4 UK day trips to get in your diary now
Ahhh, January – when it’s time to accept that the festive season is over, despite our bank balances still reeling from its impact. Pinch the pennies without scrimping on fun by visiting one of the UK’s beautiful villages, buzzing cities or awesome wellness events.
Celebrating health, wellness and nature, Verve is set in the Wiltshire countryside and is a festival for the whole family. Feed your soul with forest bathing, breathwork and relaxation in the wild spa, before energising your body with exercise classes, farm runs, yoga and Pilates.
5-6 September, from £49
While Bath is awash with sophisticated spas and luxury hotels, the city’s easy-going bohemian vibe is less well known. Enjoy rummaging through the antique and craft stalls on Walcot Street, exploring the lively vegan scene and sipping on locally brewed ale at one of the many independent breweries.
This annual festival helps attendees to lead happier and healthier lives. Look forward to inspiring talks, learning how to brew your own kombucha and browsing the wellbeing marketplace. You will even have the chance to get fit with Dame Kelly Holmes in her new Military in Motion workout class.
1-2 February, tickets from £5
A subtle yet significant transformation in recent years has left this West Sussex market town with a lot to offer. Be sure to browse the antique shops and sift through designer goods at the chic Augustus Brandt showroom before enjoying a delicious artisan lunch at The Hungry Guest café.