2020 has become the year of the staycation and we’re enjoying discovering all the wonderful things that are close to home! ​ We don’t realise how many amazing places there are on our doorstep and the north certainly has plenty to keep us entertained.​

Whether you live up north or fancy visiting for the day, we’ve listed some awesome ideas for the long weekend.​

Take a look here...


Discover beautiful places​

There are some truly incredible places to visit up north! For adventure and sensational views, you don’t have to travel far.​ Pack a picnic and enjoy what god’s own country has to offer. ​


Yorkshire scene


Where to visit…​

​- Gaping Gill is a natural cave in North Yorkshire, perfect for an awesome adventure.​

​- Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park in Ripon is a very beautiful hidden gem, take​ a picnic and enjoy the stunning surroundings. ​

- Malham Cove in North Yorkshire is a great place to explore the impressive limestone cliffs.​


What to wear…

Lovely Layerable Jumper

Lovely Layerable Jumper £40.


Wonderful Wool Knit

Wonderful Wool Knit £90,​ Raccoon Tee £19.



Experience a vegan market​

If you fancy trying some vegan delights, then there’s a few food markets taking place this bank holiday.It will be a great experience to try something new while having a great day out at the same time.  

Vegan dish

Where to visit…​

- Manchester Vegan Market - 29th August.​

​- Great Yorkshire Vegan Market, Leeds - 30th August.​


What to wear…

Campfire Jacket

Campfire Jacket £70, Embroidered Jeans £45.


Woodlands Jacket

Woodlands Jacket £80.



Nostalgic day at the seaside

Whatever the weather, a day at the seaside is a great way to blow off the cobwebs and have a good time. We’ve got some pretty remarkable beaches​ up north, so you don’t have to travel far. Grab some fish and chips and take in the sea air, just don’t forget to pack a brolly and a raincoat!​

Seaside up north

Where to visit…​

​- Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire (voted Britain’s best beach 2020)!

​- Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.

​- Sandsend, Whitby. 


What to wear…

September Sun Dress

September Sun Dress £45, Pattern ​Pagoda Luxury Umbrella £25.​


Get Out There Coat

Get Out There Coat £75.



Dine out in-style​

Why not treat yourself to an indulgent meal out this weekend? There’s all sorts of amazing places to try up north and we’ve picked out our favourites​. Cheers to the long weekend!

Where to visit…​

- Livin Italy, Leeds.​

- Sunset by Australasia, Manchester.​

​- Star Inn The City, York.​


What to wear…

Tiered Shirt Dress

Tiered Shirt Dress £70, Must Have Jeans £30.


Confidently Cool Waistcoat

Confidently Cool Waistcoat £50, Fabulous Floral Shirt £38.



Visit us in-store!​

Last but certainly not least, why not visit our Meadowhall store this bank holiday weekend? ​Discover our new autumn collection and browse in a comfortable and safe environment (click here for details of our safety measures in-store​ and to see our opening times). There are plenty of nice restaurants in Meadowhall too, so you can grab a bite to eat after. ​

Joe Browns Meadowhall Store

Joe Browns Meadowhall Store


We hope we’ve given you plenty of inspiration for the bank holiday weekend and hope you have an awesome time!