Holidays

Eco-friendly honeymoons - the best destinations

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Begin married life in health and wellness whilst making a positive impact on the environment, as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, share their best eco-friendly healthy honeymoon destinations for green-conscious couples. With a choice of award-winning eco-friendly luxury wellness retreats, travel abroad happy in the knowledge that these hand-selected wellness retreats actively support sustainable tourism.

From romantic eco-forest walks in India to nutritious organic cuisine grown onsite in New Zealand and natural therapeutic spa remedies in Africa, return home from these eco-friendly healthy honeymoons, feeling more connected to your loved one, and to nature.

Award winning and family-friendly Hoburne Holidays

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Summer holidays are packed with fun and adventure at Hoburne Holiday Parks. Each of the 7 distinctive parks are dotted in stunning scenic locations, including Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Cotswolds, Cornwall and Somerset, all known for their diversity and variety. From coast to countryside, every park is a short distance from the activities and attractions that the area has to offer, keeping the whole family entertained.

ACCOMMODATION TO SUIT THE WHOLE FAMILY

Scoop up a summer scorcher with Hallmark hotels save up to 35% on your uk summer mini break & free icecream for kids

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When the temperature rises in Britain, you don’t need to jump on a plane to indulge in a summer break. With the vast array of destinations that come to life when the sun shines, it’s even more enticing when you can book a bargain for your British break! 

This summer, Hallmark Hotels across the UK are inviting you to save up to 35% on their UK short breaks across their 28 UK locations with each hotel team on hand ready to offer a friendly smile and the warmest of welcomes, and a free ice cream for every child during their stay. 

 

Hallmark Hotel Summer Break Deals include:       

Up to 35% off short breaks including bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast stays

Enjoy a full cooked breakfast each morning

Afan Valley adventure resort: this summer’s most exhilarating investment

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Just ten miles south of the Brecon Beacons, mid-way between Cardiff and Swansea, the outstanding natural beauty of Caerau Parc will be the location of the brand new Afan Valley Adventure Resort covering some 485 acres. From high octane flights down zip wires, to scaling challenging climbing towers and exploring treetop playgrounds, visitors will be offered an adventure experience like no other.

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Stunning, four-star Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on-Tyne, strives to excel at everything it does within its seven-foot thick, 14th century walls, whilst focused on pride, passion and a penchant for doing things in Northumberland’s own inimitable way.

 

The castle, built in 1350, oozes sense of place no matter which century you wish to focus upon, being far more than just a façade and having the true depth and identity that emanates from authenticity, rather than fake features and an unconvincing historic veneer. 

 

South West holiday parks set to open for busiest season ever on 01 April 

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While some people will be riding unicorns and playing pranks on their friends, on 01 April the South West Holiday Parks team will be welcoming the first of thousands of guests through their doors as the 2017 season gets underway.

Over the past three years, the growing family business has invested over £2 million pounds to update their parks and now offer the very best in self-catering holidays on home soil.

Hidden secrets of Yorkshire

Weir Holiday Park

Nestled in the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds in the sleepy village of Stamford Bridge , some 7 miles from York, Weir Holiday Park is ideally positioned for accessing the hidden secrets of Yorkshire. 

Situated on an inland island – cushioned by the River Derwent on either side – this quiet holiday park could be mistaken for a nature retreat. Frequently visited by kingfishers, herons and of course ducks and geese, Weir Holiday Park has consistently won the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation. Last year they were also recognised as being a Bee-Friendly Holiday Park; and won a Gold Award from Yorkshire In Bloom.

Welcome to Lowther Holiday Park

Lowther Holiday Park in Penrith, Cumbria is the perfect location for a holiday, set in 50 acres of natural woodland on the banks of the river Lowther.

It is an ideal base for your touring caravan, motorhome or tent. There is also the option to stay in one of our timber lodges or camping pods.

The park boasts a five star rated campsite from the British Graded Holiday Parks, is AA five-pennant rated and holds the David Bellamy Gold Award. Lowther is also a member of the BH&HPA and The Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group.

Ideally placed, the park is easily accessed from the M6, A66 and the Scottish borders, with Ullswater, the finest of all the lakes, just five miles away.

Eco-Friendly Luxury in the Lake District

Oak Tree Studio - Eco Friendly Luxury in the Lake District

Close your eyes and imagine a romantic break for two surrounded by green fields, towering fells, and glittering lakes.

Oak Tree Studio is a beautifully modern, self-catering cottage set in the beautiful Eden Valley, just outside of the Lake District. This charming cottage has eco friendly features, including underfloor heating provided by a biomass boiler.

The lounge of the property is a bright and airy space, surrounded as it is by floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, offering lovely views over the countryside and towards the fells of the Lake District. In warmer weather, step outside onto the patio and enjoy a bottle of champagne in the pretty garden.

Accessibility accolade for Moors Valley Country Park in Tourism Awards

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood, has been officially recognised for the excellence of its efforts to break down barriers to inclusion by being awarded Gold in the Access and Inclusivity category of the 2016 Dorset Tourism Awards.

The award recognises a business that can demonstrate exceptional customer service to all, particularly those with impairments and other access needs, including mobility, auditory, sensory or dietary.


Green Glamping - a sustainable and fun holiday option

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Glamping is a truly sustainable experience - the carbon footprint is minimal and getting back to nature makes for a memorable experience.

The UK has a number of high quality destinations in beautiful locations and this guide from Green Tourism - the go-to standard in sustainability working with tourist destinations across the UK - gives you top tips on choosing a truly green glamping site.

 

School’s out for Summer – but there’s no Summer Lovin’ in UK Cars

As thousands of UK families prepare to hit the road for summer holidays, survey reveals what really happens in UK cars 

- THREE QUARTERS of British adults say that car journeys are THE most common time to argue with loved ones out of the home

- Men checking out other women while driving is a key reason

- Kids misbehaving also causes friction amongst families