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With the kids back at school there’s some bargains to be had on mini-escapes across the region…

Everyone knows that when school’s out finding a short break or weekend getaway at a great price is a tough job. This summer as temperatures soared so did the prices, but now the kids are back in the classroom there’s some amazing deals for us adults to enjoy.

With romantic trips, foodie festivals and spa packages available at prices that won’t break the bank now is the time to pack your bags and enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Aldeburgh food fest


If you love your food then at the end of this month head to Aldeburgh for the towns Food and Drink Festival and Fringe. Throughout the festival both the sea-facing White Lion Hotel and its seafront sister hotel, the Brudenell in Aldeburgh will host a variety of events from 27th September until 9th October including gourmet wine dinners, meet the chef demonstrations, workshops, battle of the chefs and a progressive dinner with each course at a different restaurant. Prices per night from £105.

If you can’t wait until then and want to get away at this very moment then take advantage of the Brudenell Hotel’s last minute seaside escape available until the 30th September. The hotel has just opened an AA two rosette Seafood & Grill restaurant and sea-facing terrace, and is offering a one night dinner, B&B stay from £110 per person including a cream tea with a glass of Prosecco on arrival. 

White Lion Hotel, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BJ. Tel: 01728 452720

Brudenell Hotel, The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BU. Tel: 01728 452071


Romantic escape

For a weekend of romance whisk your partner away to The Parisian. An exquisitely designed luxury self-catering cottage in Stamford, the home is a dreamy abode for lovebirds looking for a romantic break. Stamford´s famous water meadows are an idyllic place for a romantic stroll, take some bread to feed the ducks and enjoy the late afternoon sun sparkling on the river. 

For a three-night stay The Parisian is priced £630 and is available to book at Unique Home Stays.


Pamper package

There’s nothing better than a day or weekend of pampering. If you’re feeling exhausted after the six weeks holiday or just fancy giving yourself a little treat, take a trip to The Lifehouse Spa in Frinton-on-Sea.

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds and just a short distance from the sandy shores of Frinton, The Lifehouse Spa offers fabulous leisure and spa facilities and a great restaurant and café serving delicious healthy cuisine.

There’s a whole range of money saving packages available. Try the Love Life Break from £112pp, which includes a one night stay, two-course dinner, breakfast, 25 minute treatment from a selected menu and full use of the spa and grounds. There’s also a Pamper & Prosecco break from £149 and a two-night stay for just £149.50.

The Lifehouse Spa, Frinton Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, CO16 0JD. Tel: 01255 860050


Spa savings

For great savings on spa breaks head to where you’ll find a super saving of 62 per cent at Clarice House Health Spa, Bury St Edmunds.

Clarice House has all the key ingredients for a great spa experience. The luxurious venue features state-of-the-art spa facilities and great treatments delivered by experienced, enthusiastic therapists and delicious meals served in the award-winning restaurant.

The two for one Supreme Pamper Day offers the opportunity to relax with a friend or relative with prices from £170 per package. The package focuses on pure, unbridled indulgence and is inclusive of a range of relaxing treatments, full use of the facilities and lunch.

Tel: 024 7671 6192

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