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Save your 2021 with these experiences on your next Great British getaway
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Save your 2021 and visit some of the exciting new restaurants, experiences and entertainment venues that have been gearing up to open their doors to the public.

Here, we take a look at the best of the bunch just in time for your next Great British getaway…

Bike Park Wales, Merthyr Tydfil

Bike Park Wales might have opened its doors back in 2013 but 2020 saw the attraction take on a major overhaul. Back in November, the park opened the UK’s longest mountain bike trail for beginners. After closing to the public (thanks lockdown 2.0) the new 5km downward trail is open once more.

Merthyr Tydfil

Expect an exhilarating ride filled with winding turns, narrow tree-lined runs and views over the scenic Brecon Beacons. Just 24 slots a day were available last time round to comply with social distancing guidelines, so it’s best to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Don’t worry about bikes, helmets and other equipment, everything can be hired at the venue too.

After an exciting day of biking, relax with a stay at nearby Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel.

Native, Essex

New restaurants have been popping up all over the country recently and Native has to be one of the most unique eateries of them all. The team behind the wild British menu upped sticks from London’s Borough Market to a 400-acre private island in Essex; Osea Island.

Native Essex

Dining times change daily on Osea Island as service is dictated by the tide. Book now for your chance to sample award-winning game, foraged ingredients and rare breed produce in a former First World War torpedo store.

After you’ve dined in style enjoy a stay at Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western.

Six Sisters Project, Bristol

If you’re looking for a picture-perfect minibreak, Bristol is a must-book destination. The city is well known for its nightlife, which we can hopefully enjoy from 21 June, but from April onwards, staycationers can enjoy the UK’s largest female-led street art project. 


Inspired by the ‘Painted Ladies of San Francisco’, a row of six shops in Bedminster have been adorned with one-of-a-kind designs as part of Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival. If you’re hungry for more murals you can always join a local street art walking tour. The best way to see Banksy’s work in his bustling hometown.

Make the most of Bristol’s impressive arts scenes with a stay at nearby Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel.

BeWILDerwood, Cheshire

There are a plenty of treetop adventure parks scattered across the UK but very few are like BeWILDerwood. The magical forest filled with treehouses, boat rides and slippery slopes is inspired by the books of the much-loved children’s author, Tom Blofeld.


For all the zip-lining, giant swings and super slides the park has to offer, the venue also hosts storytelling events and craft workshops too. A place where grown-ups and kids can play together and make unforgettable memories.

Want to make the most of BeWILDerwood? Make it a holiday and book a stay at Best Western Crewe Arms Hotel.

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, Bath

It’s alive! An experience unlike any other, four floors of assorted limbs, antiques and unusual artefacts all in the name of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Uncover the story behind one of the most famous horror novels of all time in the heart of Bath and without the stuffy museum atmosphere.


Opening in June 2021, the townhouse on Gay Street takes guests through multi-sensory environments designed to send chills down the spine. Victor Frankenstein’s ominous basement is home to the mysterious escape room and (warning…) may not be suitable for under-12s.

Follow up your Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein visit with a (well-deserved) relaxing stay at Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel.

Sadie Hotel, Luton

We’ve got a brand-new addition of our own too! Sadie Luton is the first of our new boutique hotels in the UK. We’ve taken a 1960s office building in the centre of town and transformed it into a contemporary upscale destination that’s just as memorable as your minibreak.


Keep an eye out for playful design features and nods to the building’s Bedfordshire home. The venue is boutique and unique, like other Best Western hotels, this property is one of a kind and we can’t wait to have you stay.

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