Late Staycation Deals

Still not booked anything yet? Take a look at these late deals from Hoseasons.


Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival, Yorkshire, 9-16 August


Straw-stuffed characters will be taking over the Yorkshire village of Kettlewell as part of its annual Scarecrow Festival. Children can follow the trail and solve riddles to win prizes as part of the fun, then head to the village tearooms where delicious home-made treats will be on offer. Stay at Westholme Lodges, in the heart of the Dales, with Brimham Rocks and Malham Cove ready to be explored nearby. A 3-night weekend break for a family of four, starting August 14, costs from £399 (was £629)


International Kite Festival, Portsmouth, 15-16 August


Flying dragons, witches and super heroes will fill the skies as part of the UK’s biggest kite festival, which this year has a myth and fantasy-theme. Kite fliers from around the world will be showing off their creations on Southsea Common and there’s a kite workshop for kids. The rest of the weekend can be spent getting the blood pumping on the climbing wall, off road adventure or body zorbing at Oakdene Forest, where a 3-night weekend break for six people, starting August 14, costs from £849 (was £1309)


Bog Snorkelling, Llanwrtyd Wells, 30 August


Brace yourself for a dirty weekend with a difference this bank holiday as the wacky tradition of Bog Snorkelling takes over Britain’s smallest town. Contenders in fancy dress will be competing for the fastest time, but if you don’t fancy taking the plunge yourself, there’s live music and a real ale and cider bar on site. Stay at Black Hall Lodges where a hot tub awaits for a more enjoyable soak, as well as a four poster bed and sauna on site. A 3-night weekend break for two people, starting August 30, costs from £799 (was £899)