Live entertainment is back as theatres, concert halls and sports arenas across the country reopen for business.
Theme parks, tourist attractions and special events are also back. And families can share the fun on dozens of holidays where tickets to attractions and shows are all part of the package.
Let’s say your family is desperate to enjoy Legoland Windsor or to explore the attraction-filled Warwick Castle. Or maybe Alton Towers or the Warner Bros Studio Tour, London – the Making of Harry Potter is at the top of your list?
Or do you fancy being the first to try the new I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge, which is due to open in Manchester this summer?
See all five attractions and more on short-break, themed coach holidays from the likes of National Holidays. Book a break, and your transport, tickets, timings and hotels are organised for you.
All you have to do is relax, enjoy the ride and look forward to a family summer to remember.
Also on offer are short breaks that offer tickets to events such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which can sell out months in advance.
Or maybe your family likes seeing musicians, magicians or brand-new musicals? Mini-breaks by coach don’t just get you show tickets and a night in a well-chosen hotel – you’ll also have transport arranged to take you to and from the theatre.
Hot shows to look out for this summer include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical Cinderella, which premieres in London’s West End next month.
Short-break holidays with tickets to this are selling fast.
If country houses and glorious gardens are your thing, then Just Go! Holidays are worth a look.
They include fully organised trips taking guests to our finest National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Houses properties.
Again, entry tickets come as standard with your coach travel, hotels and some meals.
For special events, check out Alfa Travel, where new-for-2021 holidays include trips to the amazing Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Alfa also has tours that take you to classical concerts by performers such as André Rieu.
It’s also taking bookings for dozens of very special short breaks including a mind-blowing Psychic Weekend in wonderful Blackpool.
Tribute acts, pop idols, gigs and top touring shows can keep families happy on holidays all across the country.
Coach travel companies including UK Breakaways can get you seats to shows such as The Lion King and Wicked.
It’s also got lots of short cabaret breaks and city tours.
Book a break in Liverpool, and as well as coach transport, hotels and some meals you purchase tickets to the famous Cavern Club and can take an included river cruise on the Mersey.
Drinks packages including special Fizzy Friday and Sparkling Sunday breaks can be even more fun, with bottles of bubbly waiting for you in your room on arrival.
What else can you expect when you book a coach-based mini-break or holiday in the UK?
The first surprise is likely to be the sheer range of holidays. Each provider offers dozens of itineraries and locations.
There are traditional tours taking in castles, countryside, coastlines and cities. There are special breaks that focus on a particular interest or fun activity. They’re often the ones that families like the most.
The next surprise will be the price – because you get real value for money on a fully organised tour.
Book now, and you can probably reserve your holiday for a low deposit, with lots of flexibility in case things change.
The final surprise comes when you join your coach at the start of the tour.
That’s when you realise holiday staff are some of the friendliest and most helpful people around. So don’t despair if you’re still to book a fun, family break for summer or if tickets to big events are hard to find.
Check out some of the UK’s best coaching holidays now – and get summer sorted early.