IN need of a holiday? We all deserve a break.

While overseas destinations are now opening up — slowly — don’t rule out a staycation.

Here are some affordable ways to get away and unwind.

WOWCHER: I am a big fan of Wowcher’s cut-price stays. There are currently some great staycation packages up for grabs. I spotted a two-person Hertfordshire hotel stay with breakfast, two-course dinner and prosecco from £89 for one night, down from £144. Plus, the voucher is redeemable until March 2022.

JURY’S OUT: With another bank holiday not far off, now is a good time to consider a night away. Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels have announced new package rates, including a night spa and dinner package at famous Manchester hotel The Midland. For under £160 per person you get an overnight stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner and a 50-minute spa treatment. With 49 hotels to choose from in plum locations around the country, check out the deals near you.

BOOK IN A FLASH: If you can just get up and go, check out the Flash Sale section of lastminute.com. This has the site’s cheapest offers, with the shortest duration. You just need to book by the date you see in the box for your chosen hotel. For example, if you fancy sightseeing in London, you can currently book a modern 4H hotel in Royal Victoria Dock from just £79, depending on the date you go. But you must book your stay before May 12.

WHEN IN NEED: Just need to escape your house? Premier Inn is offering millions of its rooms from as little as £29 per night — ideal for a spontaneous change of scenery. Guests can take advantage of flexible booking rates, comfy king-size beds and the option of a delicious cooked breakfast. Book direct at premierinn.com.

  • PRICES here are correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.

Deal of the day

WHY not make your own sweet treats with the Progress ice cream maker? Now £29.99, down from £49.99 at robertdyas.co.uk.

SAVE: £20

Cheap treat

YOU can never have too much Percy Pig. And now there is a new way to get your fix. Marks & Spencer has just launched Percy Pig jam sandwich creams. A pack of five is £1.

What’s new?

THE Co-op has pledged to slash prices of its plant-based GRO range.

Some items will be reduced by more than half, such as meat-free burgers – down from £3 to £1.35.

Top swap


KEEP warm in your garden in the evenings with help of a chiminea. But instead of paying £45 for the La Hacienda Wela version from B&Q, try the Rimini chiminea for £35 at B&M.

SAVE: £10

Giselle’s little helper

GET a great pint every time at home with the Philips Perfect Draft.

Aldi is selling it for £199, It’s a fantastic home-bar accessory.

Shop and save

GET three Yankee Candle wax melts for £4 at tofs.com, where they are usually £1.50 each.

SAVE: 50p

Hot right now

NEW drinks in Morrisons cafes for summer include berry blast smoothie, iced hazelnut latte and strawberries and cream shake for £2.25 each.

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