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Heart of the Lakes celebrate Potter’s birthday with ‘Yew Tree Farm’ giveaway

Yew Tree Farm Self Catering Cottage Accommodation, Lake District

 

The Lake District’s most successful self-catering cottage company, Heart of the Lakes, is honouring one of the region’s greatest literary figures by giving away a holiday in the 17th century farmhouse she once owned.  Beatrix Potter, who would have turned 150 years old on 28th June this year, bequeathed the property, Yew Tree Farm, to the National Trust.  It famously featured in the 2006 film, ‘Miss Potter’, starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

Taking tea on the Thames

Afternoon Tea on the River Thames, London

LONDON visitors keen to escape the city’s hustle and bustle are invited to take tea on the Thames this spring.

Leading Thames river cruise company Bateaux London, at river cruise has announced the return of its afternoon tea cruises on the largest and most sophisticated boat on the river.

From 2 April, on Wednesdays through to Saturdays, Bateaux London’s flagship, Harmony, will weigh anchor to take guests on a 75-minute cruise, taking in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.


Hunt for Easter fun is on with National Trust for Scotland and Cadbury

Culzean Castle and Country Park in Ayrshire

Dozens and dozens of Easter hunts take place at the National Trust for Scotland’s historic houses, glorious gardens and cracking countryside over the Easter weekend.

For the ninth consecutive year, the conservation charity has teamed up with Cadbury to host Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts all over the country from Friday 25 to Monday 28 March, from Dumfries and Galloway to Wester Ross.


Pembrokeshire Glamping Village at Caravan Camping & Motorhome

Pembrokeshire Glamping Village at Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show 2016, 23 – 28 February

An enormous ‘glamping village’ has been built at the Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show to promote Pembrokeshire as a place to visit all year round. The size of two tennis courts, the village includes three inter-connected yurts, a dragon design tipi, two classic VW campervans, a Lotus Bell Tent, ab amazing see-through inflatable Bubble Tent and a timbereco-pod. The exhibits will be set in different themed areas including woodland and beach scenes and even a snow scene.

Highlands’ College Students present: Jersey’s Biggest Afternoon Tea Party Ever!!

Highlands’ College Students present:  Jersey’s Biggest Afternoon Tea Party Ever!!

 

On Wednesday 16th March 2016, as part of the Worldwide Hydration and Nutrition Week 2016, the Travel and Tourism students in conjunction with The National Association of Care Caterers are preparing to stage Jersey’s Biggest Afternoon Tea Party Ever for over 55s across multiple venues in the island.

Currently, in the initial stages of planning, the students are encouraging local care and residential homes to participate and stage their own afternoon tea party, in order to help break the current Guinness World Record!


Green Tourism in the New Forest: Eco Friendly Accommodation

 

There’s a lot to consider when planning an eco friendly holiday. From the transport you choose to get you there to the accommodation in which you stay and the activities you do during your break, every part of your holiday has an environmental implication. For those travellers who seek to make their holiday as environmentally friendly as possible, one of the most important considerations is your carbon footprint.

Glamping break with Wigwam Holidays

glamping break with Wigwam Holidays

If you’re fed up of the dark morning and evenings, then look forward to your 2016 glamping break with Wigwam Holidays. With over 70 sites dotted across the British Isles, there’s just one problem. Which one do you choose?

Set in National Parks, on working farms, close to rugged coasts or on remote islands, Wigwam Holidays offer a unique experience of getting close to the natural in complete comfort – in short, camping made comfy! And with a focus on enjoying the great outdoors, some Wigwam Holidays sites have been presented with David Bellamy awards in recognition of the steps they’ve taken to care for the environment.


The Forecast’s Rosy with Equafleece

Equafleece for elderly or arthritic dogs

Equafleece’s new ‘Soft Fuschia’ pink fleece wear offers a rosier forecast this Spring for discerning dog owners, not to be caught out by an ‘April’ shower.

One hundred per cent ‘rain-proof’, Equafleece is British designed and made from Polartec™ fleece.  Lightweight and super soft, it’s ideal for a walk in the park, a run in the fields or simply to pop on post swim.

Perfect for elderly or arthritic dogs whose condition worsens in damp weather, Equafleece also gives an extra layer to single coated breeds, often reluctant to walking in the rain.


Dimpsey Glamping mindfulness retreat for the soul

If you fancy the idea of sharing some time out on an idyllic farm in the Blackdown Hills with some cows, sheep, chickens and a goose called George, then Dimpsey Glamping is your perfect location.

The Dimpsey hut is a luxury, five star shepherd hut, and is a little haven on a farm - a retreat made with the specific purpose of disconnecting in order to reconnect. Whether it's sitting under the stars with the fire pit burning, or snuggling in cosy sheepskin rugs with a mug of hot chocolate, or taking a stroll in the hills and returning to homemade farmhouse kitchen fayre, Dimpsey appeals as the perfect experience to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.