Everyone needs to switch off from time to time. Taking a break and just having some downtime is a great way to switch off, and it’s also very important for both your physical and mental health.
A lot of us tend to forget that weekends and school holidays aren’t the only time you can take off… Depending on what you want to get out of your break, there are far better options available.
You don’t need to go anywhere too far or exotic either, just a simple night away from the hustle and bustle of city/work life is just the refreshing break you need.
Taking a midweek break has many benefits: from saving money to saving time and hassle, to enjoying more quietness… That’s why we have highlighted below the key benefits that we think are worth sharing with you.
The Benefits of a midweek break
Midweek breaks tend to be cheaper than weekend breaks, purely for the fact that they are a lot less in demand. Everyone wants to go away for the weekend.
Midweek breaks being ‘off-peak’ or less popular means that you can snatch up some of the best deals, with ease. Anything from hotels to any activities you plan will usually be cheaper midweek than on weekends and term-time school holidays.
So, you can be getting the same great break you want during your time off, at a cheaper rate. Consequently, meaning you won’t be having money to stress about either.
Smaller crowds & shorter queues
With midweek breaks being ‘off-peak’ (as mentioned earlier), anywhere you plan to go and the activities you plan to do will have smaller crowds and shorter queues.
This is great if you want to have a relaxing, no-stress break. No one wants to be fighting their way through crowds or wasting their time waiting in long queues, as you appreciate your time off.
Ultimately, a midweek break allows you to be able to do all the things you want to do with fewer time restrictions. Moreover, with there being more availability due to smaller crowds you will, therefore, have a greater choice in picking what you do during your time off.
It breaks up the work week
Is there anything more appealing than having a weekend within your work week? By taking time off midweek, you could be giving yourself an extra weekend within the week.
For example, you could work Monday, take Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday off, and then work Friday. Your Monday will feel like a Friday (as you would have the next few days off) and your Friday would still act as Friday as you still have the weekend to look forward to.
Even if you only stay somewhere relatively close, but far enough from your usual environment, you will still be making your work week shorter whilst getting the time off you need.
You will be envied
Although your intention of taking a break doesn’t involve making others envious, it’s still a good feeling knowing that you’re off taking some downtime, relaxing and generally avoiding everyday responsibilities whilst everyone else is at work.
Instead of you feeling like ‘I wish I was there’ when hearing about others’ trips, your friends and colleagues will be feeling that.
Taking a midweek break whilst everyone is stuck at home or work with their responsibilities also makes you appreciate your time off more, so plans are usually organised better, making your trip that extra bit enjoyable.
Escape for a midweek break in the New Forest…
The New Forest is the perfect midweek getaway to help you unwind and switch off for a few days. Being far enough away from the city life, staying in the New Forest gives you the chance to get in touch with nature, wildlife and tranquillity.
Plan your well-deserved midweek break at our hotel which is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes of the New Forest. If you’re not too sure what to do this Autumn in the New Forest, have a look here at our suggestions.
As well as being surrounded by the peaceful forest, you can take a walk through our extensive gardens, or make use of our spa and leisure facilities. Check out our offers here.