Today marks the end of Lent and to celebrate we’ve rounded up some group trip ideas that are all about indulgence.

As Lent comes to a close for 2018, there are some who may keep their resolutions, however many choose to celebrate by indulging in the things they love, be it chocolate, coffee, or even fast food.

We take a look at ways that you and you group can treat yourselves in the next coming months.

1. Chocolate & Sweets

If your group has a collective sweet tooth, you might enjoy visiting an attraction dedicated to it to spoil yourself after 40 days without it. Cadbury World in Birmingham allows you to explore the world of Cadbury from the history of how it started to the range of products it now offers. Plus, you’ll get to see chocolate being made and even try some too. 

Alternatively, York’s Chocolate Story, a museum in the city of York, teaches visitors about the people of York and the story of its chocolate making.

Cadbury World

Pictured: Cadbury World.

2. Shopping

For those who like to splurge, there are plenty of great shopping destinations for you to consider for future trips. The intu Trafford centre in Manchester not only offers a great place to shop with a range of top brands and high street names, but also can be combined with a visit to SEA Life Centre and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. Sign up now to join us on our Reader Club trip in July for a closer look. 

Other centres great for groups include Boundary Mill Stores in a variety of locations which offer itineraries to local attractions, and Trentham Shopping Village which has around 77 timber lodges selling different crafts and goodies.

3. Beverages

If it’s alcohol you usually give up there are many venues across the country which could quench your thirst. Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Whitchurch offers group visits and you can discover how the gin is made plus try some. 

You might also like to keep your eyes peeled for beer festivals held throughout the year at certain locations. The Great British Beer Festival for example, which is taking place between 7th and 11th August at Olympia London this year offers demonstrations, stalls and tasting. 

And if you’re more of a wine drinker, take your group on a vineyard tour such as at Brightwell Vineyard where you can enjoy tours during the week.

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

Pictured: A group shot from last year’s GLT Reader Club trip to Melton Mowbray.

4. Meat and pastries

There are many who choose to give up certain products like fast food and meat such as burger and sausages. Many butcher’s shops across the country offer group experiences to learn how to master a butchery skill. For example, the Hampstead Butchers in Hampstead, London offers master classes such as sausage making, butchery classes and wine and cheese tasting sessions.

A visit to Melton Mowbray is a must for lovers of pork pies – a trip to Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe is a great place to make your purchases whilst learn about the pie’s origins.

5. Technology

Many give up things such as television, mobile phones and iPads during Lent. Why not treat your group to a high-tech trip involving virtual reality? Attractions such as The View from the Shard offer Virtual Reality experiences which involve a virtual slide going around The Shard. 

Or if VR isn’t your kind of thing, why not visit an exhibition looking at the future? The V&A Museum in London will be opening an exhibition from 18th May called The Future Starts Here which will include around 100 objects designed as possibilities for future technology, as a way of predicting how the future might look.

Looking to find out what’s new at attractions this year? Read our recent article to discover where you and your group can enjoy thrill seeking, adventures and more.