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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

Clwydian Range Food Trail

For a bit of tasty fun this weekend (Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2014), head to the Clwydian Range in NE Wales. The Clwydian Range Food Trail is an exciting way to discover the gastronomic delights in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and go on a wintery expedition at the same time. Perfect [...]

By | January 31st, 2014|Attractions|0 Comments

New Year at Portmeirion

Unlike any other destination you’ll find in Britain, delightful Portmeirion, tucked away in the northwest of Wales, was built in the 1920s in the style of an Italian village. A surrealist setting with landscaped gardens, tinkling fountains and whitewashed arches, it provides a unique backdrop for a New Year to remember. New Year guests arrive [...]

By | December 20th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Windermere Lake Cruises

Any visitor to the glorious Lake District mustn’t leave the region without having sailed down, across or around Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake. Windermere Lake Cruises operate a fleet of well-equipped vessels around the lake, most offering undercover and outside seating, toilets and refreshments. Cruises last from 45 minutes to three hours. Alternatively, you can [...]

By | October 1st, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Old Hall Farm

In the midst of the Cumbrian countryside, Old Hall Farm not only provides a few hours of enjoyment to its many visitors but a fascinating history lesson, too. As a working farm, 19th century methods, including heavy horses and steam engines, are employed to grow crops and harvest the land. Meanwhile, there are many historic [...]

By | September 30th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

Many visitors to the Lake District come for the fell-walking opportunities, to stroll around picturesque villages like Grasmere or to sail across Lake Windermere, Ullswater or Coniston on one of many steamers and launches. But sometimes it’s worth trying something different, which is what we did on a recent visit to the region. My family [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Lakeland Pony Trekking

When your children are inexperienced pony riders – in fact, our son, Peter, hadn’t even sat on one, let alone ridden one – it’s reassuring to find stables where the staff make you feel at ease from the moment you arrive; well, that’s what you can expect at the Lakeland Pony Treks (Note: since our visit [...]

By | June 14th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Everyone, not just fans of Beatrix Potter, will enjoy stepping inside this magical world dedicated to the world-famous author whose wonderful tales continue to entertain adults and children alike. Situated in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, just a stone’s throw from the lake itself, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is open every day (except Christmas [...]

By | May 11th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments