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Ford & Etal Estate – Northumberland

If you’re ever holidaying in the beautiful county of Northumberland, make sure a visit to Ford & Etal is included in your itinerary. Situated in the north of the region, Ford & Etal is a large rural agricultural estate encompassing many attractions and activities. Nestled in the valley of the River Till, between the Scottish [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Stay, Play, Explore in Leicestershire – 2017

More regions of the UK should take note of what Leicestershire Promotions, the area’s tourism body, have devised to encourage families to visit and enjoy what the county has to offer. “Stay, Play, Explore” offers visitors several themed packages. Prices start at a very reasonable £149 for a family of four and include entry to [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Isle of Wight – 5 Family Favourites on Adventure Island

Families have been visiting the Isle of Wight for nearly two centuries and the island’s tourist board has been promoting 2017 as the Year of Family Adventures – but, of course, any year is ideal for family adventures on this beautiful lump of rock sitting around three miles off the English mainland. As the tourist [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Hangloose – Adventures in Cornwall

Adrenalin junkies will love Hangloose, Cornwall’s “home of adventure”, which is situated alongside the Eden Project, one of the county’s top tourist attractions. After visiting the Eden Project, we decided to test our nerve at Hangloose, which offers, among other white-knuckle thrills, hair-raising activities like The Drop, Gravity and Skywire. Well, when I say we [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Eden Project

The Eden Project story is a fascinating example of how redundant land can be reclaimed and transformed into an award-winning, world-famous attraction which should be on everyone’s bucket list; and if that wasn’t enough, it’s a well-respected educational charity, too. (c) Richard Webber Tim Smit’s creation began when a china clay pit was [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Shrewsbury 2017

I said in my previous review of Shrewsbury that I wanted an excuse to revisit the town and fortunately the chance arose, just over 2 years since we last trod the pavements of this historic town. This time around we stayed at the Lion and Pheasant Town House Hotel. It’s ideally situated in the popular [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Our Top 5 Family Attractions in Liverpool

We visited Liverpool recently, our first experience of the city, and were pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and do for all of us, regardless of age. So, we’ve picked five family-friendly places to visit if you’re heading to the city... (c) Richard Webber St John’s Beacon Viewing Gallery A [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Cofton Holiday Park – South Devon

Nestled among the lush green folds of South Devon’s landscape is a real gem of a holiday park. Family-owned for over four decades, Cofton spreads over 80 acres of this delicious countryside, offering not just holiday home breaks but self-catering cottages, too. We were lucky enough to sample a recent arrival on the park: the [...]

Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena – St Helens

If you’re ever in or around the Merseyside town of St Helens and have kids, make time to visit Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena: and it’s not just children who’ll enjoy themselves, adults will love it, too. We visited with our two kids, Hollie and Peter, and enjoyed two sessions of running around dark, narrow alleyways [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Admiral Young Driver – The Firefly

Last year, our daughter, Hollie, enjoyed jumping behind the wheel of a real car for her first driving lesson – even though she wasn’t 17. It was thanks to the Admiral Young Driver programme, which enables anyone from the age of ten to learn how to drive a proper vehicle at one of 43 specialist [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments