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.”
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.
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.