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Addlethorpe Golf and Country club is one of the latest editions to our Autograph specialist collections, a superb collection of lodges all new for 2022 nestled along the fairway of the beautiful golf and country club.
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Escape to the countryside in Lincolnshire where the natural beauty of the surrounding area, stunning new accommodation plus a 9-hole golf course, driving range, new adventure playground, outdoor splash zone and restaurant come together at for a perfect location to relax and reconnect with friends and family.
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Situated within the private grounds of Athelington Hall in the idyllic North Suffolk countryside, these well appointed lodges are perfect for a peaceful, away from it all rural holiday.
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Barlings Country Park is set within 22 acres of trees, in the quiet village of Langworth.
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Bowbrook Lodges is a quiet and unspoilt location which offers cosy lodges to quirky glamping safari tents.
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Nestled inside a Worcestershire Countryside Golf Course, Bredon View is an ideal countryside getaway, only a stones throw from the historic market town of Pershore.
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Breydon Water Holiday Park provides a unique blend of leisure and adventure, making it an ideal destination for families, fitness enthusiasts, and those seeking a peaceful retreat in the Norfolk countryside.
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Set just back from the main river and complete with a row dinghy for you to relax, enjoy and explore the Norfolk Broads.
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Burton Waters Marina is new for 2024 and offers guests a unique experience to stay on floating lodges, within a tranquil setting.
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Caistor Lakes Leisure Park is situated within 7 acres of rural countryside and is nestled in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
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California Cliffs Holiday Park offers a retreat for families, couples, and friends alike.
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Cambridge Country Club Lodge Retreat is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, offering luxurious lodge accommodation at Cambridge Country Club, the perfect place for breaks away to relax and unwind.
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Camper UK Leisure Park is nestled in the countryside of Lincolnshire, while conveniently only 10 miles away from the historic City of Lincoln.
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Boasting a wonderful setting overlooking the North Norfolk coast, this cosy small, family-run park sits in the peaceful village of Bacton-on-Sea.
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Cherry Tree Holiday Park in North Norfolk presents a delightful getaway for families and individuals seeking a mix of relaxation and activity.
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Norfolk Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to the heart of England with a Midlands lodge break, where vibrant cities and serene countryside await. Savour the region's famed balti in Birmingham, or indulge in a Melton Mowbray pork pie after a day of exploring Sherwood Forest's legendary trails. The Midlands is a tapestry of experiences, from the thrills of Alton Towers to the tranquillity of the Peak District. Did you know it's home to the UK's first National Park? Whether it's a cosy retreat for two, a fun-packed family trip, or a chill-out weekend with friends, a cabin stay here is unbeatable.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Midlands?

The Midlands, often referred to as the heart of England, is a region rich in industrial heritage and lush countryside. It's a place where modern cities meet ancient landscapes. In 2024, the Midlands is ramping up its appeal with new attractions like the upcoming eco-park in Nottinghamshire. **Festivals** are a big draw too, with the Birmingham Jazz Festival and the Leicester Comedy Festival offering something for every taste. Lodges offer a more **secluded and intimate** experience compared to hotels, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and tranquility of the Midlands. The uniqueness lies in its diversity – from the rolling hills of the Peak District to the waterways of the Norfolk Broads, there's a slice of the UK's heartland to suit every preference.

If you're visiting Midlands with kids

Absolutely, the Midlands is a playground for children! With attractions like Alton Towers for thrill-seekers and Twycross Zoo for animal lovers, there's no shortage of excitement. Lodges provide a **home-from-home** setting, giving kids the freedom to play outside and explore nature safely. Plus, having a base to return to after a day out is ideal for families.

When packing for a lodge break with kids in the Midlands, consider the following essentials:

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring
  2. Weather-appropriate clothing – layers are key
  3. Swimwear for water parks or lodge pools
  4. Outdoor games for garden fun
  5. Binoculars for wildlife spotting
  6. First-aid kit for any little scrapes
  7. Snacks for energy boosts during adventures

Pet Friendly Midlands Adventures

The Midlands is a treat for pets, with vast open spaces and plenty of trails. Many lodges offer **enclosed gardens**, perfect for letting your dog roam without worry. Pubs like The Old Plough in Braunston and The Fleece Inn in Bretforton welcome furry friends with open arms. A real tip? Look for lodges that provide doggy extras like bowls and beds to make your pet feel as welcome as you do. And don't forget to check for local dog-sitting services if you plan to visit attractions where pets aren't allowed.

Dog walking ideas in Midlands

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Bradgate Park 3 Deer park and ruins LE6 0HE
Clent Hills 5 Woodlands and panoramic views B62 0NL
Attenborough Nature Reserve Varies Lakes and wildlife NG9 6DY
Draycote Water 5 (circular) Reservoir and meadows CV23 8AB
Elvaston Castle Country Park 2+ Gardens and historical estate DE72 3EP

These dog walks offer a mix of terrains and sights, ensuring that every outing with your pet is as enjoyable for them as it is for you.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to whisk your partner away for some quality time together, the Midlands has a variety of lodges that cater to lovebirds. Imagine unwinding in a secluded lodge with a hot tub under the stars – it's the perfect way to end a day of exploring the local scenery. Many lodges offer pamper packs on arrival, with treats like chocolates and bubbly to set the mood. For an indulgent experience, book a stay at a lodge that includes spa facilities, such as Eden Hall Day Spa in Nottinghamshire, where relaxation is guaranteed. Dining out is a treat too, with intimate eateries like The Boot Inn in Derbyshire offering a cosy atmosphere and delicious meals.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

The Midlands is home to hearty British fare, with dishes like Melton Mowbray pork pies and Red Leicester cheese on many menus. For a memorable meal, head to The Church Restaurant in Northampton, known for its stunning architecture and locally sourced ingredients. Families will love The Orange Tree in Leicester for its welcoming vibe and tasty grub. Couples should check out Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham, a two-Michelin-starred establishment that promises an unforgettable dining experience.

For a good night out

The Midlands offers a vibrant nightlife with something for everyone. In Birmingham, The Jam House is a hit for live music and a buzzing atmosphere. For a laid-back evening, The Canal House in Nottingham is a top choice with its waterside views and extensive beer selection. If you're after a traditional pub experience, The Old Contemptibles in Birmingham is a must-visit, boasting rave reviews for its real ales and historic charm.

Fishing

Anglers will find the Midlands a great spot for a fishing getaway. Here's a list of some prime fishing locations:

  • Drayton Reservoir - NN11 0SG
  • Earlswood Lakes - B94 5JH
  • Clattercote Reservoir - OX17 1QB
  • Makins Fishery - CV11 6QJ
  • Barston Lakes - B92 0LB

Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, the Midlands doesn't disappoint. Go Ape Cannock offers treetop challenges and zip wires, with prices starting around £20 per person. Water sports enthusiasts should head to Carsington Water in Derbyshire, where sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking are on offer. They're open year-round, but always check ahead as winter hours can vary.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Bullring & Grand Central Shopping Centre High street to luxury B5 4BU
The Fort Shopping Park Retail Park Big-brand outlets B24 9FP
Fosse Shopping Park Shopping Park Varied retailers LE19 1HY
Derby Market Hall Traditional Market Local crafts & produce DE1 2DB
Leek's Butter Market Indoor Market Antiques & collectables ST13 6HH

Whether you're after a romantic retreat or an outdoor adventure, the Midlands' lodges offer an ideal base to experience all this diverse region has to offer.


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Midlands

Woodland Escapes, Shropshire

Driving Distance: 1 hour 30 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

Woodland Escapes Lodge

What to expect: Woodland Escapes offers a tranquil retreat nestled in the heart of Shropshire's breathtaking countryside. Expect luxurious lodges with hot tubs, panoramic views, and a serene atmosphere perfect for unwinding and reconnecting with nature.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for families seeking a peaceful getaway, couples looking for a romantic escape, and nature enthusiasts eager to explore the surrounding woodlands. The best thing about Woodland Escapes is its secluded setting and the unique star-gazing opportunities it offers, thanks to its on-site observatory.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, you can indulge in a range of activities from wildlife watching to enjoying the private hot tubs. The nearest place to eat and drink would be the charming local pubs just a short drive away, offering traditional British fare and a warm atmosphere. Entertainment options include guided nature walks and stargazing events.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the historic town of Ludlow (25 minutes drive), known for its medieval castle and excellent food scene. The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are about 35 minutes away, offering a fascinating insight into the Industrial Revolution (entry fees apply).

Accommodation options: Woodland Escapes provides a range of accommodation, from cosy lodges perfect for couples to larger cabins suitable for families or groups. All lodges are pet friendly, so your furry friends can join in on the adventure.


Lakeside Retreat, Warwickshire

Driving Distance: 40 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

Lakeside Retreat Lodge

What to expect: Lakeside Retreat promises a luxurious stay with its modern lodges overlooking a serene lake. Each lodge is equipped with contemporary amenities, private decking, and the option of a hot tub for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Who will love these lodges? These lodges are a hit with couples and small families who appreciate modern comforts and the beauty of a waterside location. The most appealing aspect is the combination of luxury and nature, providing a restful yet upscale holiday experience.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can enjoy fishing, birdwatching, or simply taking in the views from their private decking. The closest restaurants and bars can be found in the nearby town, offering a variety of dining options. For evening entertainment, guests might prefer to relax in their hot tub under the stars.

What's nearby? Warwick Castle is just a 20-minute drive away, offering a historical day out with its dungeons, towers, and expansive grounds (admission fees apply). Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, is also within a 30-minute drive, perfect for theatre lovers and history buffs alike.

Accommodation options: Accommodation at Lakeside Retreat is designed for comfort and elegance, with lodges catering to couples and small families. Note that these lodges are not pet friendly, ensuring a clean and allergen-free environment for guests.


Forest Dwellings, Derbyshire

Driving Distance: 1 hour | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

Forest Dwellings Lodge

What to expect: Set within the lush landscapes of Derbyshire, Forest Dwellings provides spacious lodges with modern rustic charm, complete with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including private hot tubs and a communal games room.

Who will love these lodges? Perfect for larger families or groups of friends, these lodges offer plenty of space and activities to keep everyone entertained. The unique selling point is the combination of rustic appeal with modern conveniences, set against the backdrop of Derbyshire's natural beauty.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can take advantage of the games room, children's play area, and the network of walking trails that crisscross the property. Dining options are available in nearby villages, offering cosy pub meals and local ales. The lodges themselves provide a perfect setting for a BBQ or a night in with board games.

What's nearby? The Peak District National Park is just a 20-minute drive away, offering endless outdoor activities from hiking to cycling (free access). Chatsworth House, with its stunning gardens and art collections, is about a 30-minute drive (entry fees apply).

Accommodation options: Forest Dwellings offers a variety of lodges, from intimate settings for couples to larger cabins that can accommodate groups or families. Many of the lodges are pet friendly, so you don't have to leave your pets behind.


Meadowside Hideaway, Staffordshire

Driving Distance: 50 minutes | Sleeps: 5 | Pet friendly? Yes

Meadowside Hideaway Lodge

What to expect: Meadowside Hideaway boasts charming, eco-friendly lodges set amidst the rolling hills of Staffordshire, offering a sustainable stay without compromising on comfort, including amenities like underfloor heating and private patios.

Who will love these lodges? Eco-conscious travellers, small families, and couples will find these lodges appealing. The best aspect is the commitment to sustainability while providing a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The site offers a range of outdoor activities, such as cycling and nature trails. Local eateries can be found in the nearby town, offering delicious home-cooked meals. For evening entertainment, the lodges provide a peaceful setting for watching wildlife or gazing at the stars.

What's nearby? Alton Towers, the UK's leading theme park, is just a 30-minute drive away, providing thrilling rides and attractions (ticket prices vary). The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent is also within a 30-minute drive, showcasing local history and ceramics (free entry).

Accommodation options: Meadowside Hideaway features a selection of lodges that cater to couples and small families, all designed with sustainability in mind. The lodges are pet friendly, ensuring that guests can enjoy their break with their beloved animals.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Midlands

Alton Towers Resort

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, check the website for details
  • Prices: Online discounts available, prices vary
  • Postcode: ST10 4DB
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site, charges apply

Alton Towers Resort is an adrenaline junkie's paradise with thrilling rides like The Smiler and Oblivion. It's also family-friendly, with CBeebies Land for the little ones. The recent addition of the Wicker Man, a wooden coaster, has been a huge hit. To beat the queues, consider staying at one of the lodges in Midlands nearby and get early access to the park. The best time to visit is weekdays outside of school holidays.

Phone number: 01538 704096 | Web: www.altontowers.com


Warwick Castle

  • Opening Times: Generally 10 am - 4 pm, check for seasonal variations
  • Prices: Discounts for online bookings
  • Postcode: CV34 4QU
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, charges apply

Warwick Castle brings history to life with its dramatic towers, dungeons, and daily shows. It's perfect for families and anyone interested in England's medieval past. Don't miss the Falconer's Quest, the UK's biggest birds of prey show. To enhance your experience, consider a lodge stay in the Midlands and take a leisurely approach to exploring the castle grounds. Visiting early or late in the day helps avoid the crowds.

Phone number: 01926 495421 | Web: www.warwick-castle.com


Drayton Manor Theme Park

  • Opening Times: Varies, check the website
  • Prices: Online booking recommended for best prices
  • Postcode: B78 3TW
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Drayton Manor Theme Park is a family favourite, with Thomas Land for the kids and thrill rides like Shockwave for the older ones. The 15-acre zoo is also a standout feature. To make the most of your visit, stay at a lodge in the Midlands and arrive early. The park is less busy on term-time weekdays.

Phone number: 01827 287979 | Web: www.draytonmanor.co.uk


The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

  • Opening Times: Typically 10 am - 5 pm, but check ahead
  • Prices: Discounts for online bookings
  • Postcode: B1 2HL
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby pay-and-display

The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham is an underwater adventure, ideal for families and marine enthusiasts. The 360-degree ocean tunnel is a highlight, giving you a shark's-eye view of the marine world. To avoid the busiest times, visit on a weekday or book a timed entry slot. Combine your visit with a stay at one of the lodges in the Midlands for a relaxing break.

Phone number: 0121 643 6777 | Web: www.visitsealife.com/birmingham


Cadbury World

  • Opening Times: Times vary, check online
  • Prices: Save with online booking
  • Postcode: B30 1JR
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Free on-site

Cadbury World is a chocoholic's dream. Learn about the history of chocolate, see how it's made, and, of course, sample some treats. The 4D Chocolate Adventure is a fun experience for all ages. Weekdays are quieter, and booking online can snag you a discount. If you're planning a multi-day trip, look for lodges in the Midlands to unwind after your chocolatey adventure.

Phone number: 0844 880 7667 | Web: www.cadburyworld.co.uk


Ironbridge Gorge Museums

  • Opening Times: Varies by museum, check the website
  • Prices: Passes available for multiple museums
  • Postcode: TF8 7DQ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours per museum
  • Nearest parking: On-site at various museums, charges may apply

Ironbridge Gorge Museums are a series of 10 award-winning attractions that celebrate the Industrial Revolution. The Blists Hill Victorian Town is a standout, where you can experience life in the 19th century. It's best to visit during a dry day, as many exhibits are outdoors. Consider a lodge in the Midlands as your base to explore all the museums over a couple of days.

Phone number: 01952 433424 | Web: www.ironbridge.org.uk


Remember, when planning your days out in the Midlands, booking in advance can often save you money and time. And if you're looking for a place to stay, there are plenty of lodges in the Midlands that offer a cosy retreat after a day of exploring. Enjoy your adventures!

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy, home-from-home experience with the added luxury of nature on your doorstep. Many lodges in Midlands offer spacious living areas, modern amenities, and often a private hot tub. It's a chance to unwind, explore the countryside, and enjoy a slower pace of life.

What should I pack when visiting Midlands?

Pack for comfort and the outdoors. Bring layers for unpredictable weather, sturdy shoes for walks, and your swimsuit for the hot tub. Don't forget chargers for your devices, and maybe some board games or a good book for cosy evenings in.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Midlands provide parking spaces close to your accommodation. Some may even offer private driveways. It's super convenient for unloading your gear and getting out to explore without any hassle.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rain can't spoil the fun! Lodges are equipped for all weathers, with heating and entertainment systems. Nearby, you'll find indoor attractions like The National SEA LIFE Centre in Birmingham or the Derby QUAD for arts and cinema.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Yes, many lodges are within delivery range of local eateries and supermarkets. Apps like Just Eat or Deliveroo often cover these areas, so you can enjoy a variety of cuisines right at your lodge door.

Is Midlands a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! The Midlands is charming year-round, with fewer crowds and often lower prices off-season. Attractions like Warwick Castle and Alton Towers are open year-round, offering a different but equally enjoyable experience.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. The hot tubs at lodges are meticulously cleaned and maintained between guests. You can slip into sparkling, hygienic waters as soon as you arrive, with peace of mind.

Are there any child-friendly activities nearby?

The Midlands is packed with family fun. Check out Drayton Manor Theme Park for thrills, or Twycross Zoo for animal encounters. Many lodges also have on-site playgrounds or are close to nature trails perfect for little explorers.

How accessible are the lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges offer ground-floor living and accessible facilities. Places like Sherwood Forest Lodges have specific units designed for accessibility. Always double-check with the lodge provider to ensure they meet your specific needs.

Is there Wi-Fi in the lodges, and is it reliable?

Most lodges come with Wi-Fi these days, and while it's generally reliable, remember you're in the countryside, so it might not be as fast as you're used to in the city. It's perfect for browsing and essential tasks, but streaming might be slower.

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