Days Out

Picture perfect days out at The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery

Located just 6 miles outside of Keswick, The Lakes Distillery has something for all of the family to enjoy, from tours to dining.

The standard distillery tour is a fully sensory experience and takes you on an immersive journey of how The Lakes Distillery’s spirits are created from source to warehouse, mostly focusing on whisky and but additionally featuring gin and vodka. The tours are led by one of the distillery’s experienced tour guides and last roughly an hour. For those who are really passionate about spirit production, two new tours (for adults) were introduced in 2016; the Tasting Tour and the Stillman Masterclass.

Jurassic kingdom brings dinosaurs to life across the UK

Jurassic kingdom

Prehistoric experience to tour major UK cities during 2017 

 

Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an extraordinary, new animatronic experience, which will see life-sized DINOSAURS taking over parks across the UK, where visitors will be transported back to a time when they ruled the earth.

In a UK first, over 30 true-to-life dinosaur models and installations will tour major UK cities in seven months, where they’ll set up camp in parklands, ready to roar and snarl at those brave enough to get up close and personal.

Hugely popular Park Life! is back for 2017 at Compton Verney

Hugely popular Park Life! is back for 2017 at Compton Verney

The much loved Compton Verney family event returns this summer, bringing the best of entertainment for toddlers to grannies, a wealth of top quality British folk music and a very special celebration of the English countryside

 

For the third year in succession, Park Life! will be staged in the stunning grounds of Warwickshire’s celebrated art gallery and park, Compton Verney.

 

Taking place on Sunday 25th June 2017 (10.30am – 5pm) Park Life! condenses a smorgasbord of entertainment, fabulous Folk, contemporary crafts and artisan products, including delicious food and drink all into a single day.

 

Plymouth’s top refreshing winter walks with cosy pubs, cafés and hotels

Burrator Reservoir Dartmore - Credit to Gary Burge

With the festive season drawing to a close, Great Britain is looking for a virtuous start to 2017 and what better way to begin the year than with a revitalising country or coastal winter walk. Visit Plymouth (www.visitplymouth.co.uk) has highlighted its top walking trails with accompanying cosy pubs, cafes and hotels – as no ramble would be complete without a hot chocolate, refreshing pint or comfortable bed on the horizon!

Wake up to one of the best breakfasts in the uk with the venus company

The Venus Cafe, Blackpool Sands

The Venus Company is thrilled to have been announced as one of the best places in the UK to have breakfast.

Often heralded as the most important meal of the day, the region by region list was put together by a team of top national food journalists and restaurant critics for The Guardian. With just 50 spots across the nation making the cut, The Venus Café at Blackpool Sands was highlighted as “one of the South West’s loveliest beaches”.

20% off Family & Friends Railcard this half term

Family & Friends Railcard

National Rail has announced 20% off its Family & Friends one year Railcard from 3-20 February – perfect for fun trips this February half term.

The sale means that the Railcard, which saves a third off most adult rail fares and 60% off kids’ fares, will be available for just £24, for a year’s unlimited usage – helping family and friends enjoy fun-filled trips, without breaking the bank.

To take advantage of the sale visit: familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/sale and use code: FEB17

For cash-strapped parents needing inspiration this half term, Family & Friends Railcard has compiled five exciting trips for families:

Get back to nature

KIDS ZONE launches at New Forest Water Park for 2017

Kids zone launches at New Forest Water Park for 2017

The re-opening of the summer season of the UK’s largest outdoor waterpark takes place on April 29th and New Forest Water Park will be launchinga ‘Kids Zone’ providing exclusive facilities for the 6-14 year old age range.  Following the success of the extended Wibit apparatus in 2016, demand has called for a designated area on the freshwater lake for young participants to enjoy the thrill of the water, in a controlled environment.   

Five reasons to book a weekend getaway to the Brecon Beacons National Park this winter

Sinclair M Cantref Dark Skies Print Winter

The Brecon Beacons National Park, located in South Wales, is a treasure trove for visitors. From adrenaline-fueled abseiling and mountain biking activities to scenic walks and lazy pub lunches, visitors can do as much or as little as they like in the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons.

Here are five things to do in the Brecon Beacons this winter: Stargazing The Brecon Beacons National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve and offers visitors the chance to see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers on clear nights. With some of the highest quality dark skies in the UK, the Park makes for an idyllic retreat for stargazers.

‘We Bought a Zoo’ author confirmed for British Tourism & Travel Show

Benhamin Mee - we bought a zoo author confirmed for british tourism travel show

Director of Dartmoor Zoo, Benjamin Mee joins Keynote line-up

Returning to the NEC Birmingham on 22-23 March, British Tourism & Travel Show will feature an exclusive Keynote from Benjamin Mee, author of the bestselling book and inspiration for the Hollywood blockbuster We Bought A Zoo.

Delivering his session at 1pm on 22 March, Benjamin Mee joins the show’s seminar line-up, which already includes TV presenter Julia Bradbury and Travelzoo’s UK MD Joel Brandon-Bravo.

Closed - Win a Family Ticket To GreenWood Forest Park!

Greenwood Forest Park, Wales

There’s stacks of fun at GreenWood Forest Park and we’ve got a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children for you to win! 

Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for six years running, days out don’t get much better than this!  GreenWood Forest Park is set in 27 magical acres, and it’s easy to see why it’s a full day out - discovering woodland adventure, awesome attractions and forest family fun.  

Get your bike winter ready

Get your bike winter ready

Despite the recent unseasonably warm weather, winter is coming into clear view and autumn fast disappearing in the rear view mirror. Now is the perfect time to make sure your bike is in tip-top condition.

 

The UK winter throws all kinds of horrible weather at us with rain, wind, hail, sleet and snow often landing on us in one day. This mishmash of conditions means that cycling on the roads can be challenging if your bike is not properly maintained.


Surf Snowdonia doubles visitor projections in first full year of operation

Adventure Parc extends its 2016 surf season in response to customer demand Figures released today show that in its first full season Surf Snowdonia has welcomed more than double the number of visitors it had originally forecast.

The world-first inland surf lagoon in North Wales – which opened to global media interest in August 2015 and has since won a whole clutch of plaudits and endorsements – has welcomed more than 150,000 people through its doors since its first full season started in March 2016. Surf Snowdonia’s business plan was built around a projection of just 70,000 visitors per operational year.