A Brit of all right

Publication Date03 January 2021
While some of us developed a soft spot for staycations, others discovered a love for the great outdoors or took up a new hobby.

Today - over four pages - we've rounded up the UK's most exciting new travel offerings, events and anniversaries for 2021 which indulge our new-found passions and pastimes.

Stay and play Launching this spring, inland surf pool The Wave in Bristol will offer the chance to enjoy luxury surfside glamping.

But there's not a guy rope in sight on these upscale safari tent abodes. They feature gleaming kitchens, bathrooms and large private balconies, perfect for soaking up the sun and gazing at the stars. The on-site Clubhouse, where guests can enjoy a meal and a drink, is just a short walk away and pop-up food outlets are located in the grounds.

Surfing lessons are available in the 590ft pool, which produces 1,000 quality waves per hour ranging from 1.7ft to 6.5ft. There are also non-guided sessions for intermediate and advanced surfers who just want to catch some waves. All-day Spectactor Passes are £2. thewave.com

England's coasts Halted holidays. abroad resulted in a rush to the seaside in 2020.

Our fresh appetite for sand dunes and salty air on home turf, has inspired a fact-packed new website, englandscoast.com, brimming with ideas.

Highlighting beautiful beaches to visit, top venues for seafood, under-the-radar coastal towns, wildlife hotspots, cycling trails and seaside walks, the site will enable tourists to build an itinerary and book each element directly.

The whole of England's coast is featured via easily navigable regions. They range from Northumberland's 'Wild Coast' and Yorkshire's 'Heritage Coast', to the contemporary art and cultural highlights of Kent, East Sussex and Essex on the 'Creative Coast'. Then there's the world-class seafood producers and restaurants on the 'Seafood Coast' in Devon.

englandscoast.com

Animal magic How about getting some beauty sleep with the beasts at West Midlands Safari Park, Kidderminster?

Eight new luxury lodges will give you a close-up overnight wildlife experience during the summer season in the newly-updated reserves.

Set within an exclusive area of the attraction, six lodges offer views of African elephants, with two more lodges having cheetahs to watch.

Guests can also observe the animals as night falls during an evening meal, then wake up to the wildlife enjoying their morning feed during breakfast. Safari lodge short breaks include daytime admission to the park and theme park...

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