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5 Family-Friendly Things To Do In and Around Durham

Following our brief visit to the medieval city of Durham two years ago, we were keen to return in order to investigate what else this historic city can offer families. Fortunately, we headed back this summer – even if it was just for two days. Here are some of our favourite places to visit and [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:48+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews|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

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

7 Things To Do As A Family in Snowdonia

Think of Snowdonia in North Wales and chances are images of high, rugged peaks – epitomised by Snowdon itself which, at over 3,500 feet, is the country’s highest – spring to mind; and quite rightly, because these majestic mountains are a major draw for tourists. But this region – designated a national park in 1951 [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Min-y-Don Holiday Park – Harlech

Having recently visited Salop Leisure’s Green Meadow Holiday Park near Aberystwyth and been suitably impressed, we were keen to see if the high standard was evident on the company's other sites. I’m pleased to say, we certainly weren’t disappointed when invited to sample a delightful park on the northwest coast of Wales. Min-y-Don Holiday Park, [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:51+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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

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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:53+00:00 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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:53+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:54+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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