a loved one a night’s respite from the monotony of routine with a one night break at one of these carefully selected venues. You’ll have ten months in which to select one of these fabulous hotels and plan your escape; when you reach your hotel, you’ll be served a delicious dinner for two. You’ll spend your night together in a comfortable room and enjoy breakfast when you wake – what more could you need?

Hotel Escape with Dinner for Two at De Vere Cotswold Water Park £149
Enjoy a break for two at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, a contemporary hotel on the shore of a beautiful conservation lake in a landscape of woodland and open countryside. Hotel facilities include a spa with swimming pool, sauna and well-equipped gym. Stay in a standard-grade double or twin room with en suite facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and free WiFi. Guests have an allocation of £22.50 per person towards dinner from the Brassiere Restaurant. Breakfast is included. There’s plenty to do here: stroll around the lake, relax on the veranda or try a range of watersports at various lakes within the water park, including wake boarding, sailing, horse riding, cycling and fishing.

Two Night Escape to the Country £159
Enjoy an unforgettable two night country hotel stay for you and a companion as you choose from a choice selection of relaxing rural getaways in the UK. Warm hospitality and delicious cuisine await you as you select from our carefully curated range of rural hotels set within easy reach of beautiful countryside around the UK. Wherever you decide to go, you’re assured a memorable two night stay in cosy lodgings, providing a home-from-home for exploring the surrounding regions. A delicious breakfast each morning will set you up for the day’s adventures and the friendly staff will attend to your every need, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy your time away from everyday life!

Unusual Escapes

Murder Mystery Hotel Break with Dinner for Two, Was £199, Now £179
Delve into the world of murder mystery with this spooky overnight break for two. The perfect test of mental grit, problem solving skills and sheer determination, there is over 100 original plots that feature exhilarating twists, terrifying confessions and ruthless murderers that are trying to cover up crimes. Available at an array of breath-taking locations nationwide, the experience is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Take delight in a delicious three-course meal as the plot thickens! After the game has come to an end and the killer is revealed, head up to a cosy guestroom to indulge in a one-night stay and try to have a restful night sleep after an evening of eerie entertainment.

Overnight Beer Tasting Break with Dinner for Two £149
Make a trip to Yorkshire one to remember with this wonderful overnight stay and brewery tour for two. Known for its exceptional award-winning ales, a tour of the Great Yorkshire Brewery is perfect for beer lovers. On the tour you’ll have the opportunity to sample some great ales, as well enjoying an informative tour of the brewery and gauge and insight into the intricate art of brewing. To top off your excursion, you’ll leave with a special goodie bag which including beer and glassware. Back at your accommodation for the night, the New Inn, you’ll be treated to a three course meal from the set menu. Retire to a comfortable double or twin room and rise to a delicious cooked breakfast the following morning.

Two Night National Park Minibreak £139
Experience the amazing scenery and glorious tranquillity of one of Great Britain’s National Parks with a hotel escape in or around the grounds of these areas of great natural beauty. With different properties ranging from lodges and boutique hotels, to castles and locations including the New Forest in Hampshire and the Brecon Beacons – each hotel offers welcome comfort, coupled with excellent customer service. Some packages include dinner and some provide a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. Breakfast is included at all locations as part of the experience, as well as breathtaking views, rural walks and a relaxing atmosphere.

Two Night Treehouse Escape for Two £379
Dad never built anything like this! Spoil your inner child with this fantastic treehouse experience for two. Get back to basics, but with a hint of luxury, as you stay in a specially-designed treehouse on the border of Snowdonia National Park. Each treehouse is built with comfort in mind, and with its own unique style. The houses are kitted out with retro wooden furniture, top-of-the-range beds and a fully-equipped kitchen with gas stove. The cosy eco-friendly treehouses do not require electricity. There is a roaring fire to keep warm and an outdoor spring water shower. Bring your bikes to explore the incredible Welsh countryside or visit the local market town of Machynlleth, full of great independent shops where you can stock up on local produce. The beach is just five miles away, so you will have no shortage of activities to keep you occupied during your trip – you’ll never forget a stay like this.


One Night Glamping Break with Hot Tub and Fizz for Two at Woodland Escape, Was £296, Now £99
Escape to the country with a relaxing overnight getaway for two at Woodland Escape in Somerset. A welcome break from the hustle and bustle, it gives its guests the chance to retreat in a spacious bell tent or a Mongolian inspired yurt. Become one with nature whilst staying at the campsite, in accommodation that includes a cosy double bed, a warming log fire, BBQ pit and access to a private hot tub in the woods. To help celebrate the occasion, indulge in a crisp bottle of fizz.

One Night Glamping Break with Bottle of Fizz for Two in Dome, Yurt or Bell Tent, Was £207.50, Now £79
Embark on a luxury glamping trip with an overnight stay in your choice of yurt, dome or bell tent. Crack open a complimentary bottle of bubbly and get your glamping experience started! Once home to famous novelist Thomas Hardy, you can relax in the heart of rural Dorset. This friendly family-run holiday park is set in acres of beautiful countryside, ideal for those who wish to escape the rush of city life. Enjoy the added luxury of electric sockets, there is even a Nespresso coffeemaker in the dome! Whether you wish to stay in a comfortable bell tent, a spacious yurt or a stylish and modern geodesic dome, there is something to suit all your glamping needs.

Two Night Hobbit Hole Break in The Lake District £179
Retreat to the peaceful Cumbrian countryside for a unique glamping escape in a real-life hobbit hole. Bringing the Lord of the Rings tales to life, the quirky underground living space is concealed in lush landscape, because as we all know, hobbits love to blend in with their local scenery! Equipped with electric and USB points, a toilet, central heating, a picnic table, deck chairs and a soft sleeping ledge, the cosy bolthole is perfect for a couple or a family of four to enjoy a short break away from home. A sheltered patio area at the front provides the perfect spot for a BBQ, boasting magnificent views over Ullswater and the mountains beyond. Simply bring your camping gear (minus the tent) and settle in for two leisurely nights of bliss.

One Night Break in a Private Camping Pod at Lake Dacre £59
All the excitement of camping with none of the hassle! Equipped with roller blinds, carpet and a heater, these comfortable wooden pods even have a deck for sunbathing! The campsite overlooks peaceful Lake Dacre and has a clubhouse with a bar, pool table and table tennis. The Lake itself offers a wealth of activities, from fishing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking to the zany ‘WaterWalkerz’. Just a five-minute walk away is Brandesburton, a charming village with fantastic fish ‘n’ chips, great pubs and shops where you can pick up the essentials. Heavenly!

Luxury Breaks

Overnight Stay with Dinner for Two at Gordon Ramsay’s York and Albany, London, £250

Enjoy an indulgent one-night stay at the York and Albany by the Gordon Ramsay Group, an inviting townhouse that is located just a stone’s throw from London’s Regent’s Park. Spend the night in an elegantly furnished en suite classic room with tasteful decor, luxurious fabrics and a host of modern amenities. On the evening of this stay, sit down to a succulent set three-course meal for two at York and Albany’s chic restaurant, which boasts exceptional standards of service and a selection of fresh and delicious dishes. Enjoy a full English or continental breakfast in the morning. During this delightful break, explore the open space of the royal park, including Queen Mary’s Gardens (featuring more than 400 rose varieties), pay a visit to London Zoo or stroll through Camden’s Stables Market.

Two Night Boutique Break for Two at Peckforton Castle, Was £410, Now £299
Go north and experience a two night break in the fantastic Peckforton Castle. The hotel, built in the mid 19th century in the style of a medieval castle, is full of classic charm and period features. Your en suite bedroom will be opulently furnished and decorated which offers breath-taking views. Nestled in the midst of its own grounds and forests, the Peckforton Castle is an idyllic and unique retreat that is perfect for spending some time with your partner.

Rowhill Grange One Night Indulgent Break for Two, Kent, Was £299, Now £209
Spend a night at this jewel in Kent’s crown – the top hotel and spa, Rowhill Grange. Relax in a luxury-grade room including either one king size or twin deep-sprung beds, along with en suite marble facilities with bath and walk-in power shower. Added extras include a robe each, free mineral water, LCD TV and DVD player to help make the stay as relaxing as possible. Bring along swim and gym wear in order to make full use of the excellent spa facilities on offer, in addition to the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and the fitness suite. A full breakfast the next morning makes for a satisfying conclusion to a fulfilling short break.

Two Night Luxury Cottage Stay for Two £395
For the perfect rural retreat packed with charm and luxury, look no further than this Suffolk escape. Choose one of three Grade II listed properties in Stoke Ash, each with their own unique character like exposed wooden beams, roaring fires and even Jacuzzis and saunas – perfect for unwinding after a day out in the countryside. Upon arrival, pop the cork on a chilled bottle of prosecco and get your staycation started off right. For two nights, you can relax in the comfort of your cottage, enjoy peaceful strolls through the surrounding countryside and explore some of the nearby pubs and restaurants. This short getaway is the perfect way to escape the rest of the world.

London Stays

City Break for Two £169
Perfect for those who love shops, clubs and bright lights, the city break voucher provides a great range of short escapes in cities across the UK. Choose from a carefully selected range of centrally located hotels, meaning you’ll be close to all the best shops and exciting entertainment. Locations include cities in all corners of the country: London, Aberdeen and more, so there’s something to suit everyone. Stay in a double or twin en suite room with breakfast included. Some of the packages include dinner, a few offer a glass of something special upon arrival and all the venues provide a perfect retreat among the hustle and bustle of the city.

One Night Luxury Stay at H10 London Waterloo £159
Enjoy an unforgettable one night getaway at H10 London Waterloo. Centrally located, it is moments from the Imperial War Museum, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Unique in its architecture, it has striking floor-to-ceiling windows that show incredible views across Lambeth. Featuring stylish rooms, a delicious restaurant, a glamorous bar and a remarkable sky bar, it is the ideal venue to rest your head after a day of sightseeing around the capital. Indulge in a wonderful one night stay and treat yourself to a delicious full English breakfast the next morning.

Boutique Escape with Dinner for Two at Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel £230

Indulge in a one night stay for two people at The Ambassadors – a chic retreat in the heart of Bloomsbury. Stay in one of the hotel’s best rooms which comes complete with an en suite wet room with Gilchrist and Soames toiletries. Dine at the hotel’s Number Twelve restaurant and tuck into a delicious three-course evening meal from the hotel restaurant’s set menu accompanied with a bottle of Prosecco. The restaurant serves up delicious Italian food and sources the best fresh, local and seasonal produce. Breakfast is also included before check out. Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel is less than a mile from the British Museum, the stores on Oxford Street and London’s Theatreland.

Luxury London Getaway for Two £249
Unwind and indulgence at a luxurious London hotel of your choice. The Capital is highly acclaimed for its outstanding selection of hotels which offer exquisite customer service and first-class hospitality resulting in a memorable city break. From bustling Oxford Street to the British Museum, these hotels are well-located amongst some of the capital’s most prestigious landmarks and trendy areas so you and your guest will be spoilt for choice during your overnight stay. If that hasn’t tempted you yet, after a good night’s sleep you’ll be served a mouth-watering full English breakfast for two in the morning to end this fantastic break on a high note!

Family Time

Two Night New Forest Lodge Break (Sleeps Six) £150
Discover the natural beauty of the New Forest with this short break for up to six people, located in Bransgore. More luxurious than traditional camping but earthier than staying in a traditional hotel, take delight in two nights in a charming wooden lodge and take this opportunity to get close to nature! Complete with WiFi, a shower room, kitchen facilities and a TV for those rainy days, it’s the perfect base for exploring the seemingly endless woods of the National Park. With 65 acres to explore and a range of activities suitable for all ages, from archery and climbing to high ropes, bushcraft, as well as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, pedalos and raft building available on the lake, it’s sure to be an action-packed stay!

Two Night Family Camping Pod Getaway in Devon £99
Encourage the whole family to get back to basics and enjoy the fresh country air with a two-night stay in a glamping pod at Langstone Manor Park. Set in a picturesque wooded valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this camping and caravan park is the perfect peaceful retreat. Enjoy some quality time with each other and explore the beautiful country surroundings with a scenic stroll or an exciting outdoor activity. These camping pods have heating, lights, an electric and USB socket, and a charming front veranda to sit and relax on. Bring along your own sleeping bags and camping equipment and prepare to enjoy this relaxing short break!

Two Night Family Getaway at a Novotel Hotel £159
Situated in top locations across the UK, Novotel offers stylish, comfortable and high-tech hotels that are perfect to unwind in after a day or two of exploring. With this delightful experience, enjoy two nights’ accommodation in a family room at a choice of hotels, in locations that include Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds and Glasgow. Each morning awake to a delectable buffet breakfast, before heading out to discover all of what the surrounding area has to offer.

Two Night Family Treehouse Escape £399
If you go down to the woods today…you’ll have an amazing and unique family holiday. Take the stress out of camping with the kids, and stay in a luxurious treehouse. The designer unit sleeps two adults and two under 16s, and has comfortable beds, vintage wooden furniture, squidgy cushions, tea lights and lanterns and – best of all – a wood-burning stove that efficiently heats the whole place in minutes. It even heats the water for the spring water shower – no, you don’t have to go without hot showers! There is an ensuite composting toilet, so no stumbling around the woods in the dark looking for the loo! The treehouses are set in stunning bluebell-carpeted woods on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. You can explore the unspoilt countryside on foot or by mountain bike. There are beaches nearby, and with the town of Machynlleth just a short drive away, you’re not stranded too far from civilisation if you run out of cornflakes.

Activity Breaks

One Night Escape with Unlimited Golf for Two at Rodway Hill £69
Nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds, Rodway Hill offers extraordinary ECO PODS which are an ideal way to enjoy the beautiful Gloucestershire whilst not sacrificing on modern comforts. Complete with luxury towels, a TV and a heater, it guarantees a wonderful escape. During the getaway, as well as a delectable full English breakfast the next morning, unlimited golf is included, giving guests the chance to enjoy a game or two on the breath-taking course.

Ben Nevis Challenge Weekend for Two £299
This fun and challenging walking weekend experience for two is your chance to find out if you have what it takes to tackle the UK’s highest peak! You’ll attempt to scale Ben Nevis, the UK’s most renowned mountain standing at a height of 1343m, with the help of expert guides – meaning you’ll be able to focus on taking in your beautiful surroundings without having to look at a map! You’ll also enjoy two nights in a comfortable hostel near the challenge start point with breakfast each morning, a packed lunch for the trek and a meal to celebrate completion, as well as optional walks available on the days before and after the main trek!

A Yorkshire Vineyard Escape for Two at Holmfirth Vineyard £199
Get a real taste of the Yorkshire countryside with this luxurious vineyard tour, afternoon tea, overnight bed and breakfast break and wine-tasting experience all in one. Begin with a guided tour of the lush seven-acre vineyard, learning about the vines and their characteristics, before tasting three delicious wines at the custom-built winery. Then indulge with a generous home-made afternoon tea, including a glass of sparkling or mulled wine and a steaming pot of Yorkshire’s finest. Spend the afternoon enjoying the dramatic landscapes of the Peak District National Park, before settling down in an inviting apartment for the night, with a bottle of sparkling wine. Start the following day with a sumptuous cooked breakfast, taken from the broad menu.

Weekend Survival Camp Experience £215
The perfect gift for anyone who fancies him or herself as the next Bear Grylls, this full-on experience will teach you how to stay alive out in the wild. Leave behind modern conveniences and learn how to live on your wits, skills and instincts. You’ll use branches and leaves to make a shelter, forage berries and plants, and generally use what you can find to keep yourselves alive. Surprise yourself with your resourcefulness, and learn life-saving tips from the experienced bushcraft and wilderness skills experts. These instructors have experienced everything from sub-zero Arctic conditions to the depths of the jungle environments, in over half a century of survival experience between them. They’ll teach you how to build a shelter, feed yourself, and stay safe when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere in fear for your life. You’ll learn basic survival techniques like building traps and snares, lighting fires by friction, building shelters, navigation, using cutting tools safely, water purification, and how to cook when you’re hundreds of miles from a microwave.

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