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Winter breaks UK

Pairing the fun and the feel-good. Just for grown ups

With Warner this year, a short winter break in the UK can be enjoyed any way you please. There’s the fun of the season. Dining in a pop-up pod with pals. Joining the party over a festival weekend or on the ice rink. Then later with a celebration dinner and a live show on stage. And there’s true relaxation. Looking forward to curling up by a crackling fire. Stargazing in the lantern-lit grounds. Feeling pampered in the spa and by the pool.

From the lively to the fantastically laid-back, these are experiences that may never come around again. All designed down to the very last detail. So, what’ll it be?

Good cheer and a party

Good cheer and a party

The gentry of the 18th and 19th centuries (Littlecote House dates further back to Elizabethan times) designed country manors with the intent to host great get-togethers. All grace and glamour, the state rooms, vast halls and lofty lounges are now reimagined, but just as accomplished at putting on a show. Masquerade balls, bands, acoustic sets, murder mysteries and 15 wall-to-wall music festivals – they’re all on the winter menu.

Taking the theatre outdoors

Taking the theatre outdoors

Spectacle and enchantment are right outside. For doers, the ice rink is the first stop to getting the al fresco fun underway. For dreamers, the grounds circling the hotels are dressed with seasonal colour. Back in the day, these lakes, woodlands, secret gardens and Victorian parklands were playground to the likes of Henry VIII and Captain Alexander Hood. Still as beautiful to roam, who’s betting the King of England would have given the royal seal of approval to the winter terraces and lantern-lit trails.

Tastes and tipples of the season

Tastes and tipples of the season

Days start with everything-goes breakfasts and roll on with warming lattes on blanket-thick terraces. Private pods offer daytime treats and the chance to enjoy the traditional ceremony of afternoon tea. And in the evening, it’s a love affair with tastes from around the world and back to the best of British. And who could skip the gooey mess of cheesecakes and sherry trifle, and more globetrotting – this time on the rocks with flamboyant cocktails served with a winter twist.

Winter terraces

Love to lounge

Lounges warmed by log fires and outdoor terraces, toasty with fire pits, pair vintage style and contemporary comfort. In the leisure clubs and spas, not just moments but whole days of pampering play out with indulgent Temple Spa treatments or simply some mind-empty-ingly time with a good book by the pool.

Great winter getaways with Warner

From party nights to pampering, the bar to the spa, there’s a winter break for all tastes

Music festivals

15 wall-to-wall music festivals celebrate iconic sounds of the 60s, 70s disco and journey through the hits of the 80s and Motown and soul. Visiting artists include The Edwin Starr Band and tributes to rock royalty Elvis and Elton John.

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Seasonal cheer and a party featuring masquerade balls

Not to be missed...dates for the diary

Selected winter breaks in a country house setting are genius at making it even more of an occasion. Brand-new for 2020, they play out with a whirl of masquerade balls for enchanted evenings and murder mysteries for the intrigue of a whodunnit – plus a few surprises.

Masquerade Ball breaks    Murder Mystery breaks

More to expect on the winter menu

Will it be private dining beneath the stars, listening to the sound of silence in a quiet corner, or joining a grown-up music festival (no tent required)?

Dining pods

For a whole new al fresco dining experience, private ‘bubbles’ are set in the grounds of selected historic hotels* and available to exclusively hire for afternoon tea and daytime treats.

*Available at Cricket St. Thomas, Nidd Hall and Holme Lacy House.

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Concert shows

Concert shows

Brand-new concert shows filmed on location feature screen footage of a 27-piece orchestra providing the backing to shows performed by the Warner team. One has a festive theme. The other swing and contemporary music. Catch one of these shows during a Turkey & Tinsel, or Martinis & Mistletoe break.

Winter terraces

Winter terraces toasty with fire pits, pair vintage style and contemporary comfort. Soft blankets, cushions and elegant lighting make these alfresco spaces ideal for a cheers or a chat. Available at six of our country hotels.

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