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Activities to Try During Dry January

Activities to Try During Dry January

2022 has finally made its grand entrance. You’ve written down your new year resolutions. So, what’s right at the top of the list? Dry January. We all love to embark on the classic ‘new year, new me’ quest at the start of January and an alcohol-free month after all the joyful celebrations of Christmas is a welcome and refreshing way to get back into our normal routines.

So, with the pub off the menu for the foreseeable, it’s time to fill your calendar with a host of fun and exciting activities to spur you on through to February! From rejuvenating spa days to thrilling theatre trips, high-octane driving blasts and indoor skydives, creative cooking classes and bougie afternoon teas, you’re sure to find the perfect activities to try during Dry January with our hand-picked list of adventure experiences to celebrate the new year.

What is Dry January?

An annual tradition for many across the UK, Europe, the United States and beyond, Dry January is a public health campaign that sees millions of participants give up alcohol for the first month of the new year. In fact, January 2021 saw the biggest Dry January in the UK ever, with 6.5 million people taking on the alcohol-free challenge! While some take part as a personal resolution following the decadent indulgence of the festive season, many also set up sponsorship pages for charity to spur them on through their Dry January challenge, starting the year with a big health kick and a strong dose of goodwill. With benefits that include saving some well-earned money, boosting energy levels and promoting better sleep, the big question is – will you take on the Dry January challenge in 2022?

Go to the Spa

A spa day is the perfect Dry January activity. Choosing to cut out alcohol for the first month of the year is a great way to boost your energy, so why not double down on the wellness factor with a soothing day of blissful relaxation in the calming oasis of a luxury spa?

Grab a friend who loves a good pamper and make your way over to one of our stunning spas, including world-famous brands such as Bannatyne Spa, Marriott and Champneys. There, you’ll both leave your everyday stresses in the foyer, slip into a fluffy robe and prepare for a full day of soaking up the facilities and your choice of relaxing treatments. For an added splash of decadence, why not book in for a spa day with lunch or afternoon tea, too?

Head to the Theatre

Not drinking doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun. Catching a West End theatre show that everyone’s talking about is sure to keep you entertained! Now London’s beautiful theatres have reopened in the wake of the pandemic, it’s time to top up on the live entertainment and joy we’ve all missed out on during lockdown. Our incredible collection of theatre packages are perfect for all ages, tastes and budgets, with foot-tapping musicals and powerful dramas aplenty! Immerse your senses in a kaleidoscope of colour, unbelievable costumes and unforgettable performances with a trip to the theatre in London’s dazzling West End.

Book a Cooking Class

You’ve no doubt amassed several of the latest cookery books over Christmas, so Dry January is as good a time as any to polish up your culinary skills! After all, we all need a signature dish or three in our locker to impress at the next dinner party, don’t we? Explore our delicious range of cookery classes and practice the art of sushi making, learn about all things spice with an Indian cuisine masterclass or embrace the sweeter things in life with a chocolate-making workshop for two! Whatever your foodie preference, we’re sure to have a scrumptious cooking class to tickle your tastebuds this January.

Go for a Drive

Take advantage of your alcohol-free start to the year with a rip-roaring driving experience at one of the UK’s best racing tracks! From Brands Hatch to Silverstone, it’s time to make the engines of your favourite supercars roar and unleash your inner Lewis Hamilton with a ride in a Lamborghini Gallardo, an Aston Martin Vantage or even a Porsche 911. With supercar blasts, rally thrills and off-roading adventures on offer, you really can’t go wrong with our hand-picked selection of daredevil driving experiences. Get ready to master skills such as handbrake turns and riveting drifting techniques and prep yourself to take pole position this Dry January.

Try Skydiving

Free fall into the new year with an exciting indoor skydiving experience – without any of the stresses of jumping from a plane. The ideal activity for Dry January participants who love an action-packed adventure, indoor skydiving will have you floating on air, performing zero-gravity barrel rolls and jumping the equivalent height of The Shard in London – 23 times over! Available for kids and grown-ups alike across the UK, indoor skydiving is an exhilarating day out for the whole family and is sure to create some seriously cherished memories. So, brave navigator of the skies, are you ready to take the leap?

Take Afternoon Tea

Delicious and decadent, afternoon tea is a great excuse to get dressed up to the nines and share the finest of brews with your nearest and dearest. From traditional afternoon teas with clotted cream and jam, to luxury afternoon teas in Harrods and themed afternoon teas aboard a vintage 1960s Routemaster Bus, we’re sure to have the quaintest or quirkiest afternoon tea experience to suit you. Hungry for more? Find out everything you need to know in our Afternoon Tea Guide.

Thirsty for More Dry January Activity Experiences? From afternoon teas to cookery lessons, thrilling driving experiences, sumptuous luxury spa days, adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities, unforgettable days out for families and more, we’re sure to have the perfect experience to help embrace Dry January at the start to the new year.

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