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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

Dr Who Experience

If you’re one of the millions who can’t get enough of the Time Lord, you’ll love the BBC's Doctor Who Experience, situated on the vibrant waterfront of Cardiff’s Mermaid Quay. But you don’t have to be a die-hard fan to enjoy what is described as an interactive journey which “takes visitors on a spectacular adventure [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Attractions|0 Comments

Plas Cadnant

Plas Cadnant is set in a picturesque hidden valley, overlooking the Menai Straits and Snowdonia on the Isle of Anglesey. The glorious 19th century gardens of this unique 200-acre estate were painstakingly uncovered and restored over 15 years. Visit the traditional tea rooms to wind down after a romantic stroll together around the gardens and [...]

By | February 3rd, 2014|Accommodation, Attractions, Self-Catering|0 Comments