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Weekend Breaks & Getaways in UK Forests

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Escape on a weekend break to a place where nature soothes you, where connections are forged and where your spirit is renewed. Escape to the forest where, for a glorious weekend, freedom awaits. Whether you want to climb a mountain or gaze at the stars from a hot tub, a weekend break is the escape you have been searching for. Choose one of 11 amazing forest locations, from lochside views in Scotland to bluebells and beech trees in Hampshire. Wherever you are in the UK there's a location close enough for a weekend getaway, and yet far, far away from the day-to-day.

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Weekend breaks in the UK’s beautiful forests

Stay in a cabin with nature on your doorstep and a host of exciting attractions to discover. Fill your days with activities, from leisurely bike rides through the forest to adrenaline-fuelled adventures at local theme parks. Spend your evenings gathered in the glow of a log-burning stove, reconnecting with your favourite people. Whatever your party size, choose a cabin to suit, from a one-bedroom Golden Oak Hideaway for romance, up to a five-bedroom Golden Oak Treehouse, which includes a separate fairy-tale suite across a wooden bridge.

A weekend in the forest leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed. Easy to organise and easy to get to after a week at work, it’s a chance to relax completely, whatever relaxation means to you. If that’s canoeing down a river before exploring a cave, do it. If it’s a lazy, long weekend of in-cabin spa treatments, evenings in a cosy cabin and a dip in a hot tub with the sound of birdsong, do that too. With locations across Britain, Forest Holidays is a great choice for a weekend break, keeping travel times short and allowing you to switch off completely. Find your freedom and refresh your spirit on a weekend away in a beautiful UK forest.

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A long weekend in the forest

Ideas for a weekend getaway

Choose a weekend break in England, Scotland or Wales, and let the peace and tranquility of the forest envelope you as soon as you arrive, allowing nature to reset your dial.

Dine at your leisure

Your time is entirely your own and, as a weekend with those you love is precious, make the most of every minute by enjoying meals without the chore of cooking them. Our food and drink options give you the choice of everything from meals at the Forest Retreat to your own in-cabin personal chef

Create your own adventure

If your idea of switching off for the weekend means action, hire bikes and enjoy the thrill of exploring the countryside on two wheels. Canoe down rivers, climb up hills, visit zoos, theme parks and local attractions. Go on forest and countryside adventures, from woodland archery in Sherwood Forest to flying down a zipwire at Keldy. Visit nearby towns and cities for an injection of local culture and cuisine. You’ll be amazed at how much you can pack into a weekend away. 

Rest and relax in peace

If you yearn for a slower pace, simply stay close to your cabin and soak up the natural beauty of the forest. Bring your forest surroundings to life with a Forest Ranger adventure, enjoy treats such as luxury spa treatments, and savour the feeling of a long weekend with no agenda. When the mood takes you, slip into your own private hot tub with the forest around you, and feel its therapeutic effects calm your senses.

Explore beyond the forest

Make time to explore! From the wild beauty of the North York Moors when you stay at Cropton or Keldy to the bright lights of London when you stay at Blackwood Forest, our UK forest locations are surrounded by exciting places to discover – all close enough to fit into a weekend away. 

Whatever you choose to do, escape to one of 11 tranquil locations across the UK, for a deeply restorative weekend getaway with long-lasting benefits.

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Weekend breaks with hot tubs

Stay in an architect-designed woodland cabin and enjoy your own private hot tub out on the decking. Jump in to start your day with an invigorating lift, then soothe your tired limbs beneath the bubbles after a day’s adventures, and finally, sink into the hot tub after sunset, for some for some luxury stargazing. A long weekend at one of our UK locations gives you all the time you need to enjoy the benefits of your hot tub, which is ready whenever the mood takes you. Our hot tub holidays are available all year round and we have 11 locations in England, Wales and Scotland, making a weekend break in Britain special, whatever the weather.

Experience Scottish lochside cabins

Long weekends away in Scotland

Enjoy a weekend getaway in Scotland at one of our two stunning Scottish locations. At Ardgartan Argyll, the pine-green mountains sweep down to the clear waters of Loch Long – a view that you can savour from your own outdoor hot tub. At Strathyre, in the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, you may spot rare pine martens and red squirrels as you relax in your cabin. Within easy driving distance of Edinburgh or Glasgow, Strathyre and Ardgartan Argyll are great locations for a weekend getaway in the heart of the Scottish countryside.

Stay in the heart of Snowdonia

Weekend breaks in Wales

Escape for a weekend break in Wales for the most amazing mix of natural beauty, outdoor action and pure relaxation. At our Beddgelert location in the heart of Snowdonia, just 16 woodland cabins are dotted among the trees beside a tumbling river, with the mountains of Snowdonia as a backdrop. A more stunning location for a long weekend in Wales, or indeed anywhere, is hard to imagine.

Explore Cornwall at your own pace

Weekend getaways in Cornwall

Enjoy a weekend break in Cornwall at our Deerpark location. Explore bustling harbour villages and pristine beaches, discover tropical gardens and wild moors, relax in your cabin beside a tranquil millpond, hidden deep in a wooded valley. Situated in the sunny south east of the country, close to Devon, Deerpark is easy to get to and a great base for a for a weekend getaway in Cornwall.

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