Days Out


Dartington Hall

Set within a 1200 acre estate, Dartington Hall, a Grade I listed venue in the tranquil Devon countryside, is hosting a spectacular line up of events, inspirational courses and festivals throughout the year.  Utterly unique in the area, Dartington Hall is a social enterprise venue, whereby society not the business profits, and has a long history of using its land and activities to provide learning opportunities and entertainment for all ages and interests.


Following the unprecedented success of the debut launch of the UK’s first outdoor Aqua Park in the New Forest last year, 2016 promises to be even bigger and better, as the Park is doubling in size.

New Forest Aqua Park’s floating playground was fully booked during its first season, so this year’s summer of fun will see the arrival of 20 new modules, which will comfortably accommodate up to 100 people per hour.

Fans of ITV’s hit series Ninja Warrior will relish the exciting challenges the Aqua Park provides, from demonstrating athletic prowess dangling from the Park’s new monkey bars to maintaining balance on the high roller bridge.

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.

New for 2016 at Penshurst Place and Gardens

mothering sunday

Horticulture and nature to be the theme of historic home’s 2016 events plan Penshurst Place reveals it plans to celebrate the rich natural environment that has played host to the historic home for nearly seven centuries.

• Family fun with nature and animal themed trails & crafts, falconry and beasts roadshow • Elizabeth I to visit as the household prepares to defend Britain from the Armada • Exclusive guided tours, Morris dancing and formal garden photography workshop • Time travel with Hands on History to discover farming through the ages and the life of a huntsman