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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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:59+00:00 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 [...]

Whitby

If you’re looking for the perfect base to appreciate North Yorkshire’s varied coastline of wide sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, then Whitby is for you. But it’s not only about the coast. With the expansive heather-clad North York Moors right on the doorstep, the town is perfectly placed for anyone exploring the area. However, you [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:01+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Destinations|Comments Off on Whitby

The Belfry – Hotel & Resort

My claim to fame is that I got a hole in one at The Belfry, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup. On which of the three first-class courses, I hear you ask. Well, it’s time to own up: it was while enjoying a round on the 12-hole Ryder Legends course, one of the best [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:07+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Ideas|Comments Off on The Belfry – Hotel & Resort

Ettington Park Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon

If you’re on the hunt for an opulent, well-managed place to stay in the midst of Shakespeare’s England, then consider the Ettington Park Hotel, just six miles outside Stratford-upon-Avon. Surrounded by 40 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s got lots to offer, including a tranquil rural setting. When all you can see are trees and huge [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:07+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Ettington Park Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon

Alykes Garden Village – Zante

I spent a week with my family at Alykes Garden Village, just outside the village of Alykes on the attractive Greek island of Zante. We stayed in a four-person studio (number 101). Equipment and facilities were basic, but that was what we expected. On arrival, we had to ask Jimmy, the owner, for extra cutlery. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Alykes Garden Village – Zante

Harrogate

Harrogate is home to the happiest people in Britain, according to a recent study by online estate agency Rightmove. Being regarded as the happiest place to live is, of course, a real feather in this spa town’s cap and, I’m pleased to say, rubs off on its visitors – well, that’s if my family’s recent [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:13+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Destinations|Comments Off on Harrogate

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 | 2018-10-08T10:32:14+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Attractions, Destinations|Comments Off on Leicestershire’s Stay, Play, Explore – 2015

Chester

We couldn’t have visited Chester at a more opportune time. My eight-year-old son was studying Romans at school so Cheshire’s county town offered plenty of attractions on the history front. We walked along a stretch of the well-preserved City Walls, the most complete in Britain which date from the Roman occupation 2,000 years ago, before [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:15+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Destinations|Comments Off on Chester

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