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Why you should treat your Pearly Whites to an eco-friendly toothbrush

Toothbrushes - Pearly White Club

The Pearly White Club created the UK’s first bamboo toothbrush subscription service to address the 300 plastic toothbrushes we will EACH throw away on average over our lifetime. And there is no more wasteful time than when you’re on holiday: think of the amount of toothbrushes and toiletries in plastic bottles which hotels alone go through worldwide. Here, founders Jenny and Dave Hutchings discuss the motivation behind getting their new product on the market….

 

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It's Official - F1H20 World Championship Will Return To London

It's Official - F1H20 World Championship Will Return To London

The prestigious UIM F1H2O World Championship will return to London for the first time in more than 30 years next month, and fans can now secure their places with tickets released today.

The UIM F1H2O World Championship is the world's foremost international series of single-seater inshore circuit powerboat racing and following last weekend’s spectacular launch of the 2018 season in Portugal, fans have the rare chance to experience the event in the UK.

The British leg of the flagship series takes place on the weekend of June 15-17, at east London’s historic Royal Victoria Dock.  It promises to be an unpredictable battle between the world’s elite pilots and teams, which offers spectators a breathtakingly up close race experience.

The Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre

The Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre

The Isle of Man's entertainment history reached a milestone in 2004 with the opening of the newly refurbished Villa Marina and Gardens. Featuring an arena, intimate concert halls, cinema and a children’s play area, it's the ultimate entertainment experience.             

The centrepiece of the Villa Marina is the Royal Hall. A spectacular auditorium that combines Edwardian grandeur and comfort with the latest sound and lighting systems, to create an amazing atmosphere at every show. Hosting some of the biggest names in music and comedy, it promises a great night every time you visit. 

The Villa Marina is home to the Broadway Cinema, showing the latest movie releases 7 days a week. 

Bournemouth and Poole Seafront Transformed into Wonderful Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Bournemouth and Poole Seafront Transformed into Wonderful Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Thanks to local gallery Ambassadeur Art and Bournemouth and Poole Tourism, a variety of artists, many based in or from the area, have created a series of murals that make fun, vibrant and colourful backdrops for people’s pictures. The Selfie Wall Trail stretches from Sandbanks to Southbourne – taking in Branksome Chine, Alum Chine, Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach, Boscombe Beach and Fisherman’s Walk. So, wherever you are on the seafront, the perfect photo opportunity may arise.  

There is also the chance of winning a fantastic prize in a competition that will run throughout the summer. Click here to find out more.

Say hello to the newest addition at Drayton Manor Park

Love Your Zoo Week

May half term, Whitsun, School holidays, No matter what you call it, you can still enjoy time with the whole family at Drayton Manor Park by joining in with this year’s Love Your Zoo Week celebrations from Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June and learn about over 100 species from across the globe. Take advantage of Drayton Manor Park’s ‘4 for £80’ ticket* too by booking your tickets in advance and don’t forget May half herm includes the spring bank holiday on Monday 28th May.

Dundee's Verdant Works retains 5-star status

Verdant Works

Verdant Works, the world class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee's industrial textile heritage, has retained its five-star rating from VisitScotland.

The renewal of the top award secures Dundee Heritage Trust's unique position as the only independent charity in Scotland operating two five-star museums. Discovery Point and Verdant Works are currently the only two five-star attractions in Dundee.

VisitScotland's comprehensive Quality Assurance grading measures every aspect of the visitor experience and covers over 900 attractions across the country.

Darwin escapes unveils its most expensive ever holiday home

 Luxurious Lookout

A leading holiday park operator has unveiled its most expensive ever holiday home, the luxurious Lookout – a £399,000 unique retreat in North Wales.

Fast growing Darwin Escapes says the luxurious Lookout – launched today - aims to meet the demands of an increasing number of people preferring to holiday in style in the UK.

The Lookout is perched on a beach side plot in Aberconwy Resort & Spa with panoramic views across the North Wales coast.

Darwin Escapes now operates 21 holiday parks throughout the UK offering a variety of holiday styles including secluded boutique lodge retreats, luxury lodge resorts with state-of-the-art leisure facilities and family-oriented traditional holiday parks. 

Short films released to offer insight to Crieff in Scotland

Crieff - a still from the films

An exciting series of short films commissioned to promote Crieff as one of Scotland's top tourist destinations are now available to view online.

Shot in and around Crieff by some of Scotland's top film-makers – including Crieff's own Iain Johnston (Johnston Media) – the high-quality footage showcases the area's outstanding natural beauty and impressive range of businesses. The short films are being used to promote the town to the short-stay tourism market in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the North-East of England.

Outlander series boosts Scottish castles' visitor numbers

Outlander location Linlithgow Palace

As two new series of TV hit Outlander are commissioned, fans are still clamouring to follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie as Scotland’s historic castles provide the backdrop to global TV phenomenon – boosting tourism by up to 227%.

Visitors have been heading to Scotland to tour the historic landmarks associated with hit television series Outlander – and the screen phenomenon has been outshining the likes of Greyfriars Bobby, Braveheart, Rob Roy, Trainspotting and even Harry Potter.