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Doodle It and Go Chalk Books - ideal for colouring in the car

Doodle It And Go

As cries of, "Are we nearly there yet?" echo across the country, we take a look at a product which could silence those bored in the back. If the children are keen on colouring in the car but you're not so keen on the mess, then the Doodle It and Go is the perfect solution.

The beautiful eight-page books come with a set of 4 ZeroDust™ Butterstix chalks; dust-free and pastel-like they glide easily on most non-porous surfaces leaving no stains, no mess and no dust. The Doodle It and Go Chalk Books are available with a choice of covers and each has a Velcro tab closure.

They provide an endless outlet for your child’s creativity whilst at the same time saving paper. 

Every weekend is a holiday with Shorewood Leisure Group

Every weekend is a holiday with Shorewood Leisure Group

Are you dreaming of taking holidays all year round? Wanting to escape to your own luxury static caravan or lodge every weekend? 

You could make that dream a reality at one of our five-star premier leisure parks perfectly situated on the Yorkshire coast; Hornsea, Aldbrough or North Bay Leisure Park. These park are three of the finest, offering affordable static caravan holiday homes and luxury lodges. Our coastal parks offer a unique and tranquil experience for all the family.

Hornsea Leisure Park has a range of luxury holiday homes set in immaculate, spacious pitches that benefit from panoramic sea views. This park is cycle friendly so you can really take advantage of the scenery.  

The secret to warm and happy guests all year round

Sunrise at The Secret Yurts

In the depths of winter we all long for those halcyon, warm days of holidays.

Find out how one glamping site in rural Wales has used innovative renewable technology to provide warmth to its guests all year round, minus the high heating prices and servicing costs, and gets a nice return through a Government incentive on the side.

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The Phillips’ run www.thesecretyurts.co.uk, a holiday business in the heart of the Welsh countryside

Eat Dirt on Exmoor; Exciting Bank Holiday Thrills

Mountain Bike ride “Eat Dirt on Exmoor”, organised by Calvert Trust Exmoor

A group of Mountain Bike enthusiasts from across the South West and beyond took to the Exmoor hills for a new May Day bank holiday ride,  “Eat Dirt on Exmoor”, organised by Calvert Trust Exmoor.

195 cyclists took part in the ride, raising over £3,000 between them, with more sponsorship still coming in. Much of the 25 mile main route took riders through areas of Exmoor not normally open to the general public, thanks to the Hollam, New Invention and Broford Estates allowing special access for this event.

The circular route started in Dulverton following the route of the River Barle up to Tarr Steps, then up onto the moor, south east to the river Exe and then back into Dulverton for the finish line.

All aboard Steam on the Dock - the UK’s only inner-city steam rally at Albert Dock Liverpool

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Train

 

Toot those whistles one and all as Steam on the Dock chugs into Albert Dock Liverpool from May 6-8. Step aboard an authentic steam train and steamboat from a bygone age, and be amazed by a symphonic spectacular of live music, steam and sparks - it’s full steam ahead to the UK’s only inner-city steam rally, which takes over the North West’s most-visited free tourist attraction for a free weekend of wonder for families and steam enthusiasts alike.

A home from home – with added castle

Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has opened up a historic holiday home for the first time in 25 years.

Ardlochan Lodge, in the grounds of the renowned Culzean Castle and Country Park near Maybole in Ayrshire, was built around 1830 but has lain empty and uninhabitable since 1991.

Now, as part of an ongoing ‘masterplan’ to enhance the wider property, significant works were undertaken at the Lodge over 16 weeks to bring it back into use as a holiday cottage.


Castleton Caravan Club Site

Castleton Caravan Club Site is set within the heart of Peak National Park and is an ideal location for a family holiday to unplug and rediscover the great outdoors, get lost on nature trails and to get your wellies dirty with the whole family. The site has breath-taking views of the local countryside and boosts, toilet and shower facilities as well as wi-fi and laundry services so campers and caravanners have a comfortable visit.

The site is ideally located for lots of family fun actives such as cycling around the peak district, seeing how high you can climb on the rock climbing walls and discovering the underground rock formations in the local potholes.

Put a spring in your step with Arboretum visit

From late March and throughout April, the Arboretum will be celebrating the arrival of Spring, and it is running Easter holiday activities for children, hosting a plant fair and vintage handmade gift market, and serving up delicious homemade meals.

A variety of activities will be available for younger visitors throughout the Easter holidays. They include a free Easter trail, available from the 25 - 28 March, which will encourage children to explore the Arboretum’s extensive grounds to hunt for hidden clues. All participating children will receive a chocolate treat.

Continuing on the spring theme, little green fingers can get busy at the ‘Children’s Potting Shed’, where they can decorate their own pots and plant seeds to take home, from 25 March – 8 April.

Heart of the Lakes celebrate Potter’s birthday with ‘Yew Tree Farm’ giveaway

Yew Tree Farm Self Catering Cottage Accommodation, Lake District

 

The Lake District’s most successful self-catering cottage company, Heart of the Lakes, is honouring one of the region’s greatest literary figures by giving away a holiday in the 17th century farmhouse she once owned.  Beatrix Potter, who would have turned 150 years old on 28th June this year, bequeathed the property, Yew Tree Farm, to the National Trust.  It famously featured in the 2006 film, ‘Miss Potter’, starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

Green Tourism in the New Forest: Eco Friendly Accommodation

 

There’s a lot to consider when planning an eco friendly holiday. From the transport you choose to get you there to the accommodation in which you stay and the activities you do during your break, every part of your holiday has an environmental implication. For those travellers who seek to make their holiday as environmentally friendly as possible, one of the most important considerations is your carbon footprint.