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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

Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Ullswater, the Lake District’s second largest lake, is many people’s favourite. A gracious beauty flanked by high-rising mountains, its eastern shore is overlooked by Place Fell while to the west is mighty Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in the National Park. The best way to appreciate the beauty of this stunning spot is to either [...]

By | May 8th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

At-Bristol

No trip to Bristol is complete without visiting one of the city’s most exciting attractions: At-Bristol. Aptly promoted as “an amazing world of hands-on discovery”, it’s a 21st century science centre amid the city’s historic Harbourside. Once inside, children and adults alike enter a world of discovery, excitement and exploration; seemingly every science topic imaginable [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Legoland Windsor Resort

Confession time now: it’s not only my two kids who can’t get enough of Legoland, it’s me – oh, and my wife – too. But that’s what the resort at Windsor is all about: fun for all the family, and we definitely had plenty of that. Value for money is so important these days when [...]

By | March 29th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Sea Life – Brighton

Located on Marine Parade, across the road from Brighton Pier, Sea Life should be on everyone’s itinerary when visiting the town. One of 35 centres located around the world, Brighton’s Sea Life boasts over 1,500 creatures and captivates its visitors by taking them on a journey from the water’s edge to the ocean’s depths. It [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Brighton Toy & Model Museum

Hidden away underneath the forecourt of Brighton’s railway station is a gem of a museum which will bring memories flooding back for adults and provide a snapshot of the past for younger visitors. It may not be the biggest museum around (it occupies four of the Victorian arches holding up the station’s forecourt), but what [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments