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Christmas at Stourhead

We visited Stourhead over 10 years ago and will always remember it as among our favourite National Trust properties. So, when offered the chance to return, with the added bonus of beautiful Christmas illuminations, we jumped at the chance. Stourhead occupies 2,650 acres of the Wiltshire countryside and includes a Palladian house, designed by Colen [...]

By | 2019-12-09T11:52:12+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Attractions, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The British Lighthouse Trail

Like the author, Sarah Kerr, I’ve been fascinated by lighthouses for as long as I can remember, so this book was always going to be well received. Basically, this is a thoroughly-researched reference book, detailing virtually everything you’d ever want to know about a particular lighthouse. The attention to detail is among its main selling [...]

By | 2019-11-15T09:38:48+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

Family Fun In & Around Nottingham

Once the world’s leading producer of lace and textiles, Nottingham is certainly a historic city and birthplace of many famous faces from all walks of life. Its most famous son, however, will always be Robin Hood, who reputedly roamed these parts. During the summer of 2019, we were lucky enough to spend a few days [...]

By | 2019-09-26T10:59:32+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

The Esplanade Hotel – Newquay

If you ever get the chance to stay at The Esplanade Hotel, grab it with both hands - you certainly won't be disappointed. It offers everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable and pleasant stay. This clifftop hotel prides itself on supplying "family holidays in Cornwall" and we were lucky enough to experience a one-night [...]

By | 2019-09-18T08:18:49+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Free Family Fun in Edinburgh

This gem of a city with its stunning historical architecture is easily explored on foot and, what’s more, there are plenty of places to visit which won’t cost you a penny. We happened to be holidaying in Northumberland during Summer 2019 and fancied visiting the Scottish capital on a day trip. Well, it couldn't have [...]

By | 2019-09-25T08:19:26+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Destinations, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat, Short Breaks|0 Comments

YHA Hawkshead

So many youth hostels have a fascinating history and it’s one of the reasons we enjoy staying with the YHA. Take YHA Hawkshead, alias Esthwaite Lodge, one mile south of the pretty Lake District village. Its first recorded owner was in the late 18th century and, in 1936, was bought [...]

By | 2019-09-14T08:04:00+00:00 September 14th, 2019|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

The Amble Inn – Amble, Northumberland

If you’re travelling in Northeast England or planning a holiday in the region, take a look at what The Inn Collection can offer in terms of accommodation – you won’t be disappointed.  A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio of inviting inns stretching from [...]

By | 2019-09-13T13:36:05+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Family Fun in the West Midlands

During our 2019 summer holidays, we spent a couple of days in the West Midlands. I must admit, it’s not a region of England we’ve explored much but based on our experiences this summer, we’ll certainly be back for more. WHERE TO VISIT Warwick Castle I’ve visited many castles over the years and Warwick Castle, [...]

By | 2019-09-13T12:56:31+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Attractions, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Staycity Aparthotel – Birmingham’s Newhall Square

  Aparthotels provide the perfect combination between hotel services and home-style facilities. As a family, we love the freedom and flexibility they provide. Dublin-based Staycity Group, founded in 2004, offers a range of contemporary quality accommodation that's versatile and affordable with all the facilities needed for short and long-term stays in 7,000 apartments around Europe. [...]

By | 2019-09-13T10:35:02+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Hengar Manor Country Park – Cornwall

Hengar Manor is perfectly located for those wishing to sample a taste of Cornish life without travelling the full length of the peninsula; and what’s more, it’s an ideal base for families who adore a tranquil break amid verdant countryside. The park is attractively designed with five separate lakes, plenty of lush greenery and attractive [...]

By | 2019-07-20T08:42:03+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

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