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Stay busy this Saturday and Sunday - here are the best things to do we've found around the UK on a weekend. All endorsed by the Weekend Candy editorial team.

Literary Dorset: A trip back in time at Thomas Hardy’s Cottage

Get ready for some serious Victorian allure as you discover the birthplace of Dorset’s most famous author and poet, Thomas Hardy. Amongst towering oaks and a collage of greens, browns and oranges lies a large thatch cottage – the childhood home of Thomas Hardy, called simply Hardy’s Cottage. Located within…

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From £125pn
QURIKY & CHIC

The Distillery: London's first gin hotel and finest gin experience

There are many quirky London hotels, but this one: The Distillery at 186 Portobello Road, has gin on tap, in the rooms and everywhere you look!

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From £35pp
AN URBAN RETREAT

Take a stylish splash at the Thames Lido, Reading

Cocooned inside a beautiful red-brick Edwardian building, awaits the fabulous Thames Lido infinity pool, plus spa treatments, friendly tapas bar and stylish Mediterranean restaurant.

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From £40pp
WILDLIFE THRILLS

Exhilarating red stag Exmoor safari for the wild at heart!

Run wild with an adventurous Exmoor safari from Red Stag Safari – spot local wildlife including ponies, deer and birds.

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From £18
TIPPLE O'CLOCK

Fall shed over heels for Shed 1 Gin’s tastings and gin experiences

Perfectly positioned on the outskirts of Ulverston in the Lake District, Shed 1 Gin is known for its bold flavours, use of locally sourced ingredients, and unique gin experiences.

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From £45pp
Guided walks and events

Walk on the wild side with a tour from the Cotswold Forager

Bring the great outdoors into your kitchen with a workshop, tour or multi-day experience from the Cotswold Forager. Walks, workshops & events.

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From £40pp
A Culinary Delight

This delicious food tour of Bath is guaranteed to make your mouth water

Food tours in Bath. Passionate, local food guides. The best independent tea-houses, expert cheesemongers, award-winning bakeries. 3hr tours. From £40pp.

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From £15pp
Tried & Tested

White Castle Vineyard: Corking Welsh vineyard tours and award-winning tipples

Head to Monmouthshire to visit White Castle Vineyard, an award-winning vineyard in Wales with tours that are a real corker.

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From £25pp
Classy and Unique

Hen party life drawing for a fabulously classy kinda do

Hens, grab your pens and steady your easel. There's a handsome (nude) male model waiting who's not going to draw himself!

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From £25pp
Fun & Fabulous

Bespoke hen party dance classes for the ultimate Saturday Night Fever

Simple, fun hen party dance classes - in a venue and location to suit you. Nationwide. Choose your theme, learn the moves! From £25pp.

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From £35pp
For Naughty Hens

Cheeky and fabulous: hen party afternoon 'tease'

2-hour hen party afternoon tea with a very cheeky twist: buff butlers wearing nothing but an apron and bow tie. Fully mobile. Nationwide. From £35pp.

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From £35pp
Girls Night In

The cocktail making hen party that comes to you, at home or away

Hold on to your feathers, hens. Because you’re about to enjoy 90-minutes of pure mixology brilliance, whether you’re at home to celebrate the bride-to-be or staying somewhere special in the UK. With a handsome cocktail expert by your side (yes, you can request a male bartender who’s easy on the…

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From £110
For Gin Lovers

Make Your Own Fabulous Gin in the Welsh Countryside with Silver Circle Distillery

Viva Welsh gin! Nestled in the Wye Valley, the Silver Circle Distillery is a family-run affair with an incredible gin-making experience that's sure to steal any gin lover’s heart. 

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From £34pp
Girly Treat

Dreamy and Award-Winning High Tea at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

The Angel Hotel in the quaint market town of Abergavenny is one of only 9 hotels in the UK to receive the prestigious ‘Award of Excellence’ from the UK Tea Guild. Aka: the Oscar of the tea world!

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Easy Adventure
Countryside Walk

Time To Take A Guided Walk Through the Beautiful Halnaker Tree Tunnel

Join Kathryn on a leisurely two and a half hour guided walk through the Sussex countryside and the beautiful Halnaker Tree Tunnel, crossing into the South Downs National Park and ending at the iconic Halnaker Windmill.

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Health and Wellness
Yoga Retreat

Ain't this Swell: Yoga, Surf and Gorgeous Food Weekends in North Devon

Make the beautiful North Devon coast yours for the weekend with these fabulous yoga, surf and cooking weekends.

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Something Different
Quirky Entertainment

Awfully British murder mystery weekends for those who love to sleuth

If you like your murder mystery weekends with a wicked sense of humour and a bloody good plot, then Tall Tales Mysteries have a murder for you.

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From £10pp
Sea View Yoga

Blissful Sea View Yoga in Lyme Regis

Maitri Yoga in Lyme Regis comes with beautiful views of the Jurassic Coast and a warm, caring instructor who'll help soothe your soul.

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Perfect for Autumn
Unique & Unusual

Hit the open road with Chiltern Trike Tours for a gin and beer adventure!

See the best of the Chilterns and sample the local beer and gin, thanks to the brilliant and brightly-coloured Chiltern Trike Tours.

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Online Fun
ONLINE & IN-PERSON

These Breadmaking Classes Transform you into a Master Baker in your Own Home

Raise your sourdough game and power up your pizza making with these fabulous breadmaking classes delivered either in-person in the Cotswolds or online, wherever you are in the UK!

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Easy Weekend

This Southwold Beach Hut is a Homage to the Great British Seaside Break

For a Southwold beach break only one Southwold beach hut cuts the mustard: Jabba The Hut. Full of cheeky seaside charm, Jabba is cosy and quirky and steps away from the sand.

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City Break Fun
Laugh a Minute

This London Silent Disco Tour is the BEST Way to See the City

Join the utterly fabulous Boogie Shoes Silent Disco London Walking Tour as they get you dance-walking around London's open places and spaces. From £20pp.

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Family Friendly
Personalised Tours

Quirky Black Cab Tour of London: Harry Potter, Bridgerton, and More!

No-one knows London like a London Cabby! So climb aboard a London black taxi for a completely unique, quirky and unforgettable tour of the city.

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From £65pd
Sweeping Sea Views

Uber-Cool Beach Huts in Essex For Weekends With a Sea Breeze

Stylish, chic, contemporary, here are two of the coolest beach huts to hire in Essex - from only £60 per day!

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Luxury Yoga Retreat

Restore Inner Peace in North Yorkshire

Raw Horizons' luxury yoga retreat UK in North Yorkshire is the perfect retreat if you’re new to yoga or meditation!

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Immersive Experience

Escape a Martian Invasion in London

Ground-breaking tech, live theatre and sensory stimulation come together in this incredible layered reality experience retelling the story of War of the Worlds.

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Family Friendly
Animal Encounters

See Rare Crocodiles in Oxfordshire

Crocodiles of the World is an extraordinary place where you can come face-to-face with some of the world’s most feared predators, including critically-endangered Siamese crocodiles!

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From £27pp
Gin Experience

Cheers to the Best Gin Cupboard in the UK!

What started life as a small gin shelf at a Cotswolds' pub is now a gin-lovers heaven with hundreds of gins to try!

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From £60 PP
Heart of the Cotswolds

Comfort food and cake: fabulous cookery classes in a beautiful Cotswolds' home

Spend a day creating delicious food in a beautiful Cotswolds' home, bonding with friends over a mixing bowl.

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Tea House

The Tea Ceremony That Helps Restore Calm

Enjoy and experience an ancient ritual practice, the traditional Chinese tea ceremony at this special tea house in Cheltenham.

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Auction House

Enjoy the Thrills of a Live Auctioneers

Come along and enjoy the buzz and thrill of a live auction - whether you buy something or not!

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Open 7 days a week
Quirky Book Shop

Enter second-hand book heaven at Barter Books, Alnwick

Barter Books is probably the UK's finest second-hand book shop, set inside an old Victorian railway station.

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Accommodation available
Hip creative hub

Arty weekend? Get creative at the New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester

Showcasing the best of British craft and creativity with a gallery, craft centre, artists' studios - plus fabulous creative workshops.

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Family Friendly
Mix and Match Weekends Available

Paddle boarding in the Beautiful Wye Valley

Stand up paddle boarding, gorge scrambling, rock climbing, guided canoe and kayak river trips - if you're looking for high-octane outdoor adventure, you've found it!

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Woodland Retreat

This Retreat Harnesses The Power of Horses

Run by experienced equine therapists, this unusual retreat uses nature, trees, the ponies, meditation to help you heal.

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Yoga & Sound Healing Retreats

Reconnect with You in the Dorset Countryside

Award-winning day and weekend residential stillness retreats in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

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By the Sea
Historic Museum

Mary Anning's Former Home is Fossil Heaven

Packed with interesting and quirky geological displays, rich collections of fossils and exhibits, along with many fascinating stories!

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