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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

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

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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:54+00:00 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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:54+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Hilton London Metropole

When visiting London, hotel location is key: how far is it from the nearest Tube station? Is it within walking distance of the main attractions, if you decide to explore on foot? And if, like us, you decide to drive into the capital, is the hotel outside the congestion charge zone? Such factors have to [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:55+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:55+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|2 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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:56+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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