Things to Do with a Toddler in Manchester

Manchester is a great city break destination. You will have heard of its nightlife, its music scene and its shopping and attractions, but what do you do if you are travelling with a toddler? Fear not. Although your little one cannot sample Manchester’s nightlife yet, that...

What type of Mancunian are you
What type of Mancunian are you? [Quiz]

Rather you are a local or a visitor, there is no denying Manchester is a wonderful city. With an industrial past that has now been transformed into trendy bars, restaurants and retail boutiques, the city lends itself well to the contrasting alternative and glamorous lifestyles...

The Great British Cake Off: Mapping Traditional British Cakes

As The Great British Bake Off graces our screens for another series of nail-biting cookery genius, we felt inspired to track down the traditional cakes associated to particular regions of the UK. So we set off on a culinary adventure, mapping British cakes and tarts. It...

Tips for travelling with teens
Easy Tips for Travelling with Teens

While little ones are often well-catered for, it's easy to forget your teen's needs when planning family holidays. These are our top tips for travelling with teens. We don’t really like to think about it. As parents, there is something exciting and liberating about not having to...

Visit Manchester this Autumn

Vibrant, bohemian and arty, there is always plenty to do in Manchester. From landmarks to theatres and museums, all the usual touristic attractions are on offer, but here are our highlights - all the events and sights you just don’t want miss in Manchester this...

Launching our Charity of the Year – Mind

After being nominated by our staff and receiving the highest number of votes, Mind has been chosen as our charity of the year. Offering support and information, Mind aims to raise awareness for issues surrounding mental health and provide assistance for those in need. With one...

things to do in London with teens
Things to do in London with Teens

Travelling with a teenager is different from travelling with an adult or a younger child, so we asked the teen children of our staff what they like to do when on holiday with their family. The answer was a mixture of sophistication and fun. They...

Joys of travelling with kids
The Joys of Travelling with Children

There is no denying that travelling with kids is a very different experience from travelling with friends or as a couple. From what you pack to where you go, it changes everything. We've taken a look at the differences, perks and funny happenings of going...

win a city break to Manchester
Win a Luxury City Break in Manchester

The suspense is over. We have a winner for our Luxury Manchester Giveaway! Are you ready? Before we make someone's Friday the best Friday ever, if you have not won this giveaway don't be dishearted. We plan to have more promotions like this throughout the year, so...

Most scenic train journeys in the UK
Most Scenic Train Journeys in the UK

Going on a city break is exciting: a new city, new things to explore and see. Rather than waiting for the fun to begin when you get to your destination, why not start your adventure while you're still on your way? Take the train and...

Cardiff with Kids Come Rain or Shine

The Welsh capital is a great city break destination and is Citybase’s sixth most popular city in the UK. Having gone through major redevelopment in recent years, Cardiff has a lot to offer any visitor and these are our top picks for visiting Cardiff with...

27 Facts about Cardiff that Might Surprise You

Nestled in beautiful Wales and one of Europe’s youngest capital cities, Cardiff has plenty of attitude. From amazing attractions to radical sports, it is the perfect destination for a city break. Here are 27 facts about Cardiff that might surprise you. Travel Stats 1. Cardiff is the...

Unmissable Free Things to do in Paris
16 Unmissable Free Things to do in Paris

There is so much to do in The City of Light, you could spend months researching your city break. So we've done the hard work for you with our handy list of highlights. As with many of our favourite European capitals there are also ample...

Most visited cities in the UK
Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the UK

Millions of visitors travel to and around the UK every year and according to Visit Britain every corner of our beautiful islands are visited. Whether you are a British or international tourist, there is indeed plenty to see and do in the UK. If you...

Facts about Newcastle
34 Facts about Newcastle that Might Surprise You

Famous for its nightlife and Geordie accent, this vibrant city is one of our top city break destinations in the UK and one we would highly recommend. While its party persona needs no introduction, here are some facts about Newcastle that might surprise you. NEWCASTLE TRAVEL...

2017 Best UK City Festivals

As the weather gets warmer, Britain becomes the destination for festivals and events of all sizes and genres. You will have heard of the most famous ones, Glastonbury and the V Festival, but for those not so keen on camping or unable to fork out...

city break favourite destinations
Where to City Break: Our Team’s Favourite Destinations

So many destinations, so little time! In today’s world you could quite literally city break anywhere, but where do you start?? With so many amazing cities, some only a train ride away, how do you pick one? For this million dollar question we decided to...

Free Things to do Glasgow
28 Free Things to do in Glasgow

The biggest city in Scotland, close to all Loch Lomond has to offer, and rich in history, Glasgow makes for a great city break destination. To add the cherry on top of the cake, the city offers an array of attractions completely free of charge....