5 Great UK Groupon Getaways


I got this weird feeling this morning, one I hadn't gotten in a while. You know when you were younger, watching the suitcases being packed into the back of the car and you'd sort of well up, and start inflating with excitement, before bursting when realising you're holiday had begun? I'm not going on holiday, no, just out in the sunshine for a few hours, but there sure is something about sunny weather in Britain that just makes its people want to take a break from it all.
Here's a collection of getaways that caught my eye on the site.

Wigwam break in Wye Valley.

How cool would this be? Staying in a self catering wigwam for a few nights, bacon butties every morning and sipping Kopparburg's until sunset - I mean, experiencing the outdoors and what not. I'd probably take a rucksack full of general essentials, notebook & pen, my camera and my laptop. With complimentary wifi it means I can still watch Netflix. Each wigwam has a TV, stone based fire pit, outdoor seating area and its own parking space. Double glazed windows mean extra warmth too!
An example of a wooden wigwam; these can sleep up to five.

The Groupon Deal: is for 2 people for 1 nights stay in a self catering deluxe wigwam for £59. (2 night option available at £89) A shower and bedding pack is included in this as well as breakfast and a bottle of Prosecco.
The surrounding area looks pretty interesting as well, located in the National Diving & Activity Centre in Tidenham, Gloucester, not only is it accessible by train and the A48, but also boasts being in the heart of the Forest of Dean (I can imagine there'd be fantastic photographic opportunities here) as well as the Severn Beach.

If I were to visit, I'd probably choose to stay in the standard wigwams for £40 a night. These are minimal, with no bedding supplied, but they're pet friendly. Alternatively, for extra pennies, and no access for pooches, you can get a wigwam with a private hot tub. :0

NDAC Wooden Wigwams

Caravan Shortbreak in Fishguard:

Fishguard Town. Source: visitpembrokeshire

I love Pembrokeshire, but I've only touched the tip of the iceberg in terms of exploring the county having visited Tenby a few years ago.
The whole place is just the picture of a holiday for me, making me question why people would spend so much going to beaches abroad. With coastal and clifftop walks leading to coves, hidden beaches, and quaint towns teaming with life, and boating access to small offshore islands. Wildlife is rife there too, and the whole place is just steeped in Welsh history, writing this is really making me want to book a train ticket now.
The caravans are minimalistic, wifi comes at a slight surcharge but the whole place seems to offer value for no frills, functional accommodation. Without the Group deal the price of this place seems pretty good.

The Groupon Deal: is for a 3 or 4 night stay for up to six in one of their Class D caravans. I've had a look at the Class D caravans on their website and they're one of the more decent looking ones. Basic, but fresh looking they offer all the essentials - kitchen, shower, toilet, 2 bedrooms and a spring bed in the lounge as well as its own furnished patio with BBQ.
Howells Leisure Caravan Park

1 or 2 Nights in Blackpool with Theme Park Tickets

I've heard Blackpool being described by some as 'all fur coat and no knickers' and I could say that's true to some extent. Beyond the seafront, the place is a largely an eyesore, but tourism is what the town's built on and it offers considerable value for money there compared to other places I've been to. Cups of tea? You're looking at 50p. Coffee? 80p. Chips, hotdogs and various other seafront snacks are sold, as a whole, at a much better value price. Not everything's cheap either, with chain and independent pubs, cafés, restaurants and bistros line the promenade and the built up shopping area near the tower.
I could never picture myself spending a full week's holiday in Blackpool, especially since the closure of Pontins', but the town is still great for mini-breaks and long weekends. Keep it short and sweet, so you don't have time to see any of Blackpool's flaws.

The Groupon Deal:

the offer is for a 1 or 2 night stay in The Big Blue hotel + Breakfast (one that I always walked past and wondered about) with the option of dinner as well as tickets to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. At £99 for for two people to spend a night, with breakfast, late check out & tickets to the theme park.
I'd probably opt for the 2 night option, as I'd want to spent the entire day at the park and not have to worry about lugging any of my things or train times. The 2 night option is £199 for two people.

If you take away the online price of the pleasure beach tickets (which is £7 cheaper per person than the gate price) it works out you've paid £53 for the night in the room.

The Big Blue Hotel

Chalet stay for up to four in Gilfach Welsh Holiday village nr Abaeraron

Source: Company's website.

Pets are welcome in this small holiday village in Abaeraron, near New Quay Wales. This 36 acre park has its own on site bar serving meals, ponies, a clifftop tennis court as well as access to a secluded beach. It seems to offer a great base for either a relaxed exploring holiday, or a hiking holiday for the more adventurous. Situated in between New Quay and Aberystswyth, Abaeraron is a quiet natured place with beaches looking out onto Cardigan Bay.

The Groupon Deal: the offer is for up to four people to stay in a Bronze grade chalet for 3, 4 or 7 nights. Wanting to stay the full 7 days, this would cost £175 plus a £20 supplement for le pooch.

Gilfach Holiday Village

Self  Catering Holiday Lodge at a choice of location


The Dream Lodge group have holiday lodges cosily clustered in eight locations throughout the UK. At various prices for different 'levels' of accommodation, they all seem to provide the same home from home feel with the functionality you'd expect. These offer a great gateway for exploring the rural landscapes of Cornwall, Devon & Hertfordshire for example. They're also pet friendly!

The Groupon Deal: there are various deals available varying from 1-4 nights for up to 4 people at a choice of location. As an example, if I wanted to stay 4 nights in a deluxe lodge with up to three other people, it'd set me back £499.

Dream Lodge Group

That's all for this post!
It's certainly got me more inspired to start thinking about holidays.

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