IDEAS TO BRING YOU IN FROM THE COLD - Summer may be behind us, but there’s no excuse to go into hibernation this winter. We’ve put together a range of ideas, which will keep you entertained indoors over the following months.
MAKE A DAY OF IT AT A MUSEUM
Escaping the bad weather is easy when you head to a museum or art gallery for the day. Better still, you don’t have to put a strain on your finances, with a surprisingly large selection around the country offering free entry.
York’s National Railway Museum is a fantastic destination, that’s as equally fascinating for train buffs as those interested in history. A short walk from York’s historical centre, it’s a great option for a day out when the weather’s not on your side.
Find out more: www.nrm.org.uk
TAKE A MOOCH AROUND A MARKET
Full of atmosphere, there’s nothing quite like wandering around a market for getting a real feel for a place – including regional speciality foods. With a wealth of indoor markets around the country, you’ll have plenty to choose from this winter.
Find a market near you: www.nmtf.co.uk/markets
Shrewsbury Market, has been crowned 'Britain's Favourite Market 2018’. Since 1965 it has been home to many traders, offering fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, fresh fish, delicatessen, books, china, antiques, collectables and contemporary arts and crafts to name a few.
Find out more: www.markethallshrewsbury.co.uk
ENJOY A SPOT OF SPA RELAXATION
After mineral water was discovered in Cheltenham around 300 years ago, a selection of spa towns sprang up. Whether you want to taste the water, soak up the pump room history or immerse yourself in the baths, a spa town is a perfect destination over winter. Why not try Leamington Spa Art Gallery and
Museum – it’s free to visit.
For an indulgent day out in North Yorkshire, you could book a treatment at Harrogate’s Turkish
Baths. Or experience the luxury that is Bath’s natural hot springs at the stunning contemporary Thermae Bath Spa.
Find out more: www.turkishbathsharrogate.co.uk and www.thermaebathspa.com