Our Warner Holidays Are Back!

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We have some great news: “The People’s Friend” Warner Holidays are back!

From December 13-17, 2021, our readers can enjoy a fabulous festive break in stunning Cricket St Thomas, Somerset.

And its great value, from just £299 per person. And the price includes half board, too.

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Photograph courtesy of DC Thomson Ltd.

Dear Friends

I’m delighted to invite you to take a fun festive break with the “Friend” at beautiful Cricket St Thomas Hotel.

Having enjoyed many wonderful stays with Warner before, I know you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome.

After over a year of lockdown and restrictions, the “Friend” team are looking forward to celebrating with you all at an early Christmas and New Year party rolled into one.

Over the four days there will be lots of “Friend” themed activities to take part in, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful entertainment, activities and dining Warner is famous for.

I hope to see you there!


Your room awaits

Relax in style in one of Cricket St Thomas’s comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms and lots of thoughtful touches. Two types of room are available:

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Photograph by Warner Leisure.

Standard Room: Fantastic-value standard rooms are a real home-from-home, with TV, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits replenished daily, comfy chairs and reading lights, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, telephone and safe.


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Photograph by Warner Leisure.

Signature Room: For added luxury, treat yourself to a Signature Room, which has all the amenities of a Standard room and includes a pillow menu, toiletries selection and a complimentary bottle of wine.

Festive fun

  • Mince-pies on arrival
  • Lantern walks in the grounds
  • Christmas dinner
  • Carol singing
  • Festive team show
  • Visit from Santa
  • Themed quizzes
  • Plus a fabulous “Friend” goody bag and exclusive themed talks and activities!

There’s so much to do at Warner!

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa and leisure club
  • Archery and rifle shooting
  • Nordic walking
  • Bowls
  • Live shows
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Dance workshops
  • Pitch ’n’ Putt
  • Cinema

Book your Warner holidays with confidence

Warner’s Coronavirus Guarantee recognises the importance of flexibility when it comes to travel plans and provides the reassurance that you’ll always get your money back or be able to make changes at no extra cost if your holiday can’t happen.

It’s free of charge and applies to all existing and new bookings for 2021.

Book now and cancel or change for free later at any point within the “Guarantee Change Window” (between 28 days and 3 days prior to arrival).

You can find full details and terms and conditions at the Warner Leisure Hotels website.

To book call 0330 135 9571 Please quote: “PEOPLESFRIEND”

Lines open Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

Offer subject to availability. New bookings only. Applies to groups of under 19. Can be withdrawn without prior notice. Prices correct at time of printing, prices quoted are per person. Additional £30 supplement per night for single occupancy rooms is payable when limit of single rooms without supplement is reached. Holidays booked less than 12 weeks ahead of holiday start date must be paid in full at booking. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Bookings are subject to availability. Warner hotels are over 21s only. Find full terms and conditions for Warner Leisure Hotel breaks at www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk (Bourne Leisure Holidays trading as Warner Leisure Hotels is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 01854900, registered office 1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL).

Read all about our last trip to Cricket St Thomas here.

Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.