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Fancy packing up the car for the bank holiday weekend and going somewhere new? Find new adventures for the whole family with our helpful guide for unusual places to stay this August. Get off the beaten track and discover some great new places right here in the UK.


Reach for the Sky with Treehouse Holidays

There are few things better to capture the kids’ imagination than escaping to the treetops for a bird’s eye view on life. With various locations dotted around the country, spend your Bank Holiday weekend among the branches and leaves with the whole family. The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, is home to luxurious treetop stays, perfect for escaping from the world below and making the most of the bank holiday weekend. Wake up to views of fern-filled forests or serene meadows as you look out from your treetop stay. Whether you choose to explore far from home or find treetop holidays a little closer to you, treetop accommodation is perfect for creating an unusual weekend break to remember.


Set Sale with a Boating Holiday

Looking for a family adventure? Or perhaps a more romantic retreat? Find your unique places to stay quest complete with a boating holiday. Hop on board a boat or barge to spend your August weekend on the sea this bank holiday– choose from intimate romantic boats for two, or large multiple-sleeping barges for the whole family or group of friends. If you fancy staying on the water for your trip but don’t fancy the hassle of looking after your own property, why not try a Boatel? Often designed with the benefits of a Bed & Breakfast, boatels take away the hassle of cooking for yourself on bank holiday Monday morning. Find yourself suitably taken care of for your trip away with family or friends.


Try out a Quirky Windmill or Lighthouse Stay

Look out to sea while you remain on land with a lighthouse stay, and feel at peace with the calming waves without the hassle of sea-legs. This unusual accommodation can be found amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy seaside town, or as remote and serene as you like. Similarly, why not try a windmill stay? Rustic and historic, windmill stays are ideal for an ultimate escape from reality. This quirky accommodation provides a back-in-time feel to not only your stay but your entire trip. Escape from the modern world and relive the past with a secluded, historic windmill stay.


Go Glamping With Friends

Unique stays don’t have to be far from home – why not try glamping in a nearby area with friends or family this bank holiday? Escape to the countryside with a fusion of glamour and camping and stay in quirky accommodation of your choice, whether that’s a glamour-caravan, a hobbit-hole or even a tee-pee. Glamping is a great way to escape on a relaxing retreat without the hassle of tent pegs and pitching but still offers the option to happily roast marshmallows on the campfire. Keep your eyes peeled for glamping spots near you to pack up the car and leave society behind you, adding to your bucket list of quirky places to stay this August.


Whatever unusual accommodation you choose, don’t forget to bring your Autumnal staples with you! Find everything you need to load up on your getaway snacks and treats at your local convenience store. And don’t forget to share your trip with us on Facebook and Twitter! Let us know what you get up to or follow us for more inspiration.