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Ford & Etal Estate – Northumberland

If you’re ever holidaying in the beautiful county of Northumberland, make sure a visit to Ford & Etal is included in your itinerary. Situated in the north of the region, Ford & Etal is a large rural agricultural estate encompassing many attractions and activities. Nestled in the valley of the River Till, between the Scottish [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Stay, Play, Explore in Leicestershire – 2017

More regions of the UK should take note of what Leicestershire Promotions, the area’s tourism body, have devised to encourage families to visit and enjoy what the county has to offer. “Stay, Play, Explore” offers visitors several themed packages. Prices start at a very reasonable £149 for a family of four and include entry to [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Belfry – Revisiting this Family-Friendly Hotel & Resort

It was a delight returning to The Belfry, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, where on our previous visit I scored a hole in one!  Alas, this great achievement didn’t take place on any of the three first-class courses, it was while enjoying a round with Paula and the kids on the super 12-hole [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Rookley Park – Isle of Wight

As a family, we always enjoy our visits to the Isle of Wight because there’s so much to see and do – plus, there is a wide choice when it comes to choosing accommodation. We’re ardent fans of the good old caravan so usually opt to stay at one of the many holiday parks dotted [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Isle of Wight – 5 Family Favourites on Adventure Island

Families have been visiting the Isle of Wight for nearly two centuries and the island’s tourist board has been promoting 2017 as the Year of Family Adventures – but, of course, any year is ideal for family adventures on this beautiful lump of rock sitting around three miles off the English mainland. As the tourist [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Ambleside

You’ll be hard pressed to find a hostel in a better location. Sitting on the banks of Lake Windermere, the commanding YHA Ambleside offers breathtaking views across England’s largest natural lake from many of its rooms. Being a popular hostel, it’s seemingly busy at all times, particularly with large parties of students. We stayed for [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Honister Hause

YHA Honister Hause might not boast the amenities of other hostels, such as wi-fi or reliable mobile phone signal, and, if I’m honest, isn't the best looker among the myriad properties owned by the YHA. But that aside, this place has much to offer its visitors and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there this summer.  [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Hangloose – Adventures in Cornwall

Adrenalin junkies will love Hangloose, Cornwall’s “home of adventure”, which is situated alongside the Eden Project, one of the county’s top tourist attractions. After visiting the Eden Project, we decided to test our nerve at Hangloose, which offers, among other white-knuckle thrills, hair-raising activities like The Drop, Gravity and Skywire. Well, when I say we [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Using SkyParkSecure for Southampton Airport Parking

If you’re looking to book airport parking, an airport hotel or want to relax in a lounge before catching your flight, try using SkyParkSecure for a seamless, hassle-free service.  I booked airport parking via the company when I flew out of Southampton Airport on a recent press trip and I’d certainly use them again. As [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

Shrewsbury 2017

I said in my previous review of Shrewsbury that I wanted an excuse to revisit the town and fortunately the chance arose, just over 2 years since we last trod the pavements of this historic town. This time around we stayed at the Lion and Pheasant Town House Hotel. It’s ideally situated in the popular [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments