The cover story in this Sunday’s print edition was about the Victorian seaside holiday and the enduring British tradition that followed in its wake. Most of us have fond childhood memories of traditional seaside breaks in Brighton, Margate, Blackpool or Llandudno, say with their fun fairs, amusement arcades, donkey rides and picnic lunches seasoned with sand. If you are among them, we’d like to hear your stories and tips – whether humorous, nostalgic or just plain useful.
But there are other kinds of travel experiences that evoke a bygone era in Britain. You may have been to the Goodwood Revival or to a vintage air show. Perhaps you know of a time-warp pub or heritage railway, a battle re-enactment or a display of medieval pursuits at a castle? The reader who sends in the best entry wins a £250 Aito holiday voucher.
About the provider
Aito, The Specialist Travel Association (aito.com), turns 45 in 2021 – the year for planning longer holidays. Its mission is simple: to deliver expertly crafted, tailor-made holidays to destinations worldwide. Aito’s 100-plus specialists create memorable holidays, both simple and luxurious, from walking and trekking to gastronomy and wine; from adventure to culture, the arts and history; and from wildlife and nature to city breaks, beach holidays, sailing and river cruising.
Aito’s experts can arrange activities year-round, including snowsports, as well as touring by coach, rail or self-drive. Choices are endless, the ethos friendly and caring – for both clients and the planet.
The £250 Aito holiday voucher can be put towards the cost of any Aito holiday; book direct with an Aito member or through an Aito specialist travel agent. Many new, great-value holidays in the UK are now available. European options via Eurostar are also a good first step, as we start to explore our world again.
How to enter
Email your entry (no more than 150 words) with your name, address and phone number, by midnight on Wednesday Feb 24, to [email protected]. Only one voucher can be won per person and the prize is non-transferable. Other T&Cs apply. See telegraph.co.uk/tt-yourtravels for details.