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Inspiration: 5 Relaxing Destinations with a Discount

What is your idea of a relaxing holiday? We’ve looked at our best holiday deals to make it that bit more stress free!

Whether you need a strong hit of Vitamin D straight from the sunshine abroad, or a retreat into some of the UK’s most beautiful nature spots we can help.

Here are the best destinations to give you a bit of rest and recuperation – whatever that may mean to you. Let’s go!

Lake Como – Exclusive £100 off package holidays for NHS with EasyJet Holidays

31 miles from Milan sits the idyllic retreat of Lake Como. The Italian island has been inspiring artists for centuries. With its magnificent scenery and tranquil waters it’s easy to see why film stars like George Clooney are big fans of Italy’s most beautiful lake. Lake Como sits beneath the snow-capped Rhaetian Alps and it is flanked by wooded slopes leading down to the lake. Here you’ll find grey pebble beaches populated with sun loungers and lakeside bars. Indulge your senses in the smell of pine trees piping through the Mediterranean heat. Take some time to feed your spirit alongside the crystalline waters and your body with some fresh Italian cuisine. We have an exclusive £100 off package holidays with EasyJet. 

The Lake District – up to 10% discount with Hoseasons

Not one to be outstripped by our Italian contemporaries the World Heritage site of the Lake District boasts some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world. Home to some of the most notable poets of all time. It’s easy to see why William Wordsworth was so enchanted by the idyllic waters, awe-inspiring hillsides and the abundant hosts of golden daffodils. There is plenty to do from country walks, sailing, unrivalled gingerbread, Beatrix Potter and the original manuscripts of the Romantic poets. If your comfort zone ranges between kayaking and culture the Lakes has much to offer. We have a number of deals and discounts on with Hoseasons right now. Have a look at our up to 10% discount.

Algarve – save up to £100pp plus an extra £25 NHS Discount with Jet2 Holidays

With more hours of sunshine per year than California the Algarve is Portugal’s most popular region for holidaymakers. The Algarve boasts 150km of coastline and over 100 beaches, many of which have earned prestigious Blue Flag rating. This is a surfer’s paradise and amongst one of the safest destinations in the world. Explore golden beaches, stunning scenery, professional level golf courses, dramatic cliffsides and romantic caves by kayak. Explore bird filled lagoons, romantic sea caves and be amongst the four million happy visitors each year. Save up to £100 plus an extra £25 NHS discount with Jet2 Holidays. 

Corsica – save with our range of Eurocamp discounts

The beautiful island of Corsica is lapped by shimmering bays just off the south-eastern tip of France. Tortoises roam wild and are quite a common sight in this varied landscape of white sandy beaches and mountain ranges. If you need a break from the dense forests and olive trees you can head into the coastal city for some retail therapy. We’re sure that you won’t be away from paradise for long – the smell of thyme will lull you back to the coastal hinterlands for some sunbathing, boat trips, food, wine and authentic Corsican music. We have a range of discounts with Eurocamp to help you save money on Easter holidays and European family holidays.

Budapest – save up to £100pp plus an extra £25 NHS Discount with Jet2 Holidays

Budapest is a great city to relax and unwind. It provides the perfect mix of culture, history, art nouveau architecture and thermal baths! Known as the City of Spas you will find traditional Turkish era bathhouses as well as more modern spas both indoors and outside. At the banks of the Danube you will find the World Heritage listed Royal Palace and Castle Hill which houses the Hungarian National Gallery and Budapest History Museum. Budapest is divided by the Danube river. On the Buda side you will find the castle. Pest is the busier side and home to the Jewish Quarter and food market. Built with abandoned buildings ruin bars are arty underground nightspots. If you want to let off some steam outside of their world famous spas the nightlife is well worth checking out. Save up to £100pp plus an extra £25 NHS Discount with Jet2 Holidays. 

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Best Breaks for Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

We’ve made it through the winter months! We’re on the home straight to the first bank holiday weekend of the year! That’s a whole four days off work. Good Friday is on the 19th April and Easter Monday bank holiday falls on the 22nd. Prices often rise during the school holidays, but fear not! We have some great UK holidays with a discount for NHS and health care workers.

Booking a break around public holidays is a great way to maximise on your annual leave. The downside is it’s popular! Plan in advance to make sure you secure the break you want.

Fresh out of winter hibernation, the Health Service Discounts team have been working hard to bring you the best deals for your Spring holiday.

Beat the crowds and secure a luxurious cabin, a nature break or a countryside cottage full of character.

Here are our top location picks with a discount for NHS and healthcare staff!

Northumberland

Take in the Viking Coast, wild moorlands, white sandy beaches and ancient monuments.

Northumberland is home to dramatic cliff sides and expansive forests. Explore RSPB nature reserve Coquet Island and take the boat from Amble during the summer months to get up close with puffins, Arctic tern and the rare roseate tern.

History buffs, movie and nature lovers alike will all be able to enjoy Alnwick Castle that served as Hogwarts during the filming of Harry Potter.

Meanwhile, Kielder Forest provides an adventure all of its own being the UK’s largest forest, and within Dark Sky Park you’ll find Osprey, Goshawks and England’s native red squirrels.

Take advantage of our Hoseasons deals with up to 10% extra NHS discount

Cornwall

Cornwall is a bounty of gastronomic treats and inspiring landscapes that provide both the promise of adventure and the opportunity to relax.

Surrounded by attractive coastlines Cornwall is famed for its surfing and water sports culture.

It is little wonder that it is often used as a filming location. Most recently the BBC series Poldark made use of the natural beauty of Charlestown, Porthgwarra, St. Agnes and Kynance Cove. Take a windswept ramble down the South West Coast Path through the wildflower moorlands, or marvel at the rich archaeological history to include abandoned engine houses, stone circles, museums and a rich maritime heritage.

Indeed, Cornwall is brimming with interesting sights and experiences to delight your senses. It is home to the world’s largest greenhouses at The Eden Project, and England’s only tea plantation at the Tregothnan Estate along the banks of the Fal River.

Work up your appetite for a Cornish Pasty or a clotted cream and jam scone before ambling back to your discounted getaway with cottages.com We have a range of deals and discounts with cottages.com. Get your Easter booked and save up to 7% with cottages.com largest choice of UK holiday cottages. 

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is steeped in history. Explore abbeys and castles, but fully satiate your hunger for knowledge at York’s Chocolate story museum! North Yorkshire is a treasure trove of wildlife.

Take yourself away to rugged coastlines, green hills and wild moors. It is the perfect place for a pint in a pub after visiting the RSPB reserve at Bempton cliffs where you’ll find half a million nestling seabirds, puffins, gannets, and England’s biggest kittiwake colony.

If you are a nature lover, the abundance of the living world continues at Wetlands Saltholme Reserve where you’ll find the wildlife spectacle of Blacktoft Sands to include tidal reedbeds and lagoons. Find your perfect getaway with our 7% NHS discount with cottages.com

North Norfolk

If it’s stunning golden beaches and lavish stately homes that stir your spirit, then head to North Norfolk. With a coastline infamous for its beauty and picturesque market towns you are guaranteed a relaxing and revitalising holiday.

Explore unspoiled wetlands, salt marshes, nature reserves, some of the best bird watching in the UK as well as seal spotting at Blackney Point. We currently have an offer in partnership with cottages.com. Why not try their hot tub cottage breaks from £315 plus a 7% NHS discount.

They have 21,000 unique holiday properties across the UK and Europe and there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s a family trip with the dogs, or a romantic trip away to get you out of the doghouse our up to 10% NHS discount with Hoseasons will help you find something to suit your needs.

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Never Have I Ever Travelled to…

We have searched the best up-and-coming travel destinations from around the globe to bring you the hottest tickets! Where will your next adventure take you? We have some great deals and discounts on holidays with Jet2Holidays, Thomas Cook and Virgin Holidays to the world’s trending travel spots. It’s time for new horizons in your own unchartered territories. Here’s the cheaper way to the road less travelled…

Montenegro

Nestled on the west coast of the Balkan Peninsula within the borders of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Albania and Serbia sits the splendour of Montenegro. This beauty spot is proving that the best things come in small packages – and this one is surrounded by golden beaches. The summer months in Montenegro allow you to bask in the scent of conifers, herbs and blossoms brought in from the warm breeze of crystal-clear sea waters. Save up to £100pp plus an extra £25 NHS discount to Montenegro with Jet2Holidays.

Malta

With 300 sunny days per year Malta is one of the best sea and sand destinations for couples, friends and solo travellers alike. It boasts the clearest waters in the Mediterranean and is a great place for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Not just a pretty face, Malta is also home to some impressive architectural facades thanks to its 7000-year history and has more historic sights than any other country. Stroll through some of the oldest stone buildings in the world, prehistoric temples and Roman catacombs. If you have no network coverage the British have left behind red telephone and letterboxes as well as the English language. We currently have £100 off selected hotels and resorts through Thomas Cook.

Vietnam

Vietnam is home to luxurious resorts, Mountains punctuating vast natural beauty as well as vibrant cities and sky-scrapers. This makes it an incredibly exciting and versatile destination for both romantic getaways, adventure and spiritual seekers alike. Explore Buddhist shrines, golden sandy beaches, landmarks of ancient origin and colonial structures of huge historical significance. If you’re a foodie welcome to paradise! The mouth-watering variety of tasty and affordable culinary delights is abundant, particularly in the big cities. Enliven all your senses with a Vietnamese escape with 5% off through our Virgin Holidays deal.

Japan

Japan is as beautiful as it is intriguing from ancient temples to futuristic megacities. Intrepid explorers are sure to satisfy their wanderlust. Tokyo bustles with an incredible variety of shops, entertainment, robot bars, green spaces, culture and gastronomic delights. For the romantics amongst you cherry blossom season is in full bloom from March to May. Enjoy temples, zen gardens, Geisha culture, shimmering royal palaces, sandy beaches, world renowned skiing and incredible national parks. Japan is a unique experience whether you travel alone or with loved ones. We currently have a 5% discount with Virgin holidays on a range of worldwide destinations.

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Best Hoseasons Breaks for 2019!

The new year is well and truly in full swing and it’s time to plan for some fun with the best Hoseasons breaks for 2019!

Our partners Hoseasons have been in touch to give us the lowdown on their unforgettable escapes! They have everything from lodge breaks, activity-based adventures, to romantic and luxurious lodges.

Here’s how to make your 2019 one of the best yet…

Hoseasons 2019 lodges and parks collection, provides the widest choice of self-catering holidays and short breaks across the best locations in the UK.  And Members can enjoy up to 10% discount.

Our superb collection of lodges and holiday parks has been hand-picked by selected experts. Hoseasons offer the widest range of holiday choices in over 500 fantastic locations throughout Britain – at low prices, guaranteed. From country retreats, all-action family parks to romantic hideaways, we’ve got something for everyone. Luxury caravans, apartments, cottages and timber lodges, or our ‘exclusive’ collections…the choice is yours. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Hoseasons.

Pick your adventure

Our superb collection of lodges and holiday parks has been hand-picked by selected experts to provide a wonderful choice of amazing accommodation.

Lodge Escapes – Enjoy a break away from it all, in style

Brilliant for romantic breaks or luxury getaways with a choice of modern timber lodges to log cabins. Lodge Escapes are just the ticket for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle, while enjoying a choice of activities on or off site.

Choose from an unrivalled selection of lodges across Britain in stunning rural locations; from forest and woodland through to coastal and country. You’ll be truly spoilt for choice. These year-round escapes are ideal for families looking to discover the great outdoors and get back to nature, couples seeking a romantic hideaway (many have hot tubs too) or perhaps a group of friends looking to celebrate, chill out and unwind from the stresses of life. Check out the facilities at each location as some offer indoor pools and pampering too!

Go Active Breaks – on your marks, get set and go experience one these superb activity-based locations

Go Active Breaks is an exciting collection brought to you exclusively from Hoseasons, featuring great locations designed for those looking to enjoy a more active lifestyle. White water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, archery, abseiling or a gentle stroll or ride through stunning countryside. Discover a choice of activities to suit all ages and abilities.

From thrills and spills of white water rafting to a relaxing walk through stunning countryside. The Go Active Breaks locations offer an exciting range of activities to suit everyone.  So if you fancy a change of pace and are keen to get the adrenalin pumping (or even long walks in gorgeous surroundings), this superb collection is perfect for you.

Autograph Lodge Holidays – a stylish and contemporary collection

The ideal choice for a romantic escape for two or a luxury getaway with friends.

Our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection offers the essential lodge holiday experience for which Hoseasons is renowned, all underwritten by our guarantee of exclusivity. You simply won’t find a collection of locations like this anywhere else.

Each of the Autograph lodges feature:

A choice of bedroom sizes

An outdoor hot tub

Pocket sprung mattresses and good quality cotton linen

Fluffy towels and luxury toiletries

Contemporary kitchens, stylishly equipped and fitted

Wide screen TV’s, DVD/CD’s and Freeview as a minimum

Our green badge – planned and run with the environment in mind

Hoseasons Boating

With Hoseasons you have an unbeatable choice of boatyards and fabulous cruising routes all over Britain, Ireland and Europe aboard a superb collection of cruisers and narrowboats. They’re designed to give you a fantastic home from home. Hoseasons have comfortable, fun holiday accommodation with everything you need on board for you, your friends and family  – and not forgetting the family pet too!

Whether you choose a narrowboat on one of the miles of historic canals that weave quietly and lazily through countryside, town and city, a cruiser on the unique Norfolk Broads or head to Europe, you’ll enjoy an experience that really gets you away from it all, whatever the weather.

Stop off at charming waterside pubs and restaurants, take a stroll to nearby attractions and places of interest or just wander through the countryside. In the evening, you can moor up and almost anywhere you like, dine al fresco, head off to a local town or village or just stay on board, put your feet up and relax.

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Best Holiday Destinations with a Discount for 2019

What are you dreaming of for 2019? As we scrape the morning frost from our cars and sink deeper into December we can’t help but dream of travel experiences for the new year. With that in mind we’ve brought together our best holiday destinations with a discount for 2019.

Give flight to your winter daydreams and some of the world’s top travel destinations right here.

Paris

If it’s romance, culture, chaotic marketplaces, world class museums, and some of the most iconic structures in the world you crave Paris is the perfect destination.

Stroll along the Seine. Drink a bottle or two of wine and tuck in to some truly sumptuous cuisine.

The Jet2holidays £25 discount can be used across numerous destinations – but we’ll always have Paris. Find the holiday you love with a £25 discount.

Japan

Virgin Holidays have an incredible range of transatlantic destinations to apply your 5% NHS discount for new bookings made before 31st December.

We have our sights set on Japan, the beauty of the cherry blossom, ancient Buddhist temples, and the mix of ancient culture and a passion for the new.

Wander through strolling gardens and enjoy the contrast of sci-fi like urban cityscapes within a metropolis alight with blood red leaves and the orange glow of the maple trees.

Portugal

Portugal is home to a huge range of UNESCO locations, historical centres, archaeological sites, cultural landscapes and natural parks. Rich in culture heritage as well as waterfront esplanades, beaches, and marketplaces selling decorative arts. The locally owned restaurants will serve you up a sumptuous array of gastronomic treats.

Get there with EasyJet’s £100 off package holidays here.

Gulf Coast – Florida

Florida’s Gulf Coast is home to long stretch of white sandy beaches lapped by balmy waters.

Take in sunset boat trips, island tours, mouth-watering cuisine, National Parks and wildlife. It’s the perfect destination for those craving a mix of tranquillity, outdoor pursuits and wildlife within a powder white stretch of paradise.

James Villa Holidays are currently offering up to 10% off for NHS members. 

Sardinia

Clear blue waters washing over pink sand. Sardinia is a sensory palette of rugged green landscapes and brightly painted houses.

Gorge yourself on seafood served in regional herbs, spices and oils, and take a stroll around the boutique lined streets.

Sardinia is not only a place to nourish your body and spirit, it is also a destination alive with revelry. Hop from festival to festival (there’s one for every month) or take it easy with a cruise along the coast. Eurocamp have an early booking offer with up to 30% off for NHS staff.

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Best Christmas Market Breaks with a Discount

We’ve brought together the best of our Christmas Market breaks with a discount. Sit back, relax and find the perfect getaway.

With only 8 weeks and counting until Christmas it’s time to get the shopping organised. Let’s do it with a glass of mulled wine in our hands somewhere in Europe!

Christmas Market breaks provide the perfect combination of activity and relaxation. After all our NHS and healthcare workers have been working hard enough!

Bruges

Escape to Bruges with Super Break for the perfect winter wonderland full of curio shops and stalls. It is worth the trip alone just for the world-famous chocolate. Once you’ve had your fill of confectionery move onto the waffles!

You will find a yuletide paradise of market stalls nestled underneath the Belfry of Bruges and surrounding the ice rink at Stevinplein. Take a romantic walk around the canal and cosy up in one their cool bars and pubs for a helping of Belgium beer on home turf.

Vienna

The history of the Christmas markets in Vienna date back to the ‘Krippenmarkt’ of the Middle Ages. In the present-day Vienna is home to over 20 official Christmas Markets with some truly spectacular surroundings. The Viennese Christmas market in front of City Hall captures both the majestic beauty of Vienna and the spirit of the season.

Enjoy the sound of international choirs singing carols while you find hidden treasures. The wooden huts of the market stall will fill your belly with punch, roast chestnuts and your shopping bags full of unique handicrafts. There are numerous markets across the city set deep within some truly breath-taking baroque architecture. Check out our deal with Super Break and get packing!

Paris

Does sipping wine in a Christmas Village along the Champs-Elysèe sound like your idea of a Christmas daydream? Expect that and a big helping of romance, roasted chestnuts, sausages, cheese and spiced mulled wine. You’ll be spoilt for choice and unique gifts in this deeply stylish city at Christmas time.

Wooden chalets, street entertainers and fairground attractions punctuate the City of Light. Take a stroll through the scene lined by over 500 Christmas trees and pick up some gifts, double kisses and probably a lot of wine! Super Break have got you sorted here. 

Berlin

Christmas in Germany is celebrated with gusto, white chocolate milk, fried apple and special cheeses. You’ll find all this and more within traditional German Market stalls that are replicated throughout Europe. Enjoy daily live plays, a gigantic Christmas tree and a special New Years Eve party.

There are nearly 100 Christmas markets to discover in the Berlin area and each year over 600,000 people visit the Christmas market at Berlin Mitte. Try ice skating around the circular rink at the Berliner Weihnachtszeit – home to the most famous and the oldest Christmas market in the city. Here’s the deal with Super Break. 

York

If you don’t fancy venturing out of the UK York provides the perfect mix of medieval charm and festive treats. Indulge in the picturesque magic of St. Nicholas Fair with traditional chalets framed with fairy lights and a fascinating history.

You’ll find arts and crafts aplenty, street food, spiced mulled wine and Britain’s best Medieval Cathedral. Check out our current deal with Super Break and escape to a beautiful city full of Christmas spirit.

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Top 5 NHS Staff Deals and Discounts for September

Here’s our top 5 NHS staff deals and discounts for September in travel, fashion and mobile data.

Can you believe it’s September already?

Time to refresh that wardrobe and beat the blues with a trip somewhere unexpected!

Booking a holiday is a great way to give yourself something new to look forward to.

Roaming the world should be easy with our exclusive SIM deal with 4GB of data. Let’s go!

Eurocamp – Up to 30% NHS discount

13 countries. 2 Mediterranean islands and 160 specially selected locations to choose from.

Find yourself in the city, strolling along the beach at the Atlantic Coast, or at a chateau and so much more with Eurocamp.

Do something totally different and book yourself into a safari tent complete with wooden flooring and a four-poster bed.

If you want to have more of a traditional camping experience, you’ll find some fantastic mobile homes and classic tents for outdoor adventures and some truly breath-taking views.

There’s only one question – can we come with you?

Here’s the link to the discount – we’ll have our bags ready.

Roman Originals – NHS Exclusive 25% off + free next day delivery 

Designed for all occasions from weddings to workwear and those cosy days in between Roman Originals cares about dressing women and bringing the correct look and fit to all ages.

Step out in style with an exclusive 25% off and free next day delivery for NHS.

Feel like yourself and look fabulous at this link.

Travelodge – Exclusive 10% NHS Discount

We’ve teamed up the UKs largest independent hotelier.

Perfect for leisure and business travel alike.

Travelodge is the city centre, sea side and stop off base you need in most major cities and large towns.

If you’ve dreamed of visiting some of the UK’s most inspiring destinations Travelodge are offering a modern and affordable option for you to cut lose in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Madrid and so many more places on your must-see metropolis bucket list.

Here’s the link to your next adventure at a discount. 

 

Peacocks – Exclusive 20% off

Peacocks offer the best in women’s, men’s, and children’s fashion.

Whether you need a pretty floral Bardot dress, or to get the kids back to school, Peacocks will keep the whole family happy.

Looking cool at an attractive price has never been easier.

Check out the men’s holiday shop for some black Aztek print swim shorts with matching shirt (perfect for the pool bar).

There’s so much to choose from. Make an entrance in their one-shoulder envy dresses, or stay super comfy in their maternity range.

Dress everyone to impress for a lot less with an exclusive 20% discount right here.

Three – Exclusive Sim – 4GB Data for £9

 

Go binge with unlimited data and stream your favourite videos and music.

We have an NHS exclusive discount with the UK’s fastest growing mobile network Three.

They are offering an exclusive advanced SIM plan. That’s 4GB of data for only £9.00 per month.

That comes with ‘all you can eat minutes’ and ‘all you can eat texts’. It’s a buffet of chat over here.

Take those conversations global and ‘go roam around the world’ with their 12 month advanced plan here.

 

Which deals will you be taking advantage of? Tell us in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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City Break Packing Guide for Guys

The team have been working hard to bring you the best in men’s fashion with an NHS discount for your next short holiday. 

The trick is to pack light but to get the most mileage out of your outfits. They’ll need to be versatile items that can take you from day to night.

If it’s a last minute booking – and by default last minute packing – follow our checklist to step out in style and relax.

Don’t worry about forgetting your toothbrush or overpacking – we’ve got you covered. This is your time to de-stress, and enjoy being the best dressed…

Here’s the full checklist for your three day travels – adjust as necessary. This doesn’t include your outbound travel outfit, but does include the shoes. Happy packing!

Abercrombie & Fitch Knit Cardigan in Light Grey Marl

This grey Abercrombie and Fitch cardigan ticks one of the boxes on our checklist and it will match all of the trousers, shorts and tees in our ultimate 3 day city case items.

Depending on the climate of your destination it makes a stylish, lightweight option for day or night.

It will come in especially handy for over this £3.50 grey vest from ASOS (when you’ve had your wear out of the vest it can double up as a pyjama top too). It also looks great with the Ted Baker jeans, or the Ralph Lauren shorts.

Find the full range at the ASOS Outlet here

ASOS Weekday Gabriel Striped T-Shirt

This green and white Weekday Gabriel stripy tee from ASOS will match well with all of our bottom picks.

Team it with the black roll up Ted Baker Jeans and a pair of white pumps for the ultimate street smarts.

If it’s getting hot make a match with the Ralph Lauren chino shorts.

Take it into the evening with drinks on the deck in your slim fit chinos from River Island.

If you’re following the packing checklist you also can’t go wrong with this longline fit black cotton t-shirt from Topman. It will go with the jeans, the shorts and the chinos. Perfect for the plane home and under a jumper once you’ve got your wear out of it on your hols.

Find the full range at the ASOS Outlet here

River Island Slim Fit Chino Trousers

 

A staple to have in circulation – the slim fit chino trouser. This light weight woven fabric will keep you feeling and looking cool.

Team it with any colour t-shirt, a crisp white shirt or a stripy Breton top with Birkenstocks.

Get your River Island Health Service Discounts Cashback Card here

Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Chino Shorts at TK Maxx

Ralph Lauren 100% cotton chino shorts provide a bright twist on a summer in the city classic.

Traditional cuts can easily help you stride from the street to the beach and beyond.

TK Maxx currently have a range of colours and patterns – take your pick from a range that originally retailed at £99.00 for considerably less – plus your NHS Discount.

Visit our range of discounts at TK Maxx here

Levi’s 501 Black Jeans from Urban Outfitters

These iconic black Levi’s 501 jeans are keepers. Currently on sale for £45.00 get them while you can.

It’s a good idea to have a dark trouser in your city break case, it’ll hid any spilt cocktails. They work hard for the money too – casual with a pump or smart with a jacket – turn up those bottoms and transform from night to day.

Enjoy the full Urban Outfitters mid-season sale with up to 50% off here

ASOS Shower Resistant Trench

Every city break needs the insurance of a waterproof jacket. Do it in style with this shower resistant, double breasted trench.

It’s a full match with all of the other items on this list. Try the Ted Baker jeans and the River Island chinos. If you’re wearing the shorts, then it’s likely you won’t need more than the grey cardigan.

Smart or casual wear it again when you get back to Blighty with your favourite blue jeans or on a smart day with a suit.

Adidas Samba FB Shoes

There is currently 50% off at the Adidas outlet and this timeless classic men’s trainer comes in a premium suede tan.

Wear them with shorts, your Ted Baker black jeans or chinos, and when you get back home they look great with sweat pants too.

The Samba is the original football trainer turned streetwear favourite.

This shoe is universally recognised and always in style – no matter what country you’re in!

If you’re following our three day checklist, you may also want to check out these woven black shoes from ASOS, or these supercool Black Leather Moriarty Zip Boots from Topman to take you into the evening.

Visit the 50% off Adidas Outlet here

TK Maxx Bizhop suitcase with combination lock

Chill out from the moment your feet hit the airport floor with this hard-shelled spinner suitcase.

Safe from damage and easy to pull along.

Your mind will be totally at rest with its combination lock – and it makes you look a bit like James Bond on his day off.

Synchronise your watches to a new time zone boys!

Full list of TK Maxx discounts here

Don’t forget to tell your friends, they can sign up for free to NHS and Health Care Discounts here.

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City Break Packing Guide for Girls

The team have been working hard to bring you the best in women’s fashion with an NHS discount for your next short holiday. Here’s how to pack for a city break.

We’ve searched the best of our discounts to make sure you’re the best dressed on a three day break from Levi’s, Topshop, ASOS, Karen Millen, TK Maxx and Amazon.

Below is a handy packing checklist for you to cut your packing prep in half along with links to the key pieces to put in your suitcase.

On a short haul size matters. Without the option of Mary Poppin’s magic carpet bag here’s the how, the what and the when of packing. Time to get organised. Come on, spit spot…

Here’s the full checklist for your three day travels – adjust as necessary. This doesn’t include your outbound travel outfit, but does include the shoes. Happy packing!

 

ASOS Faux Leather Jacket

This faux leather look biker jacket is perfect for a city break. Not only does it go with everything in the suitcase, it looks cool and it will keep you warm and dry when it counts.

The jacket has some minimal studs and sleeve zips that will be a great match for our rock and roll Espadrilles below…

To get up to 70% off at the ASOS outlet on a huge range of fashion follow this link.

You’ll need two pairs of shoes in your case (and an additional pair to travel in).

 

JINX ME Studded Espadrilles

These espadrilles are ready for it all – from the beach to the club, with a skirt or your slim fit Levi’s (see below).

This double strap ankle fastening and studded design will go perfectly with our faux leather jacket above and the outfit picks that follow…

To get up to 70% off at the ASOS outlet on a huge range of fashion follow this link.

Outside of your travel outfit you’ll need three bottoms.

Here’s our fashion picks for the best city strides and skirts with our NHS discount…

 

Levi’s Women’s 312 Shaping Slim Jeans

 

There are a huge range of Levi’s on Amazon and the beauty part is that you can search by your waist size and leg length.

Both classic and individual, we’ve selected these slim shaping 312s in a deep ink blue.

Roll up the legs and match them with a crisp white shirt, or a stripy Breton tee and pumps.

When you need to smarten them up roll down the legs, put on your studded espadrilles or ankle boots and team them with a smart black vest top.

To search the massive range of Amazon daily deals across their products follow this link. 

 

Topshop Linen Floral Pinafore Dress

This long length pinafore dress with split and tie belt walks the line between smart and casual with style.

It’s easy to see why it’s currently trending at Topshop. This dress lovely in the day, and as you saunter into the evening.

If it get’s cold you can throw on your super soft ribbed crew neck jumper (pictured further down this list), or team it with your leather jacket and boots for an evening of drinks and dancing.

It’s also super comfy for the flight home – the perfect time to recycle a worn outfit and still look great coming through the gate!

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Denim Split Mini in Emerald Green

We can’t always predict where we’ll end up on a last minute break to the city so we need versatile outfits that look good everywhere. That’s not always an easy thing to pull off.

This emerald green denim mini is something of a chameleon.

You can team it with a white t-shirt or a smart black top and completely alter the look with accessories.

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Outside of your travel outfit you’ll need at least three tops.

We’ve picked out some classic looks to go with your bottoms all complete with an NHS discount.

 

Topshop Super Soft Rib Crew Neck Jumper

This Super Soft Rib Crew Neck is a pretty piece of cosy luxury from Topshop.

It looks great over Levi’s with a white t-shirt, wrapped around your waste when the weather changes, or over a dress.

Keep yourself warm when the aircon gets too much on the plane journey home and keep your cool too!

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Topshop Short Sleeve Scallop T-Shirt

You can’t go wrong with a white t-shirt as one of your essential holiday tops. Try this one with your 5% cashback card at Topshop.

Keep the classic theme running with this long bell sleeved tailored shirt (pictured below) in Ivory.

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Topshop Ivory Self-Stripe Shirt

Versatile pieces like this will give you plenty of variety and ultra light packing! This shirt is timeless but it comes with some stand out features (those sleeves) to get heads turning.

With some clever choices such as this you can always squeeze a few extra vests and tees in too.

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Paul Costelloe Grey & Brown Hardshell Spinner Suitcase

Girls on tour need a bag on wheels and this Paul Costelloe Grey & Brown Hardshell Spinner Suitcase should you need to give the world a twirl.

TK Maxx is the best place to find high end brand luggage at a fraction of the cost.

The stats on the Medium version of this Hardshell Spinner Suitcase suitcase are just right for a short trip measuring in at H: 66cm W: 43cm D: 24cm. Make sure you check your baggage allowance and suitcase sizes with your airline before you travel.

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Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations

We’ve searched to find you the top 5 family holiday destinations with your NHS discount. Remember, membership is free to all NHS staff and Healthcare professionals. Sign up here. 

After doing such a good job of caring for other people, it’s time to turn your attention to your own health and wellness so that you can come back supercharged and stronger than ever. We’ve thought of everyone, so you don’t have to.

Check out the classic beach holiday or the majesty of the northern lights. Feeling adventurous? You’ll find monkey’s swinging through the canapes in Costa Rica. If the king of the swingers isn’t your jungle VIP there’s always Disney’s Animal Kingdom and so much more here…

 

Reykjavik

top 5 family holiday destinations Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the perfect place to take yourself and your loved ones to rest and recharge in a captivating city with some real-life magic too. Sometimes we need a holiday, and sometimes we need something otherworldly and that’s why it makes our top five family holiday destinations.

If you visit Reykjavik during the winter time the Northern Lights can be seen at dark from Grotta lighthouse, the popular Perlan restaurant, or one of the city’s parks such as Klambratún.

All year round you can enjoy whale watching, natural hot springs and some delicious Icelandic fish and chips from a city deeply connected to its maritime history.

Reykjavik is renowned for its safe, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere having topped the Global Peace Index ten years in a row. Once you’re there you may be surprised to see infants left outside of cafes and shops in their prams so strong is their community feeling of safeness.

Here’s the most relevant deals for your  adventure to the Icelandic capital:

Flights and Hotel packages

Jet2holidays £100pp off all holidays plus an exclusive £25 NHS discount to Reykjavik here

Expedia – 15% when you book hotel and flights together plus an extra £50 NHS discount. Be quick with this offer. It ends 31st July

Hotels

Worldwide Hotels – up to 40% off plus an extra 10% NHS discount

Majorca

top 5 family holiday destinations Majorca

The classic beach holiday in Majorca could be just what the Doctor ordered for our NHS and Healthcare workers. Escape with a flight time of around just 2 hours 30 minutes and arrive at the biggest island of the Balearics to find sanctuary in hotels designed with your family in mind.

Majorca will give you a bit of everything from the culture of the old towns, to infamously beautiful beaches, Aquaparks and an abundance of great family attractions. You could find yourself at the Safari Zoo or riding an Ostrich and painting eggs at Artestruz Mallorca.

If you choose to roam away from the expanse of powder white beaches take a trip into the forests and spectacular mountainous countryside for outdoor activities.

That is if you’re not too busy shopping in the traditional rural markets and craft shops in town.

If you get through all that catch the purple herons and peregrine falcons at the nature reserve S’Albufera.

There’s only one question – where’s the beach? This way – with a selection of discounted fares and hotels in Majorca to include:

Flights and Hotel packages

Jet2holidays £100pp off all holidays plus an exclusive £25 NHS discount to Majorca at the link here

Expedia – 15% when you book hotel and flights together plus an extra £50 NHS discount. Be quick with this offer. It ends 31st July

Hotels

Worldwide Hotels – up to 40% off plus an extra 10% NHS discount

Package deals

TUI Balearic Island Holidays – up to 10% off when you book online and an extra £75 off bookings

 

Costa Rica

top 5 family holiday destinations Costa Rica

Do you know the way to San Jose? Don’t worry – we do, and we’ve partnered with some of the best names in travel. Together we’ve got your discounted trip to paradise all mapped out.

Family trips have been on the rise to the exotic, green and mountainous Costa Rica and it’s easy to see why. Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Americas’ you will arrive at a place with 5% of the earth’s biodiversity.

Lush green rainforests are home to monkeys swinging by sleeping sloths unaware of their neighbouring Iguanas while you enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. Geysers and waterfalls, surfing and ziplining – Costa Rica is a must for outdoor enthusiasts.

It’s easy to see why it’s making our top five family holiday destinations – Costa Rica is home to one of the world’s greatest beaches at Avellana, and according to Esquire magazine, the best beach bar in the world at Lola’s.

Here are the best NHS Discounts to that particular paradise:

First Choice Long Haul holidays to Costa Rica

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

TUI Long Haul holidays to Costa Rica

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

 

Barcelona

top 5 family holiday destinations Barcelona

Barcelona is great for a family with a wide age range. On the one hand you have the metropolitan cool of the city, the world-famous Gaudi architecture, hip restaurants, nightlife and shopping. That should keep the adults and teens busy. However, there’s also plenty for the whole family to bond over too.

Take a trip to FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou Experience. See the dressing rooms and experience the feeling of fever pitch on their hallowed ground.  Make your way through the Gothic Quarter for an adventure within medieval alleyways. Stop off at one of their urban playgrounds, or the Cosmo Caixa Science Museum and 3D Planetarium.

May half term or October half term are recommended times to go to Barca. The temperature at these times is just right to appreciate a walk around the city streets, but it’s also still hot enough to sunbathe at lively beaches awash in those reliable Spanish rays.

Flights and Hotel packages

Jet2holidays £100pp off all holidays plus an exclusive £25 NHS discount to Barcelona at the link here

Expedia – 15% when you book hotel and flights together plus an extra £50 NHS discount. Be quick with this offer. It ends 31st July

Hotels

Worldwide Hotels – up to 40% off plus an extra 10% NHS discount

 

Orlando – Florida

top 5 family holiday destinations orlando florida

If it’s the American Dream you’re after Florida regularly makes the top five family holiday destinations and it’s easy to see why.

The sunshine state is home to seemingly endless attractions including the Kennedy Space Centre, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Legoland, Universal Studios and Universal’s Island of Adventure. You are guaranteed the roller coaster ride of a lifetime.

Combine the magic of character parades and killer whale shows with some time out in nature. You’ll find over 900 hidden fresh water springs with underground caves to explore in Florida, and Orlando is an hour’s drive from the coastline.

At Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach you’ll find surfing, water sports, beach bars and time to relax with that well-earned Florida orange juice.

For an unusual souvenir head over to Amelia Island to hunt for (and find) shark teeth.  Is shopping more your bag? At International Drive you’ll find 500 different stores and 150 bars and restaurants to recharge at and we haven’t even mentioned the many golf course yet!

No need to wish upon a star – here’s the discount to make all your dreams come true.

First Choice Long Haul holidays to Florida

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

TUI Long Haul holidays to Florida

Up to 10% off when you book online plus an extra £100 off bookings

 

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