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Plaza Premium Lounge – Heathrow’s Terminal 5

Waiting for your plane can often be the worst part of any journey so if you can sit back, relax away from the hubbub it certainly makes travelling more bearable. Let’s face it, airport departure lounges aren’t great places: they’re usually overcrowded and noisy which is where premium lounges, like those operated by Plaza, come [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Facilities, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Cornwall – 5 Favourite Things to Do

Cornwall has many plus points when it comes to enjoying a family holiday. One is that wherever you decide to base yourselves, you’re never far from any of the county’s attractions. Another is that there are countless things to do so it can be difficult deciding which ones to fit into your itinerary. So we’ve [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Trevella Park – Cornwall

We were delighted when Travellowdown was invited to sample one of Bridge Leisure Group’s holiday parks. The company owns and operates eight sites from Moray to Cornwall and has vast experience in the market. We headed to Trevella Park at Crantock on the county’s northern coast. Just minutes away from Newquay’s seafront and with a [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Hot Rox Electronic Hand Warmer

I’m sure most of us can remember a time when an event or activity has been spoilt due to cold hands. Perhaps memories of a winter walking holiday have been marred because gloves were either forgotten or just not insulated enough to keep out the cold. But for some people, like our daughter Hollie who [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

10 Family Favourites in Bournemouth

Voted UK’s Best Seaside Town in 2017’s British Travel Awards, Bournemouth is a vibrant, attractive, green town offering plenty for everyone. After my family and I spent a few days in the town recently, it’s easy to understand why around five million visitors are attracted here annually. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure, so here are [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Family-friendly places to eat in Bournemouth

Bournemouth overflows with family-friendly restaurants and cafés, so choosing a few to sample during a short break can be difficult. Here, we’ve detailed some of our favourites... Ask Italian This contemporary restaurant is found in BH2, the new leisure complex in the heart of Bournemouth. Its convenient location makes it an ideal stop after visiting [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Latest Reviews, Places To Eat, Restaurants|0 Comments

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa – Bournemouth

The concept behind Oceana Hotels presence in the sunny south coast town of Bournemouth is very interesting. The company has created its own self-contained resort by owning five hotels within a stone’s throw of each other – in fact, three of them – The Suncliff, Ocean Beach and flagship hotel, The Cumberland – are next [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Dream Lodge Group – Hilton Woods

The Dream Lodge Group is a family-run business with eight parks to their name. So you can choose to rent or even buy a lodge in Devon, Cornwall, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk or East Sussex. Whichever site you choose, you’ll find it’s located in a tranquil rural setting and contains stylish lodges offering all [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

West Somerset Railway

Unfortunately, it’s a sad fact of life for many people that if you live near or within a place of interest you can become a little complacent about its appeal. We’re lucky enough to live within Exmoor National Park and do take time to enjoy it. However, we also live within a stone’s throw of [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Isle of Man – 10 things to do on a family holiday

At the end of July 2017, we spent five largely sunny days on the Isle of Man and can happily say that it was a wonderful trip which we’d repeat like a shot! Although our itinerary was packed with lots of things to do and see, we soon realised that it would take more than [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments