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Great places to watch the seasons change

As summer starts to draw to a close and we enter Autumn, you’ll start to see the parks and gardens coming alive with a dazzling displays of oranges and golds. For many people, this is their favourite season because of the stunning colours and with the amount of beautiful parks across the UK, there are plenty of places to see the seasons change and revel in the glorious colours.

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Fun facts about Blue Plaques

Every time you visit a new place in the UK, you’ll notice blue plaques on the side of seemingly ordinary buildings and you might wonder what they are. Well, wonder no more, we’re here to tell you a bit more about the Blue Plaques and where you can find them!

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Explore the world of the real Peaky Blinders

If you’re anything like us you’ve been eagerly awaiting the new series of Peaky Blinders and now Birmingham’s best crime family are back on our TVs, we thought we’d give you an insight into the real life Peaky Blinders and make a few suggestions on where you can go to experience life as a Shelby while in the Midlands.

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The best places to spot birds of prey

Twitchers all over the country will have been rejoicing over the nicer weather meaning that many of the interesting bird species in the UK will have been more easily spotted against the cloudless skies. If you’re not someone who has a broad knowledge of birds, you too might have noticed a fair few of them out and about while you’ve been enjoying the sunshine, so here are the best places in the UK for spotting Britain’s birds of prey. Some of them might even surprise you!

4 of Northern England’s best walks

4 of Northern England’s best walks

When the sun is shining and all the plants are out and the birds are singing, there is nothing better than being in the great outdoors. Luckily, there are loads of amazing natural spots in the UK for you to enjoy and we’ve put together some of our favourite walking trails in the north of England to give you some inspiration of places to explore.

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Britain’s best beaches

The summer is here and so naturally you’re going to want to head to the coast, grab an ice cream and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing against the shore while the notion might be romantic, we all know that what really happens is we spend ages trying to stop sand getting in our pockets, get sun burned and inevitably try to protect our snacks from screaming sea gulls. All those things are what makes a British sea side trip so charming and as this is the season, here are some of the best beaches in Britain for you to visit this summer.

king arthur places

Keep the kids learning this summer with these Arthurian locations

Just because its summer it doesn’t mean you don’t have to stop learning and with so many incredible historical locations in the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to visit somewhere to pique the kids and your interest. To make it all a little more exciting though, why not spend some time learning about the myths and legends of the UK by visiting these key places in the story of King Arthur?

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3 Unique things to do when visiting England

Here at Staytripper, we’re all about pairing you up with the best events going on around the country so you have the best time when travelling around the UK, but if you’re visiting for the first time, there are some things that you absolutely have to experience. 

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5 Festival Survival Tips for your next festival

Festivals are a staple of summer time events and there are so many to choose from that you will be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. Don’t worry though, we’ve come up with a few tips you might not have thought of but will definitely help you survive your weekend of partying.

Top 10 tips for attending cons

Top 10 tips for attending cons

Even if you are a seasoned pro, you’ll always arrive at the venue and suddenly remember you didn’t actually chuck those cereal bars into your bag or you’ll be on the train in your Deadpool costume and remember that you didn’t use the bathroom before you left.

What's On Highlights

  1. October Half Term events
    It might feel like they have only just gone back to school, but here we are again with half term! Luckily there is plenty to do all across the UK during the school holidays and you'll find them all here!
  2. Food and Drink Events
    Eating is one of life's great pleasures and as the UK is home to some of the world's most iconic foods, the Yorkshire Pudding, Haggis and Rarebit to name but a few, and of course the multicultural society also means you'll find dishes from all over the world all on your doorstep.
  3. Family Friendly events
    Family friendly events happening in the UK. The UK is full of great attractions that are family friendly and great fun for all!
  4. Free events
    It doesn't matter whether you're watching the pennies or not, everyone loves a free day out, so if you're on a budget or just looking to get the most for your money, you're in the right place.
  5. Sport & Activities Events
    Here at Staytripper we aim to connect you with the best activities and events across the UK so you can make the most of your trip. If you’re a daredevil or someone who likes to stay active while you’re exploring new places, we can help you find the perfect activity for you.
  6. Festivals & Local Shows
    If you are a fan of festivals, then you are in luck! Staytripper aims to connect you with the events that you want to attend, including intimate music gigs, big scale musicals, dance events, food and drink festivals, community events, farm shows and more.

Destinations

  1. Cardiff
    Full of sound and colour, Cardiff is a jewel in Wales’ crown, there truly is something for everyone in this accessible and interesting city. From the hustle and bustle of the St David’s Centre and the traditional high street and arcades around the mall, the history and heritage of the castle and parkland. The city has an amazing street style and fashion subculture that you’ll notice by exploring some of the quieter shopping areas. Staytripper Cardiff is launching soon!

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