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Short Breaks & Holidays with a Theme

Here we have a taken our pick of some of the Themed and Event Breaks on offer from our Partners. We have attempted to make it as diverse as possible, but please note there are plenty more available with differing themes from those listed. So whatever you are interest in or if you need some more ideas, take a look around at the Tour Operators, Hotels or Holiday Companies who promote such Breaks (you’ll find those which do specialise in this type of holiday identified on our Partner Page). Take a well-earned mini holiday, treat yourself to a weekend away or midweek break which stirs your imagination or interest.



Spanish Grand Prix Break


Bike Break 1 Night. Enjoy an overnight stay for two to include breakfast and entrance to The National Motorcycle Museum. Ideal mini break for the Motorcycling enthusiast. – Best Western Hotels

Family Sea Life-Legoland Stay 1 Night. A great family outing. Explore the world of both Sea Life® and Legoland® while enjoying your stay at Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow. – Best Western Hotels

1 Night Hampton Court Palace Escape. Ideal opportunity to treat yourself to some history and experience the life of Henry VIII with this historical hotel break with tickets to nearby Hampton Court Palace – Best Western Hotels

Golf and Stay Package 1 Night. Fantastic break for those that like to hit the small ball. Overnight stay at the beautiful Cricklade House Hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds, including three-course dinner and full English breakfast. – Best Western Hotels

1 Night Spa Break. A truly relaxing and invigorating getaway. Take a trip to the Diplomat for an overnight stay in a classic double room, enjoying a two-course dinner in Trubshaws and unlimited access to the Eden Spa with a 10% discount. – Best Western Hotels

Champagne Break. Relax and enjoy a weekend in style, with Britannia Hotels' Champagne Breaks. Available at a number of locations across the UK, these popular packages put an extra finishing touch on any weekend break or holiday getaway, and providing an even better value for money experience. Each Champagne Break deal includes: 3-Course Dinner, 2 Nights Bed & Full Buffet Breakfast, a Bottle of Champagne and possible Room upgrade. These breaks are also perfect for airport stopovers, as they give you the opportunity to prepare for your flight in style, and kick any holiday off to the perfect start. Guests looking to treat either yourself or a loved one cannot go wrong with Champagne Breaks. – Britannia Hotels

80s Breaks. Did you grow up in the 80s and now wish you could turn back time? Are you simply a fan of the days where people would wake you up before they’d go-go? Then a weekend of pure 80’s nostalgia is just the thing for you. – Britannia Hotels

Country Superstars Independence Weekender. A country music tribute festival returns to the seaside next year. Take a trip down memory lane and celebrate country music at its best with the Country Superstars Weekend Break at the Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone hosted by Sarah Jayne as Dolly Parton and Andy Crust as Kenny Rogers. – Britannia Hotels

2020 sees Hideout Festival celebrate its 10th birthday on Croatia's Zrće beach, promising to mark the occasion with its biggest and best party to date. Joining them in June 2020 will be a selection of our favourite artists from the worlds of house, drum and bass, garage, grime and more, who'll all play out across some of Novalja's most popular clubs, including Papaya, Kalypso, Aquarius and Noa. Flight, Tickets and Accommodation packages available. – Festicket

2 Day Package Azkena Rock Festival is a celebrated music festival that takes place at the beginning of summer in the northern Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Held over two days, the festival's line-ups have traditionally been a hub of scene veterans and established favourites, interspersed with newer acts and local talent. Flight, Tickets and Accommodation packages available. – Festicket

A Short Break Holiday for those with an interest in the gardening world. Explore the seasonal delights of RHS Garden Wisley, home to some of the largest plant collections in the world, accompanied by a relaxing stay and a delicious three course dinner at the Talbot Inn, Surrey. – Great Little Breaks

Treat your loved one to a Romantic Break at the 4 Star Thame Lambert Hotel. Your break shall include tickets to Blenheim Palace; built in the 18th century, with over 300 years of history to delve into, including connections to Winston Churchill and over 2000 acres of surrounding parkland designed by Lancelot Capability Brown. – Great Little Breaks

Sit back and enjoy a delightful coastal break at the recently awarded 5 Star Lugger Hotel in the heart of Cornwall and discover one of the UK's most popular Botanical Gardens with tickets to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. – Great Little Breaks

Experience the speed and drama of Formula 1 as you watch the Spanish Grand Prix live at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. This adrenaline-pumping race weekend offers excellent value for money, with return flights, hotel accommodation, 3 evening meals, and admission to both the Qualifying Session and Race Day included. – Leger Holidays

Dunkirk & Fortress Europe. This tour visits the war graves, the memorials, the battle sites of 1940 and both the beaches and port of Dunkirk, even seeing wrecks of the Little Ships. In addition you shall see some fantastic local war museums as well as the Dunkirk Memorial and War Cemetery. Explore bunkers and defences, as well as seeing where the V-weapons such as the Doodlebug and V2 were launched from. – Leger Holidays

The Venice Carnival. Enjoy the world-famous Venice Carnival on this brand new tour. Celebrating traditions such as opulent balls and costumes, masks, storytelling, music, and dance, the magical and vibrant atmosphere of this unique event is one not to be missed. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit some of Italy’s finest destinations, staying close to the stunning scenery of Lake Garda, you can explore the spectacular shorelines with its beautiful towns and villages, as well as visiting the home of Romeo and Juliet, picturesque Verona. A perfect combination of a beautiful Italian escape, combined with the thrill of one of the most unique events in Europe. – Leger Holidays



Blenheim Palace Break

Great Highland Railways by Self-Drive. Start in Glasgow on this breath-taking holiday through Scotland. Experience three spectacular rail journeys: two steam-hauled plus one on the famous West Highland Line. See Stirling and its distinctive ancient town, on the doorstep of Loch Lomond. In Aviemore you join the steam railway and witness stunning scenery as you travel through the Spey Valley. From Inverness you shall get the opportunity to appreciate amazing views aboard the Kyle Line Railway. After journeying to Fort William you’ll board the Jacobite Steam Railway to Mallaig (or vice versa) and witness spectacular sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Loch Morar. The last stop is the vibrant Scottish capital, Edinburgh, where you have time to explore its many sights. – Leger Holidays

The Ultimate Spa Break. Relax and indulge with a two night spa break including: Two nights stay with breakfast each day, An evening meal on your day of arrival, a Bottle of Prosecco, Afternoon tea or spa lunch on your second day and a choice a 55 minute treatment. Full use of spa facilities during your stay - Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Royal International Air Tattoo. One of the major events in the UK. A sensational two day break away with a full day and evening to enjoy the drama and spectacle of one of the world’s greatest air shows. With breath-taking displays, thrilling action and non-stop entertainment throughout the day, this two day spectacular is a must. – National Holidays


Royal International Air Tattoo










York & Skipton Waterways Festival (May). Celebrating the best of canal boats and their contribution to the modern age. This fun filled festival includes live music, gentle cruises and more narrow boats than you can imagine. A fascinating look back at the Industrial era and the wonders it created. After the fun of the Waterways, you get to travel to historic York to explore the very best of this incredible city. With lots to see and do, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. – National Holidays

2 Day break featuring the Cirque du Soleil. A fantastic new show, incorporating the impressive choreography and magnificent stunts common throughout the whole of the Cirque du Soleil portfolio, but now adding the drama of ice! As the first ever experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil, watch as world class ice skaters and acrobats glide through the show, defying the laws of gravity with amazing acrobatics. – National Holidays

A Short Break centred on the Verona Opera and Vineyards 2020. A famous opera performed in Verona's Roman amphitheatre - Explore Verona, Romeo and Juliet's exquisite city - Tastings at a famous Valpolicella vineyard and olive oil producer – Newmarket Holidays

A truly exotic Short Holiday. India - Tigers and the Taj Mahal. Marvel at the magical sight of the Taj Mahal at sunrise - Searching for Ranthambhore's tigers on two safaris - The amazing sights and sounds of New Delhi. A holiday which shall last a lifetime in the memory. – Newmarket Holidays

A London Break; About London & Greenwich. From a trip on the London Eye, to a stroll through Hyde Park or shopping on Oxford Street, there is much to do and enjoy. Also you get to spend time in Greenwich. Known as the home to Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College and the Royal Observatory – the site of the Greenwich meridian line, there is plenty to discover here too. – Omega Breaks

Winter Rail Journey Through Austria, enjoying some spectacular sights along the way. A wonderful short break holiday in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol staying at a welcoming hotel in Pill, which is a listed Gothic house, ran by the Enzenberg family for eleven generations. - Shearings

The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Event Break. A magnificent and patriotic spectacle. You'll enjoy the spectacle live with upgraded seats, staying in Tarbet, close to the shores of Loch Lomond, with a cruise on the loch included. You’ll also get to visit the quaint town of Inveraray. – Shearings

Countryfile Live. Discover the very best of the north with the Countryfile experts at Castle Howard. This new show will present s the best of the northern countryside and celebrates the regional farming in the grounds of the Castle. Discover the Village Green, the Countryfile Experience and the Wildlife Zone. Also included are jaunts to Scarborough and Whitby – Shearings

A Battlefield Break; The Somme. This Battlefield tour will take you through the moving events of the Battle of the Somme, providing the opportunity to pay your respects to the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in 1916. A dedicated Battlefields guide will accompany the tour on the included excursions and will provide information concerning the terrible trench warfare which took place, as well as explaining the methods and happenings of this part of the war. - Shearings

Oberammergau Passion Play Tours. Next year marks the 42nd edition of this spectacular event, which dates back to 1634. This open-air stage performance takes place every 10 years in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau and honours the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The cast is made up entirely of Oberammergau residents with over 2,000 actors taking part, including around 500 children. There are various Breaks offered with differing itineraries with various departure dates between May and September. Some tours include time in Austria, others combine Oberammergau with five nights in Italy, - all include tickets to this special event. – Travelsphere

A Sporting Event Break at York Races. Enjoy the thrill of a top live sporting event on this amazing value sports break. All breaks include 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation plus admission ticket for the Races and a bottle of Prosecco in your room on the first night. Look out for free coach transfers to/from the venue, available on some dates. – UK Breakaways

A getaway visiting the RHS Malvern Flower Show with accommodation at the Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa. A delicious meal at the hotel restaurant each evening is included along with a full English breakfast in the mornings. Saturday admission ticket to the Malvern Flower Show with coach transfers included to and from the venue. – UK Breakaways


Country & Western Themed Break










A Show Break starring Jane McDonald. One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers is back with her new live show. The BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band which guarantees to get the audience to their feet. A stunning evening of music and laughter – Warner Leisure

A Show Break featuring Mamma-mia. Join the ultimate feel-good party at Mamma-mia, the world’s most exhilarating smash-hit musical. Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love and friendship is cleverly told through the amazing songs of ABBA. – Westend Theatre Breaks

Macdonald Golf Breaks in Spain. Whether you're a group of 2 golfers or 42, all the arrangements are taken care of for you including golf bookings, accommodation, transfers, car hire, club hire and more. A choice of over a dozen of the best golf courses along the Andalucian coast are available, most within as little as 10 minutes from the Resorts in Calahonda and Estepona. – Macdonald Hotels &

Yet again we hope to have aroused your interest enough for you to explore further. Go to our Partner Page to find links to the above operators which in turn will provide details of the selected Themed Mini Breaks and Holidays along with many other similar getaways. Go to our Homepage for the latest deals and offers on all types of cheap holidays. Whether it’s Weekend Getaways or Midweek Breaks you’re looking for, we are sure you’ll find something that suits.