From forest holidays to a luxurious hotel break, if you’re feeling a bit ‘electioned out’, here are eight ways to take your mind off politics for a while.
To paraphrase the famous poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, for the past few weeks it’s been politics to the left of us, politics to the right of us and politics in front of us. And it’s all been leading up to Thursday 8th June.
We’ve got some suggestions for you if you’ve had enough of manifestos and ballot boxes for now, and want to get some fun and relaxation back into your life without thinking about who’ll be living in Number 10 after election day.
1. Staycation escapism in the Lake District
With the Lake District offering open spaces and distractingly beautiful scenery, you don’t have to leave the country to escape the news headlines and de-stress. Boundless members can save up to 20% on Boundless-owned cottages in the village of Bassenthwaite, in the heart of the North Lakes.
2. A hotel getaway
Let someone else do all the work with a hotel break at a fancy manor house hotel. Based in the rural Sussex village of Rusper, Ghyll Manor boasts over 40 acres of gardens, including a private lake and an amphitheatre.
Treat yourself to a meal in its restaurant and stay in one of its 29 individually-designed bedrooms. Whether it’s a romantic escape, a family get-together or a leisurely break, then Ghyll Manor will soon leave you asking, ‘What election?’
3. Relax on a cruise break
If you’re looking for something that takes you even further away from the dramas of Westminster, then perhaps a cruise is in order.
Boundless members can save on a wide array of cruises with Barrhead Travel, taking in destinations all across the globe, from the Mediterranean in July, to more exotic locations for 2018, to give you something to look forward to.
4. Grown-up getaways
If you’re looking to get away not just from the general election, but also all the children soon to be on their summer holidays, then a Warner break might be the politics and kids-free treat for you. Catering exclusively for adults, the accommodation on offer ranges from manor houses and historic country houses to coastal resorts and picturesque villages, in locations including the Isle of Wight, the Yorkshire Dales and North Wales.
There’s plenty of daytime activities on offer, as well as live shows and entertainment every night, if that’s your cup of tea.
5. An emergency holiday in the sun
If you don’t have a holiday planned yet, but suddenly feel the need to leave the country for some restorative sunny weather, lastminute.com makes booking holidays quick and easy. Boundless members can get exclusive savings on flights and hotels in hundreds of destinations.
6. A cabin in the woods
Can’t see the wood for the trees? With Forest Holidays, you can escape to a rustic woodland cabin and really get back in touch with nature. In the evenings, once you’ve come back from a relaxing woodland stroll, you can luxuriate in your own private hot tub.
Holidaying in one of seven locations across England and two in Scotland, all on breathtaking Forestry Commission land, will make you feel like you’re far away from the real world. Boundless members can enjoy a discount, complimentary Prosecco and chocolates on arrival, and other perks.
7. Indulgence in upmarket London
The Sloane Club, a private members' Club in London's super-exclusive Chelsea neighbourhood, offers its guests the full VIP treatment. You can feel like a member of the old elite as you enjoy this centuries-old Club’s extravagant drawing rooms, deluxe bedrooms and luxurious spa.
Dine in its top-class restaurant (the Sloane Club’s head chef is formerly of the Savoy) and unwind in the lavishly furnished rooms as you enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.
8. Immerse yourself in theatre
To take your mind of current affairs, delve into the affairs of others on stage in the West End, and stay over in a hotel afterwards. Boundless members can save on theatre and hotel deals, with tickets to a choice of six shows, from £99 per person.