Promoted | The new MINI Countryman: explore the best British culture

We’ve teamed up with the new MINI Countryman to help you scale up your next holiday adventure, picking some of our favourite inspirational ideas for destinations with a difference that help you supersize any UK staycation.

With room for five, up to 1390 litres of versatile luggage space, and plenty of ways to customise your MINI to make it even more stylish or even more practical, the new family-size MINI Countryman SUV is a real all-rounder. Add in the option of ALL4 all-wheel-drive or an efficient Plug-in Hybrid with 26 miles of low-impact electric range, and you’ve got true go-anywhere ability.

That’s why it’s perfect for exploring the best of British culture. With standout design, a wealth of customisation options, and advanced in-car tech that gives you more connectivity and more control over navigation, music and phone calls, the new MINI Countryman is perfect for finding the UK’s artistic and creative hotspots.

For more inspiring big British adventures or to find out more about the new MINI Countryman, head to minicountryman.whatcar.com

Supersize movie night at a drive-in cinema

Prompted by the popularity of innovative open-air cinemas which blend iconic films with stellar backdrops, drive-in cinemas that evoke iconic 1950s retro Americana have made a high-tech comeback in recent years. They’re a novel way to share movie night with friends and family, especially when you can comfortably seat five in the spacious new MINI Countryman.

Depending on the venue, they’ll give you a wireless speaker for the film’s audio, or you tune in to a local FM frequency – perfect for the new MINI Countryman’s six-speaker audio with DAB and FM radio, or the premium 360W 12-speaker Harman Kardon Hi-Fi system. Equally, its commanding raised SUV driving position gives you a perfect widescreen view of the action.

Goodwood – home to the Festival of Speed and the 1960s-themed Goodwood Revival – has joined forces with the team behind Secret Cinema this year to create a premium drive-in that uses Goodwood’s period backdrop to really dial up the retro atmosphere. For something even more tasty, the Drive & Dine Theatre in Cornwall has been blending classic films with amazing diner-themed dishes created by British Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth.

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