Birmingham is a lively city and the centre can be particularly busy over the festive period. If you’re looking to get away over Christmas or during the New Year’s Eve celebrations then a winter staycation could be just the thing. Fortunately, you won’t have to travel far to find somewhere suitable for your winter break, whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel stay, a family getaway, or searching for static caravans for sale for your staycation.
Easily accessible from the M6, the beautiful town of Leamington Spa features stunning Regency period architecture and the picturesque Jephson Gardens that are perfect for a winter stroll before grabbing a hot chocolate from one of the many independent cafés and coffee shops in the town. If the weather turns bad, there’s also an art gallery and museum and All Saint’s Church that are well worth a visit,
Famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the market town of Stratford-Upon-Avon makes a wonderful location for a winter getaway. The Tudor architecture will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time and you can even take a gondola ride along the River Avon. There’s no shortage of things to do, including visiting Shakespeare’s home or taking a trip to the theatre and if you visit in December, there’s even a picture-perfect Victorian Christmas Market.
The cathedral city of Lichfield boasts the only Medieval three-spired cathedral in the UK, as well as quaint cobbled streets and a rich history that you can explore through its many museums and attractions. Here, you’ll find the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, famous for compiling ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’. You can also visit the National Memorial Arboretum or enjoy a winter stroll through Beacon Park, which has over 70 acres of beautiful gardens to enjoy.
Worcester is one of the oldest cities in Britain and is home to the iconic Worcester Cathedral, one of the most visited attractions in England. See it for yourself and explore the Medieval cloisters before wandering through the city’s quirky streets where you’ll find award-winning pubs and restaurants along with independent shops and high-street favourites to pick up some last-minute Christmas gifts or new-year sale bargains! For history lovers, there are also several museums to explore, including the Tudor House Museum and the Museum of Royal Worcester, along with an art gallery.
Worcester makes a great base for exploring many of the popular tourist attractions nearby, with both the West Midland Safari Park and Severn Valley Railway in easy reach. It’s also not far to visit some stunning stately homes and gardens such as Witley Court and Hartlebury Castle, which is home to the County Museum and holds many events such as festive wreath-making workshops.