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Christmas at Stourhead

We visited Stourhead over 10 years ago and will always remember it as among our favourite National Trust properties. So, when offered the chance to return, with the added bonus of beautiful Christmas illuminations, we jumped at the chance. Stourhead occupies 2,650 acres of the Wiltshire countryside and includes a Palladian house, designed by Colen [...]

By | 2019-12-09T11:52:12+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Attractions, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

British Airways i360 – Brighton

“Have a good flight!” enthused the smartly-attired stewardess, as she ushered us through security and into the departure lounge. But instead of flying off to some far-flung corner of the globe, we were heading 450 feet into the crisp air for a spectacular bird’s eye view of Brighton and beyond! Welcome to British Airways i360, [...]

By | 2019-01-15T09:38:21+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Snowman 40th Anniversary Exhibition – Brighton

If, like us, you’re fans of Raymond Briggs’ wonderful festive story, The Snowman, then make sure you head to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery before 6th January for a stunning exhibition celebrating this magical tale. It’s 40 years since the original story of The Snowman was published. Since then, of course, it’s been turned into [...]

By | 2018-12-23T09:46:57+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|Latest Reviews|0 Comments

7 Family-friendly Things To Do in Bournemouth, Poole & Beyond

The Dorset seaside resort of Bournemouth and neighbouring Poole, boasting Europe’s largest natural harbour, offer something for everyone, regardless of age. Bournemouth, voted UK’s Best Seaside Town in 2017’s British Travel Awards, is a vibrant, attractive, green town with plenty of shops, parks and seven miles of golden sand – and I mean golden! Poole, [...]

By | 2018-11-19T14:52:13+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Hotel Collingwood – Bournemouth

The Collingwood is one of those rare hotels where as soon as you walk in the door, you know everything is going to work out just fine. The relaxed, elegant atmosphere – encouraged by the ever-smiling, extremely helpful general manager, Jana – adds to the sense of serenity running through this first-rate hotel. It was [...]

By | 2018-11-19T14:39:59+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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

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

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