Category Archives: UK

Glamping it up in the New Forest

by Linda Hull Following a fun February half term trip to London, using the tried and tested Premier Inn and Pizza Express combo, and a stay at home Easter, we were ready for something different for May half term.  One … Continue reading

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So who’s a happy camper now? Meon Springs Yurt Village, reviewed

Let it be said: I’m not a happy camper. It’s the faff of it all – the packing, the assembling, the disassembling – that puts me off. Add to that the lack of comfort (for all the blow-up mattresses in … Continue reading

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A high five for the Legoland Hotel

It has to be said that my relationship with the Legoland Hotel did not get off to the best of starts.  Like many young boys, my son, Leo, is a Lego fanatic. My wife and I knew taking him to … Continue reading

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The Trunki Files 2014 Hotlist Part 2: The UK

Perhaps now, when Brits are still sodden and weary from another terrible winter, is not the best time to be extolling the virtues of a staycation. But we have to believe the weather will get better and that another scorching … Continue reading

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Do it for the dessert-trolley: the Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove, reviewed

Imagine being able to travel back in time for your next family holiday. Dinosaurs instead of Devon? Romans rather than Ramsgate? Camelot, not Corfu? How cool would that be? Alas, whilst I know of no Tardis available for hire, I … Continue reading

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Reviewed! Legoland hotel, Windsor

by Cassie Martin Once upon a time, my idea of a perfect hotel break would have been a four poster bed, spa bath and long lie in followed by delicious breakfast. But hey, things change once you have kids and … Continue reading

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7 ways to spend 7 days in North Cornwall… and 1 lovely place to stay

The minute you have your first child, you know you will be spending one, if not all, of your summer holidays in Cornwall. In fact, for many families, it becomes their default destination. Far enough away to feel exotic but … Continue reading

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Woodhey Hall, Cheshire: accommodation review

by Lynsey Van Foreest In August 2012, we descended on wonderfully rural Cheshire for an Anglo-Dutch get-together for my dad’s 70th. After weeks of searching, I stumbled upon the website of Woodhey Hall dairy farm and its fabulous 17th-century barns. … Continue reading

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Birdforth Hall, North Yorkshire: accommodation review

by Linda Hull Family gatherings on a large scale can be interesting, particularly without the glue of Christmas to hold them together.  However a great house (actually two houses) in an even greater location at the heart of God’s Own … Continue reading

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Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe: accommodation review

A couple of months ago, I was asked to recommend somewhere for a half term holiday. The brief, from Dad-of-two Steve Clift, read as follows: “need massive indoor swimming pool to entertain/exhaust young kids, nice food, rain plan and low … Continue reading

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