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There is so much to see and not too far from your own doorstep!

Why not enjoy a short break, visit a lovely town or city, or maybe explore a new part of the country? 

Wherever you go within the UK and the Channel Islands, plan a wonderful break with one of our Silver Travel Advisor partners listed below. See below for information and details, special offers too.

ABC Boat Hire

What could be better than the gentle, slow world of narrowboats on the UK’s inland waterways? Take yourself off to another world, where you decide how far to travel each day, when and where to stop and what you might like to look at along the way.

You’ll journey through parts of the country roads do not go to, as well as into the centre of cities (if you wish), finding waterside hostelleries and little-known wharfsides. Before setting off, you’ll be briefed on lock operation and waterways etiquette, so you’ll be confident in no time.

There are 14 starting points throughout the UK, around 200 boats to choose from, so you get the right one for you and your fellow travellers and, astonishingly, over 1,500 miles of historic waterways to explore. There’s a lifetime’s worth of travel to enjoy. You can have a boat for a weekend, a week or any number of days in between.

Leave Aldermaston and head to Oxford, Goytre Wharf to take in the Monmouthsire and Brecon Canal or maybe start at Falkirk for a unique journey in Scotland, taking you on to Glasgow. There’ll be bridges, locks, perhaps aquaducts and exceptional scenery. Memories are most certainly made on holidays like this.

All the vessels are modern and well-equipped, with free wifi and your first pet travels free as well. What more could you ask for?

Regular offers and discounts are available too.

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Alfa Travel

With more than 25 years’ experience at coach tours around the UK, Ireland and Europe, Alfa Travel have pick up points across the UK and provide quality, good value holidays with interesting itineraries, many with excursions included.

Whether you are interested in history, gardens or cities, there will be a trip for you. Special Christmas, New Year and Festive breaks ensure that you can get away whenever suits you best, particularly at times of the year when a change of scene and good company is appreciated!

Staying in Leisureplex hotels, in many of the UK’s most popular resorts, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and consideration for those with limited mobility is given: details of easy access rooms, lifts and stairs are all available. Eastbourne, Porthcawl, Dunoon and the Isle of Wight are all visited by Alfa Travel, along with many other popular destinations. There are also trips to some of Europe’s most iconic spots too.

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Alfa Travel, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Forest Holidays

Enjoy a really relaxing experience in stunning, unspoilt nature across the UK.

Stay in sturdy, good value cabins or luxury lodges, some with their own treehouses! Choose up to 4 bedrooms, and there are dog-friendly cabins too. Forest Holidays allow you to discover yourself again.

Away from the bustle of everyday life and in unique woodland surroundings, you can unwind and escape. Go as a family, a couple or with a group of friends.

Forest Holidays' luxury cabins come complete with a well-equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, and comfortable sofas and beds. Many lodges have log burning stoves and your own hot tub on your private cabin deck.

Each location, from Cornwall to Argyll, has a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Archery, cycling, hiking, horse riding and informative walks with Forest Rangers are all part of the fun! If you’re by the sea or a lake, you could be canoeing, kayaking or coasteering. 

Forest Holidays offer a full range of wonderful opportunities to totally immerse yourself in glorious countryside and uplifting outdoor pursuits. They also provide excellent pre-orderable extras such as robes, DVDs, groceries, and even doggy treats! Everything has been thought of, so you can completely relax and enjoy the forest.

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Forest Holidays, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Jersey & Guernsey Travel

This is an island that most certainly packs a punch – it may be small, but it is beautiful and full of marvellous things to do! Jersey has an enviable reputation for great hospitality and fine dining - not surprising with its French roots and traditions. There are properties of all descriptions, from smart 5 star hotels to enchanting cottages or apartments near the beaches.

Jersey is a place to enjoy a really mild climate, with spring starting a month earlier than mainland UK and lazy, sunny autumn days stretching well into October. The beaches are stunning - have a go at blokarting and water activities such as sailing, kayaking and paddle-boarding - or enjoy a good old-fashioned boat trip.

The war tunnels are very poignant and a real reminder of what happened here in the Second World War. The Durrell Wildlife Park is world famous and well worth a visit, as is the Hamptonne Country Life Museum. And of course, sports such as golf and tennis are most enjoyable in the warmer weather.

All in all, Jersey is a wonderful place for the silver traveller: close to home, just a little bit different and very welcoming.

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Mill Rythe by Away Resorts

This is a recently refurbished 4-star holiday village in the beautiful Hampshire countryside on Hayling Island. It's a perfect getaway. You'll be staying in extremely comfortable rooms that are well thought out and complemented by plenty of snacks and drinks, as well as TV, tea-making facilities and a fridge. Stunning cabins are available too, some even with hot tubs! Breaks are on a half-board basis with buffet breakfast and delicious 3-course dinner.

All the rooms are on the ground floor with flat access, so spot on for those with walking difficulties, and there are also wheelchair-accessible rooms, as well as accessible toilets, a pool hoist and hearing loop. Guide dogs are also welcome.

There are activities to keep you busy day and night – evening entertainment is often themed with tribute bands, music from the movies and musicals. A party atmosphere is guaranteed. During the day you could try the abseiling wall, archery, bowls, swimming pools and, of course, enjoy the surrounding countryside and coast. Adult only weekends are on offer, as are wonderful fun family breaks where you bring everyone, right down to the youngest grandchild! And if you'd like to try out Mill Rythe, you can opt for a taster Thursday evening to start with.

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Original Cottages

There’s nothing more relaxing than heading for a holiday cottage where you can relax exactly as you would if you were at home. You might fancy a coastal view in Norfolk, where you can stride along the wide open beaches and spot the seals. Or head into a fishing village for a super fish supper!

There are times when a cosy escape for two is just what you need, deep in the countryside, with just the stars in the sky at night and the occasional hoot of an owl.

And of course, to celebrate a big birthday or anniversary, it’s wonderful to have the extended family with you, creating memories you’ll share for ever. Large cottages sleeping 12 or more are special places to spend time.

Many properties allow your dog to come too, creating a real treat for you all – holiday time together and no kennels to worry about!

Each original cottage is ‘graded’ and all the equipment is listed so you know just what you’re getting: from standard to quirky and then a little bit eccentric, through to utterly stunning, there will be a super holiday home for you to enjoy. The choice is vast!

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Warner Leisure Hotels

Welcome to Warner Leisure Hotels Privilege Holiday Club

Warner Leisure Hotels specialise in short breaks for grown ups. They have 13 wonderful locations, all with free leisure facilities including a swimming pool and gym. Meals are included in the price, as is marvellous evening entertainment and a great range of daytime activities too.

How about painting or wine tasting, with an evening of Elkie Brooks, or a ballroom dancing showcase by James and Ola from Strictly Come Dancing to follow? Some hotels feature a spa too, so you can be pampered from head to toe.

The hotels are in glorious countryside or on the coast: take your pick, or even better, try one of each! There are great places to stay in the north, south, east and west. Warner Leisure Hotels bring you an excellent opportunity to rejuvenate, try something different and have fun, all in a child-free environment.

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Special offers

You can save up to 35% on many holidays with Warner Leisure Hotels Privilege Club. For all special offers, discounts and added value deals, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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