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The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms – Chester

We visited Chester recently and enjoyed being based in the Riverside Rooms. Being a family of four, we occupied two downstairs rooms and found them very comfortable.  The Boathouse Inn sits on the banks of the River Dee while the purpose-built rooms are situated behind the pub. Opened in 2016, the accommodation is a combination [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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 | May 12th, 2017|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Commissioners Quay Inn – Blyth

During Summer 2016 my family and I were lucky enough to sample five inns owned by The Inn Collection. This leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven pubs/inns stretching from Flass Vale in Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, close to the Scottish border. If you [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|2 Comments

The Suites Hotel – Merseyside

A warm welcome awaits at The Suites Hotel. Just outside Liverpool, the hotel has a fine restaurant, stunning spa, free parking (300 spaces) and is the only 4-star in the northwest where everyone gets a suite. But that’s just a taste of what you can expect. We stayed two nights and couldn’t fault any aspect; [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, 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 [...]

Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena – St Helens

If you’re ever in or around the Merseyside town of St Helens and have kids, make time to visit Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena: and it’s not just children who’ll enjoy themselves, adults will love it, too. We visited with our two kids, Hollie and Peter, and enjoyed two sessions of running around dark, narrow alleyways [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Hanky Panky Pancakes – Chester

Whenever you’re in Chester and looking for an eatery supplying tempting treats, both savoury and sweet, try quirky Hanky Panky Pancakes - we can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. (c) Richard Webber We’re a family which loves pancakes – well, I tend to give them a miss being that most restaurants and [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Cafes, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

Admiral Young Driver – The Firefly

Last year, our daughter, Hollie, enjoyed jumping behind the wheel of a real car for her first driving lesson – even though she wasn’t 17. It was thanks to the Admiral Young Driver programme, which enables anyone from the age of ten to learn how to drive a proper vehicle at one of 43 specialist [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Eurocamp – La Pointe St Gilles

At the end of August 2016, just as the school summer holidays were drawing to a close, we decided to treat the kids – and ourselves, of course – to our first Eurocamp adventure. Unlike our friends who are die-hard Eurocampers, we’ve never sampled the company’s popular holidays but after this 5-day break we’ll certainly [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

The Inn Collection

If you’re travelling in Northeast England or planning a holiday in the region, take a look at what The Inn Collection can offer in terms of accommodation – you won’t be disappointed.  A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments