The best UK New Year’s Eve mini-breaks, from hotels with tribute acts to atmospheric pubs

It’s never too late to book a mini New Year’s Eve holiday in the UK, from hotels with honors to independent pubs with an atmosphere

  • Warner Leisure Hotels has snapped with it New Years Eve dinner and fireworks
  • Last minute deals with Hoseasons include wooden pods in Northumberland
  • Shearings have places left on group tours for the likes of Torquay and Eastbourne










Each week, Holiday Hero, Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a great holiday theme, and does all the work needed so you don’t have to. This week: New Year’s holiday.

It’s never too late to book a little break if you don’t want to spend the New Year at home – but you’ll need to move fast.

Group tours, hotels, and holiday parks are sold out and you may not get your first choice. However, last-minute deals could emerge if Covid forces those who booked early to cancel flights.

Going out with great fanfare: Warner Leisure Hotels have plenty of places to go on their popular three night vacation which includes New Years Eve dinner and fireworks

Going out with great fanfare: Warner Leisure Hotels have plenty of places to go on their popular three night vacation which includes New Years Eve dinner and fireworks

The honors will entertain guests at several Warner hotels.  In the picture, a tribute to the Queen

The honors will entertain guests at several Warner hotels. In the picture, a tribute to the Queen

This means that he must pay to join the waiting list or make regular calls to travel companies for updates.

Warner Leisure Hotels has plenty of places to go on their popular three-night breaks that include full board, afternoon cabaret, entertainment, as well as New Year’s Eve dinner and fireworks. Honors will also be presented at many hotels celebrating the songs of Motown, Madness, Genesis, Queen and more.

The Bembridge Coast Hotel and the seaside village of Norton Grange, both on the Isle of Wight, are among Warner hotels still getting bookings from £419. Some of the group’s luxury hotels in Wales, Suffolk, Somerset and North Yorkshire are also excellent options for last minute getaways (warnerleisurehotels.co.uk).

Bournemouth, Blackpool and Aviemore in Scotland are among the places where Britannia hotels may still have rooms.

Packages from December 30 to January 2 include a breakfast buffet and three-course dinner plus a New Year’s Eve gala dinner, starting at £300 (britanniahotels.com).

Celebrate the introduction of 2022 in style at Northumberland's Blossom Plantation

Celebrate the introduction of 2022 in style at Northumberland’s Blossom Plantation

In addition to checking availability on sites like hotels.com, explore more atmospheric places to stay with English Country Inns – they link up with independent roomy pubs, as well as stylish boutique hotel groups like Malmaison and Hotel du Vin (English-inns). .co.uk).

Holiday parks provide some of the most social places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Last-minute deals with Hoseasons include wood pods on farmland at Blossom Plantation in Northumberland and a house at Millendreath Beach Resort in Cornwall (hoseasons.co.uk).

Move fast and you may also find availability in the inn at the family-run Cofton Holidays location near Dawlish in Devon, which offers coastline, countryside, and castles, as well as an indoor swimming pool after a day of exploring. One-week New Year’s holidays start on 27 or 31 December, from £386 for two (coftonholidays.co.uk).

Shearings offers small group tours for the likes of Torquay above, which include a five-course dinner on New Year's Eve

Shearings offers small group tours for the likes of Torquay above, which include a five-course dinner on New Year’s Eve

Small group tours of the UK have always been popular choices for solo travelers in the new year, not least because they allow friendships to develop before the 31st. Most tours have been sold out with specialist companies like One Traveler and Just You, but waiting lists are on.

The Tour Shearings group sells its latest three-night slots and longer stays in the likes of Torquay, Eastbourne, Windermere, Loch Lomond or Oban.

Guests are collected on buses from meeting points across the country and taken to the hotel for on-arrival fares before enjoying local sightseeing excursions, a five-course dinner on New Years Eve and a full English breakfast starting in 2022. Tours cost from £369 ( shearings.com).

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