Eco Friendly Holidays and Days Out

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.

 

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.

The Alresford Watercress Festival – celebrating the UK’s favourite Super Salad Leaf

Sunday 21 May 2017 is the time to visit Alresford, Hampshire, ‘the World’s Capital of Watercress’. You’ll be in for a foodie delight as this beautiful Georgian town plays host to the annual Watercress Festival with a variety of fantastic family attractions and a wide range of mouth-watering watercress treats ranging from traditional soup and cakes, to watercress ice cream and watercress beer, even watercress flavoured gin.
 

‘Meat-free’ doesn’t mean ‘taste-free’ for Hooba foods

Hooba foods

HOOBA Foods have launched a line of naturally healthy and tasty products which are good for the soul, as well as the stomach. 

Perfect for vegans, vegetarians or simply those looking to cut down on their meat consumption, Hooba’s products are made entirely from a blend of exotic mushrooms that look and taste just like meat. 

Research, drawn up by Forum for the Future, shows that 40 percent of people in the UK have expressed an interest in eating less meat, without becoming vegetarian. With Hooba, food lovers can eat less meat, safe in the knowledge that all ingredients are locally sourced.

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival 29th April – 7th May 2017

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival 29th april - 7th May 2017

Now in its 12th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 29th April – 7th May, is offering 57 walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country.

The Festival is not just for people with big rucksacks, walking poles and expensive boots but is two events in one; it offers 32 ‘themed’ walks ranging from two to 10 miles, and 25 walks which are longer and for the more experienced walker.  


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.

St Andrews Links commitment to living landscape receives top environmental award

Kevin Kirk - St Andrews links commitment to living landscape receives top environmental award

St Andrews Links, the Home of Golf, has received a top award for its commitment to developing sustainable practices across its world famous living landscape.

The world’s largest sustainable certification programme of its kind Green Tourism, whose mission is to encourage and enable people to make sustainable choices that reduce their impact on the planet, awarded St Andrews Links the GOLD award for the wide and diverse range of sustainable practices.

Sustainable practices have long been recognised on the courses with the Home of Golf the first Open Championship venue to receive the Golf Environment Organisation certified ecolabel in 2011.

Somerset Garden yurt and Gypsy caravan is unique

somerset garden yurt and gypsy caravan is unique

Its exclusive and  offers guests a totally special experience,  Guests do not share the site with any other booking. They have it all to themselves, and enjoy space, privacy, and luxury.

Set in the rural Somerset Countryside, guests enjoy sole use of the barn, fitted with comfy seating, a log burner,  dining section and covered BBQ area. Added to that there is the  genuine original romantic Gypsy Caravan. The yurt is massive, providing an amazing circular space in which to chill sleep and relax There is also a cabin with fully fitted kitchen,  shower room and separate toilet.

We aim to provide most everything you might need, all your bedding,  logs for the fire pit, charcoal

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.


Try taking up mountain biking this Autumn

Gaetin Dupin Myers - Mountain Biking

It’s officially Autumn and our thoughts tend to turn to dark nights and chilly winter evenings, but there’s so much you can do to get out and about at this time of year.  So, if   you’re up for an adventurous new hobby, why not try mountain biking?

We spoke to Raleigh’s Michelle Jakeway and asked for some top tips on getting into mountain biking this autumn to raise our spirits as the nights draw in and the leaves prepare to fall.


Green Glamping - a sustainable and fun holiday option

The Secret Yurts

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.

 

If you want go down to the woods today...why not visit the New Forest?

Less than 2 hrs rail or road journey heading South from London, Oxford or Bristol and you will be immersed in a 1000 year old Forest & Heathland area which has kept its roots steeped in tradition while coping with the inevitable onset of tourism and recreation which an area of natural beauty cannot easily resist.  Britain's smallest National Park has many organisations protecting the interests of conservation and grazing while promoting the benefits of outdoor recreation at the same time. 

Competition now closed - Win a complimentary day ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Children to GreenWood Forest Park,

Greenwood Forest Green Dragon Roller Coaster

Visit GreenWood Forest Park, North Wales’ leading family adventure park, Set in 17 magical acres, discover for yourself why it’s an award winning full day out.

Jump aboard the world’s only people powered roller coaster, zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales, enjoy the Jungle Boat Adventure and discover the super bouncy Giant Jumper. Plus, explore the turrets of TreeTop Towers, take off your socks and shoes for the BareFoot Trail or take a ride on the zippy Moon Karts. Smaller tots will also find adventure in the Little Forest PlayBarn, Toddler’s Village, Tunnel Warren and the Little Green Run.

Earth Day highlights need for sustainable future

The Earth Day Network throws spotlight on initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions 22nd April, London/New York – Today marks the 46th Earth Day, a movement which inspires initiatives to reduce the earth’s CO2 emissions and encourage the adoption of renewable resources. To commemorate the day, Earth Day Network begins its Plant the Trees campaign, which aims to encourage people to plant trees in their communities. The campaign's ultimate goal is to reach 7.8 billion trees around the world by 2020.