Whether you’re saving your pennies or want to go big, here are some of the best days out around the UK, whatever your budget.
Tiptoe through the tulips
Five RHS gardens – including Wisley in Surrey, Bridgewater in Salford and Rosemoor in Devon – will be celebrating spring with magnificent displays of colourful tulips. Gardeners have planted more than 300,000 bulbs.
Visitors can see a rainbow of hues displayed in beds, borders and containers, with different styles, colours and planting techniques at each of the five gardens.
Hunt the snack
A fun new foodie experience has launched in London. Described as ‘the perfect cross between an escape room and a food walking tour’, Gourmaze is a creative way to explore the capital and its fab food scene through a live treasure-hunt experience.
Visitors are immersed in a fictional story, with characters sending riddles and clues to phones. Solving them leads to a series of vendors and restaurants across the city where food and drink can be picked up. There are three themes to choose from – pizza, dessert or Asian street food.
Spring into the spa
The Daniel Thwaites spa group is offering a new Taste of Spring day at its UK hotels. These include the Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol, Cottons Hotel & Spa in Cheshire, and the Solent Hotel & Spa in Hampshire. Available until May, the day includes access to thermal experiences, a treatment, afternoon tea and a luxury, hand-poured candle to take home.
Solve a whodunnit in style
Transport yourself back to the era of Agatha Christie on a stylish journey that doubles as an immersive whodunnit. Luxury travel company Belmond has launched A Moving Murder Mystery, where you’ll be introduced to ten suspects aboard its art deco-style train.
Indulge in champagne and a five-course lunch as each suspect visits your carriage to tell you part of the story – a woman has been found dead at the 1951 Festival of Britain – and maybe drop a few clues… A sumptuous treat for someone special, or even for yourself.