Here at WFF, we love the diversity that the UK has to offer, we are passionate about letting you experience it and that is why we are dedicated to making your last minute booking and travel great. Some of the best memories are made out of that impulse and there is no better way to turn that spontaneity into a holiday than last minute travel.
We believe that you don’t always have to book early, neither do you have to break the bank in order to get a great deal for a late getaway. Browse through our range of handpicked coastal, city, and weekend late deals to find something that suits your taste and budget.
Whether you are looking to discover a new city, going for a ramble in the countryside, indulging in a relaxing spa weekend, looking to experience an exhilarating coastal break or going for a golfing weekend, you are sure to find a memorable experience with the options below.
1. Spa and Wellness
Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa
Located in the border between Warwickshire and Leicestershire, the Sketchley Grange is a country house reserved for pure bliss. The country house boasts a host of upgraded rooms and three-course dinners at incredibly discounted prices. While you are at it make sure to make the most of the 10% off spa treatments.
The hotel is located less than 30 miles to Birmingham NEC and less than 10 miles to Leicester and Coventry.
The hotel was originally built in a Mock Tudor style but has since been revamped into a luxury four-star hotel enticing its guests with a variety of facilities. Internally, the hotel has a 17-meter pool gracing it’s indoors and a leisure club.
The hotels master suites are laced with luxurious warm coloured fabrics that complement the ambience and the exceptional cuisines served.
From £65 per person, the deal includes overnight accommodation in a modern junior suite, unlimited use of the leisure facilities, a full English breakfast that is worth £12.50pp, 10% off spa treatments and a three-course meal at the restaurant worth £22.95pp.
It’s also good to know that there are restrictions on food and leisure times from the 24th of December until the 2nd of January 2019. To ensure that you do not miss out on the inclusions on your late bookings make sure to give the hotel a direct call to prior to your arrival.
Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa
At the Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa, you are sure to get something for everyone, as food is a top priority.
The Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa is located at the heart of Warwickshire countryside and is one of the finest hotels in the UK. The hotel serves award-winning cuisines and has a passion for excellence enabling it to clinch the ‘AA Small Hotel Group of the Year’ 2014-2015.
The luxurious surroundings coupled with the divine food encapsulate what is the ultimate Mallory experience. Among the facilities on display in the hotel are a cocktail bar, a walled garden and 19 manor house bedrooms with seven knight suite rooms, which offer the perfect blend of modern and traditional design.
The attention to detail in the hotel’s setup alone is an assurance of a restful stay. The Gourmet retreat with luxury spa deals starts from £79.50 per person enabling you to save up to 38%.
What’s included you ask? Well, you get a 20% off spa treatments per stay, overnight accommodation at the Mallory Court Hotel, a full English breakfast and an opportunity to upgrade to the Classique Main House Room that is worth £41 per person.
You should also know that the hotel’s location makes it easily accessible to UK’s best gems making this last minute UK trip worthwhile.
Brome Grange Hotel
Treat you and your loved one to a beautiful spa break in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk. The hotel is set in the delightful countryside and is perfectly located for people who seek to detox the mind away from the bustle of the city.
The hotel is located close to the historical tows of Eye and Dis and within less than 30 minutes from Bury St. Edmunds, Norwich.
In the hotel, you will get access to the traditional English Restaurant, the Real Ale Bar, 22 En-suite bedrooms and Tithe Ban. This Last minute summer holiday deal will set you back £160 per person but with this, you will be able to save 20% off the full cost.
This countryside getaway includes, a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, a full English breakfast daily, a back massage and mini facial at the willow spa and fitness centre worth £70pp, a dressing gown, slippers and a bottle of water, dinner at the Rossete courtyard restaurant and of course two nights’ accommodation at the hotel.
While you are at it there are nearby attractions. These include the Norwich Castle, the Suffolk coast, the Banham Zoo, and Ipswich and Norwich football clubs.
2. UK Christmas Markets
Manchester Christmas Market Break
The Manchester Christmas Market break is set at the foot of the four-star Townhouse Hotel, which is a stone’s throw from Albert square, which is the heart of the Manchester Christmas market.
While in the city, the Manchester Christmas market allows you to wander the streets that are filled with over 300 festive chalets. The city centre is buzzing with bars, galleries, restaurants that should keep you more than occupied.
From £79pp, you will be treated with a delicious dinner in the 101 Brassie, a full English breakfast, a glass of Prosecco and overnight accommodation at the 4-star hotel. Manchester City is one of the most exciting places to visit in England considering the culture, energy and endless ideas for your itinerary.
However, you should know that the Manchester Christmas market is open from the 9th of November to the 22 of December. Popular attractions in the area include the Manchester Palace Theatre and the Manchester Art gallery, which are less than 10 minutes from the hotel by foot.
Salisbury Christmas Market
As nights draw in, December comes closer and closer and with Christmas comes the festive cheer of the popular Salisbury Christmas market.
Stopover at Salisbury, Guildhall Square to enjoy a traditional German market spirit at the very centre of the city. With over 75 chalets in the square, the market offers everything from delicious goodies, unique gifts, and the finest fudge.
For accommodation, the Rose and Crown Hotel is conveniently located in the city of Salisbury. The hotel still manages to keep some of the original 13-century features such as the traditional oak bar and the old wooden log fire.
From an unbeatable price of £54.50 per person visitor will get to experience a full English breakfast, mince pie and spicy wine on arrival and of course an overnight stay at the Legacy Rose and Crown.
In addition to excellent dining facilities, the hotel offers a patio door that leads directly to the picturesque riverside terrace and a spectacular view of the Salisbury Cathedral. Away from the goodies offered by the hotel, the Christmas market is just five minutes away by road.
You should also know that the Salisbury market runs from the 29th of November and ends on the 23rd of December. This year the festival will feature a real ice rink that also begins on the 29th but extends all the way to the 6th of January.
3. Romantic Getaways
Cornwall Coastal Break
Elope to Cornwall and stay at the prestigious five star Lugger Hotel. The Jewel of the Roseland peninsula Portloe is at the foot of the valley and offers a picturesque cove and of the tiny harbour.
You and your lover can stretch your feet on the Roseland Peninsula and see other nearby allures. Ideal for coastal walking, the Roseland Peninsula allows you to stretch to the left straight to Caerhays Castle or follow the right path to Pendower beach via Nare head.
Other fun activities that can be done to rekindle your love include fishing, cycling or visiting the most popular botanical garden in the UK, The Lost Garden of Heligan.
The best hotel at the foot of the valley, Lugger Hotel is renowned for its quality standards. From £194 per person, you and your partner will be treated to a three-course dinner, full English breakfast for two mornings, two nights’ accommodation, and hot chocolate with cream cookies that are Cornish clotted.
After a long day of browsing the area and all the goodies nature has to offer, the hotel provides a serene environment for watching the waves and dark skies. A tranquil evening devoid of any stress for you and your partner.
Whether you are a dessert lover, seafood fanatic or vegetarian, the hotel’s restaurant has it all. The cuisine is largely composed of local foods seasoned with local ingredients. The wonderful setting and impeccable wine list will make this trip hard to forget.
4. All-Inclusive Deals
All-inclusive Midlands Stay
Looking for a last minute all-inclusive travel deal? Look no further than the Mercure Wolverhampton Goldthorn Hotel in West Midlands. The hotel is located in the town centre enjoying the benefits of excellent transport links and close to a range of local attractions.
In the Midlands, you can spend your day riding the steam train along the Severn Valley Railway. Not very far from the hotel also is the Black Country Museum. The Black Country is an open-air museum with lots of artefacts that give you a glimpse into 300 years of history.
After a long and enjoyable day in the Midland, the hotel’s all-inclusive bundle does not disappoint. From £129 per person, you are treated to two nights in the hotel, free room upgrade, unlimited tea and coffee service, unlimited draught beer and lager, lunch on both days, two-course dinner for the two nights and a full English breakfast on both mornings as well.
You can choose to unwind in the relaxing lounge area or cocktail bar or if you need some lone time, the sauna and indoor swimming pool are ideal.
All-Inclusive Lincolnshire Retreat
Relax and unwind on an all-inclusive break stay at Stoke Rochford Hall Grantham. The Victorian mansion is surrounded by spectacular gardens where you can sit back and recharge knowing that everything is taken care of.
The Stoke Rochford Hall is a unique destination to cross off your bucket list during the summer’s last minute trips. The hotel is strategically located near Grantham in Lincolnshire where you can stroll around the historic buildings and market towns by foot.
If you would like something a bit distant, catch a coach to the Rutland Water Nature Reserve, which is within driving distance.
From £159 per person, the all-inclusive treat includes a complimentary cream tea on arrival, a two- course dinner for the two nights’ accommodation, a selection of sandwiches and or soup, free room upgrade and late checkout from the room on departure day.
Battle Proms Concert
Spice up your last minute summer holiday deals with Britain’s premier classical open-air concert with music, fireworks, parachute display, cavalry and much more.
Enjoy a glorious evening of live music with some red wine, fresh cheeseboard, unforgettable fireworks display and exciting exhibitions of choreographed displays. Aside from the music, you also have a delicious selection of grapes, fig chutney, West Country cheese and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to get you in the mood.
The event kicks off at 16.00 and we advise that you get a comfortable spot on the lawn and enjoy a fabulous evening of non-stop entertainment.
For £114, the evening packs more than enough. This is inclusive of the fresh cheeseboard and a bottle of red wine. You get to select from five stunning venues.
This also includes two tickets for the performance of the New English Concert Orchestra. It’s also good to know that the validity of the voucher runs until the 10th of August 2019 and is separate from the admission ticket. It must be redeemed for your preferred date and venue.
Here are the venues and selected dates in July and August 2019.
- Blenheim Palace – Saturday 6 July
- Hatfield House – Saturday 13 July
- Burghley House – Saturday 20 July
- Highclere Castle – Saturday 3 August
- Ragley Hall – Saturday 10 August
We recommend that you book early and while you are at it a private coach would be ideal ferry you and your friends to the venues with maximum comfort.
6. Golf Breaks
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa
The Macdonald Portal Hotel is a great golfing site on the weekend away from home. Portal golf club is home to a well-established 18-hole golf course. In addition to the pro level, challenging course, the Portal has an additional 9-hole course, practising facilities and a golfing academy.
The Macdonald Portal is conveniently located in Tarporley near Chester just 40 minutes from the Manchester Airport.
Facilities within the hotel include a gym, spa, and treatment rooms, bar, restaurant, golf tuition, golf buggies, indoor swimming pool and many more. Other than golfing, the hotel has 85 spacious states of the art rooms that are bound to get you relaxed.
The Portal has an award-winning restaurant, ‘The Ranulf.’ Here guests will be able to enjoy the Scottish finest beef and lamb coupled with some British ingredients. The restaurant offers a picturesque view of the Cheshire countryside as well.
Should you want to relax after a long game of golf, there’s a huge catalogue of treatments at the spa. Other body therapies include ice rooms, sauna, steam, Technogym, and a swimming pool.
There is obviously an array of activities to do at the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa. The basic package starts from £99pp all the way to £179pp. check out their website for the deal that suits you best.
The Belfry is known to have hosted the prestigious Ryder cup for an unprecedented four times. This makes it the perfect spot for a last-minute UK golfing break. The belfry obviously has superb golfing courses; the PGA National Course and The Brabazon Course.
The Belfry is located just 10 minutes north of Birmingham Airport. Private Coach Services are available if you need to keep all your golfing bags in a secure place and have a wonderful traveling experience with your buds.
Aside from the unparalleled golfing experience, the Belfry sits on 550 acres in the beautiful countryside of Warwickshire. The four-star facility obviously has stunning golf courses but we promise that the 319 elegant rooms and other experiences will steal the show.
There is quite an array of dining experiences as well, the Ryder grill provides an excellent spot for an evening meal, Sam’s club House delivers the latest sporting action, and you can grab a snack at the Leisure café or better yet go unwind at the Brabazon Bar.
While in Birmingham, there is a myriad of things to do including visiting the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or watch a show in one of the theatres. If your stay extends late into the night, the Bel Air nightclub opening from Thursday to Saturday is the perfect place to blow off some steam after a long day on the course.
7. Culture and Heritage
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
This horticultural gem continues for over 360 acres extending beautifully well beyond the horizon. The garden began in 1995 when Dr and Mrs Robinson purchased the estate and has managed to stay strong to date.
The Stifford Hall Hotel is an elegant 18th-century mansion located in the middle of Essex and is conveniently surrounded by six acres of verdant parkland. The hotel is the best place to stay the night if you will spend more than a day at the RHS Garden Hyde Hall.
Also, there are lots of shopping centres nearby Bluewater and Lakeside shopping centre as well as access to Tilbury and Thurrock. If at all, you decide that you have had enough fun, London is just 20 minutes away by car.
From £85 per person, you will have saved 22% off the full cost and with this; you receive two tickets to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Dinner and a glass of house wine at the Stifford Hall Hotel. The RHS Garden Hyde Hall is an estate that offers panoramic views of Essex countryside.
Should you have more time left on your schedule there is the Chafford Gorges Nature Park nearby that offers again over 200 acres of space with wildlife with lakes, meadows, and woodland.
After a long and adventurous day, you could sit back and enjoy an evening cup of tea in the hotel’s library or on the terrace.
Bletchley Park Break
One of the England most vibrant attractions the Bletchley Park break is also home to the World War Two Codebreakers.
Bletchley Park is a place of immense importance for its purpose during World War two and also the birthplace of modern information technology. The park is an internationally renowned attraction and hosts thousands of visitors from all over the world yearly.
As part of your visit, you will be able to learn the part that the park played in the world war intelligence and how much impact it had in the outcome of the conflict. On a light note, the people that worked in this aboard intercepted over 20,000 messages daily and had to decipher, translate and interpret the information.
To enhance your stay, with as little as £80 per person a visit to Buckinghamshire will grant you overnight accommodation at the nearby Milton Keynes Hotel, a full English breakfast, evening meals, tickets to the Bletchley Park and a complimentary bottle of wine.
The Park is open daily from 9.30 am to 4 pm so there are no deadlines on this one but the offer might not last forever. While you are at it, the visitor centre in Block C offers some enticing welcoming entry into the park with gift shops, introductory exhibition and engaging multimedia.