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4 Weekend City Break Ideas

Going away for the weekend is a great way to unwind and make memories with family and friends. Whether you choose to spend a family weekend in Birmingham, jump on the Eurostar and head to Paris, or get the train to Manchester, there are so many places for you to visit at the weekend. Here are a few places to go for your impending weekend break!

1. Explore the Diverse Life in Birmingham

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Birmingham is the UK’s most culturally mixed city, bursting with over 200 different cultures and lifestyles. If you want to explore a city that celebrates its diverse society whilst nodding to its rich history, then Birmingham is the perfect place for you. From trying the best sushi in Birmingham at Rofuto, to finding inner peace and mindfulness at Park Regis Shakina Urban Spa, you are sure to have the break of a lifetime.

The Library of Birmingham has become an amazing cultural destination, becoming home to an archive of photography, literature, music and moving image that all embrace the development and history of this beautiful city. Or you can visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, offering a breathtaking collection of archaeology, ethnography art and social history. You will not run out of things to do in Birmingham.

If you want weekend trip that will suit the whole family, then Birmingham offers a plethora of child and family friendly activities. Learn the science of Cadbury’s groundbreaking glass and a half chocolate recipe at Bournville’s Cadbury World. Get transported back to 18th Century as you explore the industrial revolution Birmingham has become renowned for. Have a look at full Birmingham City Guide.

2. Go Camping in Rural France

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For a truly relaxing weekend break, a camping trip to rural France will help you escape from the modern troubles of everyday life. Leave the technology at home and surround yourself with nature, good company and fine wine. Some of the best secluded beaches and landscapes are tucked away in pastoral France, from the Cote d’Azur to Rhone Alpes or Burgundy. If the thought of camping sends shivers down your spine, then a rustic cottage or bucolic villa would be the perfect way to spend a weekend or two.

If you’re a lover of wine, the why not visit Burgundy? Stroll around the flourishing vineyards as you sample some of the finest wines in the world. Visit the small churches, quaint villages and Romanesque ruins. A relaxed break in Burgundy is exactly what the Doctor ordered.

Normandy offers a truly life changing experience, whether you’re going for a slow weekend break or fleeting visit. Indulge in the truly incredible history Normandy has to offer. Visit the sites pertaining Joan of Arc in Rouen. See the ruins one the D-Day Landing Beaches that echo the historical tale of the armada of troops landing on this sand in Northern Normandy as they liberated Europe from years of Nazi occupation. Rural France is the perfect place for a relaxed weekend break where you can indulge in an enriching education and spend time away from the modern technology of everyday life.

3. Explore Brussels

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Brussels sits in the heart of Europe, and is a city that has a charm like no other. From the stunning architecture, to the beer, chocolate and expansive flea markets, you’ll experience a culture like no other. Whilst Brussels doesn’t offer the classic star attractions of other cities in Belgium, their world class museums, and Atomium created by André and Jean Polak has become a place of exploration. With over 400 craft beers to try, the café culture that is truly unique to this city, and the Manneken Pis, Belgium is a place to explore.

The central square of Brussels is the gem of the city. Home to Grand Palace, it is a masterpiece of theatrical architecture. The exterior of this sparkling building captivates thousands, and is a true badge of artisan pride. The Grand Palace was once home to the powerful traders of medieval Brussels, who had commerce and political control of this incredible city.

4. See the Architecture of Bath

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If you’re looking for a relaxing spa weekend where you can visit beautiful hot springs and explore rural Britain, then Bath is the perfect place to be. Bath is the most majestic and elegant town in the UK, and perfect for a family weekend or romantic couple’s break. Bath’s fortune has revolved the hot springs and outdoor baths for more than 2,000 years. Aristocrats would flock to this gorgeous city to indulge in this lifestyle. Architects designed the refined, crescents, squares and Palladian terraced housing that have become synonymous with Bath. The Georgian architecture, spa culture and green landscapes, Bath is a city of true relaxation. If you’re visiting Bath, then why not head out to Stonehenge or Longleat Safari park? The South of England offers an array of entertainment for families and adults!

If you’re visiting Birmingham, why not stay in Park Regis Birmingham? Our hotel rooms and apartments ideal for families ensure that you will enjoy your stay and discover everything that Birmingham has to offer. What are you waiting for? Book Now!

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