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Top ten things to do in Swindon to beat the Autumn Winter Blues

With winter on the horizon; dark afternoons and a drop in temperature you can be forgiven, for feeling a little blue.

But, do not fear we at TGts towers have put together our top ten things to do in Swindon to banish the Autumn Winter Blues and return your outlook to a more positive note.

1. Join a gym

Don’t let that gym membership wait until the January rush. As the weather changes, your outdoor exercise plans are at risk of being washed out. Why not take advantage of an Oasis gym membership and gift yourself direct access to swimming, gym and racquet court facilities?

The Oasis leisure centre offers various packages catering to all preferences and budgets.

2. Link Centre, swimming, ice rink, wildcats, trampoline park

Here in Swindon, we are fortunate to be home to not only a wide-reaching selection of leisure facilities including trampoline parks, swimming pools and ice rink. But, also our ice hockey team, Swindon Wildcats.

Lift your mood by showing your support for our frozen home-grown players. Watch them “barn down” the “biscuit” otherwise known as making an impressive shot with the puck. Or, Bounce away the blues at Link Centre’s Trampoline Park.

Either way, the Link Centre is sure not to disappoint when it comes to lifting a weary winter whim.

3. Health Hydro - keep warm with the Turkish Baths

The Health Hydro was built and designed for the Great Western Medical Fund in 1891. This Victorian building is still home to a 33m length pool and most importantly in the upcoming winter months a warming Turkish Baths.

Health Hydro’s Turkish Baths consist of; 2 steam rooms, a spa pool, a cold plunge, three interconnecting hot rooms (tepidarium, caldarium & sudatorium), showers and a large rest area to relax.

The baths are renowned for their ability to relieve stress, improve blood circulation and muscle tension all while cleansing the skin. Why not follow in the steps of our residential ancestors and make use of the facilities to improve your health and mood over the winter months?

4. Cosy night in with Domino’s and taking advantage of TGts discount code

Self-care is an excellent tool for avoiding and banishing low mood. We recommend a cosy night in with a Dominos and a TV binge. Take advantage of TGts discount code to save money in addition to the washing up.

5. Retail therapy with Swindon Designer Outlet

“Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.”

Gertrude Stein

When it comes to retail therapy in Swindon, look no further than The Swindon Designer Outlet. Situated in the restored Great Western railway works The Swindon Designer Outlet is home to over 100 designer stores offering up to 60% off brands and a broad range of eateries.

A perfect place to lose yourself on a winters day, expand your seasonal wardrobe and cheer your mood.

6. Golf with Wrag barn and Blunsdon House Hotel

Taking part in an outdoor sport is a great way to ensure mental well being. And golf is a great example; It can reduce stress, improve fitness and above offer an excellent opportunity to socialise in the isolating Winter months.

TGTs recommends;

Wrag Barn Golf Club

Situated on the outskirts of Highworth the Wrag Barn Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf course accessible to all abilities with stunning views across the Berkshire Downs. This centrally located club offers both free parking and well- equipped Clubhouse which caters for both a golfer’s thirst and appetite.

Blunsdon House Hotel Golf Course

Blunsdon House Hotel golf course is maintained to professional standards, by their in-house greenkeeper. With its longest hole at 185 yards and the shortest is 80. Catering for all golfers, both experienced or beginner The Blunsdon House believe in offering a relaxed, family-friendly course where everyone including children, feel welcome.

7. Take up a new fitness class with David Lloyd’s all new Blaze class

We at TGts love a new fitness class, and David Lloyd's Blaze class is no exception. Blaze is a high-intensity interval training workout (HIIT) offering a whole new way of working out with its combination of mixed martial arts, intense cardio, strength training and progress tracking.

Attendees are invited to wear a heart rate monitor throughout the class to track their progress on the studios screen to encourage healthy competition with fellow class participants or simply beat their personal best.

The classes activities are classified into traffic coloured zones, with the red zone being where class members work their hardest.

If you have love working out and have a competitive edge we highly recommend, David Lloyd’s Blaze.

8. Lydiard Park

When winter cabin fever bites, there is no better cure than a long outdoor walk. With its 260 acres of parkland, Lydiard Park is the perfect venue to explore. Refresh yourself and family with a stroll around Lydiard’s woodland, play area and café/tea rooms.

9. STEAM Museum

The STEAM Museum is host to many exhibitions over the winter season including the famous Christmas market. Embrace learning about our town’s history through the STEAM museums comprehensive and informative displays. And ignite your knowledge and pride in our town.

10. Outdoor fun at South Cerney Outdoor

Why not let South Cerney Outdoor, show you that water sports do not stop with the Summer. Try your hand at paddle boarding, sailing or kayaking. Either way, we are sure that a session at South Cerney Outdoor is sure to blow any winter blues out of the water.

Whatever the weather, age or mind frame, we are confident that one of our top ten list will lead you to embrace the upcoming winter months.

Oasis Leisure Centre Swindon

Oasis Leisure Centre

Better Oasis Leisure Centre Swindon offers so much; from swimming, fitness and sports facilities to music concerts and more.

North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire , SN2 1EP

Domino's Pizza Swindon

Domino's Pizza Swindon

Domino's Pizza in Swindon, for all the latest pizza offers for delivery or takeaway.

East Swindon, Old Town, Taw Hill, West Swindon,

Link Centre Swindon

Link Centre

Better Link Centre in West Swindon offers an enormous array of sports and leisure activities suitable for all ages, abilities and interests.

Whitehill Way , Westlea , Swindon , SN5 7DL

South Cerney Outdoor

South Cerney Outdoor

South Cerney Outdoor is and outdoor activity centre based in the Cotswold Water Park between Cirencester and Swindon.

Lake 12, Spine Road, South Cerney, Gloucestershire , GL7 5TL

Swindon Designer Outlet

Swindon Designer Outlet

Housed in the Grade II listed buildings of the Great Western Railway Works, McArthurGlen's Swindon Designer Outlet outpost is one of the largest covered designer outlets in Europe. Swindon Designer Outlet is sure to have something for you!

Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2DY

Wrag Barn Golf Club Swindon

Wrag Barn Golf Club

Wrag Barn Golf Club is a family run business located on the outskirts of Highworth, Wiltshire.

Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire , SN6 7QQ

David Lloyd Swindon

David Lloyd Swindon

David Lloyd Swindon is one of Wiltshire's premier fitness clubs.

Latham Road, Swindon , Wiltshire , SN25 4TB

Lydiard Park Swindon

Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park is a firm favourite for a family day out in Swindon, Lydiard Park is a stunning historic estate on the western edge of Swindon.

Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway.

Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA

Health Hydro

Part of the Better leisure group, Swindon's Health Hydro is the only original Victorian swimming pool and Turkish baths in south west England.

Milton Road , Swindon , Wiltshire , SN1 5JA

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway
Fairytale of New York (Hype Agency)
Wyvern Theatre & Swindon Arts Centre (Swindon Theatres)
Drive Tech
Edge Swindon
Roves Farm
Skydive Netheravon
South Cerney Outdoor
Mfor Festival
Barnes Travel

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