With over 500 hotel locations to choose from across the UK, you will be spoilt for choice on where to stay. Travelodge has a range of grade ll listed properties and hotels set in rural locations. Why not treat the whole family to a break in the October half term holidays or alternatively whisk your other half away on a romantic trip to the Lake District, Bath or Stratford-Upon-Avon. With the money you save by booking a £19 room you can splash out on a romantic meal for two.
Furthermore, with Christmas fast approaching why not organise a fashionistas weekend getaway and explore one of the UK’s shopping destinations for a weekend of shopping and partying. Shop and party hard in Edinburgh, Chester, Liverpool, London or Manchester.
Listed below are some suggestions on how to keep the kids entertained over the forthcoming October half term break:
Join in the Harvest celebrations at the Chiltern Open Air Museum. Visitors can see the museum's restored thrashing machine in action (weather permitting) thrashing the traditional rye crop, grown and harvested on the museum site this year.
Location: Newland Park, Gorelands Way, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB
More information: www.coam.org.uk
Nearest travelodge hotels: London Uxbridge, Watford Central, Beaconsfield Central – book online at www.travelodge.co.uk
Explore the magic of the Harry Potter films with this unique walking tour. The experience takes visitors behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. Step inside and discover the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s Office and discover never-seen-before treasures.
This autumn also sees the iconic Hogwarts Bridge open for the public. So kids can walk across the famous bridge for the very first time!
Location: Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden
More information: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
Nearest Travelodge hotels: Watford Central, Hemel Hempstead Gateway - book online at www.travelodge.co.uk
Everyone loves chocolate but not everyone knows how it’s made! Explore the world of Cadbury and visit a real life chocolate factory. Kids can play in chocolate rain and go home with their very own chocolate creation, made by their own fair hands.
Location: Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2LU
More information: www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Nearest Travelodge hotels: Birmingham Central Moor Street, Birmingham Central Bull Ring, Birmingham Central Newhall Street - book online at www.travelodge.co.uk
Building Magic with LEGO
Every member of the family, from Grandma to Toddler, will be fascinated by the incredible LEGO models showcased throughout the LEGOLAND park. From comical camels to fearsome fire-breathing dragons, world landmarks to musical pirates, it's amazing what can be built with LEGO bricks.
Location: Winkfield Road,Windsor,SL4 4AY
More information: www.legoland.co.uk
Nearest Travelodge hotels: Windsor Central – book online at www.travelodge.co.uk
Take the kids on an educational tour of one of the UK’s most famous castles. Home of the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, and the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland, there is a piece of history for everyone to enjoy!
Location: Castle Hill Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12NG
More information: www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk
Nearest Travelodge: Edinburgh Central Rose Street – book online at www.travelodge.co.uk
As well as saving money on accommodation, Travelodge also offers great meal deals in its Bar Cafés. You can kick start your day with an ‘eat as much as you like’ breakfast buffet for £7.65 per guest and for each paying adult - two children under the age of 16 eat for free. You can make a 20 per cent saving on breakfast by ordering online and you can order a two course evening online for just £9.95 per person too.
With Travelodge you only pay for the room and not for the number of people staying per room. A family room caters for two adults and two children or three adults – so for a family of four, it works out at just £4.75 per person - cheaper than a portion of fish and chips!
A Travelodge family room has a luxury king size bed, sofa bed, en-suite facilities, flat screen TV with 18 free digital channels, free tea / coffee making facilities and WIFI.