Winter is wonderful

Winter is wonderful

9th January 2019 Off By Chloe Grant

We are going to tell you how to make your winter wonderful. Whether you’re a go-getter or a bed-is-better kind of person, there’s something for everyone to do. Especially in the lovely Bournemouth.

Wonderful welly walks

Big sea for creatives - beautiful view of boscombe pier.Who said the beach is best for the summertime? (Ok, we did, but still… The winter is pretty good too). Going down to the beach all wrapped up in scarves, hats and gloves & wellies is amazing. The sand ain’t rammed when the temperatures dropped, so you’ll have plenty of space to wander and pretend you’re in a dramatic movie scene. Not that we do that or anything.

Your doggy will love that too. And you can always pop in – dog or no dog, even though we definitely LOVE dogs – to Urban Reef on Boscombe seafront if you need a little pit stop to shelter from the wind. We got hot drinks, cake, blankets – and big beautiful windows so you can still enjoy the seaside.

Warm hugs

Speaking of hot drinks, cakes and blankets… These are definitely the best part of the winter time. They’re the best, especially if you are taking part in dryanuary. A hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream isn’t a replacement for wine, but will definitely give you that same warm feeling inside and you’ll deffo want another one after.

Staying at home and baking a cake when the weather’s rubbish is so much fun – but if baking isn’t your forte, come and see us at any of the Guild sites. We are lucky to have our very own baker, Kay, who bakes our beautiful cakes from scratch every morning down the beach – sun or snow.  They taste amazing, and for coffee & cake at just £4… What could go wrong x

Movie marathons

Movie nights. Good any time of year, best in winter. That’s because you can get away with staying in when it’s cold & dark out. No one will question you. In fact they’ll probably join you. We highly recommend films that will make you feel warm inside. And food that does too, to go with it.

But there’s a problem… The kitchen floor is just too cold for your feet, so you don’t wanna cook. We don’t blame you.

Let us do the cooking instead; we have loads of yummy pizzas and sides ready to be delivered straight to your door. We don’t even mind delivering it to you in your PJ’s, we get it. And if you need to feed the whole family but don’t want to spend too much (it has just been Christmas, after all) – use the code ‘FAMILYCOMBO’ upon checkout to get 25% off any four items ordered from the pizzas or sides menu. Check out the menu here.

Virtuous veganuary

Oh and, you don’t even need to be unhealthy by the way. If you’re taking part in veganuary – we’ve got all you needed. You can order yourself a vegan pizza or side – we have those – or come in and see us at Urban Beach. You can check out our plant powered options HERE, and all through January we have 2-4-1 on main meals.

Grab your 2-4-1 voucher here, and good luck x

Sporty stays

One last thing that is super fun to keep healthy, keep your blood pumping and relieve you of your winter blues is exercise. Running along the beach might sound like your worst nightmare in the winter time – but there are alternatives. At the Urban Beach hotel, we have teamed up with The Yoga Lounge Bournemouth and created amazing yoga stay packages, a perfect way to stay warm, relaxed and get your exercise.

Or maybe you love the cold, crisp air down by the beach in the winter. You could go dunk your head in the cold water just for the rush – or even better, come and see our friends down at Sorted Surf. We have surf stay packages at Urban Beach which will get you some surfing lessons for less, as well as a stay in a boutique hotel.


What else do you like to do in the winter months?
Let us know. We might just try them. Hugs x x


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