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7 Family-friendly Things To Do in Bournemouth, Poole & Beyond

The Dorset seaside resort of Bournemouth and neighbouring Poole, boasting Europe’s largest natural harbour, offer something for everyone, regardless of age. Bournemouth, voted UK’s Best Seaside Town in 2017’s British Travel Awards, is a vibrant, attractive, green town with plenty of shops, parks and seven miles of golden sand – and I mean golden! Poole, [...]

By | 2018-11-19T14:52:13+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Hotel Collingwood – Bournemouth

The Collingwood is one of those rare hotels where as soon as you walk in the door, you know everything is going to work out just fine. The relaxed, elegant atmosphere – encouraged by the ever-smiling, extremely helpful general manager, Jana – adds to the sense of serenity running through this first-rate hotel. It was [...]

By | 2018-11-19T14:39:59+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do In and Around Durham

Following our brief visit to the medieval city of Durham two years ago, we were keen to return in order to investigate what else this historic city can offer families. Fortunately, we headed back this summer – even if it was just for two days. Here are some of our favourite places to visit and [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:48+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Beyond Escapes – Devon

Nestled in the Devonshire countryside, Beyond Escapes offers a range of accommodation to suit all needs from baby and dog-friendly lodges to mansion house suites and apartments. We were lucky enough to sample a three-bedroom lodge with hot tub and as we pulled in to the grounds of BE Devon (the company own a similar [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:49+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Manor House Hotel – Devon

Before arriving for our three-day activity break at Manor House Hotel, situated close to Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor, we couldn’t imagine how one hotel could offer so many activities. Virtually every sport you can name is offered and, if I’m honest, we were a little concerned as to whether everything would run smoothly. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:50+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Southport

There’s nothing better as a traveller than being pleasantly surprised when you visit a new destination and that's what we thought about Southport, the large seaside town lying on the Irish Sea coast, 20 miles north of Liverpool. The Merseyside resort is a popular retreat for those living in Manchester and Liverpool, particularly parents who [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:50+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews|Comments Off on Southport

Min-y-Don Holiday Park – Harlech

Having recently visited Salop Leisure’s Green Meadow Holiday Park near Aberystwyth and been suitably impressed, we were keen to see if the high standard was evident on the company's other sites. I’m pleased to say, we certainly weren’t disappointed when invited to sample a delightful park on the northwest coast of Wales. Min-y-Don Holiday Park, [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Buttermere

Wow, what an outstanding location! Although we enjoyed many aspects of our visit to this Lake District youth hostel, it’s the former Victorian slate hotel’s outstanding position which tops the list. (c) Richard Webber (c) Richard Webber The Western Lakes is our favourite corner of this entrancing national park so it [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Green Meadow Holiday Park

If I were thinking about buying a caravan holiday home or even a luxurious lodge, I’d want to find a site as well-run, attractive and tranquil as Green Meadow on Wales’ rugged west coast. (c) Richard Webber It’s said that owning a holiday home can enhance one’s life and I can understand why. [...]

Trevella Park – Cornwall

We were delighted when Travellowdown was invited to sample one of Bridge Leisure Group’s holiday parks. The company owns and operates eight sites from Moray to Cornwall and has vast experience in the market. We headed to Trevella Park at Crantock on the county’s northern coast. Just minutes away from Newquay’s seafront and with a [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:53+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

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