Days Out

A night to glow crazy – dazzle your friends & amaze yourself with the best 5km you’ll ever experience!

Glow in the Dark

At Glow in the Park, you and your friends will light up the night as you make your way round 5km – no speed needed! Whether you decide to dance, jog, run or walk around the course, it’s up to you. All you need is a bunch of friends, an urge to get your funky, messy party glow on and have the best night out you could imagine – in a park near you. Glow in the Park has been designed by fitness event experts for people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy the ultimate workout night- out while you achieve a 5km distance. Everyone has their own reasons for giving it a go – if you are a beginner or a seasoned runner, or have an individual personal goal, it doesn’t matter. It’s also a great way to raise money for your favourite charity. 

Dog friendly Daisy Meadows offers glamping and doggy day care in Devon

Dog friendly Daisy Meadows offers glamping and doggy day care in Devon

Dog lovers are aware that dogs aren’t always welcome on family holidays, but Daisy Meadows Glamping in Devon is different, welcoming dogs as special guests with its Happy Hounds Doggy Day Crèche.

 

Tina Walters, who has run Daisy Meadows since 2013, is a dog lover who knows how difficult it can be for dog owners to get away on a break. That’s why she set up her doggy day crèche at Daisy Meadows, a safari tent glamping site near the Blackdown Hill’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon.

 

5 tips for driving on country roads

driving on country roads

From incredibly tight bends to herds of sheep, country roads are full of hazards that you’re unlikely to find on your daily commute. In fact, on average, three people die on country roads every day. Plus, there are 10 times as many fatalities on rural roads than on motorways, according to the RAC Foundation. Therefore, if you’re looking to embark on your first drive through the countryside, it’s worth preparing for the journey in advance. 

Here you’ll find our top tips for driving on country roads, which will help to keep you, your passengers, and other drivers safe. Read on to find out more.

Adjust your speed

5 of North Yorkshire’s best family friendly cycle routes

Hamsterley Forest

With the summer quickly approaching, we at Westbrook Cycles wanted to show you our favourite family cycle routes in the North of God’s county – Yorkshire! Scroll down to take a look at what we’ve chosen.

Hamsterley Forest

Gradient - Basic routes include some shallow climbs, whereas more difficult routes feature steep downhill sections and TTFs. Graded trails.

Terrain - Off-road trailhamsterley forest

Suitability - Devoted routes suitable for families & younger cyclists, accompanied bytechnical trails for more skilled riders.

Surf Snowdonia announces headline acts for Electric Wave Festival

Surf Snowdonia announces headline acts for Electric Wave Festival

Badly Drawn Boy
Anton Powers

 
Surf Snowdonia has announced the headline acts for its first ever music and surf festival, Electric Wave.
 
Mercury Prize-winning artist Badly Drawn Boy and Capital FM DJ Anton Powers will top the bill at the three-day festival which takes place at Surf Snowdonia from 14-16 July.
 
Joining the headliners will be Bez from Happy Mondays, 25 Years of Cream, General Levy, Showhawk Duo and DJ Yoda as well as big local talent like Calfari and the The Spitting Pips. More names are set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
 

British Asparagus Asks Everyone To “Turn the Vale Green for The Gras” Including Tom Jones

British Asparagus Asks Everyone To “Turn the Vale Green for The Gras” Including Tom Jones

The Vale of Evesham is hoping to go green from 23rd April in celebration of its venerable vegetable – the asparagus. Businesses throughout the region, which extends from the Malvern Hills to the outskirts of Stratford – have already signed up for the campaign.

Numerous iconic buildings in Evesham and the Vale are going green for the gras, including:

  • The Bell Tower
  • Broadway Tower  
  • Almonry Heritage Centre:
  • The Fleece at Bretforton:
  • Raphaels Restaurant:
  • The Asparagus Man, Gus's house in Badsey  

 

Supporting the campaign is Buzz Electrical in Evesham who are happy to advise any company on how they can go green using existing floodlights or installing them especially.

Dr Bronner’s Host Events in Planet Organic Stores to Raise Awareness for World Fair Trade Day

Dr Bronner’s Host Events in Planet Organic Stores to Raise Awareness for World Fair Trade Day

On May 13th, Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, will celebrate World Fair Trade Day in London as well as over 10 of its distributing countries. Dr Bronner’s will be hosting educational events, in-store demonstrations, promotions and giveaways in various Planet Organic stores, a London hotspot for all things green and eco-friendly. Dr Bronner’s will be using these retail spaces to educate and inspire the public on the benefits of fair trade, the importance of how people in the supply chain are treated and how to make informed, ethical choices in our everyday lives.

Buckingham Literary Festival 2017 Returns with Stellar Line Up

Buckingham Literary Festival 2017 Returns with Stellar Line Up

Following the success of the 2016 Buckingham Literary Festival, the line-up for 2017 has been announced and boasts some of the biggest names in literature, politics and entertainment.

The three day event, which takes place from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July, brings an exciting mix of talks, discussions, poetry, film and theatre to the beautiful market town of Buckingham.

 

Authors including Louise Doughty, whose novel Apple Tree Yard was recently adapted by the BBC, children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, poet Roger McGough and Peter James, international best-selling crime and thriller writer will be speaking. There will also be the opportunity for the audience to question the authors, meet them in person and get their books signed.

Graeae's Cult Hit Musical "Reasons To Be Cheerful" To Embark On UK Tour From September 2017

Part gig, part play, Reasons to be Cheerful celebrates the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads in this bold and jubilant coming of age tale.

Fully accessible punk production is directed by Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of Graeae, and written by Paul Sirett
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ seminal album ‘New Boots and Panties!!’, the musical features a catalogue of the band’s hits.

Visit the Nation’s favourite beauty spots during English Tourism Week

druridge Bay

This Saturday (25th March) marks the start of English Tourism Week, celebrating the very best in the country’s visitor experiences and attractions.

So to celebrate the week, why not visit some of the country’s favourite beauty spots, as voted for by the nation.

Pork Farms, the UK’s leading pork pie maker ran a campaign to find England’s “Hidden Gems,” beauty spots and attractions which are our favourite places to visit.

The locations which received the most votes were:

Four childhood activities you forgot were fun

Jump 360

Many of us wish we could turn back time to the good old days when we were young and carefree. So we’ve come up with a list of four things that will take you right back to childhood.

Climbing 

Climbing is great fun and you can challenge yourself to be as adventurous as you want to be. Test out your problem solving skills by planning your route and challenge a friend to reach the top of the wall.

Bouncing