Best Weekend Getaways in the UK
Off for a romp across the UK and looking for something pretty darn neat to get up to while you're away from the confines of home? With some of the best events in London, Birmingham, Brighton and more, we've cultivated a cool list of cracking nights to tuck into. Whether you're down for a unique dinner, looking to dabble in a titillating burlesque experience, or simply looking to snuggle in front of a pop-up cinema, these events promise a weekend away in the UK to remember.
Last updated on 11th April 2017
Popping up over beautiful al fresco locations across Essex - from windmill sites to gorgeous national parks - Essex Outdoor Cinema believe that cinema should be for everyone, and as such are bringing it to as many people as they can manage. Head over for classic films and new blockbusters in Essex's best outdoor spots, all throughout the summer.
Starting in 2000 and originally hosting parties in the Welsh mountains, Curious Yellow is a festival-family affair with community at its centre. Now hosted from a secret, sculpture-laden garden in Hertfordshire, head over for live music and inclusive summer festival vibes.
Some would say that nothing quite beats a weekend away in London, and its event like this one that can make you see why. A dazzling occasion of titillating burlesque, stunning cabaret performers and unique entertainment in one of the most stunning venues in the city, Cabaret Des Distractions will make your weekend full of wow.
Head to Kent this June to discover incredible food trucks, a Mad Hatter's tea party, spa giveaways, local bands and craft beer as The Food Fest returns. Taking place The Mount Vineyard, this is one of the UK's top foodie events.
Taking place in seven cities across the country and over a series of dates, Cocktails in the City is one of the UK's most loved drinks festivals, attracting the best in the business for mixology and innovative drinks. Head over for tasting sessions, masterclasses and a sample of only the best bars.
Hark back to the blitz at this 1940s affair. Hunker down in an air raid shelter accompanied by classic cocktails, live swing music and retro entertainment, all throughout the night. Remember; dress your dapper best - because everyone else will.
Mad for mixology? Taking place between Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July, buy a wristband for this drinks festival experience, and you'll enjoy special £4 cocktails at Birmingham's best bars and hangouts. Wristbands are just £8.
Edinburgh is getting its very own Craft Beer Festival this May bank holiday. Head to The Biscuit Factory to try a whole host of delicious craft beers, munch on street food and party to the DJs.
In The Woods is a music festival that's been turning head for years. Showcasing only the best up-and-coming artists in Britain's musical circles, the festival has seen the likes of Lianna La Havas, Alt-J and Slaves perform when they were just finding their feet. Escape the bustle of the city in the first week of September and head down to this fun event.