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Adventure Ideas: Surf Woolacombe Bay, Devon

Body Boarding

Adventure Ideas: Surf Woolacombe Bay, Devon There are many reasons to visit Woolacombe in Devon. And yet there is really only one. The Surf. OK, the Devon swell might not have the panorama of Hawaii or Bondi, but it does have the drama. It may not be hot, but it is without doubt, cool. And [...]

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10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage

English Heritage Days Out

10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage Tired of dragging vacant kids around museums that only speak of the past? Want to engage them in the story and drama behind their heritage? English Heritage properties might be about history but many of them reach out to the modern family. In this post, brought to [...]

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Movie Tour London: Made in Chelsea TV Tour

Patriotic Mini in London

A TV Tour Made in Chelsea TV and movie locations tours are big business. Just ask the people at Universal Studios- they’ve been carting droves of tourists around their movie lots for years. And in the UK  there are plenty of tours on offer chasing the fictional ghosts of Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and James [...]

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Postcards from… London’s Best Views

Postcard from London

Postcards from… the Best Views of London This is the second in our series of “Postcards from…” brought to you in conjunction with Budget UK. This time we’re in London with suggestions for five top places to send postcards of the best views of London from.  We know a postcard may sound old fashioned, so if [...]

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Night at the Museum Sleepover at Blackwell

Looking down into the main hall at Blackwell

Night at the Museum Sleepover at Blackwell Ever spent the night at a museum? One of the goals of our family sleepover season was to camp out at a historic site. The opportunity presented itself when Lake District Arts and Crafts house Blackwell opened its doors at night for the first time. And we became [...]

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10 Spooktacular Outdoor Halloween Ideas

Halloween Pumpkins

10 Spooktacular Outdoor Halloween Ideas This autumn, why not give your neighbours a rest and take the kids somewhere different for Halloween. You can do it the natural (and cheap) way by simply taking to the woods with a head torch as the witching hour descends, or hook onto an organised walk or spook-fest.  In [...]

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Al Humphreys & Solstice Microadventure Secrets

Terra Nova Jupiter Bivy on fell

Alastair Humphreys & the Not so Secret Solstice Microadventurers Have you heard of the 5 – 9ers? A secret society of ordinary people doing a rather unusual thing. They leave work at 5 to head for the hills, a forest, riverside or mountain top. Armed with snacks, a bivy bag and sleeping bag, and for [...]

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Morecambe Sandcastle Festival.. all you need is love

Morecambe Sandcastle Festival

Morecambe Sandcastle Festival I always thought the main ingredient of a sandcastle was sand. In fact I thought it that was pretty much the only ingredient. Ah, but that’s where I’ve been going wrong. Today we learnt how to do it properly, at a sandcastle workshop, on the beach at the Morecambe Sandcastle Festival, and love [...]

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Raindrops on trailers and toddlers in mittens

Bike Touring in Slaidburn

Raindrops on trailers and toddlers in mittens It’s a long time since I pulled a toddler in a trailer up a hill, but the sensation hasn’t changed. It’s just as painful a business as ever, both mentally and physically. The only difference is it’s not my kid in the trailer today; it’s my 3 year [...]

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10 great reasons to visit Blackpool

Blackpool Beach looking to Tower and South Pier

10 great reasons to visit Blackpool It’s a bucket and spade. It’s fish and chips on a tray. It’s a slow waltz to a Wurlitzer. It’s bingo in your B&B. It’s a glitterball on a neon prom. Blackpool is a holiday resort that knows what it is, and delivers what it promises on budget. And [...]

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