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Northumberland 2018

Having thoroughly enjoyed our previous visits to this historical county, we were only too pleased to have the chance to explore further during Summer 2018. This time, we decided to experience what was on the doorstep or within a short drive from our base in Blyth. When it comes to finding a place to stay [...]

By | 2018-10-23T12:48:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Stable – Bristol

As I move more towards a completely vegan diet, it’s reassuring to see an increasing number of restaurants and cafés following in the footsteps of eateries like The Stable in offering suitable dishes on their menus. We were suitably impressed by a recent visit to The Stable’s Bristol branch, just one of 17 restaurants the [...]

By | 2018-10-19T13:28:35+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Latest Reviews, Places To Eat, Restaurants|0 Comments

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do In and Around Durham

Following our brief visit to the medieval city of Durham two years ago, we were keen to return in order to investigate what else this historic city can offer families. Fortunately, we headed back this summer – even if it was just for two days. Here are some of our favourite places to visit and [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:48+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Miniature Pony Centre – Dartmoor

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor and a must-see if you’re in the area, the Miniature Pony Centre can be enjoyed by all ages, not just kids. We weren’t sure what to expect and wondered if we’d be restricted to seeing ponies from afar. So, imagine how delighted we were, especially Hollie – who has [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:49+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Beyond Escapes – Devon

Nestled in the Devonshire countryside, Beyond Escapes offers a range of accommodation to suit all needs from baby and dog-friendly lodges to mansion house suites and apartments. We were lucky enough to sample a three-bedroom lodge with hot tub and as we pulled in to the grounds of BE Devon (the company own a similar [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:49+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Manor House Hotel – Devon

Before arriving for our three-day activity break at Manor House Hotel, situated close to Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor, we couldn’t imagine how one hotel could offer so many activities. Virtually every sport you can name is offered and, if I’m honest, we were a little concerned as to whether everything would run smoothly. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:50+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Southport

There’s nothing better as a traveller than being pleasantly surprised when you visit a new destination and that's what we thought about Southport, the large seaside town lying on the Irish Sea coast, 20 miles north of Liverpool. The Merseyside resort is a popular retreat for those living in Manchester and Liverpool, particularly parents who [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:50+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews|Comments Off on Southport

7 Things To Do As A Family in Snowdonia

Think of Snowdonia in North Wales and chances are images of high, rugged peaks – epitomised by Snowdon itself which, at over 3,500 feet, is the country’s highest – spring to mind; and quite rightly, because these majestic mountains are a major draw for tourists. But this region – designated a national park in 1951 [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Min-y-Don Holiday Park – Harlech

Having recently visited Salop Leisure’s Green Meadow Holiday Park near Aberystwyth and been suitably impressed, we were keen to see if the high standard was evident on the company's other sites. I’m pleased to say, we certainly weren’t disappointed when invited to sample a delightful park on the northwest coast of Wales. Min-y-Don Holiday Park, [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Buttermere

Wow, what an outstanding location! Although we enjoyed many aspects of our visit to this Lake District youth hostel, it’s the former Victorian slate hotel’s outstanding position which tops the list. (c) Richard Webber (c) Richard Webber The Western Lakes is our favourite corner of this entrancing national park so it [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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