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Brunel’s SS Great Britain

It’s among Bristol’s premier tourist attractions and the recipient of numerous awards, so high on your agenda if visiting this fine city should be Brunel’s wonderful SS Great Britain. The ship was launched in 1843 and travelled around the world 32 times. Its working life ended in 1933 but this vast vessel didn’t return home [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|Attractions|Comments Off on Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Bristol Ferry Boats

If you’ve got a spare 40 minutes while exploring Bristol, hop aboard a bright yellow and blue ferry for a trip around the city’s waterways. The charming Bristol Ferry Boats ply their trade from the City Centre, next to the Watershed, and head in two different directions: out towards Temple Meads or past Baltic Wharf [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Attractions|Comments Off on Bristol Ferry Boats

The Bristol – Harbourside

The Bristol – part of The Doyle Collection, a group of eight luxury hotels located in five cities in Ireland, UK and the States – has many merits, as my family and I discovered when we stayed one night in January 2016. One of its main selling points is the prime location. Edging the harbourside [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Accommodation, Attractions, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on The Bristol – Harbourside

The Priory Inn – Tetbury

If you’re heading to the Cotswolds and looking for a child-friendly place to stay where delicious meals are dished up and a welcome smile greets you the moment you arrive, then try The Priory Inn. Situated in the thriving market town of Tetbury, the inn is owned by Dave and Tanya Kelly, who’ve worked in [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Accommodation, Attractions, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on The Priory Inn – Tetbury

Leicestershire’s Stay, Play, Explore – 2015

Entertaining the kids isn’t cheap these days. Deep pockets are often essesntial, especially if you’re looking to visit several family-friendly attractions and, perhaps, stay overnight in a hotel. But there are exceptions, as visitors to Leicestershire will discover. The region’s tourism body, Leicestershire Promotions, have devised “Stay, Play, Explore”, offering visitors several themed packages. Prices [...]

By | August 5th, 2015|Attractions, Destinations|Comments Off on Leicestershire’s Stay, Play, Explore – 2015

Madame Tussauds – London

Madame Tussauds is an institution in the world of UK attractions. My family and I had previously visited the Blackpool site and enjoyed the experience; our time at the London location was equally enjoyable. Amazingly, people have been flocking through the doors of the Marylebone Road site in London’s NW1 region (nearest Tube station is [...]

By | July 16th, 2015|Attractions|Comments Off on Madame Tussauds – London

South Lakes Safari Zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo is a 17-acre site opened in 1994 at Dalton-in-Furness, a small town lying in a narrow valley. It’s a zoo with a difference because you come away feeling like you’ve really got up close to the animals, many of which seem free to roam; but before you start fretting, that’s just [...]

By | October 9th, 2014|Attractions|0 Comments

Treetop Trek – Lake District

Brockhole Visitor Centre, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, has always been a favourite as far as my children are concerned. On most of our visits to the region, they enjoy the on-site play area before we explore the extensive grounds. (c) Richard Webber But now there is even more to entertain [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Treetop Nets – Lake District

We negotiated giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels, having bucketfuls of fun in the process; and what’s so good about Treetop Nets – which is brand new for 2014 and, reputedly, a UK first – is that it’s suitable for adults and children (aged three upwards). The concept is simple but effective: over 1,500 square [...]

By | October 3rd, 2014|Attractions|0 Comments

Stay Play & Explore in Leicestershire

When the opportunity arose to visit Leicestershire with my family, my first question was, “What does the county offer that will interest my kids, aged 13 and seven?” Well, the answer to that one is simple: “plenty”. In fact, Leicestershire Promotions, the main tourism organisation for not only the city of Leicester but the entire [...]

By | September 25th, 2014|Attractions, Destinations, Short Breaks|0 Comments